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Here's all the information you need to travel and stay in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for this year's Fall Conference! This year, APPAM has secured discounts for various services, including airfare, local transportation, and lodging at the Hyatt Regency.
Sessions at the 2014 Fall Conference will be held in the Albuquerque Convention Center and Hyatt Regency Hotel. The hotel and the convention center are across the street from one another.
To reserve a hotel room at the Hyatt, please contact the hotel directly, either by phone or through this specialized link. When calling, indicate that you would like to make a reservation at the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque and mention APPAM to secure the APPAM room rate. You will be responsible for reserving your hotel room, as well as contacting the hotel to change or cancel the reservation, if needed. Upon securing a hotel reservation, you will be charged a non-refundable deposit of the first night’s room fees and taxes.
Within this distinctly "Southwestern" feeling New Mexico hotel, you'll find state-of-the-art meeting venues, award-winning dining and spacious guestrooms that reflect the beauty of the surrounding Sandia Mountains.
There are a limited number of hotel rooms within the block. Please reserve early.
Note that these rates will be honored three days before and after the conference, based on availability. Reservations MUST be made by October 15; after this date, the APPAM rate is only offered on a space-available basis. Reservations may be canceled within 24 hours prior to arrival without penalty and any deposits refunded.
The hotel offers all guests complementary access to its StayFitTM fitness center 24 hours a day. The center includes a full array of equipment, including treadmills, cross-trainers, cycling bikes, a crunch bench, free weights, resistance bands, balls, and stretching mats.
Enjoy the hotel's heated rooftop pool. The view includes the Sandia Peak Mountains and downtown skyline. The pool is open 7 am - 10 pm seasonally.
High-speed Internet Access
The Hyatt Regency offers high speed internet for a daily fee of $9.95.
The hotel business center provides a wide variety of services and is open 24 hours a day.
Albuquerque Convention Center
The Albuquerque Convention Center is located on 2nd Street NW between Marquette Avenue and Tijeras Avenue. Free wifi is available in all of the center's public spaces and APPAM will provide complimentary wifi in the exhibit hall. Downtown Albuquerque offers a variety of restaurants and cafés for attendees. Some of the restaurants within walking distance included, but are not limited to:
Various restaurants inside the Galeria (such as Subway, Isabella’s Baked, and Zohra’s Café)
Tucano’s Brazilian Grill
Upscale dining in the Hyatt's Forque, Doubletree's La Oja, or Hotel Andaluz’s Lucia
Fourth & Roma Café
JC’s NY Pizza Department
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque is only 4.5 miles (10 minutes) from The Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ). Both United and Delta offer discounts for airfares to this year's conference.
United is pleased to offer discounted airfares of 2% to 10% off published fares for your travel to the conference. Save an additional 3% off by booking your own reservations at www.united.com. Choose your flight times, and access your meeting discounts by inserting ZSW2801742 in the Offer Code box.
Or, call your travel professional or United Meetings at 800- 426-1122 (in U.S. and Canada) for reservations. Please note that a $25 fee will be charged when a reservation is made by calling United Meetings. Refer to Z Code ZSW2 and Agreement Code: 801742
Delta is pleased to offer 2% to 10% off published airfares for your travel to the conference. When booking online at delta.com, enter the meeting code (NMGGF) in the box provided on the page.
Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111 from Monday through Friday (7am-7pm CDT). There is a direct ticketing fee of $25.00 for booking reservations by phone.
Sunport Shuttle is pleased to offer a voucher for conference attendees, a round-trip rate of $20/person or one-way trip for $11/person. (Each additional passenger on the same shuttle to the Hyatt will be $5, roundtrip for second passenger is $10.) Reservations can be made online at www.SunportShuttle.com or by calling the toll-free number at 866-505-4966.
The approximate one-way taxi fare from the Albuquerque International Sunport Airport (ABQ) to the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque is $18-$20.
Avis offers attendees of the APPAM 2014 Annual Conference a discount off the price of rental cars between October 30 and November 16, 2014 with the discount code D017154. To book your reservation, please provide this discount code when calling Avis directly at (800) 331-1600. Alternatively, you may reserve a rental car online via the following link: Avis.com - APPAM 2014
To reserve your special meeting rates, please provide your Convention Number (CV) # 04940013 to your corporate travel department or your travel agent when making reservations. You can also make reservations online at hertz.com or call Hertz directly:
U.S. and Canada: (800) 654-2240
Other: (405) 749-4434
If booking online, please make sure to check off [I have a discount] and then enter in the CV #04940013.At the time of reservation, the meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and you’ll be quoted the best comparable rate available.
The Hyatt Regency Albuquerque offers $12.00 for self parking and $16.00 for valet parking.
The Albuquerque Greyhound bus station (320 1st Street SW) is located one (1) mile from the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque. The approximate one-way fare to the Hyatt Regency Albuquerque is about $8-$12.
Take a walk through history in Albuquerque's Historic Old Town. Shop the more than 150 boutiques and galleries then relax in the Rose Garden or San Felipe de Neri Church. With winding brick paths, gardens and balconies, wrought iron and adobe benches and quiet hidden patios, you'll delight in the experience of visiting this serene village that has been the focal point of community life since 1706. Just a five minute drive from Hyatt Regency, Old Town is open for visitors seven days a week from 9:30 to 4:30 pm. There’s always something to do in Albuquerque, NM!