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The 5-star NH City & Tower Hotel is in the center of historic Buenos Aires. Its 1930s art deco façade fits in beautifully with the Cabildo nearby and the main square Plaza de Mayo. It’s just a little further to the cobbled streets of San Telmo.
• close to the Puerto Madero waterfront;
• the shops along Florida Street are nearby;
• public transport to all corners of the city.
Two hotels with negotiated rates are available: NH City Hotel and NH Latino Hotel. Details and instructions here.
The MSC 2016 will be held at the beggining of spring in Buenos Aires, it is usually sunny and humid with warm days, cool nights and an average temperature of 15-22 (59-72) degrees Celsius (Fahrenheit) . Spring is one of the best times in Buenos Aires. See also http://www.weather.com/weather/today/l/Buenos+Aires+Argentina+ARBA0009:1:AR.
Electric power in Argentina is AC current at 220 volts, 50 hertz. More on Tripadvisor.
Buenos Aires is served by two airports. The main international airport is Ministro Pistarini Airport, also known as Ezeiza, located about 30 km from Buenos Aires. Many flights to and from neighboring countries use the smaller Aeroparque Jorge Newbery airport, a short distance from downtown.
By taxi: as you exit customs you will find several booths offering taxi services, where you can prepay your trip. Manuel Tienda León is a well established company also providing coach services. A trip downtown costs 410 pesos. Another good option is Taxi Ezeiza, they charge around 350 pesos. You will find their desk further out, in the main arrival area of the airport. Hailing a curbside taxi is not recommended.
By coach: Manuel Tienda León offers bus trips to Av. Eduardo Madero 1299 for 110 pesos. The coaches leave every half hour, less frequently during evenings. A smaller, shared van will deliver you to any downtown address for an additional 40 pesos.
By taxi: You can prepay your trip at the desk of one of the taxi agencies at the arrival area of the airport, such as Remis Transfer Express, Remis Trans Air or Manuel Tienda León the trip will cost you around 140 pesos. Taking a taxi at the line just outside the airport exit is not recommended.
By coach: Manuel Tienda León offers bus trips to Av. Eduardo Madero 1299 for 45 pesos. The coaches leave every half hour, less frequently during evenings. A smaller, shared van will deliver you to any downtown address for an additional 40 pesos.
To get around while in the city, a good reference is wikitravel.org. The subway network reaches the conference venue and most touristic attractions, and several bus lines go all over the city. You can plan your route here. Bus and subway rides cost less than 5 pesos.
To use buses and metro, you need to buy an electronic ticketing card called SUBE and add some credit to it. The card costs less than 25 pesos.
A list of restaurants near the conference venue will be available soon.
Restaurants: It is customary to leave a tip equivalent to 10% of the bill.
Taxis: No tip expected, but it is standard to round up to the nearest peso.
To find updated lists of attractions in Buenos Aires, please visit TimeOut Buenos Aires.
If you are planning to spend a weekend in town, it might be worth visiting the delta of the Paraná river, an area known as Tigre. More information here.