Venue and Accommodations
Venue (conference hotel and site)A limited number of rooms are available at special rates to conference attendees at the Chicago Mart Plaza - the site and official hotel of the conference. Detailed booking instructions are provided below - however, please note that you are required to register for the conference first before attempting to book a room at the special discounted rate.
The address of the hotel is:
Chicago Mart Plaza
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654, USA
and you can get a video tour of the hotel at: www.martplaza.com
The hotel is easily accessible via public transportation, since there are CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) train stations within a walking distance (1.5 blocks). For a more detailed information and driving instructions, please check: http://www.martplaza.com/map-directions/index.cfm
Room rates and booking
Special conference rates of $159/night are available for a single/double room valid throughout the GIS main conference and workshops dates -- from October 31 until November 4.
An even greater discount is available to students only. In addition to the low-price of $159.00 for GIS attendees, the few rooms available for students are at a rate of $139.00. A very limited number of rooms are available at the student rate.
Please note that this rate is available for booking until October 10 or until the block of rooms reserved at the conference rate has been exhausted. Rooms are still available at both the student and adult rates at a very reasonable price especially if you are willing to share.
To simplify the booking process, we arranged separate links to be made for booking by the GIS participants:
Note that in both cases, you will be brought to a webpage on which there is a dedicated link "Reserve Group Rate" (in the green box), right underneath the marking "ACM SIGSPATIAL 2011" - this is what you should select to proceed with your booking for the GIS conference. Alternatively, you may call 1 (800) HOLIDAY and ask for this particular hotel (Chicago Mart Plaza) and then mention the group code A66, or just give the group name "ACM SIGSPATIAL GIS", to the operator.
For those attending the conference with small children, the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza highly recommends the Sitters Studio. To book an appointment or to make an inquiry about Sitters Studio in Chicago, call 312-890-8194, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit their website at http://www.sittersstudio.com/index.php.