The 2015 MIT Asia Conference in Accounting

Hotel Accommodations

InterContinental Shenzhen

9009 Shennan Road
Shenzhen 518053, China

MIT Asia Conference in Accounting has negotiated for blocks of rooms at discounted conference rates. Each room rate includes wireless/wired internet services in guest rooms and breakfast for up to two guests. The hotel also charges a 15% service charge per room per night.

  • Deluxe Room:
  • CNY 826/night
  • Deluxe Pool View:
  • CNY 1,086/night
  • Club Deluxe Room:
  • CNY 1,260/night
  • Club Deluxe Pool View:
  • CNY 1,521/night
  • Premier Suite:
  • CNY 1,739/night
  • Club Premier Suite:
  • CNY 2,608/night

These rates are valid for stays at the hotel only between July 6th and July 15th, 2015.

Reservations can be made directly at the hotel’s web site (please follow the link to be directed to the special promotion page)

For more information regarding the hotel you may contact the InterContinental Shenzhen via email or telephone.

Hotel Email: reservations@icshenzhen.com

Hotel Telephone: +86 (755) 3399 3388, to transfer to reservations department

About InterContinental Shenzhen

InterContinental Shenzhen is the first 5-star Spanish themed hotel in China. With its Spanish theme, including the landmark Galleon Restaurant, guests can also enjoy Chinese, Thai, Brazilian, French and Western fare; or venture out to savor the authentic taste of Shenzhen in nearby Overseas Chinese Town. With its own beach and water park, the hotel offers a choice of leisure options: relax by the indoor and outdoor pools or work out at the state-of-the-art gym.

Directions to InterContinental Shenzhen

From Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport (SZX) 

Distance to hotel: 25 km

Taxi: Fare (one way) is approximately CNY100. Travel time is 35-40 minutes.

Train: Ticket (one way) costs CNY 7. Travel time is about 45 minutes.

Hotel limousine: InterContinental Shenzhen offers hotel limousine service from Shenzhen airport to the hotel at a rate of CNY 500 each way. Advanced reservation is required.

Driving route: Drive along the main road after leaving Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport. Encounter the Fuyong checkpoint after 3 minutes’ drive. After getting through the checkpoint, take GuangShen Highway. Drive along GuangShen Highway to the NanTou checkpoint (20 minutes away). Later, drive up Nanshan Road. Then drive along Shennan Road from East to West. Arrive in 10 minutes.

From Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) 
Distance to hotel: 100 km

Shuttle: Fare (one way) costs CNY 200.

Train: Ticket (one way) costs CNY 120. Travel time is about 2 hours.

Ferry: Ticket (one way) is CNY 260. Travel time is 30 minutes.

Driving route: Follow the signs to the Shenzhen Bay border, which to the North of the New Territories. At the Shenzhen Bay border, cars with a double license may pass and then drive onto the Chinese Mainland; otherwise, cars must remain in Hong Kong. After passing the border, the driver must follow the signs to the Nanshan District and later follow the signs to the Window of the World. The hotel is located on the right side.

Metro Station closest to Hotel: OCT 
OCT metro station is in front of the InterContinental Shenzhen main entrance.

General Information

Passport and Visa

You will need a valid passport and visa for attending the 2015 MIT Asia Conference in Accounting. We recommend that you apply for a tourist visa.

You may apply for a tourist (or a visitor’s) visa at a Chinese Embassy, or at the nearest consulate general. It may take a few days or weeks to get your visa. For detailed information, please contact your local Embassy or Consulate.

The conference recommends that you apply for a tourist visa (no longer than 15 days). The Chinese government requires an invitation letter for a tourist visa (as well as a business visa). The procedure to get a tourist (and business) invitation letter from Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) is the following:

Note: Since it will take two weeks to issue an official invitation letter for Visa application, we advise that you complete all forms before June 1, 2015.

Transportation to InterContinental Shenzhen

From Hong Kong International Airport:

Willie (友華公司)
Operating time: 24 hours (booking is required and no advance payment is needed), limo (seven-seater MPV) service. 
Pick-up: A driver waiting at the Exit A of the Hong Kong International Airport. 
Journey: Through Shenzhen Bay Port (6:30am - 11:30pm), through Huanggang Port (11:30pm - 6:30am)   
Driving time: 1.5 hours 
Cross-border time: around 1 hour (for foreigners) 
Fare 1: HK$900 (Through Shenzhen Bay Port) 
Fare 2: HK$1,100 (Through Huanggang Port) 
Tel: (852) 91086260 (Hong Kong) / (86) 14714314749 (Shenzhen) 
Email: willielo32@yahoo.com.hk (Booking by email is acceptable.)

