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Fairmont Empress Hotel

Headquarters Hotel
The Fairmont Empress (connected to the Victoria Conference Center)
721 Government Street
Victoria, British Columbia
250- 384-8111; FAX: 250-381-4334
Room Rates: A small number of single only Moderate rooms are available at $135, $165 single/double for Fairmont and Deluxe rooms
Regarded on Condé Nast Gold List & Readers' Choice 2010, The Fairmont Empress hotel majestically rises over Victoria's Inner Harbour. With turn of the century architecture and timeless beauty, this luxury Vancouver Island resort showcases the spirit and energy of British Columbia's capital city in grand style.

Chateau Victoria Hotel & Suites
740 Burdett Avenue
Victoria BC V8W 1B2
250-382-4221; Fax: 250-380-1950
Room Rate: $129 single/double, $15 extra for each additional adult to a maximum of 4.
Offering affordable four-star elegance in the heart of downtown Victoria, Chateau Victoria is steps away from the Victoria Conference Centre, the inner harbour, and all of Victoria's favourite downtown destinations

Queen Victoria Hotel and Suites

655 Douglas Street
Victoria, BC V8V 2P9
800-663-7007; Fax: 250-381-4312
Room Rate: $135 single/double, additional person $25, optional kitchen $20
Located across the street from the Royal British Columbia Museum, Thunderbird Park and steps from Beacon Hill Park and the Victoria Conference Centre, the Queen Victoria Hotel and Suites is within walking distance to all your downtown destinations.
The Queen Victoria Hotel and Suites is a family owned and operated 146 room property with a combination of rooms and suites. All rooms feature balconies, in room safes, and complimentary wireless internet. Enjoy our Mediterranean style indoor heated pool, hot tub, sauna and fitness centre.

Quality Inn Downtown

850 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC   V8W 2H2
Room Rate: $119 single/double – refer to SCB code 100712 or Society for Conservation Biology. Kitchenettes are an extra $10 per night
Quality Inn Downtown provides guests with a well-appointed and affordable Downtown Victoria hotel. Victoria Harbour is only a few minute’s walk from our front door and we are often referred to as the “Great Little Hotel in the Heart of Victoria”. The blend of comfort and affordability make guest rooms some of the best value for money in Victoria, while friendly service and hotel features make the stay a pleasant one.

Best Western Inner Harbour Hotel - STUDENT ROOM BLOCK
412 Quebec Street
Victoria, British Columbia, V8V 1W5
1-888-383-2378, Direct Phone: 250-384-5122; Fax: 250-384-5113
Room rates: $152 single studio (1 bed)/double (2 beds), $182 bedroom suite (2 beds)
The Best Western Inner Harbour Hotel is situated in downtown Victoria’s best location, at the beautiful Inner Harbour, just a short stroll from many of the city’s best highlights, including the majestic Parliament Buildings, the award-winning Royal BC Museum, Beacon Hill Park and Fisherman's Wharf.
All our hotel rooms are 100% non-smoking and offer the added conveniences of a fridge, microwave & private balcony. 
We offer delicious daily complimentary continental breakfast, free gated parking and various recreational amenities, including our large indoor whirlpool and seasonal outdoor pool.

Staying at the Conference Hotels

Why should I book at the conference hotel?
The hotel rates that IMCC2 has negotiated include many benefits for you and for the IMCC. Based on the number of rooms in IMCC's block of hotel rooms, the hotel provides complimentary meeting room space, exhibit space, staff accommodations, and reduced food and beverage charges. These savings are passed on to attendees through IMCC's inexpensive registration rates. If IMCC is unable to meet its room-block commitment because attendees are making reservations at other hotels, the hotel charges IMCC an attrition fee to make up the hotel's lost revenue. If this were to become a trend, IMCC would be forced to increase the registration fee and cut services.

Is it important for me to let the reservations agent know that I'm associated with the IMCC convention?
Yes. It is only by registrants telling the hotel they are attending the International Marine Conservation Conference that IMCC receives credit for the individual. Please ensure that whoever is making your reservation tells the agent that you are attending IMCC.

Why does IMCC reserve a large block of rooms?
If IMCC didn't reserve a block of rooms, attendees might not be able to find a hotel room. In the tourist season it can be very difficult to find an affordable hotel room. By reserving a block of rooms, IMCC knows its attendees will be able to have a hotel room. In addition, if IMCC didn't reserve a block of rooms it would be subject to room rental fees and full food and beverage costs that would greatly increase the cost of holding the convention.

What other benefits are there to reserving a room at a IMCC hotel?
IMCC picked hotels that are contained or nearby the conference facilities. By staying at the conference hotel, you don't have to worry about cab fares, weather or forgetting something in your room. Once you factor in these considerations, you may find that the great rate you found at another hotel isn't all that great.

What is IMCC doing to reduce these attrition fees and still keep the conference affordable?
IMCC tracks sleeping room reservations and cancellations at the conference so that it can more accurately block a number of rooms that will be filled by attendees in the future. However, every discount we receive at a hotel is based on the number of room nights we block, so as we reduce our block, we are consequently paying more for other services at the hotel. Reducing the block means that attendees will either have to pay a higher registration fee or services will have to be cut.

Please stay at the International Marine Conservation Congress hotels!

Pre/Post Congress Accommodation @ UVic

To book dorm or suite accommodation at the University of Victoria while attending the pre and post congress workshops (May 11-14, and May 18-21) please see the University Housing Website at Http://housing.uvic.ca/visitor/visitoraccom.php

Dorm housing is based on twin or double occupancy and includes breakfast. "Cluster" housing is a suite with four bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and a shared living room and kitchen.

Please use IMCC2 as the group name when filling out the registration form, as we have reserved a number of units as a block.

Please email ndaniska@uvic.ca if you have any questions on your booking.