Hotel & Travel Information

Message to Attendees: SAE International has made every effort to secure the best possible group nightly room rate for you at this event. That rate results from a negotiated overall package of event needs such as sleeping rooms, meeting room space and other requirements. Contracts with the venue include a provision to reduce event costs if SAE meets or exceeds its minimum sleeping room block guarantee. Conversely, event costs will increase if SAE falls short of its minimum room block guarantee. Please help SAE keep the costs of this event as low as possible by booking your housing needs at the designated host hotel and through the reservation process created by SAE. Reserving elsewhere means you are booking outside the contracted room block, jeopardizing SAE's ability to meet its contracted obligations and to keep registration fees to a minimum. SAE appreciates your support and understanding of this important issue. Thank you.

Travel Visa Information

Conference Location:
Le Meridien Stuttgart
Willy-Brandt-Strasse 30
Stuttgart, 70173 Germany
Phone: (49)(711) 2221 0 Fax: (49)(711) 2221 2599

Le Meridien is located next to the lush Schlossgarten Park, a premier hotel in the city offering spacious and elegant guest rooms with modern comfort.

SAE's group rate is 180 EU per room per night, single occupancy and 200 EU for double occupancy. This includes all taxes and a breakfast buffet.

  • All attendees are responsible for their own lodging and travel arrangements.
  • Please call the hotel directly to make your reservation and tell them you are booking with keyword "SAE": 49.711.2221.2990
  • Reservations must be made by calling the hotel directly by September 19, 2012.

    Directions & Transportation to Le Meridien, Stuttgart

    By Rail:
    Stuttgart Central Station (approximately .5 km/.31 miles from hotel)

    By Air:
    Echterdingen Airport (STR) (approximately 10 km/6.21 miles from hotel)
    From the airport, the following options are available:

    • Verkehrsverbund Stuttgart (VVS) - 4 EU for a ticket Guests can take the S-Bahn to Stuttgart Main Station, which will take them into the city in only 25 minutes. From the main station they may either walk through Schlossgarten (which takes less than 10 minutes to the hotel) or take the U-Bahn toStaats galerie station (just one stop) and walk the last 200 meters to the door of the hotel.
    • Taxi - 50 EU
    • Private car transfer - 105 EU (contact 49.711.5000447 for reservations)

    Le Meridien Stuttgart's fitness center at Le SPA is a wonderful place to keep up with your workout routine. If you would prefer to simply relax, it offers a sauna, steam bath, Jacuzzi, and swimming pool. Staffed by professionals, you can enjoy everything from a cosmetic makeover to an invigorating massage.

    Additional services such as a concierge desk, 24-hour room service, laundry, dry cleaning, and valet are also available.

    A public parking garage is located beneath our hotel, with direct access to the lobby area. Parking is available for a fee.
    Experience a fresh approach at this Le Meridien - a completely smoke-free environment.

    Guest Services
    24-Hour Front Desk
    Medical Services Available
    Concierge Service
    Luggage Storage
    Express Check-Out
    Laundry Service
    Disability Accessible Facilities
    Express Check-In
    Multilingual Staff
    Safe Deposit Boxes
    Floral Service

    Business Services
    Business Center
    Secretarial Service
    Currency Exchange

    Recreation & Entertainment
    Spa Facility
    Whirlpool/Hot Tub
    Fitness Center
    Sauna and Steam room
    Indoor Heated Pool
    Massage Treatments

    Internet Access
    High Speed Internet Access EUR 14 per day

    Le Cassoulet, with 196 seats, offers a large range of French and regional specialties. Guests can relax in the cozy and inviting adjacent bar Lillet, with 45 seats, and simply enjoy an aperitif or a cocktail entertained by live piano music. Both are open daily.

    Le Cassoulet
    Cuisine: French
    Dress Code: Business Casual
    Parking: In-house parking garage
    Hours: 6:30 AM - 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM - 2:30 PM, 6:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Atmosphere: Chic

    Bar Lillet
    Cuisine: Cocktails & Snacks
    Hours: 11:00 AM - 2:00 AM
    Atmosphere: Cozy

    Local Area
    Le Meridien Stuttgart is located in the green heart of the city, opposite the beautiful gardens of Schlossgarten park. It is also within easy reach of the main railway station, other public transport and all major attractions.

    Just a short walk from the hotel is the 'cultural' mile, with the State Art Gallery, the State Theatre, which is repeatedly acclaimed as 'Opera House of the Year', and the Konigstrabe, a world-class shopping street.

    Part of Stuttgart's attraction is its diversity of architecture. Older buildings, such as the neo-Gothic Stiftskirche and the Renaissance Alte Kanzlei, have been meticulously restored to their former magnificence, and recent commissions include the postmodern Neue Staatsgalerie by James Stirling. Stuttgart is of course a paradise for lovers of elegant automobiles, with the Mercedes-Benz and the Porsche Museums, both filled with beautiful models from these classic marques.

    The Staatsgalerie (state gallery) Stuttgart is one of the most important museums in Germany and shows a huge variety of artworks from the 14th to 20th century. An impressive permanent exposition of paintings and sculptures, as well as varying special expositions throughout the year will fascinate art lovers, young and old. With our innovative UnlockArt program, the key card to your room grants you entrance to the State Gallery, free of charge.

    Arts & Culture
    TV Tower 5.0 km/3.1 miles

    Stiftskirche 1.0 km/0.6 miles
    University of Stuttgart 8.0 km/5.0 miles
    Stuttgart Media University 8.0 km/5.0 miles
    Solitude Palace 10.0 km/6.2 miles
    University of Hohenheim 15.0 km/9.3 miles
    University of Tubingen 43.0 km/26.7 miles

    Corporate Offices
    Deloitte & Touche GmbH 6.0 km/3.7 miles
    Porsche AG 8.0 km/5.0 miles
    Daimler AG 10.0 km/6.2 miles
    IBM Deutschland 13.0 km/8.1 miles
    Robert Bosch 14.0 km/8.7 miles
    Hewlett-Packard Germany 26.0 km/16.2 miles

    GolfClub Solitude 20.0 km/12.4 miles

    Government Offices
    Consulate General Turkey 0.5 km/0.3 miles
    French Consulate General 3.0 km/1.9 miles
    Military Base 20.0 km/12.4 miles

    Local Attractions
    New Palace and Palace Square 1.0 km/0.6 miles
    Casino SI-Centrum 15.0 km/9.3 miles
    Swabian Alps 40.0 km/24.9 miles

    Schlossgarten Park 0.0 km/0.0 miles

    City Center Shopping 0.5 km/0.3 miles
    Outletcity Metzingen 28.0 km/17.4 miles