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PGA Catalunya Business and Convention Centre
Carretera A-2, 701
17455 Caldes de Malavella

Note: Contact information for the GRC site office will be included here when conferences are in session at this site.

About the Site

The PGA Catalunya Business and Convention Centre is located in Caldes de Malavella in the region of Selva in Catalonia, Spain. The hotel is situated on the east coast of Spain approximately 100 kilometers north of Barcelona, 15 kilometers from the old city of Girona, and 25 kilometers from the beaches of the Costa Brava along the Mediterranean Sea. The accommodations and conference facilities are modern, spacious, and quiet and offer a serene setting to facilitate informal discussions and foster collaborative networks.

Click here to see a video highlighting the stunning Costa Brava region.

Click here for a video tour of the PGA Catalunya Business and Convention Centre.

Arrival and Check-In

It is anticipated that attendees will arrive/check-in on Sunday between 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm. If you will arrive before the conference, the hotel offers a 10% discount over the best available rates to GRC attendees. Please reserve a room by sending an e-mail to groupsandevents@pgacatalunya.com with the following reference: "Assistant to Gordon Research Conference".

The Meeting Room and Poster Area

The science sessions are held in the on-site, air-conditioned Costa Brava/La Selva ballroom.

Poster sessions and socials are held in the on-site, air-conditioned Girona meeting room, which features abundant natural light and a terrace.

On-Site Housing and Facilities

Conferees are housed in hotel rooms with individual temperature control, modern amenities, and daily housekeeping. Wireless Internet is available throughout the hotel, including meeting facilities, common areas, and guest rooms.

There are 80 single rooms available for GRC attendees at the hotel. Accepted applicants have an opportunity to register for a single room on a first come, first served basis. Once all available single rooms have been reserved, you will be required to register for a shared room.

Note: GRC attendees who will be accompanied by guests are encouraged to register their guests at the GRC rate (guest registration includes all GRC meals). GRC attendees bringing unregistered guests will be responsible for paying supplementary per person, per day charges directly to the hotel upon arrival (unregistered guests cannot eat GRC meals). Please contact your Conference Operations Associate for details.

On-Site Recreation

The PGA Catalunya offers an outdoor pool and a fitness center on-site.

Site-Organized Activities

The PGA Catalunya offers a variety of off-site excursions. Sign-ups for these excursions will be available at the hotel. Click here for more details about the following special activities available in 2016:

  • Besalú Medieval Tour
  • Girona Historical Tour
  • Costa Brava Boat Trip
  • Tossa de Mar
  • Dalí Theatre-Museum visit

Other Information

You should bring your own electrical adaptor plugs with you as they are not available for purchase on-site or in the immediate vicinity. The power supply in Spain is 220-240V.

For those traveling with young children, babysitters can be provided with a few hours’ advance notice. Payment details will be arranged between the participant and the individual babysitter. Additional facilities for children include: family rooms, baby cots/cribs, a playground and a children’s swimming pool.
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