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2024 Educational Conference

Hotel and Visitor Information

Enjoy your Stay in America's Garden Capital

The conference hotel is the Desmond Hotel Malvern, a DoubleTree by Hilton. Located at One Liberty Blvd Malvern, Pennsylvania 19355 USA.

The Malvern hotel is off the Pennsylvania Turnpike, less than eight miles from Valley Forge National Historic Park and King of Prussia mall. Visit the hotel's website for information about amenities and services. A block of rooms has been reserved for HSA conference registrants. Rooms start at $149 per night plus tax and fees. After you register for EdCon 2024, you will receive a code for the HSA room block as well as a phone number to reserve a room at the Malvern.

Hotel Desmond Fact Sheet to Download

There are also many additional hotels in the immediate area.

Hotel Shuttle Pick Up From Train Station

The hotel does not offer shuttle service from the airport but does pick up guest from the Paoli Train Station. From the airport, hotel guests should take the Septa train to 30th Street Station.  From 30th Street, then take Septa’s R5 for Paoli/Thorndale to the Paoli Train station. (The Hotel recommends stopping at Paoli instead of the Malvern station since Paoli is larger with more availability & accessibility). 

From there, hotel guests may schedule the Desmond hotel shuttle for pickup. Hotel shuttle is limited and will require advanced reservations to ensure its availability at time of arrival. We also ask that guests again call the hotel while en route to re-confirm their arrival time in case of train delays. 

Our shuttle can only wait 5 minutes before returning back to the hotel in order to service other guests.  Call: 610-296-9800

Guest also have the option of taking Uber from train station to hotel.  Train station is about 3 miles away.

Visiting the greater Philadelphia Area

Philadelphia has a few nicknames and one is America's Garden Capital, which makes it the idea host city for EdCon 2024! Arrive early or linger for a few days to experience some of the more than 30 publicly accessible gardens and natural areas welcoming visitors year-round. Visit the website, America's Garden Capital, and plan your visit. 

EdCon 2024 is located less then one hour away from downtown Philadelphia. Visit the website for the Brandywine Valley Visitor Center to learn more about Chester County, Pennsylvania or request a Visitor Guide for inspiration.