20th Annual Meeting - Accommodations

205 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC  29401
Tel: 843-722-4900; 800-831-3490
Fax: 843-722-0728

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One of the finest hotels in Charleston, South Carolina.  Charleston Place is ranked among the "Top 10 Hotels in North America" by Condé Nast Traveler.  Charleston Place evokes the feeling of a grand, 17th century residence from the Italian marble lobby with its signature Georgian Open Arm staircase and 12-foot crystal chandelier to lush personal suites. Charleston Place is centrally located, surrounded by historic homes and buildings and within strolling distance of antique shops, galleries and restaurants.  It is located only 12 miles from Charleston International Airport.

The AVF has secured a block of rooms at a special discounted rate of $245.00 per night.  These rates are subject to state and local taxes currently totaling 12.5%.  There will be an addition $25.00 for a third person sharing a double room.  Children under 18 years of age may share the same room with parents at no additional charge.   Check-in time is 4:00 p.m., with room assignment prior to this time subject to availability. Check-out time is 12:00pm. Upon check-in, the departure date is confirmed. Changes to that departure date are subject to a $50 'early departure' fee. To guarantee your reservation, it must be accompanied by a two-night deposit. We recommend making your hotel reservations early.  The group rate will be available until January 18th or as soon as the block is sold out.  The discounted rate cannot be guaranteed after January 18th, 2008.

You can make your reservations by calling 1-800-831-3490 or via email at .  Please make sure to reference the AVF meeting to take advantage of the group rate.  Individual deposits will be required and are fully refundable if cancelled 72 hours priorto arrival.

Airport and Transfers - Charleston International Airport is located 10 miles from the resort, and is served by all major airlines. A number of transportation options are available:

Black Cab: Preferred Shuttle Service to the Charleston Place Hotel. Advanced reservations required. Call: 843-216-2627. $40.00 per cab each way.

Courtesy Shuttle Services: Located outside the airport terminal are a number of courtesy shuttle services. Approximately $25.00 - $30.00 each way; multiple stops; no reservations required.

Taxi: Service is available from the terminals for approximately $35.00 each way.

Rental Cars: Avis or Enterprise rental cars are available for pick up or drop off at the property.


A city rich in history, Charleston has many site seeing opportunities within walking distance of the Charleston Place Hotel. Pick up a walking map at the concierge desk to help you navigate around the many historic homes & buildings throughout the district.

Tommy Dews Walking Tours – 843-853-8687 - www.onthemarkettours.com
#1 recommended tour guide. This is the tour to take if you want to see and understand the great city of Charleston. Tours sell out often so call for reservations.

The Charleston Museum - 843-722-2996
America’s first museum showcases cultural and natural history of South Carolina’s coastal region. Enjoy the rich variety of exhibited objects ranging from ancient fossils to Civil War artifacts and historic Charleston silver. Explore Kidstory, the new hands-on children’s exhibit! $10 adults/$5 children 3-12/under 3 are free.

Fort Sumter Boat Tour – (843) 881-7337
Boat tours to Fort Sumter National Monument depart daily from two different locations. From Liberty Square, adjacent to the South Carolina Aquarium and Patriots Point Naval Museum in Mt. Pleasant. The tour lasts approximately 2-1/4 hours and the schedule varies with the season.

Palmetto Carriage Company - (843)723-8145
A carriage tour of Charleston is a blend of knowledge, wit, humor, and history. During the one-hour tour you will be experiencing 25 – 30 blocks of Charleston’s historic downtown district. You will see houses, gardens, mansions, churches, and parks. You will hear about buildings, history, architecture, flora and people.

To speak with a hotel reservations representative call 843-937-8725 or email or visit Charleston Visitor Center on line at www.charlestoncvb.com whose staff can provide assistance with selection of dining; maps; schedules; ticket sales for area tours, attractions, events and performances.

Spa at Charleston Place
Offers a wide variety of massages, facials and body treatments. The facility also includes a health club, steam sauna and children’s splash pool. For more information call: 843-937-8522 or email .