Hotel & Travel Information


The 2019 Safety and Operations Conference will be held at the Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott, Charlotte Uptown, 201 South McDowell St., Charlotte, NC 28204.

Located in the heart of Charlotte’s vibrant Uptown area, the Fairfield Inn & Suites Charlotte Uptown, within walking distance to Bank of America Corporate Center, Uptown City Center, great dining options, shopping and attractions. Experience comfort in style in our thoughtfully designed guest rooms that allow you to work and relax. Fairfield Inn Charlotte Uptown hotel offers free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel to stay connected and fitness facilities that include a pool and exercise room. Our hotel in Uptown Charlotte offers locally craft tap beer and southern favorites at our on-site restaurant and pub, Q-Tavern! Registration deadline Jan. 2, 2019.

About Charlotte, NC


Charlotte’s city center is divided into four wards, spreading out from the intersection of Trade and Tryon streets.

In the heart of the Queen City, beneath glistening skyscrapers, bankers, engineers, developers and creatives shuffle to and from their offices. When the daily grind comes to a close, they flock to restaurants, rooftop patios and colorful taverns—hungry for post-work chatter and play. It’s here in Uptown (not downtown) that you find the city’s pulse. Named for its geographic positioning, the district’s center is at the intersection of Trade and Tryon streets, which once served as a Native American trading path. Along with symbolic statues, cathedrals and landmarks that evoke its rich history, Uptown’s grid-like design and four wards echo its Colonial roots.

What to Pack

Business casual dress is encouraged for all meetings. We also suggest that you dress in layers as many meeting rooms tend to run either Sahara hot or Artic cold. The temperature range in Charlotte, N.C., during late January is in the low 50s (daytime) to the mid-30s (nighttime).

Getting Around/Parking

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
The hotel is approximately eight miles from Charlotte’s Douglas International Airport (CLT).
The estimated cab fare is $25, one way. CLT Express Transportation shuttle is $30 one way.

Self-parking is available for $10 for overnight parking and $5 for daily event parking.
Please Note: Fairfield Inn and Suites by Marriott Charlotte Uptown does NOT offer a complimentary shuttle to/from the airports.

United Airlines Discount
United Airlines is the official carrier for AMSA’s Safety & Operations Conference. United offers discounted fares for any United Airlines flights, including first class. To take advantage of these discounted fares, make your reservations by calling United Reservations Meetings Desk at (800) 426-1122 or by booking your reservations online via Please note: If you book your reservations by contacting the United Reservations Meetings Desk, you will be charged a $25 per ticket service fee. If you book your reservations online via, you will receive an additional discount without being charged a service fee. Please provide the Z Code and Agreement Code ZFVW510161 to obtain your discount. You or your travel agent should make your airline reservations today as seats may be limited. Mileage plus members receive full credit for all miles flown when attending this event.

Avis Rental Car Discount
Rent your car with Avis Worldwide Discount and receive up to 25% off. Present the AWD #D112759 when you call Avis directly at (800) 842-5628 or visit Avis Discount for the AMSA Safety & Operations Meeting-01/19 to receive the best possible car rental rates available. The discount is available from seven days before until seven days after the event dates with unlimited free mileage.