Biennial Conference 2010: Hotel and Travel Information

We can’t wait to see you in San Antonio! Here’s information about where to stay, how to get there, and what to do!

Hotel Information

Biennial Conference 2010 will take place at the

San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel
101 Bowie Street
San Antonio, TX 78205

The Marriott Rivercenter Hotel on the San Antonio Riverwalk is a magnificent 38-story building, offering 82 luxurious suites and 918 wonderfully appointed guestrooms. It is conveniently located near many great activities including shopping at the Rivercenter Mall connected to the hotel, on-site dining and entertainment, and the cultural and historical landmarks of San Antonio such as the world famous Alamo. For general information about the hotel, visit San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel.

Room Rate
The room rate is $179 per night for single or double occupancy, plus applicable taxes. This rate is only $5 more than at Biennial Conference 2008!

Individual Room Reservations

  • Call 800.648.4462.

Group Reservations of Five (5) or More Rooms

  • To make a group reservation of five (5) or more rooms, please contact Mary Lou Onofre, Housing Coordinator, at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel at or fax 214.554.6248.
  • All group reservation rooms will require completion of sub-block group agreement by the school and must be fully pre-paid by check or credit card on or before September 24, 2010.
  • Any group rooms not pre-paid on or before September 24, 2010 will be returned to the Conference room block and made available at the conference rate to individuals/groups attending the Conference.
  • All group rooms are non-refundable.

Why It’s Important to Stay at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel
By staying at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, you’ll not only be where the action is, but you’ll help the conference succeed and hold down the cost of future Biennial Conferences! As a condition of its contract with any Biennial Conference hotel, NAES must guarantee that a certain percentage of the contracted sleeping rooms will be used and that the Association will pay in full for any unused rooms below this threshold. This so-called “attrition” payment will certainly and negatively affect Biennial’s bottom line. It will also make it necessary to budget for “attrition” at future Biennials, thus increasing registration costs. Thank you for staying at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel, thus helping NAES toavoid an “attrition” payment. We look forward to seeing you there!

Traveling to Biennial Conference 2010

Biennial Conference 2010 events on Thursday, November 18, include that morning’s Community Service Project, the afternoon Special Focus Sessions, and the Opening Eucharist that begins at 5:00 p.m. Closing Noonday Prayers will conclude at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, November 20. Both worship services will take place at the San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel. Don’t forget to consider this schedule when making your travel arrangements.

San Antonio International Airport (SAT) is located approximately 8 miles north of the hotel. Airlines serving this airport include Air Tran, American, Comair, Continental, Continental Express, Delta, Frontier, Northwest, Skywest, Southwest, United, and US Airways. For ground transportation and other information, visit San Antonio International Airport.

Airport Express is San Antonio International Airport’s authorized single and shared-ride shuttle service. Shuttles depart from 7:00 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily to downtown hotels every 15 minutes. Passengers may purchase tickets at the airport’s baggage claim area. As of March 1, 2010, ticket rates are $18.00 per person to downtown hotels or $32.00 for a round trip ticket. Book online and receive an additional discount. Online rates are $17.00 to downtown hotels and $32.00 for a round trip ticket. Major Credit cards are accepted. For more information, call 210.281.9900 or visit the Web at Airport Express.

Taxis from San Antonio International Airport are available at the lower level curbside, outside of baggage claim, at Terminal 1 and at the front curbside of Terminal 2 just outside baggage claim. For assistance, please contact the Airport Ground Transportation Agent wearing an airport badge. Fares to San Antonio downtown areas are approximately $20 to $23 (U.S.) per taxi, plus tip. Up to 4 people may share a taxi.

The San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel does not offer shuttle service to and from the airport.

Driving instructions and a map are available on the hotel’s Web site at San Antonio Marriott Rivercenter Hotel.

Hotel parking is $6 per hour or $25 daily. Valet parking is $33 per day. The maximum vehicle height permitted in 6’ 6”.

San Antonio—It’s Beyond Conventional

The world is adorned with great cities; cities that entice, cities that inspire, cities that tell the tales of its patrons. We invite you to a city unlike any other—San Antonio—a land of epic battles, flowing rivers and a flourishing culture.

From the stones of the Alamo to the meandering paths of the River Walk, San Antonio takes you on a journey through a land as grand as its reputation. Walk the lines drawn for independence when you visit the Alamo—one of five Spanish colonial missions. Stroll the cobblestone sidewalks of the River Walk to uncover an outdoor theatre with flamenco dancers and mariachis, nationally acclaimed museums, luxury riverside hotels and sidewalk cafes that offer everything from authentic Tex-Mex to worldly cuisines.

Be sure to explore the rolling terrain of San Antonio’s Hill Country, a lush oasis offering resorts complete with top-notch golf courses, spas and watermarks. Just down the road you’ll find SeaWorld San Antonio, the world’s largest marine life adventure park and family entertainment showplace; and Six Flags Fiesta Texas with thrilling rides and shows fun for every age.

Here, diversity is a way of life; from the colors of the culture to a broad range of attractions. So come and find, for yourself, that San Antonio is more than a convention destination.

Learn more about all that San Antonio has offer by visiting the Web at Visit San Antonio.