The CIKM 2011 conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza in Glasgow.

The mirror-like tower of Crowne Plaza Glasgow soars into the sky above the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre on the banks of the River Clyde. The Crowne Plaza is 15 minutes' drive from Glasgow International Airport with plenty of parking. Under the expansive, slanting windows and shipping-inspired mural is the One Restaurant, where seared scallops and medallions of venison are served. The Exhibition Centre rail station opposite the SECC connects to Glasgow Central rail station in the heart of the city's financial and shopping district. Stroll by the river to the nearby Glasgow Science Centre and Transport Museum, or a few minutes into the heart of the city's vibrant West End, with the University, museums, boutique shopping, as well as cafes, bars and restaurants.

Crowne Plaza Glasgow has a range of conference room and breakout areas, which will allow a full conference program for CIKM 2011, including keynotes, technical, workshop and tutorial sessions.

Facilities for attendees staying at the Crowne Plaza include indoor swimming pool, sauna and whirlpool, as well as a beauty salon, newsstand and room service.

Getting to the Crowne Plaza

The address of the hotel is:
  Crowne Plaza Glasgow
  Congress Road
  Glasgow G3 8QT
  Scotland UK

In general, the Crowne Plaza is located directly adjacent to the SECC - (consult its travel directions).

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From Glasgow Airport:An airport taxi costs about £18 to the Crowne Plaza hotel. Alternatively, take the Airport bus (£4.50), to city centre. You can: get off at Waterloo street and walk (12 minutes); or get off at Buchanan Street Bus station, and take a taxi (£5) or bus (service 23, see below).

From Glasgow Prestwick Airport: Take the train to Glasgow Central station (every 30 minutes, journey time 45 minutes). At Glasgow Central, change to the low-level platforms, and take any Westbound train (direction Dalmuir/Partick/Milngavie), journey time 6 minutes.

From Edinburgh Airport: Take the bus to Edinburgh Haymarket station. Take the train to Glasgow Queen St station (every 15 minutes, journey time 45 minutes). From Glasgow Queen St, take a taxi.

By Train:The Crowne Plaza is directly served by the Exhibition Centre station on the Argyle line, which also stops in Glasgow Central Station. See National Rail Enquiries for more information. Once you arrive at the Exhibition Centre station, follow sign posts for the SECC. The Crowne Plaza hotel is directly behind the SECC when you exit the red walkway. There are train services upto every 6 minutes from Exhibition Centre.

By Bus:
First Bus 62 service and Arriva 26 service operate each day, approximately every 10 and 20 minutes respectively, adjacent to the SECC site. These services run from Argyle Street (62) and Finnieston Street, at the Clyde Arc Bridge (26) .

By Car:
From Glasgow Airport: Take the M8 eastbound towards Glasgow and Edinburgh. Exit at junction 19 signposted "SECC". The hotel is signposted from there.

From Edinburgh/Edinburgh Airport: Take the M8 westbound through Glasgow. Exit at junction 19 signposted "SECC". The hotel is signposted from there.