Location, lodging, and travel
The meeting will be held at the Turgut Noyan
conference room at the
which is located at the center of Istanbul.
will be provided from hotels to the conference center.
Istanbul, once known as the capital of capital cities,
has many unique features. It is the only city in the world
to straddle two continents, and the only one to have been
a capital during two consecutive empires - Christian and
Islamic. Once capital of the Ottoman Empire, Istanbul still
remains the commercial, historical and cultural pulse of
Turkey, and its beauty lies in its ability to embrace its
contradictions. Ancient and modern, religious and secular,
Asia and Europe, mystical and earthly all co-exist here.
Its variety is one of Istanbul’s greatest attractions:
The ancient mosques, palaces, museums and bazaars
reflect its diverse history. The thriving shopping
area of Taksim buzzes with life and entertainment.
And the serene beauty of the Bosphorus, Princes
Islands and parks bring a touch of peace to the
otherwise chaotic metropolis.
Dear Invited Speakers
Low Budget Lodging
Please note the following important
The conference hotel where all invited speakers
will stay was changed from Harem Hotel (***) to a
four star Hotel
Golden Age I, which is located at Taksim,
the heart of Istanbul. More
information about Golden Age I (****) can be obtained at
Since we make the reservations for invited speakers and we will
meet them at the airport, the invited speakers do not need to take
any action because of this last minute change. The difference
between single and double room is $10/day (i.e. the price you have to
pay for your wife if she is staying with you!).
For those who has a limited budget, we have arranged an alternative
lodging option at the
Golden Age II (***). The contact information for the
Golden Age II hotel is as follows:
Name: Golden age 2 (***)
Address: Abdulhakhamit cad. No:60 Taksim, 80090, Istanbul
Telephone: + 90 212 254 4906
Fax: + 90 212 237 9547; 90 212 255 1368
The rates are very low and special for participants of the
QCAS2003 summer school:
Single Room plus Breakfast = $20
Double Room plus Breakfast = $30
Triple Room plus Breakfast = $40
PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT YOU MENTION THESE SPECIAL RATES
FOR THE QCAS2003 PARTICIPANTS WHEN YOU MAKE YOUR RESERVATION
AT GOLDEN AGE II (***) HOTEL.
We will provide services to pick up the participants
from Golden Age I and II in the morning and
drop them back at the evening during the summer school.
Istanbul has a very busy international airport which is
connected to all major cities in the world. We will
arrange airport shuttle services to pick up the invited
speakers and place them to their hotel.
For other international participant, unfortunately we
are not able to provide airport shuttle service.
Please use taxi to get Golden Age II hotel from Istanbul
airport. It's the best way and should not cost you more than