Home, sweet home for the conference

The 2015 North American Model United Nations (NAMUN) Secretariat is pleased to announce that the Toronto Marriott Bloor Yorkville Hotel will once again host the conference's delegates.

Ifath Fatima, the Operations Deputy Secretary General, said she is excited to renew ties with the hotel.

“NAMUN has partnered with the Marriott in the past and that's helped us build a fantastic relationship with them," she said. "Given that we're celebrating our 30th anniversary, it seemed fitting to partner up with the Marriott again.”

With all the hard work and excitement that comes with NAMUN, it is important to have a comfortable and relaxing place for delegates to catch their breath.

The hotel is a 10-minute walk to the University of Toronto's historic Victoria College, the venue for NAMUN 2015. It is also close to many attractions, such as the Royal Ontario Museum, and is connected to the subway system, making it easy for delegates to explore Toronto. 

The Marriott has offered NAMUN delegates a discounted rate of $155 for both Deluxe Queen and Executive rooms, which includes complimentary WiFi. The hotel will be used for more than accommodation, however. Both the first night’s Head Delegate Reception and the last night’s Closing Ceremonies will be held at the hotel. It will also be what Fatima calls the “logistical base” for the evening events for delegates and staff.

“The hotel isn't just an accommodation for NAMUN delegates, but is very much a part of the fabric of the conference,” she said.

The Marriott, too, will benefit from this partnership. Located close to many universities, building ties to students is important for its business and reputation. Not only will the Marriott get more exposure within the U of T community, to delegates from out of town who will remember the hotel by their experience at NAMUN.

At this point, plenty of rooms are available, however Fatima suggests delegates from out of town book sooner rather than later.

“We do anticipate rooms will book up quickly so we encourage delegates to take advantage of the discount we're offering,” she said.