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This information applies to expedition scientific participants only.

Expedition 369: Australia Cretaceous Climate and Tectonics

Boarding in Hobart, Australia
Disembarking in Fremantle, Australia

PDF Physical examination form; due 7 July 2017

Expedition 371: Tasman Frontier Subduction Initiation and Paleogene Climate

Boarding in Townsville, Australia
Disembarking in Hobart, Australia

PDF Physical examination form; due 5 May 2017

PDF General information
PDF Port call reconnaissance

Townsville

Grand Hotel
8/10 Palmer St
Townsville QLD 4810
Tel: 07 4753 2800
Fax: 07 4753 2801

Reservations: Individuals may book accommodations in Townsville directly through the Grand Hotel website (www.grandhoteltownsville.com.au) by selecting their dates of stay and entering the promo code IODP. The AU $159 contracted rate should appear as the guaranteed rate. Reservations must be made on or before June 26, 2017, in order to secure all the rooms reserved. Thereafter, the hotel reserves the right to release the unused non-guaranteed room blockage. For any reservations request received after the said date, the best available rate will be quoted subject to room availability.

Reservation Guarantee: Credit card details must be provided when booking the room on the website to guarantee the arrival.

Payment Terms: All room expenses will be settled individually by guest with cash or credit card upon departure.

Room Rate:

  • Superior King Room (355 square feet/33 square meters) at a special group rate of AU $159. This rate will also be available prior to standard business dates and after scheduled departure.

Taxes/Service Charges: The above group rate is inclusive of GST (Goods and Service Tax).

Amenities:

  • Complimentary use of Hotel Wi-Fi facilities
  • Complimentary use of hotel gymnasium and facilities
  • In room complimentary tea and coffee facilities
  • Off-street car parking provided free of charge, subject to availability

Hotel Transportation: Standard taxis will be available from the arrivals end of the Townsville airport terminal.

Check-in/Check-out Time: Check-in is 2 p.m. and check-out is 11 a.m. Early check-in and late check-out requests are subject to availability. Fees may apply.

Incidentals Payment: Each guest will be required to check in and sign a registration form on arrival. A pre-authorization of $100 will be processed on a Credit Card to cover any incidental charges. A credit card surcharge of 3% will be applied to AMEX and 1.5% will be applied to all other credit cards.

Chargeback Facilities: Grand Hotel Townsville has arrangements with a number of local restaurants, allowing guests to charge back meals to their rooms. Normal hotel credit policy applies to chargeback facilities.

Cancellation: In the event of cancellation the following cancellation policy will apply: Cancellations may be made 24 hours prior to arrival (2 p.m. the day prior to arrival date) with no charge incurred.

Cancellations made within 24 hours of arrival will be charged the total of the first night’s accommodation.

Expedition 368: South China Sea Rifted Margin B

Boarding in Hong Kong
Disembarking in Shanghai

PDF Physical examination form; due 1 February 2017

PDF General information
PDF Port call reconnaissance

Hong Kong

The Excelsior Hong Kong
281 Gloucester Road
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2837 6972
Fax: +852 2240 0872
Email: jngai@mohg.com

Due to the HKSEVENS World Rugby match being held on 7–9 April 2017, the April hotel rate will be higher.

PDF Hong Kong hotel reservation request form—April

Reservation Form: Individual Reservation Forms must be submitted to Hotel on or before Tuesday 7 March 2017 in order to secure all the rooms reserved. Thereafter, the hotel reserves the right to release the unused non-guaranteed room blockage. For any reservations request received after the said date, the best available rate will be quoted subject to room availability.

Forms should be returned directly to the hotel by fax or e-mail:
Fax: 852-2576-7715, Attention: Reservations Dept.
Email: exhkg-reservations@mohg.com

Reservation Guarantee: Credit card details must be provided on the reservation form to guarantee the arrival.

Payment Terms: All room expenses will be settled individually by guest with cash or credit card upon departure.

Room Rates:

  • Superior Rooms (280 square feet/26 square meters) at a special group rate of HK$1,500 subject to 10% service charges per room per night.
  • Superior Side Harbor View Rooms (323 square feet/30 square meters) at a special group rate of HK$1,700 subject to 10% service charges per room per night.
  • Deluxe Full Harbor View Rooms (366 square feet/34 square meters) at a special group rate of HK$2,000 subject to 10% service charges per room per night.

