Conference Headquarters Hotel

Americans for the Arts has secured rooms at discounted rates at our headquarters hotel, the Peabody Memphis. All meetings and events, unless otherwise indicated, will be held at the Peabody Memphis Hotel.

See below for information on rates, and how to make reservations at the headquarters hotel.

The Peabody Memphis Hotel
149 Union Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
T: 901-529-4000
Reservations Line: 1-800-PEABODY
Room Rates: $180 single | double occupancy, per night. 

To qualify for the Conference room block rate, you must mention Americans for the Arts when making your reservation. You can also reserve your room online at the Conference room block rate.

Discounted Rate Deadline: October 9, 2017
If you book after October 9, Americans for the Arts cannot guarantee the discounted group rate, or if the hotel sells out prior to this date.

Come early and stay late! Group rate will be available from November 5–16, 2017 (subject to availability).

Housing Policies:

  • A deposit is required to guarantee all hotel reservations at the Peabody Memphis Hotel at the time the reservation is made. This may be provided by either a deposit equal to the first night's room and tax or a credit card on file.

  • All reservations are subject to a 15.95 % or current tax charge.

  • Reservations not canceled 72 hours in advance of check-in will be charged first night room and tax.


The Peabody Memphis Hotel parking is available on a daily basis as follows:

  • Valet: $ 29* (with in/out privileges for overnight guests only)
  • Self Parking: $20 (with in/out privileges for overnight guests only)
*Please Note: Prices subject to change without notice.
The parking entrance is located at 118 2nd Street South, Memphis, TN 38103. Once you enter the parking drive, turn left for valet service or drive straight ahead for self parking. If you choose Self-Parking, you may drop your bags with a Valet Parking Attendant prior to parking your car. The Peabody also offers Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in the Valet Parking Area. 
At Americans for the Arts, we work to negotiate the best possible hotel room rates and recognize the importance of fulfilling our obligations to our hotel partners. The best way to experience the Conference is to be in the heart of it all at the conference headquarters. We appreciate everyone's support in booking with the official Americans for the Arts hotel room block. 



Air Travel

The Memphis International Airport (MEM) is located just 10.5 miles from the Peabody Memphis Hotel, the Conference headquarters.

We’ve made it easy for you to come to the 2017 National Arts Marketing Project Conference! Simply contact MacNair Travel Management by telephone (202.640.5831) or e-mail ( for discounts and special fares. Be sure to identify yourself as an Americans for the Arts 2017 National Arts Marketing Project Conference attendee. Please have your preferred arrival & departure times ready, as well as your payment information. Please be advised that MacNair Travel charges a $35 booking fee for all airline or car bookings.

More Discounts to Get You To Memphis

Americans for the Arts has partnered with Delta and United Airlines to bring you discounted fares! When booking, use the following information to obtain exclusive discounts on airfare: (MacNair Travel can also ensure you receive these discounts.)

We have partnered with Delta Airlines and United Airlines to provide discounted airfare from any departure city to Memphis International Airport (MEM). See below for information about how to take advantage of these additional savings!

  • Delta Airlines - Visit or call Delta Meeting Network: 800.328.1111 to receive a 2-10% discount on published fares. You must provide the following meeting code: NMPZC
  • United Airlines - Visit or call United Meetings Reservation Desk at 800.426.1122 to receive a 2-10% discount on published fares (based on availability). You must provide the following Z Code: ZY9W and Agreement Code: 286561.

Please Note: Ticketing Fees May Apply.



Ground Transportation

Once you land at Memphis International Airport (MEM), you’ve got a short trip to Peabody Memphis Hotel, Conference headquarters. A variety of transportation options are available at the Memphis International Airport as there is no complimentary shuttle to the Peabody Memphis Hotel.

Taxi Service

Taxis depart from the center commercial drive in front of the Concourse B baggage claim area. A taxi coordinator is available to assist passengers with questions, concerns, or special requests. Accessible cabs and baby seats are available upon request. Taxis are available from 6:00 a.m. until one hour after the last flight arrival. Travel time to the Peabody Memphis Hotel is approximately 15 minutes, depending on traffic.

Minimum fare for taxi customers is $13.00, which includes a $3.00 airport surcharge. All taxis accept major credit cards.

Car Ride Services

App-based car ride services Uber & Lyft are available in Memphis. Fares are approx. $14–$19 from Memphis International Airport to the Peabody Memphis Hotel.

Rental Car Services

The Memphis International Airport (MEM) is currently served by 9 car rental companies. All questions regarding rates, reservations, and availability information should be directed to the individual companies at the numbers listed below. Car rental facilities are located in the B Terminal on the lower level (below baggage claim) in the Ground Transportation Center.

  • Alamo: 1-888-826-6893

  • Avis: 901-345-2847

  • Budget: 901-332-2222

  • Dollar: 1-866-434-2226

  • Enterprise: 901-396-3736

  • Hertz: 901-345-5680

  • National: 1-877-222-9058

  • Payless Car Rental: 901-346-4781

  • Thrifty Car Rental: 1-877-283-0898

Peabody Memphis Hotel Transport

Private van or towncar service with transportation to the airport or local restaurants and attractions can be reserved in advance through The Peabody Concierge by calling 901-529-4000.

  • Peabody Towncar: $65 airport transfer, 1-3 passengers

  • Peabody Van: $85 airport transfer, 4-6 passengers


For more information about this program, please call Americans for the Arts at 202.371.2830 or send us an e-mail at