2019 CRC Sponsors


Hotel Room Reservation & Travel Information


The Westin Hotel

601 South College Street

Charlotte, NC 28202


Making a Reservation



Please call for reservations at 1-866-837-4148. If rooms are still available, please inform them you are there for the ASHRAE Conference so it will count toward our room commitment.

Parking: On site parking is $25/night for self parking and $30/night valet, both with in and out privileges. 

Complimentary wireless internet service is in all guest rooms and meeting spaces.

Visit the hotel website for additional details at:


Travel Information 

Travel to Charlotte by Air

If you are flying into Charlotte, the hotel does not have an airport shuttle. Estimated taxi fare from the airport to the hotel is $25 one way. You can also take Uber or Lyft from the airport.

If you choose to drive from the airport:

Travel east on Airport Loop Road toward Airport Parking Drive.•Bear right, then turn right on Old Dowd Road.•Turn left onto Harlee Avenue.•Turn right at US Highway 74 East/Wilkinson Boulevard, following for 3.7 miles.•Continue onto Interstate 277 North for one-half mile.•Take Exit 1E to merge onto South College Street toward the Spectrum Arena.•The hotel will be on your right. 

Travel to Charlotte by Train

If you are taking Amtrak to Charlotte, the station is very close to uptown Charlotte. You can also taxi, Uber or Lyft from the station. Amtrak is a very good way to travel:

  • From Atlanta:           5h 17min,  $62 each way, arrives pretty late at night though
  • From Greenville, SC: 2h 23min,  $26 each way, also arrives pretty late
  • From Raleigh:           3h 10 min, $29.50 each way
  • From Greensboro:     1h 58min,  $16 each way

Travel to Charlotte by Car

If you choose to burn up the road, at least carpool! But here are the directions if you don't have a GPS or a smartphone with a map app :)

From Greensboro, Raleigh, Greenville SC, or Atlanta GA:

Take I-85 either north or south towards Charlotte (determine that part on your own)

Take Exit 38 to I-77 South

Take Exit 9B to I-277N

Take Exit 1E to South College Street

The hotel will be on your right at 601 South College Street

From Columbia, SC:

Take I-77 north toward Charlotte

Take Exit 9B to I-277N

Take Exit 1E to South College Street

The hotel will be on your right at 601 South College Street

From Charleston, SC:

Take I-26 west to Columbia

Take Exit 116 to I-77 north toward Charlotte

Take Exit 9B to I-277N

Take Exit 1E to South College Street

The hotel will be on your right at 601 South College Street

Travel Reimbursement 

Don't forget that ASHRAE reimburses for travel for many attendees to CRC. Please visit the online reimbursement portal at http://transportationvoucher.ashrae.org/ 

Transportation Reimbursement Policy for CRCs

Transportation reimbursement is approved for attendance at the Chapter's Regional Conference for the following: 

  • Director and Regional Chair (DRC)
  • Assistant Regional Chair (ARC)
  • Region Members Council Representative (RMCR)
  • CRC General Chair
  • Chapter Delegate
  • Chapter Alternate
  • Nominating Committee Member
  • Nominating Committee Alternate
  • Six (6) Regional Vice Chairs (RVC) for:
  • Chapter Technology Transfer
  • Membership Promotion
  • Research Promotion
  • Student Activities
  • Grassroots Government Advocacy
  • Young Engineers in ASHRAE
  • Region-At-Large Sub-Region Chairs
  • Regional Historian
  • Regional Treasurer
  • Chapter Technology Transfer Chair (no substitutes)
  • Chapter Grassroots Government Advocacy Chair (no substitutes)
  • Young Engineers in ASHRAE Chair (no substitutes


  • Chapter Membership Promotion Chairs and Co-Chairs are reimbursed for Membership Promotion Centralized Training (no substitutes)
  • Chapter Research Promotion Chairs are reimbursed for Research Promotion Centralized Training (no substitutes)
  • Chapter Student Activities Chairs are reimbursed for Student Activities Centralized Training or CRC Workshop but not both (no substitutes) 

 For more details on Travel reimbursements, contact your DRC or see Appendix DH in the Guidelines for conducting Chapter Regional Conferences located HERE.

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