Within the last 2 days, SIGAda'99 attendees booked every last room at the Crowne Plaza (significantly beyond the # in the room block we had reserved). Therefore, we have arranged small room blocks (10 & 20 rooms) at competitive rates at two very nearby, smaller hotels. Blocks are being held for the week of SIGAda'99 until OCTOBER 1 or until exhausted at: (1) PORTOFINO INN: 260 Portofino Way, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (.1 mile west of the Crowne Plaza, literally "on" the Pacific) 310-379-8481 Tell Reservations that you're with the "SIGAda'99" group to get our $109 group rate here. (2) BEST WESTERN SUNRISE: 400 N. Harbor Drive, Redondo Beach, CA 90277 (right across the street from the Crowne Plaza) 310-376-0746 Tell Reservations that you're with the "SIGAda'99" group to get our $99 group rate here. On Oct.1 any unused rooms in these blocks will be released back into the hotel inventory. After that, or after our blocks are exhausted, you can ask for our group rate on an "as available" basis; you should get it if the hotel is not overall booked >= 90% capacity. -Hal http://www.acm.org/sigada/conf/sigada99 PS to DAVID HARRISON: Plz put a prominent notice about overflow hotels right at the top of the conf. webpage (so people see it without even scrolling) and link to a new page with the above info. Thanks.