The DPCA (Democrats Abroad) Meeting and Global Convention will be held in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, from May 17 to 20, 2012. The agenda will be provided soon, but for hotel reservation purposes, we are providing discounted room rates at the Fiesta Americana Hotel.
Convention check-in will open at noon on Thursday, May 17. There will be a Resolutions/Policy Platform Caucus from 1:00 to 5:00 PM. If you plan to attend on Thursday, you should arrive in PV on Wednesday or prior, as most incoming flights to Vallarta arrive in the afternoon.
Convention check-in and Pre-Meeting orientation begins on Friday, May 18, at 8:00 am, so plan to arrive on Thursday. May 17, or earlier if this will be your first session.
Convention activities will wrap up on Sunday, May 20, so departure from Puerto Vallarta can be planned for Monday, May 21 or after.
We have negotiated a significant room rate discount for Convention attendees, which is valid from May 14 through May 23.
The Meeting and Global Convention will be held at the Fiesta Americana Hotel in Puerto Vallarta, and they have offered a reduced room rate for attendees. Rooms are all oceanfront, and there is an option for either 2 queen beds or 1 king bed (single or double occupancy... There is an extra charge for a 3rd person in the room, and maximum is 3 adults per room).
Those who plan to attend in person should book their hotel room as follows, by April 18 (in order to guarantee the rate and space availability):
Room Rate: $100 USD + 19% tax ($119 USD with tax included. Mexican tax is 16% VAT plus 3% lodging tax)
This rate will be honored from May 14 to May 23 (for those who wish to get in some vacation/beach time while in beautiful Puerto Vallarta).
Reservations by phone:
Tel. +52 (322) 226-2100, (US and Canada can dial toll free: 1-800-FIESTA 1 or 1-800-343-7821)
Attendees must indicate they are with DEMOCRATS ABROAD group, or give the group code GR5C4 in order to get the reduced hotel rate for the above dates.
For reservations on the Fiesta Americana Hotel website click here (read carefully and follow steps in order to get the discounted rate).
Enter the dates of your stay, and click the "More Options" button below the dates. Select "Group Code" from the drop down menu, and enter the code GR5C4@FAV in the space provided.
Again, it is recommended that attendees book early in order to assure availability at the hotel.
May is typically a fairly busy month in the hotel business in Puerto Vallarta, as it is the end of the season before the summer rains start in June. Attendees can count on sunny weather in the mid-upper 80's F in May.
To register with Democrats Abroad for the Puerto Vallarta Meeting and Global Convention, click here.
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