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Hotel & Travel

The SVM 30th Annual Scientific Sessions will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner in McLean, Virginia, where SVM has negotiated a discounted room rate of $229 per night for single, double, triple, and quad room occupancy.  Rooms and rates are based on availability and are subject to state and local fees/taxes (currently 12 percent).  Discounted rates may not apply for reservations after Monday, April 29, 2019.

To reserve a room at the discounted rate, call the Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner at +1-888-236-2427 and identify yourself as a SVM attendee. 

Or click here to make your reservation online!

All reservations require a first night room deposit, or guests can guarantee reservations with a major credit card.  Your credit card will not be charged prior to arrival.  Make any necessary cancellations at least 72 hours before the scheduled date of arrival to avoid a cancellation charge.  Discounted room rates are available three days before and three days after the meeting dates, based on availability.  Hotel check-in is at 4:00 pm and check-out is at 11:00 a.m. 

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The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner

1700 Tysons Boulevard
McLean, Virginia 22102 USA
Reservation Phone: +1-703-506-4300

Ground Transportation

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) – 16.5 miles

A DCA Taxi Dispatcher is available at designated taxi stands to ensure you are placed with a taxi. From Terminal A, proceed out the exit doors at baggage claim and turn right. The Taxis are located on the curb closest to the Terminal. From Terminals B and C, proceed to the baggage claim lower level. Walk indoors to doors 3 or 10. Exit the doors to the curbside. You will find the taxi dispatch locations clearly marked. The Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner is located in McLean, Virginia.  An average fare from the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport to the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner is $38 one way.

On-Airport rental car counters are located on the first floor in Terminal Garage A. Proceed directly to the rental car counters if you have an existing reservation or need to make a reservation. If you are a rental car club members, proceed directly to the 2nd or 3rd floor of Garage A to pick up your keys. There are two ways to reach the pick-up location for rental cars from the airport. Ride: Board the “Parking/Rental Car” shuttle which now stops at doors 1 and 6 on the TICKETING LEVEL (3rd FLOOR) due to construction. Get off at the Terminal Garage A/Rental Car stop. Walk: Follow signs towards Terminal Parking Garage A, approximately 10 minutes from Terminals A & B and 15 minutes from Terminal C.

On-Airport Brands:

Alamo: +1-800-462-5266

Avis: +1-800-331-1212

Budget: +1-800-527-0700

Dollar: +1-800-800-4000

Enterprise rent-a-car: +1-800-736-8222

Hertz: +1-800-654-3131

National: +1-800-227-7368

Car Rental Payless: +1-800-729-5377

Thrifty: +1-800-541-7044

Zipcar: +1-866-494-7227

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) – 15.6 miles

Washington Flyer Taxicabs serve Washington Dulles International Airport exclusively with 24-hour service to and from the Airport. No reservations are necessary for taxi service. Simply follow the signs for Ground Transportation or Taxi to the lower level of the Terminal, DOWN the ramp to Door 2 or Door6. A customer service representative is available 24 hours a day. Passengers wishing to board a non-Washington Flyer cab must make advance arrangements directly with the operator of that company for pickup at Dulles. Non-Washington Flyer cab companies are prohibited from soliciting passengers for pick up on airport property.  The estimated fare from the Washington Dulles International Airport to the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner is $42.

Rental cars are readily available at the IAD. Free shuttle buses take customers between the rental lot and the Terminal. Contact rental companies directly to make or change a rental car reservation. For pick up: From the Terminal Baggage Claim Level, exit DOWN the ramp to Door 2, 4, or 6. Rental car shuttle buses pick up at Curb 2C or Curb 2F. Rental car shuttle buses are operated by each individual company. Look for company’s logo on the bus before boarding. Please check with your rental car company concerning your planned routes to and from Dulles Airport, and whether you might be impacted by tolls on nearby roads. The website www.66expresslanes.org provides information concerning rush hour tolls on nearby Virginia Route 66.

Hotel Restaurants

Entyse, Wine Bar & Lounge

Internationally inspired small plates. A sommelier-crafted wine list. An inviting fireplace. ENTYSE, Wine Bar & Lounge at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner offers a relaxed experience in an elegant setting. In addition to a list of more than 60 wines by the glass, selected by sommelier Vincent Feraud, the bar features Prosecco cocktails and craft beers. Beverages pair perfectly with a menu of small and large plates. Our McLean, VA wine bar regularly hosts dining events including Sushi Thursdays, Jazz Fridays, and Live Music Saturdays. It’s also the location for our signature Afternoon Tea (24-hour advance reservations required).

Espresso Bar: Monday-Friday 6 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Dining: Monday-Sunday 3 p.m. to midnight

Reservations available Monday through Friday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday & Sunday from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Afternoon Tea: Friday, seatings from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Saturday & Sunday, seatings at 12 p.m., 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m., and 4 p.m.

*Musical entertainment available (reservations required 24 hours in advance)

Entyse Bistro

Entyse Bistro is set in a stylish and patriotic atmosphere, serving American dishes for breakfast, lunch, and Sunday brunch. Select from an array of freshly pressed juices for the perfect energizing sip to begin your day or as an afternoon revival. For reservations, please contact the restaurant at +1-703-744-3999.

Breakfast hours: Monday-Sunday, 6:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Lunch hours: Monday-Sunday, 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Brunch hours: Sunday, 10:30 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Entyse Espresso Bar

Entyse Espresso Bar proudly brews Illy coffee in a relaxed setting. Join us for a morning latte, espresso, cappuccino, or more, sweetened with your choice of chocolate, vanilla, hazelnut or caramel. Freshly baked bagels, muffins, breakfast sandwiches, croissants and scones are also available, as well as fruit cups and yogurt parfaits. All items may be enjoyed at our Espresso Bar or ordered to-go.

Hours: Monday-Friday, 6 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Saturday-Sunday, 7 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Car Rental

Avis is the official car rental service for the SVM 2019 Annual Meeting.  For details call 1-800-331-1600 and indicate AWD number D340792 to receive special pricing.  An advance reservation is recommended.  For online reservations, click here


Self-parking is $12.00 per vehicle

Daily valet charge is $20.00 and the overnight valet charge is $40.00.


Hi-speed internet access in guest rooms is complimentary.


The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Tysons Corner offers a haven of tranquility in the vibrant heart of Northern Virginia. Therapies draw from the healing properties of nature, which are then fused with the latest techniques to create a results-oriented experience. Spa services enlist ingredients including avocado, brown sugar, seaweed, fresh berries, Dead Sea salts and other natural products; the wellness journey is complemented by steam rooms, saunas, and a 24-hour fitness center. For more information about this distinctive spa in Northern Virginia, or to reserve a treatment, please call +1-603-744-3924.

Fitness Center

Access to the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner fitness center is complimentary. The fitness center is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.   

Business Center

Access your office when you’re away from the office. A full service business center with amenities including a copy service, network/internet printing, overnight delivery/pickup, fax service, and more are readily available for use.

Weather and Attire

The average temperature in McLean in late May can range from a high of 77° Fahrenheit and a low of 53° Fahrenheit.  Attire for the conference is business casual.  Because meeting room temperatures sometimes fluctuate, attendees may wish to bring a light sweater or jacket. 

Foreign Visas

Travelers coming from qualified countries to the United States for tourism or business for 90 days or less may be eligible to visit without a visa.  For more information, visit https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en.html.

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