ABS Hotels and Travel

All events for the 2017 Advanced Business Strategist Program (and the 2017 Annual Conference Experience) will take place at the San Diego Convention Center, 111 West Harbor Drive, San Diego.

IMCA has reserved a block of rooms at the following hotels:

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego
1 Market Place
San Diego, CA 92101
Hotel website

IMCA has reserved a block of rooms at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego at the special group rate of $259 single/double per night. This rate includes complimentary in-room Internet.

Make your reservation online now. The special rate is available through April 20, 2017, on a first-come, first-served basis, so early reservations are recommended.

Booking a room in the IMCA room block is an important way to support the association and keep overall meeting costs as low as possible. IMCA commits to a block of rooms at select hotels on behalf of conference attendees and has a financial obligation to fill these blocks.  Please help us avoid potential penalties and control costs for future events by staying at the official hotels.  Staying within the block is also more convenient and helps you stay connected with the informal activities and networking opportunities that occur at these sites during the conference.  If you are required to reserve a room through your company’s travel department, please forward the booking link to them so that you can reserve a room in IMCA’s room block.

Please note that conference attendees who do not make their reservations within the IMCA room block may not receive the same discounted rate or benefits.


The San Diego Convention Center and the hotels in IMCA’s room blocks are located in the heart of downtown San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter.  The San Diego International Airport is three miles from downtown San Diego.

Getting to downtown San Diego from the airport is easy with many options.

  • A taxi from the airport to downtown is approximately $15 each way.
  • Shuttle service is available through Super Shuttle.
  • Shared ride services such as Uber and Lyft operate from the airport. Once you request your ride, follow the signs for “App-Enabled Ride Share Services” to meet your driver.


Parking is available at the San Diego Convention Center in an underground garage. Enter the parking garage on Harbor Drive between 1st and 5th Avenues.  Standard parking is $15 per day.  Payment is due upon entry and there are no in-and-out privileges (note that prices may vary when major events are in downtown San Diego).

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego offers self- and valet-parking.  Self-parking is $32 per night for overnight guests and $7 per hour (with a daily maximum of $35 per day) for non-overnight guests.  Valet-parking is $47 per night for overnight guests and $10 per hour for the first hour/$8 every additional hour (with a daily maximum of $49) for non-overnight guests.