This is great, Bernelle. Thanks!
Would the lack of family accommodation mean no rooms appropriate for couples at all? Or just no multi-room suites?
No drinking in the residences may actually turn out to be a major blocker for us. It's a common DebConf practice for developers to be up drinking in the residence halls until 4am, some until dawn. How strictly is that likely to be enforced? Or, can we provide alternate nearby locations for late-night drinking?
On 03/11/2015 09:14 AM, Bernelle Verster wrote:
From: *Phelokazi Mbebe* <firstname.lastname@example.orgAhoi!
So emails and phone calls didn't work, I went to harass the UCT
accommodation in person today.
General response is positive. The dates and rates for 2016 has not been
confirmed yet, but looks similar to 2015 (see attached). They can do
three meal catering - at least some catering will HAVE to be included as
part of the contract, but this suits us well, I think.
There will be no shared (family) accommodation available in July, so
we'll have to make other plans there. Graca Michel, if available, might
have two bed - rooms, but this is all not confirmed yet.
The residences are not exclusive if we don't fill them completely - they
have to run a business after all, but the security is good - the rooms
can lock, there is general access control at reception, and we have
general CPS - campus protection services patrolling campus. She also
said that July vac is not very busy. (December ... she just shook her head)
But, there is no alcohol allowed in the residence, so the flipside of
non-exclusive - risking drunkards, won't happen. I am not sure how
seriously this is enforced though. I am guessing that if we're low-key
about it and work in the rooms and don't cause trouble it may pass...
I made some more notes but like a fool didn't save the file (I should so
go back to just writing in a book, old school), so if I missed something
please ask and I'll either remember or find out.
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Wed, Mar 11, 2015 at 11:30 AM
Subject: RE: Group accommodation booking: July 2016
To: "email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>"
Dear Bernelle ____
Thank you for your booking enquiry. ____
These attached rates are 2015 rates, we can estimate a +- 10% increase
for 2016 and also bear in mind the residence allocation will also be
known closer to the time. ____
Should you have any further enquiries p[lease do not hesitate to contact
Kind regards, ____
*Phelokazi Mbebe (Mrs)____*
Vacation Accommodation Officer ____
Vacation Accommodation Office ____
Student Housing & Residence Life ____
3 Avenue Road ____
Tel: +27-21-650 1052 <tel:%2B27-21-650%201052>____
Fax:+27-21-650 5597 <tel:%2B27-21-650%205597>____
Email: email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>
*Sent:* 11 March 2015 11:21 AM
*To:* Phelokazi Mbebe
*Subject:* FW: Group accommodation booking: July 2016____
*From:*Bernelle Verster [mailto:email@example.com]
*Sent:* 26 February 2015 11:05 AM
*To:* Andiswa Miza
*Subject:* Group accommodation booking: July 2016____
We are hosting the international Debian Developers Conference in Cape
Town during July 2016.____
The conference will take place at the University of Cape Town, New
Engineering Building. We have obtained approval from Senate.
We require 14 days student residence accommodation, as well as
accommodation for families, proposed dates 1-15 July 2016.____
We expect approximately 300 people.____
Please advise as to steps required to book accommodation in Fuller Hall,
as well as Forest Hill.____
083 5454 993____
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