convention HotelS & Travel information
Three Convenient Hotel Options
NAHAD’s 2015 Annual Convention program and activities will be hosted at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, with two other nearby hotels, The James Royal Palms Resort and the Courtyard Marriott South Beach also providing discounted sleeping rooms for NAHAD attendees. See hotel descriptions and rates noted below.
Although NAHAD’s special rate sleeping rooms at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel are now Sold Out, the hotel may still have rooms available at hotel rack rates. Contact the Loews for more information – 1-877-563-9762.
When making reservations at any of the three hotels, be sure to mention that you are part of the NAHAD group and book as early as possible.
The South Beach area of Miami Beach is extremely popular and hotels fill quickly. Conveniently located only 20 minutes from Miami International Airport (MIA) and only 35 minutes from Fort Lauderdale Airport (FLL).
1601 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: (305) 604-1601
Fax: (305) 604-3999
Toll Free Reservations: 1-877-563-9762
Enjoy all the pleasures of a true luxury resort at Loews Miami Beach Hotel, a graceful Art Deco landmark right in the heart of South Beach. Located directly on a wide sandy beach, the hotel offers sweeping views of the ocean, the bay or the beckoning city lights of downtown Miami. Leave your car or your taxi behind, it’s an easy, fun walk to shopping, dining, the beach or nightlife of South Beach. Although, with several restaurants, a fabulous oceanfront pool, spa and fitness center right on property, you may have no need to leave the hotel premises. Accommodations include deluxe guest rooms and suites. .
1530 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33139
Enjoy a Lincoln Road Miami hotel located in the heart of the Art Deco district, near the beach, a brief walk to the the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, and just steps away from fine dining and great shopping. Free internet service is available in the Lobby as well as for registered guests in their guest rooms. An on-site restaurant, The Bistro, offers healthy choices, a variety of breakfast and dinner options, an evening bar, and specialty beverages made with Starbucks® coffee. Stay productive with a large well-lit desk, ergonomic chair and complimentary high speed internet. Enjoy luxury bedding by Marriott including crisp linens, thicker mattresses, and custom comforters.
Accommodations at this Art Deco South Beach hotel feature an in-room microwave oven and refrigerator. Take advantage of cable TV with HBO and in-room movies and the hotel will pamper you each morning with a free newspaper delivered. Take the elevator to the top floor for the Rooftop pool and lounge which offers a view of Miami Beach and the Atlantic Ocean.
Sleeping Rooms are being held for check-in April 22, 2015 through April 26, 2015 at the NAHAD rate for single or double occupancy of $239.00 for a King Bedded room and $245.00 for a Queen-Queen Bedded room.
Please make your reservation by phone 1-305-604-8887. Be sure to mention that you are with the NAHAD group and book by April 6, 2015 to avoid disappointment.
1545 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139
With an ideal South Beach locale, just north of world famous Ocean Drive at 15th Street and right next to the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, The James Royal Palm is an oceanfront retreat situated within the coveted and culturally rich area of South Beach, Miami. The James Royal Palm hotel provides guests with a location offering direct beach and Miami boardwalk access and is immersed in luxury retail on Collins Ave., and only blocks from Lincoln Rd. and Espanola Way, offering endless entertainment and dining options.
The James Royal Palm, as reviewed by The New York Times, features “a bevy of amenities” including two swimming pools, a plunge pool, poolside bar, The James Pool and Beach Experience, a lobby lounge, a coffee bar, renew the spa, a full-service spa with salt-infused treatments, lil’ james offerings and play space for children. Guests can dine at Florida Cookery, a casual dining experience serving breakfast, lunch and dinner featuring fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.
NAHAD has negotiated special rates for attendees, so please mention that you are with the NAHAD group when you call 1-305-604-5700. Sleeping room rates are $279.00 for single or double occupancy.
Excluding tax and a daily $21.00 retreat charge includes access to retreat amenities and offerings including two swimming pools, plunge pool and daybeds, The James Beach Experience, 24/7 fitness center, 24/7 concierge and in-room dining and lil’ james play space access. The James also offers complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the hotel, triple-distilled water refreshed daily and access to complimentary bicycles. The NAHAD Block will be held until March 27, 2015 or until all rooms in the block are filled.
There are two airports which service the Miami Beach area. Depending on your preferred carrier or flight origination, you may decide that one will suit your travel purposes better. Miami International Airport (MIA) is the closest to Miami Beach (20 minutes) www.miami-airport.com, while Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport (FLL) is 35 minutes away www.broward.org/airport.
This hotels do not provide shuttle service. From Miami Airport (MIA), Taxicabs and SuperShuttle Vans (1-305-871-2000) are available only on the arrival (ground) level of the airport, outside of the baggage claim areas. From Ft. Lauderdale Airport (FLL), Ground Transportation Booths are located in each Terminal on the Lower Level, baggage claim except Terminal 3. Terminal 3 is under renovations. Customer Service Coordinators staff these Information Booths. They will assist FLL Airport patrons with ground transportation questions. For sedans and limo transportation from either airport, NAHAD suggests Aventura Worldwide Transportation services (1-800-944-9886) or online at www.aventuralimo.com.
Rental Car facilities are available at both airports. Hertz is offering special meeting rates available from April - May, CDP# 1488983 for the NAHAD discount and PC#195753 for an additional cash discount. To reserve your special meeting rates, you may provide this CV# to your corporate travel department or travel agent CV # 027W0021 or you may call Hertz directly from the United States or Canada at 1-800-654-2240 or from International locations 1-405-749-4434. Please provide the CV #027W0021.
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