The preferred programs below provide quality lodging for DoD travelers. Until the Defense Travel System (DTS) is enhanced to automate booking these programs, you must reserve your lodging as outlined below and enter the cost information into the Per Diem Entitlements screen of your DTS travel authorization. For additional information on entering the lodging costs into DTS, see Section 188.8.131.52 of the DTS Document Processing Manual.
Lodging Success Program (LSP)
The Lodging Success Program (LSP) provides DoD official travelers with quality commercial hotels when installation lodging is unavailable. On average, room rates are 20% below per diem. LSP hotels meet minimum mandatory quality and security requirements and are Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) safety compliant. LSP hotel capabilities vary by location supporting full service, limited service, extended stays, and meeting/conference requirements. Additional program information is available at: http://www.armymwr.com/travel/lodging/lodging_success.aspx or phone: 866-363-5771 (866-DoD-LSP1).
- National Capital Region
- Fort Belvoir, VA
- Fort Lee, VA
- Charlottesville, VA
- Fort Meade, MD
- Redstone Arsenal, AL
The Navy Elite Lodging Program offers hotels with rates that are at or below the local per diem rate for lodging and are U.S. Government Safety/Fire approved. In general, all locations are within a 5-mile radius or a 15-minute driving distance during rush hour to the DoD facility of assignment. There are no deposits required, hotels offer same day cancellation policies, and may include additional amenities. The Navy Elite program is operated by CWTSatoTravel as part of their Navy travel service contracts. Navy travelers can contact their CWTSatoTravel agent for reservations.
DoD travelers are permitted to use the General Services Administration (GSA) FedRooms program. FedRooms offers specially negotiated federal government hotel rates at or below per diem. The program offers benefits to travelers such as no early check-out fees, no deposits, no hidden fees and travelers can cancel a reservation until 4pm on the day of arrival without penalty. For more information on GSA FedRooms log on to: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/105396 or http://www.fedrooms.com. To obtain these benefits, you must reserve the room with the FedRooms rate - not a government rate.
The Defense Travel System (DTS) displays FedRooms properties in the lodging display and rooms may be booked for DoD organizations.
Privatized Army Lodging
The Privatized Army Lodging (PAL) program is a partnership between the Army and private industry to improve the condition of on-post lodging facilities and provide for their long-term sustainment. The Army has initiated the program at 22 installations. Hotel rates at the converted facilities are below per diem for official travel. Government lodging converted to PAL will be developed into full service hotels and are no longer considered government lodging, making them exempt from travel regulations requiring statements of non-availability. Reservations can be booked at www.ihgarmyhotels.com or by calling 1-877-711-TEAM (1-877-711-8326).
Long Term Lodging
If a traveler is to be TDY at one location for more than 30 days, lodging reservations should be made on a weekly, monthly, or other long-term basis if possible. Companies offering long term lodging arrangements under a General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule can be found at http://www.gsa.gov/corporatehousing. These facilities are typically in an apartment or condominium type property and may be furnished with all the amenities of a home.
In addition to the properties offered by GSA, selected properties in the LSP may also offer long term rentals. If you need assistance booking these properties, contact your organization’s supporting Commercial Travel Office.
For FAQs related to this program visit Travel Explorer (TraX) via DTMO's Passport.