Hotel & Travel

Hotel Information

HOTEL INFORMATION

World Congress Headquarters Hotel:
Corinthia Hotel Prague
Kongresová 1
Prague 4, 140 69 Czech Republic
Hotel Main Phone: +420 261 191 111
General Website

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

Online: (Preferred Method) You may make your reservation online at the group rates. To access the ISHRS group block, click here.

By Phone: You may make your group block reservation by calling Mr. Zbynek Haller at the hotel at +420 261 191 107. Please be sure to identify yourself as being with the ISHRS – group code XMEE07102017, and clearly specify the room type you desire.

It is very important that you make your reservation early. This limited room block is available through Wednesday, August 23, 2017 or while room availability lasts.

ROOM TYPES & RATES

ISHRS Group Room Rates: All room rates include breakfast and wi-fi throughout the hotel. The rates listed below include the VAT, which is currently 15%. Room rates are in Euros, but note that you will pay the hotel the equivalent in the hotel’s local currency (CZK) at the exchange rate on day of payment.

Visit the hotel website to see online descriptions of the various room types. VAT is included in all rates listed below.

Children 6 years of age and younger may stay in their parent’s or guardian’s room at no charge in the existing bedding. The Corinthia Hotel Prague is a 100% non-smoking hotel.

If you have questions regarding the guest rooms or the hotel in general, you may contact Mr. Zbynek Haller by email at zbynek.haller@corinthia.com or by phone at +420 261 191 107.

Superior Queen & Superior Twin (standard rooms): €163.30 single/€178.25 double occupancy

Business Queen or Business Twin: €197.80 single/€212.75 double occupancy, includes access to Business Lounge and Apollo Day Spa.

Executive Queen & Executive Twin: €209.30 single/€224.25 double occupancy, includes access to Executive Club Lounge and Apollo Day Spa.

Deluxe Suite City View (king bed): €255.30 single/€270.25 double occupancy, includes complimentary bottled water in room, access to the Executive Club Lounge and Apollo Day Spa.

Bedding: The hotel rooms all have either one queen size bed or two twin size beds (one person per bed). Only the suites have a king size bed.

Maximum Occupancy: The maximum allowed occupancy is two people per room.  A third person can fit only in Superior rooms, and with an added €40 third person supplement.   A rollaway bed will be provided for the third person.  Note you cannot choose triple occupancy online – book double occupancy and then you must contact Mr. Zbynek Haller at zbynek.haller@corinthia.com to arrange for the 3rd person.

Rates Honored 3 Days Pre- and 3 Days Post-Meeting: The ISHRS has secured discounted group rates at the Corinthia Hotel Prague for the dates of Wednesday, September 27 through Wednesday, October 11, 2017, based on availability. If the hotel website does not allow you to book a reservation for your full desired stay, please email Mr. Zbynek Haller at zbynek.haller@corinthia.com to check availability.

Hotel Deposit/Guarantee/Cancellation Policy

To confirm reservations, the hotel requires a credit card. You may cancel your reservation up until 30 days prior to your arrival date without penalty. Cancellations received within 30 days of your arrival date will incur a one night fee. Cancellations received within 7 days prior to your arrival date or no-shows will be charged the full cost of the reservation.

Check-in time is 2:00PM and check-out time is 12:00 noon.  The included breakfast is served 6:30AM-10:30PM on weekdays and 6:30AM-11:00AM on Saturday and Sunday.


Airport & Ground Transportation Information

You will want to fly into Václav Havel Prague Airport (PRG), which is located at the northwest edge of Prague. The airport is approximately 30 minutes (15km) from the Corinthia Hotel Prague and the Prague Congress Centre.

Airport Transportation Options:
Taxi: It is recommended that you use the official airport taxi services as they are regulated.  You may be over charged by other taxis services, as they are not regulated. Taxi Praha and FIX Taxi are the official taxi providers for the airport.  Contact counters for these official taxi operators are located at the arrival halls of Terminal 1 and 2. Departure points are displayed in front of arrival halls.

