Westin La Paloma * * * May 20-22, 2010 * * * Tucson, Arizona
3800 East Sunrise Drive, Tucson, AZ 85718 | Phone: (520) 742-6000
***Deadline for Room Rate has been extended to April 23***
as of April 21, the Westin is sold out on May 20 & 22nd
We have set up an interface on this website to help match up attendees
who would like to share a room -- click HERE
Share a Room #2
Once you register, you can find people you know on the Registration database. Go to EventInterface and log on. On the Event Registration Page, scroll down -- on the bottom right side, you will see "Attendees" with 5-6 small boxes with the most recent Registrant names under them. Under the last box is the link "more." Click on more, and you will see all the current Registrants. Click on a name, and you will go that person's Profile page. On the top right, click on the link "Send Message" and you will be able to send an email to that person. EventInterface will contact them and let them know they have an email in their EventInterface mailbox.
Embassy Suites Paloma Village (1.3 miles from Westin)
Estimated taxi cost: $8 one way + tip
3110 E. Skyline Drive - Tucson, AZ 85718 -520-352-4000
Rates starting at about $160 + tax and fees
Windmill Inn St. Phillips Plaza (3.5 miles from Westin using Hacienda del Sol)
Estimated taxi cost: $15 one way + tip
4250 N. Campbell Avenue - Tucson, AZ 85718 - 520-577-0007
Rates starting at about $100 + tax and fees
Westward Look Resort (4 miles from Westin) Estimated taxi cost: $16 one way + tip
245 E. Ina Road - Tucson, AZ 85704 - 520-297-1151
Rates starting at about $115 + tax and fees
Best Western Inn Hotel and Suites – Tucson Foothills (5 miles from Westin using Orange Grove) Estimated taxi cost: $17 one way + tip
6201 N. Oracle Road - Tucson, AZ 85704 - 520-297-8111
Rates starting at about $80 + tax and fees
La Posada Lodge (7 miles from Westin) Estimated taxi cost: $22 one way + tip
5900 N. Oracle Road - Tucson, AZ 85704 - 800-810-2808
Rates starting at about $85 + tax and fees
Make a Reservation at the Westin
Click on the Reservations Page to access the Westin online system to reserve a room. Scroll down the page to find the online access. Westin also has a toll-free reservation number, 1-800-937-8461. If you call, mention the name of the meeting (Native American & Indigenous Studies Association), there is no meeting code.
The contracted room rate for the NAISA meeting is $124.00 single or double ($30 for each additional person beyond two). Westin has agreed to waive the $15.00 per day resort fee for all NAISA registrants, and to offer complimentary wireless internet connections in all of the guest rooms. Please note that as you move through the online registration process the $15/day resort fee will appear, but you will not be charged that amount.
The EventInterface Registration page has options to buy lunch tickets in advance of the meeting. There are currently 590+ people on the Program; we anticipate a Registration of 700+. The Westin cannot handle this many people at one time in its restaurants, and has made the prepaid lunch ticket option available so they can offer buffet service in the Pavilion Tent, which can easily accommodate the numbers we expect. We will run shuttle vans on a set schedule in late afternoon/early evening on Wed, Thurs, and Friday to take people the 2 miles or so to the nearest grocery store.
click on name to access Westin La Paloma website
Child Care: Kactus Kids Club
Child care for children 6 months to 12 years of age is available on a daily basis in The Kactus Kids Club. Supervised by child care professionals, the lounge provides a variety of activities including arts n' crafts, videos, electronic games and an outdoor play yard. Cost is $6.00 per child, per hour. Specialized activity programs are available during the summer months.
Westin runs a complimentary shuttle for guests to the nearby La Encantada Shopping Center, home to more than half-a-dozen restaurants, offering casual to fine dining. Go to Restaurant List for more information.
The Local Host Committee and the Westin will be working closely together to offer a range of dining options at reasonable prices; we will be posting more information as the details are worked out.