SUMMER EVALUATION INSTITUTE 2015

Hotel Accommodations and Travel 

May 31-June 3, 2015

Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia Hotel Crowne Plaza Atlanta Georgia.jpg
4355 Ashford Dunwoody Road
Atlanta, Georgia 30346

Accommodations

The Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia sets the standard for quality and convenience at Atlanta's Perimeter Center. Situated in Ravinia Office Park, the hotel boasts ease of accessibility to all major highways, the Perimeter Mall, MARTA, two blocks away, many restaurants, shopping, and a variety of entertainment options. The hotel features high-speed internet access in all rooms, an indoor pool and health facility, three restaurants, a separate lounge, and Sylvia's Coffee Café featuring Starbucks coffee. The hotel also features the Crowne Plaza Sleep Advantage®. This program, in every sleeping room, offers a holistic approach to a better night's sleep and includes: new beds featuring seven layers of comfort, quiet zones, sleep CD and relaxation tips.

The Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia has offered us a block of rooms at a great group rate of $133.00 USD (single/double) per night, plus tax.  Please note that the rate of $133.00 USD is within the United States federal per diem for Atlanta.

Discounted Conference Room Rates:

  • $133.00 per night single or double occupancy

The AEA room rate includes complimentary wireless internet in guest rooms. ($9.95 value per night)

Reservations:

Online: Click here to confirm/modify/cancel your room reservation. Through the reservation website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations at any time.

Phone: You may call to reserve your room at 800-554-0055.  Be sure to mention you are with the AEA Summer Evaluation Institute room block. The group code is ZYX.

* The room block is held from Saturday, May 30, 2015 – Thursday, June 4, 2015.   Rooms will be made available 3 days pre or post these dates based upon availability.

Hotel Cut-Off Date: The hotel cut-off date is Friday, May 8, 2015.  Please be sure to book your room by that date. There are a limited number of hotel rooms available under our reduced rate block and they will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Cancellation Policy: Canceling your reservation after 6pm on your date of arrival or failing to arrive will result in a 1 night's room and tax penalty.

Ground Transportation 

Travel between the airport and the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter is approximately 27 miles. The Ground Transportation Center (GTC), located near baggage claim, houses all ground transportation services including buses, taxis, shuttles (shared-ride, car rental, off-site airport parking), limousines/sedans and city trains/MARTA. Transportation services are available for persons with disabilities. Approximate costs and details are provided below. 

Driving/Parking: Self parking is complimentary/Valet is $15.00 USD daily
Shuttle/Atlanta Airport Superior Shuttle: $35.00 USD One way. $65.00 USD Round trip
Public Transit/MARTA: $2.75 USD One way
Taxi: $60.00 USD One way (Estimated)

Driving/Parking 
The distance from the airport to the hotel is approximately 27 miles. View driving directions and a map to the hotel. Parking at the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia is complimentary for self parking and $15.00 USD for valet parking daily. Both have unlimited in and out privileges.

Shuttle/Atlanta Airport Superior Shuttle
The Atlanta Airport Superior Shuttle can take you between the airport and the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia. The shuttle from Hartsfield Int’l airport to the hotel is $35.00 USD one-way, and $65.00 USD round trip. The shuttle operates from 6:00 AM to 11:30 PM, 7 days a week. Reservations are required, either by phone or online. Telephone reservations can be made by calling 770-457-4794 anytime from 6am to 10pm, 7 days per week. Find more information about the Atlanta Airport Superior Shuttle.

Public Transit/MARTA
You can also get to the Crowne Plaza Atlanta Perimeter at Ravinia via Atlanta’s public transit system MARTA. It provides continuous transportation to and from the airport, as well as a variety of other Atlanta locations. Fares are $2.50 USD one-way. The Crowne Plaza Atlanata Perimeter at Ravinia is located via the MARTA Dunwoody Station. If you are coming from the airport, it is about 40 minutes via the MARTA services to the Dunwoody Station:

  • Before 7:00 PM: Board the MARTA Red Line at the airport and take it all the way to the Dunwoody station.
  • After 7:00 PM: Board the MARTA Yellow Line at the airport and take it to the Lindbergh station, transfer at Lindbergh to the Red Line and take that three stops to the Dunwoody station.

For your convenience, the hotel provides complimentary shuttle service to/from the MARTA train station or you can walk the approximately 7 minute walk to the hotel (the Dunwoody station is on one side of a large mall and the Crowne Plaza is on the other side - potentially a bit farther than this description makes it sound as you are crossing large parking lots). For the shuttle, you must call the hotel at 770-395-7700 to be picked up from the MARTA station. Find more information about MARTA.

Taxis and Limousines
Estimated taxi fare: $60.00 USD (one way to the Hotel). There is a $2.00 USD charge for each additional person. Taxis and limousines can be obtained at the airport's Ground Transportation Center located outside airport terminal near baggage claim.

State Travel Order Assistance

To assist employees of state governments in obtaining approval for training and travel, AEA can send an invitation letter to you via email. To request a letter, please send your name, title, agency, mailing address, and email address to the AEA office at info@eval.org. Please note, this letter does not register you for the Summer Evaluation Institute. To register for the Institute, please use the online registration form, opening in early March.