Hotel & General Information

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Conference 2014 will be held at...
The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

Hotel Accommodations

Hotel accommodations are NOT included in the registration fee. 
Please make your room reservations directly with the hotel.

The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City

1250 South Hayes Street
Arlington, VA 22202

NARTS Special Conference Room Rates
$159 Single  $179 Double  $199 Triple  $219 Quad
plus 10% tax or prevailing rates.

Check in is after 3 PM. Check out is 12 Noon.
Complimentary High Speed Internet in Guest Rooms for NARTS Attendees.
Reservations are available on a first-come, first-served basis and MUST be made by June 11, 2014 in order to assure the NARTS discounted rates.

Posted 6/12/14: Although we are past our cut-off date for room reservations, the hotel will continue to honor our discounted group rate as long as there is availability. Only King rooms are available on Wed. 6/25 and Thurs. 6/26. To book a room on those dates you MUST phone the hotel directly at the number below. Online reservations will show sold-out for those two days.  
 

Phone Reservations

Call 877.810.7342

This is a direct number to our group reservations manager.
She is available Mon-Fri from 8 AM to 4:30 PM EST. 
If you get voicemail, please leave a message and she will return your call.


Identify yourself as a NARTS attendee to receive our group rates

 

Online Reservations

Use the links below for the ONLY way to make online reservations at our group rate. Click the link for the number of people per room.

Single  — King Bed - 1  guest per room
Double — King or Two Double Beds - 2 guests per room
Triple   — Two Double Beds - 3 guests per room
Quad    — Two Double Beds - 4 guests per room

Click on "Room & Accessibility Preferences" to select King or 2 Double Beds

Note: Rooms with 2 Double Beds are starting to sell out, make your reservations now!.

General Information

Room Share

Room share is a good way to make new friends while sharing expenses. If you wish to share a room with another participant, please post a notice on the NARTS Facebook group.

Airport Transportation / Driving Directions & Parking

Reagan National Airport (DCA) is 2.5 miles/10 minutes from The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City. Taxi fare is approximately $10 each way. The Metro is approximately $1.95 per person, each way - travel time is 5 minutes. There is a Metro station located directly across the street from the front entrance of the hotel - the name of the station is Pentagon City on the yellow and blue lines. For driving directions and map to the hotel Click Here. Discounted Valet parking for NARTS attendees is $29 overnight or $19 day use only. The hotel does not have self-parking.

What to Wear

Getting To Know You: Come as you are - comfy and casual!
Resale Bus Tour: Casual & comfy. VERY comfortable shoes!
"Sweet Treats" Dessert Party: Evening Attire - Ladies... Cocktail dress or dressy pant outfit. This is a good time to bring out your strappy sandals and glitzy jewelry! Men... Suits or Sport Coats, Dress Shirt & Slacks - Ties are not required.
Conference Sessions: Business Professional
Sunday Night: Casual Attire - Slacks, Capris, Jeans or Skirts with a lightweight jacket or sweater... whatever you are comfortable in and don't forget your Dancin' shoes!

Weather

The temperature in the Washington, DC area the end of June averages from the low 70's to the mid 80's. 

IMPORTANT REMINDER:

Meeting rooms are always cool and buses are air conditioned, so PLEASE bring a sweater and/or jacket to assure your comfort!  If you dress for the outdoor temps, you'll be chilly inside the meeting rooms.

What to Pack

Business cards... to exchange with your peers.
Business checks & credit cards... for your shopping trip through SourceMart and for all the bargains at Auction!
Extra tote bag or suitcase... so you can pack all the papers and goodies you accumulated during Conference.
Info Share handouts... your ads, policies, store newsletters, etc. Bring 200 copies or what you can spare.

For more information about Info Share please visit our FAQ page.

Meeting Ambassadors

Greeters will be outside opening events to welcome you, answer questions, introduce you to others and make sure your first NARTS meeting is a positive experience. For more information about Meeting Ambassadors read our FAQs First time attendees will enjoy reading about My First Meeting

Confirmation

Online registrants will receive a printable confirmation/receipt via email. If you register by mail your confirmation/receipt will be sent via email or mail from the NARTS office.

Registration & Badges

Registration will be held at The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City on the Second level, beginning Friday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. For your convenience, we will offer late registration on Friday from 8 to 8:30 PM and Saturday from 8 to 8:45 AM. All name badges must be picked up on-site during registration. Badges will not be mailed in advance. Each registered attendee must pick up their own badge. Be sure to have a valid photo ID available at registration. Name badges are required for admittance to all conference functions.

Cancellation Policy

NO REFUNDS will be granted AFTER June 9, 2014 FOR ANY REASON. There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to this policy, under ANY CIRCUMSTANCES. No shows will not be refunded. Substitutes welcome with notice from original registrant—the difference between member and non member price will be charged if a non member replaces a member. Written cancellations received NO LATER than June 9, 2014 will be refunded less a $100 processing fee per person - including full guest packages.

Conference Policy/Disclaimer

NARTS does NOT allow any function (tour, event or auxiliary meeting) that conflicts with any scheduled Conference function. We reserve the right to postpone, delay or cancel ANY function conflicting with an official NARTS function.

Conference attendees and registered guests agree to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate for a gathering of resale professionals. Inappropriate or disruptive behavior may result in the person being asked to leave the event or facility and prohibit further Conference attendance at the sole discretion of the Staff and/or Board of NARTS.

Board, staff or attendees may be photographing during Conference and posting photos on social media. Conference attendees and registered guests agree to allow their image to be used by NARTS in Association publications, Website, social media and in marketing and promotional materials. Other attendees may also post your image on their or other Websites and/or social media sites. If you notice someone taking your photo and wish to opt out, please ask them to stop and/or delete your photo from their camera or device.

Special Accommodations

If you or your registered guest have a special medical dietary requirement and/or a disability that may require accommodation to fully participate AND you failed to indicate it on your registration form, please email or call our meeting planner, Adele Meyer at: 800.544.0751. Special accommodation needs MUST be submitted by June 1, 2014 and special/medical dietary needs by June 9, 2014.

No Smoking Policy

For the comfort and health of all attendees... all NARTS functions will be smoke-free. This includes educational sessions, workshops and all food functions. Also, please honor the smoking policy of the hotel.

Responsible Drinking Policy

Alcoholic beverages are a part of some social events during NARTS Conference. An individual’s decision to partake is a matter of personal choice and is neither encouraged nor discouraged by the Association. Reasonable and appropriate measures are taken by NARTS to ensure that consumption occurs in a safe and responsible manner. All attendees are expected to exercise good judgment in their consumption of alcohol at NARTS events.

"Resale...A Monumental Industry!" is coordinated, planned and administered solely by NARTS for its members and other interested resale industry professionals.

Tax Deductibility: Educational expenses are tax deductible. All expenses of Continuing Education (including registration fees, travel, meals and lodging) taken to maintain and improve professional skills are tax deductible according to Treasury Regulation 1.162-5 Coughlin vs. Commissioner, 203 F2d 307. Please consult your tax advisor for further information.

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