Course Descriptions

Each student must make their own reservations by calling the hotel and asking for a room at the Government rate (or less, if available). See perdiem rates (hotel and subsistence) at: http://www.defensetravel.dod.mil/.
















Sacramento, California

Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Sacramento, Sacramento, CA, 2001 Point West Way, Sacramento, California, 95815, USA
Phone: 916-929-8855

Reserve your room at this hotel as soon as possible as there are a limited number of rooms available at the Government rate. The 2018 rate is $128 per night. You can call 1-916-929-8855 and make your reservation and when you do, please ask for the Government rate. To make a reservation on line, go to the following site:

http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-sacramento-RLSA-DT/index.html

When you go to this site, enter your date of arrival and date of departure, then click on the small print underneath "Add special rate codes" and scroll down and check the block for "Government / Military Rates" and then click on "CHECK FOR ROOMS & RATES." Note that you must have your travel order and ID with you at the time of check-in. Note too that there is a $10 per night parking fee for cars. Then select your room and provide payment information.

The hotel is well located and is within walking distance to Cal Expo, The California State Fair, and the region's largest shopping mall, Arden Fair Mall featuring over 165 specialty stores including Macy's, Nordstrom and more. Conveniently located off Business 80, the hotel is just five minutes from downtown Sacramento. The hotel is about a 15 minute drive from Sacramento International Airport. If you do not want to walk, the hotel provides a complimentary three-mile radius shuttle to Arden Fair Mall, Golden 1 Center or Cal Expo, home to the California State Fair. Head to downtown Sacramento and find attractions for the entire family, such as the State Capitol, California Railroad Museum, Crocker Art Museum, Sutter's Fort and the California Museum and Cultural Center.



Paris, France

MINERVE HOTEL, Paris, France, 13 Rue des Ecoles 75005 Paris
Phone: +33 1 43 26 26 04 (local 01 43 26 26 04)
Email: resa@parishotelminerve.com

To make a room reservation, call or send email and let the receptionist know you will be attending the MSCA group meeting and most importantly, ask for the reduced (best) room rate. The room rates at the hotel are well below the government rate and vary with time, and if you make reservations early and ask for the best rate for the MSCA group, the rate will be around 100 euros to 120 euros per single room per night and about 140 euros to 160 euros per night for double occupancy, including breakfast. The normal room rate is about 175 euros per night for a single. You can also search the various hotel booking sites and look for the best rate. The key to getting a good rate is to book early.

The hotel is located near the heart of the center of Paris in a vibrant and historical neighborhood in the 5th arrondissement. Many restaurants, bakeries, bistros, and shops are available in all directions from the hotel. The actual left bank of the Seine is a five minute walk away and the Cathedral Notre Dame is only a 9 minute walk from the hotel. The extensive and inexpensive metro system in Paris makes transport to just about any part of the city quick and easy.



Phoenix, Arizona

Drury Inn & Suites Happy Valley - Phoenix, AZ, 2335 W Pinnacle Peak Road - Phoenix, AZ, 85027
Phone: 623-879-8800

Reserve a hotel room online at: https://wwws.druryhotels.com/Reservations.aspx. Be sure to click the box for the federal government rate. Make a reservation by telephone call 623-879-8800 and ask for "reservations". Again, be sure to ask for the government rate.

This stunning Arizona hotel provides a breathtaking mountain range view, yet is only a short drive from downtown Phoenix. Drury's free Hot Breakfast includes Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, sausage and many other food products. Hotel Services include Hot Food & Cold Beverages, free Wireless Internet, free 60 Minutes of Long Distance; free Soda/Popcorn in Lobby (daily 3-10 pm), and free Local Phone Calls. Points of Interest include:

  • Airport - Phoenix Sky Harbor International 25 M
  • Arizona Science Center 20 M
  • Camelback Mountain 20 M
  • Challenger Learning Center 9 M
  • Chase Field 20 M
  • Desert Botanical Garden 27 M
  • Enchanted Island Amusement Park 17 M
  • Heard Museum 18 M
  • Lake Pleasant 15 M
  • South Mountain Park 27 M



Colorado Springs, Colorado

Drury Inn Pikes Peak - Colorado Springs, CO, 8155 N Academy Blvd - Colorado Springs, CO, 80920
Phone: 719-598-2500

Reserve a hotel room online at: https://wwws.druryhotels.com/Reservations.aspx. Be sure to click the box for the federal government rate. Make a reservation by telephone call 719-598-2500 and ask for "reservations". Again, be sure to ask for the government rate.

