Venue & Hospitality
Meliá Avenida América
Calle Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena
Conference Dates: March 10-12, 2016
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
Avenida de la Hispanidad from Madrid-Barajas Airport- 8min (6.3 Km)
Get on M-14 from Av de la Hispanidad - 2 min (1.5 km)
- Head east on Camino Cuartel - 50 m
- At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit - 270 m
- At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Av de la Hispanidad - 1.1 km
- At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto the M-14 ramp to M-40/E-90/A-2/Madrid/Zaragoza - 110 m
Take E-90/A-2 to Calle Peonías. Take exit 8 from E-90/A-2 – (3 min (3.6 km)
- Merge onto M-14 - 500 m
- Use the right 2 lanes to take exit 1 to merge onto E-90/A-2 toward Madrid - 3.0 km
- Take exit 8 toward Avenida 25 de Septiembre/Avenida de los Andes -190 m
Continue on Calle Peonías. Take Puente de Felipe Juvara to Calle Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena - 3 min (1.2 km)
- Continue onto Calle Peonías - 500 m
- Turn right onto Glorieta de Yucatán - 180 m
- Turn right onto Puente de Felipe Juvara - 300 m
- At the roundabout, take the 1st exit onto Calle Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena
- Destination will be on the left.
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