The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) is pleased to hold its 2023 annual meeting March 28-April 1 in the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza. Built by William Starrett, known for Washington, DC’s Union Station and Lincoln Memorial, New York City’s Empire State Building and Penn Station; and William Ahlschlager, who designed the Peabody Hotel in Memphis, the Netherland Plaza opened in 1931.
In 1985, the Netherland Plaza was placed on the National Historic Register and named a National Landmark. In 1989 it became a charter member of the Historic Hotels of America. The Netherland combines the elegance of one of the world’s grandest hotels with the modern conveniences and amenities today’s travelers expect, including free high-speed internet in guest rooms, meeting rooms, and the lobby. The hotel’s 561 guest rooms, including 71 suites, provide a work desk, Cuisinart coffee maker, in-room refrigerator and safe. Accessible rooms are available. A 13,000 sq. foot fitness club is complimentary for guests and includes whirlpool, steam, and sauna rooms.
The Netherland has a AAA Four Diamond rating. The lobby’s Palm Court offers ample opportunities to eat, drink, and mingle in splendid surroundings. The bar is a must, not only for the elegant art deco surroundings, good food, and creative cocktails, but for the bartenders themselves—Morgan serves up great conversation, and a good pour.
The Netherland is but a few steps from Fountain Square, the focal point of downtown Cincinnati, with its food trucks and nightly entertainment. A wide choice of places to eat, drink, and shop are also close at hand. And it is only a 15-minute drive from Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, with shuttle, cab, and bus service to downtown hotels. The Netherland offers valet parking, and there are several parking garages within a short walk.
Book your room at the Netherland early. You won’t want to miss the Cincinnati Reds Opening Day parade on Thursday, March 30, which goes right by the hotel. The conference room rate of $156 is a bargain, and by booking at the Netherland you help the SfAA meet its room block obligations. [And if something does come up to change your plans, the hotel offers free cancellation up to 48 hours in advance, with no advance credit card charge.]