CUG 2017 – Local Arrangements

Hotel Information

The Seattle Marriott Redmond, located within walking distance to Microsoft’s Redmond campus, is 3 miles from Microsoft Bellevue and close to Nintendo®. Amenities include complimentary high speed internet access in the guestrooms and public areas, reduced price breakfast buffet in the Sear Restaurant ($15 USD per person), fitness center, free bicycles (limited number available, check at front desk). Visit the hotel website for additional information and details on amenities. Tranportation details can be found on the arriving in Redmond page.


Book online:

CUG ’17 Overflow Block Residence Inn Seattle East Redmond.  The group rate, $229 USD/night, will be offered 7th May through 13th May, based on availability.  Reservation deadline April 16th.

CUG ’17 Attendee Room Block (FULL) The group rate, $229 USD/night, will be offered from 5th May through 12th May, based on availability.

CUG ’17 Government Room Block The Government block group rate, $167 USD/night, will be offered 7th May through 12th May, based on availability.  Note: Federal ID required at check-in.

Book by phone:

Call the hotel at 1-425-498-4000 and quote CUG’17 to receive the group rates.

Reservation Deadline: April 15, 2017. The hotel will continue to accept reservations after the cut-off date, based on room and rate availability.

Conference Office and Registration

Badges and registration materials will be available:

Sunday:  3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Registration desk – 1st floor
Monday:  7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Registration desk – 1st floor
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Registration desk – 1st floor

To register after Tuesday morning visit the CUG office (Prescot Suite) on the 1st floor.

All attendees must wear badges during CUG Conference activities.

Smoking Policy

There is no smoking allowed at the Conference.

Special Assistance

Any requests for special assistance during the conference should be noted on the “Special Requirements” area of the registration form. You may also contact the Local Arrangements Committee.

Social Events

Click here for a map showing the CUG 2017 event locations.

Welcome Reception – May 7, Sponsored by Seagate

From 18:00 – 19:30 (6 to 7:30 p.m.) Sunday, all attendees and their guests are invited to a reception in the SEAR Fire-Inspired Restaurant at the Seattle Marriott Redmond, to renew existing acquaintances and establish new ones.

CUG Special Night Out – May 8, Sponsored by DDN Storage

From 6:00 – 9:00 pm all attendees and their guests are invited to the Redmond Saturday Market for a sampling of food trucks:  Dante’s Inferno Dogs, Mobile Mavens and The Ultimate Melt.  Enjoy Molly Moon’s ice cream for dessert, brews from Mac & Jack’s Brewery and a selection of local wines.  Live music will be provided by Acoustic Transitions.

The Saturday Market is adjacent to the Redmond Seattle Marriott.

Cray Networking Event – May 9, Sponsored by Cray

Join us on Tuesday from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. the Cray Networking Event will be held at the Living Computer Museum,  2245 First Ave S., Seattle, WA 98134.

The Living Computer Museum provides a one-of-a-kind, hand-on experience with computer technology from the 1960’s to the present.  The museum honors the history of computing with the world’s largest collection of fully restored – and usable – supercomputers, mainframes, minicomputers and microcomputers.  A new main gallery offers direct experiences with robotics, virtual reality, artificial intelligence, self-driving cars, big data, the Internet of Things, video-game making, and digital art.

CUG Night Out – May 10

On Wednesday, from 7:00 to 10:00pm, all registered attendees and their guests are invited to Chateau Ste. Michelle, Washington State’s oldest winery, for a gourmet dinner.  Appetizers, entrées and dessert will be paired with the perfect Chateau Ste. Michelle wine.

Transportation will be provided from the Redmond Marriott.

Local area attractions

Redmond Town Center
Discover Redmond
Woodville Wine Country
Click here for a map showing the CUG 2017 event locations.