[802SEC] Logistics question for Rome proposal
I'm leaning toward Rome because we really should have a non-NA plenary
but I have some logistics questions.
Accessability of lunch and dinner spots -
It looks like the Rome Marriott Park is a recently completed hotel in a
mainly industrial area. I understand that to get a large facility with
conference space they may have had to go to this kind of area but it
sounds like there are no nearby restaurants. Comments on line say it is
a 15 to 20 minute taxi ride (and 20 Euros) to get to restaurants (other
than the hotel's). They do have a free shuttle into downtown but it
sounds like it is a longish ride, runs every two hours and in any case
it wouldn't handle the capacity of our dinner crowd.
Maybe in the next year and a half something more will go in near the
They list the Muratella bus and subway stop as being closest to the
hotel but don't say how far it is.
Can we get info on how far the hotel is from bus and subway stops?
Additional fees for guest services -
Apparently, the indoor pool has an entrance fee. It isn't clear whether
that fee is also required for the fitness room and they don't say what
the fee is.
On line comments indicate that the fee for internet access in the rooms
may be unusually high as well.
Can we get some feedback from the hotel on what they will be charging
our members for this kind of services? Can we negotiate guest room
internet and fitness center/pool access into the rate? I think people
will be irritated if the fees for these services are excessive after
paying a high conference fee and room rate.
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