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Applied Geomechanics in the E&P Industry: Best Practices and Recent Technological Developments

29 – 30 April 2014

Guadalajara, Mexico | Hotel Real Inn Centro

Accommodations and Travel

Venue

Hotel Real Inn Centro 
Avenida Juárez 123 Guadalajara, Jalisco México 
Telephone: +, ‎1-866-539-0036

The Royal Inn Guadalajara Centro hotel is located in the beautiful historical center of Guadalajara, in the cultural area near the Palacio de Gobierno, Teatro Degollado, Instituto Cultural Cabañas, Rotunda of Illustrious Men, Museum of Anthropology and History Museum Wax Guadalajara and the Guadalajara Metropolitan Cathedral. A few steps from the traditional Mercado San Juan de Dios and Jewelry Center Guadalajara, just 15 minutes from the Expo Guadalajara.

Ecodsa has been designated as the Destination Management Company supporting SPE with this event. They will be able to help you with the housing reservations at:

http://www.ecodsa.com.mx/SPEResIng.html

About Guadalajara

Guadalajara is Mexico's second biggest city, and in many respects can be considered the quintessential Mexican destination. This is the birthplace of mariachi music and tequila, but also one of the country’s industrial and business centers, sometimes referred to as Mexico's Silicon Valley. Unlike many colonial cities that maintain their original town plan, in the 1950s Guadalajara underwent a major project that changed the face of the city. Older buildings were razed to allow for wide avenues with new constructions, underground parking lots and shopping centers. Fortunately, the most beautiful older buildings were left intact.

The most recognizable landmark on the Guadalajara skyline is the cathedral, in the heart of the city. Other main landmarks are Government Palace, the Rotondo de los Jaliscienses Ilustres monument, the Plaza de la Liberation, so named to commemorate Miguel Hidalgo’s abolishment of slavery, the Degollado Theater, the Plaza Tapatio, Hospicio Cabanas—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—and Plaza de los Mariachis.

Guadalajara has a humid subtropical climate that is quite close to a tropical climate, featuring dry, mild winters and warm, wet summers. Guadalajara's climate is influenced by its high altitude and the general seasonality of precipitation patterns in western North America. Average high temperature is 88 °F (or 31°C) and the average low is 54°F (or 12 °C).

Airport

The Guadalajara International Airport Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla (GDL) is located about 11 miles (17 km), south the Guadalajara City. Travel time from city center to airport is approximately 35 minutes.

Please visit http://www.aeropuertosgap.com.mx/en for passenger’s information, travelling tips, and FAQ.

Currency

The currency in Mexico is the Mexican Peso. The symbol is $ or Mex$. The average exchange rate is 13.2737 Mexican pesos per 1 USD as of January 2014.

Visa and Passport Requirements

Attendees are strongly advised to ensure they fulfill all legal requirements to enter Mexico.

Besides a valid passport, an entry visa and invitation letter may also be required.

SPE offers an official electronic invitation letter to assist you in the visa process upon registration confirmation. Create an official SPE invitation letter that you can print and use in obtaining a visa.

Note: It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to obtain the necessary paperwork for entry in to Mexico. This letter does not guarantee that you will be granted a visa, nor does it commit SPE to assist you in obtaining a visa. SPE will not pay any expenses incurred by you. We cannot send the letter to the embassy or consulate for you, nor can SPE contact the embassy or consulate on your behalf.

Travel Safety Tips

When traveling, as in any major city, take certain precautions whether you are traveling or exploring the city. Here are some general tips to help make the most of your trip:

  • Lock up your valuables. Hotels provide safety deposit boxes in their rooms. It’s recommended that jewelry, airline tickets, money, and any important documents be stored in the hotel safe.
  • Remember your adapters.
  • Try not to use mobile telephones in the street and be aware of your surroundings.
  • Keep cameras and video recorders out of plain sight. Avoid wearing excessive jewelry, carrying any valuables, or large amounts of cash.
  • Use credit cards where possible. Your wallet should contain your ID, credit cards, and a minimum amount of cash.
  • Withdraw cash from ATMs that are inside your hotel, banks or commercial centers.
  • Notify hotel management as soon as possible in the event of a lost or stolen room key card.
  • Travel in a group and plan your itinerary before leaving the hotel to ensure you make it to your destination smoothly. If you get lost, call a taxi to take you to your destination. Your hotel can recommend a reputable taxi company.
  • Keep an eye on your luggage.
  • Exchange currency in shops or at the hotel’s front desk.
  • Pack casual light clothes.
  • Bring a light jacket or sweater because some buildings and restaurants can be a little cool with the air conditioner.
  • Tip extra if you want to. Restaurants and hotel tips are 15%.