Casino Affiliate Convention (Moscow) will be held June 7-8, 2008 at the Holiday Inn Hotel Lesnaya located in Moscow, Russia. The event is near the immediate downtown area. The hotel also has High Speed Wireless Internet Access within the guest rooms.
We have obtained a special single/double room rates of Roubles
3270/night single/double Business Room (Click here for currency conversions). **This rate is valid until May 8 2008**. Call the hotel at +7 495 783 6500 and mention "Casino Affiliate Convention" for the special rate. Reserve Online Here.
IMPORTANT: VISA - You may need a visa to enter the country. In order to get a visa, you first need a letter of invitation. The letter must be from an organization registered with the Russian Foreign Ministry Office. We strongly advise making a reservation with the Holiday Inn Hotel Lesnaya, then fax this Visa Request Form to +7 495 2258281. They charge 2500 Rubles for the letter.
*Alternatively, Concept Voyage can provide you with a visa invitation letter for USD $35. They can also arrange transportation for you in Moscow from the Airport for USD $80. They can be contacted as follows: (Tel: +7(495)6260577, Fax: +7(495) 6260822 email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org - - ask for Natasha)
Once you have the invitation, then you can contact the Russian Embassy or Russian Consulate to apply for the Visa. Below are the following applications:
Russian Embassy and consulate locations throughout the world can be found here: USA (Washington DC) or (NYC), United Kingdom An embassy and consulate locator for other countries can be found HERE Two companies that can assist in getting you a visa can be found at ZVS (about USD $300) and also at Visa to Russia.
Directions to the Lesnaya Hotel
Taxis from the airport are extremely expensive. A Taxi can run USD $100 or more to get to the hotel. Plus, you need to be vary wary with Taxi drivers in Russia.
As an alternative, the Metro system is as efficient as New York or the London Tube. (Station Names are written in English as well as Cyrillic Characters). Here are directions from Sheremetevo Airport to the hotel as a much less expensive travel option:
Take bus number #851. The bus will stop at "Rechnoi Vokzal" (the last stop). The ride costs 4 Roubles (less than $0.20 USD) and takes about 45 minutes. There are also minibuses at the airport that also go directly to Rechnoi Vokzal. They cost 20 roubles, take 20-30 minutes and are good only if you don't have alot of luggage.
At Rechnoi Vokzal, go across across the street and continue straight past the street bus station. Ahead is a Metro staion. The Metro costs 17 Roubles (less than $1 USD). You will take the Green Line (See the Metro Map - Green Line -top of the page). Get off after 6 stops at the "Belorusskaya station". Exit the station and go out to the city.
Here is the LOCAL MAP from the station to the hotel. It is about a 10-15 minute walk from the station.
Holiday Inn Hotel Lesnaya
15 Lesnaya Street
125 047 Moscow
Telephone: +7 495 783 6500
Fax: +7 495 783 6501
Website: Holiday Inn Hotel Lesnaya
Holiday Inn Hotel Lesnaya