2017 Annual Meeting

The National Park Hospitality Association invites your participation in its 


Concessioners and National Parks: Responding to a New Administration and a New Congress

The meeting overview is available as a PDF here

The meeting registration form is available here

Date: March 21-22, 2017

Location: Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, 2800 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA 22202, (703) 413-1300

Theme: Concessioners and National Parks: Responding to a New Administration and a New Congress will allow national park concessioners, the NPS and other to discuss new and better ways to work with the incoming Administration and the newly elected 115th Congress to enhance the experiences of national park visitors while building visitation to national park units across the country.  Sessions will include:  

  • In-depth conversations with NPS Commercial Services Team
  • Discussions with Key Members of Congress and staff
  • Discussions of Association Goals and Priorities

Details: Our meeting will begin on the morning of Tuesday, March 21, with the NPHA annual meeting and election of Board members.  The afternoon sessions will include discussions with key NPS officials.  We’ll cap off the day with a reception/dinner for NPHA members and special guests.  Wednesday, March 22, will be spent on Capitol Hill, starting with breakfast, and will include meetings all morning with committee staffs, perhaps Members, a lunchtime reception, followed by small group meetings with key Congressional offices.  Meetings will end by 4:00 p.m. with NPHA members either returning to the hotel or going directly to the airport. 

Lodging is available at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel, 2800 South Potomac Avenue, Arlington, VA 22202, during the meeting.  NPHA members and meeting participants are offered a special rate of $249 plus taxes and fees.  The same rate will be honored for two days before and after the meeting, if rooms are available.  Reservations must be made by February 27.  Click to book your group rate fot the NPHA Meeting, or call the Marriott Reservations toll-free number at 1-800-228-9290.  When using the toll-free number, be sure to mention that you are a part of the NPHA group for the dates March 20-22, 2017 to ensure you are given the special rate $249 rate.  Room availability in DC for our dates is very limited.  Act now.

Transportation:  Excellent transportation access to the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel is available through Ronald Reagan Washington National (2 miles), Washington Dulles (28 miles) and Baltimore-Washington International (38 miles) Airports as well as AMTRAK service to Union Station (6 miles).  METRO is less than a mile away (Crystal City Station) with a free hotel shuttle available.  

Registration Fee:   

  • $500 for NPHA Regular Members - initial participant
  • $450 for NPHA Regular Members - subsequent participants
  • $500 for NPHA Associate Members
  • $250 for guests and spouses attending only social functions
  • $800 for non-members
  • $150 for Federal employees (limited meals)

The registration form and additional information are available at the top of the page.  Send registration form and payment by check payable to: National Park Hospitality Association (Registration by credit card can be arranged - administrative fee applies).  Please send to:

National Park Hospitality Association

1200 G Street N.W., Suite 650

Washington, D.C. 20005

The deadline for registration is Friday, March 10, 2017.  All registrations after that date, or changes to registrations after that date, are subject to a $100 surcharge.  Questions – call 202-682-9530.

Attire: Business attire for all functions.  March weather in D.C. is variable, but anticipate highs in the 50s and lows in the 30s with a reasonable chance of rain during portions of our meeting.

Displays: Arrangements for displays should be made through the National Park Hospitality Association at (202) 682-9530.

Questions: For additional information, call/email Ben Nasta at (202) 682-9530 or bnasta@funoutdoors.com


National Park Hospitality Association

1200 G Street, N.W. Suite 650

Washington, D.C. 20005

Tel.: 202.682.9530 • FAX: 202.682.9529 • www.parkpartners.org

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