International Conference on Laser Ablation31 August - 4 September 2015 | Cairns, Queensland, Australia

Accommodation

Special accommodation rates have been negotiated for conference delegates at the Pullman Cairns International, the venue for COLA 2015. To receive these rates, bookings must be made via the online registration system and not with the hotels directly.

Accommodation is available from Sunday 30 August 2015 until Thursday 4 September 2015, but can be organised outside of these dates on a 'request' basis. All accommodation bookings are subject to availability.

The closing date for accommodation bookings is 27 July 2015.

Please note that rates are room only.  The rates shown are in Australian Dollars and include Australian Goods and Services Tax (GST).  Overseas delegates are not exempt from paying GST on registration fees and accommodation.

As there may be fluctuations in the Australian Dollar, you may wish to use the following currency converter to establish the latest conversion rates: www.xe.com/currencyconverter.

Accommodation Options

Pullman Cairns International

17 Abbott Street
Cairns QLD 4870
Phone: +61 7 4050 2160
Website: http://www.pullmancairnsinternational.com.au

City/Mountain View Room
AU$189 per room per night

Harbour View Room
AU$209 per room per night

(includes complimentary internet access in guest rooms)

Check in: 2pm
Check out: 11am


Gilligan’s Backpackers Hotel and Resort

57-89 Grafton Street
Cairns QLD 4870
Phone: +61 7 4041 6566
Website: http://www.gilligans.com.au

4 bed Deluxe Ensuite Room
AU$38 per single bed per night in a 4 bed dormitory

(Total room cost must be paid at the time of booking)

Check in:2pm
Check out: 10am


Hides Hotel Cairns

87 Lake Street
Cairns QLD 4870
Phone: +61 7 4051 1266
Website: http://www.hideshotel.com.au

Twin Heritage (Shared bathroom facilities)
AU$92 per room per night

Double Heritage (Shared bathroom facilities)
AU$92 per room per night

Double/Twin Superior (Ensuite bathroom)
$123.75 per room per night

(The above rates include a light continental breakfast)

(Total room cost must be paid at the time of booking)

Check in: 2pm
Check out: 10am


Mantra Esplanade

53-57 The Esplanade
Cairns QLD 4870
Phone: +61 7 4046 4141
Website: http://www.mantra.com.au

One Bedroom City View Apartment
AU $180 per apartment per night
Bedding Configuration: 1 x King or 2 x Single Beds

Two Bedroom City View Apartment
AU $306 per apartment per night
Bedding Configuration: 2 x King or 4 x Single Beds

Check in: 2pm
Check out: 10am

Change of Booking

Amendments to accommodation bookings will only be accepted in writing to Conference Logistics by fax to +61 2 6281 1336 or email to conference@conlog.com.au.  Any changes must be advised by 27 July 2015.

Cancellation

All cancellations MUST be made in writing to Conference Logistics.  Cancellations received with 30 days of arrival will be charged by the hotel according to their cancellation policy.

Pullman Cairns International

  • Within 30 days of arrival – a cancellation penalty equal to one night’s accommodation cost applies.
  • Within 48 hours of arrival – 100% of total accommodation rate per room will be charged.

Gilligan’s Backpackers Hotel & Resort

  • Within 30 days of arrival – 100% of total accommodation rate per room will be charged.

Hides Hotel Cairns

  • Within 30 days of arrival - 50% of the total accommodation cost is charged.
  • Within 14 days of arrival - 100% cancellation fee applies.

Mantra Esplanade

  • Between 30-15 days prior to arrival – cancellation penalty equal to 1 night’s accommodation will apply.
  • Between 14 – 0 days prior to arrival – 100% of total accommodation per room will be charged.
  • No shows – 100% of total accommodation per room will be charged.

Payment of Accommodation

No booking can be confirmed without a credit card guarantee or a pre-payment.  You will need to pay the balance of your accommodation account and any incidental expenses incurred during your stay (for example mini bar, telephone or dry cleaning) when checking out of the hotel.

Accommodation Pre-Payment

You may pre-pay a minimum of one night or the total room cost.  Please indicate how much you wish to pre-pay where indicated on the online registration form.

Accounts

Delegates are responsible for paying the balance of their account and all incidentals on departure from the hotel.  The hotel will be responsible for issuing tax invoices for accommodation payments upon departure.

Arrival Time

Standard hotel check in time is 2pm.  If you are to arrive before this time it is probable that you will not be able to gain access to your room.  To guarantee a room to be available for an early arrival you will need to pre-book your room for the previous night.  If required, please indicate on your registration form.  (You will be charged by the hotel for the additional night).