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Hotel Reservations

SIGGRAPH 2005 has negotiated discount rates for hotels in downtown Los Angeles. These discounts are available to SIGGRAPH 2005 attendees only. Please make your hotel reservation by 5 July. Reservations made after 5 July will be based on availability only.

Online Hotel Reservations

Or contact:

SIGGRAPH 2005 Housing
c/o ITS
108 Wilmot Road Suite 400
Deerfield, Illinois 60015 USA
800.974.9833 (Continental US and Canada)
+1.847.940.2386 fax
siggraph (at)

Attendees who use the SIGGRAPH 2005 hotel-reservation system receive a very rewarding booklet of discount coupons for downtown LA:
  • The best coffee outlets
  • Excellent restaurants and bars
  • Most museums and concert halls
  • The best business centers
  • Exceptional salons and shops

During the conference, the housing desk at the LA Convention Center distributes the coupon booklet to attendees who reserved their hotel rooms through ITS.

Air Travel

ITS, the official travel coordinator for the 32nd international SIGGRAPH conference, provides custom itineraries with the best routing and travel times available.

Fly on the official airline, United Airlines, and save on special discounts unavailable to the general public.

U.S. and Canada: United Airlines offers a 10% discount off the lowest applicable published fare when you book and ticket 30 days or more prior to travel. Save 5% off the lowest applicable published fare when you book within 29 days of travel. Discounts apply on all United, United Express, Ted, and UA code share flights (UA*) operated by US Airways, US Airways Express, and Air Canada. Applicable restrictions must be met.

Special United Airlines domestic area fares: set airfare prices based upon geographical locations. Two-day minimum stay required and seven-day advance purchase. Applicable restrictions must be met.

Full mileage credit for frequent-flyer-club members.

To receive the exclusive discounts, use the online air-travel reservation system or call ITS toll-free: 800.621.1083 (US and Canada).

Email: airtravel (@)

8:00 am to 5 pm Central time, Monday through Friday. $20.00 service fee per airline ticket issued. Save $5.00 when you book online.

Or call United Airlines directly at 800-521-4041 and reference ID #522YB.

Book early to take advantage of promotional fares that offer the greatest discount.

Car Rental

Avis and Budget rental car companies offer discounts of 10% off the applicable rental rates when reservations are made in conjunction with United Airlines air reservations.

Enterprise Rent A Car
Enterprise, the official car rental company for SIGGRAPH 2005, offers a discounted rate at the airports and at all of its Los Angeles locations for all SIGGRAPH 2005 attendees. Rates are valid 30 days before and 30 days after SIGGRAPH 2005.

To reserve an Enterprise car, call the toll-free number (800.593.0505) and mention discount code 32H7421, or use the online reservation system.

Hertz Car Rental
Hertz is an official car rental company for SIGGRAPH 2005. For reservations, call I.T.S. or Hertz at 800.654.2240 in the US; 800.263.0600 in Canada; +1.416.620.9620 in Toronto or from other locations at +1.405.749.4434. Or reserve your car online:


Refer to CV#010L0047.

Rates are based on roundtrip rentals. Meeting rates are guaranteed from one week prior through one week after SIGGRAPH 2005 and are subject to car availability. Advance reservations are recommended; blackout dates may apply. Government surcharges, taxes, airport-related fees, vehicle licensing fees, and optional items are extra. Minimum rental age is 25.

Metro Rail

The best alternative to congested freeways and expensive parking. Metro Rail offers convenient service from Los Angeles International Airport to the convention center and downtown hotels. From downtown, Metro Rail subways provide quick access to Pasadena, Hollywood, and Universal City. Metro Rail System Map (1MB PDF)

Shuttle Service

SIGGRAPH 2005 provides complimentary shuttle service between most conference hotels and the Los Angeles Convention Center. Check the shuttle flyer and signs in the hotel lobbies for exact details. If you require special transportation assistance, please call The Convention Store, SIGGRAPH's official shuttle company (ask for Sean Higgins), at: 800.285.0001.