Taxes/Service Charges: The above group rates are subject to 10% service charge per room/per night.

Breakfast: Optional daily international breakfast buffet at Cafe on the 1st is available at a special rate HK$200 plus 10% Service charge per person per day

Amenities:

  • Free wired & WiFi Internet access in the Hotel
  • Complimentary use of The Excelsior Fitness Centre (except body treatment)
  • Daily newspaper of choice (subject to request)
  • Two bottled distilled water in room

Hotel Transportation: From the Airport to the Hotel/the Hotel to the Airport:
Airport Shuttle Bus: HK$ 140 per person one way
Hotel Limousine (3 seaters): HK$850 per car one way

Check-in/Check-out Time: Check-in is 2 p.m. and check-out is 12 noon. Any extension up to 6 p.m., 50% of the daily room rate will be charged. Check-out after 6 p.m., full day room rate will be applied.

Cancellation: Any cancellation after 10 January 2017, a one night’s room charge No-Show Policy will apply.

Shanghai

Crowne Plaza Shanghai Harbor City
No. 1 South Island
Harbour City Pudong
Shanghai
Shanghai 201306
China
Tel: +86-21-20339999
Fax: +86-21-20339988
Email: reservation.shgwr@ihg.com

It is strongly recommended not to book a “Non-refundable” room rate.

Expedition 367: South China Sea Rifted Margin A

Boarding in Hong Kong
Disembarking in Hong Kong

PDF Physical examination form; due 1 December 2016

PDF General information
PDF Port call reconnaissance

Hong Kong

The Excelsior Hong Kong
281 Gloucester Road
Causeway Bay
Hong Kong
Tel: +852 2837 6972
Fax: +852 2240 0872
Email: jngai@mohg.com

All participants must complete and submit both reservation request forms. Due to the HKSEVENS World Rugby match being held on 7–9 April 2017, the April hotel rate will be higher.

PDF Hong Kong hotel reservation request form—February
PDF Hong Kong hotel reservation request form—April

Reservation Form: Individual Reservation Forms must be submitted to Hotel on or before Tuesday 10 January 2017 in order to secure all the rooms reserved. Thereafter, the hotel reserves the right to release the unused non-guaranteed room blockage. For any reservations request received after the said date, the best available rate will be quoted subject to room availability.

Forms should be returned directly to the hotel by fax or e-mail:
Fax: 852-2576-7715, Attention: Reservations Dept.
Email: exhkg-reservations@mohg.com

Reservation Guarantee: Credit card details must be provided on the reservation form to guarantee the arrival.

Payment Terms: All room expenses will be settled individually by guest with cash or credit card upon departure.

Room Rates:

  • Superior Rooms (280 square feet/26 square meters) at a special group rate of HK$1,500 subject to 10% service charges per room per night.
  • Superior Side Harbor View Rooms (323 square feet/30 square meters) at a special group rate of HK$1,700 subject to 10% service charges per room per night.
  • Deluxe Full Harbor View Rooms (366 square feet/34 square meters) at a special group rate of HK$2,000 subject to 10% service charges per room per night.

Taxes/Service Charges: The above group rates are subject to 10% service charge per room/per night.

Breakfast: Optional daily international breakfast buffet at Cafe on the 1st is available at a special rate HK$200 plus 10% Service charge per person per day

Amenities:

  • Free wired & WiFi Internet access in the Hotel
  • Complimentary use of The Excelsior Fitness Centre (except body treatment)
  • Daily newspaper of choice (subject to request)
  • Two bottled distilled water in room

Hotel Transportation: From the Airport to the Hotel/the Hotel to the Airport:
Airport Shuttle Bus: HK$ 140 per person one way
Hotel Limousine (3 seaters): HK$850 per car one way

Check-in/Check-out Time: Check-in is 2 p.m. and check-out is 12 noon. Any extension up to 6 p.m., 50% of the daily room rate will be charged. Check-out after 6 p.m., full day room rate will be applied.

Cancellation: Any cancellation after 10 January 2017, a one night’s room charge No-Show Policy will apply.