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2020 Hotel Information

Official Conference Hotel
Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel
1550 Court Pl
Denver, CO 80202
USA

Situated in the heart of the city, Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel gives travelers easy access to the best of the Denver. Ideally located on the popular 16th Street Mall, a mile-long pedestrian promenade brimming with shopping, dining, nightlife and entertainment, our hotel places the city at your fingertips. Arrive with ease — the light rail is close by —then settle into our guest rooms and suites, each with our signature Sheraton Sleep Experience Bed, high-speed Wi-Fi and sweeping views of the city and mountains. Discover the ease of traveling to Denver, arrive at Denver International Airport, jump on the new University of Colorado A line train and get whisked away to Downtown in 35 minutes flat.

The American Institute of Architects recognized The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel with the 1961 AIA National Honor Award for its I.M. Pei Tower, an acclaimed modern architectural tower. This original mid-20th century project consisted of 4 buildings. Denver was the first American city to build a major development that combined a hotel, department store, parking & public space. Planning began in 1954, and the 22-story hotel was completed in 1960.

Find hotel amenities, photos, and other information on the Sheraton website.



The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is ADA compliant. All sessions at the 2020 conference are accessible to people with disabilities. The conference will span multiple floors of the hotel with ADA Accessible Elevators connecting all areas. There are no restrictive steps that impede full hotel access. The hotel is spacious and events may be rather far apart for some with mobility issues. Please visit https://www.cmstudies.org/page/accessibility for more information and our accommodation request form.

Sheraton is committed to doing the right thing for the environment, our guests, and for the communities in which we operate. Sustainability is one of their key investments. They have an integrated, holistic approach that carries through hotel development, operating principles, and community partnerships.

The Sheraton is pursuing a triple-bottom-line approach to sustainability and responsible behavior. A few of the Sheraton Downtown Denver's most current initiatives are:

  • Partnership with Make-A-Wish, Colorado ProStart, Children’s Miracle Network- Children’s Hospital Colorado, Habitat for Humanity, and other local organizations.  As a hotel had 10,333 collective hours of volunteer events and opportunities. 

  • Composting of all food waste from banquet events, kitchen preparations and associate cafeteria, with an average of 546,000 pounds of food composted each year

  • Elimination of styrofoam from entire hotel and introduction to compostable containers

  • Wines on tap to reduce use of bottles in our venues

  • Through renovation in 2009, Sheraton reduced energy consumed by 1,194,815 kwh, diverting 679 tons of Co2 from the atmosphere.

  • More information can be found by visiting https://www.cmstudies.org/page/going_green

CONFERENCE HOTEL

ROOM RATES

Single             $189 USD/night
Double            $189 USD/night

Included in the nightly rate (for SCMS attendees/exhibitors staying at the conference hotel)

  • Complimentary internet access in all group guest rooms

RESERVATION PROCEDURES

For  room reservations, please visit our personalized web site for the 2020 SCMS Annual Conference:

2020 SCMS Annual Conference (OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser)
https://book.passkey.com/go/2020SCMSAnnualConference
Guests can access the site to learn more about the event and to book, modify, or cancel a reservation from October 28, 2019 to Friday, March 6, 2020 (or until the room block is sold out).
Call Sheraton/Marriott reservations at l-800-236-2427 or the hotel directly at (303) 893-3333 and specify that you are a part of the 2020 SCMS (Society for Cinema & Media Studies) Annual Conference to receive the group rate and the additional concession listed above.

RESERVATION DEADLINE

Reservations will be accepted until the cut-off date of Friday, March 6, 2020—based on availability. However, reservations should be made as soon as possible as we expect the hotel to sell out early (well before the cut-off date). When the conference hotel is sold out, we will post overflow information on this page.

If you have problems, please email hotel@scmsconference.com.

TAXES

Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 15.75% and state or local mandated taxes or assessments.

CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT TIMES

Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Every effort is made to accommodate guests arriving before the check-in time, however, rooms may not be immediately available. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m.

CANCELLATION POLICY

A credit card guarantee equal to one night stay is required to hold each guest's reservation at the time of reservation. Guests may cancel reservations for no charge until 3 days before arrival. For cancellations received after this time, the deposit is nonrefundable.

INTERNET

Complimentary internet access in our meeting room/s and guestrooms is one of SCMS’ negotiated concessions with the hotel. High speed internet connectivity is accessible in all guest rooms, meeting rooms and public areas such as the main lobby and the lounges.

ADA COMPLIANCE

The Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel is committed to making their facilities, amenities and services accessible to guests with disabilities. Their goal is to ensure that guests with disabilities have a wonderful stay. 

Please see conference accessibility information here: https://www.cmstudies.org/page/accessibility

If you are an attendee who has access needs, please let us know so we can ensure you will not face any barrier to participation. When calling the nationwide reservations call center for many hotel chains, they do not have the ability to "block" wheelchair accessible rooms with individual hotel properties. When you book a hotel room, please email Asuvini Vengadasalam, Senior Event Manager with your confirmation number and details of your accessible requests. The Hotel will try to return confirmation within 48 hours or contact the hotel directly, and speak to the front desk to properly reserve and block your accessible guestroom.

If you require accessibility assistance to book your housing or if you have any problems/issues, please email hotel@scmsconference.com.

ROOMMATES

If you're looking for a fellow attendee to share the cost of a hotel room, feel free to post a query to <https://cmstudies.site-ym.com/forums/Topics.aspx?forum=101180>.

TRAVEL

For extensive information on traveling to and within Denver, check out our travel page.

TRAVEL DISCOUNTS

Please see SCMS 2020 travel discounts COMING SOON. Please check back.

A NOTE ABOUT OUR ROOM BLOCK

For each Annual Meeting, the SCMS works diligently to reserve the accommodations and space we need for our 2,400 attendees and 400+ sessions. When a venue is secured for our meeting, the SCMS contracts a number of guest rooms at our conference hotel. In order to acquire the meeting and event space we need for our sessions, exhibits and receptions, we partner with a hotel to bring them revenue in the form of booked hotel room nights.

In making an agreement with our Annual Meeting hotel partner, we receive access to meeting and special event space that we can then use to further our mission. Without our efforts to book and fill the hotel blocks, the meeting space rental fees would be extremely costly, making the Annual Meeting much more expensive.

The hotel we choose for our Annual Meeting is a safe, reputable, and centrally located property. The rates at the hotel are negotiated on behalf of attendees to be lower, more equitable, and more predictable over time than the regular rates offered to non-conference attendees. Without the support of attendees like you staying in the discounted hotel blocks, our fees and prices would need to drastically change to afford those added costs. These price changes would mean that registration fees and membership dues could rise. The ability of SCMS to offer meeting space and AV equipment at little to no charge would disappear and members would get less support.

SCMS staff work tirelessly to find the best prices for its members and for the society by working with various partners. Please consider staying in the SCMS hotel block.

 

HOTEL RESERVATION SCAM INFORMATION

Please make your hotel reservation directly with the conference hotel using the information provided above. Please do not give your credit card information or make any reservations with any other housing bureau, housing company or convention housing appearing to represent SCMS. These companies, frequently based out of Las Vegas and going by names such as Exposition Housing, Expo Housing Group, Convention Housing, et. al, appear to offer lower rates for hotel rooms and are a scam. We are not able to verify the authenticity of such companies, and will not be able to provide resolution to issues related to such reservations.

Contact Us

Society for Cinema and Media Studies
640 Parrington Oval
Wallace Old Science Hall, Room 300
Norman, OK 73019
(405) 325-8075 scms-office@ou.edu

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