Oh, the places you will go!

FIRST® creates opportunities for teams to explore new destinations, build friendships, and be part of a global movement working towards building a better future.

I’m your Travel Buddy! Take me with you on your FIRST journey; from your team meetings to local events, to the mayor’s office and internships. Show the world all the places FIRST takes you.

Tweet a photo to @FIRSTweets with #FIRSTTravelBuddy so we can follow your FIRST journey through this season and beyond.
 


2023 FIRST® Championship Hotel Accommodations

FIRST is proud to partner with housing & travel experts, ConferenceDirect to bring you more than 30 FIRST-reviewed hotel locations for teams, volunteers, and all attendees to choose from during the 2023 FIRST Championship in Houston, Texas.

Housing options will open soon. Sign-up to receive a notification and be among the first to know when housing opens!
 

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Learn more about the 2023 FIRST Championship event.

 

 


 

Stay With FIRST

Make your FIRST event experience more memorable and affordable. We've negotiated hotel and travel discounts available exclusively for the FIRST community. Through our housing experts at ConferenceDirect, we provide you 24/7 access to full hotel descriptions, real-time availability, amenities, and other details allowing you to book quickly and confidently.

Stay close to the venue and other teams.
Rest easy at FIRST-reviewed hotels.
Receive guaranteed low-rates at FIRST-reviewed hotels.
Gain flexibility to make booking adjustments and pay later.
Get reservation protection and assistance before, during, and after your stay if any unexpected challenges occur.
Enjoy convenient FIRST-contracted amenities at most hotels including complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, and breakfast.
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Why book with FIRST?
Your support and dedication make FIRST events possible. When you’re choosing your events this season, book your housing with FIRST so you can:
  • Receive guaranteed low-rates
  • Rest easy at FIRST-reviewed hotels
  • Stay close to venue and other teams
  • Enjoy convenient FIRST-contracted amenities at most hotels including complimentary parking, Wi-Fi, and breakfast
  • Gain flexibility to make booking adjustments and pay later
  • Get reservation protection and assistance before, during, and after your stay if any unexpected challenges occur
  • Earn reward points at your preferred hotels
Who is the Official Housing Provider for FIRST Championship?
We are proud to partner with ConferenceDirect as the only approved Official Housing Provider for the 2023 FIRST Championship event.  

FIRST and ConferenceDirect work to ensure that we have a variety of price points, quality products, and amenities all situated in a prime location to ensure that we meet the needs and desires of 2023 FIRST Championship attendees and exhibitors. Only ConferenceDirect, the Event’s contracted Official Housing Company is authorized to use any likeness of the Event, claim partnership with and allowed to book within the Event Official Hotel Block. Reservations made through any company other than ConferenceDirect, are at your own risk. If you are contacted by anyone other than ConferenceDirect, please notify the hotels@firstinspires.org immediately. Do not provide any personal or financial information to another housing vendor claiming to have rooms for the Event. Only FIRST and ConferenceDirect will contact your team regarding housing for the 2023 FIRST Championship.

When does FIRST Championship housing open?
Housing booking for participating teams and all attendees of the 2023 FIRST Championship will open soon and be available until April 10.
I am a volunteer. Where do I book my housing for FIRST Championship?
All FIRST Championship volunteers will receive an individual link to book their housing and registration within a few days after your event role has been assigned. ​Explore available volunteer roles for FIRST Championship.
How do I modify or cancel my FIRST Championship housing?
For FIRST Championship event housing, please email  FIRSTTeams@conferencedirect.com or call (844) 460-9823 (toll free) or (704) 751-4155 (international). 
 
Can I still earn hotel loyalty rewards points if I book with FIRST?
Yes! You can usually accrue points for your stay if you belong to your hotel’s frequent guest program. Include your membership number in the "Frequent Travel Number" field when submitting your online hotel request, contact the hotel directly to add your program number or ask the front desk to add your number upon check-in.
How do I get from the hotel to the event venue?
Please contact the hotel directly for shuttle options or recommended local ground transportation for your event. For FIRST Championship, please visit the FIRST Championship website for ground transportation, airline, and rental car discounts.

For additional questions, please contact us at hotels@firstinspires.org.