Re: IETF65 hotel location

David Kessens <david.kessens@nokia.com> Fri, 27 January 2006 19:40 UTC

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Date: Fri, 27 Jan 2006 11:40:07 -0800
From: David Kessens <david.kessens@nokia.com>
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Subject: Re: IETF65 hotel location
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Dave,

On Fri, Jan 27, 2006 at 07:57:08AM -0800, Dave Crocker wrote:
> 
> This makes it inconvenient not only for getting to restaurants but
> also for attendees wanting to stay at cheaper hotels.

There is a wide selection of cheaper hotels available around the
meeting hotel that are all walking distance.

Restaurants at walking distance are indeed problematic. However, the
hotel has quite a few choices of it's own and there are quite a few
very good restaurants a short cab ride away.

We realize that this is not ideal. Site selection is a compromise.

To give a bit of background: unfortunately, the hotel selection
process started very late which limited the amount of available venues
such that we didn't had the luxury to select a hotel that could
satisfy all criteria as much as we would have liked. We as Nokia
offered to host the meeting when we heard at a fairly late stage that
IETF was still in need for a host and that Dallas was being considered
by the secretariat (Our US headquarters are in Dallas).

My personal hope is that the selection process will happen more in
advance future now that we have Ray in place as our IAD.

> Frequently it even makes it difficult to just walk around.

As everything in Dallas, this hotel is quite large. Just a walk around
the premises will be quite a bit. 

David Kessens
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