Hotel and Travel

Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel - host hotel (limited availability)
Hyatt Regency Los Angeles Hotel - overflow hotel
Los Angeles International Airport
Borders and Customs
Entry into the United States
Bringing Children into the United States
Languages Spoken
Money Matters

HOST HOTEL - Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel - LIMITED AVAILABILITY


Sheraton LAX Sheraton LAX

The SHERATON GATEWAY LOS ANGELES HOTEL is the official IABD Conference Hotel, located at 6101 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045. The special room rates are only available at this hotel:
$162 per room + 14% tax
(single, double, triple, quad room)

Sheraton Hotel(click image to book your room)

Conveniently located blocks from the airport, the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to LAX and a newly-refreshed experience for your next visit to Los Angeles. Whatever you need, you'll find it at the LAX hotel.

The Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel recently completed an extensive, multi-million-dollar transformation, touching nearly every corner of the property. With a fresh new design scheme and new technology, every guest is able to relax and recharge during their next visit to Los Angeles.

*For reservations, call (310) 642-1111, Hotel Reservations call (888) 325-3535 or visit online IABD 2018. When calling the hotel reference: Lula Washington Dance Theatre-IABD 2018. The official group code is TA23AD.

Please indicate that you will be attending the IABD Conference. Special rates are available for single, double, triple or quad reservations. THE HOST HOTEL TYPICALLY SELLS OUT BEFORE THE CONFERENCE, SO BOOK YOUR ROOM EARLY TO GUARANTEE A PLACE!

OVERFLOW HOTEL - Hyatt Regency Los Angeles Hotel


Hyatt Regency  Hyatt Regency

The HYATT REGENCY LOS ANGELES HOTEL is the official overflow hotel for the IABD Conference and Festival, located at 6225 West Century Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90045. The special room rates are only available at this hotel:
$159 per room + 14% tax (two queen beds)
$179 per room w/view + 14% tax (two queen beds/king bed)
$219 per room + 14% tax (suite king)
other rates available.

Hotel code - IABD2018

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*For reservations, call (424) 702-1234, Hotel Reservations call (800) 233-1234 or visit online IABD 2018. When calling the hotel reference: Lula Washington Dance Theatre-IABD 2018. The official group code is IABD2018.




CLICK HERE to schedule round trip transportation from LAX Airport to the local hotel - Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel this includes SuperShuttle Vans, ExecuCar Sedans, and SUV's.

Travel with SuperShuttle at a 10% discounted rate off of the regular fare to and from the airport via the Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles Hotel.

If calling the 800 number (1-800-258-3826) to book your reservations, use the discount code - SUN17.




Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is 5 miles from the hotel.

AIRLINES: Click Here


SuperShuttle LAX: Click Here
800-BLUE-VAN (258-3826)



The general consumer sales tax in Los Angeles is 8.75 percent.

Hotel room tax is 14 percent.

Taxes are subject to change.


The United States has one of the most advanced customs organizations in the world, and our borders and the processes we have in place to manage them are critical to our ability to provide Americans and visitors to America with the security and opportunity they expect. Visitors entering the United States must clear US Customs border security upon entry.


Visitors traveling by air require a valid passport to re-enter the United States.

As of June 1 2009, all individuals are required to hold a valid passport to enter/re-enter the United States.

For more information on travel security and border procedures, visit the U.S. Department of State.

International Visitors: For specific information on travel documents required to visit the United States from countries other than the U.S., please refer to

A foreign national or alien entering the U.S. is generally required to present a passport and valid visa issued by a U.S. Consular Official, unless they are a citizen of a country eligible for the Visa Waiver Program, or are a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. or a citizen of Canada. The Visa Waiver Program allows foreign nationals from certain countries to be admitted to the U.S. under limited conditions and for a limited time without obtaining a visa. The foreign national must arrive on an approved carrier (if coming by air or sea), staying no more than 90 days, for pleasure/medical purposes/business, and be able to prove they are not inadmissible. The foreign national is still required to have a passport. To obtain a list of countries eligible for the Visa Waiver Program, please reference the Department of State Web site.


Flying into the United States: All children and infants will require a passport, with the exception of Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), refugees, and asylees, who will continue to be able to use their Alien Registration Card (Form I-551), issued by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), or other valid evidence of permanent residence status or refugee or asylee status to apply for entry to the United States.

U.S. and Canadian citizen infants will not require passports for travel by land or sea when the June 1, 2009 rule went into effect requiring all land and sea travelers to have a passport. Children under the age of 15 have a blanket exemption from this requirement – although they are required to present a copy of a birth certificate and, if not traveling with both parents, a consent letter from the other parent(s). Please see Q&A number 268, (key word “Children“) for more information.

Driving into the United States: If you have not yet received a birth certificate for a U.S. or Canadian citizen infant, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) will accept either the birth record issued by the hospital, a letter on hospital letterhead or a letter from the doctor who delivered the child providing details of the birth, including the name of the child, time and place of birth, and parents names. Birth certificates should be used for children over 1 year old. Infants and children from countries other than Canada and the U.S. should have a passport.


The official language of the United States is English. In addition, another top language spoken in the United States is Spanish.


  • The United States’ currency is the American dollar.
  • For denominations under one dollar we use coins – quarter ($.25), dime ($.10), nickel ($.05), and penny ($.01).
  • U.S. dollars are accepted everywhere, although you’ll receive change in American funds and exchange rates will differ from merchant to merchant.
  • You’ll find cash machines/ATMs in most banks, hotels and shopping centers.
  • Currency exchange is available at banks throughout the city and at the airport and at the hotel.


  • Dining – If you’re happy with the service you receive, a 15-20% tip on the pre-tax bill is a standard expression of appreciation when dining out in the city. Note that some restaurants automatically add this gratuity when serving large groups, so be sure to check your bill.
  • Other services  Tips are also expected for services such as haircuts, shoe shines and taxi rides. 15-20% is standard in these situations as well.