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Practical Information Note

Practical Information
Welcome to the

WHS Anniversary Event: Advancing the New Way of Working (NWOW) Workshop

Istanbul, 18-19 May 2017

Directions

Arrival at Istanbul Atatürk Airport
Upon arrival at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport the most practical way to reach your hotel is by taxi. Taxis are available at the entrance of the airport.
The rate from the Atatürk Airport to the Istanbul Hilton Bosphorus, the workshop venue is approximately  20 USD  (around 75 TL) and the trip takes around 30 mins to 1 hour and a half depending on the traffic.
Note: Travel, transfer and logging expenses will be borne by the participants.

Accommodation

Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus
In case you choose to stay at the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus, the venue of the workshop, please submit your inquiry directly to the hotel by filling the attached booking form. We have made block reservations which should guarantee a room if you make your reservation before 7 May 2017.

Address:
Cumhuriyet Cad. No: 50 34367 Harbiye - Istanbul, Turkey
T: 0212 315 60 00
E: info.istanbul@hilton.com

Check in:        14:00
Check out:      12:00

Distance from the airport: 30-90 mins depending on the traffic.

Other Hotel Options

There are also a range of other hotel options at walking distance from the Workshop venue. A list of which you can find below:

 

HOTEL

E-MAIL

PHONE

1

THE MARMARA TAKSIM

mozcan@themarmarahotels.com

 

+90 212 334 8408 

2

GRAND HYATT TAKSIM

gokce.fenalan@hyatt.com

+90 2123681234

3

ST. REGIS

 kerem.icli@stregis.com

+90 532 348 3737

+90 549 795 2336

4

DIVAN TAKSIM

miray.mert@divan.com.tr and corporatesales.divanistanbul@divan.com.tr

+90 212 315 55 14

+90 549 562 34 49

 

5

CEYLAN INTERCONTINENTAL

selen.koksal@intercontinentalistanbul.com

+90 212 368 4444

 

6

TRYP WYNDHAM

reservation@istanbultryp.com

+90 444 93 35

7

PARK BOSPHORUS TAKSIM

group.sales@parkbosphorus.com

+90 212 377 88 88

8

RITZ CARLTON

alican.demirok@ritzcarlton.com

+90 533 745 30 97

 

9

MIDTOWN

 

iyilmaz@midtown-hotel.com

ezaif@midtown-hotel.com

+90 212 361 67 67

 

 

+90 553 402 11 81

10

CVK TAKSIM Hotel

reservation@cvkhotels.com

+90 212 393 40 00 

11

Point Hotel TAKSIM

 

ebuldum@pointhotel.com

+90 212 313 50 00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Workshop Venue

Şadırvan Meeting Room, at Hilton Bosphorus Hotel

The workshop venue will be the Şadırvan meeting room, at the Hilton Istanbul Bosphorus Hotel. The hotel overlooks the beautiful strait of Bosphorus and is situated close to the Taksim Square at the very center of Istanbul.

Wireless Access
Hotel’s wireless access is available at the venue.

Social Programs
Luncheons and reception

Our guests are kindly invited to the two Luncheons to be hosted by the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs on 18 and 19 May. The open buffet luncheons will take place at the dining room next to the Şadırvan meeting room.

There will also be a reception hosted by Turkey on the evening of 18 May.

Weather Forecast

Wed 5/17

17° /11°

Clouds and sun

Hist. Avg.

20°/12°

Thu 5/18

18° /12°

Partial sunshine

Hist. Avg.

20°/12°

Fri 5/19

18° /11°

Clouds and sun

Hist. Avg.

20°/12°

Sat 5/20

18° /10°

Sun and some clouds

Hist. Avg.

21°/12°

Places to go

Travel in the Historical Peninsula

istanbul historical peninsula

A district where everything is historic from head to toe. The Historical Peninsula is the most touristic district of Istanbul and there you'll find the must see Topkapı Palace, Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia. Do not skip this place even if you have only one day in Istanbul

Shop in Grand Bazaar

istanbul grand bazaar 

Grand Bazaar is the most visited touristic attraction of the World! But why is everyone attracted to it, like bees are attracted to honey? Because it is where you will find the 'honey'; in other words jewelry, leather, spices, best brands and whatever sounds sweet to you! Enjoy the shopping adventure in the Grand Bazaar

General information and contacts
Exchange rate (as of 17.04.2017)

1 EUR = 3.88 TL
1 USD = 3.66 TL

For daily rates please refer to http://www.tcmb.gov.tr/kurlar/today.xml

Tourist Information

For more tourist information, please visit:

http://en.istanbul.com/

http://tourismturkey.org/destination/istanbul

http://en.istanbul.com/city-life/25-great-things-to-do-in-turkey.html

http://hometurkey.com/10-awesome-things-istanbul-black-sea.html

http://en.istanbul.com/city-life/turkish-traditional-flavors-in-istanbul.html

In case of emergency

In case of a medical emergency dial 112.

Contacts

For further inquiries during your stay in Istanbul, please feel free to contact:
Ms. Gökçe Gül Yılmaz
Gokce.gul@mfa.gov.tr
Mobile:+905310838222