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Venue and Lodging Information


Venue

All instructional classes will be held at the Salt Lake Plaza Hotel at Temple Square. Conveniently located in the heart of downtown, the Plaza is literally just steps away from Temple Square and other historical sites, shopping, dining, and many arts venues. It is also the closest hotel to the Family History Library.  The Plaza is located at 122 West South Temple, directly in front of the Temple Square TRAX (light rail) stop, accessible from both the green airport and blue downtown lines. 

             


Lodging

The Plaza offers spacious rooms with microwaves, refrigerators, complimentary wireless internet access, and in-room safes. Their property amenities include a library, public computers, an exercise room,  outdoor pool, and indoor jacuzzi.  Their on-site restaurant is JB’s, which offers a full menu as well as a breakfast, lunch, and dinner soup and salad bar.

Conference Rates:   A block of rooms has been set aside for our program beginning on September 17th through September 24th, 2017.  

Standard King or Standard Double Queen room: $89 for single/double occupancy; $96 for triple/quad occupancy

Deluxe Queen:  $99 for single/double occupancy; $106 for triple/quad occupancy

Upgraded rooms and services may be available; rates will vary.

Deadline:  Reservations may be made at the group rate until the block is full or until the deadline of August 1, 2017, whichever occurs first.  After that date, reservations will be made on a space available basis, prices will vary.   Call Rich Williams (info below) to see if he can assist you.

How to Make Reservations:

By Phone:  Group rates are only available by phone.  Please call 1-800-366-3684 or 801-521-0130 to make your reservation.  Tell them you need to book a room in the “International British Institute” block in order to help them find the group rate in their system.

Questions or Challenges:  If you have challenges with the reservation process, please call Rich Williams, Director of Sales and Marketing, at 801-606-2410.  He will be able to assist you.

Thank you for staying at the Institute Hotel:  Staying at the group hotel helps us maintain economical conference fees each year.  That seems an odd connection if you are not a member of the hospitality industry.  Suffice it to say that the cost of meeting space is tied directly to the number of sleeping rooms filled.  To qualify, lodging must be booked within the block; rooms booked through outside reservation systems do not qualify.

Other Hotels in the Vicinity:  There are several hotels within an easy walking distance as well as some accessible via light rail.  Or, if you are driving, you may purchase a parking pass at the Plaza for the conference rate of $5/day.

  • The Carlton Hotel, 140 E. South Temple; reservations 800-633-3500
    Rooms include refrigerators, microwaves, and wireless internet. The rate includes a full made-to-order breakfast, complimentary airport shuttle, and transportation to the FHL, leaving you just a 1/2 block walk to the Plaza.
  • The Crystal Inn Hotel & Suites, 230 W. 500 South; reservations 800-662-2525 or 801-328-4466
    Rooms include a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee maker. The rate includes a hot buffet breakfast, wireless, complimentary airport shuttle, and free parking.  Located one mile from the Plaza Hotel, they will provide a complimentary shuttle to the FHL, leaving you just a 1/2 block walk to the Plaza.
  • Marriott Downtown City Creek - 1/2 block south.  Reservations online or 801-961-8700
    Note:  there are several other Marriott brands in downtown SLC; this one is the closest to the Plaza
  • Holiday Inn Express SLC Downtown - 2 blocks south.  Reservations online or 888-holiday
  • See a full list of SLC downtown hotels at varying price points through the Visit Salt Lake website.

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