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Make your reservation before July 25 to secure your room!

Sohn International Symposium is being held at the Catamaran Resort in San Diego, California.


Catamaran Resort Hotel
Sold out.

Hyatt Regency Islandia Hotel
In the heart of Mission Bay Park, the Hyatt has seascape views of the marina and Pacific Ocean. It is located six miles from the San Diego International Airport and eight miles from the central business district. Transportation will be provided to and from the Catamaran Resort.

For reservations, telephone (619) 224-1234 or book online.

Bahia Resort Hotel
Only a few rooms left! The sister resort to the Catamaran, the Bahia is located on its own private 14-acre peninsula. Due to its scenic location in the heart of San Diego's famous Mission Bay, views of the Pacific Ocean can be enjoyed. Patrons will discover tropical gardens, winding walkways, ocean breezes and sandy beaches.

For reservations, telephone (800) 422-8386 or book online.

Transportation will be provided via water taxi to and from the Catamaran for attendees staying at the Bahia.


At the airport, cross the airwalks to the shuttle islands for shuttles, taxis, car rentals and hotel shuttles.

Airport Shuttle
Cloud 9 Shuttle: Rates are $12 per person one way
Telephone: (800) 974-8885
Express Shuttle: Rates are $11 per person one way

Taxi: Rates are approximately $25 one way (to/from airport to Catamaran Resort)

Hertz Rent-A-Car: Official Car Rental Company of the Sohn International Symposium. Advance reservations may be made by booking online at www.hertz.com or calling the Hertz reservations line at ( 800) 654-2240 in the U.S. or (800) 263-0600 in Canada. International customers should contact the nearest Hertz reservation center. Advance reservations are recommended. Travelers must identify themselves as attendees of the Sohn International Symposium and reference CV#02QJ0020 in order to receive the special rates. Rates are available from Hertz locations in southern California. Terms and Conditions

  • Unlimited mileage allowance
  • One-way service fee applies when cars are not returned to renting location.
  • Additional daily charges for optional coverage (Loss Damage Waiver, Personal Accident Insurance, Personal Effect Protection, refueling and state tax) are not included in the listed rates.
  • Drivers must meet standard Hertz age, driver and credit requirements.
  • Hertz is a frequent flyer partner with US Airways, Delta, Northwest, United, and American Airlines. Frequent flyer information may be requested at time of car booking.
  • Weekly rentals are from five-to-seven days. Weekend rentals have a minimum two-day keep, and Thursday pick-up requires a minimum three-day keep.

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