First SIAM International Conference on Data Mining, April 5-7, 2001, Midland Hotel, Chicago, IL, USA

Hotel Information

The Midland Hotel
172 West Adams at LaSalle
Chicago, Illinois 60603
Telephone: 312-332-1200
Fax: 312-332-5909
http://www.midlandhotelchicago.com/home.html


Please note that there is no longer space available at the Midland Hotel. Please contact the following hotels for availability:

Allegro Hotel
171 West Randolph
Chicago, Illinois 60601
1-800-886-5292
http://www.allegrochicago.com
$159/night

Club Quarters
111 West Adam Street
Chicago, Illinois 60603
1-800-886-5292
http://www.weekendhotels.com/html/chicago.html
$149.95/1st 2 nights, Friday night $99.95

Quality Inn Downtown Madison at Halsted
Chicago, Illinois 60661
http://www.qualityinnchicago.com/
1-800-886-5292
$89/night


Hotel Reservation Deadline: EXTENDED: Friday, March 9, 2001

Location

The Midland Hotel is a pleasing mix of comfort, convenience and hospitality. In the heart of Chicago and mere steps away from the city’s many attractions, yet completely secluded. When you enter the Midland’s lobby with its gold-leaf ceiling, vaulted arches and marble and mahogany accents, you sense its tradition of hospitality and comfort.

Reservations

SIAM is holding a block of rooms at the Midland Hotel. These rooms are being held on a first-come, first-served basis at $129.00 single, $149.00 double; rates are subject to prevailing state and local taxes. These rooms will be held for SIAM's use until Friday, March 2, 2001. Please be aware that SIAM's room block fills quickly, so we suggest that you make your hotel and travel plans early. After SIAM's room block fills, reservations at the SIAM price will depend upon availability. Fax or mail the Hotel Reservation Form directly to the Midland Hotel. You may also make your reservation by phone (312) 332-1200. Remember to get your confirmation number! Please be certain to mention that you are an attendee of the SIAM conference being held at the hotel during the week of April 5-7, 2001. When making your reservation remember that the Welcome Reception is scheduled for Thursday, April 5. Non-smoking rooms are available upon request.

Deposit

The Midland Hotel requires a deposit equivalent to one night's room rate $129.00 single/ $149 double plus tax to guarantee your reservation. The hotel accepts American Express, MasterCard, VISA, money orders, or personal checks as forms of payment.

Cancellations

If you need to change or cancel your reservation, you must contact the hotel by 3:00 PM eastern time, 48 hours prior to your scheduled arrival to receive a refund of one night's deposit. Remember to get a cancellation number from the reservations department.

Arrivals and Departures

Check-in time is 3:00 PM and checkout time is 11:00 AM

Parking

Parking is available at the hotel for $30.00 per day. All SIAM conference attendees staying at the hotel have in-and-out privileges on a 24-hour basis.

Hotel Room-Sharing List

A Hotel Room-Sharing List is available for those who wish to share a room with another attendee at the conference to reduce expenses. Please submit the Hotel Room-Sharing Form directly to SIAM.

Climate

The weather in Chicago during March is unpredictable. Average March temperatures are in the mid 30° range. In planning for your trip, please check your favorite weather channel or access http://asp1.sbs.ohio-state.edu. prior to your departure. The evenings may be windy, damp, and cold, so definitely bring a warm winter coat. Also, remember that meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.

Tourist Information

Chicago is a beautiful waterfront city. It is one of the premier convention and meeting cities in North America. From shopping on Michigan Avenue to taking the River East Plaza Architectural and Historic Cruise the city never sleeps. The museums and scientific institutions are world famous. To learn more about the city and to enjoy all of its many diverse attractions, visit its Web site www.choosechicago.com.


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