The 2016 Convention Headquarters for the American Studies Association Annual Meeting is the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center, 650 Fifteenth Street, Denver, CO 80202; Phone: 303-436-1234; Fax: 303-486-4550. Reservations can also be made with Hyatt Reservations at 1-800-633-7313.
ASA convention guest room rates are $169.00 for single/double, $25 for each additional occupant. Available November 15-20, 2016. The reservations cut off date is October 26, 2016.
After October 26, all sleeping rooms will be sold on a space available basis and will NOT be subject to the group discount. Please mention you are attending the ASA Annual Meeting to receive the discounted room rate. Availability of rooms at the group rate after the cut-off date is subject to availability. If the group room block fills up before the October 16th cut off, you may be closed out of the conference headquarters hotel at the group rate. Rates do not include applicable taxes and fees, currently 14.75% and are subject to change without notice.
Be sure to obtain a confirmation number from the Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center. Bring your confirmation number with you to the hotel in case you are asked for it at the front desk upon check-in. Persons without reservation confirmation numbers may not be able to get a room at the host hotel.
A deposit equal to one night’s stay may be required to hold each individual’s reservation. Such deposit shall serve to confirm the reservation for the date(s) indicated, and, upon check-in, shall be applied to the first night of the reserved stay. These deposits paid by individuals are refundable if notice is received at least seventy-two (72) hours prior to arrival and a cancellation number is obtained.
AMERICAN WITH DISABILITIES ACT
The Hyatt Regency Denver at the Colorado Convention Center complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, its regulations, and guidelines. So that the hotel can better assist persons with special needs, individuals should indicate their specific needs when making a reservation.
ASA POLICY ON LABOR AND ASA CONVENTIONS
WHEREAS, hotel union representation raises wages, supplies benefits, and protects worker dignity, thereby insuring that economic growth benefits a workforce often composed of people of color, and particularly women of color; and
WHEREAS, the American Studies Association’s decision to hold meetings in union or non-union hotels strengthens or weakens the ability of these workers and their unions to secure better working conditions and contribute to equitable urban growth;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the American Studies Association will adopt, as part of its standing rules, a policy of union preference in negotiating hotel and service contracts for the Annual Meeting and for any other meetings organized by the Association; and
THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that those responsible for negotiating and administering said contracts shall, in accordance with this policy of union preference:
(A) select a union hotel and/or service provider if any such provider(s) respond(s) to a request for proposals; and
(B) take active measures to support workers in any labor disputes arising at a contracted hotel, such that meeting attendees will be not compelled to cross picket lines or violate a boycott; and
(C) add labor disputes to the standard escape clause in any ASA contract for convention hotels and meetings.
You can also learn more at http://www.fairhotel.org