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Phoenix Hotel and Travel

The 55th Annual Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference will be held at the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel, located in the heart of downtown Phoenix. The hotel offers easy access to some of the city’s finest attractions, including the US Airways Center (home of the Phoenix Suns), Chase Field (home of the Arizona Diamondbacks), Phoenix Zoo, Orpheum Theatre and Heard Museum.

Hotel Reservations

The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel special conference rate is $199 plus city and state taxes. If you need a room, please contact Rosalie Polanco, Events Planning and Coordination at or 212.730.7186

The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel check-in time is 4:00 pm and check-out time is 12:00 pm. Attendee reservation must be accompanied by a first night room deposit or guaranteed with a valid major credit card. The Hotel will not hold any reservations unless secured by one of the above methods. Cancellation of individual reservations must be made up to 24 hours prior to arrival.



Air Travel
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
For information on airport and local transportation, visit
Distance to Hotel: 4.2miles – Approximate cost by cab $21 (one way, one person)

Airlines that fly to Phoenix include: Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, American Airlines, British Airways, Boutique Air, Delta Air Lines, Frontier Airlines, Great Lakes Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines, JetBlue Airways, Southwest Airlines, Spirit Airlines, Sun Country Airlines, United Airlines, Volaris, WestJet

Valley Metro Rail

From the airport, you can take the PHX Sky Train to 44th Street & Washington and catch the Valley Metro Rail ($2 per ride). The PHX Sky Train is free.

 44th Street & Washington Station Amenities

  • Boarding pass kiosks – print your boarding pass with participating airlines before arriving at the terminal.
  • Early Bag Check – for those traveling American Airlines, Southwest Airlines, or United Airlines.
  • Valley Metro Light Rail Ticket Machines – purchase your METRO light rail tickets after arriving at the station. Ticket kiosks are located on Level 2.
  • Cell Phone Waiting Lot
  • Pet Park
  • Four hour parking meters
  • Dropping off or picking up travelers using Terminal 4? The 44th Street & Washington PHX Sky Train® Station offers a handy alternative to driving into the Airport.
  • Transportation Guide – Phoenix Sky Harbor to Downtown Convention Hotels

Fare Options
Local Bus/LINK/Light Rail Fare

All-Day pass
All-Day pass (on board bus)
7-Day pass
15-Day pass
31-Day pass


*An additional $1.25 over local full fare is required to ride Express/RAPID.

-Persons with a disability, seniors age 65 and older, Medicare cardholders and youth ages 6 through 18, qualify for reduced fares on local bus and light rail. Passengers must have valid proof of eligibility to use reduced fares.

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A cab ride from:
Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)
Distance to Hotel: 4.2miles – Approximate cost by cab $21 (one way, one person)
AAA Full Transportation/ Yellow Cab Arizona – (480) 888-8888

Car Service

Uber: New Riders use promo code AZEDU2016 for $15 off your first ride.

  • Existing Uber Riders enter promo code EDURIDER for $10 off 1 ride to or from the Renaissance Hotel.

Lyft: New users: up to $50 in new ride credits PROMO CODE: ACEE (Credits must be used within 2 weeks of applying promotional codes)

  • Existing Lyft users: 50% off one ride up to $10 rides must start or finish at the renaissance hotel. PROMO CODE: ACEE16


The Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel offers the following parking rates: Valet – daily $29.00, 0-3 hours $19.00, and 6 hours plus $29.00.

Two Renaissance Square Parking, located a block from the hotel at 40 North Central Avenue, offers the following parking rates: 1st hour $3.75, 10 hours $12.50. Website

Bike Share
Explore downtown Phoenix and beyond through Grid Bike Share. Anyone can rent out a bike through the Grid Bike Share website or mobile app. The cost is $5 an hour, or $30 a month.