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EBLIP 9 Conf. 2017

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Drexel has negotiated discounted rates with hotels located in Philadelphia. For more information about these discounted rates, visit

Information on Entry Visas to the U.S.

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For professional conferences, all nations require an entry visa for the United States of America except for Visa Waiver Program Designated Countries. See en/visit/visa-waiver-program.html for a current list of these countries.


This list includes all former EBLIP host countries*, many European countries, and some in Asia and Oceania. *Excludes special status for Bermudian and Canadian travelers: visas/en/visit/canada-bermuda.html.


As of November 2015, the list of Visa Waiver Program Designated Countries includes: Andorra, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Chile, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, San Marino, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom. VWP visitors are required to complete an ESTA Application.

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Discounted Hotel Rates

Discounted conference room rates are only available through
May 17, 2017!
Book your room today using the link blow!

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Conference Hotel

EBLIP 9 is pleased to offer a discounted group rate at the Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square Hotel in downtown Philadelphia for all registered conference attendees.

The majority of sessions and events will take place on the Drexel University Campus in University City, and the Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square Hotel is a short walk or taxi ride from the Campus.

Click here to reserve your room at our specially negotiated conference rate at the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia

About the sonesta philadelphia rittenhouse square hotel

1800 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103 USA 

The Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia offers a spectacular downtown location that is convenient to whatever brings you to the City of Brotherly Love. Located near world-class restaurants and boutique shopping at ritzy Rittenhouse Square in Center City, the hotel is within the business district and walking distance to many popular Philadelphia attractionshistoric landmarksmuseums and theaters 


With 445 well appointed guest rooms, 24-hour fitness center and outdoor roof top swimming pool, the Sonesta Hotel Philadelphia is a wonderful location from which to explore all the family-friendly sights and activities the walkable city of Philadelphia has to offer. The Pennsylvania Convention Center, sports venues, universities and hospitals are close by, too.

The guest rooms are spacious and offer complimentary high-speed Internet access, modern amenities and views of the surrounding downtown area. The Executive Club floors feature enhanced amenities as well as a private Club Floor lounge serving complimentary breakfast, evening refreshments and hors d'oeuvres.


Whether you are traveling for business or leisure, Sonesta Philadelphia is pleased to provide all amenities and services necessary for a relaxing and enjoyable stay.

Hotel amenities include:

  • Seasonal rooftop swimming pool on our 8th floor, open Memorial Day to Labor Day
  • Art Bar
  • Lobby Cafe
  • Art Gallery
  • Concierge
  • 24-hour business center with computer, printer, free Wi-Fi, copy and fax machines
  • 24-hour on-site fitness center
  • Complimentary Philadelphia Sports Club passes
  • In-room dining
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Wireless high-speed internet access
  • 16,000 square feet of meeting and event space


The hotel is within a half-mile of Amtrak's 30th Street Philadelphia Station and only eight miles from the Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), so getting there by plane, train, and car is easy.


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