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The 2011 International Conference on Collaboration Technologies and Systems
(CTS 2011)

May 23-27, 2011
The Sheraton University City Hotel
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

CTS 2011 Location Information

The Hotel’s staff will assist guests at the hotel with local information as needed.
Lodging (Numbers match locations on Hotel Map below.)

1.    Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel
         3549 Chestnut Street (36th and Chestnut Streets)
         Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19104 
         Phone:   (215) 387-8000     
         Fax: (215) 387-7920

Special rate is available to all CTS 2011 attendees on first-come-first-serve basis by the cutoff date.   See HOTEL page for more information.   

2. Divine Tracy Hotel  - 0.04 miles away
     20 S 36th St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215) 382-4310  

3. Hilton Inn at Penn  - 0.05 miles away
     3600 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215) 222-0200 

4. Cornerstone Bed & Breakfast  - 0.54 miles away
     3300 Baring St, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (215) 387-6065 

5. The Gables  - 1.09 miles away
     4520 Chester Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19143 (267) 233-6705 

6. Best Western Center City Hotel  - 1.14 miles away
     501 N 22nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19130 (800) 780-7234 

7,8,9. Rittenhouse Hotel  - 1.19 miles away
     210 West Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA 19103  (267) 234-7783 

10. Crowne Plaza Hotel Philadelphia Downtown  - 1.26 miles away
        1800 Market St., Philadelphia, PA 19103 (215) 561-7500 

There are numerous other hotels in downtown Philadelphia.   Please consult Philadelphia web sites for more information.   


Restaurants (within walking distance of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel):
Abner's of University City - 0.22 miles away
3813 Chestnut St (215) 662-0100
Philly Style Food/Cheesesteaks      

Beijing Restaurant - 0.3 miles away
3714 Spruce St (215) 222-5242      
Authentic Chinese Food

Bubble House - 0.13 miles away
3404 Sansom St (215) 243-0804 
Tea House/Asian Cuisine

Chili's Grill & Bar  - 0.21 miles away
3801 Chestnut St (215) 222-7322 
Mexican Grill

Cosi - 0.07 miles away
140 S 36th St (215) 222-4545 

Distrito - 0.41 miles away
3945 Chestnut St (215) 222-1657 

Landmark Americana  - 0.24 miles away
3333 Market St (215) 222-4500 
Tap & Grill

La Terrasse  - 0.13 miles away
3432 Sansom St (215) 386-5000 
French Cuisine

Lemon Grass  - 0.29 miles away
3630 Lancaster Ave (215) 222-8042 

Mad Mex  - 0.17 miles away
3401 Walnut St (215) 382-2221 
Casual Mexican

Marathon Grill  - 0.46 miles away
200 S 40th St (215) 222-0100 
Contemporary American
MidAtlantic Restaurant & Taproom  - 0.16 miles away
3711 Market St (215) 386-3711 
Traditional Philadelphia/American

New Deck Tavern‎- 0.30 miles away
3408 Sansom Street (215) 386-4600 
Irish Pub

Penne Restaurant  - 0.11 miles away
3611 Walnut Street (215) 823-6222 
Italian Cuisine

Philly Diner  - 0.32 miles away
3901 Walnut St (215) 382-3400
24 Hour Diner 

Pizza Rustica  - 0.06 miles away
3602 Chestnut St (215) 895-3490 

Pod  - 0.07 miles away
3636 Sansom Street (215) 387-1803 
Pan Asian Cuisine

Sang Kee Noodle House  - 0.04 miles away (in Conference Hotel)
3549 Chestnut St (215) 387-8808 
Asian Cuisine

Sitar India  - 0.21 miles away
60 S 38th St (215) 662-0818 
Indian Cuisine

Thai Singha House  - 0.39 miles away
3939 Chestnut St (215) 382-8001 
Thai Cuisine

White Dog Cafe  - 0.11 miles away
3420 Sansom St (215) 645-4368 
Organic/American Cuisine

Zocalo  - 0.28 miles away
3600 Lancaster Ave (215) 895-0139 
Contemporary Mexican

University Square (University City – within walking distance of Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel)
3101 Walnut St.

University Square includes galleries, cultural and recreational venues, and public spaces, as well as funky shops, nationally known stores, bistros, fine dining establishments, and outdoor cafes. Experience more than 80 places to shop, dine, and meet all within walking distance. Stroll up and down tree-lined streets and University Square’s hub – a public green space and brick plaza located at 36th and Walnut Streets.
Shops At Liberty Place (1.44 miles away) 
1625 Chestnut St (215) 851-9055 

The Shops at Liberty Place is a magnificent retail complex nestled between the Liberty One and Liberty Two Office Towers. Located in the heart of the Center City business district, The Shops at Liberty Place is one of the finest urban retail centers in the country.
You'll find a fabulous tenant mix at The Shops at Liberty Place with shops such as J. Crew, Swarovski, Ann Taylor Loft and Jos. A. Bank, Express, Nine West and Victoria's Secret.  The food court combines a variety of savory sensations with the convenience of fast food or the relaxation of a sit-down meal. 