This hotel has beautiful mountain views and is ocated next to the Air Force Academy, near many good restaurants and shopping. Drury's free Hot Breakfast includes Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, sausage and many other food products. Hotel Services include Hot Food & Cold Beverages, free Wireless Internet, free 60 Minutes of Long Distance; free Soda/Popcorn in Lobby (daily 3-10 pm), and free Local Phone Calls. Points of Interest include:

  • Airport - Colorado Springs Municipal 15 M
  • Cog Railway to Pikes Peak 15 M
  • Garden of the Gods 7 M
  • Pikes Peak 20 M
  • Seven Falls 13 M
  • U.S. Air Force Academy (South Entrance) 2 blks
  • United States Olympic Training Center 7 M


Atlanta, Georgia

Drury Inn & Suites South - Atlanta - Morrow, GA , 6520 S Lee Street - Morrow, GA, 30260
Phone: 770-960-0500

Reserve a hotel room online at: https://wwws.druryhotels.com/Reservations.aspx. Be sure to click the box for the federal government rate. Make a reservation by telephone call 770-960-05 and ask for "reservations". Again, be sure to ask for the government rate.

Welcome to Atlanta, home to the Braves, Georgia Dome and Coca-Cola. Drury's free Hot Breakfast includes Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, sausage and many other food products. Hotel Services include Hot Food & Cold Beverages, free Wireless Internet, free 60 Minutes of Long Distance; free Soda/Popcorn in Lobby (daily 3-10 pm), and free Local Phone Calls. Points of Interest include:

  • Airport - Hartsfield International 12 M
  • Atlanta Motor Speedway 15 M
  • Downtown Atlanta 15 M
  • Georgia Aquarium 16 M
  • Georgia Archives 2 M
  • Georgia Dome 16 M
  • High Museum of Art 18 M
  • Six Flags 25 M
  • Southlake Mall 1/2 M
  • Stone Mountain 20 M
  • Turner Field - Home of the Braves 10 M


Las Vegas, Nevada

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Tropicana Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, 801 Las Vegas Boulevard, South Las Vegas, NV 89109

Room rates for this hotel will be provided with the registration confirmation message. Generally, at this hotel, since it is a resort area, the rate that will be provided in the registration confirmation message is applicable only for the dates of the class. Additional days before or after the class may be at significantly higher rates. Likewise, if you decide to bring family or friends with you, there is an additional fee of $25 per night per person for more than double occupancy of a room. The classroom location in the hotel will be posted on a board near the front desk as "MSCA Training Courses" and on monitors in the conference area of the hotel.

The hotel is located adjacent to the airport, but on the opposite side from the terminal, about a 15 minute taxi ride around the airport. The hotel is also located adjacent to the famous Las Vegas Strip, within walking distance to many attractions. The parking entrance to the hotel is on East Tropicana Avenue. Additional details will be provided in the confirmation message and in subsequent messages about the class.



Jacksonville, Florida

Residence Inn by Marriott,Jacksonville Airport, 1310 Airport Road, Jacksonville, Florida 32218

To make reservations by phone, call 1-800-331-3131 in the USA and Canada; or call direct to the hotel at (904) 741-6550. When making hotel reservations, remember to ask for the Government rate, or lower. You may also make hotel reservations on line at: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/jaxra-residence-inn-jacksonville-airport/.

The Residence Inn Jacksonville Airport is just minutes from the airport, I-95, Downtown, the cruise terminal, shopping, entertainment, and more; complimentary hot buffet breakfast daily; Monday through Thursday, complimentary light social event with other guests; free wireless internet access; fitness center; pool; and complimentary transportation to/from the airport through the hotel shuttle.



Charlotte, North Carolina

Drury Inn & Suites North, 415 West W T Harris Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28262
Cross Streets: I-85 & Harris Blvd, Telephone 704-593-0700. Reserve a hotel room online at: https://www.druryhotels.com/Reservations.aspx. Be sure to click the box for the federal government rate. To make a reservation by telephone call 704-593-0700 and ask for "reservations." Again, be sure to ask for the government rate.

