SIAM 50th Anniversary and 2002 Annual Meeting

Hotel Information

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Philadelphia Marriott Hotel
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
800-320-5744 Reservations
215-625-2900 Direct Telephone
215-625-6101 Reservation Fax

In the heart of Philadelphia’s business district, and in the heart of America's historic quest for liberty, the Philadelphia Marriott commands a towering presence. The hotel is only eight miles from the Philadelphia International Airport and is easily accessible from major interstates and Amtrak’s 30th Street Station.

On-site dining includes Allie’s American Grill, which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Lighter fare is available at Starbucks (offering coffee and danish) while Market Street Express offers breakfast, lunch and dinner items available ‘to go.’ Champions Sports Bar serves lunch and dinner, while J.W. Steakhouse is open for dinner only. The Marriott also has an indoor pool, health club, whirlpool, sauna and nearby tennis facilities.

You won't have to venture far to experience great dining and entertainment, as the Marriott is conveniently located in downtown Philadelphia, across the street from the Hard Rock Café as well as the popular Reading Terminal Marketplace, an open-air smorgasbord of 80 eateries and merchants.

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Hotel Reservation Deadline: Thursday, June 6, 2002 Open Ended!

SIAM is holding a block of rooms at the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel. These rooms are being held on a first-come, first-served basis at the following discounted rates:

Hotel Room Rates: Single $167.00 Double $182.00
  Student (single)* $126.00 Student (double)* $136.00
All rates are subject to prevailing state and local occupancy taxes, currently 14%
*Student Rooms

DUE TO THE LIMITED NUMBER OF ROOMS AVAILABLE, (10 rooms at $126 single/$136 double) YOU MUST BE A STUDENT IN ORDER TO RESERVE THESE ROOMS. You will be required to show your student I.D. before checking in. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

All rooms will be held for SIAM's use until the start of the conference. After that, 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 50th Anniversary and 2002 Annual Meeting.

Please be aware SIAM's room block fills quickly, so we suggest you make your hotel and travel plans early. After SIAM's room block fills, reservations at the SIAM price will depend upon availability. Fax 215-625-6101 or mail the Hotel Reservation Form directly to the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel. You may also make your reservation by phone by calling 800-320-5744. Remember to get your confirmation number! Please be certain to mention that you are an attendee of the SIAM 50th Anniversary and 2002 Annual Meeting being held at the hotel during the week of July 8 - 12, 2002. Your support in staying at the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel helps keep SIAM meeting costs down, which directly affects you as a member.

When making your reservation, remember that the Welcome Reception is scheduled for Sunday, July 7, immediately following the Short Courses and Career Development Workshops.


The Philadelphia Marriott Hotel requires a deposit equivalent to one night's room rate to guarantee your reservation if payment is made via check or cash. However, if paying by credit card, the hotel requires only the credit card number to hold your room. The hotel will send out written confirmations upon request.


If you need to change or cancel your reservation, you must contact the hotel by 6:00 PM Eastern Time on the day of arrival. You can contact the hotel at 215-625-2900. Remember to get a cancellation number!

Check In and Check Out

To check-in at the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel, you should report to the Main Lobby of the hotel. Check-in time is 4:00 PM and check-out time is12:00 PM.


Parking with in-and-out privileges is available at the Philadelphia Marriott Hotel at the following rates:

0-2 hours $15
2-8 hours $18
8 hours+ (up to a 24 hour period) $24
Rates are subject to change without notice.

Additional discounted parking is located on Filbert Street, directly across from the hotel.

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 weather in Philadelphia during July varies widely. Average July temperature is in the high 80° F range. Please remember meeting room temperatures and personal comfort zones vary widely. It is recommended that you bring a sweater or jacket to the sessions.

Tourist Information

Please visit to learn more about Philadelphia and the diverse attractions the city offers. The Philadelphia Marriott web site is

Phone Messages

To reach an attendee or to leave a message, call 215-625-2900. The hotel will either connect you with the SIAM registration desk or forward a message to the attendee’s room.

E-Mail Access

Plans are underway to supply e-mail access. Computers will be available in the Exhibit Hall for attendees Monday, July 8 through Thursday, July 11, from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

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