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22-25 September 2014

Hotel Hilton, Mexico Reforma
Mexico City

 

General Information



Venue

Latin America Geospatial Forum 2014 will be held at
Hotel Hilton, Mexico Reforma
Av. Juarez #70. Colonia Centro,
Mexico City, Distrito Federal, 06010
Mexico

The Hilton Mexico City Reforma hotel is located in the fashionable downtown district of Mexico City. Only 20 minutes from Mexico City International Airport, the hotel is close to bustling financial and business areas. The five-star Mexico City hotel has 458 spacious, modern guest rooms, all with high-speed internet access. Relax in the Herman Miller ergonomic chair, unwind in front of the flat-screen TV or get to work at the desk. All suites includes access to the stylish top-floor Executive Lounge with stunning views of Mexico City, a TV room, free WiFi, two meeting rooms and complimentary snacks. Keep in touch with the office at the business center or use personalized secretarial facilities. The three hotel restaurants offer a variety of culinary experiences. Relish international and traditional cocktails at our lobby bar. Savor beautifully presented Mexican cuisine in the casual atmosphere of El Cardenal or enjoy international fare in a buffet setting at Los Dones. For an unforgettable meal, dine at Terraza Alameda and enjoy the view. With a dedicated Concierge and a private heliport, the Hilton Mexico City Reforma hotel is committed to providing the highest level of comfort and attention.


Mexico City
The capital of México is the world’s largest city, the financial, political and cultural center of México, the nightlife capital of México and one of the world’s oldest cities. It is an energetic metropolis or just an incredible place to visit.

It has world-class museums, archaeological treasures, international cuisine, incredible shopping experiences, stately mansions, colonial neighbourhoods, dazzling nightlife, inviting plazas and gardens or great city parks. The National Museum of Anthropology is one on the world's great museums, and could easily occupy a short vacation by itself.

Organized tours, taxis, city buses or the modern subway system (during off peak hours) should be considered over attempting to drive in this city. (See: Practical Advice) The traffic here is legendary, and for very good reason. For side trips to the nearby colonial towns or archeological sites a rental car is fine, as the highways and toll roads surrounding the capital offer pleasant driving conditions. México City, now the center of, business, culture and government for the country, was once the center of the entire Aztec empire. The current Zócalo, or town square, is built on the same spot where once stood Montezuma's palace. Many of the old mansions and public buildings in the area were built hundreds of years ago using the stones from the Aztec temples that were destroyed by the Spaniards. The Zócalo is Latin America's largest main square at over 13 acres. Despite it's size, the zócalo tends to get crowded in the evenings and on weekends.

Climate
Because of its location on a high plateau and its high elevation Mexico City enjoys mild, pleasant weather nearly all year. Winters are very mild. The temperature in winter averages between 20 and 24 degrees Celsius (high 68 to 74° Fahrenheit) and in summer the average temperature is around 28 degrees Celsius (83° Fahrenheit). October through May is the city's dry season, which means this period has very little rain. From June through September is considered the "rainy season". During the summer months it rains on average once a day, though the rain rarely lasts longer than a few hours.

Getting to Mexico City
Mexico city has its own airport (Benito Juárez International Airport), It is a commercial airport that serves Mexico City, the capital and biggest city in Mexico. The airport has two terminals, T1 and T2 being the latter mostly used for Sky Team airlines. There are frequent flights to and from most large cities in the world, as Amsterdam, Buenos Aires, Chicago, Sao Paulo, Santiago de Chile, Lima, London, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Paris, Madrid, Frankfurt, Toronto, and Tokyo. Some of the international airlines that operate regular flights to Mexico City include: Aeromexico, Air Canada, Air France, Alaska Airlines [6], American Airlines, Avianca, British Airways, Copa, Cubana de Aviacion, Delta [7], Iberia, KLM, LAN, Lufthansa, TACA, United Airlines, US Airways, and Southwest.

Currency
The currency in Mexico is Mexican Peso (MXN). For up-to-date exchange rates, please refer to a currency exchange site on the Internet, e.g. www.xe.com.

Tourist Information
For tourist information on Mexico City, please refer to http://www.visitmexico.com/en/mexico-city

Visa
Don't forget to check with your travel agency, or with the Mexican embassy in your country, if you need a visa to enter the country.

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