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October 16-18, 2019

AHIA Fall Meeting 2019

Explore St. Louis!

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch

Arch Photo

Urban explorer, die-hard sports fan, aficionado of family fun…no matter what type of traveler you are, you’ll find what you’re looking for, it’s all in a day’s fun in St. Louis. Journey to the top of the Gateway Arch, discover our unique neighborhoods, take a historic tour of Civil War sites, sample the wares of local craft breweries, or make your own list of 25 things to do in St. Louis.

Important information:

Check out the full schedule below.

Reservations at the Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch

On 4th Street between Market and Walnut in downtown St. Louis, three buildings on the National Register of Historic Places were carefully renovated to become the Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch. Acquired in 1997, Drury renovated and restored some of the original building features like matching millwork, Italian marble and Waterford crystal chandeliers. In 2017, an eighth-floor terrace was added, allowing guests to enjoy stunning views of the Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis.

We are making reservations via a rooming list again for the Fall 2019 meeting.  The King room rate is $149 single/double.  To make your reservation, please include your arrival and departure dates and your desired room type when completing your meeting registration.  That’s all you need to do!  You will receive your confirmation number by 1 October.  You will need to present your credit card at registration at the hotel.

Registrations received after 27 September cannot be guaranteed the AHIA room rate.

Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch | 2 South 4th Street | St. Louis, MO 63102

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Optional Wednesday Afternoon Tour

Stimulate your senses and satisfy your curiosity as you explore the art of brewing on the Anheuser-Busch Beermaster Tour. The tour provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at the brewing of Budweiser.

On the St. Louis Beermaster Tour you will visit the Budweiser Clydesdale Paddock and Stables, the historic Brew House, Lager Cellar, Packaging Facility, and Finishing Cellar, including a sample directly from a Finishing Tank for those 21+.

This experience lasts approximately two hours. Guests under 13 are not permitted to join this tour. To commemorate your experience, a variety of gifts are provided to you as our guest.

***Flat, closed-toe shoes are required for all guests for your safety.***

Space for this private tour is extremely limited.  Be sure to add it to your registration or you may miss out!  Round trip transportation from the Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch
to the Anheuser-Busch Brewery is included. 

Wednesday Evening Dine-Around

808 Maison

Experience elegance without pretentiousness. We serve classic French cuisine and creative cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere that allows you to focus on your companions and your memories.

Cinder House

James Beard Award-Winning Chef Gerard Craft is blending the tradition of wood-fired meat, vegetables and fish with bold international flavours. With an eye on the entire world, but a heavy hand toward South America, a meal at Cinder House is always flickering with surprises.

Hamilton's Urban Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar

Hamilton’s, where tradition, service, and innovation come together to create an intimate Urban Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar. Serving only 100% Heritage Breed Black Angus Midwest beef and produce from the restaurants own on-site hydroponic greenhouse allows us to offer an unparalleled farm to table experience in the heart of Downtown St. Louis.

Vin de Set

Vin de Set is a comfortable yet stylish French Bistro situated on the edge of downtown St. Louis in the quaint neighborhood of Lafayette Square. The menu is approachable creative cuisine using straightforward ingredients much of which is grown in the restaurant's hydroponic greenhouse.

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Thursday Evening Activities

Sponsored by
Fidelity

The Spink Pavilion at the Missouri Botanical Gardens

Climatron

Join AHIA as we dine at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in the Spink Pavilion. This beautifully restored pavilion is situated on the grand plaza overlooking the three large reflecting lily pools, The Miles Sculpture Garden and the world-renowned Climatron.

This unique experience will begin at 5:30 PM with a walk through the gardens at your own pace. Then gather at the Spink Pavillion by 6:30 for cocktails and dinner. Admission, dinner, and round trip transportation are included in the cost of your registration.

Program Schedule

Wednesday - 16 October 2019

2:15 – 2:25 pm Tour guests meet in the Drury Lobby.  Bus departs at 2:25 pm.
3:00 – 5:00 pm Anheuser-Busch Beermaster Tour - advanced registration required
5:30 – 6:30 pm Drury 5:30 Kickback for registered Drury guests
6:00 – 6:30 pm Registration Open
6:30  Meet in the Drury Lobby with other attendees to arrange individual transportation to Restaurants
7:00 pm Dine Around: Choice of 808 Maison, Cinder House, and Hamilton's Urban Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar.
   

