InterContinental at the Wharf
801 Wharf Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Room reservations should be made directly with the InterContinental at the Wharf by calling 833/249-1029 and using group code MHC. NMHC has set aside a block of rooms at the group rate starting at $379 single/double occupancy per night (plus applicable taxes) for meeting attendees, with a cut-off date of Monday, August 27, 2018.
Please Note: All reservations at the InterContinental must be guaranteed with a non-refundable deposit of one room night. Guests who cancel their reservation will forfeit their deposit. Cancellations made after 6:00 p.m. (EDT) three days before the guest's scheduled arrival date will result in a charge of a second room night to the guest’s credit card.
We expect our room block to sell out. If the rooms sell out, the InterContinental can place you on a waitlist and will contact you as rooms become available. In addition, contact Melissa Rowan at NMHC (202/974-2372) for an alternative hotel option. If your plans change and you need to cancel your reservation at the InterContinental before canceling the reservation, please contact Melissa Rowan at NMHC directly at 202/974-2372 or firstname.lastname@example.org, so she can reassign your room to another NMHC member on the waitlist, if one exists.
Meeting No Shows and Late Room Reservation Cancellations
NMHC prides itself on bringing the leading apartment industry executives to our Spring and Fall membership meetings. As part of your membership benefit, we’ve also made this event free to attend.
Unfortunately, by not charging a fee, we have found that a not insignificant number of members automatically register for the meeting and book hotel rooms without knowing whether their schedules allow them to actually attend. And then a few weeks before the meeting when schedules are more solid, a fair number of these rooms/reservations are canceled.
We totally understand the desire to book a room and register for the meeting as an “insurance policy” in case you can attend. But we wanted to help you understand why that’s a problem for NMHC. First, it has serious financial consequences for us. We have to guarantee a certain number of rooms for every meeting, meaning we have to pay for them even if no one ends up using them. Last minute cancellations mean empty rooms (as well as food and beverage guarantees) that we can’t fill or alter, but must pay for.
We kindly ask that you (and your assistants) not automatically book registrations/rooms to this meeting unless you are reasonably sure that you’ll be able to attend.
We understand that emergencies come up and cause last minute cancellations, but if we can reduce the number of non-emergency cancellations, it will allow us to save money that we can redirect to other projects that directly support the industry.
The InterContinental at the Wharf is approximately five miles from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport. Those arriving by air have the following alternatives for ground transportation:
A taxi from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport will cost approximately $15 each way and takes about 15 minutes, depending on traffic.
An alternative to taxi service is SuperShuttle. It is a shared ride service and may make multiple stops. From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, the cost is $15 per person, one way. Contact the company online or at 800/258-3826 for hours of service or to make a reservation.
Contact Melissa Rowan at email@example.com if you have any questions regarding hotel information.