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Accommodations | Commercial Lending - Foundational


Accommodations & Venue

The ABA Commercial Lending Schools and optional Financial Statement Analysis Workshop will be held at Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, TX.

Workshop students should plan to arrive Friday, April 24. Registration for the workshop opens on Saturday, April 25, at 8:00 am. Class starts promptly at 8:30 am. Students should plan to stay until the workshop ends on Sunday, April 26, when the schools begin.

Students of the schools should plan to arrive Sunday, April 26. Registration for the schools opens at 12:00 pm and orientation begins at 2:30 pm. Students should play to stay until classes adjourn on Friday, May 1, at 12:00 pm (approximately).

Lunch is provided at SMU and is covered by your tuition. Dinner is on your own. Accommodations are not included in the tuition. Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for their own accommodations.

Hotel Reservations

A block of hotel rooms has been reserved for attendees at the Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities. The room rate is $149/night, plus applicable taxes.

Hotel arrangements may be made by booking online or calling the hotel directly at 1-888-915-1110. Be sure to reference ABA Commercial Lending Schools.

All reservations must be made no later than Friday, April 3, 2020.

Getting There

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) is 25 miles from the Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities.

  • Shuttle Charge (one-way): $55
  • Taxi Charge (one-way): $65

Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL) is 5 miles from Magnolia Hotel Dallas Park Cities.

  • SuperShuttle Charge (one-way): $35
  • Taxi Charge (one-way): $25


Complimentary parking is available in the garage across the street from the schools. Parking passes will be available for pick up at the ABA Commercial Lending Schools registration desk.

Car Rental

ABA offers a special car rental discount through Hertz Car Rental. Visit the ABA Travel Discounts  web page for more information.

Things to Do

Looking to explore Dallas? The Visit Dallas website provides insights about the local area.