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Accommodations and Flights


The organizing committee has selected the Albert Hotel as the preferred hotel for accommodations. It is the nearest hotel to the Stockholm School of Economics, the symposium’s venue, and also in the heart of Riga’s famous art nouveau district.

We would love to have everyone stay for the duration of the symposium at one hotel to have a sense of unity and community at this special event. Symposium organizers selected this hotel not just because of its close proximity to the venue, but also because it can accommodate most participants’ needs, from superior executive rooms to very low cost options for the budget traveler.

The hotel has 246 modern, air-conditioned rooms, each with a work desk, minibar, TV, hair dryer, and free WiFi. Breakfast is included. The Star Lounge bar on the 11th floor features an open rooftop terrace with charming views of the Old Town of Riga.

Important note for budget travelers: Most rooms can accommodate two people. If you are planning on sharing a room, you should let the hotel know at the time of booking to ensure that there are two beds and two names registered to a room. The sharing of a room is entirely up to you and would need to be coordinated by you. Hotel rooms must be directly reserved by you (or your roommate) and guaranteed by a credit card.

Looking for a roommate? Email Aniela White Staszewska ’05 at Please mark your email request “Looking for a roommate.” Aniela will put you in touch with other alumnae looking for a roommate, however, we cannot guarantee that there will always be someone. You may also post a message to our Mount Holyoke European Alumnae Facebook Group.

Please make your reservation directly with the Albert Hotel. To avail of the early bird prices below, please be sure to make your reservations by August 18, 2017, and use the promo code @MHCRIGA at the time of booking.

Albert Hotel Early Bird Prices: 

Standard rooms (including breakfast):

  • 55.00 EUR per twin room per night (27.50 EUR per person per night)*
  • 55.00 EUR per double room per night

Superior rooms (including breakfast):

  • 65.00 EUR per twin room per night
  • 65.00 EUR per double room per night

Executive room with Riga view (including breakfast):

  • 80.00 EUR per double room per night

*Average rate at nearby hostels: 30-35 EUR per night per person.

Albert Hotel’s Cancellation Policy: Individual bookings may be cancelled free of charge up to 72 hours prior to arrival. If canceled within 72 hours, Albert Hotel reserves the right to charge a cancellation fee equal to 100 percent of the total amount of rooms and nights cancelled.

Closest Five-Star Accommodations:

If you are interested in a five-star hotel, the Gallery Park Hotel & SPA is a ten-minute walk from the symposium’s venue.

Another excellent choice is Hotel Bergs, a twenty-minute walk from the venue.


Air Baltic has granted us a 10% discount on flights to Riga for the symposium:

Available for purchase from 24 April 2017 till 04 October 2017

Flights from 04 October 2017 till 10 October 2017

  • Go to airBaltic web page , select flights and dates
  • Click on the “ % Enter e-voucher(s)” field and type in discount code RIGA17, continue by clicking on “ Find flights & fares”
  • Fares with discount will be marked with the gift box in the upper right corner of the field

* Discount will not be applied to the campaign and special fares.
* Please pay attention that capital letters are used in code