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April 22-24, 2020

AHIA Spring Meeting 2020

Registration is Open!

Inn & Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501

 

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The Dancing Ground of the Sun

Santa Fe, known as “The Dancing Ground of the Sun,” is famous for its vibrant history and strong cultural heritage. Full of Pueblo-style architecture, artistic events, and exciting opportunities for adventure, Santa Fe has its own unique style. 

With legendary history and culture around every corner, an art scene that spans from traditional to contemporary, accommodations with a local feel yet world-class status, award-winning cuisine that’s as eclectic as it is sumptuous, and countless experiences to encounter, you’re sure to uncover something different about yourself when you visit.  Learn all there is to see and do at santafe.org

Getting to Santa Fe is easier than ever!

With nonstop flights from Phoenix, Denver, and Dallas Forth Worth, you are sure to find an easy flight from where ever you are!  flysantafe.com

If you choose to fly to Albuquerque, the Rail Runner Train is an economical choice for transportation.

Plan to stay through the weekend...

After the AHIA meeting concludes Friday at noon, Eric Laurence, our local AHIA member, will be leading a tour of the La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site.  Lunch and transportation will be on your own but this is a sight not to be missed while you are in town!

Eric and his wife Suge then invite everyone to their rustic home in Placitas, 15 minutes before Albuquerque, for cocktails and snacks.  The Rail Runner train stops minutes from their home at Downtown Bernalillo and is available until 9 PM.  

Important information:

Check out the full schedule below.  Ready to register?  Click here.

Reservations at the Inn & Spa at Loretto

Founded in 1975 by the Kirkpatrick family, the Inn and Spa at Loretto sits on the former site of the historic Our Lady of Loretto Academy and is adjacent to the famed Loretto Chapel featuring the miraculous staircase. Now one of the most photographed buildings in the state, the Inn is a Santa Fe icon and testament to the city's modern history.  From its beginnings as a unique adobe-style Best Western to the property it is today, the Inn remains true to its roots - imparting casual sophistication with sincere Southwest hospitality and authentic Santa Fe style. 

We are making reservations via a rooming list again for the Spring 2020 meeting.  The King and Double room rates are $179 single/double and will be honored, based on availability, 3 days before and after our event.  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 April.  You will need to present your credit card at registration at the hotel.

Reservations received after 15 March cannot be guaranteed the AHIA room rate.

211 OLD SANTA FE TRAIL, SANTA FE, NM 87501

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Optional Wednesday Afternoon Tour

Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Hike

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Be sure to pack your camera and hiking boots!  Eric Laurence, an AHIA member located in New Mexico, will lead a walking tour of the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.  The bus departs the hotel at 11 AM and a boxed lunch will be served during the scenic 45-minute ride.  You will have your choice of 2 trails, depending on your experience and comfort levels.  The Canyon Trail is 3 miles roundtrip and parts are steep; Cave Loop Trail is suitable for people with mobility issues and is 2.4 miles roundtrip.  

Additional $85 fee per person. Includes transportation, lunch, and admission to the monument.  Space is limited, advanced registration is required. 

 

Wednesday Evening Dine-Around

All four of our amazing restaurant choices are within walking distance from the hotel.

Anasazi Restaurant

Inspired by Santa Fe’s rich cultural and culinary history, our Executive Chef's menus fuse old world techniques with modern, innovative recipes and artful plating. The dishes fully embrace the Inn’s Southwestern and native heritage and are consistently changing and adapting to reflect the freshest, most seasonal local ingredients.

Radish & Rye

Here at Radish & Rye, our mission is to share our love for food and drink through our Farm Inspired Cuisine. What is Farm Inspired Cuisine? It's our way to describe simple yet innovative food and drinks sourced locally whenever possible. Because we are passionate about fresh food and proud to support local farmers and ranchers, our menu changes with the seasons. In addition to shopping at the Farmer's Market every Tuesday and Saturday, we work closely with local farmers and ranchers to build our menu from the freshest meat, dairy and produce available. Radish & Rye is more than a restaurant or even a business. It's an expression of our values, creativity, and love of this community. We hope our passion shows in our service as well as our cuisine. Whether you choose to dine in our intimate and well-appointed dining room or to eat in our lively and inviting bar, you'll be taken care of my some of Santa Fe's finest professionals.

Market Steer Steakhouse

Market Steer Steakhouse offers a refreshing new take on fine dining, serving up an atmosphere every bit as charming as Chef Kathleen Crook's creative approach to classic American food.

Cafe Pasqual's

For forty years Cafe Pasqual's has been serving emphatically flavored cuisine inspired by the culinary traditions of New Mexico, Old Mexico, the Mediterranean, and Asia.
We are dedicated to using fresh, seasonal, organic and naturally raised foods.

