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2019 Hotel Information

Official Conference Hotel

Sheraton Grand Seattle
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98101
USA

Situated in the city's vibrant core, the Sheraton Grand Seattle provides a gateway to the diverse sights and sounds of the Pacific Northwest. Simply step out our front doors to find gourmet food, exciting entertainment, and world-class shopping. Experience the Sheraton's newly complete, multi-million-dollar renovation encompassing guestrooms, meeting space, public areas and the Sheraton Club Lounge. The new lobby features an open concept with a custom Starbucks serving hand crafted beverages and local beer and wine. A full 75,000 square feet of meeting space as well as a pool, fitness center, and multiple restaurant offerings make for a refreshing stay. Find hotel amenities, photos, and other information on the Sheraton website.

 

 

 

 

The Sheraton Grand Seattle is ADA compliant. All sessions at the 2019 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 call the hotel at (206) 621-9000, before the conference if you have concerns or need special assistance of any kind during the week of the conference.

 

2018 Green Seal—Silver Hotel Award

SCMS is committed to using as many environmentally responsible practices as possible and feasible for the Annual Conference. Enjoy a $5 voucher at participating food and beverage venues or 500 Starpoints® awarded at check-out for each night you decline housekeeping (except day of departure) with Sheraton's Make A Green Choice Program (which started at the Sheraton Seattle!). The Sheraton has been awarded the Silver Green Seal Standard Hotel Award and participates in the local recycling and composting program. For more information on the Sheraton Grand Seattle and SCMS' sustainability policies, please visit SCMS Green Initiatives.


HOTEL/ACCOMMODATIONS

ROOM RATES

Single             $185 USD/night
Double            $185 USD/night

NOTE: Please support SCMS and the conference by reserving your room at the conference hotel. SCMS reserves a block of discounted rooms for attendees. If these rooms are not booked, the conference must pay a sizeable penalty.

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 2019 SCMS Annual Conference:

2019 SCMS Annual Conference

(OR copy and paste the following link into a web browser)
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1810226197&key=2292752F

Guests can access the site to learn more about the event and to book, modify, or cancel a reservation from October 24, 2018 to March 21, 2019.

Or call 1-888-627-7056 or the hotel directly at (206) 621-9000 and specify that you are a part of the 2019 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 Wednesday, February 18, 2019 at 5PM local time (at hotel)—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 15.6% and state or local mandated taxes or assessments.


CHECK-IN/CHECK-OUT TIMES

Check-in time is 3:00 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 12:00 noon.

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 wishing to cancel their reservations should inform the hotel no later than 4PM PST the day prior to arrival to avoid the cancellation fee of one night at the room rate plus tax. For cancellations received after 4PM PST the day prior to arrival, the deposit is nonrefundable.

An early departure fee of $75.00 will apply if a group attendee checks out prior to the confirmed checkout date and the hotel is unable to book an equivalent room type.

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 Grand Seattle 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. Accessible facilities and services available to our guests with disabilities include:

Accessible Public Spaces

• Public entrance
• Service animals welcome
• Accessible route from public entrance to registration
• Accessible route from public entrance to guest rooms
• Accessible route from public entrance to restaurant
• Accessible route from public entrance to meeting room/ballroom
• Accessible route from public entrance to fitness center
• Accessible route from public entrance to business center
• Accessible route from public entrance to swimming pool (no hydraulic lift for pool access)
• Restaurants
• Valet parking
• Registration desk
• Concierge desk
• Swimming pool (no hydraulic lift for pool access)
• Fitness center
• Business center

Accessible Guest Rooms (limited number of guestrooms)

• Bathtubs with grab bars
• Visual fire alarm
• Mobility-accessible doors with at least 32 inches of clear door width
• Portable tub seats
• Televisions with closed captioning for the hearing impaired

The Sheraton Grand Seattle will attempt to make reasonable modifications to their policies, practices, or procedures for guests with disabilities in order to provide them with access to the facilities and services our hotel has to offer. Questions about the accessible facilities and services offered should be directed to the hotel at (206) 621-9000. 

When you book a hotel room, please email
sheraton.seattle@sheraton.com with your confirmation number and details of your accessible requests. The Hotel will return confirmation within 48 hours.

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. We recommended contacting 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 an problems/issues, please email hotel@scmsconference.com.

CHILDCARE

We have continued the effort to organize a few childcare options at the 2019 SCMS Conference. Working with the Sheraton Grand Seattle, Visit Seattle: the Seattle CVB, and a few locally owned companies, we have made arrangements with three sitter services.

For more information, including contact numbers, rates, and rules, etc. please follow these links:

Annie's Nannies, Inc.
https://aniseattle.com/

Suzanne Royer McCone, Owner

ottoolson@me.com

(206) 784-8462

On Call Nanny
http://oncallnanny.com/

Bethany McWilliams, Owner

info@oncallnanny.com

(206) 890-8898

Best Sitters Inc
http://www.bestsittersinc.com/
bestsitters@comcast.net

(206) 682-2556

In addition, we have set up a forum for parents who may wish to join forces when booking sitters, or swap childcare amongst themselves, or discuss good child-friendly options (parks, restaurants, etc.) in Seattle. The forum can be found here (you must be signed in to access the forum).

These two online resources might also be helpful. They use technology to help parents find and vet qualified caregivers.

Poppy – https://www.meetpoppy.com/

Urban Sitter – https://www.urbansitter.com/

We hope that these options will help parents have a productive and enjoyable conference in Seattle. Unfortunately the conference is not able to provide formal child care services at the meeting.

Disclaimer: SCMS and the Sheraton Grand Seattle assume no responsibility with respect to these services and accepts no liabilities related to the services provided.

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>.

ADDITIONAL ROOM OCCUPANTS

Each extra person (beyond 2 occupants) sharing a room will be charged an additional $25 per night. There is no charge for children up to and including the age of 18 years who share with their parents. Maximum occupancy per room (4/room).

TRAVEL

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

TRAVEL DISCOUNTS

Please see SCMS 2019 travel discounts here.

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