From Shenzhen Bao’an International Airport:

Contact InterContinental Concierge

Weather

Due to its subtropical climate, Shenzhen weather is mild with plenty of sunshine and rainfall all year round. The average is 22° C (72° F) in Shenzhen. However, weather in July can reach a high of 35° C (95° F) with lows around 26° C (79° F). Summer months tend to be particularly humid and can experience a great deal of rain. Summer clothing as well as proper rain gear are advised for time of the visit.

Electricity

Electricity is supplied at 220V, 50Hz in China.

Currency Exchange

In China, RMB is the only accepted currency. However, exchange centers can be found at airports, most hotels, and in large shopping centers. The current exchange rate is about US$ 1 = RMB 6.21. When exchanging money, please keep your receipt by which you can change any remaining RMB back to foreign currency when leaving China. Visa and Master Credit Cards are accepted in many department stores and hotels.

The Bank of China and most hotels will cash travelers’ checks issued by any major foreign bank or financial institution for which you must show a passport and pay a 0.75 percent commission. Travelers’ checks signed over to a third party cannot be cashed in China, but can be presented for collection through the Bank of China.

Please note: On-site registrations will be accepted on a space-available basis and must be paid via credit card.

Reconfirmation of Air Ticket

International travelers should reconfirm airline tickets 72 hours prior to departure. Travelers can do so by calling the airline carrier offices. Please note that these offices are typically not open on weekends.

Insurance

To protect yourself and your personal belongings while you are traveling in a foreign country, it is your responsibility to obtain adequate travel and health insurance before leaving your own country.

About Shenzhen

Shenzhen is located in the southern portion of the Guangdong Province. Neighboring the Pearl River Delta and Hong Kong, Shenzhen's location gives it a geographical advantage for economic development. The area became China’s first—and one of the most successful—Special Economic Zones (SEZs). Shenzhen has a population of approximately 15 million and it's in one of the most concentrated areas in the world, the Pearl River Delta Mega City. Just over thirty years ago, this area was simply a small fishing village. Over this time it has grown to become one of the most populated and prosperous areas in China.

Traveling to Shenzhen
 

Passport and Visa

You will need a valid passport and visa before arriving to China. You may apply for a tourist (or a visitor’s) visa at a Chinese Embassy, or at the nearest consulate general. It may take a few days or weeks to get your visa. Plan on applying for a visa a month before your trip; if needed, there are services available to expedite the process and shorten the wait time. For detailed information, please contact your local Embassy or Consulate.

The conference recommends that you apply for a tourist visa (no longer than 15 days). The Chinese government requires an invitation letter for a tourist visa (as well as a business visa). The procedure to get a tourist (and business) invitation letter from Shanghai Advanced Institute of Finance (SAIF) is the following:

Note: Since it will take two weeks to issue an official invitation letter for Visa application, we advise that you complete all forms before June 1, 2015.

Traveling within Shenzhen

By Metro

The Shenzhen Metro is the most convenient and easy to understand method of transport around the Shenzhen city area. Fares are ¥2-9. Trains come every 3 minutes or so and the metro runs until 11PM. The Shenzhen Metro currently has 5 lines, 137 stations, and 178.44 km (110.87 miles) of total track in operation.

Metro line 1 connects the airport to downtown Shenzhen in 50 minutes, (¥5.7). If you arrive on a domestic flight into the domestic flight terminal, follow the signs for buses and take bus M416 (¥2). This bus will bring you to Hourui station on Line 1. The bus takes around 10 minutes and departs frequently from outside the terminal building.

By Taxi

It is recommended that you only take taxis from official taxi queues or from your hotel. Taxi meters start at ¥10.00 for the first 2 kilometers, then ¥0.60 for each 250 meters. Late night costs slightly higher. There is a ¥3.00 fuel surcharge added to all fares. Taxis are well regulated and managed in Shenzhen.

Unlike in neighboring Hong Kong, it is rare to find any drivers who speak English, so be sure to have the names and addresses of your destinations written in Chinese to show your taxi driver. There is a fleet of 800 electric taxis in service. These taxi are blue (normal taxis are red) and there is no fuel surcharge for these taxis.