Re: [802SEC] RE: status of Albuquerque meeting
You may think you know why people are whining about Albuquerque but, for
me, it is not "because they think Albuquerque is a rather
uninteresting venue in which to hold a meeting".
It is because:
* The last
time we were there the washing machines/extractors in the basement under
the main ball room produced intolerable noise and vibration.
unacceptably high number of attendees had really bad experiences getting
there by air. Mostly due to the dominant carrier in their local
connections were poor in general and terrible getting out last
* Only 395
total guest rooms in the hotel.
hotel restaurant capacity of 236
Albuquerque’s ONLY 4 Diamond Full Service Hotel (Hyatt's
own fact sheet)
noticeable overflow hotels anywhere near the Hyatt at better than road
Miles to the Sheraton Old Town
miles to the Sheraton Uptown (275 rooms)
other lodging listed on
quality rated at "moderate" or "budget".
wait! There is another downtown hotel (not classified as to
What was alleged to be the best Mexican restaurant in town said that it
was dangerous to wait outside for a cab (on a weeknight!)
- La Posada de Albuquerque (only 1/4 mile away!)
- 125 2nd Street NW
- Albuquerque, NM 87102
- At A Glance Cost: Expensive
- The city's most historic hotel, was built in 1939 by New Mexico
native Conrad Hilton (who honeymooned here with bride Zsa Zsa Gabor).
Today, it stands as one of the finest hotels in the Southwest. All 114
guest rooms and suites feature Spanish tile, hand-carved furnishings, and
all the amenities you would expect in a luxury hotel. Four meeting rooms
with large windows and antique carved woodwork are equipped with
state-of-the-art audio/visual equipment and furnishings...easily
customized for any function. The lobby bar, with its hand-painted murals,
hand-crafted beams and balconies, has long been one of the city's most
popular meeting spots. Conrad's Downtown is renowned for its
award-winning cuisine. La Posada is located 1 block from the convention
center, and just minutes from Old Town Plaza, museums and historic sites.
Get lost in history...find yourself at La Posada de Albuquerque.
Thanks, but no thanks. To paraphrase W.C. Fields: All things considered,
I'll take St. Louis.
At 03:18 PM 1/21/2003 -0800, Rigsbee, Everett O wrote:
Roger, If you got that impression it was
erroneous. We have the Albuquerque Convention Center right next to
the Hyatt and they have plenty of meeting space for us. People keep
whining about Albuquerque, not because it is not good meeting spaces and
a low-cast bargain as well, but because they think Albuquerque is a
rather uninteresting venue in which to hold a meeting. Some folks
would disagree with that, but I suspect that after this trip we will not
choose Albuquerque again because the whiners are louder.
Dr. Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
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(425) 865-2443 Fx: (425) 865-6721
From: Roger B. Marks
Sent: Tuesday, January 21, 2003 12:59 PM
To: Rigsbee, Everett O
Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
Subject: status of Albuquerque meeting
Where do we stand on the site of the November meeting? Is it still set
Before we passed the single-site motion in Kauai ["That future
meeting venues (after today) be chosen on the basis of being able to
support the entire body of 802 in meeting spaces within a 400 meter
walk."], the discussion indicated that this condition would be tough
to satisfy in Albuquerque.