Hotel, Travel, and General Information

Overflow Hotels
 
Please note: Due to the high number of registrations for the 2016 Presidents Institute, the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, the main Institute hotel, is nearly sold out. Only a limited number of rooms remain available at the CIC rate of $239 per night. Other rooms may be available at the hotel’s prevailing rate. In the event that participants are unable to secure a reservation at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel, CIC recommends the Royal Palm South Beach Hotel, which is next door to the Loews, or the Hyatt Centric South Beach Hotel, which is just across the street from the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. Participants should contact either hotel directly to make lodging arrangements.
 
1545 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: (305) 604-5700
 
Room rate: $279
 
Participants should contact the Royal Palm South Beach Hotel directly to make lodging arrangements. When calling to make your reservation, please mention that you are with the CIC Presidents Institute to receive the discounted rate. To make hotel reservations online at the CIC conference rate, use the Presidents Institute reservation link.

1600 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: (305) 428-1234

Room rate: $219
 
Participants should contact the Hyatt Centric South Beach Hotel directly to make lodging arrangements. When calling to make your reservation, please mention that you are with the CIC room block G-CICO to receive the discounted rate. To make hotel reservations online at the CIC conference rate, use the Presidents Institute reservation link.
 

CIC is working to accommodate as many Institute participants as possible at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel and seeks your assistance in this effort. Should you find that you are unable to attend the Presidents Institute, please contact Allison Blackburn, CIC director of conferences (ablackburn@cic.nche.edu or 202-466-7230), so that your reservation may be made available to another Institute participant.
 

All program sessions of the 2016 Presidents Institute will be held at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel.
 
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
1601 Collins Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone: (877) 563-9762 or (305) 604-1601
Fax: (305) 604-3999
 
Hotel Reservation Deadline for CIC Rate: Thursday, December 3, 2015
Room Rate: $239 single/double per night

To make hotel reservations online at the CIC conference rate, use the Presidents Institute reservation link.

When calling to make your reservation, please indicate that you are with the Council of Independent Colleges’ Presidents Institute to receive the discounted rate. The reservation deadline is Thursday, December 3, 2015. Please note that reservations made after the deadline cannot be guaranteed at the CIC rate and will be accommodated only on a space-available basis.
 
 
The oceanfront Loews Miami Beach Hotel sits directly on the beach in the heart of the bustling South Beach neighborhood. This Art Deco hotel, built in 1998, offers an oceanfront swimming pool, a spa and fitness center, and six restaurants and bars, including the popular Lure Fishbar. Additional features include easy access to nearby galleries, museums, restaurants, and shopping.
 


Transportation
The Loews Miami Beach Hotel is located just 20 minutes (17 miles) from Miami International Airport (MIA) and 35 minutes (29 miles) from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL). Transportation to the hotel is available from both airports through providers located outside of the baggage area. Taxi fare from Miami International is a zone rate of $32 one way, and shuttle fare is $21 each way. From Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International, the zone rate by taxi is $70, and the shuttle rate is $21 each way. Although shuttle reservations are recommended, they are not required. Advance reservations are required when returning to the airport.
  • Super Shuttle (MIA)—(305) 871-1000
  • Go Airport Shuttle (FLL)—(800) 244-8252
Valet parking at the Loews is $41 overnight and $31 for the day. Self-parking is available at a garage directly across from the Loews (16th Street and Collins Avenue) at a daily rate of $16. Please note that rates are subject to change. (Rates are accurate as of October 2015.)
 

Automobile Rental
CIC has arranged for discounted rates with Alamo Rent A Car and National Car Rental for participants who wish to rent automobiles. For reservations with Alamo, call (800) 462-5266 and request ID# 7016394, or use the special Presidents Institute reservation site. For reservations with National, call (800) 227-7368 and request ID# 5030773 or use the special Presidents Institute reservation site.
 

Dress Guidelines
Casual or resort wear is appropriate throughout the Institute. Business attire is suggested only for the Awards Reception and Banquet on Wednesday, January 6. If you plan to participate in the excursions, be sure to bring comfortable clothes, walking shoes, a hat, and sunscreen.


Family and Guests
All daytime sessions during the Presidents Institute, including breakfast and lunch discussions, are open only to registered participants. Tickets may be purchased on-site for special guests and family members to participate in the opening night Welcome Dinner. Tickets for the Awards Reception and Banquet on Wednesday, January 6, may be ordered at the time of registration.
 

Childcare
Childcare service may be arranged through several private providers partnering with the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. For a list of providers or to make arrangements, please contact the hotel’s concierge at (305) 604-5420 or miamiconcierge@loewshotels.com.
 
The hotel also offers SoBe Kids Camp, a full or half-day program for children ages 4–12. The camp is located in the St. Moritz Tower of the Loews Miami Beach Hotel and offers arts and crafts, shell finding, beach sports, Wii competitions, scavenger hunts, and other activities. In addition, there are activities for teens that include music download cards and a lending library of Xbox 360 games, DVDs, and board games. For reservations or more information, please call SoBe Kids Camp at (305) 604-5421.
 

Spa Services
The hotel will offer a 10 percent discount on services at Exhale Spa for Presidents Institute participants. To make appointments, call (305) 695-3400 or visit www.exhalespa.com/locations/miami-south-beach and indicate that you are with CIC.
 

Retired President Eligibility
CIC welcomes retired presidents who wish to participate in the Presidents Institute and remain involved in discussions of professional matters with former colleagues. Having retired presidents at the Institute is of value to current presidents, especially those who are relatively new to their positions, as an additional source of welcome advice from more experienced colleagues. Retired presidents who work for a sponsoring firm should participate in the Presidents Institute as one of the firm’s representatives, not as a retired president. Retired presidents who work for a firm that is eligible to be a sponsor but is not should not participate in the Institute. Questions about eligibility to register as a retired president should be directed to Barbara Hetrick, CIC senior vice president, at bhetrick@cic.nche.edu or (202) 466-7230.