WNAR 2017 Meeting
June 25-28, 2017
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Sunday, June 25:
Monday, June 26:
Tuesday, June 27:
Wednesday, June 28:
The conference will be held at the Eldorado Hotel & Spa. WNAR has secured a group rate for attendees with both full-member and student/government rates as follows:
Reservations can be made online or by calling the hotel. The central reservations office is open seven days a week from 6am to 11pm MT. Guests calling may mention either the group name or the group code.
Group Name: WNAR 2017 Conference
Group Code: 170621WNAR
Central Reservations Phone Number: (505) 988-4455
Group Booking Link: To book online, click here.
Note: Rooms can be reserved at the conference rate until May 25, 2017 or until the block sells out, whichever is earlier. Book early.
Guests will receive 15% off all spa services and discounted valet parking ($12 per 24-hour period). Wifi is complimentary and guests have full access to the fitness center and rooftop swimming pool. The conference rate is available to guests 3 days before and 3 days after the conference.
Alternative nearby hotels (conference rates not available):
Hilton Santa Fe Historic Plaza (423 feet away)
100 Sandoval St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Las Palomas (0.2 mile away)
460 W San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Hotel St. Francis (0.2 mile away)
210 Don Gaspar Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
La Fonda on the Plaza (0.3 mile away)
100 E San Francisco St, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Hotel Chimayo de Santa Fe (0.3 mile away)
125 Washington Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Flying into Santa Fe:
You can fly directly into Santa Fe via American Airlines or United Airlines. The City of Santa Fe website provides contact information for ground transportation to the Eldorado Hotel & Spa including car rental agencies, shuttle service, and cabs (http://www.santafenm.gov/ground_transportation_1).
Flying into Albuquerque:
Alternatively, and perhaps less expensive, you can fly into the Albuquerque International Sunport via most major airlines. The Eldorado Hotel & Spa is about 65 miles northeast of Albuquerque.
The Albuquerque Sunport website provides contact information for ground transportation to Santa Fe, including shuttle service (round trip from Albuquerque to Santa Fe is ~$55 with Sandia Shuttle Service). Another inexpensive option is to take an Uber or cab to the train station and take the Rail Runner to Santa Fe. Full Railrunner fares are $9 each way or $4 each way with a valid student ID and can be bought online here. You can walk from the train station (9 minute walk, 0.4 mile) to the hotel or take a cab.
Santa Fe was originally settled by Puebloan Native Americans with settlements dating between 1050 and 1150 CE. Between 1607 and 1610, Europeans began to settle the area and Santa Fe was declared the capital of New Mexico in 1610 by Governor Don Pedro de Peralta. A colorful history between Native Puebloans, Spanish soldiers, Franciscan missionaries, and other European settlers grew over the 300 years that followed. New Mexico joined the United States as its 47th state in 1912. Santa Fe is known for its unique New Mexican culture, incorporating Native American, Spanish, Mexican, and modern American ideas into the exquisite aesthetic that permeates all aspects of the city: art, architecture, music, food, and the landscape.
Surrounded by 12,000-13,000 foot mountains to the northeast, Santa Fe sits at an elevation of 7,198 feet. The Santa Fe Ski area is beautiful in the summer with many hiking trails in the surrounding area. Be prepared for cool, mountain evenings; warm to hot, sunny days; and possible afternoon rain showers (downpours, really). If you are not used to the elevation, be sure to drink lots of water and don’t forget your sunscreen—a must for all outdoor activities.
Take time to enjoy the pedestrian-friendly Plaza, the oldest part of Santa Fe, that is filled with galleries, restaurants, and shops. Dining options range from casual to upscale; reservations are recommended at higher end places. The conference hotel, the Eldorado Hotel & Spa, is located about 2.5 blocks from the Plaza. Home of the renowned Santa Fe Opera, performances do not start until the end of June. You may still be able to observe a dress rehearsal or simply tour the facilities. For more information on things to do in Santa Fe, visit the Official Travel Site for Santa Fe.
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