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PLEASE NOTE - If you have problems making a reservation at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, please call ISPE Member Services at +1-813-960-2105 or ask@ispe.org.

Hotel Information 

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center – headquarters hotel
5701 Marinelli Road
Bethesda, Maryland 20852 USA
Tel: +1-301-822-9200
Fax: +1-301-822-9201
Hotel web site: www.bethesdanorthmarriott.com
Make reservations online at: http://www.bethesdanorthmarriott.com using group code PADPADA
Check in: 16.00
Check out: 12.00

The Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is adjacent to the Metro, and is convenient to Rockville, Washington and Bethesda.

Hotel Reservations

For room reservations at the Bethesda North Marriott, call +1-301-822-9200, 1-800-859-8003, or visit http://www.bethesdanorthmarriott.com and use group code PADPADA. When making your reservation by phone, mention the ICH Workshop for the group rate of $199 single/double. This rate is good until 7 September or until the room block is full, whichever comes first. Please contact the hotel as early as possible to make your reservations to ensure you are in the headquarters hotel.

Amenities/Internet Service

  • High speed Internet available in guest rooms for US$12.95 per 24 hour period. This price includes unlimited local calls and long distance within the US.
  • Business Center is accessible from 07.00 - 19.00, Monday - Friday
  • Room Service available 06.00 – 23.00
  • Fitness Center open 24 hours

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Airport/Transportation/Parking Information  

Hotel does not provide shuttle service

From Ronald Reagan Washington National (DCA) (20 miles/32 kilometers)
Driving Directions: Stay straight on Dulles Airport Access Rd. Merge onto VA-267 E toward I-495/exit 18-19, merge onto I-495 N via exit 18 toward Baltimore/Bethesda. Merge onto I-270 spur N via exit 38 toward Rockville/Frederick. Take Democracy Blvd. East exit. Turn left on Old Georgetown Rd. Turn right on Executive Blvd. Turn left onto Marinelli Rd. Drive time is about a half hour or one hour at peak time.

Private Sedan Service: Martin's Sedan and Limo Service (www.msllimo.com). Reservations required and mention you are with the ICH group. Cost: USD72 (one way including gratuity).

Estimated taxi fare: USD60 (one way)

White Flint Metro Station - Red Line - USD5 (0.3 miles from hotel and about one hour transportation time)

From Dulles International Airport (IAD) (25 miles/40 kilometers)
Driving Directions: Stay straight on Dulles Airport Access Rd. Merge onto VA-267 E toward I-495/exit 18-19, merge onto I-495 N via exit 18 toward Baltimore/Bethesda. Merge onto I-270 spur N via exit 38 toward Rockville/Frederick. Take Democracy Blvd. East exit. Turn left on Old Georgetown Rd. Turn right on Executive Blvd. Turn left onto Marinelli Rd. Drive time is about a half hour or one hour at peak time.

Private Sedan Service: Martin's Sedan and Limo Service (www.msllimo.com). Reservations required and mention you are with the ICH group. Cost: USD88 (one way including gratuity).

Estimated taxi fare: USD60 (one way)

From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) (35 miles/56 kilometers)
Driving Directions: Take I-95S to Exit 4B towards Washington. Merge onto I-495 to Exit 27 towards Silver Spring. Merge onto Rockville Pike at Exit 34. Turn Left on Marinelli. Drive time is about 40 minutes or 75 minutes at peak time.

Private Sedan Service: Martin's Sedan and Limo Service (www.msllimo.com). Reservations required and mention you are with the ICH group. Cost: USD102 (one way including gratuity).

Estimated taxi fare: USD75 (one way)

Self parking  is available for a discounted group rate of USD6 per day. Stop by ICH registration desk for a voucher to receive the discount.

Alternate Transportation

Bus Station - White Flint Metro Station (0.3 miles)

Subway Station - White Flint Metro Station (Red Line) (0.3 miles)

Train Station - Union Station (17 miles)

Weather and What to Wear 

Meeting delegates are encouraged to dress business casual. Temperatures in October in Washington, D.C. range from highs of °66F/19°C lows of °44F/7°C. Temperatures in meeting rooms tend to be cool, a light sweater or jacket is recommended. For current weather information, check weather.com.

Area Information 

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Emergency Information 

Weather Emergencies: ISPE, in conjunction with the Bethesda Marriott and local authorities, has your utmost safety in mind.  All attendees will be notified or the web site will be updated should a weather related threat occur in the D.C. area. Weather information for the D.C. area is also available at weather.com.

If you have any other questions or concerns, please email Member Services at ask@ispe.org.

General Information

Networking Reception

There will be a Networking Reception on Wednesday evening following the education sessions at 18.00. 

Notice

Speakers are leading professionals in their fields. However, in those rare circumstances where we find it necessary to make substitutions, every possible effort is made to provide speakers with comparable qualifications. Agendas are subject to change without notice. Every precaution is taken to ensure accuracy, but we ISPE/PDA cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of information distributed or contained in these workshops or for any opinion expressed.

Special Requirements

If you require special accommodations to participate, such as a wheelchair-accessible room or a sign language interpreter, please attach a written description of your needs to your registration form. If you have questions, please contact ISPE at tel: +1-813-960-2105 or email: ask@ispe.org. Please mark vegetarian, gluten free, or kosher, if needed, in the Special Meal Requirement box on the registration form.

Last Update: 29 September 2010