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Yes! The Symposium is moving to September 22-24, 2020!

Please note that the Virginia Maritime Association cannot alter an attendee's existing hotel reservations. Please contact your hotel directly.

Hilton Norfolk The Main

The Hilton Norfolk The Main has a secured room block for the new September dates.

How to Transfer your booking in May to Sept:

Attendees with hotel reservations for the original May dates can change their reservations by sending the following to

  • Guest Name the Reservation is under
  • Arrival date
  • Confirmation Number
  • Last four digits of credit card used to secure the reservation for verification

The Hilton can also be reached directly at 757-763-6200. Press (1) when prompted to get transferred to the Hilton's in-house reservation department.

Overflow Hotels

Norfolk Waterside Marriott

The Norfolk Marriott Waterside room block details forthcoming.


Hilton Norfolk The Main
100 E. Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510

Hotel Rooms FAQ

When is the room reservation block cutoff date?
The Virginia Maritime Association room cutoff date is April 27. Virginia Maritime Association cannot guarantee any rooms past this date. All rooms within the room block are first come, first serve and are subject to availability.

What time is check in and check out? Can we request a late check out?
Check-in time is 4:00 P.M. and check-out time is 11:00 A.M. (“Occupancy Times”). Upon request, Hotel will endeavor to accommodate early check-in and late check-out as available.

Off-site parking, fee: 1 USD hourly, 13 USD daily
On-site parking, fee: 1 USD hourly, 20 USD daily
Valet parking, fee: 26 USD daily
All parking owned and operated by the City of Norfolk. Prices listed do not include an additional 6 percent tax.

Nearby Restaurants & Attractions

View List of Restaurants in Downtown Norfolk

Local Attractions

  1. Nauticus Maritime Museum/ USS Wisconsin
    0.2 miles from hotel
  2. MacArthur Center Mall
    300 Monticelo Avenue
    0.1 miles from hotel
  3. Virginia Zoo
    3500 Granby Street
    1 mile NW from hotel
  4. Chrysler Museum of Art
    245 West Olney Road
    1 mile from hotel
  5. Norfolk Botanical Garden
    6700 Azalea Garden Road
    2.5 miles from hotel
  6. Hampton Roads Naval Museum
    0.2 miles NW from hotel
  7. Virginia Beach Oceanfront, VA
    20 miles E from hotel
  8. Virginia Aquarium and Marine Science Center
    717 General Booth Boulevard
    20 miles E from hotel
  9. Waterside District
    333 Waterside Drive
    0.1 miles W from hotel

Hosted By

Virginia Maritime

Have a Question? Contact us!


Jennifer Parham

Event Manager
Virginia Maritime Association
(757) 628-2663

Monica Neira

Monica Neira

Symposium Sponsorship Contact
MetroGroup Maritime
(212) 224-9611