Hotel Room Reservation Deadline: August 16, 2011


MarriottThe Newport Marriott will be our host hotel for the 12th Divisional HEAD meeting. Located centrally in town and close to Newport Harbor, it’s a wonderful site for the meeting. It’s an easy walk to wonderful restaurants, interesting museums, wharves and unique shops and galleries built along cobblestone streets. Check out their website for a detailed overview of their accommodations:

Special group rates have been arranged for HEAD Attendees. The rate is $159.00 per night and reservations can be made at the following site:


We've made arrangements with two overflow hotels about two miles from the main conference hotel, located in Middletown, Rhode Island.

For those interested in a room with a kitchen we have the Residence Inn with a rate of $159 for a studio suite.

To make a reservation please call the hotel direct at 401 608-6708 and give the group code: HEAD
or book online here:

The hotel features complementary wireless internet and is pet friendly (with a one time $75 charge for the pet).


Another hotel located within two miles is the Howard Johnson Inn where we have a block of rooms. Standard rate is $80 for weekdays and $160 for Friday and Saturday. Deluxe room rate is $90 for weekdays and $170 for Friday and Saturday.

Please call the hotel directly at 401 849-2000 and request a room from the HEAD meeting block, group code: CGHEAD.

The Howard Johnson Inn features an indoor swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool, fitness room and complementary wireless internet.


Newport is a city on Aquidneck Island in Newport County, Rhode Island, United States, about 30 miles (48 km) south of Providence and only an hour south of Boston’s Logan Airport. Known as a New England summer resort and for the famous Newport Mansions it is home to spectacular coastal scenery, awe-inspiring architecture, a thriving waterfront downtown, and welcoming hospitality. It is considered by many to be a shining gem in the coastal crown of New England.

Newport is home to miles of scenic coastline ideal for exhilarating sailing excursions, relaxing beach time, and rejuvenating walks. Through the years Newport has made a name for itself in a variety of manners, first as a colony founded on religious freedom, later as the summer playground for the American socialite families with names like Astor and Vanderbilt, as a key location for the United States Navy, and then as the yachting capital of the world. Beginning in the mid-nineteenth century, wealthy southern planters seeking to escape the heat began to build summer “cottages” on Bellevue Avenue and by the turn of the 20th century, many of the nation's wealthiest families were summering in Newport, including the Vanderbilts, Astors and Widener family who constructed the largest "cottages", such as The Breakers 1895.

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There is no shuttle service between the off site hotels and the Marriott.

The cost of a cab is about $9.00 each way. If you share a cab that might be reasonable. Howard Johnson's is right on the public bus route ($2.00 each way) you can get on in front of the hotel and ride it to the end (only 2 miles. It drops you at the gateway center right next to the Marriott. This may also be an option for the Residence Inn guests, check with the desk at registration for where to catch the bus.