Important information from Courtney Murtaugh, our Meetings Manager...
Top Reasons to Go to Albuquerque
· For a walk down historic Route 66, drive up the Camino Real (N. 4th St.) or south into Barelas where you'll glimpse vintage shops and taquerias with hand-painted signage in idiosyncratic script and blazing-hot colors. Be sure to pause for a bite at Red Ball, Barelas Coffeehouse, Cecilia’s Café, or Mary & Tito's.
· To visit the spectacularly embellished Pueblo Deco KiMo Theatre, in the center of downtown right on old Route 66.
· To walk or bike the Paseo del Bosque along the Rio Grande. The scenery along the 16-mi trail is a menagerie of cottonwoods, migrating birds, and the ever-present river rippling quietly at your side.
· To experience the National Hispanic Cultural Center, a one-of-a-kind music and arts venue.
· To witness the sunset over the volcanoes in the Western desert—a brilliant pink flood that creeps over the valley making its way east to illuminate the Sandias before disappearing.
· Last but not least to attend the 2013 NAAL Annual Meeting.
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras NW,
Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA 87102
Tel: +1 505 842 1234 Fax: +1 505 843 2710
For your convenience the hotel reservation site has been opened. You can make your reservation today by clicking the following link. http://tinyurl.com/HyattAlbuquerque2013
Exit on Sunport Blvd onto North I-25.
Travel I-25 North to Martin Luther King exit 224 B.
Turn left on Martin Luther King and travel west to 5th St.
Turn left on 5th to Tijeras Ave.
Turn left on Tijeras- Hyatt Regency Albuquerque is on the right side.
To access parking garage continue on Tijeras, turn right on 3rd St. and right on Copper. Garage is located on Copper, to the right hand side of the hotel.
Meeting Registration: http://tinyurl.com/NAAL2013
Experience a delightful stay at Hyatt Regency Albuquerque with its ideal downtown location and distinct “Southwestern” feeling . Stroll along Albuquerque’s avenues to explore the shops and art galleries as well as enjoy the local cuisine. In the evening hours you can reflect on the beauty of the surrounding Sandia Mountains in the glow of the setting sun.
The room rate for Albuquerque is $119 USD per night. Internet access is complimentary. To be able to access the internet you will need to sign up as if you are paying but the charges will be deducted from your final bill upon check out.
Group Travel Rates
AIRLINE DISCOUNT CODES
Albuquerque, NM (ABQ) - 1/2/2013 to 1/9/2013
You may book online at www.united.com and enter your Offer Code ZNFS151209 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights.
If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information:
Agreement Code: 151209
Z Code: ZNFS
Outside of the United States, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office. Experience dependable, first-rate service and earn miles in MileagePlus®, United’s award-winning frequent flyer program. To enroll in MileagePlus®, log on to www.united.com.
North American Academy of Liturgy has partnered with American Airlines to provide our attendees a 5% discount for the NAAL ANNUAL 2013 meeting in Albuquerque, NM. The valid travel dates for this discount are Dec. 31, 2012 – Jan 9, 2013.You can easily access American’s fares and apply this discount by going to www.aa.com to book your flight. Place the below Promotion Code in the promotion code box and your discount will be calculated automatically. This special discount is valid off any applicable published fares listed for American Airlines, American Eagle, and American Connection.
International originating guests will need to contact your local reservation number and refer to the Promotion Code.
You may also call 1-800-433-1790 to book your flights, please refer to the Authorization Number below when you call. Please note there is a reservation service charge for all tickets issued by phone.
Promotion Code: 63D2BK
Meeting Registration Fees
The Annual Meeting Registration site will be available September 15.
Due to lower meeting cost in Albuquerque we were able to reduce this year’s meeting fee. Fees for the Annual Meeting will be $275 for Members and $315 for Visitors. The late fee of $325/$365 begins November 16, 2012. $375 will be the onsite registration fee for both Members and Visitors.
Meeting Registration Site: http://tinyurl.com/NAAL2013
Payment and Cancellation Policies
Please remember that all fees are quoted in and payments must be paid in US funds drawn on a US bank. Canadian and overseas registrants: Registration by credit card through the online registration site will save the extra cost of a check in US funds.
New this year is a cancellation administrative charge of $35.00, which will apply to any cancellation that occurs after initial registration. Except in cases of unavoidable emergency, no refunds will be issued for cancellations that occur after December 17, 2012.
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Time and time again, you'll ask someone who has relocated to Albuquerque, New Mexico why they decided to move here, and you'll hear the response: “the weather.” Many visitors cannot believe how many completely beautiful days Albuquerque enjoys year round. We bask in 310 days of sunshine, blessed with a mild, dry climate and four distinctly beautiful seasons. Very low humidity means that even when temperatures rise, summer is always comfortable, and our sunny winters are comparatively mild. Our average annual rainfall is about 9 in. and the average relative humidity is only 44%.
Be aware that low humidity and lots of sunshine means visitors need to stay hydrated by drinking lots of water as well as using lotion and sunblock for protection. You might consider bringing a water bottle to the meeting.
The average temperature for the winter season is 50 degrees Fahrenheit. The average temperature for January is 47 High / 23 Low.
The Blog: www.NaalAlbuquerque.blogspot.com
Hotel Reservations: http://tinyurl.com/HyattAlbuquerque2013
NAAL Webpage: www.NAAL-Liturgy.org