Carlsen vs Anand: More Updates on Hotel Arrangements, Live Broadcast etc ~ World Chess Championship 2013 Viswanathan Anand vs Magnus Carlsen at Chennai Hyatt Regency

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Carlsen vs Anand: More Updates on Hotel Arrangements, Live Broadcast etc

Posted by World Chess Championship 2013 News Blog Sunday, November 3, 2013

- About 30 rooms have been booked for the Carlsen vs Anand World Chess Match at Hyatt Regency
- Separate floors for Team Anand and Team Carlsen with separate elevators to take each of the contenders to the playing glass cube
- Rooms allotted to FIDE representatives, the media, and other groups at the Hyatt Regency, Chennai
- Of the hotel's two ballrooms, the larger one on the ground floor has been reserved for the games, while the other, Studio, on Level 1 will be the designated media room. 
- Seven corporate boxes and tiered seating for around 300 spectators in the Regency Ballroom, which measures 8,880 sq ft
- The glass soundproof cubicle in which the games will be played erected in a corner of the Ballroom. 
- Spectators must deposit cellphones and electronic gadgets outside the Ballroom.
- Spectators cannot leave once the game of the day begins until its conclusion. 
- A pre-function area will have refreshments and way to the restroom.
- Black and white will be the theme decor at the Hyatt Regency with two-feet chess pieces scattered around the two hotel lobbies. 
- The lobby lounge will offer special High Tea on match days and small brain games will be arranged for guests and visitors.
- Inquiry counter in the lower lobby called The Queen's Desk, which will be attended 24/7 by two employees from Hyatt Regency  Front Office, dressed up as the king and queen. 
- The desk will answer any queries about the event, and will also offer guests tips on sight-seeing in Chennai, and related tourist inquiries.
- Two chess ambassadors on the ground floor to update guests about the event and circulate chess trivia. 
- Hotel to distribute to all its guests pocket-size infomation kits with emergency contact numbers in Chennai, shopping tips, news of events and promotions at the hotel etc.

More information about watching live the Carlsen vs Anand World Chess Championship 2013

* Super internet link arrangement
* Eric van Reem's blog Mate in Chennai