IEEE INTERNATIONAL SOI CONFERENCE
2003 Lodging, Local, Travel Information

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AREA:  Newport Beach, California, also known as the Colorful Coast, is a sophisticated resort destination that stretches more than six miles along the scenic Pacific Ocean coastline.  One of Southern California’s most vibrant recreation and entertainment centers, Newport Beach is famous worldwide for its picturesque sandy beaches, majestic coastline, year-round Mediterranean climate, infinite recreational activities, award-winning dining and world-class shopping. A simple sunset walk along the beach can take your breath away.  Stroll among the shops and eateries in historic districts and enchanting island villages.  The world-renowned Fashion Island shopping center is just across the street from our conference hotel and California’s most famous island, historic Catalina, lies only 26 miles offshore.  If this is not enough, there is golfing, water sports or all sorts, and nearby Disneyland.  There’s more to do than you can possibly accomplish in one visit. 

WEATHER:  Expect cool to warm days between 60 - 80 degrees with cool nights.  October makes for changeable weather even in California, so be prepared with warm weather clothing as well as a good jacket or coat.  Dressing in layers is a good way to always be prepared for any temperature even cool hotel rooms. 

HOTEL:  The conference hotel is the NEWPORT BEACH MARRIOTT HOTEL & TENNIS CLUB, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660.  (800) 228-9290 or (949) 640-4000 phone, (949) 640-5055 fax, website www.marriotthotels.com/laxnb. 

Overlooking the harbor and beyond to the ocean, the hotel boasts an accommodating location only 10 minutes from the John Wayne airport.  Their tennis club offers 8 lighted courts with a staff of tennis pros available for lessons.  There are many nearby challenging golf courses, side trips to Disneyland, Knott’s Berry Park, or Catalina Island are available.  Just relax in the whirlpool or take a refreshing swim in the pool.  A complimentary shuttle service to the hotel from the John Wayne airport is provided.  If you fly into Los Angeles International Airport ground transportation includes regularly scheduled airport bus service, taxis, rental cars and shuttle vans.

Parking at the Hotel - Self-Parking at $1.00 per hour to a maximum of $10.00 per day or $9.00 for overnight guests.  Valet parking is available at $12.00 overnight with unlimited entries and exits. 

HOTEL POLICIES & RESERVATIONS:  The Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Tennis Club has discounted room rates for conference attendees of $129 single or double occupancy.  Rooms should be reserved as soon as possible to ensure availability at the discounted rate.  This special rate is available for three (3) days prior to the conference and three (3) days after the conference should you choose to extend your stay. To ensure availability, rooms should be reserved no later than September 7, 2003. A limited number of rooms are available at the prevailing Government rate to qualified attendees.

Reservations can be made by calling the hotel reservation service at (800) 228-9290 or to the hotel directly at (949) 640-4000. You may also fax the hotel reservation form to (949) 640-4055. If you use the website www.marriotthotels.com/laxnb, use the group code: IEEIEEA to get the group rate.  When making your reservations by telephone, please remember to identify yourself as an IEEE conference attendee.

A deposit must accompany all reservations in order to confirm the reservation.  The deposit may be made by check, money order, or credit card.  The deposit will be applied to the first night of your stay. 

AIR TRANSPORTATION

John Wayne Airport - Orange County is the airport nearest the hotel.  It is located 10 minutes from the hotel and the hotel provides complimentary shuttle service.

Carriers:  Alaska, Alpha Air, America West, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Sky West, Southwest, United, U.S. Air and Wings West.

Los Angeles International Airport - This airport is serviced by all the major air carriers.  Ground transportation includes regularly scheduled airport bus service, taxi, rental cars and shuttle vans.  Expect an average driving time of 55 minutes to the hotel, longer if arrival is during peak rush hours.

Long Beach Airport - This airport is serviced by Alaska, America West and Sunjet.  Ground transportation includes taxi, rental cars and shuttle vans.  Driving time to the hotel is approximately 40 minutes.

Ontario International Airport - This airport is serviced by Alaska, America West, American, American Eagle, Delta, Northwest, Southwest, United and U.S. Air Express.  Ground transportation includes taxi, rental cars and shuttle vans.  Driving time to the hotel is approximately 70 minutes.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From John Wayne Airport - Take MacArthur south to Jamboree Road.  Turn right on Jamboree Road.  Continue down Jamboree to Santa Barbara Drive.  Turn left on Santa Barbara Drive.  The hotel will be on the right at the top of the hill.

From Los Angeles International Airport - Take the San Diego Freeway (405) south to San Joaquin Hills Toll Road (73).  Exit on Jamboree Road, turning right towards Corona del Mar.  Continue down Jamboree Road to Santa Barbara Drive.  Turn left on Santa Barbara Drive.  The hotel will be on the right at the top of the hill.

From Long Beach Airport - Take the San Diego Freeway (405) south to San Joaquin Hills Toll Road (73).  Exit on Jamboree, turning right towards Corona del Mar.  Continue down Jamboree Road to Santa Barbara Drive.  Turn left on Santa Barbara Drive.  The hotel will be on the right at the top of the hill.

From Ontario International Airport - Take the San Bernardino Freeway (10) west to the Orange Freeway (57) south to the Santa Ana Freeway (5) south to the Newport Freeway (55) south to the San Joaquin Hills Toll Road (73). Exit on Jamboree, turning right towards Corona del Mar.  Continue down Jamboree Road to Santa Barbara Drive.  Turn left on Santa Barbara Drive.  The hotel will be on the right at the top of the hill.

Rental Car Phone Numbers: 

Alamo             (800) 327-9633

Avis                 (800) 331-1212

Budget            (800) 527-7000

Hertz               (800) 654-3131

National          (800) 227-7368

Thrifty              (800) 847-4389

 

For additional information, please contact:
2003 SOI Local Arrangements Chair

MIT/Lincoln Lab

Advanced Silicon Technology

244 Wood St, Group 88, L-302

Lexington, MA 02173

(781) 981-2654

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