ABOUT NCECA CONFERENCE HOTELS
IMPORTANT NOTICE – PLEASE READ 

ABOUT NCECA CONFERENCE HOTELS 

NCECA’s selection of conference hotels is influenced by factors including price point, value, proximity to the convention center, and the amenities that they can offer their guests. Recognizing that the advent of discount hotel and housing share sites have influenced the ways that people plan for travel, NCECA works with convention centers and convention and visitors bureaus to develop room block agreements that provide lodging options for our conference attendees while sometimes generating vital support for our organization. Meeting booking projections the rooms that NCECA blocks in hotels for our conference attendees can sometimes generate rebates that offset costs associated with convention center space rental. Conversely, should NCECA fail to meet these targets, there is a risk that financial penalties can affect the organization. 

Despite the fact that NCECA has steadily increased the number of rooms it blocks, we have learned soon after opening registration, that people report they are unable to reserve rooms in the conference hotels. This occurs largely because some may block more rooms than they actually need early on in the conference registration cycle. These rooms are then removed from inventory of those available, causing others to be turned away. When those who have blocked rooms they do not need, wait until just prior to or on arrival at conference to cancel unneeded rooms, hotels are no longer required to make these accommodations available to other conference guests at the favorable rates that NCECA negotiates in advance. 

There are currently no foolproof systems that NCECA can put in place that can prevent people from overbooking rooms. Please be aware that when room overbookings take place and the individuals who reserve them wait to cancel them until very late in the conference’s timeline, this action hurts those who want to participate in the NCECA conference and also poses financial harm to NCECA. We ask that members of the NCECA community consider the impact of their actions concerning hotel reservations for the annual conference. 

PLEASE CHECK THE CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICIES WITH EACH HOTEL PRIOR TO MAKING YOUR RESERVATION 

All hotels marked with an asterisk (•) are providing complimentary shuttle service to the Greater Richmond Convention Center. See schedule in table below. All rates are subject to lodging tax of 13.125% (subject to change). 

 

*Omni
100 S 12th Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Located 10 blocks from the Richmond Convention Center.
$159 single/double; $169 trip; $179 quad 

Book your reservation by Sunday, March 1. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-THE-OMNI and referencing group “NCECA” or “The Ceramic Arts” or by booking at https://www.omnihotels.com/hotels/richmond/meetings/nceca-03222020. Reservations must be guaranteed with a valid major credit card. Reservations not cancelled 72 hours prior to arrival will be subject to one-night room and tax. Any reservation that fails to arrive on the scheduled arrival date will be considered No-Show and a charge of one-night room and tax will be posted to the individual attendee’s credit card. Complimentary shuttle serves a 5-mile radius. NCECA’s 54th Annual Conference Accommodations as of November 4, 2019 © 2019/2020 NCECA | All Rights Reserved This information cannot be reproduced without express written permission of NCECA 

Parking: Valet $27/day 

 

*Graduate Richmond
301 W. Franklin Street, Richmond, VA 23220
Located 7 blocks from the Richmond Convention Center. 

$159 run of house (we offer whatever room type is available at the time of the request, so no guarantee on kings or double queens being available always) 

Book your reservation by January 24 at NCECA or by calling 1-413-821-3323 and ask for the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts block. Reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card or a first night room deposit. Cancellations: Individual guest rooms in this group block must be cancelled by 4:00 pm 24 hours prior to the date of arrival or one-night room and tax will be charged to the method of guarantee and advanced deposits forfeited. Complimentary shuttle serves a 2-mile radius. 

Parking: Valet $22 per day with in/out privileges. 

 

*Delta Hotels by Marriott Richmond Downtown
555 E. Canal Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Located 6 blocks from the Richmond Convention Center.
$155 single/double room 

To book a reservation call 1-844-781-7397 and identify yourself as being with the National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts or online at Book your group rate for National Council on Education. Reservations must be received on or before 12:00 AM, Monday, March 2, 2020. Reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card or a first-night room deposit. Cancellation must be received at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid being charged one-night’s room and tax. Complimentary shuttle serves a 2-mile radius. 

Parking: Self-parking $15/day; Valet $20/day 

*Homewood Suites by Hilton
*Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton – Sold out but accepting reservations if cancellations occur

700 E Main Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Located 5 blocks from the Richmond Convention Center.
Hampton Inn: $165 King/Queen Queen 

For Hampton Inn book your reservation at NCECA 2020 – Hampton Inn & Suites Richmond Downtown Block or by calling 1- 804-643-5400 

Homewood Suites: $175 King/Queen Queen 

For Homewood Suites book your reservation at NCECA 2020 – Homewood Suites Richmond Downtown Block or by calling 1-804-643-2900 

Reservations need to be made prior to March 2. Reservations must be guaranteed by a major credit card. Should it be necessary to cancel it must take place 48 hours prior to arrival to prevent a “No Show” charge equal to one night’s room and tax. To avoid a penalty of one night’s room and tax for an early departure, notify the hotel 48 hours in advance. Complimentary shuttle serves a 3-mile radius. 

