Hotels, Transportation, Visa

The International Magnetics Conference, Intermag 2003, will be held from Sunday, March 30, until Thursday, April 3, 2003, at the Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts. The deadline for getting special conference rates is March 30, 2003 [NEW DEADLINE].

This page contains the following information:

  1. Instruction on booking on-line reservations at the Boston Marriott Copley Place.
  2. Instructions on booking reservations at the Boston Marriott Copley Place by fax/mail.
  3. Information regarding travel in the Boston area.
  4. Visa information for foreign visitors


1) How do I book reservations at the conference hotel on-line?

In the heart of Boston's historic Back Bay, The Boston Marriott Copley Place is an anchor hotel in Boston's posh 9 1/2 acre Copley Place development. The hotel has easy access to over 200 upscale shops and restaurants and an 11-screen cinema. All reservations must be made by March 30, 2003 [NEW DEADLINE] to take advantage of the special Intermag 2003 group rates.

  1. Go to www.Marriott.com.
  2. Enter Boston, Massachusetts and click "FIND".
  3. Select Boston Marriott Copley Place.
  4. Click on "Check Rates/Reserve Room" (top of left column).
  5. Choose dates for check-in and check-out.
  6. Scroll down to "Group Code" and enter one of the 7 letter codes depending on the number of people in the room:

    Number of People Code Group Rate
    Single (1 person) Inminma $176.00
    Double (2 ppl) Inminma $196.00
    Triple (3 ppl) Inminmb $216.00
    Quad (4 ppl) Inminmc $236.00

  7. Click on "Reserve It" to make reservation.
  8. Complete all required fields in the online reservation form.
  9. A credit card number is required.
  10. A confirmation number will be issued when reservation is complete. Please print out the confirmation sheet as a record of your transaction. An electronic copy will also be sent to your email account.

2) How do I book reservations at the Boston Marriott Copley Place by fax/mail?

In the heart of Boston's historic Back Bay, The Boston Marriott Copley Place is an anchor hotel in Boston's posh 9 1/2 acre Copley Place development. The hotel has easy access to over 200 upscale shops and restaurants and an 11-screen cinema.

Please download and print the lodging reservation form.

To make your reservation, please mail or fax your lodging reservation form directly to the Boston Marriott Copley Place, Boston, Massachusetts, USA by March 30, 2003 [NEW DEADLINE] to:

Intermag 2003 Advance Program
Boston Marriott Copley Place
110 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02116 USA
Toll Free: 1-800-228-9290
Fax 1-617- 587-5191

When calling, please identify yourself as an attendee of the Intermag 2003 group.

Reservations made after March 30, 2003 [NEW DEADLINE] will be confirmed subject to availability of space and special group rates. Hotel confirmations will be sent directly to you from the Boston Marriott.

For more information on the Boston Marriott Copley Place please visit their web site at www.Marriott.com/bosco/copley.

A credit card is required at the time of booking to guarantee all reservations. All reservation must be canceled no later than 6 p.m. day of arrival; otherwise the credit card will be charged the 1st nights room and tax, with the remaining nights of the stay canceled. Check-in time is 4:00 p.m. Check-out time for all guests is 12:00 a.m.


3) Where can I find information about transportation in the Boston area?

Extensive construction is still under way at Boston's Logan Airport, its roadway connections to Boston and along the waterfront. It is generally recommended not to rent a car. Cab fare from Logan to the Marriott Copley is about $25. Bus service is available from City Transportation Boston Hotel Shuttle every 15 minutes from 6 AM to midnight for about $9.50 each way. For those interested in a tour of Boston's historic Metropolitan Transit System ("The T"), a free airport shuttle bus (No. 22, 33 or 55) can get you to the Logan T stop "Airport". From there you take the blue line inbound to "Government Center"; change to the green line (west) and get off at "Copley". The fare is $1. For a map, please visit: www.mbta.com.

In addition, the Greater Boston Convention and Visitor's Bureau has a comprehensive guide regarding transportation, dining, entertainment, museums, etc. for visitors.


4) Do I need a VISA for entry into the USA?

VISA REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY INTO THE USA:

Citizens of other countries must carry a valid passport and visa to enter the USA. Foreign participants should contact the United States Embassy, Consulate, or Office of Tourism in their home country AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to determine their particular visa requirements. If you need a personal letter of invitation to attend Intermag 2003, please contact Courtesy Associates at intermag@courtesyassoc.com. You must provide your full name and complete mailing address. An original, signed letter will be sent to you via standard mail service since only an original copy (not faxed or E-Mail version) will be accepted with the visa application. Please note that the Intermag Conference cannot and will not contact or intervene with any U.S. Embassy or Consulate office on a participant's behalf.