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Cablegate: Shortage of Hotel Rooms in Madrid, May 20 - 23, 2004

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UNCLAS MADRID 000516

SIPDIS

DEPT FOR H - CONGRESSIONAL TRAVEL

E.O. 12958: N/A
TAGS: OTRA CASC AMGT OVIP
SUBJECT: SHORTAGE OF HOTEL ROOMS IN MADRID, MAY 20 - 23, 2004

1. THE WEDDING OF HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS PRINCE OF ASTURIAS FELIPE
DE BORBON AND LETIZIA ORTIZ WILL TAKE PLACE IN MADRID ON MAY 22
POST PREDICTS THIS EVENT WILL AFFECT THE AVAILABILITY OF HOTEL
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR THE WEEKEND OF MAY 20 TO 23, 2004.

2. WE DISCOURAGE ANY OFFICIAL TRAVEL TO MADRID DURING THIS
PERIOD. OFFICIAL TRAVELERS WHO ANTICIPATE TRAVELLING TO MADRID
SHOULD MAKE HOTEL ARRANGEMENTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. PLEASE BE
ADVISED THE HOTELS MOST FREQUENTLY USED BY THE EMBASSY WILL RAI
THEIR RATES SIGNIFICANTLY FOR THAT WEEKEND; THEREFORE IT MAY BE
NECESSARY TO MAKE ARRANGEMENTS AT HOTELS IN OTHER PARTS OF THE
CITY.

MANZANARES

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