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Edinburgh International Conference Centre
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
26 - 29 September 2016
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SPIE Security + Defence and Remote Sensing 2016

Edinburgh International Conference Centre (EICC)
The Exchange, Morrison Street
Edinburgh, Scotland UK EH38EE


Within the U.S. Toll free 1-888-538-3922
Outside the US call 980-244-2082
Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 21:30

RESERVE BY EMAIL spie@conferencedirect.com

ConferenceDirect is the official Housing Bureau for this event. 

Please do not call SPIE directly to arrange hotel accommodations.

Important dates, deposits, changes, and cancellations

Exercise due diligence when approached by vendors not endorsed by SPIE. Any solicitations or representations of housing for the convention without the official contractor logo are not endorsed by SPIE, and we advise you to NOT book with them due to misrepresentation of SPIE housing services and inherent risks.

Preferred Hotels

All hotels include WiFi access, most include breakfast.



Hilton Edinburgh Grosvenor

1 Festival Square

Edinburgh EH3 9SR

0.21 km (.13 mi) from EICC

Rates begin at £155 Single

Novotel Edinburgh Centre

80 Lauriston Place

Edinburgh, EH3 9DE

0.65 km (.4 mi) from EICC

Rates begin at £155 Single

Staycity Serviced Apartments, Edinburgh West End

11 Brandfield Street

Haymarket, Edinburgh EH3 8AS

0.36 km (.22 mi) from EICC

Rates begin at £130

One Bedroom Apartment

Tune Hotel Haymarket

7 Clifton Terrace

Edinburgh EH12 5DR

0.53 km (.33 mi) from EICC

Rates begin at £71 Single

Additional Hotels

All hotels include WiFi access, most include breakfast.



Doubletree by Hilton, Edinburgh City Centre

34 Bread Street

Edinburgh EH3 9AF

0.33 km (.2 mi) from EICC

Rates begin at £164 Single 

Holiday Inn Express Edinburgh City Centre

16-22 Picardy Place

Edinburgh EH1 3JT

1.9 km (1.18 mi) from EICC

Rates begin at £125 Single

Edinburgh City Hotel

79 Lauriston Place

Edinburgh EH3 9HZ

0.58 km (.36 mi) from EICC

Rates begin at £131 Single

The Roxburghe Hotel

38 Charlotte Square

Edinburgh EH2 4H1

0.66 km (.4 mi) from EICC

Rates begin at £185 Single

Hotel Booking Information

Receive the best discounts on hotels with SPIE and Conference Direct

ConferenceDirect is the official Hotel Reservation Bureau for SPIE Security + Defence 2016. Attendees can obtain discounted convention rates by reserving through the official Hotel Reservation system using the links above.

SPIE is pleased to be partnering with ConferenceDirect in 2016 to provide an enhanced attendee experience for hotel reservations. Through this partnership, we have negotiated the best possible rates, in a wide range of prices, to provide value selection for attendees. You will find approximately eight  hotels to choose from with complimentary internet access, a user-friendly housing web-page experience, and personalized assistance from ConferenceDirect should any issues arise concerning housing. Reserving within the official SPIE Security + Defence hotel reservation system is what enables SPIE to secure better rates for our attendees as well as to contract desirable space and dates for the future of Security + Defence.

Important Dates

Hotel Reservation Deadline Cut-Off Date:

Reservations for accommodations in SPIE-contracted hotels must be made through the SPIE Security + Defence Hotel reservation system by the Cut-Off Date 24th August 2016 After this date, hotels reserve the right to charge the market rate for rooms. To guarantee a room reservation, requests must include your valid credit card information. Problems or delays with your payment may affect your hotel request.

Deposit Required
To secure a room reservation, guests must guarantee their room with a credit card. Credit cards may be charged as early as 1st June. Please note the hotel specific policy on the website for the amount to be charged. This information will also be on your reservation acknowledgement that will be emailed to you once your reservation is completed.

Change and Cancellation Deadline Dates

24th August 2016 is the last day to make new reservations, changes and/or cancelations with the SPIE Hotel Reservation Bureau. Requests for additional nights or new reservations will no longer be accepted. After that date, please allow the hotels a few days to transfer all data into the hotel's reservations system. Beginning 29th August 2016, all changes must be made directly with the hotels.

29th August 2016 is the date you may call directly to confirm your reservation or to make a change. Please note: Some hotels impose an early departure fee.

Cancellation Deadline
Cancellation policies are specific to the chosen hotel. Please reference the policies listed on the website when booking your hotel online. In addition, the cancellation policy for the hotel you select will be stated on the hotel acknowledgement that is emailed to you once you submit your reservation.

Information Shared by Hotels
Attendee understands that if an audit to verify occupancy in the contracted rooms is necessary, reservation information will be shared by the hotels with the SPIE Security + Defence Hotel Reservations Bureau to facilitate the audit.

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