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Hotel Deadline: Friday, October 11, 2002
USENIX has negotiated special rates for conference attendees at the
Philadelphia Marriott. Please make your reservation as soon as
possible by contacting the hotel directly. You must mention USENIX or
LISA to get the special group rate. To cancel your reservation, you must notify
the hotel at least 48 hours prior to your planned arrival date.
Why should you stay in the headquarter hotel?|
We would like to encourage you to stay in the headquarter hotel(s) and
when making your reservation remember to state that you are attending
the USENIX conference.
USENIX conferences use a lot of meeting space and rental fees can be
quite costly. As a result, USENIX always negotiates contracts that
contain guarantees that a certain number of sleeping rooms will be used
during our conferences. And, when those guarantees are not met, USENIX
is assessed penalties which sometimes are quite high.
As a benefit to you, USENIX is able to leverage these guarantees to
negotiate discounted rates for your stay. Widespread defection from the
headquarters hotel will inevitably lead to higher registration fees for
everyone. It will also lead to hotels declining to book USENIX
Although we try to negotiate the best possible rates, we recognize that
not everyone can afford to stay in the headquarters hotel. We always
try to choose sites that have less expensive options in the immediate
area. We also recommend roomsharing (comp.org.usenix.roomshare is good
for this purpose).
Thank you for your understanding.
Philadelphia Marriott Hotel
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Local telephone: +1.215.625.2900
(plus local and state taxes)
You may book your room online at the hotel Web site.
Just put in the Group code of USXUSXA to get the LISA special rate.
Note: When the rooms in the USENIX block are sold out, requests will be handled
on a space-available basis at the hotel's standard rate. Make your reservations early!
Residence Inn Center City
(about 1 block from the Philadelphia Marriott)
Corner of Market and Juniper Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
1-800-648.4462 or 1.215.557.0005
Mention USENIX to get the group rate
Rate: $139 plus tax for studio suite (sleeps 3)
Includes a full kitchen and a breakfast buffet
Need a Roommate?
Usenet facilitates room-sharing. If you wish to share a room, post to and check comp.org.usenix.roomshare.
Special discounted airfares have been negotiated with United Airlines:
- 5% off any published fare on United Airlines, United Express, or Shuttle
- 10% off coach fares (BUA) when reservations are made in "M" class and
utilize the MTGUA Unique Fare Basis Code.
Make reservations through your travel agent or directly with United Airlines at
1.800.521.4041. Refer to Meeting ID Number 510CH.
Easy Trip by Train from East Coast Cities
Philadelphia is very easy to get to from many East Coast metropolitan
areas. Trains offer frequent service and fares are reasonable. Check out
www.amtrak.com. The 30th Street Station in Philly is only about a 10 minute
(approx. $6.) cab ride to the Philadelphia Marriott.
Approximate mileage to Philadelphia:
Boston: 300 miles
NYC: 100 miles
Washington, DC: 125 miles
Baltimore: 100 miles
Philadelphia International Airport is located seven miles from downtown
Philadelphia and provides both international and domestic services. For
more information, please go to https://www.philadelphia-phl.com/.
Taxi service is $20 from the Philadelphia International Airport to the
Philadelphia Marriott. Philadelphia Regional Train is $5.50 per person.
Take the R1 from the airport to the Marriott. For the full schedule,
please go to https://www.septa.org/ and select R1. The hotel shuttle is
$8.00 per person one way: look for a van with the Marriott logo. For
more information about ground transportation services from the airport,
please go to https://www.philadelphia-phl.com/transportation.html
The Philadelphia Marriott offers valet parking for hotel guests only.
The rate is $26 for 24 hours, and does not include in-and-out
privileges. There are also many self-parking garages close to the hotel.
Rates may range from $15 to $25 per day.