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From: Paul Nolan <NOLANPT@uk.ibm.com>
Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 21:10:46 +0100
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Well this is what I have so far.

The meeting will be in Hursley Park near Winchester, Hampshire, UK. Make 
for the main reception when you arrive. The link below [1] gives full 
details of travel to Hursley Park. In short the big airports to aim for 
are London Heathrow or London Gatwick. Both are an hour or so away so taxi 
recommended (book one)  - public transport is possible but only for the 
determined. If you hire a car note that parking is a bit of an experience 
in the hotels I recommend below - you may need to book a space. Also of 
course we drive on the wrong side of the road!

I also attach details of the large local hotels. I would recommend that 
you all stay in Winchester city itself. That way you can get around on 
foot in the evenings. You will need a car or taxi to get to Hursley though 
as it is about 5 miles away. Note that only the first three hotels listed 
in the first attachment are actually in Winchester. The others are about 
20 minutes or more away. The Wessex and Royal are slap-bang in the centre, 
the Winchester is 5 minutes on foot from all the restaurants etc. A good 
one for Bob is Hotel Du Vin - a boutique hotel in Winchester specializing 
in fine wine - details in the second attachment.
There are also plenty of smaller guest houses and B&B that I personally 
like - but we are not allowed to recommend any these days. You can always 
ask me what I think of one if you fancy trying one.

If anyone has time for a bit of sight seeing I have attached link [2]. The 
City itself has quite a bit to see. The Cathedral (one of the oldest), 
King Arthurs table and  the College (14th centaury public school not 
unlike Hogworts). Nearby we also have Stone Henge.

Finally I have had an idea that I wanted to float. On Wednesday evening we 
have the opportunity to witness the ringing of the bells at Winchester 
Cathedral. We can go into the ringing chamber at the top of the tower and 
see it all in action. Link [3] below gives a super high level 
introduction.  This is an mysterious art (even to most Brits). If people 
are interested we can arrange a group vbisit.

[1] http://www.ibm.com/uk/locations/hursley.html
[2] http://www.visitwinchester.co.uk/
[3] http://www.freewebs.com/mybellringing/thebasics.htm

The Winchester Hotel
Worthy Lane, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7AB
www.pedersenhotels.com
Tel: 01962 709 988
The Winchester Hotel is 4* contemporary venue having recently
undergone a major refurbishment. Situated in the city centre, the
hotel is within easy walking distance to restaurants, bars and local
amenities.
The privately owned hotel has 71 spacious bedrooms, together
with a leisure club and indoor swimming pool. Wireless high
speed internet access is available in all public areas, meeting
rooms and hotel bedrooms.
Bed and breakfast (from): 90.00
Location: Central Winchester
Distance from IBM Hursley: Approx. 15 minutes drive
Rating: 4*


The Wessex Hotel
Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LQ
http://www.mercure-uk.com/
Tel: 01962 861 611
The Mercure Wessex Hotel is a 4* traditional style property
conveniently situated in central Winchester.
The hotel has a total of 91 bedrooms and three suites, with a
number of the superior bedrooms overlooking Winchester
Cathedral.
Room only (from): 81.00
Breakfast: 13.95 per person
Location: Central Winchester
Distance from IBM Hursley: Approx. 15 minutes drive
Rating: 4*


The Winchester Royal Hotel
St. Peter Street, Winchester, Hampshire,
SO23 8BS
http://www.thewinchesterroyalhotel.co.uk/index.html
Tel: 01962 840 840
Its central location makes the Winchester Royal an ideal venue for
guests. Walk out of the front door of the hotel where you can
explore the historic and beautiful city.
The hotel has 75 en-suite bedrooms including standard and
premier rooms. Many of the bedrooms overlook the
pleasant landscaped gardens
Bed and breakfast (from): 88.00
Location: Central Winchester
Distance from IBM Hursley: Approx. 15 minutes drive
Rating: 3*


The Grand Harbour Hotel
West Quay Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 1AG
www.devere.co.uk
Tel: 02380 633 033
Situated at the heart of the South Coast and catering comfortably
for conferences of up to 500 delegates, the Grand Harbour is
easily accessible from anywhere in the UK, with excellent road,
rail and air links all within 15 minutes.
The Grand Harbour has 173 bedrooms, ranging from traditional
rooms to executive rooms, featuring king size beds and seating
areas, some also have balconies.
Bed and breakfast (from): 112.00
Location: Southampton Waterfront
Distance from IBM Hursley: Approx. 20 minutes drive
Rating: 5*


