Hotel & Travel Info

Reserve Your Room

The Richmond Marriott is the headquarters hotel for the 2018 IOA Annual Conference. 

Richmond Marriott
500 East Broad St.
Richmond, Virginia 23219 USA
For Reservations: +1-800-228-9290

IOA Negotiated Rate:

  • $175 USD for Single/Double Occupancy

Rooms and rates are based on availability and subject to state and local fees/taxes. These rates will be available to attendees through Tuesday, March 27, 2018, based on availability. Note: High-speed internet access is complimentary in all guest rooms for IOA attendees.

The IOA block rate is available April 18 – 26, 2018. 

To reserve a room online at the discounted rate, go to the hotel reservation site and select “attendee” from the drop down menu, or call Richmond Marriott at +1-804-643-3400 or +1-800-228-9290 and mention you are part of the International Ombudsman Association conference. 

A credit card guarantee is required to hold your reservation. The hotel will charge the equivalent of one night’s room and tax if cancellation notice is not provided to the hotel within 24 hours of reservation.  Hotel check-in is 4 p.m. and check-out is noon. Reservations must be made no later than Tuesday, March 27, 2018. After the cut-off date, discounted rates may not apply. 

Government Rate

There are a limited number of government rated rooms included within the contract at the Richmond Marriott. The IOA block rate is available April 18 – 26, 2018. 

The IOA negotiated government rate is:

  • $132 USD for Single/Double/Triple/Quad Occupancy
To reserve a room online at the discounted rate click here and select “Government” from the drop down list, or call Richmond Marriott at +1-804-643-3400 or +1-800-228-9290 and mention you are part of the International Ombudsman Association conference, and require the government rate. Note: High-speed internet access is complimentary in all guest rooms for IOA attendees. 


About the Richmond Marriott

All of IOA’s educational sessions will take place at the Richmond Marriott. The Richmond Marriott lies in a prime location in Downtown Richmond just steps away from its historical past.  Enjoy access to top Richmond attractions at this Richmond, Virginia hotel including The Richmond Coliseum, VA Museum of Fine Arts, Kings Dominion, Black History Museum, Richmond CenterStage, and much more. Guests can experience the city’s unique ambiance by taking the complimentary shuttle to a number of diverse dining and entertainment venues.

Fitness Center
Sitting too long in those educational sessions? Access to the fitness center at the Richmond Marriott is complimentary for all IOA guests, along with the indoor swimming pool.

Travel Information 

Richmond International Airport – RIC
The Richmond Marriott is approximately 7 miles east of the Richmond International Airport. Taxi service is readily available at the airport in the center section of the lower level curbside, adjacent to the North and South parking garages (follow the Ground Transportation signs). Taxi fare is approximately $40 USD (one way) to and from the Richmond Marriott.

Public Bus Service
The Greater Richmond Transit Company provides public bus service to and from Richmond International Airport, as well as other Richmond locations. For services and schedules, call +1-804-358-4782 or visit their website to plan your trip.  

Sedan Service
James River Transportation staffs a customer service counter in the terminal to assist with executive sedan and limousine service. To schedule travel with James River transportation, please call +1-804-249-1052 or click here to visit their website.

Air Travel
Delta Air Lines is offering special discounted* airfares for IOA 2018 attendees traveling between the US: Richmond.

Discounts vary, depending on the class of ticket purchased, up to 10% off the fare.

*Please note the following:

  • Not all fare codes are eligible for a discount; fare rules determine eligibility.
  • Discounts vary, depending on the class of ticket purchased, and apply to round trip travel only.
  • Not valid with any other discounts, certificates, coupons or promotional offers.
  • Name changes on the ticket are permitted at $200 USD/$200 CAD on select fares.

To take advantage of these Travel Discounts for flights to and from RIC:

  • Visit the www.delta.com website and click the Advanced Search link
  • Complete the required fields, and enter meeting code “NMRCL"

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® Reservations at +1-800-328-1111
(Please use the same phone number to make changes to an existing Delta Meetings Network reservation.)

On the Search Results page, verify the discount is applied. (Reminder: not all fare codes are eligible.)

Car Rental
AVIS is the official car rental service for the IOA 2018 Annual Meeting. For details, call +1-800-331-1600 and indicate AWD number J626058 to receive special pricing. An advance reservation is recommended. For online reservations, visit the AVIS website.  

Valet parking is available at the Richmond Marriott at a rate of $27 USD daily. Self-parking is available at several nearby parking lots and garages not managed by Marriott.

Travel Visas

Visit the U.S. Department of State: Bureau of Consular Affairs website to view instructions on the process of obtaining a temporary visa.

Letter of Invitation
Please contact Amy Metzgar at IOA Headquarters to request a letter of invitation to the IOA 13th Annual Conference.

Richmond Climate and Attire

Wondering what April in Richmond will be like? The average high temperature in April is 70° Fahrenheit and average low temperature in April is 46° Fahrenheit. Because of varying temperatures in the meeting rooms, we recommend bringing a light sweater or jacket to the meeting.

Learn more about Richmond. 

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