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Travel and Hotel Information

2017 APDT Conference Hotel

Richmond, Va.

Marriott Richmond
500 E. Broad Street
Richmond, Va.  23219

In the heart of downtown, the newly-renovated Richmond Marriott offers a blend of luxury and Southern charm. Connected via skywalk to the Greater Richmond Convention Center, the Richmond Marriott in downtown Richmond offers a prime location that puts you just steps from its historical past. Guests can experience the city’s unique ambiance by taking the complimentary shuttle to a number of diverse dining and entertainment venues. The stylish guest rooms feature modern amenities including High-Speed WiFi, flat-screen TVs with premium cable, and Marriott’s signature Revive® bedding. Diners love T-Miller’s, the exciting, onsite sports bar, and often follow up with a cocktail in the Liberty Bar at the hotel. With first-class service and thoughtful amenities including a lobby Starbucks coffee shop, this Marriott stands among Richmond hotels.

Reservations can be made at the Richmond Marriott by calling (800) 228-9290.

**Special Notice

Some companies have been known to solicit meeting attendees and exhibitors with offers of lower rates or nonexistent inventory of hotel rooms. Often referred to as “housing pirates” or “housing bandits,” they will phone or email attendees and exhibitors of city-wide events such as this one. It is important to remember these companies are falsely claiming to be affiliated with the event. To protect yourself against these scams, book only with the official Housing Service or host hotel (as identified by APDT and its event website); report solicitations to the APDT at conference@apdt.com immediately, including phone number, email address or web link.

Welcome to Richmond

Learn more at the Visit Richmond CVB website . . .

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is among America’s oldest major cities. Patrick Henry, a U.S. Founding Father, famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death” at its St. John’s Church in 1775, leading to the Revolutionary War. The White House of the Confederacy, the home of Confederate President Jefferson Davis during the Civil War, is now a museum in Court End, a neighborhood known for Federal-style mansions.

Richmond, VA is a place where the Civil War and Emancipation are remembered and carefully studied, and where stories and sites are preserved for each new generation. The 19th century’s Union troops cried on their conquest, “On to Richmond!” and it’s an invitation for you to explore some of the nation’s most authentic historic sites, artifacts and personal stories.  The American Civil War Center at Historic Tredegar is the perfect starting point. Tour the Museum and White House of the Confederacy, the Manchester Slave Trail and numerous battlefields. Walk in the steps of Abraham Lincoln, who visited Richmond just 10 days before his assassination. See this painful part of our nation’s history from three perspectives — Confederate, Union and African American.

The Richmond region has always had history, for about 400 years. But unless you’ve stopped by the Capital of the South recently, you might not know that there have been a few more revolutions. There’s been a craft beer revolution, a food revolution, a fashion revolution and an arts revolution.  Come see us and find out why we’re a Travel + Leisure Top Destination and National Geographic said we’re a place to travel for food.

Richmond has more than 20 craft breweries, some of the best restaurants in the country, homegrown start ups, murals and street art all over our buildings and walls. We’ve also got the only class III & IV urban rapids in the entire country, and you can swim in our mighty James River.


A list and a map of restaurants in Richmond.


By Plane

Richmond International Airport is just 15 minutes from downtown Richmond. Six air carriers provide service to RIC: Allegiant, American, Delta, JetBlue, Southwest and United. Each offers nonstop flights to major national destinations and connecting flights to cities around the world. Taxi service at RIC is available. James River Transportation provides executive sedan and limousine service. Additional transportation options include nine rental agencies and transit service (visit ridegrtc.com for bus route and schedule). For more information, visit flyrichmond.com.

By Train

Hop on an Amtrak train and trek to Richmond with ease and comfort. ­ The national rail operator stops at three stations locally. Rail service is located just minutes from I-95 and I-64 at 7519 Staples Mill Road. Passengers also arrive at downtown’s Main Street Station at 1500 E. Main St., and Amtrak has a station in the heart of downtown Ashland, at 112 N. Railroad Ave. Stations are handicappedaccessible, and baggage service is available. For more information about Amtrak service, visit amtrak.com/virginia.

By Car

Did you know the Richmond region is located within a day’s drive of half of the U.S. population? Utilize Interstates 95 and 64, the major corridors traveling through the region. For ease of navigation, vehicle rentals, taxi service, GRTC bus transportation and Uber service are also available.


On average, there are 210 sunny days per year in Richmond, Virginia. The July high is around 89 degrees, the October high is around 69.5 degrees and the January low is 26. Sperling’s comfort index for Richmond is a 60 out of 100, where a higher score indicates a more comfortable year-around climate. The US average for the comfort index is 54.

Richmond has a warm temperate climate, with hot and humid summers and generally cool winters. The open waters of the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean contribute to the humid summers and mild winters.

Virginia State Capital

Visiting the Virginia Capitol

The Capitol building is open to visitors Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Capitol Square is open to the public from 6:00 a.m. until 11:00 p.m. daily. Guided tours are available for walk in visitors as well as groups with tour appointments. All groups of ten or more are expected to make tour reservations in advance. Individuals, couples, families and small groups with fewer than ten people may take guided or self-guided tours during operating hours each day. Visitors enter the Capitol at the Main Entrance at 10th and Bank Streets.  The Capitol is only four (4) blocks from the Richmond Marriott.