Venue & Hospitality
Melia Valencia Palacio De Congresos
Av. de Les Corts Valencianes 52
46015 Valencia, Spain
Conference Dates: July 27-29, 2015
Hotel Services & Amenities
- Audio/Visual Equipment Rental.
- Business Center.
- Business Phone Service.
- Complimentary Printing Service.
- Express Mail.
- Meeting Rooms.
- Office Rental.
- Photo Copying Service.
- Secretarial Service.
- Video Conference.
- Video Messaging.
- Video Phone.
- Baggage Storage.
Driving Directions to Valencia Airport
Hotel Melia Valencia is located in the fastest growing area in Valencia, next to the Congress Centre on the Corts Valencianes Avenue, only 15 minutes by car from Valencia International Airport and 15 minutes by metro from the new AVE high speed train station. This hotel in Valencia is only 3 kilometres from the centre of the city with excellent travel services by metro, bus or tram.
From the Airport Metro Station:
Get the line 3 to Rafelbunyol at the station Aeroport
Line 3 Arrive to Angel Guimera
Change at Angel Guimerà and get the line 1 to Paterna
Timeout 5 minutes approx.
Line 1 Arrive to Beniferri
Arrive to: Beniferri station. Brief walk to Melia Valencia.
Driving Directions from Taxi / Car:
From Valencia airport to hotel distance is 9.4 km. In current traffic 9 minutes by route CV-365 and CV-35, 10 minutes by route V-30 and 12 minutes by CV-365.
From Valencia Manises International Airport (VLC): follow signs for Castellón - Alicante and then for Feria Valencia, located close to the hotel.
From Valencia Manises International Airport (VLC): take subway line 3 or 5. Get off at Angel Guimerá Station and switch to line 1 to Beniferri. From here follow signs for Palacio de Congresos, just opposite the hotel.
The fastest access from the airport to the conference venue is Taxi. Taxi from the airport to the venue will cost you about 15 € and ready to take you to the conference venue in approximately 15 minutes. (Depends on traffic)
Distance from Metro and Train station
400 m from Beniferri metro station
5 km from AVE train station
Valencia is one of the oldest cities in Spain, founded in the Roman period under the name "ValentiaEdetanorum" (138 BC). It is the capital of the autonomous community of Valencia and the third largest metropolitan area of Spain with a population ranging from 1.7 to 2.5 million. The city is situated on the banks of the Turia, on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, fronting the Gulf of Valencia on the Mediterranean Sea. Valencia has a subtropical climate on the borderline of the Mediterranean climate and semi-arid climate with very mild winters and long warm to hot summers. Its average annual temperature is 22.3 °C (72.1 °F) during the day and 13.4 °C (56.1 °F) at night.
Its historic centre is one of the largest in Spain, with approximately 169 acres; this heritage of ancient monuments, views and cultural attractions makes Valencia one of the country's most popular tourist destinations Major monuments include Valencia Cathedral, the Torres de Serranos, the Torres de Quart, the Llotja de la Seda (declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1996), and the Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències (City of Arts and Sciences), an entertainment-based cultural and architectural complex designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela.
Valencia enjoyed strong economic growth over the last decade, much of it spurred by tourism and the construction industry. Many local landmarks were restored, including the ancient Towers of the medieval city (Serrano Towers and Quart Towers), and the San Miguel de los Reyes monastery which now holds a conservation library. The city has numerous convention centres and venues for trade events, among them the Feria Valencia Convention and Exhibition Centre (Institución Ferial de Valencia) and the Palau de congres (Conference Palace), and several 5-star hotels to accommodate business travelers. Valencia is known internationally for the Falles (Las Fallas), a local festival held in March, and for paella valenciana, traditional Valencian ceramics, intricate traditional dress, and the architecture of the City of Arts and Sciences designed by Santiago Calatrava and Félix Candela. La Tomatina, an annual tomato fight, draws crowds to the nearby town of Buñol in August. There are also a number of well-preserved traditional Catholic festivities throughout the year. Holy week celebrations in Valencia are considered some of the most colorful in Spain. Valencia has a metro system, the Metrovalencia (Valencia Metro).Valencia is the current location of the Formula One European Grand Prix, first hosting the event on 24 August 2008. The city will host the event until at least 2014. Valencia is famous for its gastronomic culture; typical features of its cuisine include paella, a simmered rice dish with seafood or meat (chicken or rabbit), fartons, buñuelos, the Spanish omelette, rosquilletas and squid (calamares).In Valencia Public transport is provided by the Ferrocarrils de la GeneralitatValenciana (FGV) which operates the Metrovalencia and other rail and bus services. The Estació del nord (North Station) is the main railway terminus in Valencia. A new temporary station, Estación de València-Joaquín Sorolla, has been built on land adjacent to this terminus to accommodate high speed AVE trains to and from Madrid, Barcelona, Seville and Alicante. Valencia Airport is situated 9 km (5.6 mi) west of Valencia city centre. Alicante Airport is situated about 170 km (110 mi) south of Valencia. The City of Valencia also makes available a bicycle sharing system named ValenbiSi to both visitors and residents.