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Conference Accommodations

I. Hotels

We have worked with several area hotels to reserve blocks of rooms for SHARP Conference delegates. Make sure to use the link given (when reserving online) or mention the group code (when booking by phone).

A 15.2% Philadelphia room tax will be added to all rooms.

All room blocks expire on June 1, 2013, after which reservations will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis based on current availability.

Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
3549 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(7 minute walk from Van Pelt Library)
$170/night + taxes (double occupancy room)

To reserve:

Homewood Suites By Hilton University City
4109 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
(15 minute walk from Van Pelt Library; $2 by #21 bus)
$139/night + taxes (1-bedroom suite with kitchenette)
includes full breakfast and dinner on weeknights

Group Name: 2013 SHARP
Group Code: SHP
To reserve:

Club Quarters in Philadelphia
1628 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103
(30 minute walk from Van Pelt Library; $2 by #21 or 42 buses; $8 taxi ride)
$116/night + taxes (single occupancy); $15 surcharge for an extra guest in the room

Group Code: UPN713
To reserve: Call Club Quarters Member Services at the number above.

II. Dormitories

Delegates may also choose to stay at Drexel University's on-campus residence, located about four blocks from Penn's campus. Summer housing units - rooms that can sleep two people - are only rented out by the week (any seven consecutive nights), for a charge of approximately $220 per person / $440 per room, based on double occupancy. A delegate may also reserve an entire double room for him- or herself, at a single occupancy rate of approximately $290. (Rates will be confirmed by March 1.) There are no additional taxes to be paid.

All rates include wireless internet, air-conditioning and a common room with television on every floor, as well as on-site full kitchens, laundry, and vending machines. All rates also entitle guests to a linen package including a pillow, a pillowcase, two flat sheets, one light-weight blanket, two bath towels and a washcloth.

It is recommended that delegates register for housing no later than five business days prior to their requested check-in date. Rooms are assigned on a per-week basis, so if a delegate wants to stay beyond 7 nights, he/she will have to pay for another week.

To reserve: email to initiate the registration process. In the email, include your full name, phone number, institutional affiliation (if any) and gender. Also indicate:
- that you are a delegate to the SHARP 2013 Conference
- your requested dates of stay (check-in date/check-out date)
- whether you will be sharing a room (include your roommate's name in your email)
- whether you plan to pay via check or credit card
- whether you will need parking

You will then receive an application and agreement, of which you will need to scan and send back several pages along with proof of health insurance for every member of your party and confirmation of registration for the conference. Payment, due in full prior to arrival, can be made online via credit card, or via check (made out to "Drexel University") mailed to

Alexandra Pelberg Slawter
Drexel University
3141 Chestnut Street
Event & Conference Services
Creese 001
Philadelphia, PA 19104

For more information or with any questions, contact Drexel Event Conference Services at:
Main Office Phone: 215-895-0373
Fax: 215-895-0580

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