COMPUTING, SOFTWARE, AND NEXT DECADE: 60, 30, AND 10

The Congress on Software Technology
and Engineering Practice


CoSTEP 2006

Chicago, USA, September 17-22, 2OO6

HOTEL INFORMATION

The Congress on Software Technology and Engineering Practice (CoSTEP) 2006 will be held in:

Hyatt Regency O'Hare
9300 W. Bryn Mawr Avenue,
Rosemont, Illinois, USA
Tel: 847 696 1234 Fax: 847 698 0139

The following hotels may be considered if you have problem reserving a room with Hyatt Regency O'Hare after the cut-off date:

Doubletree O'Hare, Tel: 847-292-9100
Hotel Sofitel, Tel: 847-678-4488
Embassy Suites, Tel: 847-678-4000
O'Hare Marriott, Tel: 773-693-4444


Hotel Reservation

RESERVATION INFORMATION

All reservations will be made by individuals by telephone (800-233-1234 or 847-696-1234). Attendees should note that our group code is g-IEEE if you are asked for it. The Hotel shall offer individuals the opportunity to make online reservations by way of the Hotel's web site (http://ohare.hyatt.com/groupbooking/chiroieee2006). The reservation cut-off date will be Monday, 28 August 2006 at 5:00 p.m. Central time. Reservations received after this date will be accepted by the Hotel on a space available basis at the conference rates.

The Hotel will require a deposit in advance from individual guests to guarantee a particular reservation. To guarantee an individual reservation, a guest must either (1) send a check or money order covering the first night's room rate plus applicable sales tax, or (2) send a signed letter authorizing the Hotel to charge the room deposit and applicable sales tax to the guest's major credit card and include card number and expiration date, or (3) give the guest's major credit card by telephone or Internet. Guaranteed reservations are held until at least 6:00 am the following morning, at which time the reservation and deposit are forfeited. Should guests cancel a reservation; deposits will be refunded by the Hotel if notice is received prior to 6:00 pm on the arrival date. The Hotel will allow name changes without any penalty. All guaranteed reservations will receive either written or verbal confirmation from the Hotel.

In the event that an attendee who has reserved a room within the Society's room block checks out prior to the reserved checkout date, the Hotel will not charge an early departure fee. Attendees should make every effort to inform the Hotel in advance of any changes to their planned length of stay.

The Hotel's check-in time is 3:00 pm. The Hotel's checkout time is 12:00 pm. Guests are permitted to check in earlier or check out later subject to room availability.

ROOM RATES

Single: $154.00
Double: $154.00
Triple: $174.00
Quad: $174.00

These rates are exclusive of applicable sales/room tax, currently 13% percent. The above special rates will apply at least three (3) days prior to and three (3) days after the Meeting dates based on availability to accommodate those who wish to extend their visits.


Hotel Information

LOCATION & TRANSPORTATION

Hyatt Regency O'Hare is only 4 blocks frm the nearest stop of L-TRAIN, the major transportation in Chicago which is available 24 hours. By living here, you don't need a rental car.

Hyatt Regency O'Hare is located close to the O'Hare Airport. Hotel provides complimentary shuttles from and to O'Hare Airport. The following transportation information is quoted from the hotel transportation page.

Airport: O'Hare Airport
Hyatt Shuttle - Complimentary
Runs every 15 minutes 24 hours. Pick up at the O'Hare bus/shuttle center door 1. Follow the red Shuttle signs to the designated pick-up area. International travelers must use the courtesy phone inside the terminal. (Shuttle buses are blue with white that reads Hyatt Regency O'Hare.)

TAXI: Approximately $7.00. Pick Up Outside Baggage Claim

Airport: Midway Airport
OMEGA AIRPORT SHUTTLE $15 one-way per person 773-483-6634 Door #13 outside lower baggage claim Runs from 7am - 7pm Shuttle drops off at O'Hare Airport, then you take the Rosemont comp hotel shuttle to the Hyatt Rosemont

TAXI: Approx $65 Outside Baggage Claim area

Universal Limo - 847-364-1712 - Approx $60 per hour for transportation within Chicago area.

Bus/shuttle center Door #1

To McCormick BUS - Approx $12 per person - Pick Up Every 30 minutes from 8am -10pm

L-TRAIN: $2 one way (.25 for bus transfers) Nearest stop is 4 blocks from the hotel, available 24 hours. The train runs from the airport to downtown Chicago.


ACCOMODATIONS

All guestrooms offer high-speed internet access at a rate of $9.99 per day, multi-line phones with data port access, coffee makers, hairdryers, iron and ironing board, and complimentary daily newspaper. The Hotel offers complimentary 1-800 calls from attendee guest rooms.

The Hotel offers room service, 3 restaurants, complimentary shuttle service to and from Chicago O'Hare Airport, and complimentary use of the on-site.