HOTEL & TRAVEL INFORMATION
Hotel Reservation Discount Deadline: Friday, July 31, 2009 Deadline Extended!
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USENIX has negotiated special room rates for workshop attendees at the Le Centre Sheraton Hotel Montreal. Please make your reservation as soon as possible by contacting the hotel directly. You must mention USENIX
or Security to get the special group rate.
Le Centre Sheraton Hotel Montreal
1201 Boulevard Rene-Levesque West
Montreal, Quebec H3B 2L7 Canada
Phone: (514) 878-2000
Hotel Web site
Special Attendee Room Rate:
(includes free in-room Internet)
$192 CAD single/double (approximately $165 US as
of 5/12/09) plus lodging tax (3% per room per night),
federal sales tax (5%), and provincial sales tax (7.5%)
Click here to book your Le Centre Sheraton Hotel Montreal room at the special USENIX rate.
Note: When the rooms in the USENIX block are sold out, requests will be handled on a space-available basis at the hotel's standard rate. Make your reservations early!
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Why should you stay in the headquarters hotel?
We encourage you to stay in the conference hotel and when making your reservation to identify yourself as a USENIX conference attendee.
It is by contracting rooms for our attendees that we can significantly reduce hotel charges for meeting room rental. When the sleeping rooms are not utilized, we face significant financial penalties. As a result, these penalties ultimately force us to raise registration fees.
We recognize, however, that not everyone can afford to stay in the conference hotel, so we always try to book venues that have some low-cost alternatives available near the conference.
With costs going higher and higher, we are working very hard to negotiate the very best hotel rates and keep other conference expenses down in order to keep registration fees as low as possible. We appreciate your help in this endeavor.
USENIX has partnered with Air Canada to provide a 10% discount on your trip to Montreal. Plan to book early for the best airfare discounts. Use the following information while booking your flights to receive the USENIX discount:
USENIX has partnered with American Airlines to provide a 5% discount on your trip to Montreal. Plan to book early for the best airfare discounts. Use the following information while booking your flights to receive the USENIX discount:
DISCOUNT RAIL FARE
USENIX has partnered with VIA Rail Canada to provide a 10% discount on your trip to Montreal. Use the following information while booking to receive the USENIX discount:
- Meeting Promotional Code: 11721
- Discount: 10% off best available fare in Comfort Class / VIA1 or Sleeper Class
- Valid Travel Dates: August 716, 2009
- Territory: Various cities throughout the VIA system to Montreal, Quebec and return
- Restrictions: One complimentary stopover is allowed at no additional charge. For travel on all fare plans in VIA 1 Class only, the first stopover is allowed at no additional charge, provided that this stopover takes place at Toronto, Montreal, or Ottawa only. Fare applies to a maximum of two passengers only.
- Discount Reservation Web Site
- Online Booking Tips: Once you have logged in to your profile, or created one if you didn't have one, start your reservation. On the Passenger information screen, select "Convention rate" from the Discount Type drop-down box, and enter the discount code for your convention in the Discount code box. The conference rate will be shown on the next page.
AIRPORTS & GROUND TRANSPORTATION
Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau International Airport is located about 20 minutes (11 miles/18 km) from the hotel.
L'Aérobus Shuttle Bus
L'Aérobus provides an efficient connection between Montreal-Trudeau airport and downtown Montreal.
L'Aérobus stops at the Montréal Central Bus Station located at 505 de Maisonneuve Blvd. E. The Sheraton Montreal Hotel is located approximately 3.2 km from the Central Bus Station. A free minibus service is also available from the Montréal Central Bus Station to several major downtown hotels (reservation and information: 514-631-1856). Departures are 24 hours a day. For the detailed schedule, click here.
Travel time: Plan approximately 45 minutes.
Ticket office: Tickets on sale at the Montréal Central Bus Station and at Montréal-Trudeau (arrivals level).
Fares are $15.00 (CAD) one-way and $25.00 (CAD) return.
The Central Train Station is located approximately 3 blocks from the hotel under the Queen Elizabeth Hotel, near Bonaventure Mentro or McGill Metro stops.
For train fares and schedules, please click here.
Taxis are available at the arrivals level near the central exit. There is a fixed fare from Montreal-Trudeau airport to downtown. The fare is $38.00 (CAD). For all other destinations, fares are by the meter.