The Conference Hotel is:
Hilton Miami Downtown
1601 Biscayne Blvd
Miami, FL 33132
Why Stay at the Conference Hotel?
The conference hotel is the hub of conference activities. It’s a short distance from presentations, it provides opportunities for networking with colleagues, and it makes it easy to return to your room when needed. But there are additional details you should be aware of before you consider booking at another hotel.
CMS makes every effort to keep registration fees at a minimum. One way this is done is to provide the conference hotel with a guarantee that a specific number of sleeping rooms will be occupied by our conference attendees. In exchange for the hotel room occupation, the property provides CMS with complimentary meeting space and other discounts. If the conference does not meet the contracted sleeping room commitment, as has happened in the very recent past, the hotel gets paid anyway. Unfilled rooms could cost CMS tens of thousands of dollars, and this places the registration fee under pressure to increase unreasonably in the future.
We know that, for many attendees, finding the lowest possible hotel rate is paramount, and we are aware that people sometimes choose lodging somewhere other than the conference hotel. However, before you book your hotel room for the CMS / ATMI / NACWPI / PKL National Conferences, please consider supporting the conference and your organization by staying at the conference hotel. As an incentive, a discounted registration fee is available to those who (1) reserve within the conference room block, (2) include their confirmation number at the time of registration, and (3) subsequently honor the reservation.
For single or double occupancy, the discounted conference room rate is $189/night plus applicable state and local taxes. An extra charge of $10 per person, per night will apply for triple or quadruple occupancy.
If you are sharing a room with another person, be sure that your name is added to the reservation. Be aware that if your name does not appear on the room reservation, you are not officially considered a guest of that hotel.
If you are interested in locating a roommate for the conference, consider utilizing the conference Roommate Finder.
The deadline to reserve rooms at the conference rate is Thursday, September 10, 2020. Rooms within the reserved conference block will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. CMS cannot guarantee rooms at the conference rate once the room block has been sold; thus, participants are encouraged to reserve well in advance of the final cutoff.
What Happens if the Hotel Sells out of Rooms Prior to the Reservation Deadline?
If this happens, CMS will try to negotiate with the hotel to add more rooms to its block. When this is not possible, conference organizers will explore the possibility of reserving an additional block of rooms at another hotel. Additional rooms are not guaranteed, however, and ultimately it is each attendee’s responsibility to make room reservations in a timely manner.
How to Reserve
A credit card is required at the time of reservation to hold a room but will not be charged at the time of reservation. You may make your reservation online by clicking here. Booking the conference hotel through this link is the only way that CMS will get credit for your booking.
Hotel Room Cancellation Fee
CMS strongly encourages attendees who book a guest room at the conference hotel, but who subsequently no longer need it (e.g., one finds a roommate or makes alternate lodging arrangements), to cancel their original hotel reservation as soon as such a decision is made. When one holds a room past the hotel reservation deadline, this prevents other attendees from booking the room. It also places CMS in a difficult position, as the organization may be required to pay for the unused room. To discourage this practice, attendees who cancel their guest room reservation(s) at the conference hotel within 30 days of the start of the conference (on or after September 22, 2020), will be assessed a $213.57 cancellation surcharge (the equivalent of one night's stay plus applicable tax) by CMS and will be obligated to pay it in order to pick up registration materials. When two or more persons are associated with a reservation, the cancellation fee will be divided equally amongst them and each will be responsible for their portion. In the event an attendee for whom this policy applies withdraws participation in the event, they will be billed for the fee.
Be Aware of Scams!
Neither the hotel nor CMS have authorized any third-party agents to represent them in booking rooms for attendees. Booking a room using the above link is the only reservation method guaranteed by the hotel to result in an actual reservation. Please be aware that phone and email scams exist which target conference attendees, and scammers may even attempt to impersonate a representative of CMS or the hotel. Please report such fraudulent activity to or (406) 721-9616.