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 hour's 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 hotsprings.
In town, a few museums you may want to visit include: Georgia OKeeffe 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 Childrens 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.
Sandia Shuttleat 505-474-5696 or 888-775-5696. Make shuttle reservations in advance. Santa Fe is only an hour 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.
We have also made arrangements with American Airlines for a special 5% conference discount. Call 800-433-1790 and be certain to mention the meeting code: 1616AA.
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 are available through Avis for the conference. The AVIS Worldwide discount code for the conference is D086522. 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 is Full.
The La Fonda 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.
The La Fonda is full, call us at The Message Company (505) 474-7604 for a list of overflow lodging at special rates and see below.
The St. Francis Hotel is full
Garrett's Desert Inn is located three blocks from the La Fonda and has rooms available for conference attendees for $75. To get this rate you must call Leslie Mullen, Director of Sales at 505-946-0565
The Hilton is about four blocks away and has rooms avilable at their regular rate.
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.
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