Travel & Hotel Information

Get ready for some Southern California sunshine and four days that will forever impact your life!

The Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa is our Conference hotel for 2020. This modern Southern California resort is conveniently located just steps away from the restaurants and shops of Fashion Island. You’ll also have easy access to nearby attractions like Balboa Island and Corona Del Mar State Beach. Every hotel room includes a small fridge and features plush bedding, flat-screen TVs, Wi-Fi and windows that reveal views of the golf course, the city or the ocean. When you want to relax, pamper yourself in the hotel’s day spa, take a dip in the outdoor pools or work out in the gym.

This is a prime hotel in an amazing beach location with nearly endless amenities. We are fortunate to have negotiated an amazing group hotel rate of $193 (+taxes/fees) per night. We also negotiated to have the $33 daily resort fee waived, which brings extra savings to you. You’ll have free access to the spa, fitness/yoga classes, internet access, and hotel shuttle service. (Thank you to Visit Newport Beach for sponsoring the daily resort fee!)

Hotel Reservations

To make reservations, please visit our group reservation site below. A one-night deposit is required at time of booking. Please see the ‘Notes’ section below for further information on deposits, cancellations, and debit holds.

Booking Late?

Just a reminder – the room block for our Annual Conferences fill up fast, so you may receive a ‘no rooms available’ message when you try to make your reservation.

Often what happens is that our room block ‘sells out’, and we simply need to open up/add more rooms. However, we don’t want to open up a whole new block of rooms and then not be able to fill it (we would be penalized for that), so it is much better this late in the game to adjust the reservations one by one.

All you need you to do is follow the same reservation link, and make a reservation – any reservation – within the block. The site may not allow you to book within the rate for the duration of your stay, so book as much of your stay as the site allows.

Once your reservation is confirmed, email your reservation confirmation number, the name the reservation is under, and the dates you wish to stay, to, and we can adjust your departure date on our end and get you a new confirmation. If you are booking within the last few weeks before the conference and no rooms appear to be available, simply contact us at the email above for assistance.

Getting Here

Experience Southern California from our conference hotel Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa.

Given the premier location, we are fortunate to have secured an amazing group rate of just $193 (+taxes/fees)/night and no resort fee thanks to Visit Newport Beach for sponsoring it.


To make reservations, please visit our group reservation site. A one-night deposit* is required at time of booking.

John Wayne/Orange County (SNA)

There are four airports near the Conference hotel to choose from:

  • John Wayne [SNA] (5 miles)
  • Long Beach [LGB] (25 miles)
  • Los Angeles [LAX] (44 miles)
  • Ontario [ONT] (51 miles)

Los Angeles

Hotel Parking
For those parking a car at the hotel, we’ve negotiated a $15 daily self-parking rate (normally $35).

Driving Directions
Need driving directions from any of these airports to the conference hotel? Click here.


A credit card is required to hold reservation. As of January 1, 2020 a deposit equal to one night’s room and tax will be charged at the time a guest makes a room reservation. Upon check-in, this deposit will be applied towards the guest’s bill.

Deposits paid by guests are refundable if notice is received by Hotel at least three (3) days prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.

Those using a debit card at check-in will have an immediate hold for funds placed on their checking account by their financial institution. The amount held will be less than or equal to the total of the room (+taxes/fees), plus $75 per day to cover incidental charges. Funds may be held by your financial institution for up to 5 business days or longer after check out before being released. We suggest that guests authorize a credit card at check-in, and then pay with a debit card at check out to avoid unnecessary holds on your account.

Resort Fee: Complimentary thanks to Visit Newport Beach, saving you $33 per night!

Hotel room rates do not include the destination fee (currently $33.00 per room, per night, plus applicable state and local taxes). The following items are included in the destination fee:

  • Full Access to Pure Blu Day Spa ($30.00 per guest per day)
  • In-Room Bottled Water Refreshed Daily ($5.00 per bottle)
  • Daily Bike Rentals ($30.00 per guest for 2 hours)
  • Shuttle Service to Corona Del Mar Beach ($20.00 per guest)
  • Complimentary Top-Tier Internet and Local & Domestic Long-Distance Phone Calls ($16.95 Per Night)
  • Press Reader – Access to thousands of online newspapers and magazines