127th Congress - Hotel Reservation Information

Written by: Ann Dillon, President General
September 1, 2017

Although the festivities of the 126th Continental Congress may seem like just yesterday, with the end of summer approaching, we are already planning for the 127th Continental Congress!

The official dates for next year’s Congress are June 20 – 24, 2018. Your Congress Chairs and our staff at DAR Headquarters are hard at work planning to make the 127th Congress a fun and exciting experience for all members, and now it’s time for you to begin planning your stay in Washington, D.C.

This year, in order to help make planning and hotel arrangements more convenient, the hotel block at the official DAR hotel, the Grand Hyatt Washington, will open a few weeks earlier than in past years.

On Friday, September 15 at 12 p.m. noon (Eastern) the room block at the Grand Hyatt Hotel will open with the special DAR rate. For more information and specific instructions on how to make your reservation at the Grand Hyatt, please see the 127th Continental Congress Hotel Reservation Information announcement posted on the Members’ Website.

Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan to make your hotel reservation:

  • Please share the Grand Hyatt reservation information with your fellow state and chapter members who may not frequent the DAR Members’ website or be subscribed to the DAR blog.
  • Remember that the Grand Hyatt reserves a significant amount of double rooms for DAR members, but if you are having trouble securing a double room reservation, please consider a king room and request a rollaway bed.
  • Please do not call the Grand Hyatt reservation desk directly. The only way to make a reservation in the DAR block with the special rate is through the Passkey link or Passkey phone number on or after September 15.
  • It is always recommended that if you would like to stay at the Grand Hyatt to make your reservation early, but in recent years rooms have remained available up to late spring and early summer. If you are unable to make your reservation the day the block opens and you are still finalizing some of your plans, please continue to check the availability at the Grand Hyatt through the Passkey link that will be provided in the members’ announcement when it is more convenient for you.
  • If you have trouble making a reservation online through the Passkey link, keep in mind that it may be one small factor causing the problem. For example, there may be no more double rooms available on Opening Night, so it may show up as no double rooms available for the duration of your preferred stay. It is recommended that you try out different dates and room preferences to see everything that is available at the DAR rate.
  • Staying at the Grand Hyatt is convenient not only for the many meetings, luncheons, and other events that take place there, but there is also an official Grand Hyatt shuttle that takes members back at forth from the Grand Hyatt to DAR Headquarters throughout Congress week during peak times for just $5 a trip!

The 127th Congress is sure to be exciting and one not to be missed. Don’t forget to check this members’ announcement on Friday, September 15 at 12 p.m. noon (Eastern) to make your reservation!

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