FOCS 2001        

The 42nd Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science

Las Vegas, Nevada
  October 14-17, 2001

Hotel Information

The 42nd Annual Symposium on Foundations of Computer Science (FOCS 2001), sponsored by the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Mathematical Foundations of Computing, will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 14-17, 2001, at the Tropicana Hotel. There is a block of rooms at the Tropicana reserved for the conference at the special rate of $75/night Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, and $129/night Saturday.
The room block will be held until 5:00 PM PDT September 18, 2001. Note extension of deadline. Our time zone is -7:00, so that's midnight GMT. The hotel's room reservation department on the cut-off date must receive all requests for reservations. Once inside this cut-off date, any additional reservations will be accepted on a space available basis and may be subject to the prevailing rate.
Deadline Extended to September 18. The Tropicana will hold the room block until September 18 or the block is used up, whichever happens first. Because of the large demand, the Tropicana has added more rooms to the block.

Alternatively, arrive Sunday morning in Las Vegas. The usual airline rule that fares are cheaper if you stay over Saturday night, which is intended to discriminate against business travelers, does not apply to travel to Las Vegas, because the proportion of business travelers to tourists is so much lower than usual. Also, unlike most cities, where hotels have vacancies over weekends, rooms are hard to get in Las Vegas Friday and Saturday nights. The tutorials start late Sunday morning, and the terminal is very close to the Tropicana (you could walk it in half an hour if you didn't have luggage to carry; I've walked it), so consider arriving Sunday.

To reserve a room:

Other hotels near the Tropicana.
The Tropicana Hotel is practically adjacent to the airport, and only two miles by foot from the terminal (I've walked it.) It is also less than two miles to UNLV. You can get a shuttle to the hotel in the taxi area of the airport.
The Tropicana occupies the Southeast corner of "Four Corners," the busiest intersection in Nevada, where Tropicana Avenue crosses Las Vegas Boulevard (the "Strip"). You needn't soil your soles visiting Four Corners; you can get from the Tropicana to the MGM Grand, New York New York, the Excalibur, the Luxor, and the Mandalay Bay, all without descending to the sidewalk.
There is a free tram from the MGM Grand Hotel, across the avenue from the Tropicana, which takes you about a mile northward to the center part of the strip. In addition, there is a free tram from the Monte Carlo, adjacent to New York New York, which takes you to the Bellagio, from which there is an overhead bridge to Caesar's Palace, which connects to the Forum Shops, an indoors but virtually outdoors, shopping center, complete with street cafes and talking Roman gods.
There is no need to rent a car for the conference if you plan to confine your visit to the Strip.

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Lawrence Larmore (Local Arrangements Chair)