MEDA Convention 2022: Venue

Reservations

The Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square

The Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square is central to Downtown Lancaster and beautifully integrated with a world-class convention center, which is our Convention 2022 location.

Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square offers a prime location in Lancaster City within walking distance to full-time entertainment and trendy dining.

This historic Lancaster, Pennsylvania, hotel offers amenities discerning guests expect – featuring elegant interiors, impeccable service and dining, as well as remarkable architecture and history, including a preserved section of the Underground Railroad. Brand new, upscale guestrooms offer sweeping city views, granite countertops, and lavish bedding. When you aren’t attending all the inspiring Convention sessions you’re just steps away from Downtown Lancaster, where you can explore over 90 art galleries, a burgeoning food scene, shopping, and historic landmarks including one of the largest National Historic Register Districts in the country.

Newly renovated Lancaster rooms offer contemporary décor, modern ergonomic design, and upscale amenities, including flat-screen TVs and mini-refrigerators.

Bring your family!

The Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square’s prime location in Lancaster City offers a variety of fun attractions nearby to do as a family for all ages.

Reservations

All MEDA Convention events, unless noted, will be held at the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square, 25 South Queen Street, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA, 17603.

MEDA’S Convention room rate is $179.00 USD single/double, not including state or local taxes and gratuities. Rooms for students are available at $129.00 USD single through quad occupancy, not including state or local taxes and gratuities. Contact Carol Eby-Good to reserve student rooms. Room rates are in addition to Convention fees.

Internet access is complimentary for Marriott Bonvoy members; additional charges may apply for MEDA attendees that do not have a Marriott Bonvoy membership.

MEDA’S block of rooms is available until October 7, 2022

Please note that Lancaster, PA will also be home to other large events during Convention weekend. It is important that you book early if you require a hotel room this year.

Reservations may also be made by calling toll-free: 1-888-850-6146 and referring to our group name “MEDA” or “Mennonite Economic Development Associates Annual Convention.”

Transportation

Airports

Since the nearest major airport is located 71 miles from Lancaster, guests flying to Convention will need to arrange transportation to and from the hotel.

Harrisburg International Airport

Distance From Hotel: 27 Miles

Philadelphia International Airport

Distance From Hotel: 71 Miles

Baltimore/Washington International Airport

Distance From Hotel: 90 Miles

Car rentals

Parking

MEDA Convention-goers staying at the hotel will receive overnight self-parking at a discounted rate of $10.00 USD per car. Overnight Valet parking is available at $35.00 USD per car.

Amtrak

If you are arriving by Amtrak train, the Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square is approximately a 5-minute drive from Lancaster Station in normal traffic, and car rentals and taxis are available at the station. Once at the hotel, you can get around by using Downtown Lancaster public transportation, Red Rose Transit Authority.

Amtrak From Philadelphia International Airport

SEPTA operates a train from Airport Terminal A to 30th Street Train Station hourly. Cost is $6.75 (called Quick Trip if purchased via kiosk). Fare can also be purchased onboard the train but is $8.00, cash only. The Septa train to the Amtrak station takes approximately 19 minutes.

Once at the Amtrak Station you can take the train to Lancaster. It takes one hour and 11 minutes from the train station to Lancaster. Trains depart almost hourly from 5:20am – 11pm.

  • $21 Value fare each way.
  • $30 Flexible Rate each way. (No middle seat. At seat lighting, tray table and outlet.)
  • $36 Business (Extra legroom with footrests.) ONLY on certain routes.

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