[bc-gnso] Kenya ICANN meeting - hotel information /ideas
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- Subject: [bc-gnso] Kenya ICANN meeting - hotel information /ideas
- From: Marilyn Cade <marilynscade@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 20 Dec 2009 17:12:07 -0500
I have been doing more research on the options for travel and hotels in
Nairobi, Kenya,for the upcoming ICANN meeting and wanted to share my
experiences, for what they are worth, with other BC members.
I also looked into the security issues; talked to a couple of folks who travel
to Kenya regularly, and got some helpful information and advice. If anyone is
interested, I'll volunteer to set up a call with those 'regulars' who travel or
who are in country, before we travel. In the meantime, of course, I closely
watch the various 'alerts' from US State, Canadian, UK government, and a couple
of other sources, since I travel rather frequently to a wide number of
countries around the world as part of my business.
If there are business constituency members who want to 'get the scoop' and hear
about what the advice is from an experienced group of travelers, we can do a
small and low profile 'discussion' call. No need to make this a big deal, since
only those who are thinking of attending would be interested.
Several of you will be booked at the venue hotel, or may be booked by the ICANN
staff [e.g. Councilors] so you may not be interested in these additional
options, but for some members, who may be considering but haven't finalized
travel, this might be useful.
Let me know, off list, if you would like to have such a call and I'll
coordinate with those friendly advisors I have beneffitted from. .
Hotels: for what it is worth:
Through various sources, I've learned:
There are several 4 star and 5 star hotels within walking distance.
The Nairobi Safari Club may not actually be walking distance. It was difficult
to get a clear answer on that.
Hotels that are within walking distance are the Intercontinental, Hilton, and
Hilton: I booked at the Hilton, after some review and discussion. It isn't as
fancy as some Hilton's in US or Europe, but is a 4 star.
I got a rate of $184/plus taxes /USD per night by pre paying at the Hilton.
The Intercont. which is always a preferred hotel, was a little more pricey at
$295 plus taxes/USD. Pre pay at the Intercont. didn't reduce the price per day.
the Stanley, which seems to be lovely, was a bit higher at around $325 USD/+
Other hotels that are recommended by a number of sources include the NAIROBI
SERENA @ ABOUT $250-300 USD. Taxi to venue.
Fairmont the Norfolk at around $430 USD. Taxi to venue.
I'm not a qualified tour guide, so take all this into account, and assume you
should do your own due diligence, but if you want to join a call with me and a
few other experts on Kenya travel/because they live there or travel there, let
me know at marilynscade@xxxxxxxxxxx.
We might benefit from sharing information informally.