Hotel Information


For changes to an existing reservation, or to cancel your reservation please contact your hotel directly after September 11, 2021.

If you need a new reservation, please see the legend below listing the “map codes” for a list of conference hotels and phone numbers.  The ICMA rate is based on hotel availability, so please mention that you are attending the conference to receive the ICMA rate.

Important Note:  Maritz Global Events (MGE) is the Official Housing Provider for the ICMA Annual Conference. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company other than Maritz Global Events is not approved. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to have lower rates, however they may be illegitimate, not have the rooms to sell, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of and report any unauthorized solicitation to ICMA or Maritz Global Events.  

For hotel questions, please contract MGE at (219) 354-6679; Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET.

Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown/Convention Center

This hotel has a smoke-free policy.

Courtyard by Marriott Portland Downtown is located within blocks of the Oregon Convention Center, Lloyd Center Mall, Rose Garden Arena and the Northeast Broadway Restaurant & Boutique District. Enjoy the convenience of our close proximity to the MAX light rail system free throughout downtown Portland. Relax in one of our 202 spacious guest rooms and suites, featuring our new Marriott bedding package, large work desk and free high-speed Internet. Enjoy a meal in our full-service restaurant, Charley’s on Grand, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Or unwind in your suite with room service or a refreshing beverage from our full-service bar. Relieve stress in our indoor swimming pool, whirlpool spa, exercise room or patio.

ICMA Room Rate: $165 single/double

Courtyard Portland City Center

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, the Courtyard by Marriott® City Center hotel in downtown Portland, near Oregon’s Pearl District provides you with everything you’ll need. From spacious guest rooms to a full-service business center and on-site restaurant with classic American cuisine, this hotel’s amenities and services offer the perfect Rose City experience in downtown Portland. Near the Pearl District area, this hotel in City Center is ideal for business travelers attending conventions, conferences, seminars or board meetings with great group rates and stylish green meeting spaces, featuring seven meeting rooms and more than 5,300 square feet of meeting space.  Find everything you’ll need at Marriott’s only Gold LEED Certified hotel near the Pearl District area at Courtyard City Center hotel in downtown Portland.

ICMA Room Rate: $195 single/double

Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center

The Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown recently completed a multi-million-dollar renovation, to include guest-rooms & commons areas of the hotel. The new beautifully decorated property stands above the rest. Our hotel is centrally located within “MAX” fareless square, and within walking distance to Lloyd Center business district. We have a total of 241 newly renovated guest rooms, all featuring our Crowne Plaza Sleep advantage package. Our award-winning pool & state of the art Fitness center is a great place in which to relax while staying with us.

ICMA Room Rate: $169 single/double

DoubleTree by Hilton Portland

The DoubleTree Hotel & Executive Meeting Center Portland – Lloyd Center is adjacent to the fabulous Lloyd Center Mall and just blocks from the newly expanded Oregon Convention Center, the Rose Garden Arena, and Portland’s Memorial Coliseum. Located only 9 miles from the Portland International Airport, the MAX light rail system now picks up at baggage claim and drops you off directly across the street from our front door.

Relax in one of our 476 beautifully appointed guest rooms and suites featuring large work desks, high-speed Internet access, two phones, in-room coffee and tea, hair dryers, on-demand movies, personalized voicemail, and incredible views of either the city skyline or the Cascade Mountains. Great rooms combined with our many available hotel services makes us the best choice among Portland hotels for value, comfort, convenience, and service.

ICMA Room Rate: $159 single/double

Hilton Portland

Located in the heart of the city center and one block away from the Max Light Rail System.  As of 2007, we are proud to be the largest Green Seal Certified hotel on the West Coast.  The Hilton Portland & Executive Tower hotel, the largest hotel in the state, consists of two separate buildings and combined offers 782 guest rooms and two restaurants. Hotel has indoor pool, 24-hour fitness center, business center, Concierge desk.  Portland area attraction include- Rose Garden, Oregon Zoo, Shopping, Portland Art Museum, Oregon Museum of Science & Industry and the Willamette Valley Wineries.

ICMA Room Rate: $189 single/double

Hyatt House Portland Downtown

Business or leisure, professional or personal, Hyatt House Portland/Downtown is your go-to hotel for any kind of travel. Expect to find free amenities like Wi-Fi and breakfast as well as essential services like a 24-hour market and fitness center. With our central location and complimentary amenities – The Hyatt House Portland Downtown is the best value.

ICMA Room Rate: $179 single/double

Hyatt Regency Portland

Stay in the Center of Portland! Stay steps from the bustling Oregon Convention Center or the Moda Center with a room at our Gold LEED certified hotel centrally located in the Lloyd District. Walk to high-end eateries and breweries nearby, or head across the river to see local landmarks like the International Rose Test Garden.

