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Housing Information

Housing for CHI 2009 is now open! For your convenience, ACM has negotiated reduced rates (ranging from $169 to $234 per night) with a number of Boston hotels within walking distance of the Hynes Convention Center.

In order to obtain the special conference rate, attendees must make hotel reservations using the CHI 2009 housing bureau. This service offers one-stop reservations for CHI 2009 attendees and accepts reservations online, by phone, or by fax. Utilizing the housing bureau also allows us to keep our conference costs low and continue to offer room blocks for our attendees. New this year, the housing bureau also offers travel agency services.

To make your housing reservation, please click here.

For Hotel Information, Click Here and then click the "Hotel List & Map" link in the upper right of the page. That link looks like this: .

Boston Marriott Copley Place – Co-Headquarters Hotel
1.50 Blocks to Hynes CC
$209 USD/Night
Centrally located in the heart of Boston's historic Back Bay area. Recently renovated guestrooms boast numerous amenities, including lofty duvets, down pillows, crisp cotton sheets, 27inch TVs, high-speed internet, complimentary tea & coffee service, and a personal refrigerator. Dining options include three restaurants, a cocktail lounge, coffee bar and 24-hour room service. This Copley Square hotel also offers an indoor pool, health club, business center, gift shop, car rental desk, tour desk, valet service, guest laundry and complimentary rollaway beds, based on availability. CHI attendees get free high speed internet.
Sheraton Boston Hotel – Co-Headquarters Hotel
Connected to Hynes CC
$205 USD/Night
The Sheraton Boston Hotel is situated in the historic Back Bay area. All guest rooms are non smoking and feature the new Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed, newly updated safe lock card key system, soundproof rooms with climate control, ironing boards, rollway beds for $20 per night based on availability (rate cubject to change without notice), coffee and tea maker, in-room movies, bathrobes and a new communications package which offers one low fixed price for high speed internet access. Sheraton also offers business center, valet parking facilities, concierge desk, room service, indoor & outdoor pool, full service fitness facility, dry cleaning service, two onsite restaurants and lounge. CHI attendees get free high speed internet.
Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown Center
11.00 Blocks to Hynes CC
$174USD/Night
The Hampton Inn & Suites Boston Crosstown Center is ideally located in the heart of Boston's Medical Community. High Speed Internet Access, Complimentary Breakfast, Complimentary Local Calls, Earn Points and Miles, In-Room Movie Channel, Friendly service, clean rooms, and a complimentary breakfast (subject to change without notice).
Hilton Boston Back Bay
0.50 Blocks to Hynes CC
$193USD/Night
Hotel is located in the heart of Boston's most picturesque area and historic Back Bay neighborhood and right across the street from the Hynes Convention Center. All guestrooms have spectacular city views. Guests traveling on business enjoy Hilton's 24-hour business center. The business center offers photocopy and fax machines, pc's, printers, and office supplies. And all guests enjoy amenities such as weekday newspaper, on-command movies and video games, as well as a fully-equipped fitness center open 24 hours and indoor pool for your fitness needs. Hotel also offers rollaway beds for an additional $25 per night, based on availability.
MidTown Hotel
2.00 Blocks to Hynes CC
$169USD/Night
The Midtown offers a blend of spaciousness, economy, and comfort in Boston's historic Back Bay. With the perfect combination of comfort, convenience, and price. Each guest room offers high-speed wireless internet access, hair dryer, iron with ironing board, radio alarm clock, color TV with paid movies, climate control ,coffee makers and rollaway beds for $10.00 per night, based on availability. The hotel features a restaurant serving breakfast only, beauty shop, laundry and dry cleaning services, private outdoor seasonal swimming pool and all guests are welcome to use the fitness facility at the Marriott Hotel for a fee.

For Hotel Information, Click Here and then click the "Hotel List & Map" link in the upper right of the page. That link looks like this: .

The cutoff date for CHI 2009 housing is 1 March 2009. After this date, you will no longer be able to reserve at the group rate. Because housing is limited, however, attendees are encouraged to make hotel reservations early in order to ensure receipt of the group rate.

Please note that hotels will only honor the special conference rates for reservations secured through the housing bureau. Reservations made by other means will not be included in special conference promotions or activities.

Special note for Student Volunteers: Accepted SVs will be able to take advantage of reduced-rate rooms by using a special passcode. Please contact the SV chair at studentvolunteers@chi2009.org for additional information on SV housing.

About Boston

One of the country’s oldest cities, Boston is rich with colonial history and endless things to do and see. Visitors to Boston find themselves faced with a difficult decision: which of the city’s endless attractions to visit first. Boston is also the home of some of the country’s most prestigious universities, including Harvard and Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Most attractions in and around Boston are easily accessible on foot or by subway. For additional information on Boston, please visit the Boston Convention & Visitor’s Bureau.

Boston is served by Logan International Airport, which is directly connected to the city’s subway system via the new Silver Line. Visitors coming from within the Northeast might also consider Amtrak, which provides regular service from New York and Washington, DC. The Hynes Convention Center is just two blocks from Boston’s Back Bay Station, a quick walk.

Venue Information

CHI 2009 will take place at the John B. Hynes Veterans Memorial Convention Center. Nestled in the heart of Boston’s vibrant Back Bay neighborhood, the Hynes is within easy walking distance of hundreds of shops, restaurants, and bars. The Hynes is attached to the Shops at Prudential Center and Copley Place. For additional information about the Hynes Convention Center and the surrounding area, please visit http://map.mapnetwork.com/destination/boston/cmc/

Child Care Options

For your convenience, we have identified childcare centers nearest to the Hynes Convention Center. Contact information and other details are below.

Please note that CHI 2009 is not able to recommend these providers based on experience; this list is simply provided as a convenience to parents who may wish to make arrangements for childcare services while in Boston. CHI 2009 makes no claims regarding the services listed here. Parents are urged to address any questions or concerns directly with the individual provider.

Children's Conference Care, Inc.
Phone: (617) 492-6925
Email: info@childconf.com
Website: www.childrensconferencecare.com
Description: Children's Conference Care, Inc. New England's leading convention childcare provider develops customized childcare programs for conferences, meetings and special events. We make the job of managing childcare easy. CCCI is fully insured and all team members are experienced professionals who love working with children.

Best Babysitter Service
Contact: Priscilla
Phone: (617) 268-7148
Email: info@bbbabysitters.com
Website: www.bostonsbestbabysitters.com
Description: Well known by concierges at many of the best hotels in Boston for their in-room childcare for guests, this agency also offers short-term and long-term, full- and part-time child care. Last minute requests are often accommodated.

Parents in a Pinch
Phone: (617) 739-5437
Email: info@parentsinapinch.com
Website: www.parentsinapinch.com
Description: Committed to the highest standard of excellence in childcare, this Boston based company, established in 1984, provides in-home, emergency, live-out, long-term and short-term childcare. Offers newborn care, holiday, convention and corporate group child care.

Childcare services are also available through the concierge desk at many CHI hotels.