Hotels, Rates & Block Information

The 2019 ACA Annual Meeting will be a little different.  The ACA has reserved the Northern Kentucky Convention Center for sessions, workshops and events and two blocks of rooms at two separate hotels, the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter and the Embassy Suites by Hilton Cincinnati RiverCenter, which are both located across the street from the Convention Center.  


Staying in one of the ACA room blocks is not only a convenient way to help you stay connected with activities and networking opportunities during the meeting, it also helps keep your meeting costs as low as possible.  The ACA recognizes that our attendees have a number of options when securing hotel accommodations for the Annual Meeting. In order to produce a successful and rewarding experience for attendees, the ACA has made a commitment to the conference hotels to secure a block of hotel rooms at competitive prices and to provide prime meeting space for our meeting sessions, events and activities. The ACA is contractually bound to fill this room block and an inability to fill the block will result in financial penalties which could affect negotiations and costs for future meetings so staying within our block is not only convenient but fiscally beneficial to both our attendees and our society.  


A single room rate is $159 per room per night (plus tax) at either the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter or the Embassy Suites Cincinnati RiverCenter.


Rooms for students or postdocs are $129 per room, per night (plus tax) at either the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter or the Embassy Suites Cincinnati RiverCenter.  These discounted rooms are ONLY for students and postdocs. If you make a reservation at this rate but are found to be ineligible, you will be asked to cancel and rebook at the appropriate rate. New reservations will be subject to hotel's availability.   

Looking to share a room? Check out our room sharing bulletin!


The ACA's room block closes at both hotels on June 27, 2019.  Don't wait until the room block closes, for the past two years the ACA's hotel room block has sold out prior to the meeting.  Reserve your room as soon as possible to guarantee availability.  

Please note!  Adding dates outside of the reserved block will result in the search advising that there are no rooms available.  The ACA has a room block reserved from July 19th to July 25th at both the Marriott and the Embassy, but if you include a date outside of the block, for example July 18th, the search result will advise that there are no rooms available.  Further, if you include dates during which the room block has sold out, for example the Marriott on July 19th, then the search will again advise that there are no rooms available.  If you are looking to add days outside of the block to your reservation please email the  [email protected] to request assistance with your reservation and ensure that you are staying in the ACA block.  


Hotel Questions?

Visit the room block portal to make a reservation or manage an established reservation.

Do you have need assistance with booking your room? 

Please note that the NKCC holds the room blocks on behalf of the ACA.  This was done to allow us to offer a low room night block rate.  As such, if contacted via telephone, the Marriott and the Embassy will be unable to provide confirmation until after July 9th.  

Prior to July 9th: Email [email protected] with any questions about ACA reservations. 

After July 9th: Please contact the hotel you are staying at directly to make changes/modifications to reservations. 


Embassy Suites by Hilton Cincinnati RiverCenter

The recently renovated the Embassy Suites by Hilton Cincinnati RiverCenter hotel is located on the banks of the Ohio River. The hotel is just a two-minute drive from downtown Cincinnati, nearby attractions like Paul Brown Stadium, US Bank Arena, Duke Energy Convention Center, and Aronoff Center for the Arts. In addition to being located almost directly across the street from the Northern Kentucky Convention Center, the Embassy Suites are only 2.7 miles from the excitement of Jack Casino.

The Embassy Suites offers complimentary made to order breakfast - with fresh omelets, sausage, bacon, oatmeal, fresh fruit and more (served Mon-Fri 6:30-9:30, weekends 7-10:30).  

The Embassy Suites also offers a complimentary evening reception (from 5:30-7:30 each evening) in the open air atrium featuring complimentary beer, wine, cocktails and non-alcoholic beverages, as well as light snacks.   


Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter

Ideally located in Covington, KY, the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter is connected to the Northern Kentucky Convention Center making it the perfect hotel for business travelers. In addition to meeting space, the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter have luxurious rooms that blend style and comfort. Rooms include a flat-screen TV, well-lit work desk with ergonomic chair, and a coffee-maker. Some rooms also have a balcony and views of the Downtown Cincinnati Skyline. Grab a meal at the river-view restaurant 10 West, enjoy a drink at the atrium bar, or get a workout in the fitness center and indoor lap pool. Just a short walk across the river is Cincinnati’s most exciting dining and entertainment venue, The Banks Cincinnati including Paul Brown Stadium and Great American Ball Park.


Meeting Venue 

The Northern Kentucky Convention Center is located in Covington along the banks of the Ohio River. It is situated at the heart of a rapidly expanding business and entertainment district just across a picturesque 19th Century suspension bridge from downtown Cincinnati.  Most of the ACA's annual meeting will take place in this space, just a small walk from either hotel.  

The Northern Kentucky Convention Center  is a 204,000-total square foot multi-purpose facility that has 110,000 sq. ft. of meeting, exhibition and social function space. 

The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) is consistently ranked as one of the best airports in the world. Northern Kentucky is within a two-hour flight from 60 percent of the nation's population. Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky is also within only a two-hour drive of the Port Columbus International Airport (CMH), Dayton International Airport (DAY), Louisville International Airport (SDF) and Lexington's Blue Grass Airport (LEX).


Warning: One or more companies may telephone you claiming to be hotel room agents for the ACA Annual Meeting. These companies are not legitimate room booking agents for us. ACA does not use booking agents. We strongly recommend that you make hotel arrangements early. Some scammers even pretend to call from the hotel themselves. Neither hotel will call you to make reservations. Hotel arrangements can be made immediately by clicking on the link on this page.