Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information

The 2018 RECS will be held at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, DC. The hotel is centrally located to downtown Washington DC and provides easy access to local transportation, airports, and train stations. For more information, please visit the Renaissance Hotel website.

A block of rooms has been reserved at a discounted rate for RECS attendees.The discounted room rate at the hotel is $253 per night (single or double occupancy) plus applicable state and local taxes. To receive this discounted rate, attendees must make reservations with the hotel by Friday‚ May 11‚ 2018. After that date‚ reservations will be accepted on a space available basis and may be at a significantly higher rate.

To make hotel reservations, participants can contact the Renaissance Hotel by phone at (202) 898-9000, using the group name "2018 RECS" when making your reservations to receive the discounted room rate. Additionally, reservations can be made through the hotel's online reservation system. The group code for the discounted conference room rate will automatically be applied when you make your reservation online through the link provided above.

You will be asked to provide a valid credit card number at the time of reservation to hold your sleeping room. Please use this opportunity to express your room and bedding preferences. The hotel will assign specific room types upon check-in‚ based on availability. Upon check-in you will be required to present a valid credit card to cover your accommodations and incidental charges during your stay.

Travel Information


Three major airports serve the Washington, DC area: Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA), Dulles International (IAD), and Baltimore/Washington International (BWI). The most convenient airport to the conference location is Reagan National‚ located approximately four miles from the conference hotel. Dulles airport is located approximately 27 miles from the hotel and BWI airport is located approximately 32 miles from the hotel.

Train Travel


Amtrak service is available into Washington, DC via Union Station. Amtrak is a convenient option for many people who will be traveling from various points along the East Coast. To make Amtrak reservations, call (800) USA-RAIL or visit Amtrak.

MARC Train

MARC Train Service is also available into Washington, DC via Union Station. Service areas include Harford County, Maryland; Baltimore City; Washington, DC; Brunswick, Maryland; Frederick, Maryland. Most MARC Train Service operates Monday through Friday only. Weekend service is available on the Penn line only. Tickets can be purchased at Quik Trak machines, Amtrak Ticket Agents, Commuter Direct Ticket Agents or Online at Commuter Direct. For more information, visit the MARC Train website.


Shuttle service is available to the hotel from the local airports. Shuttle reservations can be made by calling 800- BLUE-VAN or via the Internet at SuperShuttle. Advance reservations from the airport to the hotel are not required. The SuperShuttle pick-up location is located at Ground Transportation of all area airports. Approximate shared ride fares are as follows:

  • From Reagan National Airport (DCA) - $15 one way
  • From Dulles International Airport (IAD) - $29 one way
  • From Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) - $39 one way


Taxi stands are located near the baggage claims of all area airports and at the front entrance of Union Station. Approximate fares to the hotel are as follows:

  • From Reagan National Airport (DCA) - $30
  • From Dulles International Airport (IAD) - $75
  • From Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI) - $100
  • From Union Station - $24


The Renaissance Hotel is accessible via Washington, DC's Metro system. The closest Metro stop is the Gallery Place/Chinatown station, which is accessible via the Red, Yellow, and Green lines. The Metro Rail System map is a great tool that can help you navigate your way through the DC Metro system. Use the trip planner on the Metro Rail website for detailed directions.

Driving Directions

Please click here to customize your driving directions from your location. The Renaissance Hotel offers onsite parking for $35/day and valet parking for $53.10/day. There are additional parking garages and above-ground parking lots within close vicinity of the hotel.