Hotel & Travel
As of January 10, the room block for the conference is closed. The meeting location, Grand Hyatt Washington, is sold out of rooms at this time as well. While we are not offering an overflow block, there are several affordable options in the area. The nearest hotel, Marriott Washington Metro, is located across the street from the meeting location with comparable pricing. Questions? Please email our team Events@StartEarly.org.
Grand Hyatt Washington
1000 H Street NW
Washington, DC, USA, 20001
The standard check-in at the Hyatt is 4 p.m. Eastern and checkout is 11 a.m. Eastern.
Ground transportation will not be provided. The DC Metro, taxi system and hotel shuttles are recommended.
The nearest Metro station to the Hyatt is the Metro Center Station and is connected to the Grand Hyatt Washington DC. You can access the blue, red, orange, and silver metro lines there. The address is 607 13th Street NW, Washington, DC 20005. Learn more about the Metro.
Sustainable Travel Tips
Before we gather, we encourage you to review and practice sustainable travel practices for the duration of your stay. We hope to leave the nation’s capital and the surrounding community better than we found it!
Resources and recommended readings:
Do your homework
Before traveling, please educate yourself on the city of Washington, DC. This allows you to better immerse yourself in the local lifestyle and community.
Long-distance travel, specifically air travel, can have a large carbon footprint. Carbon offsets can be purchased by buying credits that go toward organizations working to reduce emissions. We recommend researching offsets before purchasing. The Climate Action Reserve is a global offset registry, employing quality standards and ratings. We recommend using the ICAO Carbon Emissions Calculator to quantify air travel carbon emissions.
Leave behind single-use plastics
Single-use plastics are used for short amounts of time and take more than 1,000 years to degrade. Many of us are making the switch to more sustainable options in our day to day lives. By choosing reusable water bottles and bags, you can contribute to less plastic waste in the environment.
Use less water
The number of places experiencing water scarcity is growing and significantly impacts low-income People of Color. By choosing to conserve water, you are expressing your support for our most marginalized communities to have access to water. Tip: Try skipping the daily change of sheets and towels during hotel stays
Use an ethical tour guide
Tour operations involve people, vendors, transportation, and so much more. Be sure to support local vendors who prioritize the environment, use resources efficiently, and respects local culture.
‘Please don’t feed the animals’
Sharing food with wildlife can increase the spreading of diseases like the cold or flu from humans to animals. Please refrain from sharing food with animals because their behaviors are altered, and they become dependent on people for survival.
Visit parks and sanctuaries
While on your adventure, take some time to explore nature and wildlife through national and local parks.
Do your best to leave no trace
Let’s strive to leave Washington, D.C. better than we found it. Place garbage in the trash, don’t remove or alter anything without permission, and please recycle!
Tell your friends
Now you are ready to travel! Inform your fellow travelers, coworkers, and friends about how being mindful and practicing sustainable travel benefits can help reduce your emissions.