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Conference Site/Hotel

hotel map The conference will be held in the Royal Sonesta Hotel. The hotel is approx. 3 miles away from the Logan International Airport (that is an approx. 10-15 mins or 20-25 mins during rush hours drive). Please visit the hotel web site for additional information. The address and contact information for the hotel is:
    Royal Sonesta Hotel Boston
    Five Cambridge Parkway
    Cambridge, MA 02142
    Tel: (617) 806-4200
    Fax: (617) 806-4232
    Email: joppedisano@sonesta-boston.com
Conference Rate
The conference rate is $119/night for a double room/single occupancy (one person).
There is a $25/person fee for each additional person over 17 years of age in the room.
To get the conference rate please call the hotel and mention "IEEE HPCA8" when making a reservation.
Deadline for obtaining the conference rate extended to Jan. 22nd

For your convenience here's a link to www.mapquest.com that generates a map of the hotel area. Also here's a link to www.switchboard.com that lists a number of nearby hotels and motels. And another that allows you to locate businesses/services in the area.


Directions to Conference Site/Hotel

You can reach Boston through Logan International airport which is directly connected to most airports in Western Europe and continental U.S. It is located in East Boston. The three-digit code for Logan is BOS.

You can reach the conference site either by car or via public transportation. Directions are available at the hotel web site. For your convenience a local copy follows (the hotel tends to change its links often). Also, here's a link to Mapquest that will generate driving directions from Logan Airport to the hotel.

From the Airport by car: Follow signs for Sumner Tunnel/Route 93 North. Go through tunnel, stay in left lane and bear right onto Route 93 North. Stay in right lane and follow signs for Cambridge/Somerville & Storrow Drive. Exit right and stay to the far left following signs for Cambridge/Museum of Science. (This new exit ramp requires you to loop left under the highway until you pass in front of Spaulding Hospital.) After hospital, take a right at second light onto Route 28 North. Pass the Museum of Science and take left (Edwin Land Blvd.) at the second traffic light. The hotel will be on your left, directly across from the CambridgeSide Galleria.

From the Airport via public transportation: The Royal Sonesta Hotel can also be reached via public transportation from the airport. Once you arrive at the airport take shuttle 22 or 33 to the subway Airport station. The shuttle ride is free. Take the Blue Line (it is the only subway line reaching the airport) towards Bowdoin station. Get off at Government Center station and take the E Green Line heading towards Lechmere. Get off at Lechmere station. The Royal Sonesta Hotel is a 3 mins walk from the subway station. The subway fare is 1$ and the same fare can be used to switch lines as long as you do not exit the station. You can buy fares from any subway station or from selected stores. For more information about subway fares, click here.

From the West via the Massachusetts Turnpike (I-90): While Eastbound, take left on exit 18 following signs to Allston/Cambridge; stay in right lane following signs to Cambridge/ Somerville; cross over River Street Bridge (Cambridge Street) and take a right at traffic light onto Memorial Drive (Route #3); and follow Memorial Drive East (Route #3 South) using the "cars only" option twice, then stay in extreme right lane along the river since Memorial Drive will become Edwin Land Boulevard. The hotel will be on your right directly across from the CambridgeSide Galleria.

From the South (Route 93N): Take 93 North through Boston to Exit 26 "Cambridge/Somerville & Storrow Drive". Exit right and stay to the far left following signs for Cambridge/Museum of Science. (This new exit ramp requires you to loop left under the highway until you pass in front of Spaulding Hospital.) After hospital, take a right at second light onto Route 28 North. Pass the Museum of Science and take left (Edwin Land Blvd.) at the second traffic light. The hotel will be on your left, directly across from the CambridgeSide Galleria.

From the North (Route 93S): Take 93 South to Exit 26A "Leveritt Circle/Nashua Street". Stay in the right lane as you are coming down the off ramp and follow signs for Cambridge. At the traffic light at the end of the ramp take a left onto Nashua Street. Follow to the traffic light and take right onto Route 28 North, past the Museum of Science and take left (Edwin Land Blvd.) at the second traffic light. The hotel will be on your left, directly across from the CambridgeSide Galleria.

Boston/Cambridge

Boston , the capital of Massachusetts, is a city of rich historic heritage, being the home of the American Revolution. It is also a city well known for its fresh seafood, museums, historic sites, educational institutions and high tech companies. One of the best things about Boston is that it is a walking city. Its neighborhoods are well connected via an extensive network of buses and the subway, which is commonly referred to as the T. Boston has a strong European influence, it is a very compact city with narrow streets that invite you to explore them. It is also a place where you can start a skiing trip to the numerous resorts of New England.

One can also follow the Freedom Trail, a 2 1/2 mile walk from Boston Common to the U.S.S. Constitution, visiting 18 points of great historic interest throughout the city, watch an off Broadway theatrical play or a concert from Boston Symphony Orchestra, attend a Celtics basketball NBA game or an ice hockey game of the NHL Bruins , have coffee in Harvard Sq., walk in trendy Newbury Street in Back Bay, visit historic Quincy market , grab a taste of Italian cuisine in North End or explore picturesque Beacon Hill and the antique shops in Charles Street.

For more information on Boston and Cambridge:

Things to Do

The Royal Sonesta Hotel is located 1.2 miles away from the Kendall Sq./MIT Red line subway station on Main street in Cambridge (the station is located in front of the Cambridge Marriot hotel). The Red line can take you to venues such as popular Harvard Square and Harvard University (Harvard Sq. station), downtown Boston (Park Street and Downtown Crossing stations), Charles River promenade and scenic Beacon Hill, a neighborhood with cobble-stone buildings and brick side-walks illuminated by gaslight (Charles/MGH station) and JFK museum (JFK/UMass station). If you take the E Green line you can get to Museum of Science (Science Park station), Museum of Fine Arts and Isabelle Gardner Museum (Museum of Fine Arts station, look here for a detailed E line stop schedule), New England Aquarium (a short walk from Government Center station), cosmopolitan and trendy Back Bay area and Newbury Street (Arlington, Boylston, Copley and Prudential stations), the Boston Common park (Arlington, Boylston stations), historic Faneuil Hall/Quincy Market area and Boston's Italian neighborhood, North End, (Government center and Haymarket stations) as well as downtown Boston - financial district (Park Street station).

Subway

Boston's Subway Information For more information on Boston 's subway including online maps, visit the Mass. Bay Transport Authority site.

The Royal Sonesta Hotel is located 1.2 miles away from the Kendall Sq./MIT Red line subway station on Main street in Cambridge (the station is located in front of the Cambridge Marriot hotel). A map of the subway is available. The hotel is in between the Kendal/Mit station (red line) and the Lechemere station (green line).

A bus line that is somewhat close to the hotel is route 69 Harvard/Holyoke - Lechmere Sta.
Weather

In the month of February, the normal temperature ranges from 37F to 23F (approx. 3C to -5C) with frequent snowfall prompting locals and thousands of winter sport enthusiasts to organize a skiing trip or an ice skating lesson in an ice skating rink in Boston (for more information about schedules and availability of ice skating rinks, call (617) 727-5283 or visit Boston ice skating rinks

10 Day Forecast for Boston.


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