Panza llena, corazon contento!
(full stomach, happy heart!)

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Thursday Evening Activity

Chimayo Tour with Dinner at Rancho de Chimayo

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Enjoy a drive through the beautiful sandstone formations into the lush Chimayo Valley.  The tour will take us north of Santa Fe along the “High Road”, passing through several small 18th and 19th-century Hispanic farming communities before finally arriving at the village of Chimayo, located in a beautiful valley in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. 

You will have a stop at the charming Santuario de Chimayo, the most important Catholic pilgrimage site in the Southwest. The Santuario is famous for the professed healing powers contained in the earth near the church and which can be gathered from a small hole in the floor of an anteroom within the Santuario.   Your guide will lead you through the church and adjacent hamlet where you will have the opportunity to shop for souvenirs and some of the famous chile of the area, perhaps the most flavorful of any chile grown in the US.  

Rancho de Chimayo Restaurant is one of the most visited dining establishments in the world and is continually listed as a top 100 restaurant establishment in the United States.  This century-old adobe home with white-washed walls, hand stripped vigas, cozy dining rooms and lush terraced patios has become one of New Mexico's more popular places to dine.  Rancho de Chimayo is known for its unique native New Mexico cuisine, prepared with locally grown products from recipes that have been in the family for generations.   

Transportation and Dinner are included in your registration.

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Friday Activities

Walking Tour of the Historic Santa Fe Plaza

 

For the early risers in the group, we have arranged a walking tour of the historic Santa Fe Plaza.  Meet in the lobby by 7:45 and we will have you back in time for breakfast.

Walk through more than 400 years of history, art, and culture.  Your guide will present an extraordinary introduction to Santa Fe and an enter­taining and accurate portrayal of the "City Different."  Visit the historic Plaza and the Palace of the Governors (whose occupants have included government and military leaders from Spain, Mexico, the Confeder­acy, the U.S. and Indian nations).  Learn about St. Francis Cathedral, and explore the Loretto Chapel and its miracu­lous staircase; the oldest church; and the capitol, and other major Santa Fe historical sites. 

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La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site Hike

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Join Eric Laurance on a hike at La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site Hike after the AHIA meeting has concluded.

Cave paintings shouldn’t get all the glyph-glory. There are other kinds of rock art that are beautiful, accessible, and just really cool. The La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site, not far from Santa Fe, are all three.

Transportation and lunch on your own.

 

Cocktails with the Laurence's

Eric and Suge Laurence invite all of you to their home Friday night for cocktails and snacks.  

Click here to register.

Schedule of Events

Wednesday - 22 April 2020

9:00 - 10:00 am Board of Directors meeting
10:45 am Tour guests meet in the Lobby.  Bus departs at 11:00 am.
11:00 – 4:00 pm Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument - advanced registration required
5:00 – 6:30 pm Registration Open 
6:00 – 7:30 pm  Opening Reception
7:15 pm Arrange individual transportation to Restaurants and depart.
7:30 pm Dine Around: Choice of Anasazi Restaurant, Radish & Rye, Market Steer Steakhouse, or Cafe Pasqual's.
   

Thursday - 23 April 2020

8:00 am Breakfast and Networking  
9:00 am Welcome, Introductions and AHIA Business Meeting    
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
11:00 am J-1 Visas 
12:00 pm TBA
1:00 pm Lunch Break
2:00 pm Brand Standards – How to Keep Your Flag
3:00 pm Coronavirus and the Hotel & Lodging Industry
Gregory J. Mertz, M.D.
Eric L. Laurence
Moderated by Robert W. Lannan
4:00 pm Thursday Sessions End
   
4:30 pm Please meet in the Lobby.  Bus departs at 4:45 pm.
4:45 - 9:30 pm Chimayo Tour with Dinner at Rancho de Chimayo
   
   

Friday - 24 April 2020

7:45 am Guests meet in the Lobby.  Tour departs at 8:00 am.
8:00 - 9:00 am Historic Santa Fe Plaza walking tour
8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast and Networking  
9:30 am Cannabis – growing and getting greener every day
Adrian Snead, Holland & Knight
10:30 am Open Forum
11:30 am Meeting concludes
1:00 pm La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site Hike
led by Eric Laurence 
Lunch and transportation on your own.
7:00 - 9:00 pm Cocktails and Hor'doeurves 
Hosted by Eric and Suge Laurence
Transportation on your own.

What are you waiting for? Register now!

