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Re: meeting locations & hotels

From: <rob@blaeu.com>
Date: Sun, 8 Jan 2012 11:15:38 +0100 (CET)
Message-ID: <52176.83.163.15.68.1326017738.squirrel@webmail.solcon.nl>
To: "Aleecia M. McDonald" <aleecia@aleecia.com>
Cc: "Tracking Protection Working Group WG" <public-tracking@w3.org>
To get the best deals currently, I can recommend trivago.com or
trivago.co.uk. The website does an amazing job, also for 4 or 5 star
hotels with breakfast included.

--
Rob

Aleecia M. McDonald wrote:
> Hello,
>
> We have final locations for the f2f. Thanks for your patience while we
> waited on details.
>
> 	January 24th:	Morning meetings in Beaulieu
> 					Afternoon meetings in Centre Borschette
>
> 	January 25th:	Berlaymont
> 	January 26th:	Berlaymont
>
> Changing buildings midday on the 24th is not ideal, but we are a large
> enough group that it took a bit of juggling to accommodate us during a
> busy time. Berlaymont is lovely:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlaymont_building
>
> All three buildings are all on subway line 5. Beaulieu is at the Beaulieu
> station; Centre Borschette and Berlaymont are at the Schuman station. On
> the 24th we will take the subway six stops from Beaulieu to Schuman with a
> 5 minute walk to Centre Borschette (the other two buildings are nearly on
> top of their subway stations.) We'll all go over as a group. An annotated
> map follows.
>
> For hotels, the easiest thing to do is to book a hotel near the Schuman
> subway stop. I picked
>
> 	B-Aparthotel Ambiorix
> 	http://b-aparthotels.com/ambiorix
>
> This is very easy walking distance to the subway and to Berlaymont.
> Priceline is advertising $123USD. It's not large enough to hold all of us,
> and by no means where you "should" go -- you are free to stay anywhere you
> like. I'm just sharing what I found. Similarly, it would be hard to beat
> the Holiday Inn Brussels Schuman for location, which looks to be about
> $270USD a night.
>
> If you are looking for something with nightlife and fun, you might prefer
> a hotel in the City Centre area. Just look for a hotel near subway line 5
> and you will be fine for transit. There are many options. Another plus to
> City Centre is proximity to trains if you have time for additional travel.
> For pointers on seeing Brussels, try http://wikitravel.org/en/Brussels
>
> Thanks to Thomas and our hosts at the European Commission for their work
> putting this together!
>
> 	Aleecia
>
>
>
> Potentially useful details --
>
> Subway line 5 list of stops:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brussels_Metro_line_5
> Map of subways:
> http://mapsof.net/uploads/static-maps/brussels_metro_map.png
>
> Street addresses:
> 	Beaulieu: Avenue de Beaulieu 27 1160 Auderghem, Belgium  /* I'm guessing
> on the building number as 27 as a reasonable map point within the complex
> of buildings there */
> 	Centre Borschette: 36 rue Froissart, 1040 Brussels, Belgium
> 	Berlaymont: Rue de la Loi 200 1049 City of Brussels, Belgium
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