American Association for Chinese Studies 

Avenues of the 2011 AACS Conference


While all panel sessions will be held at the campus of the University of Pennsylvania, there are two nearby hotels for your choice:


Philadelphia Marriott

1201 Market Street

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107 USA

Phone: (215) 625-2900

October 14-17, 2011

50 rooms each night

Group rate of $149 (+15.2% tax)

Beginning in November 2010, guests may contact Marriott reservations at (800) 228-9290 or (215) 625-2900.  Reservations by attendees must be received on or before Friday, September 16, 2011. After this date reservations will be made on a first come first serve basis.


If you choose to stay at the Marriott, you will have to figure your own transportation to the campus.



Philadelphia Club Quarters

1628 Chestnut Street

(At 17th Street)

Philadelphia, PA 19103

Phone to Front Desk:            (215) 282-5000

Phone to Member Services:  (203) 905-2100


October 14-17, 2011

50 rooms each night

Club size room- $101 plus tax.
Standard size room- $116 plus tax.
Superior size room- $137 plus tax.
One Bedroom Suite- $181 plus tax.

All rates are based on single occupancy. Add $15.00 for each additional person age 12 and over.


Beginning in December 2010, guests may contact Member Services at (212) 575-0006. Reservations by attendees must be received on or before September 1, 2011.  After this date reservations will be made on a first come first serve basis. A credit card will be necessary to reserve your room. To receive the rates listed below, please identify the Member Company as University of Pennsylvania. Guests must provide the group code: UPN106.



Transportation from Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) to Center City Philadelphia and conference hotels:





SEPTA - Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority


Airport High Speed Rail Line (Entrance on pedestrian bridges and commercial roadway) $7.00 one-way to the following convenient stops (an additional fare is required for connections on SEPTA regional rail lines):


    * Airport Terminals A-East, B,C,D and E *

    * Eastwick Station*

    * University City*

    * 30th Street Station (Amtrak)*

    * Suburban Station* (connections to regional rail lines)

    * MarketEast/The Gallery* (connection to Greyhound Bus Terminal)

    * All Wheelchair accessible rail stations for disabled travelers.


Taxi Services

Taxi services can be picked up at Zone 5 on the Commercial Transportation Roadway. All Taxi rates are based per trip, not per person. Most taxis can accommodate up to 3 passengers. In some cases certain vehicle types can accommodate 4 passengers.

$28.50 Flat Rate from the Airport to the Central Philadelphia Area. This area encompasses Fairmount Ave (northernmost point) to South Street (southernmost point) and Delaware River (easternmost point) to University City/ 38th Street (westernmost point). Any destination that falls within these boundaries are eligible for the Center City flat rate.


Transportation from conference hotels to conference site on the University of Pennsylvania campus:


The University of Pennsylvania campus is approximately 2 miles from Center City Philadelphia.  

Taxi fare to campus would be approximately $8.00.

SEPTA bus routes 40, 21, and 42 run west along Walnut Street and stop directly in the heart of campus.  Fare is $2.00.

A shuttle could also be arranged through the University of Pennsylvania to ferry participants from campus to downtown.