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2020-04-22 17:30:00 2020-04-24 13:00:00 America/Detroit AHIA Spring Meeting 2020   Click here to Register   The Dancing Ground of the Sun Santa Fe, known as “The Dancing Ground of the Sun,” is famous for its vibrant history and strong cultural heritage. Full of Pueblo-style architecture, artistic events, and exciting opportunities for adventure, Santa Fe has its own unique style.  With legendary history and culture around every corner, an art scene that spans from traditional to contemporary, accommodations with a local feel yet world-class status, award-winning cuisine that’s as eclectic as it is sumptuous, and countless experiences to encounter, you’re sure to uncover something different about yourself when you visit.  Learn all there is to see and do at santafe.org Getting to Santa Fe is easier than ever! With nonstop flights from Phoenix, Denver, and Dallas Forth Worth, you are sure to find an easy flight from where ever you are!  flysantafe.com If you choose to fly to Albuquerque, the Rail Runner Train is an economical choice for transportation. Plan to stay through the weekend... After the AHIA meeting concludes Friday at noon, Eric Laurence, our local AHIA member, will be leading a tour of the La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site.  Lunch and transportation will be on your own but this is a sight not to be missed while you are in town! Eric and his wife Suge then invite everyone to their rustic home in Placitas, 15 minutes before Albuquerque, for cocktails and snacks.  The Rail Runner train stops minutes from their home at Downtown Bernalillo and is available until 9 PM.   Important information: Hotel reservations are by rooming list only! You will provide your rooming requirements along with your registration. Optional Wednesday Tour:  Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Hike Plan on joining us Wednesday evening for our Opening Reception at 6 pm. Dine-around for Wednesday evening – choose from four great restaurants in Santa Fe. Don't miss the Thursday evening activities! Plan to stay through the weekend and explore all that Santa Fe has to offer! Check out the full schedule below.  Ready to register?  Click here. Reservations at the Inn & Spa at Loretto Founded in 1975 by the Kirkpatrick family, the Inn and Spa at Loretto sits on the former site of the historic Our Lady of Loretto Academy and is adjacent to the famed Loretto Chapel featuring the miraculous staircase. Now one of the most photographed buildings in the state, the Inn is a Santa Fe icon and testament to the city's modern history.  From its beginnings as a unique adobe-style Best Western to the property it is today, the Inn remains true to its roots - imparting casual sophistication with sincere Southwest hospitality and authentic Santa Fe style.  We are making reservations via a rooming list again for the Spring 2020 meeting.  The King and Double room rates are $179 single/double and will be honored, based on availability, 3 days before and after our event.  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 April.  You will need to present your credit card at registration at the hotel. Reservations received after 15 March cannot be guaranteed the AHIA room rate. 211 OLD SANTA FE TRAIL, SANTA FE, NM 87501 Back to Top Optional Wednesday Afternoon Tour​ Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument Hike Be sure to pack your camera and hiking boots!  Eric Laurence, an AHIA member located in New Mexico, will lead a walking tour of the Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument.  The bus departs the hotel at 11 AM and a boxed lunch will be served during the scenic 45-minute ride.  You will have your choice of 2 trails, depending on your experience and comfort levels.  The Canyon Trail is 3 miles roundtrip and parts are steep; Cave Loop Trail is suitable for people with mobility issues and is 2.4 miles roundtrip.   Additional $85 fee per person. Includes transportation, lunch, and admission to the monument.  Space is limited, advanced registration is required.    Wednesday Evening Dine-Around All four of our amazing restaurant choices are within walking distance from the hotel. Anasazi Restaurant Inspired by Santa Fe’s rich cultural and culinary history, our Executive Chef's menus fuse old world techniques with modern, innovative recipes and artful plating. The dishes fully embrace the Inn’s Southwestern and native heritage and are consistently changing and adapting to reflect the freshest, most seasonal local ingredients. Radish & Rye Here at Radish & Rye, our mission is to share our love for food and drink through our Farm Inspired Cuisine. What is Farm Inspired Cuisine? It's our way to describe simple yet innovative food and drinks sourced locally whenever possible. Because we are passionate about fresh food and proud to support local farmers and ranchers, our menu changes with the seasons. In addition to shopping at the Farmer's Market every Tuesday and Saturday, we work closely with local farmers and ranchers to build our menu from the freshest meat, dairy and produce available. Radish & Rye is more than a restaurant or even a business. It's an expression of our values, creativity, and love of this community. We hope our passion shows in our service as well as our cuisine. Whether you choose to dine in our intimate and well-appointed dining room or to eat in our lively and inviting bar, you'll be taken care of my some of Santa Fe's finest professionals. Market Steer Steakhouse Market Steer Steakhouse offers a refreshing new take on fine dining, serving up an atmosphere every bit as charming as Chef Kathleen Crook's creative approach to classic American food. Cafe Pasqual's For forty years Cafe Pasqual's has been serving emphatically flavored cuisine inspired by the culinary traditions of New Mexico, Old Mexico, the Mediterranean, and Asia.We are dedicated to using fresh, seasonal, organic and naturally raised foods. Panza llena, corazon contento!