Hotel & Raleigh, NC

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Stay at the Conference Hotel!

Marriott City Center
500 Fayetteville St., Raleigh, NC 27601

Special conference rate of $159 for NMEBC attendees has been secured and government rate is available for government employees only.

To ensure availability of these special rates for our registrants, you will receive a reservation link and online instructions in your confirmation email for NMEBC 2021.

The Marriott City Center is connected to the Raleigh Convention Center in the heart of revitalized downtown Raleigh. Discover unparalleled luxury and convenience at this Fresh, Sleek and Modern Hotel within walking distances to restaurants, shops and attractions.

Enjoy a leisurely stroll to explore the area’s most popular attractions, top-tier businesses and James Beard award-winning restaurants. Easy access to dining, entertainment and local attractions such as Duke Performing Arts Center, business district with Red Hat, Inc. and Citrix.

Once inside the hotel’s stylish and comfortable great room lobby you can access complimentary Wi-Fi, unwind with a Starbucks or signature cocktail and locally inspired entrée from Rye Bar & Southern Kitchen.

The modern amenity-filled guest rooms feature 55” flat screen TV’s and modern work spaces. Elevate your exercise routine in the 24/7 fitness center, featuring Peloton bikes.

COVID Update and Precautions

NMEBC will be following the CDC, State of NC and Raleigh Convention Center (RCC) Guidelines. We will be working with the RCC to ensure we are fully compliant. The following message was received by RCC on Monday, and another Executive Order is expected on June 11.

On Friday, 5/14 Governor Roy Cooper released Executive Order 215 significantly lessening restrictions in North Carolina. Effective immediately, all requirements related to mask wearing, social distancing, and wellness screenings have been lifted and are no longer mandatory for events in the facility with one exception. If more than 5,000 individuals are in any one space, they will currently still be required to wear a mask given the governor’s recommendations in Section 4. We are hopeful that this exception will also be lifted soon, but will not have further updates until a new order is released no later than June 11. Pandemic Operations Guides will also no longer be a requirement given these recent updates, although detailed security plans will still be a part of the event planning process.

Although these requirements are being lifted, RCC will still continue its rigorous cleaning routines and GBAC-certified processes to ensure a safe atmosphere for all patrons. Additional sanitizations will still be offered and recommended as scheduling allows at a nominal fee. We are also still able to provide wellness screenings on a voluntary basis if preferred – please let me know if this is something you would still like to feature as an additional safety measure for attendees.

Downtown Raleigh

One credible cultural spot!

Where historic neighborhoods, world-class museums, southern diners, outdoor green spaces, performing arts venues, local shops, breweries and underground cocktail spots all meet to create one incredible cultural hotspot.It’s where you can tour a chocolate factory, play classic arcade games, park your bike outside a bicycle-themed brewery, indulge in a plate of whole-hog, pit-cooked barbecue, pick up a pair of locally hand-crafted denim jeans and visit a contemporary art museum—all within in a 100-step radius.

Some of the state’s most visited attractions (North Carolina Museum of Natural SciencesMarbles Kids Museum and North Carolina Museum of History), plus a host of critically-acclaimed restaurants on a national level (Poole’s DinerGarlandRaleigh Beer Garden and more) call the center of the city home.

It’s all easily accessible, too—downtown streets are easy to navigate by walking, cycling, a short taxi ride, using the free R-LINE circulator bus or even hopping on the back of a pedal-powered rickshaw.

Transportation: Arrive by plane, train or automobile. In fact, more than half of the United States population lives within a day’s drive or an hour’s flight from Raleigh.

Located centrally on the East Coast, Raleigh is halfway between Florida and New York City making transportation easy from the major population centers. The location is also convenient for side trips to the beautiful beaches of Wilmington or N.C.’s Outer Banks, to the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains to the west or to the “Home of American Golf” to the south in Pinehurst.

Within the area, the GoRaleigh, GoCary (formerly C-Tran), downtown Raleigh R-LINE and Wolfline bus systems provide riders with an extensive network of local routes. The Research Triangle Region (Raleigh area, Durham and Chapel Hill) is served by the GoTriangle bus service. Bus fares are on the cheap, and lots of busses are equipped with Wi-Fi to play on your device while you ride! Learn more about Traveling in the destination.

Traveling in downtown Raleigh? Hop on the free R-LINE downtown circulator to get around to the best things to do, restaurants, shopping and hotels. You can also catch paid rickshaws to get from point A to point B, a fun way to see the city and feel the breeze!

Getting around the destination via car, whether you’re driving or taking a taxi, Uber or Lyft, is easy—Raleigh was named among the best 100 cities to drive in by Wallethub!


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