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RE: Upcoming F2F Attendee Details

From: Michael Dolan <mdolan@newtbt.com>
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:12:53 -0700
To: "'TTWG'" <public-tt@w3.org>
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Depends on where you stay exactly. Check that app for the best answer for you…


From: Glenn Adams [mailto:glenn@skynav.com] 
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 9:03 AM
To: Michael Dolan
Subject: Re: Upcoming F2F Attendee Details


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.


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.






From: Nigel Megitt [mailto:nigel.megitt@bbc.co.uk] 
Sent: Monday, August 11, 2014 1:58 AM

To: Glenn Adams; Thierry MICHEL

Subject: Re: Upcoming F2F Attendee Details


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. 



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


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). 


I tend to stay at the hotels around Place Cornavin. For this trip, I booked at Hotel Suisse for $215/night (expedia pricing).


On Sat, Aug 9, 2014 at 5:44 AM, Thierry MICHEL <tmichel@w3.org> wrote:


Is there a particular hotel recommended ?


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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