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PIUG 2012 Biotechnology Meeting

Competitive Intelligence - Meeting Current Challenges in Biotechnology

Overview | Program | Conference Materials (PIUG members only) | Accommodations | Travel | Workshops | Networking

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Merck Research Laboratories
33 Avenue Louis Pasteur
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 992-2000

Hotel Information

Conference Hotel: Hotel Commonwealth
500 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, Massachusetts 02215
Phone: 857.233.0520 or 888.509.2476
Facsimile: 617.266.6888

  • 1.9 miles from Merck Research Laboratories
  • General Manager: Adam Sperling, 857.233.0520
  • General questions or inquiries:
  • Directions
  • $20-40 by taxicab from Logan Airport

Please note:

  • If you plan to stay at the Hotel Commonwealth, you must make your own hotel reservation directly with the hotel. Registering for the meeting does not reserve a hotel room for you.
  • Each guest is responsible for his or her own charges and must secure reservations by credit card.
  • Cancellations must be made by noon prior to the day of arrival in order to avoid penalty.
  • Check in after 3:00pm and check out by 12:00pm.
  • Secure reservations prior to Friday, January 12, 2012. After this date, all remaining blocked rooms will be released.
  • Identify "PIUG 2012 Biotech Meeting Accommodations" when calling.
  • For reservations, call toll-free (866) 784-4000 or (617) 532-5019.

The PIUG preferred room rate is $193 per night (plus 14.5% room tax) for February 6-8, 2012, and includes complimentary:

  • in-room high speed internet access and Wi-Fi capability
  • wireless printing capability from guest room (up to 50 pages)
  • use of the Fitness Center
  • morning newspaper (international newspapers upon request)
  • shoeshine service.
  • 24 hour Business Center and Technology Help Desk

Options for conference parking at the Merck site include:

  • 333 Longwood Avenue Garage: $35 for 6-24 hrs
  • Longwood Galleria: $31 for 6-24 hrs  ($18/night for Best Western guests)
Directions from Hotel Commonwealth to Merck by subway (recommended by the MBTA):
  • Depart from Kenmore Station - Inbound
  • Take Green- D Line - Government Center To Park St Station
  • Arrive at Park St Station - Green Line Eastbound
  • Depart from Park St Station - Green Line - E Line
  • Arrive at Longwood Med Area - Outbound

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