The contemporary 4-star Walmont Hotel is part of the Grand Palm Resort and located immediately adjacent to the Gaborone International Convention Centre, which will be hosting the technical sessions. This business focused hotel offers a high standard of service and a superior level of comfort in 187 well-appointed rooms, making it the premier accommodation for 11 IKC delegates, all underpinned by warm Botswana hospitality. Both queen and twin rooms en-suite have bathroom/shower and are fitted with their own mini-fridge (mini-bar on request), hairdryer, air conditioning, free wireless internet, TV and direct dialing telephone. The hotel is wheelchair accessible. Room service is available 24 hours a day. The hotel also offers a free airport shuttle service and pay per use taxi service.
The hotel also boasts extensive grounds and gardens including a 2.4 km jogging/walking trail, outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts, three restaurants and two bars, one poolside and one indoors, both with additional dining options. All meals will be hosted at the Walmont and/or the GICC. The hotel also has 24 hour Casino and Bar, the Camelot Spa and a Hair Salon. The hotel has an ATM situated in the lobby. Delegates staying here will avoid the Gaborone traffic.
With these reasonable 2017 room rates the Organising Committee hopes that 11 IKC delegates will choose to stay here and book early so that the facility will be primarily used for the 11 IKC and its social functions.
2017 Walmont Room Rates
Conference Nights - 17 to 22 September 2017 Inclusive
Special Lucara / 11 IKC Delegate Rate - BWP 1300 (per room - including breakfast for one)
Special Lucara / 11 IKC Delegate Rate - BWP 1505 (per room - including breakfast for two)
Pre- and Post-Conference Nights
11 IKC Delegate Rate - BWP 1655 (per room - including breakfast for one)
11 IKC Delegate Rate - BWP 1860 (per room - including breakfast for two)
All 187 rooms in the hotel have been blocked for 11 IKC delegates for the duration of the conference. The 11 IKC Organising Committee has secured preferential 2017 room rates for registered 11 IKC delegates which include breakfast for one person (approximately a 20% reduction from rack rates). The 11 IKC delegate rate will be applied to delegates staying longer than the room block dates. Rates are inclusive of local VAT and exclusive of local hotel tax (BWP10/night/person). Delegates will be able to book online directly with the hotel using an 11 IKC promotion code which will be provided to delegates with their confirmation of registration. A deposit of BWP1655 is required at time of booking for one person (BWP 1860 for two persons) which is refundable up to 24 hours prior to check-in. Delegates must book their room by 15 June 2017 to enjoy the 11 IKC preferential rate.
In addition, for the six nights of the conference (nights of 17th to 22nd inclusive) the 11 IKC delegate rate is further reduced (approximately a total of 40% reduction from rack rates) through the sponsorship of the 11 IKC Cullinan Level Sponsor, Lucara Diamond Corporation. This additional reduction will be applied at the time of checkout.