AIST Leadership Conference

Hotel Information

16–18 November 2015 • Francis Marion Hotel • Charleston, S.C., USA

Hotel Accommodations

The event will take place at the Francis Marion Hotel. Although the AIST room block period has ended, rooms may still be available at the regular rate. Please contact the hotel at +1.843.722.0600 for availability..

Driving Directions

From Charleston International Airport: Exit airport on International Drive and follow signs for I-526 to Mt. Pleasant. From I-526, follow signs for I-26 East to Charleston. 
Distance from Airport: 11.6 mi. Drive Time: 20 min.
Hotel Address: 387 King Street, Charleston, SC 29403
Additional Driving Directions


Estimated Taxi fare: $30 (one way)
The Francis Marion Hotel recommends Mitch’s Limo Service, by appointment. Please call +1.843.270.6902.
CARTA, the Charleston Area Regional Transportation Authority, offers bus service to and from downtown Charleston and the airport via the North Area Shuttle (NASH) Express for $3 per person per trip.
The route runs every hour on the hour from 8 a.m. to midnight. The route makes no stops when traveling from downtown to the airport. It makes stops at the North Charleston Visitor Center and Tanger Outlet upon leaving the airport on the way to downtown Charleston. Upon arrival downtown, CARTA offers the free Downtown Area Shuttle (DASH) to numerous destinations, including The Citadel, Medical University of South Carolina, Francis Marion Hotel, Charleston Place, the South Carolina Aquarium and the corner of King and Broad streets.
Please visit Charleston Airport website for additional transportation options.

Hotel Parking

Valet $21 / Self $16 (daily)

Hotel Spa and Fitness Center

The Spa Adiago is a full service day spa located at the historic Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston, South Carolina. We blend friendly smiles, soothing aromas and relaxing sounds with an educated and experienced staff to guarantee you will leave feeling rejuvenated and renewed.

The hotel offers an on-site fitness center that includes treadmills, ellipticals, stretch trainers, weights and exercise balls.

Dining Options

The Francis Marion Hotel is home to the Swamp Fox Restaurant and Bar. For additional dining options, click here.

Internet Access

The Francis Marion Hotel offers complimentary wireless internet access in its 235 guest rooms and suites.

Local Culture

Charleston, South Carolina boasts many famous golf courses, tennis courts, beaches, historic sites, shopping and entertainment. Make your visit a long weekend and see what Charleston has to offer.

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