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2019 COD Conference - Switzerland: Hotel + Travel

By Johanna Roche posted 07-03-2019 10:56 AM



This chart is for information only, the hotel price is included in your registration. 

There is one room type for all of the hotels except Les Trois Rois in Basel.

In Basel, the group is occupying three hotels.  The 5-star Hotel Le Trois Rois is an upgrade that you can select during the registration process.  The cost is the same for the other two hotels and included in the registration fee.

If you choose not to upgrade, your options are the 4-star Hotel Basel and 4-star Hotel D Basel, which you will select from on the follow-up form that will be sent to you by AIA Meetings once you complete the initial registration phase.

Les Trois Rois Upgrades, City Side View                                              

Junior Room (204 ft²) - 1 person/3 nights - $338.83
Deluxe Junior Room (236 ft²) - 1 person/3 nights - $542.14
Double Room (344 ft²) - 2 persons/3 nights - $1016.55

September 21-24, 2019
Les Trois Rois

Hotel Basel

Hotel D Basel
September 24-27, 2019
Royal Savoy
September 27-29, 2019
Hotel Astoria
September 29 - October 2, 2019
7132 Hotel


Vals registration is full and we are unable to increase the capacity.   



AIA has negotiated discounted fares with American, Skyteam (Delta/KLM) and United for your flights to Zurich. 
Please use the resources below to book your flights.

Airline Company


Contact info

Promotion Code

American Airlines

6% off applicable fares
or 1-800-433-1790

Authorization number: 7599AW

Skyteam (Delta/KLM)
and Delta

Up to 15% on coach and business class fares

Skyteam COD Website
or call Delta 800-328-1111

Skyteam: 4138S
Delta: Meeting Code NY2L5
Ticket Designator NGKQK

United Airlines

2% - 10% depending on fare type
or 800-426-1122

Z-Code: ZG9F
Agreement code: 234615


From the US fly into Zurich.
From Europe fly into Basel.

Travel from Zurich Airport to Basel Hotel
Saturday, September 21

  1. Upon arrival at the Zurich airport we recommend you purchase a train ticket from the Zurich airport train station to Basel (36 Swiss Franc). Try to get a direct train. Some trains may require you to switch trains. Travel time is up to one hour and 30-minutes depending on when you arrive. Upon arrival in Basel, it is a 20-minute walk to the hotels or a short taxi ride.
    1. See schedule


Hotel Astoria, Lucern to Zurich Airport
Sunday, September 29

  1. To return to Zurich airport we recommend you purchase a train ticket from that travels from the Luzern train station to the Zurich Airport. The Luzern train station is a 5-minute walk from the Hotel Astoria. The travel time from the Luzern train station to the Zurich Airport station is between 1 hour and 10 minutes and up to 1 hour and forty minutes.

Vals to Zurich
Wednesday, October 2

  1. An airport transfer is only provided between Vals and Zurich on Wednesday, October 2nd.
  2. The conference bus will travel 2 ½ to 3 hours to Zurich Airport and from there it will go to Zurich City Center for those remaining in the city.
  3. A 1:00pm flight or later is safe. If you are planning to book an earlier departure please make sure to reserve your own transport to the airport.

Vals registration is full and we are unable to increase the capacity.   


Special Needs

The AIA is committed to making meetings and conferences accessible to all to the degree reasonably possible. Please notify us at the time of registration if you have special accessibility needs or specific dietary requirements. Email or via phone at (202) 626-7355 if special arrangements are required.

Additional Travel

“On your own: The Heidi Webber House in Zurich. It’s now called Pavilion Le Corbusier and it just opened to the public this year after a complete restoration. We urge you to see it before or after the conference.” 



Inquiries regarding the COD Switzerland Conference should be directed to the following:



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