Hotel & Travel Information
Conference Venue and Hotel:
Marina Bay Sands Resort
10 Bayfront Avenue
Tel: +65 6688-8889
"Asia's Best Meeting & Convention Hotel"
Sands Expo and Convention Center
Distance: Across the street from Hotel
Discounted Room Rate: S$380 single, S$410 double.
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Discounted Room Cut-Off: April 25, 2013
Please click here or call the Hotel directly to reserve your sleeping accommodations. You will need to identify yourself as a CHI conference attendee to receive the discounted room rate with the host hotel. Reservations made after the cut-off date or after the group room block has been filled (whichever comes first) will be accepted on a space and rate-availability basis. Rooms are limited, so please book early to take advantage of the discount we have negotiated.
We understand that you have many choices when making your travel arrangements, and may ultimately decide to stay at another hotel. Please understand that reserving your room in the CHI room block allows you to take full advantage of the conference sessions, events and networking opportunities, and ensures that our staff will be available to help should you have any issues with your accommodations.
Top 5 Reasons to book at the Marina Bay Sands Resort:
• Complimentary Internet in guest rooms (if you book under our block)
• Breakfast is included in your room rate
• Complimentary Airport Shuttle to the Hotel
• No Commute! Hotel is attached to the Convention Center
• Priviledged access to the iconic Sands SkyPark and stunning roof-top infinity pool
If you need help booking airfare please contact our dedicated travel agent, Rona Meizler, at 1-617-559-3735 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Car Rental Discounts:
Special discount rentals have been established with Hertz for this conference.
•Click here to make your reservation and use our Hertz Conventtion Number (CV):04KL0004
•Or Call Hertz directly at 1-800-654-3131 and use our Hertz Convention Number (CV):04KL0004
Visa: International delegates can check the Immigration and Checkpoint Authorities (ICA) website for visa information and applications, http://www.ica.gov.sg/
Currency: The currency used in Singapore is the Singapore dollar (S$). Money changing services can be found not only at the Singapore Changi Airport but also at most shopping centers and hotels around the island. You can also access ATMs located at many locations around Singapore, that accept credit cards such as Visa, MasterCard and American Express
Language: The four official languages of Singapore are English, Mandarin, Malay and Tamil. English is the most common language used.
Smoking Policy: Including air-conditioned areas such as shopping centers, restaurants, hotels, entertainment outlets and cinemas, smoking is not allowed on the SMRT (Singapore Mass Rapid Transit system), public buses, taxis and in lifts. The smoking ban has also been imposed at public eateries and within a five-meter radius from most building entrances, except for allocated smoking areas that are clearly marked with bright yellow paint.
Local Transportation: All Singapore Taxis are fitted with electronic meters; are all air conditioned; are all 5-seaters (including the driver) unless otherwise stated; and call booking is done via GPS or digital voice dispatch. Getting around Singapore is a breeze with the MRT. To locate an MRT station, simply look out for MRT signs displayed along main roads and the beacons and signs prominently displayed outside stations
Weather: Singapore is known for its hot and humid weather, with little variation throughout the year. The average daytime temperature is 31ºC (88ºF), dropping to around 24ºC (75ºF) in the evenings.
http://www.yoursingapore.com/content/mice/en.html - Offers an exciting look at Singapore.
http://www.onemap.sg - Find where you want to go and how to get there.
http://www.smrt.com.sg/trains/network_map.asp- Singapore SMRT (train) network.