FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27
The conference will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, California, the largest urban resort on the West Coast. This waterfront hotel is conveniently located downtown with sweeping views of the city and San Diego Bay. The hotel is easily accessible to the famous San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, Coronado Island, the Midway Museum, and Seaport Village. The hotel is also a quick walk away from the Gaslamp Quarter where guests can enjoy some of the city’s finest restaurants, pubs, theaters and art galleries.
A reduced conference rate of $185 per night is available to conference attendees until Friday, December 27, 2013. Reservations may be made online or by calling (619) 232-1234 and requesting the AACR-Prostate Cancer Foundation 2014 Conference on Advances in Prostate Cancer Research rate. The hotel will accept reservations at the reduced conference rate on a space-available basis until the cut-off date. Reservations made after this date will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis at the nearest available rate. Applied to the room charge will be state and local taxes, currently 10.5 percent, in addition to a 2 percent TMD Assessment Fee, and a $0.21 CA Tourism fee. Reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card at the time of reservation. A deposit equal to one night’s stay will be charged to the credit card at the time the reservation is made. Cancellations will be accepted at no charge until 24 hours prior to arrival. Note that check-in time is 4:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.
TRAVEL TO SAN DIEGO
The closest major airport to the conference site is the San Diego International Airport (SAN), located approximately 10 minutes (3 miles) from the hotel. The AACR has named Gant Travel Management as its official travel coordinator for this conference. Gant will provide custom itineraries with the lowest applicable airfares and best journey time.
Fly on United Airlines, the official airline of this conference. United offers discounts from 2 percent up to 10 percent off applicable fares. Discounts apply on United Airlines and flights operated by United or other airlines branded United Express, Lufthansa, and All Nippon Airways.
Full mileage credit will be earned by frequent flyer club members. To receive the exclusive discounts, please contact Gant:
- Toll-free: (877) 924-2298
- Outside of the U.S. and Canada: (630) 227-3818
- Email: email@example.com
Gant is open from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. U.S. Central Time, Monday through Friday. A minimal service fee per airline ticket issued will be applied. You may also call United Airlines directly at (800) 521-4041 or online at www.united.com and enter promo code ZQT2427441. Book early to take advantage of promotional fares that give you the greatest discount. Full mileage credit will be earned by frequent flyer club members.
Taxi service is readily available between the airport and the Manchester Grand Hyatt. Taxi service is approximately $10-$13 one-way, plus gratuity. The San Diego Airport Shuttle Service is also available for an approximate cost of $8 per person. The AACR has arranged for a car rental discount through Hertz. You may call Hertz at (800) 654-2240 [(405) 749-4434 outside of the U.S. and Canada] or you may book online at www.hertz.com. Please refer to the discount CV#02ST0018.
Researchers from more than 50 different countries around the world regularly participate in AACR meetings and conferences. The association encourages and appreciates the contributions of international researchers at our programs. If you plan to attend this AACR conference, please contact the American Consulate in your country to review the current regulations for travel to the United States. Obtaining the proper documentation may take several weeks or months, depending on your location, so we encourage you to contact the consulate as soon as possible if you are considering attending this conference. Information is also available on the U.S. Department of State website.
HELPFUL WEBSITES FOR INTERNATIONAL TRAVELERS