Python Conference Hotel Change

Andy Robinson andy at
Thu Nov 4 22:23:07 CET 1999

Guido van Rossum <guido at> wrote:

>The Foretec conference staff has this message about the upcoming
>Python conference:
>Due to construction delays, the Hilton Alexandria Old Town will not be
>completed in time for the Eighth International Python Conference.
>However, we are pleased to announce that we have secured an equally
>desirable facility for the conference.  The new facility is the Key
>Bridge Marriott in Arlington, Virginia.  The Key Bridge Marriott is
>conveniently located on the Virginia side of the Key Bridge in the
>Rosslyn business district with easy access to restaurants, shops, and
>the Rosslyn metro stop.  It overlooks the Potomac River, and is a 15
>minute walk across the bridge to historic Georgetown in Washington, DC.
>(I should add that Georgetown is, if possible, an even better location
>than old town Alexandria for the typical Python conference evening
>activities. --Guido :-)
My memory may be fuzzy, but isn't it an even shorter stroll from there
to Bardo, one of the world's biggest microbreweries?

- Andy

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