Accommodations and Transportation
The 108th Annual Meeting will be held in San Francisco, California, and headquartered at the San Francisco Hilton and Towers. Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the Hilton, the Parc Fifty Five Hotel, the Hotel Nikko, the Westin St. Francis Hotel, the Galleria Park Hotel, and the Villa Florence Hotel. All hotels are within walking distance of each other. Please see the September issue of Perspectives for detailed hotel information and the Housing Form. Additional forms are also available by contacting the Convention Manager, AHA, 400 A Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003.
All requests for rooms will be filled in order received by the Housing Bureau, so it is recommended you mail your form early to obtain the requested accommodations. You will receive a confirmation directly from the Housing Bureau operated by the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau—you will not receive one from the hotel. All hotels require a deposit to hold your reservation—$125 for singles and doubles, $250 for one-bedroom suites, and $375 for two-bedroom suites. Cancellations or changes should be made in writing to the Housing Bureau address on the confirmation form until December 28; after this date, contact the hotel directly. Rooms are subject to an 11 percent occupancy tax. Cutoff date for the AHA's housing block is December 21; after this date, reservation requests will be filled at the discretion of the hotel according to availability.
The printed Program will reach the membership later this month; the preregistration form is included in the mailing. Additional copies of the preregistration form are available through AHA headquarters by contacting the Convention Manager, AHA, 400 A Street, SE, Washington, DC 20003.
Flight and Train Information to the AHA's Annual Meeting and a Chance to Win Free Tickets: Zenith Travel Inc., 16 East 34th Street, New York, NY 10016, has been designated the official travel agency for the AHA's annual meeting and American Airlines has been designated the official carrier to San Francisco. U.S. Air is also offering discounted rates to meeting attendees. Fares are valid for round-trip travel between January 3 and 12.
To make make your reservations with American Airlines, call the AA Meeting Services Desk toll-free at 1-800-433-1790 and ask for star-file number S0114BD between the hours of 7 a.m. to midnight (CST), Monday through Friday. If your travel plans include staying over Saturday night, American is offering a 10 percent discount on coach fares and a 5 percent discount off any reduced promotional fare. If your plans do not include staying over Saturday, January 8, American will waive that requirement and you will still be able to obtain the advantages of the lowest price fare. Please note, however, that advance purchase requirements will apply in most cases. Insist that your ticket be issued by Zenith Travel to receive these special fares. In addition, the agency will enter your name in a raffle for a pair of tickets to any American Airlines destination in Europe or South America.
This year we are also using U.S. Air, which is offering the same 5 and 10 percent discounts. To make reservations, call U.S. Air's Meeting and Convention Desk at 1-800-334-8644 between 8 a.m. and 9 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday. Ask for Gold File Number 89230032 and request that Zenith Travel issue your ticket.
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