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46th Annual ARSC Conference (Rochester, New York on May 16-19, 2012)

Hotel Information

The 2012 ARSC conference will be held at the Rochester Riverside Radisson, located on the banks of the Genessee River and in the heart of downtown Rochester, a short walk from the Eastman School of Music. The hotel is also convenient to several popular attractions in the local area, including the Strong Museum, the Blue Cross Arena, Red Wings baseball and the Susan B. Anthony house.

The Rochester Riverside Radisson offers numerous amenities, including a seasonal heated outdoor pool (generally not open until Memorial Day), fitness center and sauna, 24 hr. complimentary business center, laundry service, ATM, and gift shop. Complimentary shuttle service is provided to/from the Rochester International Airport, Amtrak train station, and RTS bus station. ARSC conference attendees who elect to stay at the hotel will also receive complimentary high speed wireless internet access in guestrooms, meeting rooms, and public spaces in addition to complimentary overnight parking (the $7 daily fee will be waived upon check-in). The Legends Sports Bar & Grille at the Radisson is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner; a soup, salad and pasta bar is available Monday to Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Every hotel room is equipped with a coffeemaker, hairdryer, and iron/ironing board. Rollaway beds are $10 per night (subject to availability) and may only be used in King rooms.  Other options that may be requested include handicap accessible,  poolside, and river view rooms.  The hotel is also pet friendly (a one-time non-refundable $25.00 fee applies).   For an extra $15 fee, conference attendees may upgrade to business class Club Level rooms which include refrigerators and microwaves. 

Our contracted dates at the Rochester Riverside Radisson are Tuesday May 15 – Saturday May 19, 2012. Group rates will be honored 3 days before/after these dates pending availability.

Hotel Contact Information:
Radisson Hotel Rochester Riverside
120 East Main Street Rochester,
NY 14604
Tel: (585) 546-6400
Fax: (585) 546-1341
Reservations: (585) 546-6400 or 1-800-333-3333

Room Reservation Information:

  • $123 Standard Room, single or double occupancy (plus 14% occupancy tax). Guests may choose one King or two Queen beds; free WIFI is included. Children 18 and under stay free in the same room with an adult.
  • $138 Club Level Business Class Room, single or double occupancy (plus 14% occupancy tax). Guests may choose one King or two Queen beds; these rooms are equipped with a refrigerator and microwave (limited availability; no complimentary meals included).

To make your reservations please follow these instructions:

  • If you are telephoning, please indicate that you are with the Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC). Reservations must be guaranteed with first night’s deposit to a credit card.
  • If you wish to make your reservation online, go to for the ARSC group page. Click on the “Select Dates” tab to adjust your arrival and departure dates (do NOT select rates on this page). Then select from the following codes: SNB1 (includes ADA and smoking room options); STD1 (2Q, non-smoking); STD2 (1 K or 2Q, non-smoking); Bus-1 (Club level upgrade). Click on “Book Now” and then select bed type from the “Select Room” drop-down menu. These codes are somewhat confusing and are also subject to change; if you become frustrated, please reserve through the toll free number.
  • Reservations must be cancelled by 4 p.m. on the day BEFORE your scheduled arrival date to arrival to avoid loss of first night’s room and tax charges.
  • Check-in time is 3:00pm EDT and check-out is 11:00am EDT.
  • The deadline to make reservations at the Rochester Riverside is Tuesday, April 24, 2012. Reservations made after this date will be reserved only on a space available basis at the prevailing rate.


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