Hotel & Travel Information

Meeting Venue

The meeting venue is the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center.

A limited block of rooms has been set aside at a special AUPresses rate: $189 for a single/double a night (+15% nightly room tax). There is a citywide convention during the dates of the AUPresses meeting, so hotel inventory in Downtown Detroit is limited. The link to the AUPresses hotel reservation page will be sent to attendees after they register for the meeting. Annual Meeting registration will open in March 2019.

The last day to make a reservation at the discounted rate (subject to availability) is Monday, May 20, 2019, but book early, as this block of rooms tends to go quickly.

Please Note: The Association has not authorized and will not authorize any third-party housing company to contact attendees. Please disregard any such phone calls or emails should anyone try to contact you.

Travel Information

Travel by Air

Travelers to Detroit will fly into Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW). The Airport is located approximately 20 miles from downtown Detroit.

Delta Air Lines is pleased to offer special discounts for Association of University Presses.

Please click here to book your flight.

You may also call Delta Meeting Network® at 1.800.328.1111* Monday–Friday, 7:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. (CT) and refer to Meeting Event Code Ny2NX.

Travel by Train

Amtrak offers service from Chicago to Detroit. View the map and schedule on Amtrak's website.  
Detroit's train station is located about 5 miles from the conference hotel.

Travel by Car

The Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center address is

Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive
Detroit, Michigan 48243 USA

Driving directions to the Marriott are available on the hotel's website.


Valet parking at the Marriott is will cost $35 daily and self-parking is $25 a day.

Additional self-parking lots in the area are available.

Nearby options include Port Atwater Garage, Beaubien Place Garage, Center Garage with daily rates up to approximately $20.

About Detroit

Check out Visit Detroit for general travel information, maps, and guides.

There's been a lot of redevelopment in downtown Detroit over the past few years. Much has been written about the city in recent years. Check out some examples below.

"What to See, and Where to Eat Square Pizza, in Detroit"

"Detroit: The Most Exciting City in America?"

"The Best Detroit Travel Tips from our Readers" (Lifehacker)

"Ode to the Genius of Immigrant Food" 

"In an Energized Detroit, Savoring an Architectural Legacy" 

"36 Hours in Detroit"