Update: as of late June, the hotel rooms for HOPE Number Nine seem to have been sold out.  Rooms may be available at other rates.  There are several other hotels nearby, but no additional special rates for HOPE.

Here are the special rates for the conference:

Tuesday, July 10th through Saturday, July 14th, 2012 (checking out Sunday)

$139 - 1 bed (single or double)
$149 - 1 twin bed room
$169 - 2 beds (twins or 2 double beds)

Sunday, July 15th to Monday, July 16th, 2012 (checking out Tuesday)

$99 - 1 bed (single or double)
$119 - 2 beds (twins or 2 double beds)

To take advantage of these rates, visit or call +1 212 736 5000. Be sure in either case that the group code is designated as HOPE.

The Hotel Pennsylvania is located at 401 7th Avenue (15 Penn Plaza) in New York City, right across the street from Penn Station and a couple of blocks away from the Empire State Building. The hotel has stood since 1919 with a record 2200 rooms and has booked over 27 million guests since then, more than any hotel on the planet. It's the home of the most famous telephone number in the world: Pennsylvania 6-5000. Recently, the hotel has been targeted for demolition by its owners (Vornado Realty Trust) despite efforts to preserve the massive historic structure. However, the hotel may yet be saved, due to an apparent change of heart on Vornado's part that could see it renovated instead.

The Hackers On Planet Earth conferences are one of the biggest events to take place at the hotel. (Every conference except 1997's Beyond HOPE has taken place there.) Every two years, our crew transforms the place into a high tech center and hackers from all over the world roam the many hallways and floors. For those from out of town, it's a great way to experience New York for the first time.