Hotel

The Loews Lake Las Vegas is sold out for Saturday and Sunday night, August 23rd and 24th. Please see below for other hotel options.

Note as of June 22, 2008: if the website shows no availability at the discounted rate for the times selected, please call the hotel directly as there have been intermittent problems with the online reservation system.

The KDD 2008 conference will take place in the Las Vegas area, at the Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort, 101 Montelago Boulevard, Henderson, Nevada.

A rate of $159 (single/double) will be available to conference attendees for reservations between August 21st-30th, 2008. This rate will be inclusive of the resort fee, but not include taxes, housekeeping fees of $2.50 per room per day and bellman roundtrip of $7.50. Cut-off date for room reservations at this rate will be July 25th, 2008. Reservations can be made by calling 1-800-23-LOEWS or the hotel directly at 702-567-6000, and stating that you want the KDD group rate using group code: ACM824. The hotel's reservation office on property is open from 7 am - 8 pm PST. When calling the hotel directly, you will be asked to press (1) for Group or (2) for Transient. Pressing (1) will transfer you directly to the hotel rather than the Central Reservations Number (reservations agents at the hotel are more familiar with the group code reservations process than Central Reservations agents).

For online reservations, please follow these instructions:

  1. Visit the Loews Hotel website: http://www.loewshotels.com
  2. Under the "Book a Room" section on the left side of the page, select "Henderson, Nevada", enter your check in and check out dates, and then click the "MORE SEARCH OPTIONS" link which will open up more fields.
  3. Under "Partner Program", select "Group", and then under "Code", enter in "ACM824".
  4. Note as of June 22, 2008: if the website shows no availability at the discounted rate for the times selected, please call the hotel directly as there have been intermittent problems with the online reservation system.

Some may have been concerned about reports on the Lake Las Vegas bankruptcy. Loews Lake Las Vegas Resort is owned by Loews Corporation and is not involved with the Lake Las vegas financial matter, which involves the residential real estate in the area. Our KDD-08 conference hotel, golf course, etc. will continue to operate normally.

For any further inquiries or help with hotel registrations, please contact Kelly Miller at kmiller@loewshotels.com or 702-567-6000 ext 4118. Please also feel free to contact the local arrangement co-chairs if you need any other assistance.

Other Hotel Options

The following hotels are also options for those who cannot or do not wish to stay at the Loews Las Vegas. Note: Many of the hotels in the area are filling up quickly. Some may not have their least expensive rooms available anymore. When booking, you may want to check to see if you can book different tiers of accommodation (e.g. single bedroom and studio) to keep the cost of your trip down. In general, less expensive accommodations may be during the weekdays.

Very Close

MonteLago Village Resort Lake Las Vegas
30 Strada Di Villaggio
Henderson, Nevada 89011
(702) 564-4700 or (866) 383-1592

Ritz Carlton Lake Las Vegas
1610 Lake Las Vegas Parkway
Henderson, Nevada 89011
(702) 567-4700 or (800) 542-8680

Shuttles are available from the MonteLago Village Resort and the Ritz Carlton to the Loews Lake Las Vegas.

Within 10 Miles

Americas Best Value Inn-Lakemead Saved Save Hotel (6.9 miles)
85 W Lake Mead Dr
Henderson, Nevada 89015
(702) 564-1712 or (888) 315-2378

Hawthorn Inn & Suites Las Vegas/Henderson (6.5 miles)
910 S Boulder Hwy
Henderson, Nevada 89015
(702) 568-7800 or (800) 527-1133

Fiesta Henderson Casino Hotel (7.2 miles)
777 W Lake Mead Parkway
Henderson, Nevada 89015
(888) 899-7770 or (702) 558-7000

Sunset Station Hotel And Casino (7.3 miles)
1301 W Sunset Rd
Henderson, Nevada 89014
(702) 547-7777 or (888) 786-7389

Siena Suites (6.2 miles)
6555 Boulder Highway Clark
Las Vegas, Nevada 89122
(702) 648-2100

Airport

The closest major airport is Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS). There will be shuttle services for arriving and departing conference attendees (please see the bus schedule below). There are also taxis available at the airport for transportation to the hotel.

