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Re: [apnic-talk] APNIC 28 Accommodation and Visa Date

Subject: Re: [apnic-talk] APNIC 28 Accommodation and Visa Date
From: "zhaowei"
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 11:34:03 +0800
Hi Skeeve,

Sorry for not getting back to you earlier. I have just seen this emailyou’
re your problems. 

Hotels close to Grand Hyatt are follows: 

The Crowne Plaza       2.1Km to the venue
Beijing Prime Hotel    2.75km to the venue
Beijing Hotel          1.62Km to the venue
Capital Hotel          1.29Km to the venue
Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing 1.13km to the venue
Novotel Peace Beijing  1.29Km to the venue
North Garden Hotel     0.81Km to the venue
Sunworld Hotel Beijing  1.78Km to the venue

Those hotels are all within walking distance. However if you want to take
taxi, it will take 10RMB ($1.45USD) only.

About visa, there are three types of visa: business visa, tourist visa and
visa for journalist. Some time tourist visa is the easier one to get but not
in everywhere. 

For your note, CNNIC choose Grand Hyatt as the venue is because that it is
one of few hotels that can meet the meeting room requirement for APNIC
meeting with 250 - 300 delegates. And we also take the consideration of
convenience for delegates to get to Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
(within walking distance). I am sure those are the places most people
definitely want to go. :)

Cheers
Wendy Zhao 

>Skeeve Stevens wrote:
>
>> Hey all,
>>
>> I?ve been looking at accommodation in Beijing for APNIC 28, and the 
>> venue of the event is extremely expensive for accommodation.
>>
>> Even the cheapest rooms are like US$270 for most of the conference...
>> that is just ridiculous, especially given I am looking at spending 
>> some extra time there.
>>
>> Given that the venue hotel is located as below:
>>
>> Grand Hyatt Beijing
>>
>> No.1 East Chang An Avenue, Dong Cheng 100738 BEIJING - (a few minutes 
>> walking distance to Forbidden City)
>>
>> There seem to heaps of other known name hotels like the Crowne Plaza 
>> (US$142), Park Plaza for US$96 and a pile of hotels around that range.
>>
>> Does anyone know other hotels that are close by to the venue hotel?
>> Google Maps isn?t helping me much... too much Chinese language and 
>> conflicting map references.
>>
>> Just a note... why has CNNIC chosen such an expensive hotel?
>>
>> Also... has anyone given much thought to which Visa?s they are apply 
>> for?  I remember in Manilla that there were three?  I am not sure 
>> about the restrictions

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