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APMA is aware of fraudulent program websites that pose as official websites, along with unauthorized housing and registration companies attempting to solicit event attendees. Please note that these websites are scams and you should avoid sharing any personal and/or financial information with them. Booking your hotel through the links below is the ONLY way to ensure that you have a valid hotel reservation. Please see additional details below under “Housing Scam Alert.

Event Location

The National will be held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The center is located at 801 Allen Y. Lew Place (formerly Mt. Vernon Place) NW, Washington, DC 20001. All events for The National will be held here.

Headquarters Hotel

The National’s headquarters hotel is the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC. The property is connected to the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, allowing you to get to the meeting space while avoiding DC’s August humidity.

APMA has negotiated a special attendee rate of $259/night (up to double occupancy plus tax, currently 15.95 percent). To take advantage of this discounted price, book now: The deadline to book your room is July 16.

Nearby Hotels

The National is also offering room blocks at two nearby hotels: Residence Inn Washington Downtown Convention Center and Courtyard Washington Downtown Convention Center.

The Residence Inn Washington Downtown Convention Center ($239/night up to double occupancy plus tax; reservation link: The deadline to book your room is July 16.

The Courtyard Washington Downtown Convention Center ($219/night up to double occupancy plus tax; reservation link: The deadline to book your room is July 16.

Housing Scam Alert

Each year, APMA receives reports from members and exhibitors that companies claiming to be affiliated with The National or the host hotel have contacted them with offers to book discounted rooms. This year is no exception. We have been advised that several unaffiliated companies have again been aggressively pursuing attendees of The National with discounted hotel rooms through their company.

For your own protection, do not make reservations through any other housing provider or travel company. Many reports of false and deceptive activities by these companies abound; some things to be aware of:

  • Many of these companies cannot guarantee a reservation because they do not have contracts for room blocks with our conference hotel. They will contact a housing wholesaler to see if anything is available to resell to you.
  • Legitimate wholesalers cannot knowingly book show attendees into the show block. Only the official show housing provider can book within our room block. If the hotel determines that an attendee has been solicited or contacted by a wholesaler, they may increase the room rate to match or exceed the group rate or the reservation may be cancelled. A rate quote from a room broker is not a guaranteed rate.
  • Rooms booked through unauthorized housing companies most often are to be fully prepaid. Rather than a one-night or no deposit, an unauthorized company may require non-refundable payment of the full cost for the entire stay for each room booked at the time of booking. NEVER give your credit card information unless you are 100-percent certain you know who is on the other end to prevent unauthorized use of your information.
  • Reservation confirmations and numbers are often not available from these companies until less than a week before the arrival date. Even then, these may not guarantee that a room will be available when you arrive.
  • Name changes on reservations with unofficial wholesalers/room brokers may be difficult or impossible to make.
  • Our staff will not be able to assist attendees and exhibitors who have reserved rooms outside the block if problems result from booking through an unauthorized company.

Of course, this causes significant hardship and inconvenience to the individuals and their companies. Reservations made other than through the information provided by APMA will be at your own risk. If you have been contacted by another company purporting to represent one of our host hotels or APMA, please report them at 301-581-9200 or

We look forward to seeing you at The National!