The majority of the conference will take place in the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC) but there are also some sessions at various hotels, depending on the unit sponsoring them. Detailed location information for sessions is available in the Scheduler.
How to book a hotel room:
You must already be registered for the conference to reserve a hotel room.
If you are already registered, please access your personalized registration dashboard via your registration confirmation email to access the hotel booking system. Your password is your confirmation/attendee ID. Any registration-related questions can be directed to CompuSystems at 708-486-0706 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2017 Midwinter Meeting Hotels
|2017 Midwinter Meeting Hotels||
1. Omni Hotel at CNN Center - HQ
100 CNN Center
2. Westin Peachtree Plaza - CO-HQ
210 Peachtree Street, NW
3. Courtyard Atlanta Downtown
133 Carnegie Way, NW
4. Embassy Suites Centennial Park
267 Marietta Street
5. Hilton Atlanta
255 Courtland Street NE
6. Holiday Inn Express and Suites Atlanta Downtown
111 Cone Street, NW
7. Hyatt Regency Atlanta
265 Peachtree Street, NE
8. Atlanta Marriott Marquis
265 Peachtree Center Avenue
NMRT, APALA/AILA/CALA, COA
9. Sheraton Atlanta
165 Courtland Street, NE
The above rates do not inlcude the $5 state hotel-motel fee. For more information regarding this fee please visit https://dor.georgia.gov/state-hotel-motel-fee-faq#field_related_links-486-0
If you require accessibility assistance to book your housing, please call onPeak at 800-584-9047, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm CST.
Hotel Reservation Deadlines and Information
You must be registered for the Midwinter Meeting to make a housing reservation. Hotel reservation requests will be accepted until December 29, 2016, subject to availability. Rates are quoted for the room, not per person, and all rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Special rates are available only when you book directly with onPeak. All rooms are subject to applicable tax. All requests must include six choices. Make sure to give accurate dates of arrival and departure for everyone occupying the requested room. PLEASE NOTE: onPeak does not assume the responsibility of pairing guests for double occupancy or in multiple housing units. After December 29, 2016, onPeak will continue to make reservations on a space available basis only (i.e., register early to get the hotel of your choice).
Hotel Confirmations, Cancellations, or Changes
Confirmation of the room reservation will be acknowledged by the travel desk and sent within 72 hours. If you have any questions regarding your reservation, or to make changes or cancellations, contact onPeak at 800-584-9047, not the hotel. One night’s room and tax guarantee to a credit card is required to hold hotel reservations. All changes and/or cancellations prior to January 12, 2016, must be made through onPeak. After January 12, 2017, changes and cancels must be made direct to the hotel at least 72 hours prior to arrival date for most hotels.
Don’t Be A “No Show!”
If you have a confirmed room reservation and find that you are unable to attend the conference, be sure to notify the ALA Housing Desk or the hotel holding your reservation. If you don’t, the room will be left vacant (when it could be used by another attendee), and you will lose your deposit.
ALA is pleased to announce that our official contractors for registration and housing services are CompuSystems Inc. (registration) and onPeak (housing), who work with us to provide both exhibitors and attendees with new and expanded services to make the conference experience better.
Accept no substitutes!
Please be aware that there are companies out there that claim to provide housing and registration services for the ALA conferences that are not affiliated with ALA in any way. The chances are quite good that sometime soon you will receive a fax, e-mail transmission or phone call, if you haven't already, that offers you cut-rate housing. The author's apparent intent is to convince you that the offer is made on behalf of ALA. It is not. Many exhibitors have become the unwitting victims of these room block poachers who secure exhibitor lists from Internet Web sites and membership databases from the membership directories that associations produce.
DON'T BE MISLED! Housing for ALA's Annual Conference and Midwinter Meeting is handled exclusively by onPeak.
Everyone loves a bargain. Poaching housing blocks, however, is not about better prices - it is about highly suspect ethics and service.
When ALA secures sleeping rooms at hotels for our conferences we do so in order to assure that our attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated. We also need the hotels for meeting space for the numerous sessions. This involves contracting the rooms and space with many hotels, but doing so exposes us to cancellation and attrition policies. We hope you will support ALA's efforts to thwart the efforts of room block poachers when making your housing arrangements.
Thank you for your support.