Hotel Information

Fourth IEEE International Symposium on

August 1-4, 1995
The Ritz Carlton
Pentagon City, VA



HPDC-4 will be held at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel just outside the downtown Washington, D.C., area in Pentagon City, Virginia. The Ritz-Carlton is located on the Metrorail line, 10 minutes from the Smithsonian Museums and downtown business area. The 150-store Fashion Centre Mall adjoins the hotel. National Airport is five minutes away. Visitors can enjoy the ethnic neighborhoods, countless sightseeing opportunities, and excellent entertainment available in Washington. Almost every country in the world is represented here, creating an interesting mix of language and traditions. Plan to spend some extra time to take advantage of this exciting city.

Weather: Summer weather in Washington is warm and humid. Conference rooms are air-conditioned. You will want to bring clothes for both conditions.

Transportation: The hotel is two stops from National Airport via the blue Metrorail line and five minutes by taxi. International participants may arrive at Dulles Airport, 26 miles west of the city, where taxi service is available. The hotel is 15 minutes from Amtrak's Union Station and is also convenient by car. Parking is $17 per day in the hotel's garage.

Social Event: Monuments by Moonlight On Thursday evening HPDC participants will board specially chartered trolleys for a tour of the Capitol buildings and monuments by moonlight. You will enjoy an effortless visit to several hard-to-reach sites, including the Lincoln, Jefferson, and Vietnam Veterans memorials. See Capitol Washington from the roof of the Kennedy Center. Finish with a get-together reception at trendy Union Station before returning to our hotel.

Email service will be provided to attendees at the hotel.


Please contact the Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Pentagon City, Virginia, directly at 703-415-5000 for room reservations. The HPDC-4 rate is $115 single/double accommodation. Reservation cut-off date is Tuesday, July 11, 1995; reservations made after this date will be on a space-available basis only. In order to receive our special rates be sure to tell the Ritz Carlton that you are a participant in the HPDC-4 Symposium

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