AIRLINE AND HOTEL INFORMATION
What day will I fly to San Francisco?
The program in Seattle concludes the afternoon of Wednesday, August 14, and starts again in San Francisco on the morning of Thursday, August 15. From Seattle you will need to fly to San Francisco (SFO) during the afternoon of Wednesday, August 15 for hotel check-in by that evening. The flight from SEA to SFO is NOT covered in the program fee.
Oakland airport (OAK) is an optional airport to travel to – it is across the bay from the SFO Airport. San Francisco is in the same time zone as Seattle; the flight time is approximately two (2) hours.
Should I make my own travel arrangements for San Francisco?
Yes, you are 100% responsible for booking your flight from Seattle to San Francisco.
When making your air travel arrangements please be sure to include the Seattle to San Francisco portion in your ticket. Example: HKG-SEA-SFO-HKG. You may fly directly home after the conclusion of the program on the evening of Saturday, August 17 if necessary.
How do I get from the San Francisco Airport to the Hilton?
From the airport, the most convenient method of transportation from either SFO or OAK airports to the hotel is by taxi or shuttle. You are responsible for airport transfers to and from the hotel in San Francisco. Travel time is about 20-30 minutes.
Have hotel reservations been made for me in San Francisco?
Yes. We will make a reservation on your behalf at the Hilton San Francisco Financial District for the nights of August 14, 15, and 16, 2013. The room rate will be payable by you directly to the hotel upon your check-out. The cost per night for San Francisco is US$199 per night plus tax. You will be staying at:
The Hilton San Francisco Financial District
Please note that you will be responsible for the cost of any meals and incidentals that you charge to your room; you may pay for these with cash or by major credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Diners Club, and American Express) when you check out.
Can I stay extra nights in San Francisco?
Yes, of course, but it is advised that you make these arrangements with us before your arrival in San Francisco since August is the peak travel season. We have arranged for our negotiated rate to be available should you choose to extend your stay.
Are there some links that can provide more information about San Francisco?
Additional information on San Francisco can be found at:
What will the class do while in San Francisco?
During the three (3) days in San Francisco, the class will visit several financial institutions, network with top bank officials at local banks, and listen to and participate in presentations.
When is graduation?
On Friday, August 16, a graduation reception and formal dinner will be held in your honor. You will be presented with a formal certificate of graduation. Participation at this event is required. The dinner should finish no later than 10 p.m.