SIGIR'98 Accor Hotels

21st Annual International ACM SIGIR Conference on
Research and Development in Information Retrieval

Melbourne, Australia

August 24 - 28, 1998


The following hotels have offered discounted rates to SIGIR'98 attendees. To make a reservation, enter your details into the form, select the hotel of your choice, and then click on the "format" button. A fresh page will be returned to you. Please print that page at your local printer, write your Credit Card information into the spaces provided, and then fax or mail it directly to the hotel. Please note that your information and preferences will not be retained at this website; you must make your own reservations with the hotel of your choice. This page is intended only to assist you in that process, not make the reservation.

Hotel Sofitel Melbourne

25 Collins Street, Melbourne
Phone +61-3-96530000; Fax +61-3-96504261
The hosting venue for most of the conference events, this five-star establishment is located in the heart of Melbourne's business district. Newly refurbished and luxuriously appointed accommodation rooms feature magnificent views, writing desk, and two-line phone including a fax/modem jack.
Sofitel King Rooms: $A205 per night.

Novotel Melbourne on Collins

270 Collins Street, Melbourne
Phone +61-3-96505800; Fax +61-3-96501110
A short walk (less than ten minutes) or tram ride down Collins Street from the Sofitel, and close to the Melbourne Town Hall, the location of the Tutorials and Workshops, the four-star Novotel is built over the spectacle of the Australia on Collins shopping plaza, and is close to restuarants, shops, and theatres.
Standard Rooms: from $A176 per night.

Hotel Ibis Melbourne

15-21 Therry Street, Melbourne
Phone +61-3-96392399; Fax +61-3-96391988
The three-star Ibis is onveniently located in North Melbourne, close to the coach (and airport shuttle) terminals and rental car agencies, and a short walk from the Queen Victoria Market, Chinatown, and Daimaru shopping complexes. The Melbourne Town Hall is about 15 minutes on foot, or five minutes by tram, and the Hotel Sofitel a further 10 minutes walk from there. (The Ibis is also be the best-placed hotel for access to the University of Melbourne and RMIT, but note that no conference functions will take place at either institution.)
Standard Rooms: from $A116 per night.

Other Options

There are many other hotel options. The Sofitel, Novotel, and Ibis are listed separately here because they are all part of the Accor chain and have offered discounted room rates as a standard part of the conference package.

Complete this form if you wish to book at one of the three Accor hotels

Full name:
Postal address:

The hotel I wish to stay at is:
  Hotel Sofitel Melbourne
  Novotel Melbourne on Collins
  Hotel Ibis Melbourne

I prefer a:
  Single room
  Double room
  Twin room (two single beds)
and I am a:

And I plan to:
Arrive on:
Depart on:
(Checkin after 2:00pm; checkout prior to 11am.)

Click on the "Format" button to create a reservations letter. Then print that letter, add your credit card details by hand, and fax the letter to the hotel of your choice.

This form does not automatically create a reservation; you must contact the hotel yourself by faxing the formatted letter.

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Alistair Moffat
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3 March 1998.