AWCI's Annual Convention: Hotel & Travel

Welcome to National Harbor

National Harbor boasts 350 premium acres along the shimmering Potomac River, more than 160 enticing shops, 40 delicious restaurants and eight spectacular hotels with views of downtown D.C. and Old Town Alexandria, Va. And it’s all just a 15-minute drive or water taxi ride from the heart of the nation’s capital.

There is more to do in National Harbor and the Washington, D.C., area than can be done in one visit. For information on everything to do in National Harbor, go to For sightseeing information for Washington, D.C., visit


AWCI's Convention & INTEX Expo 19 block of rooms at both Gaylord National Harbor and Residence Inn National Harbor are now completely SOLD OUT!

For changes to an existing reservation, or to cancel your reservation at either of the above properties, please contact your confirmed hotel directly. Please see your email confirmation for the hotel cancellation policy applicable to your reservation.

For NEW reservations AWCI has approved a travel agent company called ARES to assist INTEX Expo attendees with hotel reservations. To make reservations through ARES, call their Reservations Center at 1-877-300-6147 or Book Your Room Online.

Call Center Hours are Pacific Standard Time:

  • Monday – Friday: 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • Saturday: 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Sunday: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Major Holidays: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

PLEASE NOTE! Since the AWCI blocks are full, all new reservation rates will be at the discretion of the hotel. ARES is a third party travel agent. Any questions on hotel policies or payments made on the ARES website should be directed to the ARES Reservation Center or to the hotel directly.

Beware any outside calls, emails or faxes you may receive for “discounted” rates for National Harbor or area hotels. AWCI does not use a housing company for room reservations. These calls are often scams that could result in your credit card information being compromised and no hotel room reserved.

Getting There and Ground Transportation

These are the three closest airports to National Harbor:

Reagan National Airport (DCA) 8 miles Uber X: $25
Taxi: $40
Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) 35 miles Uber X: $65
Taxi: $105
Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) 38 miles Uber X: $65
Taxi: $105

Parking rates at Gaylord National Harbor are currently $14 hourly, $30 daily. Valet parking is $49 per day. These rates are for both daily visitors and overnight guests.

Transportation within National Harbor

The National Harbor Circulator bus, National Harbor’s newest mode of transportation, circulates between the area’s hot spots, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday–Thursday: 11 a.m.—10 p.m.
  • Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m.—1 a.m.


  • Downtown National Harbor (St. George Boulevard & Waterfront Street bus shelters)
  • Gaylord National
  • Tanger Outlets (by the merchant wall on Oxon Hill Road)
  • MGM National Harbor (on Monument Drive)


An all-day pass is $5. Cash, credit card and pre-purchased vouchers accepted. If you are an overnight guest at Gaylord National Harbor, the shuttle bus is free.

Call (703) 478.0911 for details and the latest schedule.

Many thanks to AWCI’s Convention 2019 Sponsors

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