International Conference on Entertainment Computing

Venue

Workshops and the main conference will be held in CB11.05.102 (Building 11, Level 5, Room 102) and nearby rooms. UTS map can be found at here. You can download the Conference Welcome Package which has all the details for the conference. We’d like to make special mention to our proud sponsors, Melbourne Micro Roasters coffee.

Accommodation

The beautiful city precinct of Sydney offers an extensive choice of accommodation to suit every style and budget. Whether you are looking for five star luxury suites, contemporary spacious serviced apartments, boutique hotels or budget university accommodation Sydney can meet the needs of the delegate.

A complete list of accomodation options is below. If you are having a difficult time deciding, go with Mercure Sydney. You can also try http://www.wotif.com/ for alternate accommodation options. The below prices were compiled in 2011, useful for comparing options but not necessarily the cost you can currently get.

NRL Grand Final is on Oct 5th, so a lot of hotels in Sydney will be fully booked, so make your reservation early.

No. of Establishments Star Rating Average cost per room night AUD$
4 1 Star $65.99
21 2 Star $86.58
107 3 Star $134.52
122 4 Star $187.47
26 5 Star $272.85

(Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Tourist Accommodation, Mar 2011)

Sydney is represented by most of the internationally renowned hotel groups and its 4-5 star properties rival the best in the world. Sydney’s serviced apartments provide a convenient cost-efficient option for delegates travelling with family members or colleagues. Whilst still providing all the housekeeping and room service conveniences of a serviced hotel, these one, two or three bedroom apartments feature home comforts such as self-contained kitchens and laundries, and additional bathrooms. Also on offer within the Central Business District is a range of budget accommodation, including university accommodation and hostels.

Student and Budget Accommodation
Although Sydney has a wide range of accommodation options Sydney also offers a range of student/budget style back packer options, including university accommodation and hostels. The beautiful city precinct of Sydney offers an extensive choice of accommodation to suit every style and budget. Whether you are looking for five star luxury suites, contemporary spacious serviced apartments2, boutique hotels or budget university accommodation Sydney can meet the needs of the delegate.

 

Name of Property Features Rates per night

(estimate only)

Hotels nearby UTS Campus
Adina Apartment Hotel Sydney Located next to Central Railway Station $110
Aspire Hotel Sydney located 10 minutes’ walk from both Chinatown $90
Leisure Inn Sydney Central Hotel Located next to Central Railway Station $95
Mercure Sydney Hotel Located next to Central Railway Station $157
Novotel Sydney Located next to Central Railway Station $166
Posh Hotel 79 Located next to Central Railway Station $79
Rendezvous Studio Hotel Sydney Located next to Central Railway Station $147
Vulcan Hotel Near CBD $98
City Hotels & Apartment
Castlereagh Hotel 3.5 star in the heart of the city $155
Best Western Stellar Suites Sydney 3.5 star boutique apartments in the city $82
Aarons Hotel 2.5 star hotel in the heart of busy Haymarket $135
Hotel Ibis Close to Hyde Park and CBD shopping $199
Medina on Crown Minutes from Central Station $110
Sullivans Hotel Minutes by public transport to the city $145
Budget Hotels
Central Private Hotel Closest budget-style hotel to Central Railway $66
Leisure Inns Barclay Sydney Minutes walk to the best Sydney restaurants $87
Macquarie Boutique Hotel Comfort and style –the Sydney experience $63
Mariners Court Hotel 3.5 star property in a superb location $66
Motel Formule 1 Kings Cross Located in lively Kings Cross $89
Sydney Central on Wentworth Quality budget accommodation $46
Hostel / Backpackers / Students *
Australian Backpackers Located just 500m from the centre of Sydney $74
Base Backpackers Sydney Minutes walk to Sydney Centrepoint Tower $35
Big Hostel Clean and modern boutique hostel $47
Casa Central Backpackers 5 minutes from UTS $27
City Central Backpackers Cozy and secure hostel in the city centre $26
Downtown City Backpackers Surrounded by the best Sydney has to offer $39
Footprints Westend Comfortable and clean dormitory rooms $30
790 on George Backpackers Located near to Central Station $30
Harbour City Hotel Minutes from the Opera House & Hyde Park $37
Hyde Park Hostel Close to all amenities and attractions $46
Railway Square YHA * Located next to Central Railway Station $37
Springfield Lodge Newly refurbished rooms in King Cross $59
Sydney Central YHA * Dormitory rooms in the heart of the city $30
Y on the Park Hotel Comfort. Style. Location $79
Wake Up! Sydney Central * Represents all that Sydney has to offer $46
University Housing
University of Sydney Low cost on or off campus accommodation $60
University of New South Wales Low cost on or off campus accommodation $60