Parking: Self-parking $15 

 

*The Berkeley Hotel   – Sold out but accepting reservations if cancellations occur
1200 E. Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Located 4 blocks from the Richmond Convention Center.
$159 single-quad 

To book a reservation call 1-804-780-1300 and identify yourself as being with NCECA or online at https://www.bookonthenet.net/east/premium/eresmain.aspx?id=SHm7RnQsPPXV2AvOnQr7c0aiiAmrxtrpwPCoIQhCLAM%3d&promo_code=National~Arts#/rates and enter code Nceca. Reservations along with a one-night’s deposit for each reservation are due prior to 5PM eastern time February 22. Deposits are refunded or credited only if notice is received one (1) week prior to arrival date and cancellation number must be obtained by guest. After a guest has checked in, any attendee departing prior to their departure date will be charged an early departure fee of 50% of the room rate plus tax. 

Parking: Valet $23 

Hilton – Sold out but accepting reservations if cancellations occur
501 E Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Located across the street from the Richmond Convention Center.
$160 single/double; $170 trip; $180 quad 

Book your reservation at https://book.passkey.com/go/NCECA2020RVA or call 1-800-HILTONS and identify yourself as being with NCECA. Reservations along with a one-night’s deposit for each reservation are due prior to 5PM eastern time March 1, 2020. Reservations may be canceled prior to 48 hours prior to arrival without penalty of a no-show fee of one night’s room and tax. If guest fails to arrive on the expected date of arrival, the room deposit will be forfeited as a “no-show” fee and the room will be released for the remaining dates reserved. Departures resulting earlier than the date confirmed by the guest upon arrival to the hotel will be assessed an early departure fee of one night’s room and tax. This fee will be posted to the guest’s folio as a miscellaneous charge. Complimentary shuttle serves a 2-mile radius. 

Parking: Valet $25 

 

Marriott Sold out but accepting reservations if cancellations occur
500 E Broad Street, Richmond, VA 23219
Located across the street from the Richmond Convention Center.
$159 single/double; $169 triple; $179 quadruple 

Book your reservation at https://book.passkey.com/e/49915688 or call 1-800-228-9290 and identify yourself as being with NCECA. Reservations must be received before 5:00pm on March 1 and accompanied by a first night room deposit. Should it be necessary to cancel it must take place 48 hours prior to arrival to prevent a “No Show” charge equal to one night’s room and tax. Complimentary shuttle serves a 1-mile radius. 

Parking: Valet $10 for 2 hours, $15 for 4 hours, $27 for 4+ hours, and $28.43 overnight. 

 

Students SOLD OUT 

Housing for students has been established at a property .4 miles from the Richmond Convention Center. Rate is $149 single thru quad occupancy per room. Under the age of 18 years must be supervised by a parent, guardian, or chaperone of 21 years of age or older. NCECA’s 54th Annual Conference Accommodations as of November 4, 2019 © 2019/2020 NCECA | All Rights Reserved This information cannot be reproduced without express written permission of NCECA 

To obtain a reservation your professor/teacher needs to provide the names of everyone associated with the reservation, include arrival and departure dates and a statement verifying current student status. Email this information to dori@nceca.net. Reservation requests are not accepted submitted by students. Once this block is filled a confirmation number will be sent and a credit card will need to be provided directly to the hotel. Confirmation numbers not associated with a credit card will be released on February 10, 2020. Cancellations must be made by 3PM (eastern) 3 days prior to arrival date or a cancellation fee of one night’s room rate and tax will be charged. These rooms sell out quickly so reserve early! Thirty rooms are available to those who make first contact. 

 

HOTEL/CONVENTION CENTER SHUTTLE SERVICE 

Complimentary continuous shuttle service will be provided between the following outlying hotels and the Greater Richmond Convention Center.

Day/Date  Service Begins  Last Departure From Convention Center 
Tuesday, March 24  12:00pm  8:00pm 
Wednesday, March 25  8:00am  10:00pm 
Thursday, March 26  8:30am  7:00pm 
Friday, March 27  8:30am
9:00pm (to the Marriott) 
7:30pm
1:30am (from the Marriott) 
Saturday, March 28  8:30am  2:00pm 

*Estimated Downtown Route service every 15-20 minutes* 

Frequency of service subject to change based on current traffic conditions throughout the City 

There will be two routes:
Route 1: Omni/Berkeley/Delta/Hampton & Homewood
Route 2: Graduate/Student Hotel 

Signage will be placed at each hotel designating colors to each route.

Downtown Parking http://www.richmondgov.com/Parking/documents/map_RF_RIC_Parking.pdf