The Gallery at Market East (2.1 miles away)
901 Market St (9th & Market Streets)
Philadelphia, PA 19107-3111
(215) 625-4962 

The Gallery at Market East is prominently located in the heart of Philadelphia’s thriving Center City. Adjacent to major historical attractions, The Gallery is amazingly convenient and bustling with activity. More than 40,000 people enter The Gallery each day for great stores and eateries, all accessible through one of the city’s busiest transportation hubs. With its giant directory sculptures and soaring four-story atrium, The Gallery is one of the city’s premier shopping destinations.
There are numerous department stores and shopping areas in and around downtown Philadelphia as well.   Please consult Philadelphia web pages for more information.   

Adventure Aquarium
New Jersey Waterfront/Camden County
Phone: (856) 365-3300 
1 Aquarium Dr. Camden, NJ 08103
Located on the Camden Waterfront, we believe in giving our guests the best, most immersive experiences possible. Now you can visit five TOUCH areas, including the totally re-designed Touch-A-Shark exhibit, and experience and TOUCH jellyfish, stingrays, lobsters, shrimp, and much more with our INTERACTIVE ATTRACTIONS! Open daily 9:30am-5:00pm.
American Helicopter Museum & Education Center
Brandywine Valley (Delaware/Chester Counties)
(610) 436-9600 
1220 American Blvd. West Chester, PA 19380
At the American Helicopter Museum and Educational Center, kids can climb aboard helicopters for a hands-on experience. More than 40 exhibits show the past and future of rotor-wing aircraft. The museum features many of the earliest rotary aircraft as well as the only V-22 tilt-rotor Osprey on public display. 

American Sailing Tours
Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
 (215) 900-7758 
Pier 24, Philadelphia Marine Center 
401 N. Columbus Blvd Philadelphia, PA 19123
Sail Philadelphia aboard the 48’ schooner Summer Wind! Enjoy the city’s most unique tour on the only Chinese Junk-rigged schooner available for public sail in North America. Explore our History Sail, wear your Hawaiian shirt on our Tropical Sails or bring someone special for our romantic Sunset Sail.
Automotive Museum (Simeone Foundation)
(215) 365-7233 
6825-31 Norwitch Dr. Philadelphia, PA 19153
The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum contains one of the world's greatest collections of racing sports cars. Located minutes off I-95 by the Airport, the Museum illustrates how competition improves the breed, by displaying rare race cars in dioramas depicting the famous venues where they actually raced. Plenty of free parking.
Bartram's Garden
University City/West Philadelphia
 (215) 729-5281 
54th Street and Lindbergh Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19143
Located on the banks of the Schuylkill River, Bartram's Garden - America's first botanic garden - is an urban oasis that is a must-experience for visitors interested in gardening, history, science and the environment. Tour the Bartram collection of North American plants and the National Historic Landmark Bartram family house.

Bucks County River Country
Upper Bucks County
 (215) 297-5000 
Two Walters Ln. Point Pleasant, PA 18950
Visitors can kayak, canoe, raft and rivertube in historic Bucks County, just 40 minutes from Philadelphia, on the scenic four feet deep Delaware River. Bucks County River Country has been providing family fun for 40 years. No age limit. Visit Web site for details and coupons.
Historic Philadelphia, Inc. (Many historic attractions surrounding Independence Hall)
Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
 (215) 629-5801
6th & Chestnut streets 
Bringing history to life with Storytellers, Adventure Tours & Franklin
Just across from Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell is the new Historic Philadelphia Center – your one stop to get souvenirs, tickets and information for all the great attractions, tours, exhibits and fun that Historic Philadelphia has to offer! Franklin Square, the Betsy Ross House, Lights of Liberty and Once Upon A Nation are right at your fingertips at the Historic Philadelphia Center.

Independence Seaport Museum
Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
 (215) 413-8655 
211 S. Columbus Blvd. Philadelphia, PA 19106
Explore changing, interactive exhibits, watch craftsmen build wooden boats and discover Philadelphia’s rich maritime past, present and future. Open year-round, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Located on the beautiful Delaware River, just a short walk from the Independence Hall/Liberty Bell area.
Irish Memorial
Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
Phone: (215) 249-9337 
Front & Chestnut sts. Philadelphia, PA 19106
The Irish Memorial - Magnificent sculpture and park commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Irish starvation.
Laurel Hill Cemetery
Parkway/Fairmount Park
(215) 228-8200
3822 Ridge Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19132
National historic landmark, sculpture garden, resting place of renowed Philadelphians.

National Constitution Center
Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
 (215) 409-6700 
Independence Mall 525 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
The National Constitution Center dramatically tells the story of the Constitution from Revolutionary times to the present through more than 100 interactive, multimedia exhibits, film, photographs, text, and artifacts. The center also features a powerful, award-winning theatrical performance, Freedom Rising. 

