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Hotel and Travel Information

  The Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel and the Hilton Palm Springs Resort are holding a limited number of rooms for conference attendees and exhibitors until Tuesday, January 24, 2017. Rooms may sell out before this date, so make your reservations early. The room rate is $189 per night for single/double occupancy, U.S. funds. This rate does not include taxes (16.89% applicable tax). Check-in is at 4 pm and check-out is 12 noon at both hotels. The special conference group rate will be in effect three days before and after the conference for those arriving early or extending their stay to enjoy the area.

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Renaissance Palm Springs — Room Block Sold Out

The Renaissance Palm Springs keeps you close to all the action, situated next to the Palm Springs Convention Center, which will serve as the home of AMSA's General and Educations Sessions, receptions and Evening of the Stars, and the ever-popular Expo. You'll enjoy their spacious Guest Rooms & Suites and superb downtown location. The Renaissance is also home to the largest pool and pool-deck in the city. The hotel doesn’t charge a resort fee. Complimentary internet access in guest rooms is available to all conference attendees staying at this property. To inquire about availability, call (800) 468-3571.

Hilton Palm Springs Resort — Room Block Sold Out

The Hilton Palm Springs Resort gives you another fine hotel option just one block from the Palm Springs Convention Center and the heart of the AMSA conference. This stunning desert retreat is situated at the foot of the spectacular San Jacinto Mountains, and is closer to the downtown restaurants and shops. During your down time, you can work out in the modern fitness center, rejuvenate at Elements Spa or simply relax with a cocktail from the Al Fresco bar by the outdoor pool. All rooms are subject to the $1.14 utility tax. The resort fee is waived. Complimentary internet access in guest rooms is available to all conference attendees staying at this property.

The good news: we're on our way to a great conference turnout. The bad news: we've sold out our room block at the Renaissance and the Hilton. Don't worry, there are nearby hotel options within 1 mile of the convention center:

Courtyard Palm Springs (.5 mile away)
Address: 1300 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Phone: (760) 322-6100

Palm Mountain Resort (1 mile away)
Address: 155 South Belardo, Palm Springs, California 92262
Phone: (760) 325-1301

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Suite Reservations

A number of suites are available for private entertaining at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel and the Hilton Palm Springs Resort. Companies wishing to hold private parties should plan to schedule these on Sunday, February 26, and Monday, February 27, any time after 7:30 pm. To reserve a suite, please contact Racquel Codling, director of meetings and sales, at (703) 706-4695 or rcodling@moving.org.

About Palm Springs

This sun drenched desert oasis vacation destination is returning to its glory days as a Hollywood playground, a central gathering spot for modern architectural design aficionados, musicians and artists drawn by nature's inspiration, and an increasing crowd of cool-seekers.

It could be the surge of super hip (and becoming super large) events like the Palm Springs International Film Festival, Modernism Week, and Coachella and Stagecoach Music Festivals. Or the openings of incredibly unique museums such as the Architecture and Design Center in downtown Palm Springs, or nearby Sunnylands, with a public garden and walking paths inspired by Vincent Van Gogh's paintings.

Perhaps it's the parties… pool parties in the summer, cocktail parties by the pool in winter. Mai Tais at tiki bars. S'mores by firepits in the evening under the stars. Bachelorette parties abound. This is where people get away to.

Maybe it's the Hollywood glitz and glamour. The Rat Pack lived, loved and played here…it doesn't get any better than that. Stars such as Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope and Lucille Ball all built homes here (that you can now rent!), adding a touch of stardust. Wearing a favorite vintage outfit, shopping for midcentury modern treasures in Uptown Design District, dining alfresco in downtown bistros under the warm sun… now that's a vacation.

But frantic and hurried it is not. The pace is relaxed, the colors are saturated by the warm desert light, and the living is easy. Nestled at the base of the majestic San Jacinto Mountains, the City of Palm Springs is the ancestral home of the Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians. The streets, lined with palm trees, are perfect for exploring boutique shops, art galleries and museums while soaking up the warm sunshine.

If this isn't enough to entice you… soar to the top of Mount San Jacinto on the world famous Palm Springs Aerial Tramway, play a round of golf at one of hundreds of top area golf courses, or hike the ancient palm groves of the Indian Canyons. In the evening, stroll the year-round Villagefest, then relax with (of course) a swim under the evening stars.

For more information, visit the Palm Springs Bureau of Tourism.

What to Pack

Business casual dress for education sessions and networking events is encouraged. The temperature range in Palm Springs during late February to early March is in the mid 80s (daytime) to the mid 60s (nighttime).


Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel: Self-parking is $12 per night and valet parking is $22 per night.

Hilton Palm Springs Resort: Self-parking is $18 per night and valet parking is $25 per night.

Travel Information

Palm Springs is centrally located in Inland Southern California, and is an easy two-hour drive from Los Angeles and San Diego. Once you arrive to Palm Springs, you will find that the city is pedestrian friendly, and many of the hotels offer bicycle rentals and shuttle service. Click here to download a map of Palm Springs.

Daily flights available from Palm Springs International Airport throughout the U.S. and Canada arrive into Palm Springs International with travelers from 500 places around the globe. The world-class airport welcomes over 1.5 million passengers a year who experience a new way of flying… shorter lines, friendly staff, stunning desert vistas and airport amenities including an outdoor courtyard, dining and retail. The airport is just a 4-minute drive from the AMSA conference.

United Airlines Discount

United Airlines is the official carrier for AMSA's 98th Annual Education Conference & Expo. United offers discounted fares for any United Airlines, Inc. flights, including first class. To take advantage of these discounted fares, make your reservations by calling United Reservations Meetings Desk at (800) 426-1122 or by booking your reservations online via united.com. Please note: If you book your reservations by contacting the United Reservations Meetings Desk, you will be charged a $25 per ticket service fee. If you book your reservations online via united.com you will receive an additional discount without being charged a service fee. Please provide the Z Code and Agreement Code ZXQS434836 to obtain your discount. You or your travel agent should make your airline reservations today as seats may be limited. Mileage plus members receive full credit for all miles flown when attending this conference.

Avis Rental Car Discount

Rent your car with Avis Worldwide Discount and receive up to 25% off. Present the AWD # D112759 when you call Avis directly at (800) 331-1600 or visitAvis Discount for the 2017 Annual Education Conference & Expo-02/17to receive the best possible car rental rates available. The discount is available from 7 days before until 7 days after the event dates with unlimited free mileage.

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Click here for ground transportation options, including shuttles, taxis and rental cars.