Invited speakers and AMICAL members who request accommodation will be housed at the Al Akhawayn Conference Center (ACC) and, if we run out of space there, on-campus housing at AUI (dorms).
Because of limited room availability:
- We can only books rooms for the nights surrounding your conference participation. Specifically:
- Check-in on the the day before your first participation day
- Check-out from Ifrane on the the day after your last participation day
- Participants wishing to stay in Morocco beyond the 27 May check out date will need to look for alternative accommodations, since AUI housing will not be able to provide rooms beyond the conference. An optional sightseeing trip to Fes will be organized after the event with a separate sign up that will involve an overnight stay in Fes. The costs of the trip will be up to participants to cover, including ground transport to the airports of Casablanca or Fes afterwards.
Al Akhawayn Conference Center (ACC)
The main accommodation venue for AMICAL 2023 is the Al Akhawayn Conference Center (ACC), located about 4.6km from the AUI Campus.
The ACC is located in a gated residence affiliated with the university. When hosting events, the conference center also functions as a hotel. It has a restaurant where participants will have breakfast and dinners during the conference (and on the first day, lunch). The ACC has an open Wi-Fi network (“AUI Guest”). Participants wishing to stay in Morocco beyond the 27 May check out date will need to look for alternative accommodations, since the conference center will not have rooms available beyond the conference. We will be providing options for sightseeing tours after the event.
Participants traveling with partners or families should be aware that rooms have only one bed and that the ACC does not have extra beds or cots available. We will book rooms with a double bed for those who indicate they will be traveling with an accompanying person on the registration form.
Al Akhawayn Conference Center (ACC)
Entrée d’Ifrane, Route de’El Hajeb
Ifrane, Morocco 53000
On-campus housing (dorms)
The on-campus housing option offers basic accommodation in a dormitory-style room with a single bed and en suite private bathroom (shower + toilet). All participants will be housed in the same building on campus and will have access to breakfast at the on-campus restaurant. Colleagues staying here will have access to the campus Wi-Fi.
Alternative Options (for those not staying at AUI Housing)
NB: Email is not very reliable as a medium of communication for hotels in Ifrane. Participants are advised to go through Booking.com or to call the telephone numbers provided. Most hotel reception desks will have someone with limited English proficiency, but Arabic or French is helpful.
Recommended option: L’Empreinte d’Ifrane
L’Empreinte is a large cafe, restaurant, and hotel in downtown Ifrane. It is centrally located and about 1.5km from the center of the AUI campus. This is the only hotel from which we will offer transport to the campus.
Ifrane Centre, Ifran 53000
Landline: +212 05 35 56 61 84
Mobile: +212 06 61 58 70 12
Résidence Ifrane Palace
Located close to the town’s central market (marché), the Ifrane Palace is about 3.5km from AUI Central campus (a 40 minute walk on a nice day, or a 12 MAD taxi ride). Its decor is kitschy and fun.
Rue Bir Anzarane Bd Mly Abdellah, Ifrane 53100
The Michlifen is a deluxe resort hotel with an affiliated golf course. It is by far the nicest, and most expensive, option in Ifrane. It is located right next to the AUI campus and overlooks the city and region.