WCMT 2023



WCMT 2023 Accommodations

The success of the 17th World Congress on Music Therapy depends on delegates, sponsors and exhibitors using the official housing bureau, International Conference Services Ltd. (ICS). Contracted room obligations cannot be met if registrants reserve rooms outside the official hotel or book hotels through channels other than the official Housing Secretariat. Rooms that are not filled through the official channels create an expense for the Congress in the form of financial penalties (attrition fees) and place the financial success of the Congress and the Association at risk.

A limited number of guest rooms through the Housing Secretariat (ICS) will be offered to delegates at a discounted rate and will only be available through the online registration form or link provided on your Registration Confirmation. You must register for the Congress before you can book your accommodation. Please do not contact the Hotel or make a reservation directly with the Hotel.

Rates are quoted in Canadian Dollars (CAD) and based on single or double occupancy excluding taxes + fees unless otherwise indicated.

Sheraton Vancouver Wall Centre

Distance from Vancouver Convention Centre: 20 min walk

This property is 12 minutes walk from the beach. This Vancouver city centre hotel is a short walk from business and entertainment neighbourhoods, Robson Street shops and Yaletown restaurants. All rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the city, English Bay, and the mountains. Free WiFi is provided.

Room Type: Low Floor Room
Room Rate: $279/night + 17.5% taxes and fees

Rates include Wi-Fi. Breakfast is not included.

Pinnacle Hotel Harbourfront

Distance from Vancouver Convention Centre: 5 mins walk

Featuring an indoor pool and fitness center, this Vancouver hotel overlooks Coal Harbor. Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Center is less than 5 minutes’ walk away. All rooms feature Juliette balconies, a flat-screen TV, a desk and a private bathroom at Pinnacle Vancouver Harbourfront Hotel. Keurig coffee-making facilities are also provided in all rooms. Dry cleaning and laundry services are offered at reception. Free use of bicycles is available seasonally.

Room Type: Cityside
Room Rate: $299/night + 17.5% taxes and fees

Rates include Wi-Fi. Breakfast is not included.

YWCA Hotel Vancouver

Distance from Vancouver Convention Centre: 25 min walk

This hotel is adjacent to BC Place Stadium and Rogers Arena. An on-site launderette is featured. A refrigerator is included in all rooms. Stadium-Chinatown Skytrain station is 300 m away. Cable TV and a telephone are provided in all rooms at YWCA Hotel Vancouver. Each air-conditioned room includes a desk. Private and shared bathroom facilities are offered. Guests at the Hotel YWCA have use of 3 guest kitchens, with dishes and cooking utensils available. A coffee shop is located in the lobby. Vending machines offering snacks and drinks are located on-site.

Room Type: Single Bed
Room Rate: $118/night + 12.5% taxes and fees

Room Type: One Double Bed
Room Rate: $143/night + 12.5% taxes and fees

Room Type: One Queen Bed
Room Rate: $226/night + 12.5% taxes and fees

Room Type: Two Queen Beds
Room Rate: $242/night + 12.5% taxes and fees

Rates include Wi-Fi. Breakfast is not included.

Booking Deadline: June 23, 2023, at 23:59 PST (Pacific Standard Time) and is subject to availability. (Rooms may be sold out prior to this date).

Payment Terms: A credit card is mandatory for every reservation and must have an expiration date on or after July 2023. The Hotel will charge the non-refundable, full stay to the credit card 30 days prior to arrival.

Cancellation: Cancellations and reductions in room nights must be made no later than June 23, 2023, in order to avoid a penalty, charge equal to the full stay. Cancellations and reductions in room nights after June 23, 2023, will result in all room nights being charged to the credit card on file. No refunds will be issued for no shows.

WARNING: Please beware of housing piracy companies. They are contacting delegates/sponsors to book rooms through their channels and are claiming that they control the rooms for the Congress. They do not. These companies charge non-refundable deposits from the moment you book their rooms; thus, making it impossible for delegates to cancel their reservations. In some situations, rooms are not booked but payment has been taken.