Hotels and Local Transportation Information

2018 AAR Annual Meeting • Denver, Colorado • November 17–20

2018 Annual Meeting Banner

After a long day of attending sessions at the Annual Meeting, it is good to have a haven to relax and recharge for the next day. AAR has negotiated special conference rates at seventeen luxurious and convenient hotels for the convenience of meeting attendees. Please note that you can only get the special conference rate by booking through the AAR. Hotel room rates do not include the average of 15.75% hotel room tax.

Hotel reservations are available from Thursday, November 15 through Tuesday, November 20. Registration and the Exhibit Hall will be held in the Colorado Convention Center, and the Employment Center will be in the Sheraton Downtown. Sessions will be held in the Colorado Convention Center, Crowne Plaza Downtown, Embassy Suites Downtown, Grand Hyatt, Hilton City Center, Hilton Garden Inn Downtown, Hyatt Regency Convention Center, and the Sheraton Downtown.

Hotel Locator Map and Rates
Hotel Amenities Chart

You must be registered to secure housing. Register online here.

There will not be any hotel shuttles this year. If you have difficulty walking long distances, please see our Accessibility Information page in the summer for information on distances between buildings and on scooter rental.


Delta and United Airlines are the official carriers of the AAR & SBL Annual Meetings and Avis is the preferred rental car supplier. For the benefit of our conference attendees, a discount is available and is valid a few days before and after the Annual Meeting ends, depending on carrier. To take advantage of these special discounted fares, you can call or make reservations directly through their respective websites listed below. Discounts do not apply to certain restricted fares and exclude sale fare inventories.

Carrier Phone Number Website Discount Code
Delta Airlines 1-800-328-1111 NMRML
United Airlines 1-800-426-1122 ZESU452469
Avis Car Rental 1-800-331-1600 D424982 (AWD #)*

*Note that this discount does not apply to the "pay now" reservations. If you prefer a pre-paid discount, do not use the meeting code. Pre-paid reservations have cancellation penalties, whereas using the discount above does not.

If you book through your own travel agency, be sure to give them the appropriate discount code above.


RTD Rapid Transit Train – A Line

There is a train that leaves directly from the airport to Union Station, which is located downtown. It is $9 for a one-way ticket and more information is here: Once you reach Union Station, you’ll take a complimentary bus close to your hotel. More information here: Please use a mapping program or contact your hotel to determine the best route to get there.

If you’re interested, here is a short video to show you the way:

To find the train:

  • From Terminal A – If you walk to the Main Terminal: Once you have left the long walkway, go down to level 5, and follow signs to the Transit Center by the giant American flag (walk all the way to the other end of the airport). Exit main doors, and then proceed down the escalator. If you take the train to the Main Terminal, see below.
  • From Terminals B & C – From the train: Once you have arrived up the escalator, proceed south (Terminal East will be to your left and Terminal West to your right) to the Transit Center by the giant American flag. Exit main doors, and then proceed down the escalator.
  • If you need an elevator from the inner airport train, merely push the button for ground transportation, rather than going up to go back down.

Upon arrival at Union Station:

  • Once out of the train proceed to the walkway on the right of Union Station.
  • Take a left after the ‘No pedestrians allowed beyond this point’ sign. (The signage will tell you to take a right, which is a roundabout way.)
  • Walk in between Zoe Ma Ma and Thirsty Lion on right, and Next Door on the left (these are all restaurants), where you will arrive at Wynkoop St.
  • Once on Wynkoop, take a right and cross 16th St. to the Mall Bus sign outside of Office Depot.
  • Take the complimentary 16th St. Mall Bus southeast to the correct street to get off and proceed to your hotel from there. The bus is located on the pedestrian street.


Taxis are available on level 5 of each side of the airport (East or West). Denver has a flat rate charge of $55.57 to downtown (as of March 2018), which includes the airport access fee, but not a gratuity.

Shared-Ride Car Service (such as Uber or Lyft)

Denver (DEN) is one of the airports that allows shared-ride services to pick up at the airport. When you are exiting the airport, take note of which side (East or West) you are leaving from and request the appropriate pickup point. Most riders will meet their driver on level 6. More information is here: and here: An average fare is $40 not riding during rush hour.

Shared-Ride Vans

See Shuttle Services recommended by Denver International Airport here:


The Convention Center is located at 700 14th Street. Onsite parking is available for an average daily rate of $15 (up to 12 hours), with other garages available nearby. See here for more information: