WRJ Social Justice Conference 2019

Hotel & Travel

 

Hotel:
SJC 2019 will be held at the
Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel
1000 H Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
(p) 202-582-1234

The rate for WRJ attendees is $299/night + tax for a standard room with single or double occupancy room (2 double beds or 1 king or 1 queen bed). After 2 guests, each additional person will add an extra $25/night fee. This room rate is available starting Friday, May 17, 2019 and runs through the duration of the RAC’s Consultation on Conscience, with check-out on Tuesday, May 21, 2019.

Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel reservations in WRJ’s discounted room block. After completing your online SJC registration, you will receive the link to make a hotel reservation in your confirmation page and email. All reservations must be made by April 26, 2019. After this date, we cannot guarantee rooms will be available or the rate which you will be charged.

Any hotel reservation cancellations or special requests must be made directly with the hotel. Hotel cancellations must be made at least 72 hours in advance to avoid a fee. 
 

Travel:

Attendees are responsible for arranging their own transportation to/from the hotel for SJC.

For those flying:

  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA): this is the closest – and recommended – airport to the hotel.

o   By Metro: about 35 minutes away from the hotel. Take the Blue line from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport stop towards Largo Town Center to the Metro Center stop, which is directly under the hotel. Metro fare costs about $2.65 each way.

o   By Taxi or app-based car service: the trip can take between 15-30 minutes depending on traffic, and costs vary from $10-30.

  • Dulles Airport and Baltimore Airport are farther away (over 1 hour by car) and not recommended.

For those taking the train:

  • Union Station: take the metro Red line from Union Station towards Shady Grove to the Metro Center stop, which is directly under the hotel. This trip should take less than 10 minutes. By taxi or app-based car service, allow about 15 minutes to drive.

For those driving:

  • Overnight parking at the hotel costs:

o   Valet: $60 + tax

o   Self-Parking: $42 + tax (no in-and-out privileges)

o   Additional rates can be found on the hotel’s website

Check the SJC Schedule for details on program start/end times. A good rule of thumb for those flying is to land at the airport at least 1.5 hours before your program begins, and depart at least 2.5 hours after the final program ends.

Be sure to book travel that arrives in D.C. earlier than 7:30am on Saturday, May 18th to get to the hotel in time to check-in and pick up your registration materials before SJC officially begins at 9:00am on Saturday (with breakfast & Torah study earlier, at 8:00am). We strongly encourage you to arrive on Friday, May 17th and spend the night at the hotel so you are ready first-thing on Saturday morning.

For your departure from SJC, the conference will end at 12:00pm. If you are flying out of DCA, be sure to book travel that leaves after 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 19th so that you don’t miss any of the action at SJC! If you are staying for the RAC’s Consultation on Conscience, please visit their schedule page for program end times.

Questions? Visit the SJC 2019 FAQs page. If you do not see the answer to your question, email wrjregistrar@wrj.org or call 212-650-4050.