[bc-gnso] Kenya ICANN meeting - hotel information /ideas

Chris Chaplow chris at andalucia.com
Mon Dec 21 09:39:03 UTC 2009

Thanks Marilyn I would be interested too.


I booked my flights just after the last meeting but was unsure about the

The Safari club which for a while was the only one on the ICANN website is
about 1 mile form the venue as I can see.


At my previous two meeting (Paris and Sydney) I found the venue hotel fully
booked within days of the announcement  on the ICANN website, leading me to
believe that the ICANN block booking must have been 95% of the availability.


I don’t have too many security concerns but would prefer to be in the same
hotel as other BC members.



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De: owner-bc-gnso at icann.org [mailto:owner-bc-gnso at icann.org] En nombre de
Marilyn Cade
Enviado el: domingo, 20 de diciembre de 2009 23:12
Para: bc - GNSO list
Asunto: [bc-gnso] Kenya ICANN meeting - hotel information /ideas


I have been doing more research on the options for travel and hotels in
Nairobi, Kenya,for the upcoming ICANN meeting and wanted to share my
experiences, for what they are worth, with other BC members. 


I also looked into the security issues; talked to a couple of folks who
travel to Kenya regularly, and got some helpful information and advice. If
anyone is interested, I'll volunteer to set up a call with those 'regulars'
who travel or who are in country, before we travel. In the meantime, of
course, I closely watch the various 'alerts' from US State, Canadian, UK
government, and a couple of other sources, since I travel rather frequently
to a wide number of countries around the world as part of my business. 


If there are business constituency members who want to 'get the scoop' and
hear about what the advice is from an experienced group of travelers, we can
do a small and low profile 'discussion' call. No need to make this a big
deal, since only those who are thinking of attending would be interested. 


Several of you will be booked at the venue hotel, or may be booked by the
ICANN staff [e.g. Councilors]  so you may not be interested in these
additional options, but for some members, who may be considering but haven't
finalized travel, this might be useful. 


Let me know, off list, if you would like to have such a call and I'll
coordinate with those friendly advisors I have beneffitted from. 



Hotels: for what it is worth: 



Through various sources, I've learned: 


There are several 4 star and 5 star hotels within walking distance. 


The Nairobi Safari Club may not actually be walking distance. It was
difficult to get a clear answer on that.  


Hotels that are within walking distance are the Intercontinental, Hilton,
and Stanley. 


Hilton: I booked at the Hilton, after some review and discussion. It isn't
as fancy as some Hilton's in US or Europe, but is a 4 star. 


I got a rate of $184/plus taxes /USD per night by pre paying at the Hilton.


The Intercont. which is always a preferred hotel, was a little more pricey
at $295 plus taxes/USD. Pre pay at the Intercont. didn't reduce the price
per day. 


the Stanley, which seems to be lovely, was a bit higher at around $325 USD/+


Other hotels that are recommended by a number of sources include the NAIROBI
SERENA @ ABOUT $250-300 USD. Taxi to venue.


Fairmont the Norfolk at around $430 USD. Taxi to venue.


I'm not a qualified tour guide, so take all this into account, and assume
you should do your own due diligence, but if you want to join a call with me
and a few other experts on Kenya travel/because they live there or travel
there, let me know at marilynscade at hotmail.com. 


We might benefit from sharing information informally. 


Marilyn Cade 






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