Hotel and Transportation Information

SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences (GS19)

Hotel & Transportation Information

Hotel Reservation Deadline



Houston Marriott Westchase

2900 Briarpark Drive, Houston, Texas 77042, USA
Phone: +1-713-978-7400
Toll free Reservations (USA and Canada): 800-452-5110

Government Rate

$131++ per night

Please call the hotel at +1-713-978-7400 to receive a government rate. When making reservations by phone, be sure to identify yourself as a government employee attending the SIAM Conference on Mathematical & Computational Issues in the Geosciences (GS19). Government employees are encouraged to reserve a room in the conference block at the group rate of $131.00. The negotiated group rate is below the standard GSA rates.

*Student ID must be presented upon check-in. SIAM is able to negotiate a limited number of special student rate rooms.

Please book early as these rooms sell out quickly!

Welcome Reception

When making your reservation, remember that the Welcome Reception is scheduled for Sunday, March 10. This is an excellent networking opportunity!

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Conference Location

Houston Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark Drive Houston, Texas 77042, USA
Phone: +1-713-978-7400
Toll Free Phone: 800-452-5110


Posted rates apply.

Transportation Information

Additional Information

Hotel Location

The Westchase section of Houston is conveniently located near key Houston landmarks like NRG Stadium, Rice University, Houston Galleria Mall, and home to local businesses such as National Oilwell Varco, Honeywell, and BMC Software. A few minutes from the hotel is the I-10 Energy Corridor, a business hotspot for Energy powerhouses like ExxonMobil, Shell, BP, Schlumberger and many others.

Did You Know?

Your support in staying at the Houston Marriott Westchase helps keep the conference costs down, which directly affects your registration fees. SIAM guarantees the hotel that we will fill a certain number of “room nights” (rooms per night) during the conference. SIAM incurs penalties if too many attendees opt to stay in other hotels in the area or neglect to indicate to the hotel that they are with the SIAM conference. At this time, conference costs do not include meeting room rental. If SIAM fails to fill the contracted room block, SIAM is charged the cost for the meeting rooms on a daily basis, along with a hefty penalty. Future registration fees could increase to cover these additional risks.


SIAM is holding a block of rooms at the Houston Marriott Westchase. These rooms are being held on a first-come, first-served basis at the following discounted rates. Please be aware the room block fills quickly, so we suggest you make your hotel and travel plans early.

The group rate is guaranteed until the cutoff date or until the room block is full. If rooms are available after the cutoff date, they will be offered at the best available rate.

Reservation Deadline – Monday, February 11, 2019 (or until the room block is filled)

Single/Double Room Rate: $159 per night plus 17% tax
Government Rate: $131 per night plus 17% tax
Student Rate: $140 per night plus 17% tax
Student ID must be presented upon check-in. SIAM is able to negotiate a limited number of special student rate rooms. Please book early as these rooms sell out quickly!

Room rates include complimentary internet access.
All rooms based on availability.
All rates are subject to state and local occupancy taxes.

In the event that you find a lower room rate, please make the reservation at the lower rate and notify SIAM via email immediately. By doing this you will receive the lower rate and be counted towards the SIAM room block.  However, please be aware by booking outside the SIAM room block at a lower rate, you may not receive the same benefits as rooms reserved in the SIAM room block (i.e complimentary Internet access).

In order to receive the SIAM rate, please make your reservations using the appropriate online reservation link or by calling the hotel directly and identifying yourself as a SIAM attendee:

Toll Free Reservations (USA and Canada): +1-800-452-5110
Direct Telephone Number: +1-713-978-7400.

Do not make your reservation online using the hotel’s general web site, as this will not allow you to obtain the SIAM group rate. Be sure to use the online reservation link above if making reservations online. Remember to get your confirmation number!

Reservations are not confirmed until acknowledged in writing by the hotel or verified by phone. Be sure to get a confirmation number from the hotel and be prepared to provide that number to the front desk clerk upon check-in at the hotel.


If you need to change or cancel your reservation, you must contact the hotel by 6:00 p.m. on your scheduled arrival date to avoid a cancellation fee. You can contact the hotel at +1-800-452-5110 (USA and Canada) or +1-713-978-7400. Remember to get a cancellation number!

Check-In and Check-Out

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m.


The Houston Marriott Westchase requires a credit card to confirm and guarantee your reservation. The hotel will send out email confirmations upon request.

Health Facilities

Hotel guests will have complimentary use of the fitness center and pool in the Houston Marriott Westchase.

Telephone Messages

The hotel operator can be reached at +1-713-978-7400. Telephone messages can be left in guest rooms for guests staying in the hotel.

Hotel Room Sharing Form

The hotel room sharing form is now available here.


By Air

SIAM has selected Uniglobe Wings Travel to assist attendees in making travel arrangements. To book your reservations through Uniglobe Wings Travel, contact Amy Hueber at +1-215-628-3322 or toll free (US and Canada) at 866-71-WINGS. Press two (2) when you hear the recording, and ask to be transferred to Amy. Be sure to mention you are attending the SIAM/GS19. Uniglobe Wings Travel will issue your ticket and mail it to you. Please be aware there is a fee for this service.

You also have the choice of using your own travel agent or an internet service. There are many web sites available to allow you to search for and purchase airline tickets online. Expedia, Orbitz, and Travelocity are just a few.

Ground Transportation

George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the William P Hobby Airport do not offer Super Shuttle service, however, meeting attendees can review the Super Shuttle website prior to traveling to determine if Super Shuttle is being offered in their respective city when making local transportation arrangements. Super Shuttle offers a 10% discount to SIAM conference attendees.

To make reservations and receive the discount, please visit the Super Shuttle website. When you are checking out, enter the code 4MGKB in the “DISCOUNT CODE” box on the first page of the website.

Public Transportation from Airport

Taxis are available at the airport for transportation to the hotel. Please visit the Houston Marriott Westchase website, and click on “Map” to find local directions. SIAM also suggests you contact the hotel directly for any information about sharing transportation. Additional ground transportation information is available on the George Bush Intercontinental Airport website and the William P Hobby Airport website.

By Train

Amtrak has a rail station in Houston. To make train reservations through Amtrak, call (800) USA-RAIL, visit the Amtrak website, or contact Uniglobe Wings Travel. Taxis are available at the train station for transportation to the hotel.

Rental Cars

Many major car rental companies have offices inside the airport terminal. You can make yourarrangements when you arrive at the airport or you can make them through Uniglobe Wings Travel or your own travel agent. Uniglobe Wings Travel can make your car rental reservations at the same time you make your flight reservations. See information above regarding how to reach Uniglobe Wings Travel.

Driving Directions

If renting a car, please obtain a map and directions from your rental car company. Another option is to visit Google Maps, or another similar web site. SIAM highly recommends you contact the hotel directly at +1-713-978-7400 or visit their web site for driving directions.