Hotel & Travel Information
THE BENSON HOTEL
This fabled four-star landmark hotel – conveniently located in Portland’s city center – is your home-away-from-home during Committee Week. We have negotiated a special room rate of $229/night (excluding taxes and applicable fees) for all meeting attendees.
The deadline to make your reservation is April 3, 2019. Rooms will only be held until that date or until the group block is sold out, whichever comes first. After this date, rooms are subject to availability and higher rates may apply.
To make your reservation online, go to http://coa.st/qar2. You can also call the hotel directly at 503.228.2000, ext. 124, or toll-free at 888.523.6766. Please be sure to mention that you are with the SAIA group in order to receive the discounted rate.
About the Hotel
Built in 1912 and currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Benson is still dripping with opulence more than 100 years later. Revel in the richness of the hotel’s renowned grand lobby as you walk across its sleek Italian marble floors, gaze up at dazzling Austrian crystal chandeliers, and appreciate the artistry of ornately finished walls crafted from now-extinct Circassian walnut wood once found in the forests of Imperial Russia.
The French Second Empire-style Benson Hotel offers its guests an abundance of amenities, including 24-hour room service, acclaimed concierge services, 24/7 fitness center, premium bedding, in-room safe, bathrobes and slippers in every guestroom, fully stocked honor bars, and complimentary Starbucks coffee and tea (mornings in the lobby). In addition to free WiFi access throughout the hotel, the Business Center offers complimentary black and white printing, fax and copy services, and use of computer workstations (handy if you’re not traveling with a laptop!).
Your stay at Portland’s original luxury boutique hotel affords you the convenience of being just steps away from discovering the best of Beervana (hint: one of the city’s many nicknames), from unique shopping and dining destinations to amazingly unexpected attractions and activities. For more information, visit them at www.bensonhotel.com.
TRAVEL TO PORTLAND
For most attendees, getting to this lush Pacific Northwestern city will mean flying into Portland International Airport (PDX), which is served by 18 international and domestic airlines and has been voted best airport by Travel + Leisure for six years running.
Approximately 60 U.S. cities fly nonstop to the City of Roses, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Houston, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and St. Louis. You can fly direct from Calgary, Toronto, and Vancouver in Canada and internationally from Amsterdam, Frankfurt, London, and Tokyo.
There are no courtesy shuttles to/from the hotel, so you'll need to take a taxi or make other arrangements. For more information on ground transportation options, go to www.flypdx.com.
Three Amtrak train lines transport passengers to Portland daily from cities near and far: Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Eugene, Ore., and Vancouver B.C. along the west coast in the U.S. and Canada; Chicago, Milwaukee, and Minneapolis in the Midwest. To find a complete listing of routes and schedules, and determine whether travel by rail is an economical and feasible option for you, check out their website at www.amtrak.com.
Bus or Car
If taking a road trip is more your style – or you just hate to fly and want to avoid the long TSA lines – then you might want to consider taking the bus (let someone else do the driving) or even your own personal vehicle (especially if combining the meeting with a family vacation). Greyhound departs from more than 2,400 locations in North America, and its subsidiary, BoltBus, services the Pacific Northwest region.