Accommodation

APBC2007 Nearby Hotels
Hotel Room Charge (Room Only) Application Form Deadline for Discount Rate
Island Pacific Hotel HK$580 net Form (doc) 15 Dec, 2006
Novotel Century Harbourview HK$655 net Form (doc) 15 Dec, 2006
Ramada Hong Kong Hotel HK$580 net Form (doc) 14 Dec, 2006
*All the three hotels (price quoted included tax and service charges)

These hotels are reasonably priced and discounted from the regular price if you book before their designated deadlines. However, there is a quota on the number of discount-priced rooms, which will be allocated on a first-come-first-serve basis. So the hotels will not guarantee a room at the discounted price even you book before their designated deadlines. You can download the application forms and contact the hotels directly.

Directions from Hotel to The University of Hong Kong

Island Pacific Hotel is about 10 minutes of drive from the University of Hong Kong. Taking a taxi from the hotel to the conference venue(Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, No. 3 University Drive, The University of Hong Kong) costs about HK$25 (US$4). You can also try to walk, it may take you about 30 minutes. See the map for details.

Novotel Century Harbourview: The hotel is within walking distance (20-30 minutes uphill) to the conference venue(Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, No. 3 University Drive, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong). There is an escalator service at Westwood Mall near Novotel Century Harbourview Hotel covering about 40% of the distance. See the map for details.

Ramada Hong Kong Hotel is within walking distance (20-30 minutes uphill) to the conference venue(Wang Gungwu Theatre, Graduate House, No. 3 University Drive, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong). See the map for details.

How To Get to Your Hotel After Arrival

APBC HK AirportThere are many ways for you to travel from the Hong Kong International Airport to the hotel you will stay.

Hotel Limousine Service and Hotel Shuttle Service
Almost all the hotels can help you to arrange hotel limousine services. Refer to your hotel website.

Taxi
Taxi stands are located on the north side of the Ground Transportation Centre (the left-hand ramp if you are leaving from the Arrivals Hall). Destination Taxi fare (about HK$350 (US$45) (inclusive of bridge/tunnel toll)

Airport Express
The Airport Express is a dedicated airport railway line providing fast and reliable service operating daily from 0600 to 0130 hours at 10-minute intervals. The journey to or from downtown Hong Kong takes approximately 23 minutes. When you leave, free In-town Check-in service and free porter service are available at Hong Kong and Kowloon Stations. Outbound passengers can check in their baggage the same day up to 90 minutes before take-off. Airport Express Fare (HK$100 (US$12.5)). You have to take a taxi (cost about HK$30 (US$4)) from the Hong Kong Airport Express Station to your hotel.

Airport Bus
Airport Bus is cheaper than Airport Express.

A10 (Airport to Ap Lei Chau Estate) (HK$48 (US$7), service hours - 06:00 to 01:00, 15-20 minutes) will pass all three hotels. You can get off at the nearby bus stations. Please refer to the bus route here.

Other Hotels

There are also a number of better and more expensive hotels in the Central/Admiralty area in Hong Kong. Taking taxis from those hotels to the conference site might cost HK$50-70 (US$7-10) each trip. The directions to follow by taxi from Central and Admiralty are: Take Cotton Tree Drive to Robinson Road to Kotewall Road and turn right onto University Drive.

Weather

The weather in HK in January ranges from 12 to 22 degrees Centigrade, so walking from hotel to the conference venue should be pleasant. If you don't like walking, taking a taxi (through the west gate following the map) may cost about HK$15-20 (US$2-3), and about HK$30 (US$4) from Novotel Century Harbourview Hotel.