(full stomach, happy heart!) Back to top Thursday Evening Activity Chimayo Tour with Dinner at Rancho de Chimayo Enjoy a drive through the beautiful sandstone formations into the lush Chimayo Valley.  The tour will take us north of Santa Fe along the “High Road”, passing through several small 18th and 19th-century Hispanic farming communities before finally arriving at the village of Chimayo, located in a beautiful valley in the foothills of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.  You will have a stop at the charming Santuario de Chimayo, the most important Catholic pilgrimage site in the Southwest. The Santuario is famous for the professed healing powers contained in the earth near the church and which can be gathered from a small hole in the floor of an anteroom within the Santuario.   Your guide will lead you through the church and adjacent hamlet where you will have the opportunity to shop for souvenirs and some of the famous chile of the area, perhaps the most flavorful of any chile grown in the US.   Rancho de Chimayo Restaurant is one of the most visited dining establishments in the world and is continually listed as a top 100 restaurant establishment in the United States.  This century-old adobe home with white-washed walls, hand stripped vigas, cozy dining rooms and lush terraced patios has become one of New Mexico's more popular places to dine.  Rancho de Chimayo is known for its unique native New Mexico cuisine, prepared with locally grown products from recipes that have been in the family for generations.    Transportation and Dinner are included in your registration. Sponsored by Friday Activities Walking Tour of the Historic Santa Fe Plaza   For the early risers in the group, we have arranged a walking tour of the historic Santa Fe Plaza.  Meet in the lobby by 7:45 and we will have you back in time for breakfast. Walk through more than 400 years of history, art, and culture.  Your guide will present an extraordinary introduction to Santa Fe and an enter­taining and accurate portrayal of the "City Different."  Visit the historic Plaza and the Palace of the Governors (whose occupants have included government and military leaders from Spain, Mexico, the Confeder­acy, the U.S. and Indian nations).  Learn about St. Francis Cathedral, and explore the Loretto Chapel and its miracu­lous staircase; the oldest church; and the capitol, and other major Santa Fe historical sites.  La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site Hike Join Eric Laurance on a hike at La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site Hike after the AHIA meeting has concluded. Cave paintings shouldn’t get all the glyph-glory. There are other kinds of rock art that are beautiful, accessible, and just really cool. The La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site, not far from Santa Fe, are all three. Transportation and lunch on your own.   Cocktails with the Laurence's Eric and Suge Laurence invite all of you to their home Friday night for cocktails and snacks.   Click here to register. Schedule of Events Wednesday - 22 April 2020 9:00 - 10:00 am Board of Directors meeting 10:45 am Tour guests meet in the Lobby.  Bus departs at 11:00 am. 11:00 – 4:00 pm Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument - advanced registration required 5:00 – 6:30 pm Registration Open  6:00 – 7:30 pm  Opening Reception 7:15 pm Arrange individual transportation to Restaurants and depart. 7:30 pm Dine Around: Choice of Anasazi Restaurant, Radish & Rye, Market Steer Steakhouse, or Cafe Pasqual's.     Thursday - 23 April 2020 8:00 am Breakfast and Networking   9:00 am Welcome, Introductions and AHIA Business Meeting     10:30 – 10:45 am Break 11:00 am J-1 Visas  12:00 pm TBA 1:00 pm Lunch Break 2:00 pm Brand Standards – How to Keep Your Flag 3:00 pm Coronavirus and the Hotel & Lodging IndustryGregory J. Mertz, M.D.Eric L. LaurenceModerated by Robert W. Lannan 4:00 pm Thursday Sessions End     4:30 pm Please meet in the Lobby.  Bus departs at 4:45 pm. 4:45 - 9:30 pm Chimayo Tour with Dinner at Rancho de Chimayo         Friday - 24 April 2020 7:45 am Guests meet in the Lobby.  Tour departs at 8:00 am. 8:00 - 9:00 am Historic Santa Fe Plaza walking tour 8:30 - 9:30 am Breakfast and Networking   9:30 am Cannabis – growing and getting greener every dayAdrian Snead, Holland & Knight 10:30 am Open Forum 11:30 am Meeting concludes 1:00 pm La Cieneguilla Petroglyph Site Hike led by Eric Laurence Lunch and transportation on your own. 7:00 - 9:00 pm Cocktails and Hor'doeurves Hosted by Eric and Suge LaurenceTransportation on your own. What are you waiting for? Register now! Back to Top Sponsored by Inn & Spa at Loretto, 211 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87501