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ICACC16 Hotel and Travel



WARNING – If you are contacted by any company by email or phone asking you to make a hotel reservation through them, please do not respond.  These companies may falsely represent that they are affiliated with the hotel, ACerS or the meeting.  These companies are not reputable.  Do not provide any personal information to them.  To make a hotel reservation, please call the hotel reservation phone number below or go online.

Contact Greg Phelps at gphelps@ceramics.org (614-794-5831) if you have any questions.    


Hotel Reservations

Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village

100 North Atlantic Avenue
Daytona Beach, Florida 32118, USA
1-386-254-8200 | 1-866-536-8477 | 1-800-HILTONS



US government rate $89.  SOLD OUT!

Group rate $161+ tax  based on availability.  Cut off on or before Friday, December 18, 2015

Click here for ICACC’16 specific link.

The Hilton Daytona Beach is currently sold out on the nights of Friday, January 22 and Friday, January 29.  Contact Greg Phelps if you need assistance.

ICACC'16 Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk VillageLocated in the heart of the Ocean Walk Village on the ‘World’s Most Famous Beach,’ our Hilton Daytona Beach hotel offers stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean and easy access to the thriving seaside, entertainment and meetings district in Daytona Beach.


Hilton Daytona Beach Resort/Ocean Walk Village boasts an extensive range of bars and lounges. Indulge in oceanfront dining at Doc Bales’ Grill, the hotel’s signature restaurant, or enjoy a casual meal at the beachfront Poolside Pelican Bar. Whether you wish to stay active or simply relax, enjoy endless recreational facilities at this Daytona Beach resort. Rejuvenate at the fitness center, pools and whirlpools or sample the latest treatments at the hotel spa, while the kids have fun at D-Dawg’s Kidszone.


Retire to a refreshing guest room, suite or beachfront cabana and enjoy stunning views overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway or Atlantic Ocean. Our newly refreshed Daytona Beach hotel’s guest rooms feature our signature decor and are equipped with WiFi. Upgrade to a suite for extra space and special upgraded amenities like cotton bathrobes.


Internet Options

Hilton Daytona Beach offers complimentary wireless internet access in the public spaces of the hotel.




Visa Information
If you are a non U.S. resident planning to attend this meeting, please note that the process of obtaining a visa to enter the United States may take several months. If you require an invitation letter in order to obtain a visa, please send an email with name of the meeting you plan to attend, your full name, mailing address, telephone number, date of birth, place of birth, passport number, passport issue date and passport expiration date to invitationletters@ceramics.org to obtain an official invitation from The American Ceramic Society.




Airport Information

There are four conveniently located airports that serve the Daytona Beach area:


Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) is approximately 12 minutes from the Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village. Taxicab fares from the Daytona Beach International Airport to the Hilton are approximately $15 each way.


Orlando International Airport (MCO) is one of the major airports located approximately an hour and a half from the Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village. Taxicab fares from the Orlando International Airport to the Daytona Beach area are approximately $140 each way.


Orlando Sanford Airport (SFB) is located approximately an hour from the Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village.


Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) is conveniently located on Interstate I-95 and is approximately a two-hour drive from the Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village.



Area Information

Area Attractions

The Daytona Beach area has a wide variety of activities and entertainment for people of all ages. Start planning your fun in the sun by visiting the Daytona Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau to discover the many activity options and local attractions.


Dining Out Options

Looking for a dining spot with a post card view? Whether its casual seafood on the deck, or one of Daytona Beach’s trendy new venues, you’ll find plenty of great restaurants to choose from, with many located along our scenic waterways. Please use the Daytona Beach Convention & Visitors’ Bureau Dining Finder to learn about all the dining options in Daytona Beach. There are many restaurants offering a variety of meal options within walking distance of the Hilton Daytona Beach Ocean Walk Village. Download the Abbreviated Dining Guide or the Full Dining Guide for more information.


ACerS Concierge: Have questions about the meeting location? Contact Greg Phelps for assistance. 


Greg’s Top 10 – Daytona Beach Florida, USA – 2016


The Ponce de Leon Inlet Lighthouse and Museum, featuring the Ayres Davies Lens Exhibit Building

The Ponce de Leon Inlet Light Station, built in 1887, is the second tallest masonry lighthouse in the United States and the tallest lighthouse of any kind in Florida. The lighthouse keepers’ dwellings and other historic light station buildings now house the lighthouse museum, which features exhibits on lighthouse life, Daytona Beach and Florida history, lighthouse and Fresnel lens restoration, shipwrecks, and the lighthouse keepers and their families. The Ayres Davies Lens Exhibit Building houses one of the largest collections of restored Fresnel lenses in the world, including the rotating first order Fresnel lens from the Cape Canaveral lighthouse and the restored original Ponce Inlet lighthouse first order Fresnel lens. The boat yard houses a local historic charter boat, the Gay Wind.


 Marine Science Center

The Marine Science Center (MSC), located at Lighthouse Point Park, is the perfect place for learning about Volusia County’s rich environment and ways we can conserve it. One of the main goals of the MSC is sea turtle rehabilitation. Guests can overlook seven turtle hospital pools from the Turtle Terrace, located in front of the main facility. The museum’s exhibit gallery focuses on the ecology of Volusia County, and allows visitors to explore the area’s unique and science-rich environment. In the gallery, guests will come face-to-face with a 5,000 gallon aquarium that is home to a hundreds of interesting local fish and invertebrate. Patrons can also explore Florida’s mangrove forests, which protect the low-lying coastal areas from floods and other natural disasters, and can visit a dune habitat and learn about what kind of life makes their home there.