Thursday - 17 October 2019

7:30 am Breakfast and Networking  
8:30 am Welcome, Introductions and AHIA Business Meeting    
9:45 – 10:00 am Break
10:00 am Distribution 101
Greg Duff, Principal and Firm Chair | GARVEY SCHUBERT BARER, P.C.
11:00 am Strategizing a Management Agreement Negotiation
Melinda Stier, S.V.P., Associate General Counsel | Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants 
12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm AHLA Legislative Affairs
Chris Burgoyne, American Hotel & Lodging Association 
2:00 pm Current Issues in Event Contracting
Lisa M. Sommer Devlin, Senior Member | Devlin Law Firm, P.C.
Barbara F. Dunn, Partner | Barnes & Thornburg LLP
3:00 – 3:15 pm Break
3:15 pm An Inside View: General Counsel Perspectives
Karen Thiessen Moyer, In-House Counsel | Provenance Hotels
Melinda Stier, S.V.P., Associate General Counsel | Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants
4:15 pm Thursday Sessions End
4:45 pm  Meet in the Drury Lobby for Transportation to the Missouri Botanical Gardens.
Bus departs at 5:00 pm.
5:30 - 6:30 PM Missouri Botanical Gardens - enjoy the gardens prior to dinner
6:30 - 9:30 PM Dinner at the Spink Pavillion
9:30 pm Board the bus to return to the Drury.
   

