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About San Francisco

San Francisco is often called "Everybody’s Favorite City," a title earned by its scenic beauty, cultural attractions, diverse communities, and world-class cuisine. Measuring 49 square miles, this very walk-able city is dotted with landmarks like the Golden Gate Bridge, cable cars, Alcatraz and the largest Chinatown in the United States. A stroll of the City’s streets can lead to Union Square, the Italian-flavored North Beach, Fisherman’s Wharf, the Castro, Japantown and the Mission District, with intriguing neighborhoods to explore at every turn.

Headquarters Hotel San Francisco Marriott Marquis Hotel

The is the headquarters hotel for the ISPE 2012 Annual Meeting. It is a downtown hotel located just south of Market Street.

San Francisco Marriott Marquis
55 Fourth Street, San Francisco
California 94103 USA
Tel: +1-415-896-1600

All reservations need to be made through ISPE.

The Marriott Marquis offers ISPE meeting attendees a discounted hotel rate of US$274. This rate is offered until 10 October 2012 or until the room block is full, whichever comes first. In order to qualify for the discounted ISPE hotel rate, each delegate must be fully registered for the Annual Meeting as an education delegate, committee member, speaker, or exhibitor.

Call ISPE directly at +1-813-960-2105 to make your reservation.

In-room Internet

ISPE attendees have a discounted daily rate of US$7.95, the following features are available in your guest room:

  • High-speed Internet access
  • Unlimited local phone calls
  • Unlimited long distance calls (within the country)

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Nonrefundable Deposit

A deposit of one night (US$316.72 including taxes) is required to hold your room reservation and is nonrefundable after 17 October 2012. Credit cards will be charged one night as of 18 October. Please complete the credit card information in full in order to have a guaranteed reservation.

Cancellation Policy

Guests cancelling their stay after 18.00 on the day of check in will be charged their full stay. Please note that if you do not arrive on the first day of your room reservation, the Marriott Marquis will charge you a no-show fee equal to one night and may not have a hotel room available when you arrive. Please remember to contact the hotel if you are delayed.

Upgrade Requests

Please make your reservation through ISPE first. Then you can contact Michael Lopez - michael.j.lopez@marriott.com to ask about room upgrade options. He will ask you for your reservation acknowledgement number to verify you have registered with ISPE first.

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Parking at the Hotel

  • Valet parking: US$58.14 daily
  • Daily on-site parking: US$18.75 hourly, US$63.75 daily ($10 fee for over-sized vehicles)
  • Off-site parking: US$3.5 hourly, US$32 daily (rates subject to change)

Other Transportation

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Area Information and Dining 

San Francisco Must-See Icons & Landmarks

Weather and What to Wear 

Meeting delegates are encouraged to dress business casual. The temperatures in November range from highs of 63°F/17°C and lows of 50°F/10°C. Temperatures in meeting rooms tend to be mild, a light sweater or jacket would be recommended. For current weather information, check www.weather.com

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