ISWC 2015 has made arrangements for group rates with four local hotels. The cutoff date for these rates were originally September 10, but three hotels have offered to extend the deadline to reserve rooms at our group rate:

  • Sands Bethlehem: new cutoff date is Sep. 17
  • Hyatt Place: new cutoff date is Sep. 23
  • Comfort Suites: new cutoff date is Sep. 25  Sorry, all  rooms are now booked.

Of course, the rates are only available as long as rooms are still available in our block, so don't delay furher. The group rates are available from Sat., Oct. 10 through the evening of Thr., Oct. 15 (sorry rooms at the Sands on Sat. Oct. 10 are no longer available). Click on the name of a hotel to explore the hotel's website and on its address to see its location on a map.

The relative locations of the hotels and the two conference venues can be seen on this area map. On Sunday, Oct. 11 and Monday, Oct. 12, ISWC will provide a shuttle service from all four hotels to the workshop venue on Lehigh's campus.

Sands Bethlehem Hotel

(877) 726-3777
$159 (except on Saturday Oct. 10, where prevailing rates now apply)

The 4 Diamond Hotel at Sands Bethlehem features complimentary amenities including Continental Breakfast, Wi-Fi, self-parking and fitness center and indoor pool access. Our Integrated Resort features 10 restaurants including 3 by world renowned Chef Emeril Lagasse, an Outlet Mall, Day Spa, and nightly entertainment.

The hotel is the site of the main conference and a 25 minute walk or 5 minute drive to the workshop venue.

Reservation Procedure: 

The group rates apply to both the deluxe king rooms or deluxe queen rooms (with two queen-sized beds). You can select either a smoking or non-smoking room. We are sorry to say that there are no rooms at the block rate for Saturday, Oct. 10, although there are still plenty of rooms for the other nights. There are two ways to reserve:

  • Call-In: Please contact (877) 726-3777 and mention group code "GLU1015" to ensure you receive the conference rates.
  • Fax: Please complete this form and send to (484) 777-7142. Be sure to indicate which kind of room you want and whether you desire smoking or non-smoking. The hotel will confirm your reserveration by e-mail or let you know if they are unable to meet your requests.

Hotel Bethlehem

$145 for traditional room; $165 for available suites

Historic Hotel Bethlehem, nestled in the heart of Historic Moravian Bethlehem, a National Historic Landmark District, is one of only eight in Pennsylvania and one of only about 200 in the entire United States. Amenities include:

128 non-smoking guestrooms (including 28 suites), Italian marble and period fixture baths, 24 hour room service, complimentary WiFi, iPod docking stations, Keurig coffee makers, fitness center and a pet concierge. The Shoppe at Hotel Bethlehem features distinctive gifts and Penn State Creamery Ice Cream.  We are a proud recipient of Wine Spectator Award of Excellence for the seventh year in a row, and have been awarded by Open Table diners as the Top 100 Brunches in America.

The hotel is a 25 minute walk or 5 minute drive from the workshop venue and a 40 minute walk or 10 minute drive from the main conference venue.  At time of booking, please inquire about our complimentary shuttle; specifically, to/from Lehigh Valley International Airport (ABE) and Sands Bethlehem.

Reservation Procedure: 

Reservations can be made via phone at 610.625.5000, via email at, or via fax at 610.625.2218.

At time of booking, individuals will need to reference the room block "International Semantic Web Conference" or ISWC.  Individuals will need to provide credit card information to secure the reservation.

Hyatt Place Bethlehem


The Hyatt Place Bethlehem is conveniently located in the heart of Historic Downtown Bethlehem within walking distance to award winning restaurants and unique shops. All of our rooms are 100% non-smoking and include our Hyatt Grand Beds, 42" flat-panel HDTV with the Hyatt Plug Panel Media Center, Complimentary wired and wireless internet with remote printing, cozy corner sectional sleeper-sofa, mini-fridge and single-serve coffee maker, separate workspace with ergonomic chair. We offer a complimentary hot Kitchen Skillet breakfast daily in our Guest Kitchen, 6:30-9:00 am during the week and 7:00 - 10:00 am during weekends and holidays. Relax at our Coffee to Cocktails Bar and enjoy a freshly brewed Starbucks coffee or premium beer, wine and cocktails. We offer our Grab 'N Go case featuring snacks, salads, sandwiches, freshly baked pastries and a variety of bottled beverages. Also on-site is our 24-hour StayFit Hyatt Fitness Center and indoor pool open from 6:00 am - 10:00 pm daily. Looking for transportation to and from the airport or to a local office? We provide complimentary shuttle service within a 5 mile radius of the hotel.

The hotel is a 10 minute drive or a 30 minute walk from the workshop venue and a 10 minute drive or 45 minute walk from the main conference venue.

Reservation Procedure: 

When calling in to make reservations, please dial 610-625-0500 and ask for a room under the Semantic Web conference or feel free to make your reservations online at your convenience! Please go to, enter the dates for your stay and the group rate will be provided for you on the website along with the room type.

Comfort Suites


Located in Bethlehem's Southside district, the Comfort Suites offers:

  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the entire facility
  • A Complimentary Hot Deluxe Continental Breakfast
  • Hill to Hill Grille, Happy Hour w/ 1/2 price appetizers from 5pm-7pm w/room service until 10pm daily except Sunday's
  • Complimentary Shuttle Service to and from LVI Airport
  • 24 Hour Business and Fitness Center's

The Comfort Suites is a 15 minute walk to the workshop venue, and a 30 minute walk or 5 minute drive to the main conference venue.

Reservation Procedure: 

Reservation may be made by phone at 610-882-9700, by e-mail at or by fax at 610-882-4389. To receive the block rate, please mention "ISWC 2015" or the "14th International Semantic Web Conference."