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2019 IAPS Convention
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2019 IAPS CONVENTION LODGING
ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS



IAPS CONVENTION ACTIVITIES WILL ALL TAKE PLACE AT THE
CONVENTION CENTER OF THE HOTEL ALBUQUERQUE AT OLD TOWN.


We truly wish the convention hotel could accommodate everyone.
While it cannot – Albuquerque can!
The city boasts over 16,000 available rooms.


Over the years, each convention gets a little larger than the one before, with increases in registrations, classes, instructors, social events, and in the number of workers we need to pull every detail together successfully. IAPS staff, board members, volunteers, instructors and Trade Show Vendors must all be accommodated at the Hotel Albuquerque, which leaves a smaller number of rooms available to convention attendees. In addition to these rooms, IAPS has booked small blocks of rooms at the Hotel Chaco, the Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn, and the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites. Details on how to book at these hotels, and other suggestions to check out are shown below.

Reservations for the IAPS convention rates at Hotel Albuquerque, Hotel Chaco and the Best Western will open on Monday, October 22, 12 noon Eastern time. Prior to that date the hotels will not accept IAPS reservations. Please read below for specific details on booking your room.


HOTEL ALBUQUERQUE AT OLD TOWN
800 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
www.hotelabq.com
Conveniently located in Old Town Albuquerque, within walking distance to shops, galleries and restaurants. All IAPS convention activities will be at the Hotel's ground floor Convention Center - registration, optional classes, trade show, banquet and the PastelWorld Exhibitions.

HOTEL CHACO
2000 Bellamah Ave. Northwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
www.hotelchaco.com
Under the same ownership as the Hotel Albuquerque, and immediately next door, this deluxe property offers luxury guest rooms and amenities including: rooftop restaurant and lounge, lobby cafß and bar, modern fitness center, business center, concierge, and valet parking.

MAKING A RESERVATION AT HOTELS ALBUQUERQUE and CHACO
Reservations at the special IAPS convention rates at both these hotels will open on Monday, October 22, 12 noon Eastern time, through the same reservations office detailed below: Call the hotel at 866-505-7829 which is the direct line to reservations. If you get a recorded message it means agents are busy, don't leave a message, hang up and redial. Leaving a message will not book you a room; you need to speak to a reservations agent, give them your credit card and get a confirmation number. The hours the reservations will be open are: Monday through Friday 7:30 am to 8:00 pm. Saturday 9 am to 5 pm and Sunday 9 am to 4:30 pm Mountain time.

To obtain the special rate you must specify the Block Code and the name of the hotel you wish to book: Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card.

Block Code 1905IAPS for the HOTEL ALBUQUERQUE
Block Code CHACOIAPS for the HOTEL CHACO

DO NOT book your room through the hotel's online system, or through other online hotel representatives. IAPS has all rooms at the Hotel Albuquerque blocked for our main convention dates, and a block of rooms at the Hotel Chaco. These will be confirmed on a first come/first served basis from the direct phone calls only. There is a maximum of one room allowed to be booked per person or credit card.

If you have to cancel your room, you must call the hotel and advise them more than 24 hours prior to your scheduled arrival, or your credit card will be charged with a cancellation fee of one night's cost plus tax.

If you are delayed and cannot arrive on the day of your reservation, but still plan to come the next day, you must call the hotel and advise them, or your room will be automatically cancelled and resold to another guest. You will be charged for the unused night. If you do not arrive on the second day, your credit card will be charged for two nights.

SPECIAL ROOM RATES

Hotel Albuquerque: $129 per night, plus tax, single or double occupancy
 
Hotel Chaco: ** $179 per night, plus tax, single or double occupancy
(the resort fee of $30 per day which is usually added to the room rate, is being waived for guests booking this IAPS rate)


** we have a small block of rooms at this introductory rate. When they are sold, reservations will be subject to availability and to higher room rates. When booking the Hotel Chaco be sure to clarify what your daily room rate will be and whether the resort fee will be waived.

These rates apply from June 3 through June 10, 2019, subject to hotel availability. The cut off date for the special rates is Monday, May 13, 2019. For bookings after that date, higher rates may apply - book your room early, we expect these room blocks to fill quickly.

BEST WESTERN PLUS RIO GRANDE INN
1015 Rio Grande Boulevard Northwest
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
(505) 843-9500
www.riograndeinn.com
IAPS has also blocked rooms and arranged a special rate at the Best Western Plus Rio Grande Inn, which is two blocks from the Hotel Albuquerque, about a four-minute walk. The Best Western provides complimentary shuttle service to the Hotel Albuquerque and also to and from the Albuquerque International Airport from 7am to 10pm daily. Pick up location is on the airport "baggage claim" level; you will need to call the hotel front desk at 505-843-9500 after retrieving your luggage. If you arrive outside these times, you will need to arrange your own transportation to the hotel.

MAKING A RESERVATION
Reservations at the special IAPS convention rates at this hotel will open on Monday, October 22, 12 noon Eastern time. Call Reservations at 800-959-4726 or call the hotel direct at 505-843-9500, and identify yourself as being with the IAPS group, to receive the special price. (If you do not refer to IAPS, you may given a higher room rate, or be told no rooms are available). Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card.

DO NOT book your room through the hotel's online system, or through other online hotel representatives. The special IAPS room rate will be confirmed on a first come/first served basis from direct phone calls only. There is a maximum of one room allowed to be booked per person or credit card.

SPECIAL ROOM RATE
The IAPS special rate is $123 per night plus tax, single or double occupancy; rate applies June 3 through June 10, 2019, subject to availability. Cut off date to book the special rate is May 1, 2019; for bookings after that date, higher rates may apply.

If you have to cancel your room, you must call the hotel and advise them more than 24 hours prior to your scheduled arrival, or your credit card will be charged with a cancellation fee of one night’s cost plus tax.

If you are delayed and cannot arrive on the day of your reservation, but still plan to come the next day, you must call the hotel and advise them, or your room will be automatically cancelled and resold to another guest. You will be charged for the unused night. If you do not arrive on the second day, your credit card will be charged for two nights.

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES
2300 12th Street
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87104
Reservations: 505-842-6000

Holiday Inn Express is in Old Town Albuquerque area, 2 miles from the Hotel Albuquerque, a very short taxi or Uber ride. There is also a city bus which has stops on the Boulevard directly in front of the Convention site.

We have a block of rooms at $127 per night plus tax, single or double occupancy. This block has a cancellation deadline of May 1, so if you need to cancel, it must be done by then, otherwise you will be charged for the room. Below is a direct link to our room block:
Int Assn of Pastel Societies

We have done some further research for you:

Please explore the many other options available at www.visitalbuquerque.org

https://www.airbnb.com

https://www.vrbo.com

https://www.tripadvisor.com

Bottger Mansion of Old Town
110 San Felipe St NW
Albuquerque, NM 87104
WEB: www.bottger.com/
Phone: Local – (505) 243-3639
Email: info@bottger.com

Econo Lodge Old Town
2321 Central Ave NW,Albuquerque, NM 87104
WEB: www.choicehotels.com/new-mexico/albuquerque/econo-lodge-hotels/nm019?source=gyxt
Phone: (505) 243-8475