Visit this link for information on these official airport taxis:
http://www.prg.aero/en/parking-transport/transport/official-taxi/

The fare from the airport to the Corinthia Hotel Prague should range between CZK 750-850 (USD $29-34), depending on the traffic. Taxi drivers are tipped about 10% – the locals usually round to the nearest CZK 50 or 100.

Corinthia Hotel Car Service: The Corinthia Hotel’s car service provides flexible and professional service at competitive fixed rates. The price for the transfer between the airport to the hotel by black Skoda Superb is €32 including taxes each way.  This car service is also available to transport you around Prague. To book your car, contact Mr. Zbynek Haller by email at zbynek.haller@corinthia.com or by phone at +420 261 191 107.

Note there is no direct public transportation to/from the airport.

Parking:
At the Corinthia Hotel Prague: Self-service parking is available both outside and inside a garage. The rate is the same for both. Hotel guests may park here for CZK 40 per hour for a stay of up to 16 hours, or CZK 650 per day/24-hour period.

At the Prague Congress Centre: Parking is available underground at the Prague Congress Centre for CZK 50 per hour, up to 10 hours. Parking for over 10 hours and up to 24 hours is CZK 500. Parking for over 24 hours is CZK 1,000. This CZK 1,000 rate is the same for parking between 2 days and 6 days.


Travel Information to Prague, Czech Republic

Passports & Visas:
The Czech Republic is a member of the European Union (EU) and of the Schengen area, therefore most tourist visitors do not require a visa to visit Prague, just a valid passport that is valid for at least 3 months beyond your stay and with at least two blank pages (or ID card for EU citizens).

Visas are NOT required for stays up to 90 days by citizens of:

(a) EU countries, UK (pre- and post-Brexit), Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, Switzerland;
(b) Albania*, Andorra, Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Bosnia & Herzegovina*, Brazil, Brunei, Canada*, Chile, Costa Rica, Croatia, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong*, Israel, Japan, Macedonia*, Macao*, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico, Monaco, Montenegro*, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Saint Christopher & Nevis, Salvador, San Marino, Serbia*, Seychelles, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan*, Trinidad and Tobago, USA, Uruguay, Vatican, Venezuela.
*some restrictions apply.

For further detail, visit: https://www.prague.com/v/visa-requirements/

Invitation for Visa: If you require an invitation to the meeting on ISHRS letterhead for the purpose of obtaining a visa, you may request this during the registration process.

Medical and Other Insurance:

Check with your personal medical insurance plan before leaving your home country to ensure you have adequate traveling insurance. Visitors are urged to take out insurance to cover loss incurred in the case of cancellation, medical expenses and damage to or loss of personal effects whenever traveling outside of their own country. You must also carry proof of a valid medical insurance policy contracted for payment of all costs for hospitalization and medical treatment while in the Czech Republic.

Language:
Czech is the official language, but English is widely spoken in hotels, shops and businesses in central Prague.

Currency:
Czech Koruna (CZK) is the official currency. Euros are widely accepted as well, but your change will be given in CZK.

Population:
The population of Prague is 1.26 million.

Time Zone:
At the time of our meeting, Prague will be on CEST (Central European Summer Time) which is UTC plus 2 hours. Prague is on CEST until October 29, 2017. So when it’s 12:00PM (noon) in Prague, it is (same day) 6:00AM in New York City (6 hours behind Prague), 3:00AM in Los Angeles (9 hours behind Prague), and 11:00AM in London (one hour earlier than Prague).

Weather:
In early October the temperature in Prague will be between approximately a high of 60°F (16°C) and a low of 43°F (6°C). There is a 50% chance of light to moderate rain, so be sure to bring an umbrella.

Wi-fi:
At the Prague Congress Centre, all attendees will have access to wi-fi in the ISHRS World Congress meeting space. If you are staying at the Corinthia Hotel Prague, hotel guests have access to hotel wi-fi throughout the hotel.

Local Taxes:
VAT (value added tax) is charged at the standard rate of 21%. The reduced rate of 15% applies on hotel lodging, food, beverage, books, pharmaceuticals, etc. When shopping and at restaurants, the tax is generally already included in the printed price.

Shop Hours:
Most of Prague’s shops are open from 10:00AM until 6:00PM or 7:00PM, and malls tend to stay open until 9:00PM or 10:00PM.

