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Practical Tools For Innovation
O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference
January 28-31, 2002 -- Tucson, AZ
Chambered Nautilus

Hotel and Travel Information

Hotel Info | Shuttle Schedule | Travel Assistance | Rental Car | Airline Tickets

Hotel Information

Additional Hotels | Room Sharing

Conference Headquarters

Westin Tucson

North of Tucson in the lush Sonora Desert, nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains and surrounded by desert gardens and natural rock formations, The Westin La Paloma offers luxurious guest rooms, a myriad recreational activities and the superb service expected at a AAA Four Diamond Award resort.

To make your hotel reservations call:

1-800-WESTIN-1 - or - call the hotel directly at: 520-742-6000

The cutoff date for the hotel discount is Friday, December 28, 2001.


Traditional Guest Room: $220

All rates are single or double occupancy. Guest rooms have been reserved in the "Traditional" and "Deluxe" categories. All rooms are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. All room rates listed above do not include a 7.5% local & state tax (subject to change without notice).

To be eligible for the discounted room rates, you must identify yourself as attending the "O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference" when reserving your room.

Please provide 24-hours notice when cancelling your reservation to avoid deposit forfeiture or penalties.

Resort Service Fee

A Resort Services Fee will apply to all guest rooms utilized. This fee is $11.00 per room, per day (exclusive of 7.5% sales tax) confirmed through December 31, 2001. The RSF includes local calls and long distance access (toll-free, credit card and collect calls), coffee and newspaper in each guest room, admission to the health club weight room and regularly scheduled aerobics classes. The Resort Services Fees are posted directly to individual room accounts.

Hotel Address
The Westin La Paloma Resort and Spa
3800 E. Sunrise Drive
Tucson, Arizona 85718
Phone: (520)742-6000
Fax: (520) 577-5878
Getting There

  • From Tucson International Airport

    Driving: Take Tucson Boulevard North and turn right on Valencia to Alvernon which turns into Golf Links. Turn left onto Swan and then left onto Sunrise Drive. Proceed to Via Palomita and turn left into the hotel entrance.

    Arizona Stagecoach: The Arizona Stagecoach, charter bus service, can transport you and your party from the Tucson International Airport to the Westin La Paloma Resort.

    Visit the Arizona Stagecoach online or stop by their counters inside the Tucson airport terminals for pricing and ticket information.

  • From Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

    Take Sky Harbor Boulevard East and merge right onto AZ-153 South. Take the AZ-143 South/Hohokam Expressway ramp. Turn left onto W. Broadway Road. Take I-10 East towards Tucson. Take exit number 248 and merge onto W. Ina Road. W. Ina Road becomes E. Skyline Road. Continue straight and turn onto E. Sunrise Road.

    Arizona Shuttle

    $24 one way
    $43 round-trip

    The Arizona Shuttle van departs from the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport every day beginning at 6:30 am. Shuttle vans continue to depart from the Phoenix airport every hour on the half-hour. Shuttle services end at 11:30 pm.

    The shuttle van stops at three different locations in Tucson:
    1. 5350 East Speedway - Arizona Shuttle corporate offices.
    **This is the closest stop for Bioinformatic Conference attendees to depart the shuttle.

    2. 4900 West Ina Road - Circle K convenience store

    3. 1610 East 6th Street - Cirlce K convenience store

    If you would like to hail a taxi cab to transport you from the shuttle stop to the Westin La Paloma Resort, inform your shuttle van driver and they will call a taxi for you.

    For transportation back to the Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, pick up the shuttle van at any one of the three drop off locations in Tucson. Shuttle service back to Phoenix begins at 4:00 am every day and runs every hour, on the hour until 9:00 pm.

    For more information, visit Arizona Shuttle online or contact the reservations desk at 1-800-888-2749.


  • Self Parking: Free
  • Valet Parking: $12 Per Night
Please Note: Parking fees are approximate and completely subject to change without notice.

Shuttle Schedule

O'Reilly & Associates will be providing free shuttle service to exciting Tucson attractions and night life. Tour attractions such as the BioSphere 2, Colossal Cave and Sabino Canyon. Service will also be provided between the Westin La Paloma and the Marriott Towne Place Suites for the convenience of those attendees who are staying at the Marriott. View the complete Shuttle Schedule to plan your excursions.

Room Sharing

If you wish to save on your housing costs, you may wish to room-share. We have set up a room-share email list to facilitate finding a suitable roommate. Please visit the Room Sharing page to submit your information and be added to the mail list. The list will be updated and broadcast weekly.

Additional Hotels

If you require alternate accomodation, please contact our travel coordinator, Vivian Russell.

Travel Assistance

Vivian Russell Logo To make travel arrangements which include the special O'Reilly discounts on United Airlines and Hertz rental cars, and discounts on hotels (other than the conference headquarters hotel), attendees are encouraged to call the official O'Reilly conference travel planner:

Vivian Russell Travel Services
182 Farmers Lane, Suite 102C
Santa Rosa, CA 95405
Phone: (707) 525-0550
Fax: (707) 525-0560

Rental Car

Should you choose to make travel arrangements independently, you may contact Hertz directly to receive the special O'Reilly discount on rental cars at the O'Reilly Bioinformatics Technology Conference. To reserve a car with your special rate, call Hertz:

Hertz Logo
1-800-654-2240 in the U.S.
1-800-263-0600 in Canada
1-405-749-4434 outside of these areas

or call your nearest Hertz reservation center, your corporate travel department or your travel agent. You must give the agent the Hertz CV#: 01XY0016.

Airline Tickets

United Air Logo O'Reilly & Associates is pleased to announce that it has been able to secure a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. If you are making your travel arrangements independently, you are encouraged to call United Airlines' toll free number: 1-800-521-4041 to receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable discount fare, including First Class, or, a 10% discount off the unrestricted mid-week coach fare. United will also offer an additional 5% off of those tickets purchased at least 60 days in advance. Discounts also apply on Shuttle by United and United Express flights. You must refer to Meeting ID Number 552QL in order to receive the conference attendee discount.

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