The 2016 MIT Asia Conference in Accounting

Hotel Accommodations

Kempinski Hotel Xiamen

98 Hubin Middle Road
361004, Xiamen, China

MIT Asia Conference in Accounting has negotiated for blocks of rooms at discounted conference rates. Each room rate includes internet access and domestic, one to two breakfasts, and local telephone calls. The tariff rate on each room is 15%.

  • Deluxe King Room: CNY 750/night
  • Deluxe Twin Room: CNY 750/night
  • Executive King Room: CNY 1,150/night
  • Deluxe Suite: CNY 1,980/night
  • Grande Deluxe Suite: CNY 2,180/night

Reservations can be made by filling out the form here and sending it to the hotel either at their email address or fax number on the form.

For more information regarding the hotel you may contact the Kempinski Hotel Xiamen via email or telephone.

Hotel Email: fd.xiamen@kempinski.com
Hotel Telephone: +86 (0)592 258 8888

About Kempinski Hotel Xiamen

Kempinski Hotel Xiamen is a 5-star hotel experience and one of the highest buildings in Fujian Province, overlooking Xiamen’s scenic Yundang Lake. The hotel features 460 luxury rooms and suites including Kempinski Executive Floors with 24 hour butler services, 5 innovative Food and Beverage options, plus over 2,600 square meters of meeting and banqueting facilities, a chic Wellness Centre that includes a gym with state-of-the-art equipment and a large indoor pool, a Business Center, branded retail space, and the exclusive K SPA with 17 luxury treatment rooms providing unique Tea Inspired therapies.

Directions to Kempinski Hotel Xiamen

Kempinski Hotel Xiamen can be easily reached by car.
GPS coordinates
Latitude: 24°28'31.4018" / 24.47539
Longitude: 118°5'43.5841" / 118.09544

Easy Access

Xiamen Railway station is just 5 minutes away from the hotel by taxi (about 15 RMB)
Xiamen North Railway Station in Jimei is just 30 minutes away from the hotel by taxi (about 90 RMB)
Xiamen Gaoqi International Airport is just 20 minutes away from the hotel by taxi (about 40 RMB)
Xiamen International Conference & Exhibition Center is just 15 minutes away from the hotel by taxi (about 30 RMB)
All ways lead to Kempinski Hotel Xiamen. Please contact our Concierge team for further assistance at +86 (0)592 258 8888 to Concierge or fd.xiamen@kempinski.com.

Limousine Transfer

The hotel’s luxury limousines can transfer to or from the airport, a short ride to the downtown, or a business trip, starting from RMB 300 one way, with you will be greeted at the gate in the airport and assisted with luggage.

To make arrangements or for further information, please contact the Concierge team at +86 (0)592 258 8888 or fd.xiamen@kempinski.com.

General Information

Passport and Visa

You will need a valid passport and visa for attending the 2016 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, 2016.

Weather

Xiamen is located in a subtropical monsoon climate, and thus has both plentiful rainfall and sunshine. The average is 12° C (69° F) in Xiamen. However, weather in July can reach a high of 32° C (90° F) with lows around 25° C (77° 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 6.37. 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 Xiamen

Xiamen is located on the coast of the Taiwan Strait of China and is a sub-provincial city of Fujian province. It includes six districts, with a population of 3.5 million. It was made one of China’s first Special Economic Zones in 1980, and travel and trade have since expanded greatly in the city. Xiamen’s diverse economy includes more than 600 financial institutions, as well as various industrial zones, while traditional trades such as fishing, shipbuilding and tanning continue to this day.

Traveling to Xiamen

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 later than 15 days prior to departure. 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, 2016.

Traveling within Xiamen
 

By City Bus

Bus transportation is well developed and convenient in Xiamen. The buses operate from 6:00 am to 11:00 pm. Fares are ¥1 per person. The bus routes cover both the city and outskirts of the city.

By Taxi

Taxis in Xiamen are both plentiful and inexpensive. Fares are ¥8 for the first 3km and ¥1-2 per kilometer thereafter.

Previous Conferences

Below are links to previous MIT Asia Conference in Accounting websites: