73rd International Conference on Mass Properties Engineering

Hotel and Transportation

73rd Annual International Conference 
on Mass Properties Engineering
May 17-21, 2014
Renaissance Long Beach
Long Beach, California



Renaissance Hotel Long BeachThe 73rd Annual International Conference of the Society of Allied Weight Engineers will be held at the Renaissance Long Beach. This is a Marriott Hotel located on Ocean Blvd in downtown Long Beach overlooking the beautiful, peaceful harbor view of the city with the Queen Mary and Port of Long Beach on the extreme Western end all the way to the Peninsula with its breakwater protecting Alamitos Bay on the extreme Eastern end.

The hotel is only steps away from some of the best dining in the city of Long Beach, fabulous night life, and gift shopping. This hotel reflects a chic, casually elegant ambience from plush beds and soft colors, to marble bathroom counters and modern desk chairs as well as bold styling in all guest rooms. SAWE guests will enjoy free internet service in their guest room. The hotel has an outdoor pool, a spa, and fitness center.




Renaissance Hotel Long Beach
111 East Ocean Boulevard
Long Beach, California 90802

Our room block has been reserved at the Renaissance Hotel Long Beach for the 2014 International Conference. Rooms are available three days pre- and post-conference from Thursday, May 15, through Saturday, May 24, based on hotel availability. The special conference room rate is $159 plus 15% CA tax and $0.10 tourism tax per night for standard rooms. A government rate is available with proof for up to ten rooms. It is important to note that the conference is being held during a very high usage rate in the city. Please make your reservations early. The cutoff date for our guaranteed room block is April 29, 2014. Hotel reservation deadline has been extended until May 5, 2014. There will likely be no extension to that date because of on-going activities within the city. Use Group Code SWESWEA when making online reservations.


Renaissance Hotel Reservation Link



Air transportation is primarily from Los Angeles International (LAX). However, Jet Blue and Alaska Airlines do fly into Long Beach Airport (LGB) and John Wayne Airport (SNA) in Orange County is also very close.

Once you get to the hotel in Long Beach, there is really no need to have a rental car. Transportation will be provided for all the events and training. The city offers free transportation throughout the downtown area and minimal cost throughout the city with its “Red Line” service and your choice of dining is within walking distance from the hotel.

SuperShuttle or other transportation companies are a good means of commuting to and from the hotel from the airport of your choice. You are encouraged to make your reservations ahead of time to reduce the wait time at the airport.

If you decide to rent a car, the Renaissance is very accessible by freeway. However, be forewarned that our freeway system is often a “parking lot” during rush hours. SAWE has arranged for $8/day self-parking at the hotel. You must indicate you are with the SAWE group at the front desk upon check-in to obtain the rate.