OFFICIAL HOUSING SITE to register for hotel and conference.
Only through the Rail Equipment Finance Conference Website housing link directly to LaQuinta Resort and Club are you able to make your hotel room reservation. Any company calling conference attendee’s is unauthorized and your room reservation will may not be recognized as part of the REF Room Block. Any questions, please contact us at 312.222.1927
The conference fee does not include golf, travel or hotel accommodation. Delegates are responsible for their own travel, hotel arrangements and payment. Registration and golf fees must be paid in advance of the conference.
You will be able to book a room at La Quinta Resort & Club, La Quinta, California after October 15 by clicking on the link above, which will bring you to the room reservation website set up specifically for the Rail Equipment Finance Conference.
If you prefer to reserve by phone, contact the hotel at (760) 564-4111 and identify yourself as a Railroad Equipment Finance Conference attendee.
Room Rates: When you make your room reservations before February 1, 2018, you will receive a preferential rate. (It is the lowest room rate offered during the period of our meeting, including internet or other travel discount rates.) In addition, Railroad Financial Corporation has negotiated the following concession from La Quinta for Rail Equipment Finance attendees who have booked their rooms at La Quinta within the REF 2018 room block. The room rate is $299 per night. That will be posted to all guest rooms to cover the following:
- Unlimited use of the Fitness Center
- In-room coffee services
- High-speed Internet access
- Shuttle for individual transfers to resort golf courses
- Local and 800 phone calls
- Daily newspaper delivered to each room (Saturday and Sunday upon request)
- Complimentary self and valet parking
Reservations must be canceled 7 days prior to the arrival date, after which the deposit is nonrefundable.
If you are not planning to stay at La Quinta....
To keep registration fees as low as possible, REF has negotiated a $35 F&B credit from La Quinta for each room night. If you plan to attend REF and not stay at La Quinta Resort, you authorize REF to charge your credit card for the $35 per day F&B credit.
Room Assignments: When you arrive at La Quinta you will receive a “Run of House” room assignment. This means that you will be assigned the best room available which will be either a resort or deluxe casita room if that is available (unoccupied, clean, etc.) when you check in.
Early Arrivals: The Resort is usually quite full on weekends in the winter with Los Angelinos enjoying the desert climate. The resort check-in time is 4:00 PM. If you should arrive early and find that a room is not available, you will be offered baggage storage while you enjoy the facilities. The Resort’s fitness, tennis, and swimming facilities (lockers available) will be accessible to you. Or you may take a moment to relax in one of the hotel’s restaurants or browse the retail shops, and stroll the beautifully landscaped gardens. The Guest Service Agent will expedite your room accommodations and notify you, via your cell phone, when your room is ready.
Suites: If you would like to arrange for one of the Resort’s many suites, contact Marian Long REF’s Conference Director who can give you some idea of REF's pricing and availability for these accommodations.
Since its opening, La Quinta Resort & Club has been the favorite retreat of Hollywood legends like Garbo, Gable and Capra, and financial powerhouses such as Vanderbilt and Crocker.