Find all the information you need to ensure smooth travel, an enjoyable visit to New York, and successful attendance at CTO Plus 2024.
New York Marriott Marquis
New York, NY 10036
CRF has set aside a block of rooms at the New York Marriott Marquis, the site of the meeting, at a discounted rate. Hotel booking for paid registrants opens on Thursday, October 5, 2023.
To book your room at the New York Marriott Marquis at the CTO Plus 2024 discount, you must be registered for the meeting. If you have not already done so, register now.
After you register, check your email for your registration confirmation, which includes details on booking your stay. You must book your hotel through the link provided in your confirmation email to receive the CTO Plus 2024 rate (subject to availability).
Book by Thursday, January 18, 2024, 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (UTC –5).
Book early for the best chance to secure the discounted rate. Rooms at the discounted rate are limited, available on a first-come, first-served basis through January 18, 2024 or until inventory in the block is fully booked — whichever occurs first. Hotel accommodations and the discounted rate are subject to availability.
If you need to cancel, please note: Room cancellation must be made in accordance with the hotel cancellation policy, 72 hours to the date of scheduled arrival, or your credit card will be charged for a one-night stay plus applicable taxes and fees.
Watch out for booking scams! Fraudulent websites can pose as official websites of CRF and CTO Plus 2024. To avoid scams, be sure to book ONLY through the CTO Plus 2024 booking link that you receive upon registration for the meeting. Please see more about how to avoid booking scams.
Food and Beverage
The New York Marriott Marquis offers a variety of dining options, and the immediate neighborhood has endless restaurants and eateries. Satellite breakfast and lunch programs include breakfast and lunch for attendees during designated check-in times in each program room.
Coat and Bag Check
Coat and bag check will be available at the New York Marriott Marquis for a fee.
New York is accessible by three major airports:
- LaGuardia Airport (LGA): Just 9 miles east of the New York Marriott Marquis, LGA is the closest airport and serves U.S. and some Canadian cities. Driving time to the venue is at least 35–40 minutes.*
- Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR): Located 17 miles southwest of the New York Marriott Marquis, driving time is at least 30–35 minutes.*
- John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): At 17 miles southeast from the conference site, JFK serves both domestic and international flights. Driving time is at least 45–50 minutes to the venue.*
*Car-travel time can vary widely, depending on traffic. Please plan accordingly.
Traveling from outside the United States?
Please view our International Travel page for more information about traveling from abroad.
Ground Transportation From Airports to New York Mariott Marquis
- Grab a yellow NYC taxi at the taxi stand outside LGA (metered fare to Manhattan) or JFK (flat rate to Manhattan). From EWR, curbside taxis are New Jersey yellow cabs.
- Call a ride-share service such as Uber or Lyft.
- Prearrange a black-car service (list of licensed black-car services).
- See additional information on ground transportation from LGA, JFK, and EWR.
- Long Distance: Amtrak provides long-distance train transportation to/from Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station.
- New York Metropolitan Area: Commuter railroads include Long Island Railroad to New York Penn Station, Metro North Railroad to Grand Central Terminal, and New Jersey Transit to New York Penn Station. The PATH train is a New York to New Jersey subway serving nearby New Jersey locations.
Bringing a car to New York is not recommended. Street parking is not available, and garage parking is very expensive. If you do plan to drive to New York, check this list of parking garages near the New York Marriott Marquis. In addition, valet parking is available at the Marriott Marquis for $95 per day.
See additional transportation information and directions to the New York Marriott Marquis.
Within New York City
When exploring the city, avail yourself of the ample public transportation via subway and bus, in addition to the numerous taxis and ride-share services.
Get to Know New York
The most populous city in the United States, anchoring the largest metropolitan area in the world, New York is a global center for the arts, medicine, live theater, communications, food, finance, music, fashion, and culture. New York is home to numerous world-class museums, unique attractions, Broadway theaters, endless dining options, diverse nightlife, and infinite shopping possibilities. It is also home to nearly 9 million people, collectively the most ethnically diverse population in the world, with an estimated 800 native languages spoken among its inhabitants.
Often referred to as New York City, to distinguish it from the state in which it resides, or just “the city” to locals, New York comprises hundreds of distinct neighborhoods spread among its five geographic boroughs — Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Staten Island. Manhattan, the 23-square-mile island anchored by the Hudson and East Rivers, is the business, tourism, and entertainment hub of the city, as well as home to numerous quiet residential neighborhoods. In its geographic center lies the 843-acre Central Park, home to walking and biking paths, a lake, thick woods, sports fields, an ice-skating rink, zoo, nature sanctuary, carousel, outdoor theater, a castle, and the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir. Fun fact: Central Park is the most filmed park in the world!
New York Time and Weather
New York is in the U.S. Eastern Time zone. During the meeting, local time will be five hours behind Coordinated Universal Time (UTC −5).
Your Guide to a Healthy On-Site Experience
(Subject to Change)
Protecting the health and safety of all attendees remains our top priority. To promote the safety of everyone at the conference, CRF will follow all CDC guidelines, state and local requirements for in-person gatherings, and any additional restrictions in place at the venue at the time of the event. To learn more about current guidelines and requirements, please visit:
For information on local area transmission, please visit: NYC Data Page
You must not attend the conference (or must immediately leave the conference) if you have recently been exposed to COVID-19 or experience symptoms of COVID-19 during or within 10 days of the start of the conference. Symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue, body aches, headache, new loss of taste or smell, sore throat, runny nose, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea.
If you need a COVID-19 test to travel back to your home state or country, please find relevant information here:
For questions regarding this program, please contact us at [email protected].