Accomodations & Travel
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We are pleased to announce that the 48th Annual Symposium will again be held at The Westin Philadelphia Hotel. The Westin rivals both the four seasons and the Ritz Carlton in grandeur. Please check back after the new year for the Voice Foundation’s dedicated Westin Hotel webpage.
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Located in the heart of the city known as America’s birthplace, The Westin Philadelphia combines traditional elegance with modern luxury. It is directly connected to Liberty Place, an upscale shopping center, and the Pennsylvania Convention Center is just a few blocks away. Many of the area’s other famous landmarks including the Liberty Bell, Independence Hall, the Betsy Ross House, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art are nearby as well.
Experience the commitment to Modern Luxury in each of their 290 luxurious guest rooms including 17 suites and the new WestinWORKOUT® Powered by Reebok Gym. The rich European décor, lavish conference facilities, and exquisite culinary presentations attract an impressive array of corporate events and social occasions. Business and leisure travelers as well as social event planners choose The Westin Philadelphia for its stately elegance and full range of services including high-speed internet access in all guest and meeting rooms.
The Westin Philadelphia Hotel
99 South 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103-4299
Book here or
Call Reservations Supervisor at 215-575-6915
Mention that you are with The Voice Foundation
Why stay at the conference hotel?
This is where the action is. Networking opportunities are around every corner and in every elevator. Save time getting to and from the meetings and exhibits, even going back to your room between events to make phone calls and check emails. Please make your reservation at our conference hotel where we have negotiated contracts to give you the best value and service. If you book outside our block, we might fall short of our contractual obligations and may be required to pay fees to make up the difference, which in turn will hurt our organization and the benefits we provide.
Contact our office at 215.735.7999 or firstname.lastname@example.org and we will help coordinate your stay.
Please go directly to the Jefferson Short Term Housing page for more details on very limited dormitory housing at Jefferson University
From the Airport
Public Transportation The single best way to get from Philadelphia International Airport ( PHL ) to Center City is via the SEPTA (Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority) Airport Regional Rail Line (formerly R1). It stops at every terminal at the airport except F (just walk over to E), runs every half-hour from 6 AM to midnight, and is Airport Regional Rail fare: Purchased on-board (most common): $8.00; purchased in advance, $6.50, or One Day Independence Pass ($12.00). The fare is paid to the conductors on board the train. You cannot purchase tickets prior to boarding the train at the airport. (If you are travelling to the airport from downtown, buying tickets at the station reduces the fare as you have purchased in advance.)
After one stop right outside the Airport, it stops at the University of Pennsylvania campus and 30th Street Station (where the Amtrak trains for New York and Washington stop). It then stops at Suburban Station at 16th Street and JFK Boulvard, just two blocks from City Hall and very near several hotels including the Westin (17th & Market Sts.), Crowne Plaza hotel (18th & Market Sts.), the Wyndham Hotel (17th & Race Sts.), the Four Seasons (1 Logan Square), the Sofitel (17th & Sansom Sts.),The Rittenhouse (210 W. Rittenhouse Square), and many others. This is the commercial and shopping section of the city with many fine restaurants, interesting shops, and sights nearby.
Fares from the airport to Center City are fixed at a flat rate of $28.50 for the first person, plus $1.00 for each additional person. If you are not going to Center City, ask the cab driver to estimate the fare before you leave, or check the Philadelphia Taxi Fare Finder for an estimate.
Hint for taxis at 30th Street Station: If the line for a cab is long, and there are no cabs in the queue, walk over to Market Street and hail a cab. Market Street will be to your right as you come out of the station to stand in the cab line.
Some popular shuttle services (in alphabetical order), are: Daves Best Limousine, Lady Liberty Shuttle, Mozio Shuttles & Limos, SuperShuttle. All offer door-to-door shared shuttles to and from PHL airport.Shuttles can have anywhere from a few passengers to a van full, and may make multiple stops, depending on the passengers’ pickup points and destinations. When making your plans, especially for getting to the airport, be sure to consider the possibility that a shuttle may take longer than other modes. The trade-offs are price/convenience/time
Renting a car in Philadelphia is not necessary if you are planning to stay in Center City. If you choose to rent one, however, from the airport exit, take either 76 West to 676 East or 95 North to 676 West.
Amtrack Service to and from Philadelphia
Amtrak has been transporting passengers along America’s railways for 40 years. When it comes to traveling along the Northeast corridor, there’s no easier way then hopping aboard an Amtrak train and riding the rails.
If you need to get to Philadelphia quickly, Acela Express trains running between Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, are the way to go. Amtrak offers quick, comfortable travel between the cities seven days a week.
Amtrak service in Philadelphia originates at the beautiful 30th Street Station. Click here for 30th Street Station details.
Information and reservations available at (800) 872-7245 and www.amtrak.com.
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