Local Arrangements

Working Group on Language Design

Hotel

We have obtained a group rate at the Larkspur Landing Sunnyvale for the four nights May 31st to June 4th. The group rate is $129.00 per night for a studio suite, which includes the "Healthy Start Breakfast" (cold buffet), WiFi, parking, complimentary use of the business center and fitness center, guest laundry facilities, and fresh baked cookies served each night in the lobby.

This hotel is 5 miles from Google; some of us will probably rent cars and drive there; if there are not enough spaces in cars, then we can share taxis to get to the meeting place. For a virtual tour of the hotel, please check out their website at http://www.LarkspurLanding.com/Sunnyvale.

This is a good rate; the normal rate is about $180 per night. Part of the purpose of a Working group is to spend as much time as possible with the other members of the group: group meals and shared excursions are part of the experience. So, please try to stay at this hotel if possible. If it's too expensive, consider sharing a room with another member (you can send out requests on the mailing list.)

To make a booking:

Use this link or go to the Larkspur reservations page and enter group code GCCR75

  • To get the group rate of $129 you need to make your reservation by May 24.
  • This rate is not valid outside the four day period 31st May 4th June. When I checked, the hotel does have availability outside these dates, but not at the group rate. (Saturday night is cheaper; Sunday and Monday are significantly more expensive).

Car Rental

I discovered that the http://www.alaskaair.com/shopping/car web site let me rent a car for a week (i.e., including the time for which I will be at PLDI) for less than it would cost for the 4 days of the Working Group meeting.

-- AndrewBlack - 10 May 2011