Genetic and Evolutionary Computational Conference GECCO-2003

June 26-30, 2004. Seattle, Washington, USA
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Hotel and Local Arrangements
Our room block at the Red Lion Hotel and Hostelling International-Seattle AT THE CONFERENCE'S DISCOUNTED RATES are now full. For alternative accommodation, see below."

The Crowne Plaza
1113 6th Ave
Attendees can begin reserving their block on Tuesday, June 1 - June 7
Phone: 800-521-2762. Ask for "AAAI GECCO 2004".
E-mail: groupres@crowneplazaseattle.com

Mayflower Park Hotel
405 Olive Way (2 blocks from the Red Lion)
$129/night (2-week cut-off period)
The phone number to make reservations is 1-800-426-5100.
People calling in has to mention GECCO-04 to get the rate of $129/night.

The Paramount Hotel
724 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 206 343-6771 Fax: 206 447-4736
Rates: $135/$135/$150/$165 (Single/Double/Triple/Quadruple occupancy)
Please mention AAAI/GECCO-04 to have these rates.

Alternative accommodation can be found throught the following web sites




For Seattle tourist information, visit www.seeseattle.com

GECCO-2004 SEATTLE Local Guide


The conference will be held at the Red Lion Hotel on Fifth Avenue in Seattle, with nearby student housing. This is readily accessible to the Seattle/Tacoma international airport by public transportation, shuttles, and taxi, and is uniquely positioned within a bustling and fascinating downtown neighborhood featuring the best shopping, theaters and cultural attractions on the West Coast.

Red Lion Hotel:
1415 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
PHONE: (206) 971-8000
FAX: (206) 971-8100

(206) 971-8008
Check-in time: 3:00 PM
Check-out time: 12:00 PM

Conference attendees must identify themselves as GECCO-2004 registrants to qualify for the reduced conference rates.

The Red Lion is located in the heart of Seattle's downtown and is easily accessible from the SEA-TAC Airport. The Red Lion is offering rooms to GECCO attendees at the reduced rate of $135 per night plus tax (currently 15.6%) for single or double occupancy. Please make your reservations by contacting the hotel no later than Friday, June 4, 2004. After the cut-off date, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis. After the cut-off date, the reduced conference rate may not be available and the going room rate will apply. The hotel requires that all reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit, or be guaranteed with a major credit card. Their cancellation policy is 48 hours prior to 6:00 PM the day of arrival to avoid a charge equal to one night's room and tax.

PLEASE NOTE: At the moment it is NOT possible to get the GECCO-2004 group rate on the Red Lion's web site, but only by calling one of the following three phone numbers to make the reservation:

1. Central Reservations System (800-325-4000) mentioning booking code 0000-6833-00

2. Red Lion Hotel system (800-504-3909) or (206) -971-8008 mentioning booking code 6833

Limited parking is available at a charge of $19.00 per day.


GECCO-2004 Student Housing
Hostelling International-Seattle
84 Union Street
Seattle, WA 98101

For reservations (indicate that you are a participant of the GECCO conference):

Toll Free: 888-622-5443
Fax: 206-682-2179
Email: reserve@hiseattle.org

Payment is due upon arrival. HI-Seattle accepts cash, Visa and Mastercard.

Reservations have to be made before Friday, June 4, 2004 in order to qualify for the special rate.

About Hostelling International-Seattle.
Only 3 1/2 blocks away from the Red Lion, in the heart of downtown Seattle, Hostelling International-Seattle is located in a four-story historic structure, offering 200 beds at peak capacity. Guests enjoy safe, clean accommodations for only a fraction of the cost of hotels in the downtown area. HI offers the following:

* GECCO-2004 conference group rate of $28-32/night (including tax)
* Shared accommodations in separate male/female dormitory-style rooms with 4 or more beds, bunk-bed style
* Free Continental Breakfast (7:00 am - 9:00 am)
* Towels, linens and pillows provided
* Single sex showers and restroom facilities
* Self-service kitchen
* 24-hour access and 24-hour security
* Lockers in each room (guests provides own lock)
* On-Site Internet Access & Laundry Facilities
* Luggage Storage
* Membership not necessary

Location and Directions
Many major attractions are within walking distance of Hostelling International's perfect location, including The Pike Place Market, Seattle Aquarium, Seattle Art Museum, Mariners Baseball Stadium, Underground City Tour, and the Waterfront. You can easily reach all other sites by downtown Seattle's extensive FREE bus system. Public transportation stops are a few blocks away.

From Sea-Tac Airport to Downtown:

A) Bus, $1.25 - $2.00 one way. Take the #194 Metro bus (express bus with limited service - check airport timetables) to the downtown University Street Station (underground). Exit to the ground level at 2nd Avenue and University Street. Walk WEST on University Street one block to 1st Avenue. Turn NORTH (right) one block to Union Street. Go down the stairs at NORTHWEST corner of 1st and Union. The hostel entrance is at the bottom of the steps.

B) Airport Express by Gray Line, $8.50 one way, $14.00 round trip.
Located outside doors 6 & 26 on the baggage claim (lower) level.
Departs twice an hour with service to and from major downtown hotels.

C) Taxi cab, $28.00 - $32.00. Located on the third floor of the parking garage.


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