Booking your room in the AFA block is extremely important. The Association, on behalf of the attendees and exhibitors, has committed revenue to the hotels for a specified number of hotel rooms. If AFA does not use the specified number of hotel rooms, which can happen when attendees and exhibitors book in the other hotels or outside of the AFA block, the Association is monetarily penalized in the form of attrition fees for any un-booked hotel rooms in our block.

In addition when you “book within the block” you help the AFA keep hotel room rates as low as possible by creating more negotiating power in the future.

To make reservations, book your hotel rooms in the official AFA block by using the hotel’s dedicated AFA website or toll-free telephone number. Make sure to identify yourself as part of the AFA group when making your reservation.

NOTICE: AFA and FENCETECH do not have an official housing company. Hotel reservations should be made directly with any of the official FENCETECH 2018 hotels listed. If you have been contacted by anyone other than these hotels, asking you to book rooms for FENCETECH 2018, please do not conduct business with them!

Please report any unauthorized housing and travel solicitations to Stephen Dennis at

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Sheraton Grand Phoenix

NOTE: Rooms are sold out for 2/7/2018

Situated in the heart of downtown Phoenix and close to countless attractions, Sheraton Grand Phoenix blends urban convenience with a relaxed ambiance. Settle into spacious, well-appointed accommodations and enjoy top amenities, including a rooftop pool, comprehensive fitness center and several on-site restaurants and bars.

  • Discounted Room Rate: $239 per night
  • Book By: January 8, 2018 to receive the discounted rate
  • Location: 340 N. 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Reserve online by clicking the button below or call 1-866-837-4213 and mention you’re with FENCETECH / METALFab.


Renaissance Phoenix Downtown

NOTE: Rooms are sold out for 2/5/2018 and 2/6/2018

  • Discounted Room Rate: $269 per night
  • Book By: January 8, 2018 to receive the discounted rate
  • Location: 100 N. 1st Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004

Reserve online by clicking the button below or call 1-800-309-8138 and mention you’re with FENCETECH / METALFab.

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Hyatt Regency

NOTE: Rooms are sold out for 2/9/2018 and 02/10/2018

  • Discounted Room Rate: $259 per night
  • Book By: January 5, 2018 to receive the discounted rate
  • Location: 122 N. 2nd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85504

Reserve online by clicking the button below or call 1-888-421-1442 and mention you’re with FENCETECH / METALFab.

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Courtyard by Marriott Phoenix Downtown – Sold Out
Hilton Garden Inn Phoenix Downtown – Sold Out


The Phoenix Convention Center

Our award-winning FENCETECH 2018 venue is one of the country’s top 10 convention facilities, offering an impressive 900,000+ square feet of meeting and exhibit space. Right in the heart of downtown, the Center has a dedicated Metro Light Rail stop and is within easy walking distance of hotels, shopping, sports, theaters and more. The facility offers meeting and exhibit space within walking distance to the River Walk, historical attractions, restaurants, shops and hotels. It also meets the ever-evolving needs of the industry with innovative design and flexible indoor and outdoor space.

Phoenix Convention Center is located at 100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, Arizona 85004.


If you’re flying into Phoenix for FENCETECH, we suggest one of the options below for rides between the airport and your downtown hotel. Planning ahead will keep you on schedule, reduce travel stress, and help you save on expenses.

Save on SuperShuttle & ExecuCar

We’ve partnered with a service to offer savings on transportation during FENCETECH: $2 off SuperShuttle shared rides and 10% off ExecuCar sedan and SUV service, February 3 – 12, 2018. To claim savings, reserve your ride at and enter discount code 479ZT. For SuperShuttle, have your confirmation number handy when you arrive so a representative can arrange your ride. For ExecuCar, you’ll call 602-232-4606 to arrange pickup.

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Ride the Valley Metro Rail

The city of Phoenix also offers public transportation for travel between the airport and downtown Phoenix hotels. This system is called the Valley Metro Rail. To take advantage of this economic option, ride the free PHX Sky Train to the 44th Street/Washington station. At this station, you’ll purchase a ticket and board a westbound train into downtown Phoenix. Hop off at the Washington/3rd Street station, which is directly across from the convention center and walking distance to FENCETECH hotels.

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Look into Hotel Shuttles

The hotel you’ve chosen for your stay in Phoenix may offer free shuttle service to and from the airport. Check with your hotel for details on pricing and shuttle schedules. You may have this convenient service included as a free courtesy with your room. Haven’t booked your room yet? Now is the time. Some hotels offering FENCETECH room discounts are already sold out!


Phoenix is the cosmopolitan soul of the American Southwest. You get bright, local color in this striking city year-round: red rocks, blue skies and golden sunshine. With an average temperature of 75 degrees and more than 325 sunny days a year, Phoenix’s near-perfect weather is ideal for outdoor fun and for FENCETECH 2018.