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Travel & Accommodations 2017

CUE 2017 National Conference - March 15-18

Palm Springs Convention Center

277 N. Avenida Caballeros

Palm Springs, CA 92262


Palm Springs has lots of activities to help you get outdoors and enjoy the beautiful sunshine. On Thursday night, you can visit the old-fashioned street fair on Palm Canyon Drive, filled with music, food, and crafts. If you enjoy the great outdoors, try the hiking or biking trails at the Coachella Valley Preserve, or pick up trail maps at the Palm Springs Visitor Information Center or the Leisure Center. For indoor activities, check out the Palm Springs Desert Museum, the Agua Caliente Cultural Museum, and the many galleries in town. Finally, relax to some live music at one of the various sidewalk cafes downtown.  For more information on the Greater Palm Springs area please visit the PS Convention and Visitors Bureau. For more information on the city of Palm Springs, go to their Visit Palm Springs website.


Message from Palm Springs

Welcome to Palm Springs…Like no place else! We are honored to once again host the CUE 2017 National Conference and, in appreciation, we are pleased to offer the following special offers and discounts to our favorite Educators. Download the promotion VIP card here, and for a list of discounts, please view here.


*The CUE block of rooms may show soldout for the CUE 2017 National Conference but we continue to look for additional rooms.* You may find alternative accommodations using this site: http://tinyurl.com/CUE2017


CUE has negotiated discounted hotel rates for CUE attendees. You must make your hotel reservation through Orchid Event Solutions. Hotel reservations are taken on a first-come, first-served, space available basis. Submit your request as soon as possible for the best opportunity of receiving your hotel choice.  


All reservations must be received by February 13, 2017, to guarantee availability and conference rates. However, please reserve your room as we may sell out before Feb. 13. After this date, reservations will be made based on availability and hotels may charge higher rates.

Ways to Book Hotel Reservations

Online: CLICK HERE (for new reservations and to modify or cancel an existing hotel reservation)


Telephone: Agents available 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, Monday through Friday. Toll-free (US): 877-505-0682 International: +1-801-505-4620


Print the Hotel Reservation Form and fax or mail to Orchid Event Solutions

Fax: Fax completed forms to (801) 355-0250 (do not mail after faxing)

Mail: Orchid Event Solutions, 175 S. West Temple, Suite 30, Salt Lake City, Utah 84101


All reservation requests must be accompanied by a credit card guarantee or check equaling the amount of one night’s room and tax for each room reserved, mailed to Orchid Event Solutions. All check deposits must be received no later than February 1, 2017 to be mailed to Orchid Event Solutions. Checks received after that date will be returned, as they cannot be processed in sufficient time to be applied to your hotel reservation.


Orchid Event Solutions will send reservation acknowledgments within 24 hours via email if booked online or by telephone; fax and mail acknowledgments will be sent within 72 hours of receipt. If you do not receive your acknowledgment in this time frame, contact Orchid Event Solutions. You will not receive a written confirmation from the hotel.



*The CUE block of rooms may show soldout for the CUE 2017 National Conference but we continue to look for additional rooms.* You may find alternative accommodations using this site: http://tinyurl.com/CUE2017

Please note the Advanced Reservations System, Inc. website booking engine is offered as a convenience for attendees still seeking hotel accommodations, and is not hosted by CUE 2017 National Conference or Orchid Event Solutions. CUE 2017 National Conference and Orchid Event Solutions are not responsible for collecting any fees associated with higher rates, no show fees or any agreements made between you and ARES. Nightly rate and fees are established by ARES and cannot be modified by members of the CUE 2017 National Conference or Orchid Event Solutions Team.

Cancellations/Changes/Refunds - IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

Cancellations received after January 13, 2017 will be subject to a $100.00 cancellation fee. One night’s room and tax will be forfeited entirely if cancellation occurs within 7 days of arrival date. Please refer to your individual hotel cancellation policy listed on your reservation acknowledgement.


Through March 8, 2017 send requests for changes and cancellations in writing to Orchid Event Solutions via e-mail (help@orchideventsolutions.com) or fax to 801-355-0250. After March 8, 2017, contact hotels directly to make changes and cancellations.

Questions or Special Requests?

For questions or special requests, please contact Orchid Event Solutions at 877-505-0682 between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Mountain Standard Time, Monday through Friday or e-mail questions, cancellations, or changes to your reservation to help@orchideventsolutions.com. Special requests are not guaranteed. Hotels will assign specific room types upon check-in, based on availability.

Hotel Suites

If you are interested in booking a hotel suite, please email help@orchideventsolutions.com. There are a limited number available at a discounted rate for CUE attendees.




Palm Springs Convention Center - It is available for $8 per day with in-and-out privileges.


Renaissance Hotel Parking is available for $12 self parking and $22 valet parking. Prices subject to change.


Rental Car

The Palm Springs Convention Center is pleased to announce Enterprise Rent-A-Car as their official rental car partner. As part of this new partnership, Enterprise Rent-A-Car will offer a 15% hospitality discount to guests of the Convention Center. Convention Center visitors can now access Enterprise Rent-A-Car information and partner discount via www.PalmSpringsCC.com. 


For more information on the partnership and to access the partner discount, visit: https://legacy.enterprise.com/car_rental/deeplinkmap.do?bid=028&refId=HOSPVIPS