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Notice: The Grand Hyatt, Washington DC Currently Renovating Portions of the Hotel

2013 Conference Logo RE:GENERATIONNCIL advises caution for people with chemical and environmental sensitivities planning to attend this year’s annual conference due to extensive remodeling of the conference venue.

All guest rooms are being renovated including new furniture, bedding, carpet and paint. Remodeling started on the 11th floor, working downward. By the conference in July, all guestroom renovations will be complete, the lower floors and the 12th floor most recently. The lobby and conference rooms will not be renovated until after the conference. However, guest room windows open into the central atrium and might permit volatile remodeling chemicals to enter the hallways and conference area.

Off-gassing typical of new synthetic materials and furnishings like these can trigger or exacerbate chemical and other environmental sensitivities.

If such exposures concern you, consider reserving a room in one of NCIL’s overflow hotels, each within one block of the Grand Hyatt. 

Marriott Metro Center

Overflow accessible rooms are available at the Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th Street NW, just one block from the Grand Hyatt. The rate is $249 per night (plus tax of 14.5%). Reservations must be made by June 25, 2013. Please call the hotel at 202.737.2200 for reservations. Be sure to identify yourself as a NCIL Conference attendee to receive the discounted rate.

Embassy Suites

Overflow accessible rooms are available at the Embassy Suites Convention Center, 900 10th St NW, just one block from the Grand Hyatt. The rate is $229 per night (plus tax of 14.5%). Reservations must be made by June 24, 2013. Please call the hotel at 202.739.2001 for reservations. Be sure to identify yourself as a NCIL Conference attendee to receive the discounted rate.

 

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