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

Subject: Re: [apnic-talk] APNIC 28 Accommodation and Visa
From: "Jeffrey A. Williams"
Date: Mon, 15 Jun 2009 17:50:57 -0700
Skeeve and all,

  CNNIC must be getting a cut of the till.

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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