Document number: WG14 N941

Author: Jonathan E. Caves

Microsoft Corporation

Date: March 19th, 2001


October 2001 WG14/WG21 Meeting




WG14 – Monday, October 15th – Friday, October 19th

WG21 – Sunday, October 21st

WG21/X3J16 – Monday, October 22nd – Friday, October 26th


Note: OOPSLA 2001 is October 14th – October 18th




Microsoft Conference Center

Microsoft Corporation

One Microsoft Way

Redmond, WA 98052


This is located at:


16070 NE 36th Way

Redmond, WA 98052


Note: it is likely that the Sunday evening WG21 meeting will be held in the hotel.


Microsoft will provide transportation each day between the recommended hotel and the campus conference center.




          The recommended hotel is:


Residence Inn

7575 164th Ave NE

Redmond, WA 98052


Phone: 425-497-9926

Fax: 425-497-1909


The rate is $169.00 + Tax a night - Please mention that you are attending the Microsoft Meeting when making a booking with the hotel.


This a new hotel in Redmond Town Center – an outdoor mall/town center with shops (including an REI with an indoor climbing wall), a cinema, and plenty of cafes and restaurants. There are also plenty of restaurants in “old” Redmond Town Center just a short walk or drive away.


The hotel’s website contains a link to a page with a map and driving directions from SeaTac International Airport.


Other hotels in the area include:


Homestead Village Guest Suites

15805 NE 28th St
Bellevue, WA 98008


Phone: 425-885-6675

Fax: 425-885-5956


Notes: Very close to Microsoft, cheaper, no restaurants within easy walking distance.


Marriott Courtyard

14615 NE 29th Pl

Bellevue, WA 98008


Phone: 425-869-5300

Fax: 425-883-9122


Notes: Closer to Microsoft, a few restaurants within walking distance.



The Seattle area airport is SeaTac located about 20 miles south of Seattle. All major US carriers fly into SeaTac. There are also direct flights from London, Copenhagen, and Tokyo.

All major Car Hire companies are represented at the airport. There is an Airport Shuttle Service that provides a reasonably priced service from the airport to all the area hotels.


Here are some of the restaurants within easy walking distance of the Residence Inn

Cucina Cucina - Pasta/Pizza - definitely more Californian than Tuscan

Claim Jumper - Steaks/Chops - huge portions

Il Bacio - A personal favorite - real Italian food without a pizza in sight

Thai Ginger - Average Thai food in a better than average environment

Six Degrees - An American Bistro

What to do in Seattle

For general Seattle area information see

No visit to Seattle is complete without a trip to the Space Needle - just make sure you pick a sunny day.

While you are in the area you should visit the Experience Music Project - love it or hate you cannot ignore this Rock Music "Museum".

Seattle Opera are playing Rusalka by Antonin Dvorak - this is the original Little Mermaid Story.

On State Route 202 about 10-15 minutes drive from the Residence Inn is "Alcohol Corner" - this is the home of Chateau Ste. Michelle, Columbia Winery, and a Redhook Brewery.

One word of warning - trying to get from the Eastside (where Microsoft is located) into downtown Seattle on a weekday evening can be difficult. If you do decided to go in to Seattle try to carpool and also, if possible, leave after 6:30pm. This site lets you track the traffic conditions on the bridges - Redmond is located at the eastern end of 520.

There is also an weekday express bus service from the Redmond to Seattle - STExpress. The terminus in Redmond is not too far from the Residence Inn and the route goes through the Microsoft Campus.