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We are pleased to announce that our Symposium will be held in the heart of downtown Tacoma, Washington. Perched on the shores of Commencement Bay and below the imposing peak of 14,411 foot Mount Rainier, Tacoma’s setting combines natural beauty and a revitalized downtown with shops, restaurants, and theaters. A very walkable city, it is also home to the Washington State History Museum, the Tacoma Art Museum, and the Museum of Glass. Tacoma’s free light rail shuttle service (the Link) runs from one end of town to the other and connects Tacoma’s downtown core with the regional transportation hub. In addition, there’s a direct shuttle bus from Seattle/Tacoma International Airport which is about 20 miles away.Lodging
Steps away from dining and shopping, the Hotel Murano will serve as conference headquarters. Both meeting rooms and a block of guest rooms are reserved for our Symposium. The hotel's sleek minimalist style and world class collection of art glass earned the hotel a Conde-Nast Traveler Reader’s Choice Award as one of the country’s top 100 hotels. All of the hotel's public spaces and guest rooms feature pieces from its collection.
1320 Broadway Plaza, Tacoma, WA 98402
Indicate that you are attending the National Working Waterfronts & Waterways Symposium
Local Telephone: 253-238-8000
King Deluxe: $139 single or double occupancy
Double Deluxe: $139 single or double occupancy; $10 add'l person
Rates are exclusive of state and local tax currenty 14.3% and a $1.50 per night Pierce County TPA fee.
These rates are available until March 4, 2013 or until the room block fills, whichever comes first.
To make on-line hotel reservations, click here.
Link to Tacoma Visitors GuideParking
Limited parking at the Hotel Murano is available as is parking at the adjacent Convention Center.
You may park for free at the Tacoma Dome Park and Ride and take the free Tacoma Link light rail to the Convention Center/S 15th Station.
Capital Aeroporter offers SeaTac transportation to and from any hotel in Tacoma. Call 800-962-3579 to make reservations, or visit the Capital Aeroporter Web site.
There is also a SeaTac-Tacoma Dome Station Bus that takes about 30 minutes. See the Sound Transit Web site for more details. From the Tacoma Dome Station, take the FREE Tacoma Link light rail to the Convention Center/S 15th Station.
For people needing special access types of transportation, here are some resources:
Stita Taxi - Wheelchair accessible vans available
Yellow Cab - Wheelchair accessible vans available
Many within walking distance...