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Hotel and Travel

**All conference events (with the exception of the social event) will take place at the Tampa Convention Center**

Note: On January 27, 2017, an executive order was issued that imposes new travel restrictions. The full implications of the new policy are unclear. However, if your travel plans or visa have been impacted, please contact Eric Persson (, program chair, alerting him to your current status for contingency planning.  For additional information please click here for a special message from IEEE President Karen Bartleson.



APEC has secured discounted rates at the following hotels.  Please visit the links below to make your lodging reservations today!  Rooms are available on a first come first serve basis and must be reserved by February 24, 2017 in order to be eligible for the discounted rates.

Note:  Multiple reservations under the same name are not allowed at APEC hotels.  If you book more than one room with the same name you will be notified by the hotel that duplicate reservations will be cancelled. 

Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina (Headquarters Hotel) - LIMITED AVAILABILITY
700 S Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
Room Rate: $199 per night/plus taxes
Distance to Convention Center: Across the street
Telephone Number: 813-221-4900
Group Code: APEC 2017 (or APEAPEA if booking via
Online Reservation Link:

Embassy Suites by Hilton Tampa Downtown Convention Center - LIMITED AVAILABILITY
513 S Florida Avenue
Tampa, FL 33602
Room Rate: $199 per night/plus taxes
Distance to Convention Center: Across the street
Telephone Number: 813-769-8300
Group Code: APC
Online Reservation Link:

Sheraton Tampa Riverwalk Hotel (Student Hotel) - SOLD OUT
**Student only block.  Must present a student ID upon checkin**
200 N Ashley Drive
Tampa, FL 33602
Room Rate: $175 per night/plus taxes
Distance to Convention Center: 4-5 blocks (0.5 Mile)
Telephone Number: 813-223-2222
Group Code: APEC
Online Reservation Link:

***Alert: Fraudulent Housing Reservation Companies – With the assistance of Courtesy Associates, IEEE APEC has reserved room blocks directly with event hotels and APEC does not endorse or have a relationship with any housing company.  Please note that fraudulent hotel reservation companies may solicit APEC 2017 attendees and exhibitors posing as APEC’s official housing company offering special discounted hotel rates.  IEEE APEC and Courtesy Associates are not responsible for and cannot guarantee any reservations made through any outside housing company.



For flights into Tampa, the closest airport is the Tampa International Airport (TPA).  TPA is located 15 minutes (8 miles) from the Tampa Convention Center and APEC Hotels.

Ground Transportation

Average taxi fare from TPA to the Tampa Convention Center and APEC Hotels is $30-$35 one way. 

Blue One Transportation has provided discount transportation for APEC attendees.  To take advantage of their discount and see more information, click here for a discount flyer.

Popular ridesharing transportation companies Uber and Lyft are available in Tampa and these services offer afford­able, discounted rates. For more information on these services, please download their mobile apps.


There are numerous parking options throughout downtown Tampa and at/near the Tampa Convention Center.  The following link shows you all of the parking options and rates for Tampa.

The closest lots for the convention center are: the Tampa Convention Center Garage and the South Regional Parking Garage.

Parking is also available at all (3) APEC hotels for $24 per night at each hotel.