Official Conference Accommodations
Marriott Knoxville Downtown
The 2022 IPMHVC/EIC event will be hosted at the Knoxville Convention Center. We have secured a block of rooms at the Marriott Knoxville Downtown for our attendees.
The Conference Registration does not include hotel accommodations. The 2022 IPMHVC/EIC Organizing Committee has negotiated a reduced rate for attendee’s accommodations. This rate extends three days before and three days after the conference (assuming room availability, please check regularly), so we encourage attendees to come early or stay late to explore the surrounding area and national park. All conference attendees will enjoy free Wi-Fi internet access (both in the meeting space and in hotel rooms) for the duration of the event. Attendees traveling under GSA rules should contact the hotel to request the GSA rate.
Marriott Knoxville Downtown
Located in the heart of downtown Knoxville, the new Marriott will feature plenty of space and a prime location. One of the biggest benefits for guests and event planners is having the ability to house attendees, speakers, staff and VIPs in business luxury, conveniently located across the street from the Knoxville Convention Center. It is also within walking distance to UT and Market Square.
To take advantage of the conference rate ($135/night), please visit the group reservation link below to reserve a room. If you are interested in extending your stay outside of these dates, please contact the reservation office via phone (1-800-264-1579) or email to make an extended reservation.
Heather Mayse, Senior Sales Manager
865.232.1800 ext. 5002 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Reserve a room at the Marriott Knoxville Downtown
25 May 2022 – The Marriott is nearly fully booked See below of alternatives.
- 9 Suites
- 294 Total Guestrooms
- Features Single & Double King Beds
- Option for Hospitality Suite in Private Wing
- State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
- Restaurant and Bar
- Walk-Up Coffee Bistro
- M Club Concierge Lounge
- Valet and Self-Parking Options
- On-Site Conference Center
- Concierge Services
The reservation cut-off date is May 27, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. Reservations received after this
date will be accepted by the Hotel on a space available basis at the conference rates. We encourage you to make reservations as early as possible to ensure availability.
Overflow Hotel – Hilton Knoxville
We have arranged for a discounted rate of $160/night at the Hilton Knoxville. Room rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes (currently 17.25%; 9.25% sales tax and 8% occupancy tax).
501 West Church Avenue
Knoxville, Tennessee, 37902-2591, USA
The Hilton is offering a special rate for your guests on the function dates listed above. This rate will be offered as long as discounted rates are available. There is no set cut-off date for making reservations with a rate-only booking. If, over higher occupancy dates, discounted rates become unavailable, the special rate would no longer be offered. Therefore, guests should make reservations as soon as possible to ensure they receive the discounted guest room rate.
Valet parking is available 24-hours a day for registered guests at the rate of $26/day. Self-parking is also available for registered guests through Premier Parking’s covered garage, attached to the Hotel, at the rate of $22/day. Please note that parking rates are subject to change without notice.
Direct link to reserve a room at the Hilton
Please contact the Hotel Direct at 865-251-2578 or Toll free 1-800-445-8667. Please use your Group code of IEEE when making your reservations.
Once an individual reservation has been made, any changes should be made directly with our Group Reservations Department. A valid credit card or one (1) night’s advance deposit will be required to secure a room out of this block. Cancellations or length-of-stay reductions within 72 hours of the arrival date will result in the charge of one night’s room and tax, to be charged to the individual. Any guest wishing to depart earlier than the original reservation departure date, or arrive later than the original reservation arrival date, will incur a penalty of one night’s room and tax, also the responsibility of the individual. **Please keep in mind that any debit cards presented for a payment guarantee will be authorized for the full amount. An authorization will hold funds from the account. The hotel authorizes ALL credit and debit cards in advance of arrival, and reservations are subject to cancellation if the credit card has expired or is no longer valid.
Beware of Unauthorized Hotel Solicitations
The conference has a contract with the two hotels above and strongly encourages you to stay with them. Failure to meet the contractual requirements raises the cost of planning and organizing the conference. If you are unable to book a room, (please check back often, all options are first-come-first-served based on availability) there are other hotels in the downtown area. If you have questions about hotel accommodations, please contact the IPMHVC General Conference Chair.
Note that the two hotels above are the only official hotels associated with our event. While other hotel resellers may contact you offering housing for your trip, they are not endorsed by or affiliated with the show. Beware that entering into financial agreements with non-endorsed companies can have costly consequences.
Why Stay at the Official Conference Hotel?
The conference guarantees the hotel that a certain percentage of attendees will stay in that hotel. The hotel holds a block of rooms for our attendees at a generally discounted rate from their normal charges.
If the conference does not meet the contracted sleeping room commitment, the hotel gets paid anyway. Unfilled rooms can cost the conference thousands of dollars. Not only do these financial penalties hurt the current year’s conference, but the next conference in the series cannot negotiate as beneficial a hotel contract. In both cases, the registration fee is then under pressure to increase unreasonably.
What if we don’t contract for sleeping rooms? Attendees will pay more to stay at the conference hotel. The conference will incur additional expenses for meeting room rental fees, which can be quite costly. The hotel will not hold a block of rooms for attendees, which may leave some people quite a distance from the conference venue. In short, the conference ends up with higher expenses; many of those attending will pay a higher price for their hotel rooms, future conference registration fees will be pushed higher.
Please support the conference and DEIS by staying at the conference hotel.