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 Hotel

 

JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square 

515 Mason Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
Tel: +1-415-771-8600


INTA has arranged a special meeting rate of US $279 single/double occupancy for a deluxe king room per night (excluding state and local taxes). 

Reserve your room online.

Alternatively, you may call 1-800-605-6568 to make your reservation. Inform the agent that you are booking a guest room for the “International Trademark Association” event and identify yourself as part of the INTA group.

Reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis until the room block is filled or no later than Friday, August 22, 2014, at 5:00 pm EST, at which time reservations are accepted on a space and rate availability basis only. Additionally, please note the following important hotel lodging information:

  • Your hotel reservation must be guaranteed with a major credit card.
  • You may cancel your reservation until 24 hours prior to your check-in day.
  • Check-in time is 4:00 pm; check-out time is 12:00 pm.
  • The hotel will reconfirm your departure when you check-in.  
 

 Visas and Passports

 

All individuals from outside the United States require a valid passport to enter the United States. To determine if you also require a visa to enter the United States and the required documentation, please visit this website for more details.

Attention: Visa Waiver Program (VWP) travelers to the U.S. must pre-register for ESTA

The United States Department of Homeland Security requires residents of certain countries who wish to travel to the U.S. to register for the Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA).

The countries included are:

Andorra Germany Malta South Korea
Australia Hungary Monaco Spain
Austria Iceland Netherlands Sweden
Belgium Ireland New Zealand Switzerland
Brunei Italy Norway United Kingdom
(England, Northern Ireland,
Scotland and Wales)
Czech Republic Japan Portugal
Denmark Latvia San Marino
Estonia Liechtenstein Singapore
Finland Lithuania Slovakia
France Luxembourg Slovenia

For more information on the VWP, visit the following website.

If you plan on attending the “Internet, Innovation and ICANN: The Evolving Landscape of the Net” Conference, you will need to register for ESTA at least three (3) days prior to departure.

Learn more about ESTA by clicking on the links below.

 

 Ground Transportation

 

The JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square is 14 miles from San Francisco International Airport and 20 miles from Oakland International Airport. The hotel does not provide shuttle service to either airport. The ground transportation system at the airport is an extensive network of public and public transit.

If you are driving, valet service is available and will cost US $56 a day.


From San Francisco International Airport

Taxi
Estimated fare: $40 USD one-way

Public Transport

Super Shuttle
Reservation Required: +1-415-558-8500 or supershuttle.com
Fare: US $17 one-way

From Oakland International Airport

Taxi
Estimated fare: US $60 one-way

Public Transport

Super Shuttle
Reservation Required: +1-415-558-8500 or supershuttle.com
Fare: US $27 one-way from Oakland International Airport

 

 In and Around San Francisco

 

The “City by the Bay” has always held an irresistible charm for visitors. Surrounded by water on three sides, and occupying an easily navigable 49 square miles, San Francisco’s local attractions include welcoming hotels, incredible views, astounding architectural achievements and a culture all its own.
The iconic Golden Gate Bridge stretches an impressive 6,450 feet across the San Francisco Bay and is a good starting point for exploration of the city. On the south end of the bridge, meander through Golden Gate Park, home to the de Young Museum, California Academy of Sciences, Strybing Arboretum and over seven miles of footpaths.

Dotted with restaurants, boutiques and hotels, the neighborhoods of San Francisco have their own distinct flavors. Fisherman’s Wharf is known for Pier 39, Ghirardelli Square, the new Madame Tussauds Wax Museum and as the starting point for tours to Alcatraz. Chinatown centers on Grant Street, the oldest street in the city. Another famous street, Lombard, is known as the “crookedest” street in the world.

Union Square pairs San Francisco luxury hotels and upscale shops with a renowned public square. Public transportation has also made its way into San Francisco’s culture by way of the famous cable cars—one of the few mobile National Historic Landmarks.

 

 Climate and Dress

 

San Francisco’s average high temperature in September is 70°F (21°C) and the average low temperature at night is 55°F (12°C).

The meeting encourages business casual attire. Meeting rooms are well air-conditioned and the inside temperature might be slightly warmer or cooler than you find comfortable. Therefore, it is suggested that you dress in layers (have a light jacket or shawl with you).