Hotel and Travel

For those needing hotel accommodations, a block of rooms is being held at a discounted rate at the New York Marriott Downtown.
85 West Street (at Albany Street)
New York, New York 10006
Phone: (212) 385-4900 or (877) 303-0104

Room Rate: $299 per night plus state and local taxes (currently 14.75% plus $3.50 daily occupancy fee) for single or double occupancy. Please refer to Council of Independent Colleges when calling to make your reservation or you may book online here.

Reservation Deadline: Friday, September 18, 2015. After this date rooms are available on a space-available basis.

This year’s Conversation between Foundation Officers and College and University Presidents will take place in New York’s Financial District at the Convene Conference Center, located at 32 Old Slip, New York, New York 10005.

Located in the heart of New York’s Financial District, the New York Marriott is a fifteen minute walk from the Convene Conference Center, and just steps from the 9/11 Memorial and South Street Seaport. It also offers easy access to the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island. Bordered by the neighborhoods of SoHo, Tribeca, and Greenwich Village, the hotel is in the center of Manhattan’s shopping and culture. The Marriott is easily accessible from New York’s three airports and is less than five miles from both Grand Central Station and New York’s Penn Station. Complimentary wireless internet is included in the guest room rate.

Check-in is 4:00 p.m. and check-out is 11:00 am. 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