Hotel Information

Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza
350 West Mart Center Drive
Chicago, IL 60654
Telephone:  +1 312-836-5000
Reservations:  +1-800-315-2621 (US and Canada)
Fax:  +1 312-222-9508
Hotel website: http://www.martplaza.com/

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Monday, March 15, 2010

Location

The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza is located adjacent to the Chicago Merchandise Mart, and has the best views of all Downtown Chicago, seen from the top of the Chicago Apparel Center. People travel from all over the Chicago area to feel the excitement of River North - the New Chicago. As a guest at the Chicago hotel, you'll have it all within walking distance: great restaurants, intimate wine bars, exotic art galleries, stunning architecture, and a wealth of other cultural attractions. This Chicago hotel is also only a short ride or walk to Michigan Avenue and the exclusive 'Magnificent Mile' shopping district, is adjacent to the Merchandise Mart, and minutes from the Loop, Downtown Chicago's vital and energetic business center.

Did you know?

Your support in staying at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza helps keep the conference costs down, which directly affects your registration fees. SIAM guarantees the hotel that we will fill a certain number of “room nights” (rooms per night) during the conference.  SIAM incurs penalties if too many attendees opt to stay in other hotels in the area or neglect to indicate to the hotel that they are with the SIAM conference. Future registration fees could increase to cover these additional risks.

Reservations

SIAM is holding a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. These rooms are being held on a first-come, first-served basis at the following discounted rates. Please be aware the room block fills quickly, so we suggest you make your hotel and travel plans early.

The group rate is guaranteed until the cutoff date unless the block fills prior to that.  If there are rooms available after the cutoff date, they will be available at the best rate offered at that time.

Reservation Deadline – Monday, March 15, 2010 (or until the room block is filled)

Single/Double       $169.00 per night plus 15.4% tax
Student rate         $126.75 per night plus 15.4% tax
Students must make their reservation by contacting Samantha Fernandes, Conference Services Sales Manager, (sfernandes@martplaza.com or +1-312-529-1119) in order to retain the student rate. Please book early as these rooms sell out quickly! Student ID must be presented upon check-in.

Student rooms are SOLD OUT. Students should call the hotel directly to make reservations at the SIAM group rate of $169.00 per night.

All rooms based on availability.
All rates are subject to state and local occupancy taxes.

In the event that you find a lower room rate, please make the reservation at the lower rate and notify SIAM immediately (meetings@siam.org).  By doing this you will receive the lower rate and be counted towards the SIAM room block.

Reservations are not confirmed until acknowledged in writing by the hotel or verified by phone. Be sure to get a confirmation number from the hotel and be prepared to provide that number to the front desk clerk upon check-in at the hotel. If hotel reservations are requested by facsimile and written confirmation is not received within two weeks of sending the facsimile, please contact the hotel immediately to verify that the reservation request was received and processed. Be sure to get a confirmation number.

When making reservations, be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of the SIAM Conference on Imaging Science. In order to get the SIAM group rate of $169.00 per night, please make your reservations via fax at +1 312-222-9508 or mail the Hotel Reservation Form directly to the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza. You may also make your reservation by phone by calling +1-800-315-2621 (USA and Canada) or +1-877-834-3613. However, students must contact Samantha Fernandes, Conference Services Sales Manager, (sfernandes@martplaza.com or +1-312-529-1119) in order to retain the student rate of $126.75 per night.
Student rooms are SOLD OUT. Students should call the hotel directly to make reservations at the SIAM group rate of $169.00 per night.

Do not make your reservation online through the hotel web site, as this will not allow you to retain the SIAM group rate.

Remember to get your confirmation number!

Welcome Reception

When making your reservation, remember that the Welcome Reception is scheduled for Monday, April 12, 2010.  This is an excellent networking opportunity!

Deposit

The Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza requires a credit card to confirm and guarantee your reservation. The hotel will send out e-mail confirmations upon request.

Cancellations

If you need to change or cancel your reservation, you must contact the hotel 24 hours prior to your arrival date in order to avoid a cancellation fee.  You can contact the hotel at +1-800-315-2621 (USA and Canada) or +1-877-834-3613.  Remember to get a cancellation number!

Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in time is 3:00 PM and check-out time is 12:00 PM.

Parking

Posted rates apply.

Health Facilities

Hotel guests will have complimentary use of the fitness center, sauna, and exercise room in the Holiday Inn Chicago Mart Plaza.

Telephone Messages

To reach an attendee or to leave a message, call +1-206-774-1234.  The hotel operator can either connect you with the SIAM registration desk or to the attendee’s room.  Messages taken at the SIAM registration desk will be posted to the message board located in the registration area.

 

Hotel Room Reservation Form

The hotel room reservation form is available here.

Hotel Room Sharing Form

The hotel room sharing form is available here.

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