(j3.2006) Proposal from Pasadena Hilton for meeting at Caltech in August 08

Bill Long longb
Wed Oct 10 19:20:29 EDT 2007

In my past experience with Hilton hotels, the cost of internet access is 
quite high.  Did they provide a quote?

Holding the meetings in a different place from where we stay wastes 
travel time each day.  Could be just have the meeting at the hotel?

Overall, this looks like about double the cost of a Las Vegas meeting.  
On top of another high cost meeting next year (Tokyo), and the increase 
in the membership fee, this seems very hard to justify just to gain a 
few degrees.


Van Snyder wrote:
> I attach a proposal from the Pasadena Hilton Hotel for accomodations for
> a meeting at Caltech in August 2008.
> Caltech is about 1.4 miles from the Pasadena Hilton Hotel, give or take
> a few tenths depending on exactly where the meeting rooms would be.  At
> www.mapquest.com, start at 168 South Los Robles Avenue in Pasadena, CA.
> If you just drag the map a tad east-southeast, you'll see a light-blue
> splotch that's Caltech.  Visitor parking at Caltech is $1/hr, $5/day, or
> $15/week.
> The Hilton Hotel has a 14-passenger van that their agent says could be
> made available to us at, say, 7:30 AM and 5:30 PM.  It's also available
> for transportation within a three-mile radius of the hotel.
> Pasadena can be hot in August, but it's nothing like Las Vegas.
> I also attach information on transport from nearby airports to the
> Pasadena Hilton Hotel, and public transport between the Pasadena Hilton
> Hotel and Caltech.  The Bob Hope (BUR) airport is nearest.  It's a small
> airport, so it doesn't take forever to get through it.  If you plan to
> have a car, it's probably the most convenient one.  It's *NOT* an
> international airport.
> I'll ask for a decision whether to meet at Caltech in August 2008 during
> the November meeting.
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