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EVENT LOCATION

Washington State Convention & Trade Center
800 Convention Place
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206.694.5000, Fax: 206.694.5399
www.wsctc.com/main.html

WSCTC is wheelchair accessible. There is a convenient turn-out location at Pike and Convention Place. While all Convention Center entrances are flat, there is an automatic door located at Pike and 8th Streets.


MAP

Click here for a map of downtown Seattle.


HOTEL INFORMATION

Discounted rooms have been secured at the following three hotels in downtown Seattle:

Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers Main Hotel Club Level
1400 Sixth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 $195 $235 Single
Reservations: 800.204.6100 $215 $260 Double
Outside U.S./Canada: 1.206.447.5555
Fax: 206.447.5525
At Pike Street, one block from the Washington State Convention & Trade Center
.

Elliott Grand Hyatt Seattle
721 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101 $215 Single
  $225 Double
Reservations: 800.223.1234
Outside U.S./Canada: 1.206.774.1234
Fax: 206.625.1221
Between 7th & 8th Avenues, one block from the Washington State Convention & Trade Center
.

W Seattle
1112 Fourth Avenue, Seattle, WA 98101 $215 Single
Reservations: 877.946.8357 $235 Double
Outside U.S./Canada: 1.206.264.6000
Fax: 206.264.6100
At Seneca Street, four blocks from the Washington State Convention & Trade Center
.

When making reservations, let the hotel know that you will be attending Real Conference 2001 to get these special rates. A limited number of rooms are available. Reservations should be made no later than August 31. Reservations made after August 31 will be subject to rate increases.


TRAVEL

Receive discounted fares to Seattle by contacting Departures Unlimited. Indicate that you are registered for Real Conference 2001.

Toll Free: 866.484.3995
Outside U.S./Canada: 303.771.0444
Fax: 303.771.1939
Email: rctravel@e2k.com

If you would prefer to make your own arrangements, you may contact United Airlines Reservations meeting desk directly at 800.521.4041 and refer to tour code #556VR to receive the Real Conference discount.

Discounted rates for car rentals are also available through Departures Unlimited or by contacting National Car Rental at 800.CAR.RENT (227.7368) and and refer to contract ID #6800831.


GROUND TRANSPORTATION

From The Airport
Limousine
Reservations: Required 1-2 days in advance.
Approximate duration of trip: 30 minutes.
Fees: $25-$30 VISA, MC, AMEX.

Taxi
Approximate duration of trip: 20-30 minutes.
Fees: $30 approximately VISA, MC, AMEX.

Shuttle
Airport Express by Gray Line departs from the airport twice an hour and stops at most major downtown hotels including the Sheraton.
Fee: $8.50 one way, $14 round trip.
Phone: 800.426.7505, Outside U.S./Canada: 206.626.6088

For more information on transportation from the airport, go to: http://www.portseattle.org/seatac/transport/default.htm

Parking WSCTC
Main Parking Facility
Entrance: 8th Avenue between Seneca and Pike Streets.
Hours of Operation: Seven days a week, 5:00am–midnight.
Fees: $4/1hour, $11/8-12 hours, paid at the time of exit.

Freeway Park Garage
Entrance: 1300 Hubbell Place (between Seneca and Pike Streets).
Pedestrian walkway connects to the Convention Center.
Hours of Operation: Weekdays, 6:00am–9:00pm.
Fees: $3/1hour, $10/8-12 hours, paid at time of exit.


GENERAL INFORMATION

Local Visitor Information
Seattle-King County Convention and Visitors Bureau
Phone: 206.461.5800
www.seeseattle.com/visguide/visguide.htm

Weather
September Averages
Highs: 69°F-59°F. Lows: 51°F-45°F.
Precipitation: 2-3 inches. When it DOES rain in Seattle, it seldom pours. The Seattle rain is usually passing showers or a gentle mist, moderate like the climate itself. In other words, bring an umbrella.

Recording
Recording devices and cameras, including still or videos, are prohibited.

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