Hotel Information

Sheraton Charlotte
555 South McDowell Street
Charlotte, North Carolina, 28204
Phone Number: +1-704-372-4100
Toll Free Reservations (USA and Canada): +1-800-325-3535
Fax: +1-704-348-4646
Hotel web address: http://www.sheratoncharlottehotel.com/
Group online reservations: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/SIAM2014
Government online reservations: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/SIAMGovernment2014
Student Rate online reservations: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/SIAMStudents

Hotel Reservation Deadline: July 3, 2014

Location

The Sheraton Charlotte Hotel is ideally located in uptown, near many dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Many attractions are within walking distance, such as the Charlotte Convention Center, Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, the Panthers’ Bank of America Stadium, and the Bobcats’ Time Warner Arena. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) can be reached in 15 minutes by car. Retreat to one of the 305 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, filled with everything you need for a comfortable home away from home. Stay connected with wireless High Speed Internet Access, and enjoy a blissful night’s rest in the Sheraton Sweet Sleeper® Bed. At the Link@Sheraton(SM) experienced with Microsoft® in our lobby, surf the web on their terminals or bring your laptop for complimentary wireless High Speed Internet Access. Stay in shape at the Sheraton Fitness center, and relax in the outdoor pool. Start your day with a warm, hearty breakfast in the all-day dining restaurant. After a full day with family, friends, or colleagues, gather over a meal and refreshing drinks at Float, the poolside restaurant and bar.

Did you know?

Your support in staying at the Sheraton Charlotte 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 Sheraton Charlotte . 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 – July 3, 2014 (or until the room block is filled)

Single/Double       $125.00 per night plus 15.25% tax
Student rate          $94.00 per night plus 15.25% tax
Government rate    $110.00 per night plus 15.25% tax
A limited number of government rate rooms are available to government employees only. Government employee identification is required at check-in. Otherwise prevailing rates apply.

Student ID must be presented upon check-in. SIAM is able to negotiate only 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.

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 (LS14). In order to receive the SIAM group rate, please make your reservations via fax at +1-704-348-4646 or mail the Hotel Reservation Form directly to the Sheraton Charlotte. You may also make your reservation by phone by calling +1-800-325-3535 (USA and Canada) or +1-704-372-4100. You can also register online at the following links: Group online reservations: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/SIAM2014. Government online reservations: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/SIAMGovernment2014. Student Rate online reservations: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/SIAMStudents. A limited number of government rate rooms are available to government employees only. Government employee identification is required at check-in. Otherwise prevailing rates apply. 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!

 

Welcome Reception

When making your reservation, remember that the Welcome Reception is scheduled for August 3, 2014. This is an excellent networking opportunity!

 

Deposit

The Sheraton Charlotte 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 prior to 4:00 PM one day prior to the scheduled arrival date to avoid a cancellation fee. You can contact the hotel at +1-800-325-3535 (USA and Canada) or +1-704-372-4100.  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 Sheraton Charlotte.

 

Telephone Messages

To reach an attendee or to leave a message, call +1-704-372-4100. 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 Forms

The hotel room reservation form is available here.


Hotel Room Sharing Form

The hotel room sharing form is available here.

To RSVP to the conference on Facebook and connect with other attendees, find roommates etc., please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/228926443929919/ .

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 #SIAMLS14.

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