All of the sessions, receptions, and formal events will be held at the Hotel Albuquerque. The Hotel is adjacent to the historic Old Town section of the City; it has an attractive Spanish/Southwest décor. There is one problem. There are only 188 guest rooms and they will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. The guest room rate for SfAA registrants is a very competitive $128/night, single/double. You can book online at: Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town Reservations, Or by calling 505-843-6300 or toll free at 800-237-2133 and ask to be connected to reservations. To receive the group rate, guests must state that they would like to be placed within the “Society for Applied Anthropology” block of rooms or refer to the Block Code 1403SOCIET. Please note the cut-off date will be: February 28, 2014.
Two blocks away, the Rio Grande Motel www.riograndeinn.com is a Best Western franchise, but a click or so above the customary level. Rooms are $103/night, single/double, and a discount is offered for breakfast at their restaurant. Also notable, the Rio Grande has a complimentary airport shuttle.
The Monterey Non-smoking Motel nonsmokersmotel.com (this is really the official name, in bright neon) is four blocks away, and has a small number (9-10) of very clean rooms in the $55-65 range.
Across the street from the Monterey, a very welcoming young family, the Barons, manage the Econolodge (also, four blocks from the Hotel Albuquerque) www.econolodge.com/hotel-albuquerque-new_mexico-NM019. There are 40 guest rooms in the $55-65 range. Complimentary add-ons: a hot breakfast and WiFi in the guest rooms. The Econolodge also rents bicycles at a very reasonable rate ($10/day).
The Casas de Suenos Old Town Historic Inn is an adobe style compound which features 21 spacious casitas, hot tub suites, glowing fireplaces, soft adobe walls, hidden courtyards, inviting patios and beautiful gardens. Rooms must be booked by calling the hotel directly (505) 247-4560 (NO Online Reservations). The Reservation Desk is available Monday through Sunday 8:00am – 9:00pm MST. The booking guest must mention the Society for Applied Anthropology Group to receive the special meeting rate. A sumptuous, crafted breakfast is included, as is WiFi.
The Hotel Andaluz is the City’s only Four Diamond hotel. Located on Central Avenue, it is the City’s only luxury boutique hotel. It was completely redecorated several years ago and is now LEED certified and a model of energy conservation. The Mediterranean theme is reflected in the lobby, guest rooms, and an excellent restaurant, “Lucia”. Registrants can use the City bus (across the street) and be dropped off 15 minutes later at a stop three blocks from the Hotel Albuquerque. Guest rooms are a very reasonable $149. Click here to obtain the special SfAA rate. You may also call 877.987.9090 to receive the special rate.
The Bottger Mansion of Old Town www.bottger.com is a large Historic Bed and Breakfast with an enclosed garden and situated adjacent to Old Town, and two blocks from the Hotel Albuquerque. There are seven rooms (ranging between $115-159); a large breakfast is complimentary and parking is included.
The Holiday Inn and Suites Old Town is a mile from the Hotel Albuquerque. Newly-constructed and tribally-owned, it is across from the Pueblo Cultural Center. SfAA registrants will receive the discounted rate of $96/night, single/double. Make your reservations by calling 505-842-5000, or on line. Click here for more information.
The lean of budget and the adventurous of heart may be interested in the Route 66 Hostel www.rt66hostel.com. The converted residence has shared ($20/night) and private ($25, $30, $35) rooms. A free breakfast is available and guests may access the kitchen facilities. The Hostel is located on Central Avenue, about a mile from the Hotel Albuquerque and on the City bus line. The Hostel is clean and “drug free”.
American Airlines will serve as the official airline for the SfAA 2014 Annual Meeting. Attendees will receive a 5% discount off the lowest applicable published air fare.
When you and your guests need to make airline reservations, call American Airlines at 1-800-433-1790 from anywhere in the United States or Canada and refer to your Promotion Code 5434AA or go online to www.AA.com and choose More Flight Search Options and insert the promotion code in the appropriate box.
A Res service charge of $25.00 USD per ticket will apply for tickets purchased through American Airlines Reservations, subject to change. For airport purchase the service charge is $35.00 USD per ticket, subject to change. If purchase will be outside the US50/Canada, ticketing charge varies and will be in the currency of the country of purchase. At this time there is no ticketing charge for reservations made and ticketed on www.AA.com.
The percentage discount can be booked on-line at www.AA.com for American Airlines and American Eagle flights only. Itineraries involving any oneworld or codeshare partner airline must be booked through our Meeting Services Department at 800-433-1790 if calling from the US and Canada. International attendees should call their local American Airlines reservations number with the above Promotion code.
Car rental is available from Hertz. To reserve special meeting rates, please use CV# 022Q6490 when calling at: 1-800-654-2240 or 1-405-749-4434. You also may reserve online at: www.hertz.com.
At the time of reservation, meeting rates will be automatically compared to other Hertz rates and the best rate will apply.
Meeting rates include unlimited mileage and are subject to availability. Advance reservations are recommended, blackout dates may apply. Government surcharges, taxes, tax reimbursement, airport related fees, vehicle licensing fees and optional items, such as refueling or additional driver fees, are extra. Minimum rental age is 20 (age differential charge for 20-24 applies). Standard rental conditions and qualifications apply. Vehicles must be returned to the renting location. In the continental U.S. and Canada weekend rentals are available for pickup between noon Thursday and noon Sunday and must be returned no later than Monday at 11:59 p.m. Thursday pick-up requires a minimum three-day keep. Friday pick-up requires a minimum two-day keep, and Saturday and Sunday pick-up require a one-day keep. Weekly rentals are from five to seven days. Extra day rate for Weekly rentals will be 1/5 of the Weekly Rate.