SC2003 HOUSING IS
To make new reservations or change/cancel current reservations,
please contact the conference hotels direct (see Hotel
Amenities Chart, and Hotel
Map). See instructions and policies below for more information
America West, Southwest Airlines Offer
Discounts for SC2003
Both America West and Southwest airlines are offering special
discounts for SC2003 attendees. Here are the details (http://www.sc-conference.org/sc2003/infra_transport.html).
HOTEL LOCATIONS AND TRANSPORTATION
The conference hotels are located in the downtown, midtown
and airport areas of Phoenix. Conference busing will be provided
this year to all conference hotels except for the Hyatt Regency,
Wyndham Phoenix (formerly Crowne Plaza) and the Ramada Inn
as they are within walking distance of the convention center.
See Housing Map and Hotel Amenities Chart for details. Bus
service is provided at no cost to attendees and will run every
15-20 minutes during the following times:
Saturday, Nov. 15: Noon to 6 p.m.
Sunday, Nov. 16: 7:15 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Monday, Nov. 17: 7:15 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 18: 7:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 19: 7:15 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Thursday, Nov. 20: 7:15 a.m. to 10:15 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 21: 7:15 a.m. to 2: p.m.
Airport transportation. Phoenix Sky
Harbor airport is a short (10-15 minute) drive from downtown.
The airport offers a list of transportation services on its
Web site http://www.ci.phoenix.az.us/AVIATION/park_trans/taxi.html).
Car rental services are available at the airport and most
hotels. Check with your hotel for the specific car rental
service on their property. Super Shuttle provides transportation
services to and from the Phoenix airport twenty-four hours
a day. Their rate is currently $7 one-way. If you wish to
use Super Shuttle for your return trip (hotel to the airport),
please call 1.800.BLUEVAN (1.800.258.3826). Taxi service and
private town car services are approximately $10-$60 plus tip
(limo gratuities are 17%), one-way from the Phoenix airport
to the Conference Hotels (approx. 15 minutes depending on
traffic and route). Ask the drivers or check the service desks
(not all services have a desk) in the baggage claim area at
the airport for specific rates.
Some Phoenix hotels offer complimentary airport
shuttle service. Check the transportation kiosk in the baggage
claim area at the airport for your specific hotel. These kiosks
have phones to connect you directly to your hotel and inquire
about shuttle service.
Once you arrive downtown, consider another
mode of transportation available in the Copper Square area
(around the convention center) - Human-Powered Transportation.
There are several companies that offer this fun pedicab service
where passengers ride in an open carriage pulled by a person
riding a bicycle. It is environmentally friendly, the drivers
know the city very well and are fun to talk to. Many of these
drivers work only from tips, so appreciation and generosity
is greatly encouraged. They are happy to provide transportation
from the hotels to various restaurants and sites as well as
to and from the convention center. Some will even go as far
as the midtown and airport hotels, but they charge a substantial
fees for that distance. Average distance served is about one
mile. Check out this unique aspect of Phoenix!
SC2003 HOUSING INSTRUCTIONS & POLICIES
Room reservations at conference hotels are handled on a first-come,
first-served basis. Conference rates are no longer guaranteed.
All hotels are in compliance with the Americans
with Disabilities Act (ADA): guest rooms, common areas, meeting
facilities and transportation services are within ADA requirements.
FOR INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE, PLEASE CONTACT:
Debbie Huszar, SC2003 Housing Coordinator
c/o Task Handlers, Inc
Oregon City, Oregon
A guarantee by credit card valid through November 2003 is
required for the first nights room and tax at the time
of reservations. Total occupancy tax is 12.07% (subject to
change). Credit card deposits may be charged at the time the
reservation is made.
GUARANTEES AND CANCELLATIONS
Guaranteed reservations are typically held until 6 a.m. the
following morning, at which time the reservation and deposit
are forfeited and a no show charge may be applied
(individual hotels discretion for fees). However, each
hotel has its own guarantee policy, so if you are going to
arrive after midnight, it is important to tell the hotel.
Reservations cancelled AT ANY TIME
guaranteed with a check or money order will be charged a $25
Cancellations made after 4 p.m. (Mountain
Standard Time) Monday, October 27, will be charged the first
nights room and tax by the assigned hotel. If you cancel
a room, keep your cancellation acknowledgement number. This
is your proof of cancellation should there be a dispute about
CHANGES AND EARLY DEPARTURES
Changes to reservations must be made directly with the hotels
or with the assistance of the SC2003 Housing Coordinator.
When you check-in, verify your departure date. Lack of notification
may result in an early departure fee (at the discretion of
MEETING ROOM SPACE
space at any
of the conference