• NEXT 2020 will be held will be held in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Phoenix Convention Center June 3-6.

    APTA's official housing bureau for NEXT is MCI.

    Notice: All room reservations will require an advance deposit equal to one (1) night's room and tax.

    Book your reservation by May 1, 2020, to take advantage of the special rate offered to all NEXT 2020 attendees. Hotel rates and availability may be viewed online or by contacting the MCI APTA's exclusive and official housing bureau for NEXT. APTA is committed to providing a high quality housing experience for its exhibitors and attendees and contracts for a room block to secure those housing needs. Should you have any questions on housing or solicitations, please contact APTA's Housing Center at 800/809-9565 local and 972/349-5841 internationally.

    Make Your Reservation

    Online: Secure your guest room reservation online 24 hours a day.

    By Phone: Call in your reservations to the APTA Housing Center at 800/809-9565, Monday thru Friday, 8:00 am–5:30 pm ET. If outside the USA/Canada: 972/349-5841.

    Suite Request: To request a hospitality suite contact a Suite Specialist, at 972/349-5841 or at suites@mcievents.com. Note: All suite requests must receive APTA's approval before the reservation is confirmed.

    Exhibitor Housing:  Secure your reservation here.

    Beware of Housing Pirates & Poachers

    APTA does not endorse booking hotel reservations via sources other than MCI.

    When APTA secures sleeping rooms at hotels for our conferences (commonly referred to as room blocks), the properties are researched to ensure that attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated. These room blocks are established to ensure that rooms meet our standards and are offered at a discounted price.

    Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers, or destination management companies to solicit registrants and exhibitors for room reservations for society or other organizations meetings. Often room poachers may misrepresent themselves as APTA’s official housing provider and registrants and exhibitors may be contacted by fax, email, or phone with offers for cut rate housing. The poacher might inform registrants and exhibitors that the hotel room block is "sold out," and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room.


    Air Travel

    Due to COVID-19 and its impact on travel, Airline prices have dropped significantly. Subsequently discounts for flights are not currently available. Utilize either the Arizona Sky Harbor International Airport for quickest access to the Sheraton Grand Phoenix and the Hyatt Regency Phoenix.

    On-Airport Parking
    Planning to park at the airport? There are many options. From convenient terminal garage parking to economy options, we have you covered. Learn more about our parking options, our parking discount program as well as premium parking options.

    Ground Transportation

    Car and Shuttle Service

    Phoenix Sky Harbor is served by hundreds of car and shuttle service providers that are permitted to do business at the airport. Review a list of services who offer ADA accommodations.

    Ride Share Ride share services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport has not been formally notified that either Uber or Lyft will cease operations on a specific date.

    Prearranged (Car Service) There are many permitted car service companies that regularly serve the Airport with options for vans, SUV’s, and town cars. Please see a Guest Service Representative at an Information Counter or a volunteer Navigator for information on researching this option. Review list.

    Intercity/Statewide Shuttles Various intercity shuttle services are available for those coming to or from Sky Harbor.

    Courtesy Vehicles (Hotel Shuttles and Off-Site Parking) are offered by many nearby airport hotels to and from the airport. Additionally, off-airport parking providers also provide courtesy shuttles for customers. Please see a Guest Service Representative at an Information Counter or a volunteer Navigator for information on requesting a courtesy vehicle.

    Public Transportation

    Phoenix Sky Harbor is served by two Valley Metro bus routes. Travelers will also find a convenient airport connection aboard the PHX Sky Train® from the Valley Metro Rail station at 44th Street and Washington.

    Having Fun in Phoenix

    Phoenix has a lot to offer, from outdoor exploration to spas and great food. Here’s information to help you plan your trip.

    Join NEXT attendees at an Arizona Diamondbacks game!
    The Arizona chapter is coordinating an opportunity for NEXT attendees to attend a Major League Baseball game, where our group will be recognized. Purchase your discounted tickets today.

    Getting Around
    Once you're in Phoenix, getting around is easy. In addition to services such as taxis, Lyft, Uber, and zTrip, you can take the Valley Metro Light Rail. The Valley Metro runs from the airport to downtown hotels. It also connects riders with various local attractions. Start planning your trip now!

    Things to Do
    If you find yourself with some free time, VisitPhoenix.com has several pre-planned outings waiting for you:

    • 2 Hours—From art galleries and outdoor murals to drinks and a hike, Phoenix offers a little bit of everything.
    • 4 Hours—Visit a museum or go on a full hike.
    • 8 Hours—If you’re feeling stressed, take some time to pamper yourself at a local spa or get some fresh air on a guided adventure in Salt River.

    If you're thinking about extending your Phoenix trip, be sure to check out the red rocks of Sedona and the Grand Canyon.

    Phoenix offers just about every type of cuisine imaginable. If you’re looking for a great cup of coffee, check out this list of top coffee bars. If you are you craving tacos, check out this list of 24 taco restaurants. If you just want some good food and a beer, Phoenix offers plenty of casual restaurants and breweries.

    Here are some quick links to help you plan your trip: