Meeting Venue

 

The UNGEI Technical Consultation on Girls' Education and Female Adult Literacy will be held at the Beijing Hotel, Building E, First Floor - Hall B & C in Beijing , China from 26-27 November 2005.  Beijing Hotel is a five-star hotel, established in 1900 and recently renovated. It is adjacent to the imperial Forbidden City and only a five-minute walk from Tia n 'anmen Square in the centre of Beijing . The Beijing Hotel is also near the Wangfujing Commercial center and other attractions.

 

Beijing Hotel (Five-star Beijing Fandian)

No. 33 East Changan Avenue

Beijing

PR China

Tel: (86-10) 6513 7766

Fax: (86-10) 6513 7307

Email: business@chinabeijinghotel.com.cn

Website: http://www.chinabeijinghotel.com.cn

 

Lunches on 26 - 27 November 2005 and the reception on 26 November 2005 will be held also at Building E - B2 Floor.

 

Languages

 

Simultaneous interpretation in English and French will be available throughout the meeting, and interpretation in Chinese will be available for the opening session.

 

Hotel Accommodations and Registration

 

The following hotels can be considered by participants. Participants are requested to make their hotel reservations through the local organizer, by sending an email to: EFA5@moe.edu.cn. Please note that the rates cited below are special discount rates reserved to meeting participants only.

 

Beijing Grand Hotel (Five-star Beijing Guibinlou Fandian)

No. 35, East Chang An Avenue

Beijing

PR China

Postcode: 100006

Tel: (86-10) 6513 7788

Fax : 86-10) 6513 0050
Email: sales@mail.grandhotelbeijing.com.cn

Website: http://www.grandhotelbeijing.com

 

Room types

Rates ( US$)
15% surcharge and one breakfast are included.

S tandard Room

(Palace view)

207

Garden Suite

322

Deluxe Suite

414

 

Beijing Hotel (Five-star Beijing Fandian)

No. 33 East Changan Avenue

Beijing

PR China

Tel: (86-10) 6513 7766

Fax: (86-10) 6513 7307

Email: business@chinabeijinghotel.com.cn

Website: http://www.chinabeijinghotel.com.cn

 

Room types

Rates (US$)
15% surcharge and one breakfast are included.

Standard Room

100

Business Suite

180

Ambassador Suite

320

French Deluxe Suite

600

 

 

Minzu Hotel (Four-star Minzu Fandian)

No. 51 Fuxingmennei

Xidan, Beijing 100031

P.R. China

Tel.: (86-10) 6601 4466

Fax : ( 86 - 10 ) 6601 4849

3 kilometers away from Meeting venue.

 

Room types

Rates (US$)
Subject to changes.

Single Room

70

Business

90

 

 

Entry Formalities for China

 

Upon confirmation of participation in the Meeting, a formal letter of invitation from the Chinese authorities will be issued to the participant. All participants entering China must be in possession of a valid passport and an entry visa. Participants are advised to make inquiries in their country of residence. Participants residing in a country where China does not have a resident Diplomatic Mission are advised to obtain entry visas from one of the neighboring Missions closest to their country of residence.

Alternatively, participants should contact:

 

Mr. Tian Xiaogang

Secretary-General
Chinese National Commission For UNESCO
P.R.China
Tel: (86-10)6609 6883
(86-10)66017912
Fax: (86-10)66017912
E-mail: EFA5@moe.edu.cn

Ms. Maimouna Niang
Secretary, ED/EFA
Tel: +33 1 45 68 08 02
Fax: + 33 1 56 68 56 26/27
E-mail: m.niang@unesco.org

 

Transport

Taxi from Beijing International Airport to the meeting hotel should cost no more than 100 Chinese Yuan (approx. US$12.40) including airport highway toll fee. Travel time should be around one hour, depending on the traffic condition. Please, download a map showing the Chinese name and address of Beijing Hotel which one can show to the taxi driver if needed.

 

Download the map>>

 

Kindly note that the Beijing Grand Hotel is just next to the Beijing Hotel. Similar information for Minzu Hotel will be provided upon request.

 

Tipping

 

Apart from the hotel porters who may expect a small tip (RMB10 per luggage), tipping is NOT expected anywhere else, for taxis, when taking meals at restaurants, etc.

 

 

Currency Exchange

 

The current UN Exchange Rate is Renminbi (RMB) 8.07 to US$1.00 and the commercial bank rate is similar but is subject to daily changes. Not all ATMs accept international cards. Only those carrying the VISA, Mastercard, Cirrus and other International Card signs will accept international cards. There are some ATMs available in the Wangfujing area at the Bank of China and at the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (ICBC). Currency may also be exchanged at the hotel cashier at quite reasonable rates, similar to those available from banks.

 

Climate

November is early winter in Beijing . The average high temperature is 10 degrees Celsius and the average low is 0 degree Celsius. Warm clothing is recommended.

 

Electricity

Electrical voltage/frequency in China is 220 Volts, 50 Hz

 

Other Information

Please address any request to Gertrude Kitaburaza; email gkitaburaza@unicef.org

tel: + 212-326-7580, fax: + 212-326-7129