AAAI/IAAI Conference Hotel and Site Information
AAAI-06 Headquarters Hotel
AAAI has reserved a block of rooms at the Seaport Hotel at reduced conference rates.
Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center
200 Seaport Boulevard
Telephone: U.S. or Canada, 1-877-SEAPORT
(Refer to: AAAI06)
Promo/Group Code: AAII06
Single/Double Standard: $159.00
Additional Person: $25.00
Check-in time: 3:00 pm
Check-out time: 12:00 noon
Cut-off date for conference rate reservations: June 23, 2006
Reservation requests received after 5:00pm local time at the Seaport on June 23, 2006 will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis. The group rate will be available three days prior and three days after the official meeting dates based on availability.
All room rates are net, non-commissionable and are quoted exclusive of appropriate state and local taxes, currently 12.45 percent and a hotel inclusive charge of $3.00 per room per night, which are subject to change without notice. The Hotel Inclusive Charge is 100 percent distributed among all Seaport hourly employees, a group that extends beyond wait staff employees, service employees, and service bartenders as defined by Massachusetts State Law. The Hotel Inclusive Charge is not a tip or service charge as defined by the Massachusetts service charge and tip statute.
Reservations should be made directly with the Seaport Hotel by calling the hotel reservation department at the toll free number above prior to the cut-off date. Attendees must refer to “AAAI06” or “Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence” in order to receive the group rate. Reservations can also be made over the Internet at www.seaportboston.com. In doing so, please enter the Promo/Group Code AAII06. Rates cannot be changed after arrival for the guests who fail to identify their affiliation at the time the reservation is requested.
In order to confirm a guestroom assignment, the Seaport will require a major credit card for guarantee that will not be charged until after 6:00 pm on the arrival date. Checks and major credit cards are acceptable to establish prepayment. At the time of arrival, each guest must confirm departure date. Any early departure will be charged based on one night’s rate, 12.45 percent tax and $3.00 service charge. Seaport will deduct any collected nonrefundable fees from the amount the attendee may owe as performance or cancellation damages.
Valet parking for overnight guests at Seaport Hotel is $36.00 per day. Self-parking is available for $28.00 per day.
The Seaport Garage is a self-park facility with over 2,300 underground spaces in Boston. It is located beneath Seaport World Trade Center West, Seaport World Trade Center East, and the Seaport Hotel. Parking fees are $9.00 for 0–1 hour, $17 for 1–12 hours and $27 for 12–24 hours.
Additional Hotel Information
Just minutes from downtown Boston and Logan International Airport, the Seaport Hotel distinguishes itself as a “service-inclusive” facility, so that guests needn’t worry about tipping during their stay. The Hotel provides guests with a unique combination of convenience and comfort in a gracious, smoke-free environment, complete with award-winning cuisine, state-of-the-art fitness center, cutting-edge technology, and magnificent city and water views.
The Hotel features multiline digital speaker phones with call ID, voice mail and conference call capabilities, dedicated analog jacks for modem connections, complimentary Internet/VPN access at T-1 speed, and Wi-Fi in all public spaces.
The Hotel boasts honors and recognitions from Condé Nast Traveler Gold List and AAA Four Diamond Award.
There are several options for dining in and around the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, including the award winning Aura Restaurant and Bar, Esquire Magazine’s Best New Restaurant in the country.
MBTA Silver Line Waterfront provides service from the WTC Station to Logan International Airport terminals every 10 minutes during the weekday and every 15 minutes during the weekend. Additionally, bus routes 448, 449, and 459 provide service to Logan Airport from the World Trade Center Boston/Seaport District via the Ted Williams Tunnel/I-90 West. Please visit the MBTA website to learn more about schedule information and fares.
Taxi service is provided just steps away at the Seaport Hotel. Additionally, water taxis are available from the Seaport WTC to the Logan Airport marine terminal where free grounds transportation awaits to all airport terminals. Rowes Wharf Water Taxi picks up at the MBTA Dock on the west side of the WTC by Dunkin Donuts (between the Spirit of Boston and Spirit Elite). City Water Taxi also provides water taxi service. The City Water Taxi dock is located at the east apron of WTC, next to Sovereign Bank.
Getting to Boston
Boston's Logan International Airport is the nation's nineteenth busiest airport and the world's thirty-fifth busiest airport based on passenger volume. New England's largest transportation center, the airport boundary encompasses approximately 2,400 acres in East Boston, Massachusetts. Massport” offers Logan International Airport and additional transportation information.
In offering the Seaport Hotel and World Trade Center, Logan International Airport, and all other service providers (hereinafter referred to as “Supplier(s)” for the National Conference on Artificial Intelligence and the Innovative Applications Conference), AAAI acts only in the capacity of agent for the Suppliers that are the providers of the service. Because AAAI has no control over the personnel, equipment or operations or providers of accommodations or other services included as part of the AAAI-06/IAAI-06 program, AAAI assumes no responsibility for and will not be liable for any personal delay, inconveniences or other damage suffered by conference participants which may arise by reason of (1) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any Supplier or its employees, (2) any defect in or failure of any vehicle, equipment or instrumentality owned, operated or otherwise used by any Supplier, or (3) any wrongful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of any other party not under the control, direct or otherwise, of AAAI.
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