Philadelphia Belle
Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
3 North Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia, PA 19106
The beautifully renovated Philadelphia Belle’s classic lines, paddlewheel and authentic design details are reminiscent of the elegant riverboats of the late 1800s. She is the largest vessel of her type on the East Coast and she gracefully accommodates groups of 20 to 1,000 with exact capacities depending on the type of event planned. Step aboard and experience the genuine grandeur and unmatched style that is unique to the Philadelphia Belle.

Philadelphia Museum of Art
(215) 763-8100
As one of the largest museums in the United States, the Philadelphia Museum of Art invites visitors from around the world to explore its renowned collections, acclaimed special exhibitions, and enriching programs, both in person and online.
Main Building 
26th Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway
Philadelphia, PA 19130
In the main building's sweep of 200 captivating galleries, visitors find many surprises and changing exhibitions. There are striking Renaissance master paintings, elaborately carved stone altarpieces, and entire period rooms and architectural settings from around the world.
Perelman Building 
Fairmount and Pennsylvania Avenues
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Across from the main building behind an exquisitely preserved Art Deco facade is the newly renovated and expanded Ruth and Raymond G. Perelman Building, the first phase of a major plan to dramatically enhance and modernize the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Rodin Museum
Benjamin Franklin Parkway at 22nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Just a few blocks from the Philadelphia Museum of Art on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway is the Rodin Museum, home to the largest public collection of works by the celebrated late nineteenth-century French sculptor Auguste Rodin outside of Paris. With extraordinary works of art and spectacular gardens, the Museum offers a calm retreat from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Park Houses
East Park: Mount Pleasant  3800 Mount Pleasant Drive 19121
West Park: Cedar Grove 1 Cedar Grove Drive, Philadelphia 19131
Within Philadelphia's extensive Fairmount Park stands a group of eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century historic houses. Perfectly illustrating the styles, furnishings, and domestic lives of the time, the Philadelphia Museum of Art currently administers two of the colonial park houses, Mount Pleasant and Cedar Grove.

Philadelphia Zoo
University City/West Philadelphia
 (215) 243-1100  
3400 W. Girard Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19104
The Philadelphia Zoo has over 1,300 animals. View the city in the Channel 6 Zooballoon®, visit our $17.5 million McNeil Avian Center. Open year-round: March through November 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Please Touch Museum®
Parkway/Fairmount Park
(215) 581-3181 
Memorial Hall, Fairmount Park 4231 Avenue of the Republic Philadelphia, PA 19131
Please Touch Museum®, the Children's Museum of Philadelphia, is designed for families with young children and features six brand new interactive exhibits, daily activities and theater performances. Housed in historic Memorial Hall in Fairmount Park, the museum now also offers on-site parking, a family-friendly cafe and a century-old carousel.

Ride The Ducks, Philadelphia
Old City/Historic District/Waterfront
(877) 887-8225 
Corner of 6th and Market Streets Philadelphia, PA 19106
Experience sightseeing from a ducks-eye view! The 70 minute amphibious tour takes visitors through Philadelphia’s Historic District, Society Hill, South Street, and then onto the Delaware River. Trained captains entertain and educate passengers on the interactive tours. Daily tours depart frequently March-November.

Sesame Place
Northeast Philadelphia/Lower Bucks County
100 Sesame Rd. Langhorne, PA 19047
Sesame Place is the nation's only theme park based entirely on Sesame Street. Located just 30 minutes north of Philadelphia

Strasburg Rail Road
PA Dutch Country (Reading/Lancaster)
 (717) 687-7522 
Route 741 East P.O. Box 96 Strasburg, PA 17579
Travel through Pennsylvania Dutch Country as an authentic steam locomotive pulls you past working farms, our Amish neighbors, and beauty as far as the eye can see. Enjoy lunch or dinner aboard our Dining Car, ride our miniature steam train and visit our shops.

The Academy of Natural Sciences
Parkway/Fairmount Park
 (215) 299-1000 
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy (19th Street and Benjamin Franklin Parkway). Philadelphia, PA 19103
The Academy of Natural Sciences, established in 1812, is the oldest natural science research institution and museum in the Americas. It's recognized internationally for its vast collections, research, exhibits, and educational programs. The Academy’s collection of over 17 million cataloged natural history specimens and artifacts is among the ten largest in the United States.

The Franklin Institute
Parkway/Fairmount Park
(215) 448-1200
222 N. 20th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103
Located in the heart of Philadelphia, The Franklin Institute is a leading museum in science and innovation. Interactive exhibits include Space Command, Sir Isaac's Loft: Where Art Physics Collide, The Franklin Air Show, and the famous Giant Heart.
University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
University City/West Philadelphia
 (215) 898-4000 
3260 South St. Philadelphia, PA 19104
Located on UPenn’s campus, this world renowned museum features materials from ancient Egypt, including mummies and a 12 ton sphinx, and artifacts from Asia, the Americas, Africa, Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean world. Featuring over 25 galleries, which highlight cultures from all around the world. Hours: 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Tues-Sat., 1-5 p.m. Sun. Closed Mon. and holidays.