ICMA Room Rate: $194 single/double

Portland Paramount Hotel

The Paramount is intelligently designed for today’s traveler. Each of its spacious 154 guestrooms and suites offer modern in-room amenities such as large HD LCD television, complimentary wireless internet, comfortable bedding and luxurious Bee Kind organic toiletries. With large picture windows in each room and balconies and patios in select rooms, the scenic city views are beautifully framed for guests.

ICMA Room Rate: $179 single/double

Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront

The Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel is best known for our award-winning service, and now, guests of our downtown Portland, Oregon, hotel will love us even more after a recent $8.5 million renovation. Our downtown Portland hotel rooms now include 32-inch LCD TVs, modern bathroom decor, local artwork, and wireless internet. Guests at our hotel in downtown Portland, OR, will enjoy our indoor pool, whirlpool, on-site fitness center, and nearby golf and spas. Business travelers will appreciate our spacious work desks and 24-hour business center. Dining options are provided in Allie’s American Grille, Champion’s Sports Bar, and banquet meals designed by our Executive Chef, known for his creative flair. One of the few hotels in downtown Portland, Oregon, earning the prestigious ENERGY STAR label and is Green Seal Certified for its efforts to protect the environment, plan your next stay at our eco-friendly downtown Portland hotel.

ICMA Room Rate: $199 single/double

The Benson, a Coast Hotel

Centrally located in the heart of downtown Portland. This Historic Grand Hotel was built in 1913 and has been visited by every President since Taft. The Benson Hotel prides itself on its quality four-star service which is among the finest in Portland. Uniquely special for its European ambiance, gorgeous Italian marble floors, Russian circassian walnut paneling and antique Austrian crystal chandeliers, the stunning lobby of the Benson Hotel creates an ambiance of calm and elegance unlike any other hotel. Each richly appointed guest room and suite features many amenities for our guests to enjoy.

ICMA Room Rate: $180 single/double

All conference hotels are conveniently located either adjacent to or within 2.1 miles from the Oregon Convention Center (OCC).  Several are within walking distance of the OCC. A shuttle service will run between select conference hotels and the OCC.

The City of Portland is providing complimentary passes to the MAX Light Rail that also can be used for the Portland Street Car or bus service; the passes will be distributed during registration pick up at the Oregon Convention Center (OCC).  The passes are good during the official conference dates; October 3-6, 2021. There are light rail stations within 1-2 blocks of the OCC as well as each hotel except for the Hyatt House Portland Downtown which is accessible via the Portland Streetcar.

Meetings and/or special events may take place at the Hyatt Regency Portland (across the street from OCC) or at the Hilton Portland (shuttle bus).  Consult the final conference program for details.

All hotels are non-smoking. Guest rooms have free Wi-Fi access, coffee makers, hairdryers, and iron/ironing boards.

Map Code Hotel ICMA Room Rate Distance from Oregon Convention Center Phone Number
1 Hyatt Regency at the Oregon Convention Center $194 Single/Double Adjacent 971.222.1234
2 DoubleTree by Hilton Portland $159 Single/Double 4 blocks 503.281.6111
3 Courtyard Portland Downtown/Convention Center $165 Single/Double 3 blocks 503.234.3200
4 Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center $169 Single/Double 6 blocks 503.233.2401
5 The Benson Hotel $180 Single/Double 1.2 miles (10 minutes by MAX light rail) 503.228.2000
6 Courtyard Portland City Center $195 Single/Double 1.2 miles (10 minutes by MAX light rail) 503.505.5000
7 *The Paramount Hotel $179 Single/Double 1.6 miles (10 minutes by MAX light rail) 503.223.9900
8 *Hilton Portland Downtown $189 Single/Double 1.5 miles (10 minutes by MAX light rail) 503.226.1611
9 *Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront $199 Single/Double 1.7 miles (15 minutes by MAX light rail) 503.226.7600
10 *Hyatt House Portland Downtown $179 Single/Double 2.1 miles (15 minutes by MAX light rail) 503.241.2775

*Still has availability

The Portland Marathon will take place in downtown Portland on Sunday, October 3.  Attendees staying at the Hilton Portland, Portland Paramount, The Benson or the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront hotels may experience slight delays (approximately 5-minutes) on the MAX Light Rail between the hours of 7 a.m. – 11 a.m.  Uber/Lyft/Taxi service will be severely impacted during these hours.

