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October 22-23, 2009

New York City, NY


The workshop is going to be held at the NYU Torch Club, located at 18 Waverly Place, New York, NY 10003. Please note that this venue does not have any rooms for accomodation. However, there are many hotels that are convenient and near-by; New York City offers a very wide variety of hotel options, across price ranges and luxury requirements.

Official Workshop Hotels

Official accommodations for HotNets-VIII attendees has been arranged at the Club Quarters. This hotel is located on 45th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues in Midtown Manhattan. Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Club Quarters Midtown is centrally located and amidst Rockefeller Center, Times Square and the Theater District. The list of guest services and amenities can be found here. The hotel provides complimentary Internet access in all guest rooms, free wireless Internet throughout most of the hotel areas, and complimentary parking. It's proximity to the Grand Central station makes the commute to the workshop venue quick and simple. You can take 4/5 trains for a 5 minute ride to 14th St Union Square, or the 6 train for a 10 minute ride to Astor Place. Alternatively, you can board trains at the 42nd St Times Square station; the N/Q trains get you to the 14th St Union Square station in 7 minutes, and the R/W trains get you to the 8th St (NYU) station in 10 minutes. Reservations can be made by calling the hotel directly at 1-212-354-6400. The cost is $229 + tax per night. Please identify yourself as an "ACM HotNets 2009" attendee and use the group registration code "NYU121". Credit card or deposit required to guarantee reservation. Since the number of rooms blocked under this group registration is limited, please book early!

The other official hotel for the workshop is the Holiday Inn SoHo. Located in the heart of New York City, this hotel is stylish and elegant; this recently renovated Downtown Manhattan hotel is moments away from some of the most popular attractions in NYC including: Canal Street, the Statue of Liberty and Ground Zero. Just one block from Chinatown, Little Italy, and the charm of Greenwich Village, the Holiday Inn SoHo NY hotel is surrounded by world-famous New York City dining and shopping. This hotel is a mere 10-12 minute walk form the conferenfce venue. You can also take the R/W train from Canal St to 8th St NYU, or the 6 train from Canal St to Astor Place; these journeys should take less than 5 minutes. We have negotiated a special rate with this hotel as well: $219 + tax per night. Please call 1-212-966-8898 to make a reservation, tell them that you are attending an NYU event, and ask for the NYU discount rate.

Alternate Hotels provides a large and comprehensive list of hotels, and you can customize your search based on your requirements and budget. When searching on this website, please use ZIP code 10003 to find hotels that are near by.

Given here is a (small) list of hotels that are close to the conference venue, and are not too expensive (< $250 a night). The prices listed below are only approximate, and are subject to change. We have also provided information on what public transport you can use to get from the hotel to the workshop venue.
-- Hotel Pennsylvania ($239. Take the A/C/E trains from 34th St Penn Station to W-4th Street. Or take R/W trains from 34th St Herald Square to 8th St NYU station. Or take the N/Q trains from 34th St Herald Square to 14th St Union Square)
-- Hotel 17 ($165. It is a 15 minute walk from the workshop venue)
-- The Marcel at Gramercy ($249. Take the 6 train from 23rd St to Astor Place)
-- Murray Hill East Suites ($240. Take the 4/5 train from 42nd St Grand Central to 14th St Union Square. Or take the 6 train from 42nd St Grand Central to Astor Place)
-- Bedford Hotel ($245. Take the 4/5 train from 42nd St Grand Central to 14th St Union Square. Or take the 6 train from 42nd St Grand Central to Astor Place)

Note: The 14th St Union Square train station is about a 6-8 minute walk from the workshop venue. The "Astor Place" and "8th Street NYU" train stations are closer to the venue, and you can transfer to these trains at Union Square. For example, if you take the 4/5 train to Union Square, just cross the platform and take the 6 train one stop down to Astor Place. Similarly, if you take the N/Q train to Union Square, cross the platform and take the R/W train one stop down to 8th St NYU.