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Santa Clara Convention Center
5001 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, CA 95054
(800) 272-6822

The Santa Clara Convention Center is a complete meeting venue in the heart of Silicon Valley, CA just south of San Francisco off Interstate I-101 at Great America Parkway. The center's fully-equipped facilities are perfect for all sizes of meetings, trade shows, conventions, association gatherings, banquets, and special events.

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Hotel Info

Take advantage of the lowest rates available for DesignCon 2014. Book your rooms while they last!

Hyatt Regency Santa Clara


5101 Great America Parkway
Santa Clara, California 95054

Book by Phone
Call (800) 233-1234 or (408) 200-1234
Ask for the DesignCon special rate.

About the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, Hyatt Regency Santa Clara is attached to the Santa Clara Convention Center and just five miles from San Jose International Airport.

Avatar Hotel

$153 / night

4200 Great America Pkwy, Santa Clara
Santa Clara, California 95054

LIMITED AVAILABILITY – please contact Enjoli Houp at 408-454-6883 or

About the Avatar Hotel
Just a mile away from the Santa Clara Convention Center and minutes from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC), the Avatar Hotel is a perfect portal to the vibrant technology hub of Silicon Valley.

Just Added! Biltmore Hotel & Suites

$209 / night

2151 Laurelwood Road
Santa Clara, California 95054

Book by Phone
Call 408-988-8411
Ask for the DesignCon 2014 special rate.

About the Biltmore Hotel & Suites
In the heart of Silicon Valley, the hotel delivers five-star service, modern amenities and a warm California ambiance.


Group Reservations Note

Groups of over ten rooms may require a sub block agreement.

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Housing Scam Alert

DesignCon exhibitors and attendees are from time to time subjected to improper solicitation from unaffiliated hotels or third-party housing agencies.

Hotels listed on this website are the sole UBM-approved Hotels for the event. UBM, in our efforts to provide exhibitors and attendees with a quality event, encourages you to book your housing accommodations using the reservation phone numbers and/or links provided via this page. Any offers from other hotels and/or housing agencies are not endorsed by DesignCon.

You may advise UBM of any unauthorized solicitations via .

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Transportation & Parking

Driving Directions

From San Francisco International Airport (approximately 30 miles):
Take Highway 101 South to Great America Parkway and turn left. The hotel is located on the right at the corner of Tasman and Great America Parkway.

From Norman Y. Mineta San Jose International Airport (approximately 5 miles):
Turn left onto Airport Boulevard, and then turn left again onto Guadalupe Parkway. Follow the signs to Highway 101 North. Guadalupe Parkway will put you onto Highway 101 North. Take Great America Parkway and turn right.

From Points North:
Take I-880 South and exit to Highway 237 West toward Mountain View. Turn left onto Great America Parkway, and then turn left into the hotel entrance. The hotel is located at the corner of Tasman and Great America Parkway.

From Points South:
Take I-880 North to Highway 101 North and exit at Great America Parkway. Turn right onto Great America Parkway. The hotel is located on the corner of Tasman and Great America Parkway.

From Points East:
Take I-5 South toward San Francisco / Los Angeles. Merge onto I-205 West toward I-580 / San Francisco; I-205 becomes I-580 West. Take the I-680 North exit toward Sacramento / San Jose, then merge onto I-680 South via the exit on the left toward San Jose. Take the Mission Boulevard West exit toward I-880 / Warm Springs District / UC Extension. Merge onto Mission Boulevard / CA-262 West, then merge onto I-880 South toward San Jose. Merge onto CA-237 West / Alviso-Milipitas Road toward Mountain View. Take the Great America Parkway exit toward Lafayette Street, turn left onto Great America Parkway.

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Nearby Airports

San Jose International Airport
1701 Airport Blvd.
San Jose, CA 95110
(408) 392-3600

San Francisco International Airport
Highway 101
San Francisco, CA 94128
(800) 435-9736

Oakland International Airport
1 Airport Drive
Oakland, CA 94621
(510) 563-3300

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Travel Visas

The visitor visa is a type of non-immigrant visa for persons desiring to enter the United States temporarily for business (B-1) or for pleasure, tourism or medical treatment (B-2). International travelers with visitor visas comprise a large portion of temporary visitor travel to the United States every year. For how-to-apply information, documentation requirements and more, see these webpages:

Need a letter of invitation for your travel visa? Email us at .

Tax Information

Review the Internal Revenue Service website information about United States tax requirements for certain foreign citizens engaged in business or trade in the U.S., since many will have an obligation to file a U.S. tax return.