Booking through MGE

  • Reservations must be accompanied by a credit card valid through October 2021 to serve as a guarantee.
  • Reservations may be changed (based on availability) until Tuesday, September 7, 2021 without penalty.
  • Reservations must be cancelled at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one night’s room and tax.
  • Special requests are not guaranteed. Hotels will assign specific room types upon check-in based on availability.
  • All rates are subject to state and local taxes (currently 15.25% per night).
  • Advantages to booking your room through ICMA’s official housing provider Maritz Global Events (MGE)
  • ICMA secures room blocks at hotels to meet a variety of conference attendee tastes and budgets. ICMA’s official housing company, MGE, is solely authorized to coordinate hotel reservations for the conference. By booking a hotel room through MGE, you receive:
    • Immediate email acknowledgement of your hotel assignment,
    • A guaranteed room reservation at an official ICMA conference hotel, and
    • Access to MGE’s customer service representatives for help with your reservation.
  • When attendees reserve rooms at hotels that are NOT within the official hotel block, ICMA is:
    • Unable to assist when a reservation cannot be located in a hotel’s system,
    • Unable to protect a reservation when a hotel “oversells” its room inventory, and
    • Exposed to penalties for not fulfilling contractual room block commitments. By avoiding such penalties, ICMA is able to keep conference costs down.

Important Note:  Maritz Global Events (MGE) is the Official Housing Provider for the ICMA Annual Conference. Improper solicitation of hotel reservations from any company other than Maritz Global Events is not approved. Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to have lower rates, however they may be illegitimate, not have the rooms to sell, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of and report any unauthorized solicitation to ICMA or Maritz Global Events.  


For answers to conference housing questions, call Maritz Global Events at (219) 354-6679 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Central Time, Monday through Friday or e-mail questions, cancellations, or changes to your reservation to


MGE will send reservation acknowledgements via email within 24 hours if booked online or by telephone. If you do not receive your acknowledgement within 24 hours, please contact MGE. You will not receive a written confirmation from the hotel.


Reservations must be cancelled at least 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a penalty of one night’s room and tax.

Through September 7, send requests for changes and cancellations in writing to MGE via email

Beginning September 11, 2021, contact hotels directly to make changes and cancellations. Please do not contact the hotels directly until September 11.

Booking a Hospitality Suite

Need to book a hospitality suite?  Contact Felicia Littky at or (202) 962-3656.

Travel Information

Portland International Airport (PDX)

Portland International Airport is currently served by 13 international and domestic airlines offering over 500 scheduled passenger arrivals and departures daily. Sixty U.S. cities offer nonstop flights to Portland, including Atlanta, Orlando, New York, Boston and Chicago. Internationally, you can fly direct to PDX from Amsterdam, Calgary, Frankfurt, Guadalajara, London, Puerto Vallarta, Reykjavik, Tokyo, Toronto and Vancouver.

COVID-19 Update: Portland International Airport (PDX) requires face coverings and asks that people picking up passengers wait outside the terminal.  Find the latest information for travelers at

Getting to and from the Airport


The airport is located 9 miles (14.5km) northeast of downtown Portland and is conveniently connected to the city center via MAX light- rail train.

Light Rail

The MAX light rail Red Line is the easiest way to travel to and from the airport. Here are some quick facts:

The trip between the airport and downtown Portland takes about 38 minutes.

An adult ticket costs $2.50 (Youth / Honored Citizen $1.25). MAX ticket machines return change in coins, so small bills are recommended.  Complimentary passes will be distributed to all meeting attendees during the registration check-in process at the OCC.

You can roll your luggage on board.

The first train of the day arrives at PDX at 4:45 a.m. The last train departs PDX at 11:50 p.m.

The MAX station and ticket machines are located on the lower level, next to the south baggage claim area (turn right at the base of the escalator). View airport map.

For complete schedules and more information, visit


The average taxi fare from the airport to downtown is approximately $35 before gratuity. Radio Cab offers a discount with coupons available on their website. The one-way trip takes 20-40 minutes. You can find taxis waiting in the center section of the airport terminal’s lower roadway outside of the baggage claim; to get back to the airport from the city center, you can order a cab through the city’s main operators or from a hotel with a dedicated taxi stand.


Follow signs to baggage claim, make sure you are on the lower level. Once you have your luggage in hand and are ready to go, request a ride and head directly to Island 2 outside of baggage claim.


For hotels that offer shuttle service, you will find the shuttle pickup point at the bottom entrance of the terminal (outside the baggage claim area) on the other side of the second strip (“Island 2”) near the parking garage.  ICMA does not provide shuttle service to and from the airport. Transportation from official ICMA hotels will be provided to and from the Oregon Convention Center for those hotels not within walking distance.