Hotel Information

Westin San Diego
400 West Broadway
San Diego, California 92101
Direct Telephone: +1-619-239-4500
Fax: +1-619-239-3274
Hotel web address: http://www.westinsandiego.com/
Online Group Reservations ($179.00):  https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1203230668&key=4DAFF  
Online Student Reservations ($145.00): https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1203230669&key=85AB1

Hotel Reservation Deadline: Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Location

The Westin San Diego is centrally located in the heart of downtown near the city's major attractions. The San Diego Convention Center, Seaport Village, Little Italy, historical Gaslamp Quarter, SeaWorld, San Diego Zoo, and a variety of shopping and dining options surround the hotel and are easily accessible. The hotel is a quick walk to the San Diego Trolley and Amtrak station, and a short drive from the San Diego International Airport and all major freeways. 

Did you know?

Your support in staying at the Westin San Diego 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. At this time, conference costs do not include meeting room rental. If SIAM fails to fill the contracted room block, SIAM is then charged the cost for the meeting rooms on a daily basis, along with a hefty penalty. Future registration fees could increase to cover these additional risks.

Reservations

SIAM is holding a block of rooms at the Westin San Diego . 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 – Tuesday, July 17, 2012 (or until the room block is filled)

Single/Double*    $179.00 per night plus 12.565% tax
Student rate         $145.00 per night plus 12.565% tax 
(Student ID must be presented upon check-in. SIAM is able to negotiate a limited number of special student rate rooms. Please book early as these rooms sell out quickly!)

All rooms based on availability.
All rates are subject to state and local occupancy taxes.
*Additional fees of $20.00 per person apply to triple and quad occupancy.

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 the Life Sciences. In order to receive the SIAM group rate, please make your reservations via fax at +1-619-239-3274 or mail the Hotel Reservation Form directly to the Westin San Diego.  You may also make your reservation by phone by calling 1-888-627-9033 (USA and Canada) or +1-619-239-4500. 

Online Reservation info to be added.... Remember to get your confirmation number!

 

Welcome Reception

When making your reservation, remember that the Welcome Reception is scheduled for August 6, 2012.  This is an excellent networking opportunity!

 

Deposit

The Westin San Diego 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 arrival to avoid a cancellation fee.  You can contact the hotel +1-888-627-9033 (USA and Canada) or +1-619-239-4500.  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 in the Westin San Diego.

 

Telephone Messages

To reach an attendee or to leave a message, call +1-619-239-4500.  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.

 

A Facebook link to RSVP to the conference, connect with other attendees and find roommates will be posted here in May 2012.

If you are tweeting about the conference, please use the designated hashtag to enable other attendees to keep up with the Twitter conversation and to allow better archiving of our conference discussions.  The hashtag for this meeting is #SIAMLS12.

 

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