Conference Logistics

Hotel Info | Travel Info | Regulations | Schedule & Speakers | Features | Registration Form

Hotel and Travel Information

The Conference is conveniently located in the heart of the business and cultural district in downtown Philadelphia. The Sonesta Hotel in Philadelphia is located within walking distance of Rittenhouse Square, Antique Row, museums, fine dining, and fabulous upscale shopping.

Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square

1800 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Registration for the Conference does not include air or hotel reservations. A block of rooms has been reserved at a special conference rate. They are available until September 15, 2018, 5 pm, but are expected to sell out before that date.

When making your online reservation at the Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, enter 0904SPCPAN in the group box on the reservations page ( to receive the SPCP rate. By phone, ask for the SPCP group rate when calling; please help support the SPCP by staying at the Conference hotel. Typically these rooms sell out.

Rates: $169 single or double occupancy per night plus 15.5% tax rate per night.
A deposit of one night’s stay is required to hold the reservation.

Check in time is 4:00 pm and check out is at 12:00 pm.


Contact the SPCP office if you would like a roommate. Double accommodations are limited so be sure to reserve an appropriate room if you wish to have a roommate assigned.


Philadelphia International Airport serves many airlines, most with direct flights. Taxi and Uber fare to the hotel from the airport is approximately $30 one way. Shuttle service is also available with Liberty Bell Shuttle for $10.00 one way. Call 215-724-3333 at least two days before needed to make a reservation. Arrive to Philadelphia International Airport at least two hours prior to your return trip for domestic flights, three hours prior for international flights.

Conference Regulations

Photograhy, videotaping, or any other type of recording is prohibited during presentations.  Please refer to information regarding mobile or laptop use on your registration confirmation letter.

Conference Features

Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional (CPCP)

The CPCP Examination will be administered only once during the Fall Conference. Candidates must be pre-registered for this exam no later than September 21st.  Please Pre-register by filling out the Registration Form and send to:
SPCP Membership and Administration
69 N. Broadway St.
Des Plaines, IL 60016, USA.
FAX: +1-847-635-1326

The SPCP Booth

SPCP runs a booth at every event for products available exclusively for our members. Members may purchase items such as colorful client brochures, SPCP logo items, and business form templates. Various publications are available such as the SPCP Permanent Cosmetics textbook and companion workbook.


Hotel Info | Travel Info | Regulations | Schedule & Speakers | Features | Registration Form