Santa Fe - nestled in the foothills at the southern tip of the Rocky Mountains at an altitude of 7,000 feet. Thousands of acres of National Forest and wilderness surround the city, and yet it is only an hours drive to the Albuquerque International Airport.
Known as the "City Different", Santa Fe is a sophisticated small city linked to its remarkable history through its architecture, traditions and multi-cultural population. It is a city of abundant fine arts, world-class performing arts and natural beauty.
Add a few extra days to take in the areas unique Spanish and Native American heritage. Visit one of the 19 Indian Pueblos or absorb the "City of Faith." Santa Fe is well known as a center for alternative healing, spirituality and culture as well as for art (with over 150 galleries). There is also hang-gliding, mountain biking, hiking, horseback riding and hot springs.
In town, a few museums you may want to visit include: Georgia O’Keeffe Museum, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of International Folk Art, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Palace of the Governors, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, El Museo Cultural de Santa Fe and Santa Fe Children’s Museum.
With a drive or a tour you can visit Albuquerque, Taos, Carlsbad Caverns, Bandelier Cliff Dwellings, Petroglyph National Monument or take a ride on the worlds longest Tramway to the top of Sandia Peak.
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Albuquerque International Airport
Albuquerque is served by 14 airlines and is easily accessible with 22,000 seats on 180 flights arriving daily at Albuquerque International Airport.
Shuttle service from the Albuquerque Airport directly to Santa Fe hotels is available for about $25. Make shuttle reservations in advance. Santa Fe is only 65 miles from the Albuquerque Airport.
You can also fly into the Santa Fe Airport. Roadrunner Shuttle (505-424-3367) charges $12 from the Santa Fe Airport to hotels on the Plaza.
Amtrak Passenger Railway
Amtrak has a stop in Lamy, New Mexico, just 20 minutes outside of Santa Fe. A shuttle can be reserved through Amtrak to take you to your hotel in Santa Fe. For reservation information call Amtrak toll free at 1-800-872-7245 or online at www.amtrak.com
Car rental discounts will be available through Avis for the conference. The AVIS Worldwide discount code for the conference is AD086522. For reservations go online at avis.com or call 1-800-331-1600.
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La Fonda Hotel on The Plaza
The La Fonda Hotel
La Fonda on the Plaza is our host hotel and conference location. Sessions will take place in the elegant 6,500 square foot ballroom and several breakout rooms.
Call 505-982-5511 or 800-523-5002 to make hotel reservations at the La Fonda. Be sure to tell them that you are with the Business and Science Conference to receive the special discount rate of only $119 per night, single or double.
La Fonda is a National Trust Historic Hotel of America and is known for its award winning pueblo style Spanish architecture. It is a showcase of the work of local artisans, including hand-carved wooden beams and corbels, latilla ceilings, hand crafted furniture, chandeliers, and tin and copper light fixtures. The lobby, hallways and meeting rooms are filled with paintings, carvings, photos and other works of art. It is located on the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
All rooms include hair dryers, bathrobes, irons and ironing boards, safes, data ports and premium cable television. La Fonda has a heated pool, 2 hot tubs, sauna, cold plunge, fitness center, massage services and a multilingual concierge.
Besides the La Fonda restaurants, dozens of other restaurants are located within easy walking distance of the hotel.
If you are interested in sharing a room with another conference attendee, let The Message Company know; we will create a list and pass that on to others interested in sharing.
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