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41st MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show
January 24 & 25, 2020
Hynes Convention Center & Sheraton Boston Hotel
The sites for the MMA Annual Meeting & Trade Show are located in Boston’s vibrant and historic Back Bay neighborhood, with easy access by public transportation as well as the Massachusetts Turnpike.
Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston St., Boston
The Hynes is connected to the Sheraton and located in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood. The Hynes is just a block from the subway (Green Line B, C, or D train, Hynes Convention Center stop), and close to the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90).
Sheraton Boston Hotel
Prudential Center, 39 Dalton St., Boston – 617-236-2000
NOTE: The MMA has received reports that unofficial companies have been contacting exhibitors and attendees offering to make their hotel reservations for the Annual Meeting & Trade Show. The MMA has not contracted with any company to make your hotel room reservations, which must be made directly with the Sheraton Boston Hotel. Contact Karen LaPointe at the MMA with any questions or concerns.
For MMA Annual Meeting attendees, the MMA has negotiated a reduced room rate of $185 per night for a single or $195 per night for a double, plus tax. The reservation deadline to be eligible for the special MMA rates is Dec. 27, 2019. Reservations must be made directly with the hotel.
Call the Sheraton directly at 888-627-7054 (use group code “MMA”) or reserve your room online at special MMA Annual Meeting rates. Make sure to mention the MMA room block.
The Sheraton Boston Hotel is located in Boston’s Back Bay, steps away from world-class restaurants, the Prudential Center Mall and Newbury Street. The hotel is adjacent to the Hynes Convention Center, and Annual Meeting attendees will find it easy to move from one building to the other without the need to step outside.
The Sheraton Boston is New England’s largest hotel and one of the region’s premier business and convention venues. The 29-story hotel features 1,214 guest rooms as well as a full business center and 40 meeting rooms.
Guest room amenities: In-room data port, telephone, coffee maker, non-smoking rooms
Dining: Guests can enjoy Apropos (breakfast), Market (grab and go) or Sidebar (dinner). Numerous restaurants are within a short walk.
Recreation: Heated, indoor pool and health club/fitness center
Services: Concierge, 24-hour front desk, parking available, room service, shopping available
Check in: 3 p.m. – Check out: Noon
There are several parking garages – as well as public transportation stops – within minutes of the Sheraton Boston Hotel and Hynes Convention Center. See below for Sheraton rates, as well as links to pricing for additional parking garage options.
• Sheraton Boston Hotel:
Valet parking available for up to 200 vehicles on a first-come, first-served basis.
Valet daily fee: $58
On-site daily fee: $42
Pricing information for additional parking options:
• Pilgrim Parking Garage – 617-247-8006
50 Dalton St.
• Copley Place Parking – 617-369-5025
100 Huntington Ave.
Free Electric Vehicle Charging at Annual Meeting
ChargePoint in partnership with Constellation, the MMA’s endorsed supplier for the MunEnergy program, is offering free electric vehicle charging for Annual Meeting attendees in the Prudential Center garage. In order for drivers to plug in for free, they’ll need to open the ChargePoint app, click “account” and then click “connections,” and enter the code: MMAMeeting2019. Drivers should do this in advance of pulling up to the stations as the authorizations refresh every 30 minutes.
Attendees traveling by public transportation will want to use the MBTA’s Green Line. If taking a B, C, or D train, get off at Hynes Convention Center stop. If taking an E train, get off at the Prudential stop. The hotel is a short walk and is visible from both “T” locations.