Sochias

Venue

The XIV Annual SOCHIAS meeting will be held in the Hotel Resort Marbella, located in Maitencillo, V Region. 
Please scroll down for other lodging options.

We will be updating this page with useful information as the date of the meeting approaches.

General Information

Hotel Marbella has many amenities (included with your stay) for guests. Some of them are: outdoor swimming pool, indoor heated swimming pool, spa, pool tables, etc. Remember to bring your bathing suit and swimming cap to use the pools. The hotel also has a daily activity program for kids between 4-12 years free of charge.

How to book / SOCHIAS Preferential fares

The Hotel has reserved all rooms for our participants. This means that the online reservation tool will show that the Hotel is fully boked for the dates of the conference. To book your room, you will need to email the hotel executive Isabel Barros at isabel.barros <@> marbella <.> cl with your room preference and credit card information. Another alternative is to directly call Mrs. Barros  at +56 2 2438 5332 and directly give her the information. When booking your room mention that you are attending the SOCHIAS meeting to have access to the following preferential rates:

  • Suite Ejecutiva Single: $78.000 +IVA
  • Suite Ejecutiva Doble: $88.000 +IVA
  • Estándar Single: $70.000 +IVA
  • Estándar Twin: $80.000 +IVA
  • Estándar Single @ Hotel Green (*): $60.000 +IVA
  • Estándar Doble @ Hotel Green (*): $68.000 +IVA

(*) Rooms at Hotel Green

One option located within the Marbella compound itself and only a 5 minute walk away from the Convention Center is the Green Hotel . This hotel is associated with the conference Hotel and all guests staying here have access to all the amenities from the Marbella Hotel itself. In particular, the breaskfast service will be offered at the Main dining hall at the Marbella Hotel with the rest of the guests. Rooms at the Hotel Green also have a preferential rate for the conference guests: $60.000+IVA for single occupancy, $68.000+IVA for double occupancy. To book a room in this Hotel, please follow the same procedure as with the Hotel Marbella (see above).

How to get there

By car

Here is a map of the location of the resort: 

Mapa Marbella diagram

Once you reach the main entrance to the compound, use the following map to get to the Hotel and Conference center area:

By public transportation

There are buses that can take you to Maitencillo's bus terminals (Condor bus and Pullman bus are a couple of them), from there you would need to take a taxi to reach the Hotel, since there are no public buses to get inside the Marbella compound.

Another option is to get a 'colectivo' from Viña del Mar, or to take buses from Valparaíso/Concón.

Other options (NEW)

The organization will rent buses to transport participants from Santiago to Marbella and back. These buses will leave from Beauchef #850 at 14:00 on Sunday, January 22, and will leave Hotel Marbella on Thursday, January 25 at 18:30, returning to the same starting point.

The cost per seat will be $20.000 (roundtrip) which has to be deposited to the SOCHIAS account (same as registration) before Friday, January 13. If you are registered as a student, the bus is free of charge, but you still need to reserve your seat.

To reserve a seat on the bus, please send an email to Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. with the subject line: "Seat on SOCHIAS bus" before Friday, January 13.Late reservations will only be considered if there are seats left on the buses.

Other lodging options

Another option located within walking distance (10-15 min) from the Convention Center is the Apart Hotel Maitencillo Strandvagen. This Hotel is located outside the Marbella compound but it is still within walking distance and very conveniently located.

More information on Maitencillo

This page provides more information on Maitencillo, other lodging and dinning options, among other potentially useful information.

 

 

 

 

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