RE: IETF 97 - Registration and Hotel Reservations Open Now!

Andrew Allen <> Sat, 13 August 2016 00:20 UTC

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Subject: RE: IETF 97 - Registration and Hotel Reservations Open Now!
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Personally I prefer Hiltons but it's certainly not true that there are not larger venues in Seoul.

The Coex center has two intercontinental hotels attached to it (either end of the conference and exhibition center) (54 meeting rooms) (656 Hotel rooms)  (516 Hotel rooms)

for a total of 1172 hotel rooms.

Plus it has good connections to several subway lines so easy to get to from other Seoul Hotels.


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From: ietf [] On Behalf Of John Levine
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Subject: Re: IETF 97 - Registration and Hotel Reservations Open Now!

>I do know that it is often very difficult for us to get bigger blocks 
>than what we have.

Well, yeah.  The Conrad Seoul has 434 rooms and our room block is at least 400.  They can't give us rooms that don't exist.  Poking around on the intertubes, I don't see any larger hotel in Seoul.  The Hilton in Buenos Aires was about the same size.  The IC in Yokohama is a little bigger, 594 rooms, but still nowhere near enough for everyone at an IETF meeting.

In each of these cities, this is the largest or nearly the largest hotel.  There is no hotel big enough to hold everyone.

A lot of rooms have two beds.  Perhaps some people would like to save money and share a room.