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PIERS 2008 in Hangzhou, CHINA, 24-28 March, 2008

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PIERS2008 in Hangzhou -- Locale and Hotel

Conference Site - Grand Metropark Hotel Hangzhou

ADD: NO. 2, Pinghai Road, Hangzhou, China
杭州 平海路2号

PIERS 2008 in Hangzhou will be held in Grand Metropark Hotel Hangzhou, which is located in the city's commercial and financial center. 5-10 minutes walk to the famous West Lake, 2km to the railway station, 25km to the airport, Grand Metropark Hotel Hangzhou is a 5-star international hotel and renowned for its amenities and great service.

  • Online Reservation , with credit card guarantee for Grand Metropark Hotel Hangzhou is available. Lodging expense will be paid in the hotel check-in desk ONLY. No-show without cancellation 14 days prior to arrival will be charged for a one-day room rate.
  • PIERS Group Rates at this host hotel are available. All the room cost includes service charge, tax, free internet access and breakfast. USD $1 is about CNY 7.5 subject to exchange rate variations.
  • All guests are advised to book early before February 10, 2008 in this spring season. After this date, special group rate is no longer guaranteeed. The number of rooms reserved is limited. Room availability is on first-come first-serve basis.
  • Any inquiry about hotel reservation, please directly contact the hotel manager via EMAIL or FAX.
    Contact Person: Ms. Qianjuan YU, Email: connie.yu@metroparkhotels.com and/or connie2518@hotmail.com, FAX: +86 571 87081588

Arrival Guide:

From Shanghai Pudong International Airport >>> Grand Metropark Hotel Hangzhou:

  1. take Bus (3.5 hours, CNY100) >> Hangzhou [Wulinmen Airline Ticket Booking Office]>>
    >> then take Taxi (15 min, CNY15) >> Grand Metropark Hotel Hangzhou
    (Bus start time: 8:40/9:40/10:40/11:40/12:40/13:40/14:40/15:40/16:40/18:10/20:00 Inquiry Phone:13916108450)
  2. take Bus (3.5 hours, CNY100) >> Hangzhou [Huanglong Sport Center]>>
    >> then take Taxi (20 min, CNY20) >> Grand Metropark Hotel Hangzhou
    (Bus start time: 9:50/11:00/12:00/13:30/15:30/17:30 /19:30 Inquiry Phone: 021-68345743)

From Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport >>> Grand Metropark Hotel Hangzhou:

  1. take Taxi (about 60 minutes, about CNY100) >> Grand Metropark Hotel Hangzhou
  2. take Airport Shuttle Bus (80 min, CNY30) >> Merchant Marco Hotel
    >> by walk (3 min) >> Grand Metropark Hotel Hangzhou

From Hangzhou Railway Station >>> Grand Metropark Hotel Hangzhou:

  1. take Taxi (10 minutes, about CNY10) >> Grand Metropark Hotel Hangzhou

About Hangzhou:


Spring is the Best Season of Westlake and in Hangzhou!

More Photos of Westlake and Hangzhou

Video: Hangzhou---Paradise on Earth

Hangzhou, one of the financial and commercial centers in China, is located on the low reaches of Qiantang River in southeast China and 180 kilometers from Shanghai. Over the course of thousands of years, Hangzhou has been famous for the West Lake it hosts, one of the most elegant lakes in the world, with a neighborhood that blends the famous hilly and aqueous scenery, as well as historical and cultural sites. Radiance and beauty is perceivably resonated by the "double ten scenic spots". Predictably, the natural beauty of Hangzhou has helped lay the foundation as one of the cradles of Chinese civilization; its unique "Liangzhu Culture" can be dated back to 4700 years ago. At its peak, Hangzhou had served as the capitals of Wu and Yue kingdoms of Five Dynasties during the 10th Century and of Southern Song Dynasty during the 12-13th Century. Its continuing preeminence nowadays as capital of Zhejiang province, one of the most prosperous provinces in a country that has been stunning the world with its steaming economy, underscores its role as the center of provincial politics, economy, culture, science and education. The tourists may take advantage of its comprehensive transportation system, composed of airlines, railways, highways and taxis to enjoy a safe, convenient and inexpensive trip to Hangzhou. Once in the city, they may find in addition to the tempting landscape, various items are simply irresistible to grab, such as silk and Longjing (Dragon Well) tea which are among the finest in the world. No wonder the famous Italian traveler Marco Polo (1254-1324) described this city as “the finest and most splendid city in the world.” The same opinion was echoed in the following poem by famous poet Su Dongpo (1037-1101) of Song Dynasty, where he compared the West Lake to Xizi, the acknowledged most beautiful woman in ancient China,

"Rippling water on sunny day shimmering;
Mountains shroud mist while raining;
Plain or gaily decked out like Xizi;
West Lake is always alluring."

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