APIC has negotiated with a number of hotels in order to offer you the most competitive conference rates. All conference hotels are conveniently located in Downtown Philadelphia.
The Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is located approximately 10 miles from downtown Philadelphia. A one-way light rail ride costs $6.75 and taxi rides are flat rate of $29; please verify with a local taxi operator before your trip.
Importance of staying within the APIC 2019 Room Block
Official APIC Annual 2019 Hotels
APIC has partnerships in place with the following hotels, in order to provide the best rates and convenience for your stay in Philadelphia. APIC has negotiated discounted rates at all hotels; the APIC rates are below standard guest rates quoted at the hotels as long as you are using the APIC Annual 2019 housing website.
APIC 2019 Housing is now open.
Official APIC Annual 2019 Housing Benefits
APIC has negotiated special rates and benefits for conference attendees at the following hotels. Not only are these hotels closest to the Philadelphia Convention Center, but APIC attendees benefit in several other ways:
- Significant discounts on standard guest room rates
- Flexible booking policies
- Simplified ability to make reservation changes, without penalties
- Lower overall costs; commissions you normally pay to travel sites go straight to the association, which lowers overall attendee conference costs
When you stay in APIC’s block of guest rooms, APIC is able to contract premier facilities such as the Philadelphia Convention Center while keeping registration costs low. Your support by booking your room within the APIC Annual 2019 guest room block is greatly appreciated.
Don’t Be Fooled! Hotel Reservation Scam Information
The APIC 2019 Philadelphia Housing Bureau is a part of the Philadelphia Convention and Visitors’ Bureau (CVB). It is the ONLY official housing bureau for the APIC Annual Conference, and is handling all hotel reservations for the conference. Reservations may be accessed through our official link which will be posted in early December.
Any communications coming from the Philadelphia Housing Bureau will be from “@experient-inc.com” or identified as “APIC 2019 – Philadelphia Housing Bureau”. Emailed hotel reservation acknowledgments will be from Experient, the official housing provider for the Philadelphia Housing Bureau.
Please do not give your credit card information or make any reservations with any other housing bureau, housing company or convention housing/travel company appearing to represent Philadelphia, the Philadelphia Housing Bureau, APIC, and/or the APIC 2019 – Philadelphia Housing Bureau. These companies, frequently based out of Las Vegas and going by names such as Exposition Housing, Expo Housing Group, Convention Housing, et al., appear to offer lower rates for hotel rooms and are a SCAM. We are not able to verify the authenticity of such companies, and will not be able to provide resolution to issues related to such reservations.
Warning about unaffiliated hotels and third-party booking agencies
Please be aware that exhibitors often are solicited by unaffiliated hotels or third-party housing agencies to book hotel reservations. The APIC 2019 Annual Conference site is the only official booking website and any solicitations or communications regarding hotel bookings from non-APIC employees should not be considered valid. When APIC is notified of these solicitations, we immediately demand a cease and desist of such practices.
Here are some of the companies to watch out for:
- Convention Housing Authority
- Corporate Booking Services (CBS Inc)
- Events Plus Corporate
- Exhibitor Housing Management
- Exhibitor Housing Services
- Expo Housing Services
- Global Expo
- Global Expo Travel, Inc.
- Global Housing Services Corporation
- Global Travel Partners
- Hotel Roomerz
- International Events
- National Hotels Association/National Travel Associates
- Skyline Housing
Please report any unauthorized solicitations to Katie Kostiuk via email at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
These groups often advertise a lower rate than is promoted by APIC for the official APIC 2019 hotels. In some circumstances, these reservations have non-refundable or pre-payment requirements and harsh and unforgiving cancellation policies. In some cases, reservations do not even exist at the time of check-in at the booked hotel. For these reasons, and to support APIC official partners to ensure a quality experience, we encourage you to book your reservations through this website.
Please contact the APIC Annual Conference team with any questions or concerns regarding this issue.
Conference Hotel Map
Convention Center Parking
Pennsylvania Convention Center
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
There are many parking options, including garages and surface lots, which are conveniently located within blocks of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. The rates for parking along the perimeter of the building vary.
We recommend that you contact the Philadelphia Parking Authority for the closest lots and garages and for the current rate schedules to assist with planning your visit.
Below are links to other parking lots and garages in the Convention Center District. These lots are not affiliated with the Pennsylvania Convention Center, but they are located within walking distance of our facility.
- ABM Parking
- Central Parking System
- Parkway Corporation
- Park America
- Convention Center Parking Facility
Catch the SEPTA Regional Rail to Center City Philadelphia available at all Terminals. The trip takes approximately 20-25 minutes and costs only $6.75. For additional information and schedules please click here: www.septa.org/welcome/airport.html or www.septa.org/key/updates/airport-quick-trips.html
To view all times and stops please visit: septa.org/schedules/rail/pdf/air.pdf
Shuttles from Philadelphia International Airport
Liberty Bell Airport Shuttle provides service to and from the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), including door-to-door service to all residences and hotels in Center City and University city.
Philadelphia Sightseeing Tours provides a shuttle for airport transportation. It is $20 one way to all Center City Hotels and $35 round trip. Call 215-922-2300 for more information.
The average fare from the airport to downtown is approximately $29 before gratuity. Taxis are located outside of baggage claim. Follow marked signed for “taxicabs”. One way trips to downtown take between 15-30 minutes.
Ride-sharing companies such as Uber and Lyft also service the Philadelphia International Airport and Philadelphia area.