Hotel and travel

 

Building Exterior and Waterfront View

 

The 2023 National Sweetpotato Collaborators Group Annual Meeting will take place January 20-21, 2023 in conjunction with the National Sweetpotato Convention in Wilmington, NC.  Plan to arrive on Thursday, January 19th as the meeting will begin first thing on Friday, January 20th. The meeting will end on Saturday, January 21st in the afternoon allowing for evening departures or you can choose to stay for the National Sweetpotato Convention.

Hotel

The meeting will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Wilmington, NC and a block of rooms has been reserved for the group separate from the National Sweetpotato Convention at a special rate ($169 (standard view) or $189 (riverview)/per night plus taxes). Please refer to the program for specific rooms and venues in the hotel to be used during the event.

Please book your hotel room here as soon as possible to take advantage of the special rate  since we only have a limited number of rooms at this rate.  In addition, the meeting is being held  in conjunction with the National Sweetpotato Convention, so alternative hotel accommodations will fill up quickly.

Wireless internet is complimentary in the lobby, public areas, and within guest rooms. Additional internet packages can be purchased for larger data uses.

On-site and Valet parking are available.  Self parking is $16.00 per day. Valet parking is $24.00 per day, and includes in/out privileges.  All fees are subject to change or additional taxes.

There are additional hotels at walking distance from the headquarters hotel that can be used for additional lodging as needed, however, we do not have a block of rooms in these hotels so pricing may vary depending on regular room availability.

Airport

The Wilmington International Airport (ILM), is located 3 miles away from the hotel.  Hotel ground transportation is not available.  If needed, pick up for ground transportation (i.e.  taxis or uber) can be found on Level 1 outside of baggage claim. More information about ground transportation can be found here.  Raleigh Durham International airport is located 145 miles away from the hotel.