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The Gender Summit 8 North & Latin America will be held on April 28-29, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico at the St. Regis Reforma Hotel.

ACCOMMODATION

The St. Regis Hotel will be hosting the event. We also offer a variety of accommodation options. Please find all the booking information below.


Accommodation options

About Reforma Avenue

Reforma is one of the most beautiful and emblematic avenues of Mexico City. It is filled with tourist attractions, restaurants and hotels.

Reforma is home to many historic monuments such as the Angel of Independence, the Diana the Huntress fountain (just in front of the St. Regis Hotel) and the Chapultepec Park and Castle, among many others.

Reforma is also a cultural avenue, friendly to walk, in which you can find different art expositions (photography, sculpture, etc).

Embassies at Reforma Avenue

  • United States, Reforma 305
  • Colombia, Reforma 379
  • Japan, Reforma 395
  • European Union, Reforma 1675
  • Peru, Reforma 2601

Touristic tours information (please note that these activities are not organized by the GS8 event)

HOW TO GET TO ST. REGIS REFORMA HOTEL

From Mexico´s City International Airport

Take Viaducto West to Nuevo Leon Avenue. Proceed straight ahead until Sonora Street. Take left in Sonora Street and turn right over Reforma Avenue.

  • Distance from Hotel: 10 km
  • Drive Time: from 20 to 40 minutes, depending on traffic.
  • Typical minimum charge: 20 USD

Take the yellow line at the airport station (Terminal Aerea) to Pantitlan Station. From Pantitlan Station take the pink line to Observatorio Station. (Metro Map)

Get off on Sevilla station. Look for Sevilla´s street and walk towards Reforma Avenue. The St. Regis Hotel will be in front “Diana the Huntress” fountain.

Mexico City International Airport, also called Benito Juarez International Airport is a commercial airport that serves Mexico City, the capital of Mexico. The Airport is divided into two sections: Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Most international travelers are handled by Terminal 1.

  • Airport code
  • FlightStats code: MEX
  • IATA code: MEX
  • ICAO code: MMMX


TIME ZONE

-6:00 hours from UTC/GMT

WEATHER CONDITIONS

Mexico City has a mild temperate climate. The warm season lasts from March 23 to June 11 with an average daily high temperature above 78°F.

VISA

Visa requirements vary depending on country of origin. Please consult your local travel guidance. Download a list of countries that do not require a Visa for Mexico for stays less than 180 days.

Holders of a valid United States multiple-entry visa do not require a Mexican visa to travel to Mexico for a period of entry not exceeding 180 days and for non-gainful activities. The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is NOT considered a valid US visa for the purpose of travelling to Mexico under the exemption of the Mexican visa.

Please contact gendersummit8@conacyt.mx if you need an invitation letter.

VISA GENERAL INFORMATION FROM THE STATE MINISTRY (SEGOB)

EXEMPTION OF THE MEXICAN VISA TO TRAVEL TO MEXICO
Holders of a valid United States multiple-entry visa do not require a Mexican visa to travel to Mexico for a period of entry not exceeding 180 days and for non-gainful activities.

The Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is NOT considered a valid US visa for the purpose of travelling to Mexico under the exemption of the Mexican visa.

CURRENCY

The currency used in Mexico is the Mexican peso. To check the foreign exchange rate please enter: Yahoo! Currency rate calculator

Mexico City, Zika Free

Due to the altitude of Mexico City, as well as other surrounding states, the survival of mosquito that carries the Zika virus is unlikely.

The New York Times Article: Zika Warning Spotlights Latin America´s Fight Againts Mosquito-Borne Diseases

“Dr. Kuri said the C.D.C. was “within its rights” to issue the travel warning, but he argued that the blanket admonition did not make sense when the virus has appeared in only three Mexican states. The mosquitoes that carry the virus, he said, could not survive in the high altitudes of the central plateau, including Mexico City.”

The New York Times Article - 52 Places to Go in 2016

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