About the Hyatt Regency Bethesda: The Hyatt Regency Bethesda recently completed a multi-million dollar renovation including all new guest rooms and bathrooms. The hotel is located directly located above the Bethesda Metro Station on the red line of Washington DC’s Metro system, and just a few stops away from landmarks, museums, restaurants and shops in downtown DC. In Bethesda, you’ll find a wide variety of options for sightseeing, shopping and entertainment with over 600 restaurants, boutiques, and shops within walking distance.
The Association has secured discounted hotel rates as part of the 45th Annual Conference hotel block.
The FA has negotiated the following discounted hotel rates per night:
The tax and service fee assessed to all sleeping rooms will be at a rate of 13% per room per night and is subject to change without notice. When budgeting your hotel expenses, please add this to the room rate for each night.
The contracted rate is good until either the room block sells out or until Wednesday, September 20, 2022. Availability and rate cannot be guaranteed once the room block is sold out or after this date. Please note that cancellations of hotel reservations must be made 72 hours in advance.
Hotel reservations can be made online or by phone.
The FA encourages all conference participants to reserve a room within our official room block. In so doing, you are not only supporting the 2022 Annual Conference, but the overall financial stability of the Association.
Staying at the Conference hotel helps keep the conference costs down, which helps keep your registration fees low. The FA contracts for the best possible room rates for its events and is required to guarantee a predetermined number of sleeping rooms. If the association does not meet the contracted room block, the hotel can charge an attrition fee, which may result in higher registration costs at future conferences.
Additional benefits for booking within the official contracted hotel block:
Networking – whether it’s in a hotel lobby, the hotel coffee shop, or elevator ride there are numerous opportunities for attendees to connect with each other by staying at the conference hotel.
Easily accessible — staying in the conference hotel means less travel time, since you are already where you are supposed to be each morning, plus if you need a few minutes to yourself your room is only an elevator ride away.
Support — should you encounter any issues with your stay, the FA staff can support you in getting them resolved with the hotel
Driving Directions to Hyatt Regency Bethesda
From Reagan National Airport (DCA): Take George Washington Parkway to I-495 North, to Wisconsin Avenue South, Exit 34 South. Hyatt Regency Bethesda is two miles ahead on the right at 7400 Wisconsin Avenue.
From Dulles International Airport (IAD): Take Dulles Access Road East to I-495, to Wisconsin Avenue South, Exit 34 South. Hotel is two miles ahead on the right at 7400 Wisconsin Avenue.
From Baltimore/Washington International Airport (BWI): Take I-95 South to I-495 West towards Silver Spring/Chevy Chase. Take 355 South in direction of Bethesda/Washington, DC, which turns into Wisconsin Avenue. Hotel is at 7400 Wisconsin Avenue.
For service to and from regional airports including Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA), Dulles International Airport (IAD), and Baltimore / Washington International Airport (BWI), the hotel recommends the following operators:
Super Shuttle: Call +1 800 258 3826 for reservations
Airport Shuttle: Call +1 800 776 0323 for reservations
Bethesda Shuttle: Call Steve at +1 202 5907516 to make a reservation
Awards Limousine Service: Call +1 301 656 9644 to make a reservation
Washington, DC Metro If you don’t have a car or don’t want to take a taxi from the airport, you can hop on the Washington, DC Metro Red Line. The Metro Station is located right beneath Hyatt Regency Bethesda. For more information, visit www.wmata.com.
Bethesda Circulator The Bethesda Circulator is a convenient and free way to get around downtown Bethesda, Maryland. The Circulator operates daily except Sunday. You can find the schedule here.
The average fall temperatures in Bethesda, Maryland are around 72 degrees F (22°C) during the day and 50 degrees F (10.4°C) in the evening. As the conference gets closer, please visit theWeather Channelfor more information.
Please note, the hotel and meeting areas may be cooler temperatures. A sweater or jacket is recommended.
Beware of housing pirates! The Hyatt Bethesda Regency booking site is the ONLY site that you should use to book your hotel rooms. We work with the hotel directly and do not use a third-party housing provider. The hotel will not contact attendees to solicit reservations.
Housing pirates are third-party companies that act as travel agencies or destination management companies to solicit registrants for room reservations. They may misrepresent themselves as FA’s official housing provider and you may be contacted by fax, email or phone with offers for lower room rates. The poacher might inform you that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room. Additional deceptive tactics may include:
Room poachers may distribute forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by the FA.
Room poachers may not deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are sometimes non-existent or the hotels are not conveniently located.
Room poachers may seek to represent themselves as being affiliated with the FA by illegally using our name or logo.
If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the Fulbright Association 45th Annual Meeting please get as much information as you can and pass it along to us at email@example.com.
The Hyatt Regency Bethesda is situated in the heart of the downtown Bethesda, and is convenient to entertainment, shopping, and many wonderful restaurants in this Washington DC suburb.
Right around the corner from Hyatt Regency Bethesda is Bethesda Row, which sets the standard for shopping and dining entertainment with a mix of open-air boutiques, shops and restaurants.
You can also take advantage of convenient Metrorail transportation, located below the conference hotel which puts popular DC attractions such as The White House, Smithsonian, and The Capitol within easy reach.