Please direct questions about exhibiting books and other products to the Chair of the Local Arrangement Committee, Osbjorn Pearson:
ompear at unm dot edu
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 (toll-free): 1-800-237-2133
Tel (toll-free): 1-866-505-STAY (7829)
(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
Toll Free Reservations: 1-800-959-4726
(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
Toll free for reservations: 866-345-0010
Hotels with possible vacancies:
We have a special rate available at the Doubletree Hotel www.doubletree.com
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
Hilton Albuquerque www.hilton.com/albuquerque
Comfort Inn Midtown www.comfortinn.com
Fairfield Inn Albuquerque www.marriott.com
La Quinta Inn & Suites www.lq.com
Days Inn Midtown www.daysinnabq.com
Rodeway Inn Midtown www.rodewayinn.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org ) let him know what day and time you would prefer.
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: email@example.com)