Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) Alumni Forum 2003 - A Real World Approach to Doing Business in China

Transportation & Accommodation Information

Flight Arrangements from the U.S.

Rosenlund Travel Service Inc. of Worcester, MA, has agreed to manage travel arrangements for the WPI China Forum. Their staff’s personalized service will provide you with the best possible airfare to Hong Kong, the connecting flight to Shanghai, and return flight from Shanghai or Beijing to your home destination.

Rosenlund’s discounted fare (on January 8, 2003), for flights from Boston to Hong Kong; Hong Kong to Shanghai; and a return from Shanghai or Beijing to Boston was $ 1,038. This fare is subject to change and requires a Saturday overnight stay. All fares are non-refundable.

Rosenlund will also arrange your travel to and from other departure locations if needed. Since all airline pricing is subject to rapid change, we recommend that you book travel arrangements early to guarantee the best possible pricing on your airfare. Please contact Rosenlund Travel directly at (800) 642-5022 or (508) 791-2337.

Arriving at the Airport and Transportation From Airports to the Hotels

Hong Kong International Airport (HKG)

HKG has only one passenger terminal which handles all flights. The 1.27 km long terminal is one of the world's largest enclosed spaces. Despite its size passengers may move around with a fair amount of speed. An internal shuttle train runs between the East Hall and the West Hall. Arriving passengers need not change levels to exit the building; departing passengers need to change levels only once to board their plane.

Transportation from Hong Kong Airport to the Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong

By train:

The Airport Express is a fast and convenient railway service that runs between the airport and Hong Kong island. The train station is in the Ground Transportation Centre. Trains run between 6:30 a.m. and 1:30 a.m., at 10-minute intervals. Travel time to or from downtown Hong Kong is 23 minutes; a check in service for air passengers operates at Hong Kong and Kowloon stations; from these two stations bus shuttles run to most major hotels. The cost is approximately US$11.50.

By taxi:

Taxi stands are located beside the Ground Transportation Centre opposite the bus station. Different color taxis serve different destinations. Red (urban) taxis may take passengers anywhere in Hong Kong, including the airport. Taxis are numerous and readily available, and fares are low compared with those in most cities. Expect to pay HK$250/US$32 for a trip to the hotel. Many drivers speak some English but it is wise to have your destination written in Chinese characters.

By limousine:

The Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong offers limousine service from the airport to the hotel. You can reserve this service when you reserve your hotel accommodations. See their hotel reservation form. Rates are as follows: Mercedes-Benz HK$690 / approx. US$88.48 one way per car; Stretch VolvoHK$800 / approx. US$102.58 one way per car; Rolls Royce HK$990 / approx. US$126.95 one way per car.

Shanghai - Pudong International Airport (PVG)

Arriving passengers can directly enter the waiting corridor on the second floor and take the escalator to the luggage pickup area on the first floor. Departing the terminal building, passengers can take taxis, public buses or the airport bus to the downtown area.

Transportation from Shanghai-Pudong Airport to the Shangri-La Hotel, Shanghai

By taxi:

Taxis are the best option to and from the airport. It is about 19 miles from the airport to the hotel, and the ride should cost US$15. The hotel recommends that passengers make sure that the drivers use the meters. Many drivers speak some English but it is wise to have your destination written in Chinese characters.

By limousine:

The Shangri-La Hotel Shanghai is offering limousine service from Shanghai-Pudong Airport to the hotel. You can reserve this service when you reserve your hotel accommodations. See the hotel reservation form. Rates are as follows:Buick approx. US$58.00 one way per car; Mercedes Benz approx. US$106.00 one way per car; Dodge Van approx. US$93.00 one way per car

Hotel Accommodation Information

Special discounted rates have been arranged for Forum participants at the Shangri-La Hotels in Hong Kong and Shanghai. All WPI Alumni Forum meetings will take place at these hotels. Guests should make their own hotel reservations for the Forum using the two hotel reservation forms found with the conference registration.

Island Shangri-La Hotel, Hong Kong

Pacific Place, Supreme Court Road Central, Hong Kong

Centrally located in the heart of Hong Kong and towering 56 floors above Victoria Harbor, the hotel has direct access to Pacific Place - the island's most prestigious shopping and entertainment complex.

Group rate, per room, per night:

Peak View Room - HKD $ 1,550/ approx. US$199

Harbour View Room - HKD $ 1,900/ approx. US$244

This rate includes: an American buffet breakfast at Café TOO, daily fruit & newspaper, use of the fitness center, free local calls, in room coffee/tea making service, and shuttle service to Central District. Reservations are required by March 21, 2003 to guarantee this rate.

Pudong Shangri-La Hotel, Shanghai

33 Fu Cheng Road, Pudong Shanghai, China

This award-winning hotel located in the Lujiazui Finance and Trade Zone of Shanghai is prominently sited along the famous Huangpu River. The hotel offers breathtaking views of Shanghai's legendary riverfront - the Bund and the Orient Pearl TV Tower.

Group rate, per night:

Single - US$165

Double - US$180

This rate includes: the daily newspaper, use of the fitness center and indoor pool, in room coffee/tea making service, and in-room internet access. Breakfast is not included. Reservations are required by March 3, 2003 to guarantee this rate. Reservation requests after that date will be subject to space availability.

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