A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt Regency Bethesda at a special rate for your convenience. In addition to saving you time and money, staying at the conference location will give you convenient access to technical session rooms and social functions, allowing plenty of informal networking opportunities with your colleagues.
Conference Location and Hotel
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
1 Bethesda Metro Center
7400 Wisconsin Avenue
Bethesda, MD 20814
Accommodations must be secured by August 1, 2022.
The Hyatt Regency Bethesda is perfectly located atop the Bethesda Metro station. Unwind in contemporary, beautifully appointed rooms and suites with impressive views of the community courtyard or downtown Bethesda. Enjoy spa-inspired baths and spacious workstations. This upscale hotel is close to destinations across Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, D.C. Walk to the shops of Bethesda Row or drive ten minutes to the National Institutes of Health. Amenities include self-parking for cars and van-accessible self-parking, as well as accessible transportation with advanced notice.
Bethesda is a destination in the Greater Washington, D.C. area that is known for its unique shops and arts venues. The area is pedestrian-friendly. A 20-minute walk will take visitors from one end of the downtown to another. Bethesda is the number one dining destination for local residents. The lively downtown scene is home to nearly 200 restaurants that showcase diverse cuisine from around the world.
The free Bethesda Circulator shuttle bus service runs every 10 to 15 minutes and connects riders to various points downtown, including the Metro, shops, restaurants, and parking. The Circulator hours are Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
There are 17 public parking garages and lots, visible with a blue "P" sign. Payment is requested Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Garage parking is $1.25 per hour at the Bethesda Avenue and Elm Street Garage, St. Elmo Avenue and Cordell Avenue Garage, and Waverly Street Garage. Surface lot parking is $1.50 per hour, and long-term garage parking is $1.00 per hour. Parking is free in public garages and lots on Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays. Various private garages and valet parking are also options.
Free guides, which provide helpful information on countless restaurants, cultural attractions, and transportation, are available from the Bethesda Urban Partnership. For on-site guidance, visit Bethesda.org on your smart phone and use the mobile website to help you select a restaurant or find parking.
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