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Ceylan InterContinental Istanbul
Asker Ocagi Caddesi, No. 1
Taksim, Istanbul 34435 Turkey
+90-212-3684444
istanbul@interconti.com.tr
www.ceylanistanbul.com

With gracious ambience in the heart of Istanbul, Ceylan InterContinental Istanbul is the ideal base from which to explore the Ottoman capital's endless historic sites, museums, restaurants, clubs and shops. Located in Taksim with stunning views of the Bosphorus, the Istanbul skyline and the Blue Mosque, the hotel is a short walk from Dolmabahce Palace and Lütfi Kırdar Congress Hall.
*Copied with permission from Ceylan InterContinental Istanbul.

Take a virtual tour of the hotel and Istanbul from the Ceylan InterContinental Istanbul concierge:



ROOM RESERVATIONS CLOSE ON NOVEMBER 2, 2012.

 

INTA has negotiated an economical lodging rate for the convenience of registered attendees.The hotel will not offer a lower rate over the dates of our conference, and the hotel agrees to extend the lower rate to you up to 3 days prior and 3 days after the published conference dates. INTA will conduct periodic audits of those using the lower rate.The hotel has the right to cancel the reservation of those not registered for the INTA meeting, or to charge those not registered for this conference a higher rate.

Standard rooms

Single Occupancy   €185   
Double Occupancy  €205


*Exlusive of 8% VAT. For budgeting purposes, single rate is approximately €200; double rate is approximately €222.

The elegantly decorated standard guest rooms offer Turkish-inspired Ottoman design with a reflection of local artwork. 80% of the hotel’s inventory has breathtaking panoramic Bosphorus views. The rate includes complimentary Internet access and breakfast buffet but is exclusive of 8% value added tax.

No reservation can be held without a credit card deposit, and deposits are refundable until 72 hours prior to the check-in date. No-shows will be charged for the entire reservation.

Reservations are accepted through a secure online link. The room block is available until filled or until NOVEMBER 2, 2012.

 

 

 Passport and Visa

 

Passports must be valid for at least six months from date of entry into Turkey.

Nationals of the following countries do not require a visa when entering Turkey (the maximum length of stay varies between 7 and 90 days): Argentina, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Honduras, Hong Kong, Iceland, Israel, Jordan, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kirghizstan, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Macau, Macedonia, Malaysia, Monaco, Morocco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, San Morino, Singapore, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Trinidad-Tobago, Tunisia, Uruguay, Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Uruguay, Vatican City, and Venezuela. 

If you a need a visa, they are issued upon arrival at all airports, sea and land entry points, for a flat fee that varies by country. You do not need to apply for the visa before you leave your home country. There are no pre-immigration papers or forms that have to be completed ahead of time. You can easily visit the visa office at Passport control at your port of entry. Visa fees can only be paid in cash, so be prepared.

For detailed informaton on the documents and fees required to travel to Turkey, visit http://www.mfa.gov.tr/visa-fees-at-border-gates-for-2010.en.mfa.

 

 Special United Airlines Discount

 


United Airlines is pleased to offer discounts of 2% to 10% off published fares.

Save an additional 3% off by booking your own reservations at www.united.com.

Choose your flight times, and access your meeting discounts by inserting ZN2W174676 in the Offer Code box.

Or Call your travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122 for reservations.

Refer to Z Code ZN2W and Agreement Code: 174676


 

 Travel

 

Ground Transportation

For transportation from Atatürk International Airport (IST), which is located on the European side of Istanbul, you have three options: airport taxis, airport shuttle buses, and the Metro. A taxi from Atatürk International Airport to Taksim will cost approximately 50 Turkish lire (TL) and take 45 minutes. Airport shuttle buses, run by the firm HAVAŞ, also are readily available.They depart the airport every hour for Taksim and cost 10 TL.

If you are arriving a Sabiha Gökçen Airport (SAW), you will arrive on the Asian side of the city. Take the HAVAŞ shuttle bus to Taksim. The shuttle will cost 13 TL and take around 1 hour.

If traveling in by train, you will arrive at the Sirkeci Train Station, which is located 4 km (2.5 mi) from the hotel. You can take a taxi for approximtely 10 TL.

Istanbul Metro
The subway system is known as Istanbul Metro. The Istanbul Metro is state-of-the-art, new and easy to use. Taksim Metro station is located directly behind the hotel, less than a 2 minute walk.

 
 

Currency

The Turkish lira (TL) is the official currency of Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Nortern Cyprus. Check currency conversion here: http://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/. The following denominations of Turkish lira are available: Banknotes: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200 TL. Coins: 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 kuruş and 1 TL.

It is suggested that you exchange your currency either before departing your home or upon arrival at the airport or train station.The hotel offers reliable currency exchange services, too.

In and Around Istanbul

Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey with a population of 15 million, making it one the world’s fastest growing cities, and third largest city in Europe after Moscow and London.The heart of Turkey, Istanbul is the home of the Turkish economy, major corporations and banks, and art and culture. Istanbul is so rich in history, art, culture and shopping that you may want to consider extending your stay in order to experience the many wonders to behold.

The only city built on two continents (Asia and Europe), Istanbul has long enjoyed a historically strategic location; it has a rich past as a coveted city for powerful empires. Stretching along two shores of the Bosphorus (Istanbul Strait), Istanbul was the capital of the Byzantine and Ottoman empires. Its status as an imperical capital for 1,500 years gives the city a rich history of sites. At nearly every corner in the city, you discover Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman palaces, mosques, churches, monasteries, monuments, walls and ruins. Istanbul masterfully melds this rich history into a virbant and modern metropolis. Bazaars and moder shopping centers, street vendors and stock brokers, old crumbling buildings and skyscrapers coexist and this amalgam gives the city a multifaceted flavor, with a sublte blend of Eastern and Western cultures.

Take a virtual tour of the hotel and Istanbul from the Ceylan InterContinental Istanbul concierge:
http://istanbul.intercontinental.com.tr/en/general/concierge-tour.asp?id=1.
*Source: Istanbul Convention and Visitors Bureau.

Nearby attractions all accessible in 15 minutes or less from the hotel:

  • Dolmabahçe Palace (0.5 km / 0.31 mi)
  • The Bosphorus (0.5 km / 0.31 mi)
  • Taksim Square (0.5 km / 0.31 mi)
  • Nişantaşı Shopping District (0.5 km / 0.31 mi)
  • Galata Tower (3 km / 1.8 mi)
  • Hagia Sophia (7 km / 4.3 mi)
  • Covered Bazaar (7 km / 4.3 mi)
  • Topkapi Palace (7 km / 4.3 mi)
  • Blue Mosque (7 km / 4.3 mi)

Climate and Dress

Istabul’s average high temperature in December is 11˚C (52˚F) and the average low temperature at night is 5.3˚C (42˚F). In December, the city sees an average of 124 mm (5 in) of precipitation, with 17 days of rainfall/snow.

The meeting encourages business casual attire. Meeting rooms are well airconditioned, and the inside temperature may be slightly warmer or cooler than you find comfortable. Therefore, it is suggested that you dress in layers (light jackets and/or shawls are a good idea to have with you).