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Local arrangements

by Ed Hagen last modified Mar 20, 2010 12:44 PM
Information about the meetings locale.

Please direct questions about exhibiting books and other products to the Chair of the Local Arrangement Committee, Osbjorn  Pearson:


ompear at unm dot edu




HOTEL

 

The meetings Hotel, plus the two original overflow hotels, are now full. For additional hotels, see below.

 

(1) Meetings Hotel -- Hotel Albuquerque (FULL)

 

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town

800 Rio Grande Boulevard NW

Albuquerque, NM  87104

Tel: 505-843-6300

Tel (toll-free): 1-800-237-2133

Tel (toll-free): 1-866-505-STAY (7829)

website: http://www.HotelABQ.com

 

(2) Best Western Rio Grande Hotel (FULL)

Approximately 1/4 mile walk north of the Hotel Albuquerque.

 

Best Western Rio Grande Inn

1015 Rio Grande Blvd. NW

Albuquerque, NM 87104

Tel: 505-843-9500

Fax: 505-843-9238

Toll Free Reservations: 1-800-959-4726

E-mail: reservations@riograndeinn.com

Website:  http://www.riograndeinn.com

 

(3) Clubhouse Inn  - a much smaller, cozy hotel with van service to the meeting hotel. (FULL)

 

Clubhouse Inn & Suites

1315 Menaul Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87107

Tel: 505-345-0010

Fax: 505-344-3911

Toll free for reservations: 866-345-0010

website:  http://albuquerque.clubhouseinn.com

 

Hotels with possible vacancies:

 

We have a special rate available at the Doubletree Hotel www.doubletree.com
505-247-3344

 

 

Additional possibilities include the following.  However, it is worth mentioning that since these hotels are further away, it may be necessary to take public transportation, taxicabs, or rent a car. 

 

Hyatt Regency  www.albuquerque.hyatt.com 

505-842-1234

 

Hilton Albuquerque www.hilton.com/albuquerque

505-884-2500

 

Comfort Inn Midtown www.comfortinn.com

505-881-3210

 

Fairfield Inn Albuquerque www.marriott.com

505-889-4000

 

Elegante www.mcmelegantealbuquerque.com

505-884-2511

 

La Quinta Inn & Suites www.lq.com

505-761-5600

 

Days Inn Midtown www.daysinnabq.com

505-884-0250

 

Rodeway Inn Midtown www.rodewayinn.com

505-884-2480

 

LOCAL RESTAURANTS


VOLUNTEER

 

Student volunteers are needed to work at the AAPA meetings!  In return for working half of a day at the conference, the Local Arrangements Chair will waive or refund a student’s registration fee.  If you are interested, please contact Mr. Vito Sparacello (e-mail:  vito@unm.edu )  let him know what day and time you would prefer.

 

 

Bus directions:

           i.     From Hotel Albuquerque to Downtown area.  Head south on Rio Grande Blvd NW towards Mountain Rd NW.  Bus stop is approximately 0.4 miles away at the intersection of Rio Grande Blvd and Central Ave.  From here, take bus Route 36, which will head east towards the mountains to get to the downtown area.  The bus stops on 1st Street and Gold Street (which is one street south of Central Avenue) to access the main strip.  To return to Hotel Albuquerque from downtown, get on bus at Copper Street (which is one street north of Central Ave) and 2nd St.  Take bus north on 2nd St, west on Lomas Blvd, then exit at Rio Grande Blvd. 

         ii.     From Hotel Albuquerque to Nob Hill entertainment district.  Head south on Rio Grande Blvd NW towards Mountain Rd NW.  Bus stop is approximately 0.4 miles away at the intersection of Rio Grande Blvd and Central Ave.  From here, take bus Route 36, which will head east towards the mountains to get to the downtown area.  To get to Nob Hill from downtown (central and 1st street):  take bus Route 66 from the Alvarado Transportation Center, which will head east on Central, you will pass Interstate 25 on your way up the hill.  The next major crossroad will be University Blvd, and you will see the University of New Mexico campus on your left hand side.  Continue east on this route, you will see some large neon signs overhead, which means you are entering the Nob Hill district. 

        iii.     From Albuquerque International Airport to Downtown area (nonstop express).  Take bus Route 350 heading west (away from the mountains) until you reach Interstate 25.  Bus will head north along I-25 until you reach Lead Ave.  Bus will turn west (left) on Lead and be going downhill towards downtown.  Bus will turn north on 2nd street and stop at the Alvarado Transportation Center.  From here, you can take bus Route 36 (west) to Hotel ABQ.  Take the bus north on 2nd street, west on Lomas Blvd, and finally north to Rio Grande.  Exit on Central and Rio Grande, Hotel ABQ is only 0.4 miles northeast from here.   

 

        iv.     From Clubhouse Inn and Suites to Hotel Albuquerque.  Take bus Route 8 heading west, there is a stop on Menaul right in front of the Clubhouse Inn and Suites.  This bus only travels to 12th street and Menaul.  From here you can take Route 36 heading south. Exit the bus at the intersection of Central and Rio Grande, and Hotel ABQ is only 0.4 miles northeast from here.  

 

Primate Enrichment Program (at the Rio Grande Zoo): contact Dr. Tanya Mueller (e-mail: swbaboon@yahoo.com)

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