Also in the exhibit gallery are coral propagation tanks, whale and dolphin anatomical exhibits, and a few of Florida’s most famous citizens, the American alligator. Displays change on occasion and naturalists are often available inside the museum to answer questions about the exhibits.


The Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach

Since 1870, Daytona Beach locals and visitors have been shopping on Beach Street along the Halifax River.

Expect beauty, variety and history. Explore and discover unique items from the antique to the contemporary, enjoy restaurants feature flavors from around the world and our attractions range from a chocolate factory to a history museum and much more—all in a splendid riverfront setting.


Museum of Arts and Science

The Museum of Arts & Sciences (MOAS) is the primary art, science and history museum in Central Florida. The area’s largest museum, MOAS is nationally accredited by the American Alliance of Museums and is a Smithsonian Institution Affiliate. Located on a 90-acre Florida nature preserve, the facility host over 30,000 objects including the Dow Gallery of American Art, one of the finest collections of American art in the Southwest; the Cuban Foundation Museum, showcasing one of the most significant collections of Cuban paintings in the United States; the Schulte Gallery of Chinese Art, the Bouchelle Collection and Gallery of Decorative Arts, the largest and most comprehensive collection in the South; and the Root Family Museum featuring restored railroad cars, antique automobiles and the largest collection of Coca-Cola® memorabilia in Florida. The Helene B. Roberson Visible Storage Building exhibits thousands of objects from many donors which are owned by the Museum, while the Linda and Williams Children’s Museum presents an interactive experience for children. The Gillespy Gallery of Sub-Saharan African artifacts, a new state-of-the-art planetarium presenting daily star shows and weekly laser shows and the Cici and Hyatt Brown Museum of Art, showcasing the largest collection of Florida-based art in the world, rounds out areas to explore inside the Museum of Arts & Sciences.


Boardwalk Amusements

Ocean breeze, beautiful views of “The World’s Most Famous Beach,” and thrilling rides and amusement await at Boardwalk Amusements! Take a ride on the brand new Sand Blaster Roller Coaster, reach for the sky upon and find fun for all ages on family rides and go-karts! Right in the heart of Daytona Beach, Boardwalk Amusements is just steps from the Hilton Daytona Beach.  Boasting the only beachside roller coaster in Florida, and one of few in the world, Boardwalk Amusements is truly a one-of-a-kind experience to share with those you love.


Stay a day and Stroll New Smyrna Beach.  ICACC is not the only show celebrating 40 years!

40th Annual, IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts  – presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts

The work of more than 250 artists from 28 states and Canada will be presented at the 40th annual IMAGES: A Festival of the Arts over the weekend following ICACC. A juried fine art festival known as one of the top shows in the Southeast, IMAGES, presented by Atlantic Center for the Arts, draws a huge crowd of over 45,000 in New Smyrna Beach.

January 29, 30, & 31, 2016

Friday 1pm to 5pm | Saturday 9am to 5pm | Sunday 10am to 4pm

Riverside Park- New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168


Ormond Beach Historic Bus Tour – hosted by the Ormond Beach Historical Society

This unique and remarkable tour is an easy way to discover the Ormond Scenic Loop and Trail and see much of the history and scenery in Ormond Beach. Your journey begins and ends at The Casements (former winter home of John D. Rockefeller). Ride in a climate controlled bus to see some of the most scenic and historic sites and buildings in Ormond Beach. The bus travels “The Loop,” a Florida State Scenic Highway, to show you the natural features, archaeological sites, homes and historic neighborhoods that formed Ormond Beach today.


 Daytona Jeep Rentals – explore the beaches of Volusia County

The only exclusive Jeep Wrangler Rental in the area. Rent for the day or for the week, including a prepaid beach pass with access in Volusia county! Enjoy the Sunshine state and the World’s Most Famous Beach in style. Explore the scenic loop in Ormond Beach, have lunch on the water in Ponce inlet or take a casual cruise up the coast to Flagler beach in one of our 2 door or 4 door Jeep Wranglers.

Conveniently located at 1190 S. Nova Road in Ormond Beach… you are only minutes from the airport as well as having fun in the sand. an experience that will leave everyone else that rented a “normal” car jealous.


Zoom Air Adventure Park

Enjoy a treetop adventure at Zoom Air Adventure Park Daytona Beach, up in the trees of Tuscawilla Park! Zoom Air’s aerial adventure courses are deftly woven into the forest of this easily accessible City of Daytona Beach park. The design of our courses is integrated with the natural environment, inspired by the trees and the flow of the terrain and flora. Go arboreal, as you swing, climb, balance, and zip from tree to tree. Get a bird’s-eye view of the land below as you travel in the trees over dancing logs and tight wires, across rope bridges, nets, and suspended disks. Feel your adrenaline pump as you conquer abundant treetop challenges, including exhilarating rides on our zip lines. Meanwhile, your perches in the trees offer an opportunity to see flora and fauna not found on the ground, and a brand-new perspective on the park’s well-known disc golf course.


Stonewood Grill and Tavern

Enjoy good a steak, seafood or a sampling of their starters to share at Stonewood Grill and Tavern….tell Joe that ACerS sent you.

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