The Hilton Anchorage Hotel
serves as both the conference venue and conference hotel, located within a 10 minute
drive from Ted Stevens International Airport (see Travel information)
and two short blocks from the Alaska Railroad Depot. Standing tall as
the largest hotel in Alaska, the Hilton Anchorage balances world renown Hilton
service and a genuine sense of Alaskan Hospitality.
The hotel guest rooms have magnificent views of the Chugach Mountain Range,
Cook Inlet or sweeping Anchorage vistas with a IEEE SMC 2011 conference nightly
rate of only $139 USD.
The Fitness Center includes a complimentary health club, an indoor heated swimming
pool and steam rooms with the spectacular view of Cook Inlet and the Alaska
Mountain Range. Guest rooms feature efficient work areas, complete
with data ports and high-speed Internet access. The hotel's 24-hour self service
business center offers full PC access, high-speed Internet, laptop stations with
wireless/hard wired Internet access, printing, faxing, and copying. Complimentary
high-speed wireless Internet access is available in the hotel lobby.
The conference hotel is located in Downtown Anchorage where conference delegates are
sure to remember their Alaskan dining experience whether dining within the Hilton
Anchorage Hotel or at over 100 dining options in and surrounding the Downtown area.
is a unique destination offering facilities, services, and attractions that will make
for a memorable 2011 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics.
It is surrounded by spectacular mountains and wilderness offering a unique combination
of wilderness and modern city life, while also serving as a world-class meeting and
"Big Wild Life" is the city's trademark slogan with 120 miles of
recreational trails, an "urban" salmon fishing river, and a diversity of cultures.
Anchorage is known as the City of Lights and Flowers and is dotted with attractive parks,
often with ubiquitous moose that show up in the yards and gardens throughout town.
Anchorage has long been plagued with many a misconception about being cold
and dark. The truth is, Anchorage is far south of the Arctic Circle. Protected by
the Chugach Mountains and warmed by Japanese currents of the Pacific Ocean, the
climate is actually quite mild year-round. Spring through fall,
Anchorage's climate is similar to San Francisco's spring weather.
During IEEE SMC 2011 in early October, average temperature is 43°F/6°C.
The heart of Downtown
is well known for being a very "walkable" destination.
Conference delegates will be able to simply walk to the best Anchorage has to
offer including a variety of easily accessible recreation, shopping, dining and
cultural opportunities that one might typically expect in any medium sized city
in the USA.