Site and Travel


6th Annual International Conference on

Transgenerational Trauma:

Communal Wounds and Victim Identities


October 12-14, 2017 ~ Amman, Jordan


PROGRAM SITE and ACCOMMODATIONS


Retaj Hotel, Amman, Jordan
180-Zahran Street, 5th Circle
Jabbal Amman
P.O Box 3540 Amman 11953 Jordan
Tel: +962 (06) 551 66 88
Fax:+962(06) 553 40 37

Please Note:
Conference Program Registrations and all arrangements for Accommodations and Conference Meals at the special discounted rate and room block availability at the conference hotel are handled directly by Common Bond Institute. Rate and availability is not offered outside the conference room block.

* Additional Hotel Stays:
Reserving needed additional hotel nights at the conference rate and as available is handled by CBI only. Please contact CBI directly for securing additional nights at:
Tel: 1-269-665-9393 (US)  SOlweean@aol.com

Please see "Fees and Registration" for rates and details on registering.

HOTEL Information:

HOTEL INFORMATION

Retaj Hotel is a contemporary designer hotel located in the heart of Amman's embassy and business districts. It is close to the restaurants and high-end shopping venues at Um Uthaynah & Sweifeyah which makes it convenient for both business and pleasure. Facilities include 48 guest rooms and suites, and three meeting rooms including the Rivoly ball room.
Amman's historic Roman Theater is 2.5 miles away and Marka International Airport is a 6 mile drive.

Check in time: 15:00  (3:00 pm)
Check out time: 12:00

Restaurants
Al-Dewan Coffee Shop: overlooking the hotel lobby, offers a casual setting for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late-night fare, as well as providing specialty coffees and award-winning desserts. Restaurant operates 24 hours with a la carte orders.
Al Bustan Terrace: offering a wide range of traditional Middle Eastern cuisine, a key feature is the lunch outdoor garden, where guests may enjoy unique flavors of cocktails, desserts and "Hubbly Bubbly".
Laguna Pastry Shop: Homemade cakes, pastries, and all-time favorites. Guests can also order to take away.
Al Rehab Lobby Lounge: Located in the hotel lobby, serving afternoon tea, cakes, pastries and beverages.

HOTEL FACILITIES

Facilities:

In room safe deposits.
Individual central air-conditioning
Internet access (included)
International direct-dial telephone
24-Hour Front Desk,
24 hour Business Center offering internet, full secretarial services, airline ticket confirmation & a tour desk
Laundry service
Valet & dry cleaning
Mini fridge
24-hour Room service
Satellite television channels
32 inch LCD TV
Cot and crib available
Well-equipped suite bathroom with walk-in shower.
Smoke detectors in all areas and full fire sprinkler system
Executive writing desk
Non smoking floor
Air Port Pick up & drop off: 30 JD one-way
Rent-a-Car Desk
Currency Exchange
Baggage Storage
Free private parking

TRAVEL And VISAS

TRAVEL and VISA INFORMATION

Air Travel:
A number of major international airline carriers serve travel to Amman, Jordan. Contact individual carriers or a travel agent for options.
Queen Alia International Airport is located 21 miles from the hotel.

Our recommended conference travel agent is excellent in obtaining discounted rates:
Agent: Liam Allen
Direct Phone: 1-415-906-4412 
Business Class Consolidator

Email: liam@bcconsolidator.com
Web:  www.BusinessClassConsolidator.com

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Ground Transportation:
Street Map
Roundtrip Airport Transportation to the conference hotel is available for hire on an individual basis. Options are:
1) Our conference team can arrange to hire a private driver from our list of reliable drivers to meet you at the airport for $ 21 (15 JD) each way
Contact team member Samer Zughul for this option:
Email: samer.zughul@hotmail.com
Tel: From outside Jordan: +962 79 9163350
From inside Jordan: 079-9163350

2) The Retaj Hotel offers a regular shuttle service for: $ 42 (30 JD) each way Tel: +962 (06) 551 66 88 Fax:+962(06) 553 40 37

3) Public Taxi service (this is typically more expensive and on your own)

* Note: If you wish option 1 or 2 arrangements should be made in advance of arrival to ensure your pick-up is scheduled to be at the airport for your transportation to the hotel.
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VISA Information:

Please contact the Jordanian visa office in your country to confirm any specific requirements and applicable procedure for travel to Jordan.
Important Note: Citizens of the following countries do not require securing visas in advance of arriving in Jordan:
USA, Canada, Western Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, and South Korea
You would instead purchase a visa at the airport in Amman upon arrival for 30 JD (this must be in Jordanian currency. There is a currency exchange station at passport check-in)

For convenience we typically recommend carrying an extra passport type photo when traveling.

Details on visa requirements can be found at:
http://international.visitjordan.com/generalinformation/entryintojordan.aspx

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TOURISM- Pre-Conference or Post-Conference:

Tourism - Pre-Conference or Post-Conference:

Tourism - Pre-Conference or Post-Conference:
As a courtesy to our participants, we are happy to refer those interested to a local tourist service for separate hire to arrange for any excursions and cultural events wished after the conference.
Discover Jordan
Laura Rihani, General Manager
28 Al- Bayt St., Dabouq, Amman, Jordan
Tel: +962 (0) 6541 1550 Fax:+962 (0) 6541 1412 Cell: + 962 (0)797627736
www.discoverjordan.com www.ammancitytours.com

* Additional Hotel Stays:
Reserving needed additional hotel nights at the conference rate and as available is handled by CBI only.
Please contact CBI directly for securing additional nights at:
Tel: 1-269-665-9393 (US) SOlweean@aol.com