The Drury Inn & Suites Charlotte North is located in the city's University area. Drury's free Hot Breakfast includes Belgian waffles, biscuits and gravy, sausage and many other food products. Hotel Services include Hot Food & Cold Beverages, free Wireless Internet, free 60 Minutes of Long Distance; free Soda/Popcorn in Lobby (daily 3-10 pm), and free Local Phone Calls. Points of Interest include:

    Airport 14 M
    Bank of America Stadium 10 M
    Billy Graham Library 15 M
    Carolina’s Aviation Museum 14 M
    Carowinds Amusement Park 22 M
    Charlotte Motor Speedway 4 M
    Northlake Mall 6 M
    University Hospital 1/2 M
    University of NC-Charlotte 1 M
    Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre 3 M



Washington, DC

Hilton Garden Inn Tysons Corner, 8301 Boone Blvd, Vienna, Virginia, USA 22182 Tel: +1-703-760-9777. Reserve a hotel room online at:
https://secure.hilton.com/en/gi/res/index.jhtml;jsessionid=RFPJ05HJ4XS2ECSGBIY2VCQ?_requestid=146827#. To reserve a room by telephone call 703-760-9777. Be sure to ask for the government rate.

The hotel is located in the Tysons Corner area, about half way between Dulles International Airport and Reagan National Airport in downtown Washington. This is one of the Washington, DC area's most vibrant regions, home to some of the East Coast's premier shopping, as well as a thriving business sector. Amenities include King or two Queen size beds, flat screen HDTV, complimentary wired and wireless high-speed internet, complimentary refrigerator, and a microwave and coffeemaker. See the hotel web site shown below for additional information. There are no room blocks for the classes, but rooms will be at or below the current Government perdiem rate.

Additional hotel information is provided at the web site: http://hiltongardeninn.hilton.com/en/gi/hotels/index.jhtml?ctyhocn=DCATCGI



Kaiserslautern, Germany

Hotel Zollamt, Buchenlochstraße 1, 67663 Kaiserslautern, Germany Tel: 49 (0) 631-31 666-00 Email: info@hotel-zollamt.de Website: http://www.hotel-zollamt.de/ Fax: +49 (0) 631-31 666-66

Reserve a room on line at the hotel’s booking page. To reserve a room you can also call the hotel or send email. The single room rate is Euros 110 per night for a small room and Euros 120 for a larger single room. The small double room rate is Euros 130 per night and a larger double room is Euros 149 per night. Breakfast is included in the room rate.

The hotel is located in a quiet area less than 1 mile from the train station and the center city shopping area, literally less than a 15 minute walk. Free parking facilities are located right next to the hotel.



Weinheim, Germany

NH Hotel, Weinheim, Breslauer Strasse, 52. D-69469 Weinheim (Germany) Tel. +49.6201.1030 Email: nhweinheim@nh-hotels.com.

Call the hotel or send email to reserve a room. Additional hotel room reservation instructions and room rates will be provided in your registration confirmation message. The rates will be equal to or less than the published US Federal Government rate.

The four-star NH Weinheim Hotel is located on the famed Bergstraße ("Mountain Road"), in the middle of the Rhine-Neckar triangle and in the beautiful Odenwald Mountains (a low mountain range). The hotel is approximately 20 minutes walking distance from the center of Weinheim, nicknamed "two-castle city" after the two fortresses overlooking the town---the Windeck and the Wachenburg. A tram station, Stahlbad, is only five minutes on foot from the hotel, allowing easy access to the Weinheim City Center, Mannheim (30 minutes by tram), and Heidelberg, with its cultural diversity, shopping opportunities and various sights, just 40 minutes away.



Indianapolis, Indiana

Indianapolis Marriott East, 7202 East 21st Street, Indianapolis, Indiana 46219, Tel: 317 352-1231.

To make reservations by phone, call 1-800-331-3131 in the USA and Canada; or call direct to the hotel at 317-352-1231. When making hotel reservations, remember to ask for the Government rate, or lower. You may also make hotel reservations on line at: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/inddt-indianapolis-marriott-east/. Go to the "check rates and availability" tag and put in your arrival and departure dates, check the special for the Government rate and enter. Select the room that you want and "continue" to confirm your reservation.

Near the Indy Motor Speedway, home of the Indianapolis 500, Allstate Brickyard 400 & MotoGP, the Indianapolis, IN Marriott hotel has an ideal location. Other local attractions include: the Warren Performing Arts Center, the Children's Museum of Indianapolis, the Indianapolis Zoo & White River Gardens, the Verizon Wireless Music Ctr, the Indiana State Fairgrounds, the Circle Center Mall, and the Indiana State Museum.