Date: Tue, 5 Sep 2006 15:53:17 -0500
Subject: DPS Mailing #06-28:  DPS Lodging Update
 
Greetings, DPS members,
 
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  1)  DPS Lodging Update: Hotels Nearly Sold Out
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DPS LODGING -- HOTELS NEARLY SOLD OUT, RESERVATION DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 8
 
Both the Sheraton and Hilton Hotels are nearly sold out of our 
reservation block; fortunately the Hilton was able to increase our room 
block slightly and agreed to do it at the same guaranteed rate. I do not 
know how many more rooms they may have or be willing to let at the $135
 rate.  The Sheraton was unable to increase our block there, but does 
have a couple rooms opened up by cancellations, so it might be worth a 
try to fill those.  If you get a "sold out" response either on the web 
or by phone, try again for a cancellation or an expansion of the room 
block.  REMEMBER THAT THE BOOKING DEADLINE IS SEPTEMBER 8.  After that 
date, neither hotel will offer the conference rates other than to 
fill a cancellation.
 
In anticipation that we will overfill both hotels, I can suggest 
two alternatives:
 
1.  If you would be willing to share a room, which would dramatically 
reduce your expenses, please send an email to awharris @ spacescience.org 
and I will try to match you up with another DPS attendee.  Be sure to 
include your full name; gender; whether you have a reservation, 
or are looking to share with someone who does have a reservation; 
your arrival and departure dates; and smoker/non-smoker.
 
2. There are a few other hotels within walking distance of the 
Convention Center, and a large number starting at about one mile 
distance along Colorado Blvd.  Here is a list in order of distance 
from the meeting site:
 
0.6 km  Pasadena Inn, 400 S. Arroyo Parkway.  +1-626-795-8401
0.8 km  Westin, 191 N. Los Robles.  Very expensive  +1-626-792-2727
1.1 km  Courtyard by Marriott, 180 N. Fair Oaks.  Expensive  +1-626-403-7600
1.8 km  Vagabond Inn, 1203 E. Colorado Blvd.  +1-626-449-3170
2.6 km  Westway Inn, 1599 Colorado Blvd.  +1-626-304-9678
2.7 km  Saga Motor Hotel, 1633 Colorado Blvd.  +1-626-795-0431
3.7 km  Travelodge, 2131 E. Colorado Blvd.  +1-626-796-3121
3.7 km  Best Western, 2156 E. Colorado Blvd.  +1-626-793-9339
 
Rates at the Westin are around $240, at Courtyard by Marriott around 
$200; all of the others are small motels with rates of $100 or less 
for most rooms.
 
Alan Harris, LOC Chair  awharris @ spacescience.org
 
 
 
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