Hotel and Travel

For those needing hotel accommodations, a block of rooms is being held at a discounted rate at the Omni Hotel Berkshire Place.
21 East 52nd Street at Madison Avenue
New York, New York 10022
Phone: (212) 754-5000
Fax: (212) 754-5018

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Friday, September 12, 2014. After this date rooms are available on a space available basis.

Room Rate: $299 per night plus state and local taxes for single or double occupancy. Please refer to Council of Independent Colleges/Foundation Conversation when calling to make your reservation or you may book your reservation online.

The Omni Hotel Berkshire Place is situated about seven blocks away from TIAA-CREF’s headquarters, the venue for the 2013 Foundation Conversation.  Located on Madison Avenue in Manhattan’s popular East-side, the hotel is close to Fifth Avenue shopping, Rockefeller Plaza, museums and is about eight blocks from Central Park and the theater district. The hotel is easily accessible from New York’s three airports (with La Guardia being the closest), and just two miles from New York’s Penn Station. The Omni Berkshire offers spacious rooms, luxurious beds and linens, and complimentary wireless internet.

Check-in is 3:00 p.m. and check-out is noon. Please note that cancellations must be made 24 hours prior to arrival. Any reservation not cancelled or any no-shows will be charged one night’s room rate plus applicable sales tax.

If you have questions, please contact Barbara Hetrick, CIC’s senior vice president, at (202) 466-7230 or