The Winter Workshop on Psychosis (WWP) 2013 will be held at the Hotel Du Golf Conference Hotel (Holiday Inn) Marrakech, Morocco from 14 - 16 February 2013.
Hotel Du Golf Conference Hotel
+212 (0) 524 29 99 00 or
+212 (0) 524 29 99 01 or
Accommodation for delegates of the Winter Workshop can be booked at the Hotel Du Golf Conference Hotel (Holiday Inn) Marrakech or the Palmeraie Palace hotel.
Bookings can be made online through the website
or by telephone or email through the hotel reservation department:
Tel: +212 524 33 43 43 or +212 524 29 99 00
Fax: +212 524 30 50 50 or +212 524 29 99 01
The Hotel Du Golf Conference Hotel (Holiday Inn) Marrakech is 15 km from the airport which is a journey time of approx. 30 minutes.
Save up to 20% by booking through Star Alliance, the official airline partner for the conference. Use the link on the left hand margin of the page to book your flights.
Marrakech Menara airport is located approx. 6 km from the centre of town. Click the airport website for a list of airlines serving Marrakech airport.
Flights from North America transfer from Casablanca.
Should you require group services such as tours, transfers, excursions, dinner events, etc please contact:
STR Destination UK – representing S’Tours Morocco
Industriestraße 38a, D – 63150 Heusenstamm
Phone: +49 (0) 6104 6435522
Fax: +49 (0) 6104 6435529
Mobile: +49 (0) 151 14809697
This company is in no way associated with Cortex Limited, the Winter Workshop on Psychosis or the Winter Workshop Fund.
Hotel Shuttle Bus
Many hotels provide a hotel shuttle bus service or can arrange airport transfers and it is recommended that these are used instead of taxis.
Airport Shuttle Bus
An airport shuttle bus service to Marrakech centre is also available from the Terminal 1 parking lot :
Departing from airport: a service every hour starting at 06:00 am until 12:25 am
Arriving at airport: a service every hour starting at 06:00 am until 11:40 pm
Round trip tour :
Departure Airport - Hivernage - Jemaa El Fna - Bab Doukkala- Gueliz - ONCF Station - Arrival Airport
Airport to city center or opposite direction:
One-way ticket : 20.00 Dh
Round trip : 30.00 Dh
The taxi fare from the from the airport to the Holiday Inn Hotel Du Golf is approximately 25 Euros.
Travelling to Marrakech by Train
Travelling by train is one of the best forms of transport between the large Moroccan cities. Marrakech has a frequent direct train connection to Casablanca (about every two hours during the day) and a few direct trains to other cities such as Fez, Tangier, or Rabat. Marrakech railway station is situated within walking distance from the medina and the most popular tourist places such as Djemaa El Fna (the famous main square)
Supratours buses at Marrakech Train Station
Smaller cities in Morocco, especially to the south of Marrakech, don't have a railway connection. These destinations are served by Supratours buses, which are also operated by the state railway company, ONCF. Supratours (ONCF) buses also arrive and depart from the train station in Marrakech (unlike buses operated by other companies, which go to the Bab Doukkala Bus Station).
EU citizens, including UK passportholders, do not need a visa to visit Morocco. Passports must be valid for a minimum of 6 months from date of entry. Please check with your local embassy for your local needs.
There are many travellers that flock to Marrakech because of its beauty and easy-going atmosphere.
It is a city that was immortalized by Winston Churchill in his well-publicized War Memoirs.
He wrote: "Here, surrounded by its extensive palm-groves that have sprung out of the desert, the traveller may rest assured that he will never tire of the majestic view of the snow-covered Atlas Mountains. The sun is dazzling and warm, but never unbearably so; the air is sharp and refreshing, yet never unpleasantly cold; the days are perfect, the nights are cool."
Arabic is the language used in Morocco, but French is also widely spoken.
The language of the conference is English.
The official currency of Morocco is the Dirham. £1=14 Dirhams approx.
Reputable hotels and shops and some restaurants will accept major credit cards. Visa and master cards can also be used at ATM's in main cities.
Moroccan Dirhams may not be imported or exported due to exchange control. Currency can easily be exchanged at the airport Bureau de Change, banks or hotels. The majority of hotels use the same exchange rates as the banks and do not charge commission. Exchange receipts should be kept as they will be required to convert Dirhams back to your original currency upon departure from Morocco.
Marrakech has a Mediterranean climate and the average temperature in February is around 19º Celsius / 67º Farenheit. Temperatures can vary from as high as 25o C during the day to as cool
as 8o C at night.
Local time is GMT = Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +1 from early June until the end of October)
Morocco has an excellent mobile phone infrastructure which supports 3G and data roaming.
210 volts with European type round 2 pin sockets.
It is recommended that you drink bottled water and avoid tap water or ice in drinks.