euroPLX 69 London, Hotel & Place
The Conference Hotel
Attention: Confirmed registrants book their rooms through their euroPLX user accounts after log-in.
The Sofitel London Heathrow is an award-winning airport hotel that combines luxurious comfort with a convenient location in the worlds busiest airport. Superbly situated for travel and business, the hotel offers international cuisine and modernist design elements drawn from across the globe.
Central London is 21 minutes away on the Heathrow Express, with easy access from the London Underground and motorway. The hotel is close to sightseeing attractions including Windsor Castle, Royal Ascot, and Legoland.
The guest rooms blend high-end technology with elegant design. Keycard-operated door locks, a plush bed, mini fridge, work space, free WIFI and soundproof windows are standard. The classic (standard) rooms have 28 square metres and are equipped with flat-screen TV, laptop-size mini safe, ironing board, coffee/tea making facilities and bathroom with bath and separate walk-in shower.
Confirmed registrants receive the euroPLX preferential code to book their rooms through the hotel's internet page.
Check-in time is 14:00h (2:00 p.m.), check-out time 12:00h. Breakfast is served from 6:30h to 10:00h.
euroPLX 69 London will be held at the "Arora Suites" and the adjacent conference area. Free WLAN is provided in the conference rooms.
Sofitel London Heathrow
London Heathrow Airport TW6 2GD
ph.: +44 20 87577777
The conference hotel - Sofitel London Heathrow
London skyline seen from the River Thames
Big Ben and Houses of Parliament,
View of Tower Bridge from the Shard
Street view of Trafalgar Square
Classic Red Double Decker Buses on Westminster Bridge
Panorama in sun set
From the London Heathrow Airport to the Hotel
The Sofitel London Heathrow is connected to Heathrow Terminal 5 via a walkway, to other terminals via free inter-terminal transfers, and to central London by a 21-minute express train.
After leaving the air plane (and baggage claim) take the Heathrow Express (free of charge) to Terminal 5. There go up two escalators to the arrival area. On arrival level go left and follow the Hotel/Sofitel sign to the elevator. Push "Sofitel" button. Turn right after exiting the lift and follow the signs to the Sofitel reception via walkway and escalator. This takes about 40 minutes.
Heathrow's end of February average 24-h-temperatures are some 4-5 degrees Celsius. Average rainfall is a low 36 mm. In England, an umbrella is always a good piece of travel equipment.
The Currency: the Pound
The currency used in the United Kingdom is the British Pound Sterling. There is an easy to use Currency Calculator on the Web which calculates rates provided by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Major credit cards such as Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Diners are accepted in most places.
110/120 and 220/240-volt AC, 50Hz (in the hotel), three-pin British plugs. Adaptors are available at the hotel and at the airport.