Credit Cards:
Visa and MasterCard are widely accepted – American Express less so.

Taxis:
Around the City: Taxis are not as regulated in Prague as they are in many other cities. To be sure you are not unpleasantly surprised, ask the taxi driver for the fare to your destination. All around the city are designated taxi stops with a sign describing how much you should pay from one destination to another, to give you an idea of appropriate fares. When the taxi arrives, confirm the fare with the driver. You may also hail taxis on the street, but be sure to check with the driver for the fare prior to taking the ride.

From the Airport: It is recommended that you use the official airport taxi services as they are regulated.  You may be over charged by other taxis services, as they are not regulated. Taxi Praha and FIX Taxi are the official taxi providers for the airport. Contact counters for these official taxi operators are located at the arrival halls of Terminal 1 and 2. Departure points are displayed in front of arrival halls.

Visit this link for information on these official airport taxis:
http://www.prg.aero/en/parking-transport/transport/official-taxi/

The fare from the airport to the Corinthia Hotel Prague should range between CZK 750-850 (USD $29-$34), depending on the traffic. Taxi drivers are tipped about 10% – the locals usually round to the nearest 50 or 100.

Another Option – Corinthia Hotel Car Service: The Corinthia Hotel’s car service provides flexible and professional service at competitive fixed rates. The price for the transfer between the airport to the hotel by black Skoda Superb is €32 including taxes each way. This car service is also available to transport you around Prague. To book your car, contact Mr. Zbynek Haller by email at zbynek.haller@corinthia.com or by phone at +420 261 191 107.

Uber & Lyft: These transportation services do exist in Prague, and are additional options for getting around town.

Tipping:
Restaurants:  If a service charge (usually 10-12.5%) has been added to the bill, it is customary to round the bill up to the nearest CZK 10. However, where a service charge has not been included, diners should leave 10-15% of the bill. Note that when the waiter comes to collect he will show you the bill and you will hand him the money including tip – he will wait for you to pay rather than leaving the check on the table.

Hotel: Suggested tipping levels are bellman/CZK 20-40 and maid/CZK 20 per night.

Taxi: If you agreed on a price before you got in to the taxi, then no need to tip. Otherwise, you can round up and tip 10%.

Metro/Subway:
The metro is easy to use, especially as the stop called Vyšehrad is right by the Prague Congress Centre and the Corinthia Hotel Prague. Central Prague is a quick two stops away. All ISHRS World Congress attendees will receive a congress pass to ride the metro complimentary for the dates of the meeting.  You will receive the metro pass when you pick up your registration packet at the ISHRS Registration Desk at the Prague Congress Centre. When riding the metro, no ticket is required to enter the train, but you must have your congress pass and congress badge with you in the event inspectors are checking tickets. The metro operates daily from 5:00AM to 12:00 midnight. The time interval between train departures is approximately 2-3 minutes during the workday rush hours and 4-10 minutes during off-peak hours. The metro consists of three lines – red, green and yellow.

Some main stops to be aware of are:
Vyšehrad (on red line): directly by Prague Congress Centre and the Corinthia Hotel Prague
Staroměstská (on green line): the heart of Old Town (Old Town Square, Charles Bridge)
Malostranská (on green line): Prague Castle (you must walk up the hill after exiting the metro)
Muzeum (on red/green line) & Mustek (on green/yellow line): these two stops put you at either end of Wenceslas Square
I.P. Pavlova (on red line): one stop over from the Prague Congress Centre, here you will find many restaurants and bars

For full information on the Prague Metro, go to: http://www.myczechrepublic.com/prague/prague_metro.html

Electricity:
In the Czech Republic the power sockets are type E. The standard voltage is 220-240V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz.

Type E Socket: This socket also works with plug C. Plug F will work if it has an additional pinhole.
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At the Corinthia Hotel, there is a U.S. small appliance outlet in the bathroom suitable only for electric razors. Note that mobile phones and computers generally run on both currencies, but you may still need an adapter for the plug.

Tourism Information:
For more information on Prague and all it has to offer, visit the official Prague tourism website at, http://www.prague.eu/en