Address: 288，Keyuan 4 Road，Jiulongpo District，Chongqing，China
Website / 网站: http://www.athestel.com.cn/
Luxury hotel elements amidst the energy of the city’s commercial and high-tech district, Athestel Chongqing embodies the colorful prosperity of the city. Strives to deliver a cosy guest experience with fashion ambience, the hotel is an ideal destination for business and leisure travelers who look for Chinese grander and graceful hospitality encountering. Within 5 minutes to the Technical Exhibition Centre/Olympic Sports Centre, close to the access to Chengdu-Chongqing Expressway, around 40 minutes away from Jiangbei International Airport.
雅诗特酒店位于重庆市九龙坡区科园四路288号, 地处重庆市商业、金融、科技、美食、娱乐核心区域 – 重庆市高新区石桥铺科技园区核心地段，毗邻重庆市奥体中心、重庆技术展览中心。酒店秉承现代时尚风格的设计理念，充分体现了城市的繁荣与绚丽。
Chongqing is the largest municipality in
Southwest China, with more than 30 million
people. Known as the Mountain City
(Chongqing has quite a few nicknames), it
has maintained rapid economic growth and
development, while still preserving its
natural environments. Chongqing boasts bumpy
terrains, a wealth of water reserves,
mineral resources, and dense forests.
Located in Southwest China, Chongqing is surrounded by mountains on all sides. The Daba mountains in the North, Wushan Mountain in the East, Wuling and Wulong Mountains to the West, and Dalou Mountains to the south. This unique geographical environment is responsible for Chongqing hot and humid summers and mild temperate winters. Two large rivers are running through Chongqing, the Yangtze and Jialing rivers, and Chongqing is a major industrial and trade port city.
Chongqing has a subtropical monsoon climate. Spring starts early, the summer is sweltering, fall is cool, and the winter is relatively mild. There is rarely snow in Chongqing during the winter as the temperate rarely goes below 0 degrees Celcius. The air is humid most of the year, and because of the mountainous terrain, Chongqing is shrouded in fog many days of the year. However, in recent years, the local government has made significant progress in ensuring more days with clear blue skies. One of Chongqing’s other names is the city of fog, because of the high number of foggy days every year.
History & Culture
Founded in what used to be the ancient kingdom of Ba. Chongqing is renowned for its Bayu culture, which is still prominently displayed in various parts of the city today. The Bayu culture dates back more than 3000 years, and Chongqing didn’t receive its current name until around 1189 AD. Chongqing received its modern name with the crowning of Prince Zhao Dun, who described his coronation as a “Double Celebration,” which is the literal translation of the city’s name Chongqing. Dances and songs are considered to be the essential elements of the Bayu culture, but they were also well versed in wine, had their unique burial ceremonies, and their own fascinating legends and myths.
There are many famous tourist attractions in Chongqing. Such as the Monument to the people’s Liberation, Chaotianmen, Hongya cave, Three gorges, Dazu Rock Carvings. Among one of the most famous tourist attractions in Chongqing is the Three Gorges, tourists can visit the Qutang Gorge, the Wu Gorge, and Xiling Gorge by boat leaving from the Chaotianmen Pier. The beautiful scenery on both sides of the river attracts local Chinese tourists as well as tourists from all over the world.
Chongqing is famous for its food. The flavor is mainly spicy. While hotpot is the most famous cuisine in Chongqing, you’ll find a lot of interesting and varied diet in this mountain city such as Chuan Chuan, dry pot, poached meat slices, and so on, are all filled with hot peppers, but very delicious. Chongqing noodles are also one of Chongqing people’s indispensable meals too.
Focusing on promoting high-quality development, Chongqing has thoroughly implemented the new development concept, taking supply-side structural reform as the mainline, taking big data intelligence to lead innovation and development as a path, accelerating the pace of industrial transformation and upgrading, and vigorously promoting industrial green, intelligent, intensive and characteristic development.
Foreign participants usually need a visa to enter China. You are advised to submit your visa application to the appropriate authorities as early as possible, in order not to delay your travel plan.
We recommend that you apply for a tourist visa (category L), which is the simplest and fastest one. Before submitting your application, please always check with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates General in your local region for the latest information. You may find a complete list of Chinese Embassies and Consulates General here. In many countries (except the US), the tourist visa may be applied through the Chinese Visa Application Service Center. Note that applications sent by postal mails are usually not accepted.
For your reference, we list here the necessary items you will need for the L visa. Please remember to check with the Chinese Embassies or Consulates General in your local region for the complete requirements.
1. Passport: Original signed passport with at least six months of remaining validity and blank visa pages, and a copy of the passport's data page and the photo page if it is separate.
2. Visa Application Form and Photo: One completed Visa Application Form with a photo on glossy photo paper glued onto the form (your photo must meet the requirements).
3. Documents showing the itinerary including air ticket booking record (round trip) and proof of a hotel reservation. Note that you usually don't need an invitation letter for the L visa.
A Letter of Invitation is a proof for conference registration and attendance application. It will be stated in English and may help with your visa application. However, it does not guarantee you a visa. Invitation letters will only be issued once your registration and payment have been confirmed. And it will be sent by e-mail.
For those who require a visa, please note that the Organizing Committee has no control over the visa application process, or the decision of the visa adjudicator in the embassy or consulate. The conference cannot be responsible for actual visa issuances. The process length varies from individuals, so you're strongly advised to start your application as soon as you can.
Should your application be denied, we cannot change the decision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, nor will we engage in discussion or correspondence with the MOFA or the Embassy on behalf of the applicant.