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Re: Upcoming F2F Attendee Details

From: Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:02:40 -0600
Message-ID: <CACQ=j+c98QJLMOC2khwGkAAswOnZ7E+Zj=jLofNC5a7+u4DzSw@mail.gmail.com>
To: Michael Dolan <mdolan@newtbt.com>
Cc: TTWG <public-tt@w3.org>
For detailed directions to EBU, see [1]. I see it recommends Bus Line 5
from either Aeroport or Gare Cornavin, and getting off at Le Pommier stop.

[1]
http://www3.ebu.ch/files/live/sites/ebu/files/About/How%20to%20get%20to%20the%20EBU.pdf


On Mon, Aug 11, 2014 at 8:43 AM, Michael Dolan <mdolan@newtbt.com> wrote:

> Starling is nice and very walkable.  It used to be the Crowne Plaza until
> a couple years ago.  The old Ramada is now the Crowne Plaza which is also
> walkable although a bit further as Nigel notes. Intercontinental, in
> addition to being pricey is neither near the EBU nor near downtown –it
> services the UN and ITU facilities. But all these (and EBU) are in an
> industrial area of town and not very interesting relative to other areas of
> town.  The area that Glenn notes at Place de Cornavin is near the train
> station and has a number of affordable hotels.  They are generally one-off
> or small chains so you have look harder.  A bit west of there is “old town”
> which is also a nice area with reasonable hotels.
>
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> This area of Geneva is not walkable to the EBU and taxies are expensive.
> But the #10 bus runs frequently from the large bus/tram station at Place de
> Cornavin to near the EBU and to the airport. City bus/rail tickets have
> been free for the asking from your hotel front desk for a couple of years
> now (they don’t regularly check for tickets on any bus but they make
> impressive random police-action like seizures/audits and fine people real
> money if they don’t have a ticket). Get the “tpg” phone app which is
> extremely useful.
>
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>
> Regards,
>
>
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>                 Mike
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> *From:* Nigel Megitt [mailto:nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk]
> *Sent:* Monday, August 11, 2014 1:58 AM
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> *To:* Glenn Adams; Thierry MICHEL
> *Cc:* TTWG
> *Subject:* Re: Upcoming F2F Attendee Details
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> I haven’t spent enough time in Geneva to be able to recommend any hotels.
> I’ve booked in to the Crowne Plaza on Avenue Louis Casai, which is just
> near the airport, but sadly at the ‘wrong end’ to make it an easy walk
> (I’ll probably try it anyway though!). I’d say it is walkable from the
> Starling Hotel, but the rate seems very high there.
>
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> *From: *Glenn Adams <glenn@skynav.com>
> *Date: *Saturday, 9 August 2014 20:15
> *To: *Thierry MICHEL <tmichel@w3.org>
> *Cc: *Nigel Megitt <nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk>, TTWG <public-tt@w3.org>
> *Subject: *Re: Upcoming F2F Attendee Details
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> I'll put in my two cents worth... The EBU is fairly close to the airport,
> though not walking distance, and there are a number of hotels close by the
> airport. The Intercontinental is about half way between the EBU and Gare de
> Cornavin, but is pricey (at $460/night, expedia pricing).
>
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> I tend to stay at the hotels around Place Cornavin. For this trip, I
> booked at Hotel Suisse for $215/night (expedia pricing).
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> On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 5:44 AM, Thierry MICHEL <tmichel@w3.org> wrote:
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> Nigel,
>
> Is there a particular hotel recommended ?
>
> Thierry
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> On 09/08/2014 02:18, Glenn Adams wrote:
>
> I've added a few missing (but common) columns to the attendees table at
> [1]. Please update your entry when you have a chance.
>
> [1] https://www.w3.org/wiki/TimedText/geneva2014#Attendees
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