Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information

The discounted AZA rate is only available for registered attendees and registered exhibitors of the 2018 Annual Conference. Once you have registered or purchased exhibit space, you will find your unique reservation link in your confirmation email. The hotel will not be accepting call-in reservations.  If this policy causes an issue, please contact Cheryl Wallen. Need to register? Click here to start your registration!

All meetings, program sessions, General Session events, and Exhibit Hall events will take place at the Washington State Convention Center.

Sheraton Seattle
1400 6th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
The hotel is not accepting call-in reservations.
The hotel has limited availability for the nights of 9/22, 9/23, and 9/27.  Information on additional hotel options will be available by COB Tuesday, July 17. 

  • Discounted AZA Rate: Single/Double - $209; Triple - $234; Quad - $259
  • Complimentary guest room Internet
  • Complimentary 24/7 fitness center access
  • This discounted rate is available until Friday, August 17, or until the room block sells out, whichever comes first
Please be aware that if you are contacted by a travel company or hotel discounter encouraging you to book your hotel reservation, these kinds of emails and calls are SCAMS.  AZA does not partner with any hotel or travel companies and you will never be solicited to book your hotel reservation.  Please only make hotel reservations from links provided to you by AZA.  While Paramount Convention Services and eShow will reach out directly to exhibiting companies about their services, AZA hotel partners will not.

Airport Ground Transportation Options

The Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is located approximately 20 minutes from the Sheraton and Washington State Convention Center. Shuttle Express offers shared shuttle service from Sea-Tac to the downtown hotels, for as low as $18 per person, compared to $45 for a taxi.  Advanced reservations are encouraged.  Book online or call 425-981-7000.

Airline Discounts
Beginning on June 1st, Conference attendees will receive a discount and bonus Rapid Reward points from Southwest Airlines through our SWABIZ® account. Southwest Airlines is offering a 10% discount off Anytime & Business Select® fares and a 3% discount off select Wanna Get Away® fares for travel to and from the Conference. Book your travel between June 1, 2018 and September 5, 2018 to take advantage of the discounted rates (discounts are available for travel September 19 through September 30, 2018).

Click here to take advantage of the discounted rates and book now!  Enter Corporate ID: 99708770

By flying Southwest Airlines, as an Association of Zoos and Aquariums traveler, you will also receive the following benefits:
•50% bonus Rapid Reward points for your travel to & from the convention with Rapid Rewards # added to your reservation. To enroll in the Rapid Rewards program, visit
•No baggage fees (first two bags)
•No change or cancellation fees
•No peak travel or fuel surcharges
•Consistently ranked the “Best in Customer Service” by DOT
Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for AZA Attendees.  Please click here to book your flight.

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code NMS4P.
*Please note there is not a service fee for reservations booked and ticketed via our reservation 800 number.

United Airlines is pleased to offer special discounts for traveling to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.  Discounts are available for travel September 18 through October 2.

You may book online at and enter the Offer Code ZFAN382563 in the Offer Code box when searching for flights. If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please
give them the following information:

Agreement Code: 382563
Z Code: ZFAN

Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office.

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