Hong Kong, The Place to Be in 2018!
by Harry VanBuren (2018 Conference Chair)
The conference venue and hotel is the YMCA Salisbury (41 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong). It is ideally located, with a subway stop right outside the door, the Star Ferry terminal a few hundred meters away, easy connections to and from the airport, and excellent facilities (including a pool, gyms, and a climbing wall). Reviews of the YMCA Salisbury can be found here
IABS has negotiated a conference rate of 865 HKD plus 10 percent service charge (1 USD = 7.82 HK; 1 Euro = 9.58 HKD; 1 GBP = 10.85 HKD) for a single or double. This rate is good from June 4 to June 13. A buffet breakfast is not included in the room rate (and will not be part of the conference registration fee), but can be booked at the same time you book your room for an additional 100 HKD. (There is also a lighter café in the lobby that serves an excellent breakfast.)
Here are the instructions to book a room:
1. Go to the hotel’s reservation site: http://www.ymcahk.org.hk/thesalisbury/en/accommodation/index.html.
2. Click “Book Now.”
3. Enter the number of people staying in the room and the dates you are staying on the top of the page. On the bottom of the page you’ll see a section called “Add Code.” Select “Rate Access/Corporate Code,” and enter UNM if you want to book a room without breakfast or UNMBF if you want to book a room with breakfast. Click “Confirm Dates of Stay.”
4. On the next page, select “View Rates” for the Standard Room which comes up as your only option. The conference rate (UNM or UNMBF) will be preselected for you. Click “Add Room & Checkout.”
5. Enter all of the reservation information requested on the next page, click “Complete Reservation,” and you’re all done.
The conference rate is available for booking through March 21st Hong Kong time. If you cancel the reservation less than 45 days before you are scheduled to arrive, you’ll be charged for one night’s room and service charge.
Questions? Email Harry Van Buren at firstname.lastname@example.org.