Message to Attendees:

Why should I stay at the ANS Conference headquarters hotel, JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, when I can book elsewhere on my own?

There are many benefits for you and ANS when taking advantage of the special negotiated hotel rates. In securing meeting room space at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort, ANS must sign a contract with the hotel that reserves and guarantees a specific number of hotel rooms for our conference attendees. The number of rooms guaranteed is called a room block.

When you make your hotel reservation using the ANS room block, you help us reach our room block commitment, and we are able to pass along lower registration fees to our conference attendees.

By staying at the conference host hotel, ANS fulfills its contractual obligation. However, if attendees stay in other hotels, ANS faces the possibility that its room block will not be met, forcing us to pay severe financial penalties, causing ANS to raise registration fees.

Hotel Information

The 2020 Utility Working Conference & Vendor Technology Expo will be hosted at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Marco Island, FL, August 9-12, 2020. All meeting activities, plenary sessions, technical sessions and exhibits and will be held at the hotel (unless otherwise noted).

The 2020 room rate is $199+ per night. A limited number of Government rated rooms are available.  Reservations must be made by July 17, 2020, to receive this special rate.

***Make your reservations with the hotel only – ANS does not use outside housing vendors***

Travel Information

Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)

Hotel Directions: 48 miles S

Driving Directions: Take Interstate 75 south to exit 101.  Take Highway 951 south to Marco Island where 951 turns into Collier Blvd.  The hotel is on the right.

Napes Municipal Airport (APF)

Hotel Directions: 19 miles S

Driving Directions: Take Airport-Pulling Rd S. to Hwy 41.  Take Hwy 41 E. to Hey 951 also called Collier Blvd. S. to Marco Island Bridge.  Resort is 3 miles on the right.

Ground Transportation to/from RSW Airport NT&T 239-260-3271 or 239-262-3006

Distance From Airports Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW) – 48 miles


JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort

  • On-site parking available (Fee included)
  • Valet parking available (Fee included)

Explore! Yes! The Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is the official source for area travel and tourism information about Florida’s Paradise Coast. This premiere vacation and meeting destination features beautiful white sand Gulf of Mexico beaches; world renowned arts and culture; fantastic golf and fishing; sophisticated Naples shopping and dining; Marco Island’s tropical island charm; and the natural wonders and outdoor adventures like kayaking, canoeing, birding, hiking, fishing and more available in Florida’s Gulf Coast Everglades.

Attendee Room Block

Exclusive to
UWC Attendees
staying in the
ANS Room Block:

Optional $15
Daily Resort Fee  Includes*

  • 1 Beach Umbrella and 2 Chairs Daily
  • Morning Beach Yoga Daily
  • 2 Spa Fitness Classes (must be 16 years or older; advance reservations required, call x 2686)
  • Complimentary Golf Course Shuttle
  • Access to Resort Golf Practice Facility including Range Balls & Clubs (proper golf attire required)
  • 1 Hour Tennis Court Rental
  • In-Room Enhanced High Speed Internet Access

*Daily Resort fee is $35 outside the ANS room block. Amenities are subject to change without notice. Tax is additional. Conference Attendees receive complimentary meeting space Wi-Fi, excellent for email and web browsing during your meeting.