Hotel and Travel: We’ve got you covered
As an immersive conference from morning until evening, you should plan on activities for the entire time you are at the conference not just during the day with content, but meals and evening activities. Evening activities often go until 10pm and commonly, attendees gather after hours in the lobby or bar continuing the fun.
Without a doubt, the best experience will be for those who are staying at the event hotel where the conference is as it will give you the greatest exposure to meeting others, and talking with your peers. We select venues not only for the conference space, but also for the quality of its rooms and location. And, with the hotel easily accessible from Los Angeles International airport.
About the Hotel
Just seven miles from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and situated in a breathtaking coastal setting, Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina offers luxurious, upscale accommodations and premium guest service. When staying at the hotel, you’ll be able to discover a generous blend of contemporary conveniences, an intimate lobby bar and an ocean-view recreation deck with a pool, hot tub and tennis courts. Spacious and beautifully-appointed, our inviting rooms provide a wealth of modern amenities. Situated near premier beaches, restaurants, shopping and nightlife, this Redondo Beach hotel is an oasis for travelers. As a flagship property for the brand, this recently renovated hotel delivers.
Crowne Plaza Redondo Beach and Marina
300 N. Harbor Drive
Redondo Beach, California 90277
Main: (310) 318-8888
Get into the California lifestyle from the moment you arrive. An outdoor heated pool, health club and lobby lounge will help you feel both invigorated and pampered. Which room view you get is determined at check-in, but more than half the rooms have at least some view of the beautiful Southern California coastline and ocean.
Southern California Style
Located between the King Harbor Marina and the Redondo Beach Pier, Crowne Plaza offers luxury Redondo Beach accommodations in a picturesque setting.
Take a few short steps to the area’s premier beaches, where you’ll experience crashing waves, fiery sunsets and miles of pristine sand. Located near Wilderness Park, SEALab, Del Amo Fashion Center, Palos Verdes and more, we place you near the area’s most compelling attractions.
We’re also nestled around the vibrant local communities where you’ll discover festivals, live entertainment, art walks, restaurant openings and incomparable beach activities.
Available on a first-come, first-served basis, the easiest way to get the best deal is by using this link to reserve your room. Again, you should register/reserve sooner as we’re confident the hotel will sell out just as it has in the past.
If you are attending a pre-conference workshop and the conference, and want to maximize your networking experience, you should make a hotel reservation for Monday evening (Nov 5), through Friday evening, checking out on Sat morning (Nov 10). Longer if you want to add a weekend to your travel.
Special event hotel room rates are available to conference attendees and sponsors only.
Once you’ve registered for the event, you can move forward and make your hotel reservations online or by calling the IHG Reservation line, and telling them that you are with the “MacTech Conference” group. Haven’t registered for the event yet? No problem, register now for MacTech Conference using this link.
Their normal rates are as typically $309-359 for a standard room, plus tax and service charges, and you pay for extras such as Internet (normally $12.95 per night).
We’ve been able to negotiate a great deal for our guests. Available on a first-come, first-served basis, MacTech Conference attendees get special group rates which includes hotel-provided internet in the guest rooms: $209 per night plus tax for not only event nights, but for as many as three nights before and three nights after as well.
Note: If you are making reservations for multiple types of rooms, or differing dates, you’ll need to make separate reservations for each.
These standard rooms come with the full Crowne Plaza experience including access to their workout areas. We encourage you to come early, or stay after the event ends. If this year patterns the past, we expect a large number of people will stay at least Friday night, November 9th, and possibly through the weekend. It’s common for a fair amount of people to take advantage of Southern California, local attractions, the beach on the weekend either before or after, as well.
MacTech Conference attendees get a discount off of prevailing parking rates. Event attendee prices are Self-parking rate of $19 and valet parking of $32.
All parking rates are quoted exclusive of applicable state and local taxes, which is currently 10% and is subject to change without notice.
For travel planning purposes, here are times you may want to know.
If you are attending a pre-conference workshop and the conference, and want to maximize your networking experience, you should make a hotel reservation for Monday evening, through Friday evening, checking out on Sat morning. Longer if you want to add a weekend to your travel.
Tue, October 15th, 2019:
9am: Pre-Conference Workshop Registration
- no Conference Registration Please
9:30: Workshops Begin
Workshops include morning break, lunch, and afternoon break.
No evening activities.
Half-day Workshops, and Apple Certification Exams
- no Conference Registration Please
Tuesday Evening: IT Kit Party, Sponsored by Spoke
Come meet the Spoke team, and enjoy drinks and appetizers! You not only can find out more about IT Kit, but also meet new people. It’s a great way to also see who wants to go out to dinner (after the IT Kit Happy Hour), and there’s a number of places walking distance from the hotel to choose from!
Looking for cool places online to meet and read about other IT pros? Check out ITKit.com. The site is run by Spoke, the ticketing platform used by today's forward-thinking IT team. Ask us more about the site and IT Kit when you meet our team; drinks on Spoke!
Wed, October 16th:
8am: Conference Registration (badge pickup) Begins
- Sponsor Exhibits Open
10am: Welcome, Main Sessions Begin
Schedule includes continental breakfast, lunch, afternoon break, dinner and evening activities.
Thu, October 17th:
9:30am: Sessions Begin
Schedule includes full breakfast, morning break, lunch, afternoon break, dinner and evening event party.
Fri, October 18th:
9:30am: Sessions Begin
5pm: All Conference Activities Conclude.
Schedule includes full breakfast, morning break, lunch, and afternoon break.
Post Event: Fri-Sat
Official activities conclude by 5pm on Fri, but many attendees stay for informal or ad hoc gatherings, enjoy the nearby eateries for dinner, or enjoy the Southern California climate before they return home on Saturday or Sunday. Attendees are responsible for their own plans post-event, but there is a negotiated hotel guest room rate to give you the best deal all the way through the weekend if you'd like.
Flights and Airports
While you can fly into any of the five Los Angeles area airports, Los Angeles International (LAX) is the closest, and typically, the most economical flights and options. There are other local area airports, but LAX is the only airport in the country that is the hub for all the major airlines.