Please check back before the conference begins as the schedule is subject to change.

Arrivals (Las Vegas Airport to Loews Hotel)

The KDD bus will be located at "Level 0" one level down by the elevator near baggage claim. If you are not able to find the bus, there will be a bus coordinator holding a KDD sign and wearing a uniform that will say AWG. The coordinator will be located in the center of the baggage claim area, close to the information booth by Starbucks.

Please note that buses are on a first come first serve basis and are for conference attendees only. While we have tried to accommodate for the number of attendees interested in transportation and arriving at each of the below times, at times the buses may fill up (each bus accommodates 50 people) and attendees will have to wait for the next bus or take a taxi to the hotel.

Saturday, August 23

10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm, 9:00pm, and 10:30pm

Sunday, August 24

10:30am, 12:00pm, 1:30pm, 3:00pm, 4:30pm, 6:00pm, 7:30pm, and 9:00pm

Bus: Night on the Town (sponsored by Yahoo!)

There will be bus service from the Loews Lake Las Vegas hotel to the Las Vegas Strip and back on Tuesday evening during the conference. The Las Vegas Strip drop-off and pick-up location will be the Bellagio Hotel and Casino (except for the 7:15 pm and 9:30 pm departures which will arrive and take off respectively from the Wynn Las Vegas).

For this trip, please also visit the registration desk during the conference to retrieve a bus ticket for your desired Night on the Town departure times to the Strip and back. Departure time availabilities will be on a first come first serve basis (please note that the registration desk closes at 5:00 pm on Tuesday and all bus tickets will have to be selected and picked up before then). Buses are for attendees only.

Buses will pick up attendees at the hotel by The Straits, with the exit by the Tangier meeting room. For the Bellagio, the drop-off and pick-up location will be the Tour Lobby (stage is at the top deck of the parking garage). For the Wynn, the drop-off and pick-up location will be in their South Bus Loop (stage will be in the back). Please arrive early to give yourself time to find the pick-up location as buses will be leaving promptly at the scheduled times.

The schedules for the buses are:
From the Hotel to the Strip: 7:15 pm (drop-off at Wynn Las Vegas), 8:45 pm, 10:15 pm
From the Strip to the Hotel: 9:30 pm (departure from Wynn Las Vegas), 11:00 pm, 12:30 am, 2:00 am

PC Dinner

Program Committee members who RSVPed to the PC Dinner invitation should be prepared to leave on the 7:15 pm shuttle to the Wynn Las Vegas. Seats on the 9:30 pm shuttle back to the hotel from the Wynn are automatically reserved for PC Dinner members. If you wish to leave the Strip at a different time, please go to the registration desk before Tuesday 5:00 pm to select bus tickets for a later shuttle time back to the hotel (note: these are available on a first come first serve basis only).

Departures (Loews Hotel to Las Vegas Airport)

For departures from the Loews Lake Las Vegas Hotel to the Las Vegas Airport, there will be sign-up sheets onsite at registration for each of the departure times and availability will be on a first come first serve basis (sign-up will close on Tuesday at 5:00 pm).

It can take up to 45 minutes to get to the airport from Lake Las Vegas so please give yourself ample time when choosing your departure shuttle. If you are not able to get on a bus, or do not need shuttle transportation and are instead taking a taxi, please arrange for your taxi ahead of time as taxis can take up to 45 minutes to call from the hotel.

Tuesday, August 26

4:00pm, 5:30pm, 7:00pm, and 8:30pm

Wednesday, August 27

9:30am, 11:00am, 11:45am, 12:30pm, 1:15pm, 2:00pm, 2:45pm, 3:30pm, 4:15pm, 5:00pm, 6:30pm and 8:00pm

Thursday, August 28

7:00am, 8:30am, and 10:00am

Visa

The Association for Computing Machinery does not issue formal invitation letters for visas. We can however issue a visa support letter. For visa support letters, please send all requests with the following information to Laura Bucci (bucci at hq dot acm dot org).

  1. Name and mailing address as it appears on your passport
  2. The name of the conference you wish to attend
  3. Registration confirmation number
  4. If you are the author of any papers accepted for the conference, please provide the title
  5. Fax number

Please note that visa support letters are not issued via email.