Hotel Information

SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing for Scientific Computing (PP04)
February 25- 27, 2004

Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf
555 North Point Street
San Francisco, California, 94133
Telephone: 415–563-1234
Reservations: 800-233-1234 (US and Canada)
Fax: 415-749-6122


Hotel Reservation Deadline: Wednesday, January 14, 2004

This hotel is located at the world-famous Fisherman's Wharf, with easy access to Pier 39, the Cannery, Harbor Cruises and Ghirardelli Square. It is also across from the Powell and Mason Cable Car Line, and about a mile from Union Square, the Financial District and Nob Hill.

Your support in staying at the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf helps keep the conference costs down, which directly affects you. 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. This could increase future registration fees to cover these additional risks.

SIAM is holding a block of rooms at the Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf. These rooms are being held on a first-come, first-served basis at the following discounted rates:
Reservation Deadline – Wednesday, January 14 (or until the Room Block is filled)
Single/Double - $145.00 per night plus 14.0% tax
Student Rate - $125.00 per night plus 14.0% tax
(Student ID must be presented upon check-in)

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

All rooms will be held for meeting attendee use until Wednesday, January 14, 2004. After that date, reservations will depend on availability. Your reservation is not confirmed until acknowledged in writing by the hotel or verified by phone. When making reservations by phone, be sure to identify yourself as an attendee of the SIAM Conference on Parallel Processing. Please be aware that the room block fills quickly, so we suggest you make your hotel and travel plans early. After the room block fills, reservations at the SIAM price will depend upon availability. Vist HERE to make your hotel reservations. You may also make your reservation by phone by calling 800-233-1234. Remember to get your confirmation number!

When making your reservation, remember that the Welcome Reception is scheduled for Tuesday, February 24. This is an excellent networking opportunity!

The Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf requires a credit card to confirm and guarantee your reservation. They accept Carte Blanche, Japan Credit Bureau, Discover, Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, and American Express. The hotel will send out e-mail confirmations upon request.

If you need to change or cancel your reservation, you must contact the hotel 24 hours prior to your arrival date. You can contact the hotel at 800-233-1234. 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.

Valet parking is available at $24.00 per day with in and out priviledges.

Health Facilities
Hotel guests will have complimentary use of the Fitness Center, sauna and exercise room in the Hyatt.

Hotel Room-Sharing List
A hotel room-sharing list is available for those who wish to share a room with another attendee at the meeting to reduce expenses. If you are interested in finding a roommate, please fill in and submit the Hotel Room-Sharing List Form. SIAM can only give you the name of other interested attendees; it is up to you to make the arrangements.

The average temperature in San Francisco during February varies between 59° F (15°C) and 46° F (8°C). Please remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.

Fax and E-mail Capabilities
SIAM will provide an Internet Café as well as wireless Internet access. You must bring your own laptop to access the wireless services.

Tourist Information
Please visit or to learn more about San Francisco and the diverse attractions the city offers. The Hyatt Fisherman’s Wharf web site is

Telephone Messages
To reach an attendee or to leave a message, call 415–563-1234. The hotel will either connect you with the SIAM registration desk or forward a message to the attendee’s room.


Created: 10/28/03
Modified: 11/13/03