MSA Modernist Studies Association 6th Annual Conference



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October 21-24, 2004, Hyatt Regency Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Hyatt Regency Vancouver
655 Burrard Street
Vancouver, B.C.
V6C 2R7 Canada
Tel: 604.683.1234
Fax: 604.689.3707

After an $18 million renovation, Hyatt Regency Vancouver reopened in March 2002. Guests will find a West Coast look prominent throughout. Guest rooms are now the largest in the city. The hotel is centrally located in the heart of the downtown business and entertainment core. The location which overlooks a mountain-rimmed harbour, is adjacent to shopping in Royal Centre, and is two blocks from Robson Street and Pacific Centre.

Special MSA Conference Rates

The Hyatt is offering MSA 6 delegates the best rate in town for a luxury hotel. The conference rate is Canadian $139.00 (~US $106) per night, single or double occupancy. A local tax of 10% is charged on hotel accommodation plus 7% Goods and Services Tax.

Making Your Room Reservation

You are responsible for booking your accommodation at the Hyatt Regency Vancouver by Monday, September 20, 2004. Rooms reserved after that date (or after the block has been filled) will be booked at the group rate on a space available basis. Rates are also valid for 3 days pre/post conference (based on availability).

You can mail or fax the accommodation reservation form (PDF file attached) to the hotel. Or you can make your reservations on-line by linking to:

If you book on line, use the group code: G-SFUX

You can also make your reservation by phone but make sure you ask for the Modernist Studies Association – 6th Annual Conference rate.

Room Deposit/No Show Policy

To guarantee your reservation, please provide a major credit card (Amex, VISA, MasterCard, En Route, Diners Club, Discover). You will not be charged a cancellation charge if you cancel your reservation twenty-four (24) hours prior to your arrival date. Late cancellations and no shows will be charged one night’s room and tax.

Parking is available in the lot underneath the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. The cost for hotel guests is Canadian $24.00/day. Daily Parking is also available (CDN $3 for 1/2 hour) to a maximum of CDN $13 until 6:00 p.m. Evening rates apply.

Airport Bus Service

The Airporter bus runs from Vancouver International Airport to the Hyatt Regency Hotel. Buses depart from the pick-up area outside level 2 at the Vancouver International Airport every thirty (30) minutes. Tickets can be purchased from the driver. Cost one way into Vancouver is currently CDN $12 or CDN $18 return. Buses operate between 8:55 am and 11:30 pm.

Buses drop/pick-up passengers on Melville Street located at hotel’s North Entrance. Enter hotel at street level and take the escalator to the lobby. Buses depart from the Hyatt every twenty (20) minutes between 9:34 am and 10:24 pm. Taxi service (estimate $25-30 into town) is also available. Travel time from the airport is 30-35 minutes.

Alternative Hotel Accommodation
A small number of rooms have been reserved at the Days Inn Vancouver Downtown, 921 West Pender Street, Vancouver. This hotel is located three (3) blocks north of the Hyatt Regency Vancouver. A room rate of Canadian $72 per night (single/double occupancy) is being offered to MSA members. Rates are subject to a hotel tax of 10% and 7% Goods and Services Tax.
Tel. (North America toll free): 1.877.681.4335
Direct Dial: 604.681.4335
Fax: 604.681.7808

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