Hotel du Vin & Bistro
www.hotelduvin.com
Southgate Street, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9EF.
Tel: 01962 841 414
The original Hotel du Vin is housed in the fine architecture of one of
central Winchester?s most important Georgian buildings, dating
back to 1715. The smallest within the group, with 24 bedrooms, it
has an intimate ambience emphasised by the cosy Bistro and
Champagne Bar.
Described by one journalist as ?hotels with substance and wit?, they
conjure up images of wonderful wines, great cocktails and cigars,
serious showers, divine Egyptian linens and classic bistros with a
twist.
Location: Central Winchester
Menu price (from): 30.00 (3 courses)
Click here to view a sample menu


Lainston House Hotel
Sparsholt, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 2LT.
www.exclusivehotels.co.uk
Tel: 01962 863 588
This charming 17th Century country house is a luxurious hotel,
surrounded by 63 acres of Hampshire parkland. Lainston House
is located minutes away from the historic city of Winchester and
only a short drive from Salisbury.
The restaurant here has recently been awarded a third rosette for
its food.
Room only (from): 125.00
Breakfast: 17.50 per person
Location: Sparsholt, quite rural
Distance from IBM Hursley: Approx. 15 minutes drive
Rating: 4* deluxe


The Hilton Hotel
Bracken Place, Chilworth, Southampton, Hampshire, SO16 3RB
www.hilton.co.uk
Tel: 02380 702 700
The Hilton Southampton is a 4* hotel situated close to
Southampton International Airport and to the intersections of the
M27 and M3.
The hotel has a business centre offering a wireless broadband
internet access connection, fast and convenient copy service and
a secretarial and typing service.
Room only (from): 85.00
Breakfast: 12.50 per person
Location: Outskirts of Southampton
Distance from IBM Hursley: Approx. 20 minutes drive
Rating: 4*


Corus Hotel Romsey
Ampfield, nr Winchester, Hampshire, SO51 9ZF
www.corushotels.com
Tel: 02380 266 611
The Corus hotel Romsey is full of character with its distinctive
thatched roof.
The hotel has 54 ensuite bedrooms, and a choice of dining
facilities; the more formal garden restaurant or the Potters Heron
Pub. All bedrooms at this hotel are Non-Smoking.
Bed and breakfast (from): 80.00
Location: Ampfield, nr Romsey
Distance from IBM Hursley: Approx. 5 minutes drive
Rating: 3*


Norton Park, Sutton Scotney
Norton Park, Sutton Scotney, Winchester, Hampshire, SO21 3NB
http://www.qhotels.co.uk/
Tel: 01962 763000
Norton Park is one of the finest hotels in Hampshire. Situated in
54 acres of Hampshire Parkland, it offers you tranquillity, calm
and an inspirational outdoor lifestyle.
185 superbly finished bedrooms, including 13 rooms in our
magnificent 16th Century Manor House, offer the luxury you
expect.
Bed and breakfast (from): 80.00
Location: Sutton Scotney, Winchester
Distance from IBM Hursley: Approx. 30 minutes drive
Rating: 4*


Paul Nolan
Web Services Development
Hursley, England, 44(0) 1962 817228 (Internal 247228) 
Internet: nolanpt@uk.ibm.com



From:
Gilbert Pilz <gilbert.pilz@oracle.com>
To:
"public-ws-resource-access@w3.org" <public-ws-resource-access@w3.org>
Date:
20/08/2009 00:25
Subject:
logistics for Hursley?
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There was some discussion on 8/18 about a link to a logistics page for 
Hursley. It would be helpful if that were posted relatively soon.

- gp







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Unless stated otherwise above:
IBM United Kingdom Limited - Registered in England and Wales with number 
741598. 
Registered office: PO Box 41, North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 3AU












Unless stated otherwise above:
IBM United Kingdom Limited - Registered in England and Wales with number 
741598. 
Registered office: PO Box 41, North Harbour, Portsmouth, Hampshire PO6 3AU
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