Conference hotel is Colorado Springs
Marriott, 5580 Tech Center Drive, Colorado Springs, CO 80919,
Each participant is responsible for booking their own reservations and making payment arrangements. The Marriott System is now ready to take reservations. To make reservations ONLY, participants should call 800-962-6982; any other inquires should be to 719-260-1800.
NOTE this 800# is NOT the "Central Marriott Reservation" phone number. It is a direct line to the COS Marriott reservation desk. Should the COS reservation lines be busy, there is a provision for participants to contact the central number.
Registrants should ask for ICRE98/IEEE.
The room rate is $117 per night (double or single occupancy) plus applicable taxes. The rate is guaranteed for reservations received no later than March 16, 1998. The current rate is 8.1% (and varies slightly from time-to-time). The tax rate that will be applied will be the rate in effect at time of occupancy.
Easiest optimization: Fly to Colorado Springs (airline code: COS), take a cab (Taxi) to the hotel. AT THE MOMENT, this alternative should also yield the lowest airfare costs as compared to flying to Denver. However, the market is changing (due to a discount carrier pulling out of this market) and the cost savings may be reduced fairly soon.
Next optimization: Fly to COS, rent a car (higher cost, more flexibility).
Next optimization: Fly to Denver (airline code: DEN), take a shuttle bus (lowest DEN alternative cost, much higher aggravation rate...plan on 3-4 hour experience). If needed, I will obtain a list of shuttle services and prices.
Next optimization: Fly to DEN, rent a car (approximately 90 minutes from DEN to Marriott).
Next: Fly to DEN, take a cab (at least $110).