Friday - 18 October 2019

7:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast and Networking  
8:00 am Board of Directors Meeting
9:30 am Open Forum
10:30 am Everyday Risk and Traumatic Events
Jim Bohnert, Drury Director of Security
11:30 am Meeting concludes
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2019-10-16 17:30:00 2019-10-18 13:00:00 America/Detroit AHIA Fall Meeting 2019 Urban explorer, die-hard sports fan, aficionado of family fun…no matter what type of traveler you are, you’ll find what you’re looking for, it’s all in a day’s fun in St. Louis. Journey to the top of the Gateway Arch, discover our unique neighborhoods, take a historic tour of Civil War sites, sample the wares of local craft breweries, or make your own list of 25 things to do in St. Louis. Important information: Hotel reservations are by rooming list only! You will provide your rooming requirements along with your registration. Optional Wednesday Tour:  Private Anheuser-Busch Beermaster Tour Plan on joining us Wednesday evening for Drury's 5:30 Kickback in the lounge Dine-around for Wednesday evening – choose from four great restaurants in St. Louis. Don't miss the Thursday evening activities! Plan to stay through the weekend and explore all that St. Louis has to offer! Check out the full schedule below. Reservations at the Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch On 4th Street between Market and Walnut in downtown St. Louis, three buildings on the National Register of Historic Places were carefully renovated to become the Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch. Acquired in 1997, Drury renovated and restored some of the original building features like matching millwork, Italian marble and Waterford crystal chandeliers. In 2017, an eighth-floor terrace was added, allowing guests to enjoy stunning views of the Gateway Arch and downtown St. Louis. We are making reservations via a rooming list again for the Fall 2019 meeting.  The King room rate is $149 single/double.  To make your reservation, please include your arrival and departure dates and your desired room type when completing your meeting registration.  That’s all you need to do!  You will receive your confirmation number by 1 October.  You will need to present your credit card at registration at the hotel. Registrations received after 27 September cannot be guaranteed the AHIA room rate. Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch | 2 South 4th Street | St. Louis, MO 63102 Back to Top Optional Wednesday Afternoon Tour Stimulate your senses and satisfy your curiosity as you explore the art of brewing on the Anheuser-Busch Beermaster Tour. The tour provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at the brewing of Budweiser. On the St. Louis Beermaster Tour you will visit the Budweiser Clydesdale Paddock and Stables, the historic Brew House, Lager Cellar, Packaging Facility, and Finishing Cellar, including a sample directly from a Finishing Tank for those 21+. This experience lasts approximately two hours. Guests under 13 are not permitted to join this tour. To commemorate your experience, a variety of gifts are provided to you as our guest. ***Flat, closed-toe shoes are required for all guests for your safety.*** Space for this private tour is extremely limited.  Be sure to add it to your registration or you may miss out!  Round trip transportation from the Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Archto the Anheuser-Busch Brewery is included.  Wednesday Evening Dine-Around 808 Maison Experience elegance without pretentiousness. We serve classic French cuisine and creative cocktails in a relaxed atmosphere that allows you to focus on your companions and your memories. Cinder House James Beard Award-Winning Chef Gerard Craft is blending the tradition of wood-fired meat, vegetables and fish with bold international flavours. With an eye on the entire world, but a heavy hand toward South America, a meal at Cinder House is always flickering with surprises. Hamilton's Urban Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar Hamilton’s, where tradition, service, and innovation come together to create an intimate Urban Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar. Serving only 100% Heritage Breed Black Angus Midwest beef and produce from the restaurants own on-site hydroponic greenhouse allows us to offer an unparalleled farm to table experience in the heart of Downtown St. Louis. Vin de Set Vin de Set is a comfortable yet stylish French Bistro situated on the edge of downtown St. Louis in the quaint neighborhood of Lafayette Square. The menu is approachable creative cuisine using straightforward ingredients much of which is grown in the restaurant's hydroponic greenhouse. Back to top Thursday Evening Activities Sponsored by The Spink Pavilion at the Missouri Botanical Gardens Join AHIA as we dine at the Missouri Botanical Gardens in the Spink Pavilion. This beautifully restored pavilion is situated on the grand plaza overlooking the three large reflecting lily pools, The Miles Sculpture Garden and the world-renowned Climatron. This unique experience will begin at 5:30 PM with a walk through the gardens at your own pace. Then gather at the Spink Pavillion by 6:30 for cocktails and dinner. Admission, dinner, and round trip transportation are included in the cost of your registration. Program Schedule Wednesday - 16 October 2019 2:15 – 2:25 pm Tour guests meet in the Drury Lobby.  Bus departs at 2:25 pm. 3:00 – 5:00 pm Anheuser-Busch Beermaster Tour - advanced registration required 5:30 – 6:30 pm Drury 5:30 Kickback for registered Drury guests 6:00 – 6:30 pm Registration Open 6:30  Meet in the Drury Lobby with other attendees to arrange individual transportation to Restaurants 7:00 pm Dine Around: Choice of 808 Maison, Cinder House, and Hamilton's Urban Steakhouse & Bourbon Bar.     Thursday - 17 October 2019 7:30 am Breakfast and Networking   8:30 am Welcome, Introductions and AHIA Business Meeting     9:45 – 10:00 am Break 10:00 am Distribution 101Greg Duff, Principal and Firm Chair | GARVEY SCHUBERT BARER, P.C. 11:00 am Strategizing a Management Agreement NegotiationMelinda Stier, S.V.P., Associate General Counsel | Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants  12:00 – 1:00 pm Lunch Break 1:00 pm AHLA Legislative AffairsChris Burgoyne, American Hotel & Lodging Association  2:00 pm Current Issues in Event ContractingLisa M. Sommer Devlin, Senior Member | Devlin Law Firm, P.C.Barbara F. Dunn, Partner | Barnes & Thornburg LLP 3:00 – 3:15 pm Break 3:15 pm An Inside View: General Counsel PerspectivesKaren Thiessen Moyer, In-House Counsel | Provenance HotelsMelinda Stier, S.V.P., Associate General Counsel | Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants 4:15 pm Thursday Sessions End 4:45 pm  Meet in the Drury Lobby for Transportation to the Missouri Botanical Gardens.Bus departs at 5:00 pm. 5:30 - 6:30 PM Missouri Botanical Gardens - enjoy the gardens prior to dinner 6:30 - 9:30 PM Dinner at the Spink Pavillion 9:30 pm Board the bus to return to the Drury.     Friday - 18 October 2019 7:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast and Networking   8:00 am Board of Directors Meeting 9:30 am Open Forum 10:30 am Everyday Risk and Traumatic EventsJim Bohnert, Drury Director of Security 11:30 am Meeting concludes Back to Top Drury Plaza Hotel St. Louis at the Arch