Conference Hotel

We have made an arrangement with one local hotel: 1) the Comfort Suites Miami/Kendall. Information about this hotel can be found below.

In order for conference participants to have access to the negotiated rate, reservation must be made directly with the hotel by January 7th, 2015. Please, contact the hotel directly. A reservation made after January 7th does not guarantee the rate below or room availability. We encourage conference participants to make their reservations at their earliest convenience as there are several local events occurring during the conference which will impact rates and room availability.

-Comfort Suites Miami/Kendall: $139.95 plus tax (single or double occupancy).

A shuttle will pick up participants from the conference hotel. It will depart in the morning and take participants to the Modesto Maidique FIU campus. The shuttle will transport participants back to the hotel in the afternoon of each conference day. We hope to be able to post a more precise shuttle schedule by December 2014.

Breakfast will be available at your expense either at the hotel or on campus in the Graham Center (student center) on the FIU Modesto Maidique Campus.

We advise the conference participants to select this hotel. If you were to choose another hotel, transportation from that hotel to the conference site on the FIU campus and back will be at your own expense.

Comfort Suites Miami/Kendall
3901 SW 117 Ave
Miami, FL 33175

Comfort Suites Miami/Kendall is the closest hotel to FIU. With only 1.5 miles distance from the Campus to the Hotel, Comfort Suites is a very convenient location for your accommodation needs. We offer 128 Junior Suites equipped with many comforts such as mini refrigerators and microwaves. We offer an array of complimentary services, such as breakfast, high speed internet access, parking, fitness center and use of our business center. The Comfort Suites also has a heated outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi, mini market and meeting rooms. Within the complex of the hotel area there are different restaurants as well as a Supermarket and Pharmacy for all your needs away from home. With all these services and conveniences, the Comfort Suites would be the best choice for your hotel needs.

To make a room reservation at the Comfort Suites, please contact Belkis Fernandez, Director of Sales, via e-mail at or via telephone at (305) 220-3901. Please remember to advise her of our group code which is Roots/Heritage Tourism in Africa Group.

To view a picture of a room at the Comfort Suites, please click here.


Transportation from the airport to hotel will be the responsibility of each conference participant. If you choose the Comfort Suites Miami/Kendall which we have made special arrangements with, morning transportation from the hotel to MMC of FIU and evening transportation from MMC back to the hotel will be available at set times. Please check back to see exact schedules of shuttles.