“Game of Cones”
Welcome to Palm Desert, California for the 62nd Annual American Hop Convention and Hop Research Council Winter Meeting, January 23-26, 2018!
We are excited to offer an outstanding lineup of speakers and events for your week of fun in the desert sun! Highlights include:
Pre-register today! Complete and return your completed registration form with payment by January 15, 2018. The full packet provides a $95 discount from Ala Carte prices. In addition to tickets for meals and events, the registration fee will provide access to all meetings, sessions, and speakers on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday. Registration information is available at www.usahops.org. Due to catering requirements for final guarantees to be provided the week prior to the event, no on-site tickets for meal events will be available. On-site registration will, however, be available to attend the meetings and speaker sessions. Please pre-register to ensure access to all events!
The fabulous JW Marriott Desert Springs is an extravagant attraction on 436 desert acres watered by 23 acres of artificial lakes. In contrast to the desert surroundings, the hotel has water gushing everywhere: tumbling down terraces, spilling down stair-stepped fountains, feeding into ponds, and falling into a vast indoor lake. Each evening beginning at 5 pm, little motorboats full of excited vacationers pass from the indoor lake into the meandering waterways threading the grounds and drop their passengers off at two restaurants. A total of six restaurants, coffee shops and bars are located within the resort.
The dazzling lobby has a trendy modern bar at its core. Parrots add a jungle touch. Nooks and crannies dot the lobby where guests relax while taking in the sights.
One of five pools features a terrace and a sandy fringe of beach. A steel band occasionally plays at the second pool, and a third is a quieter plunge. Relief is a hop away with three whirlpools, 20 tennis courts (clay and grass, six lighted), 36 holes of golf (plus an 18-hole putting green), and one of the largest resort gyms in the country. The spa boasts an exceptional gym, steam bath, sauna, whirlpool, hot and cold plunge pools, lap pool, juice bar, and extensive treatment menu. Lawn games, a scenic jogging path, boat tours, bike rentals, and a children's club are all available. Several shopping boutiques are also located on-site, and guests are just minutes from the El Paseo Shopping District, a mile-long strip featuring more than 250 retailers.
Unfortunately, our room block at the JW Marriott Desert Springs is already sold out. However, they have provided a “wait list” should future cancellations occur. Convention group rates of $219 (plus tax) will be available for reservations made before December 22, subject to room availability.
To join the waitlist, go to the JW Marriott hotel booking site: https://aws.passkey.com/go/HOP2018
While on the site, be sure to uncheck the box shown below, “Available rooms only.” If you don’t uncheck that box, it will not provide a waitlist.
Uncheck “Available rooms only” and complete your reservation request.
You can contact the JWM or go to their normal reservation website to reserve rooms that are unavailable in the room block: http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/ctdca-jw-marriott-desert-springs-resort-and-spa/. The hotel is required to hold a percentage of their rooms outside of contracted group blocks for normal “non-convention” traffic. While these rooms may be at a higher rate, you may be able to secure rooms, which could be cancelled if your Wait List booking comes through.
If you’ve already reserved rooms and your plans change, please release those rooms as soon as possible to allow others who still need them to confirm their arrangements.
We have contracted with a brand-new Fairfield Inn as an overflow hotel. The reservation site for our room block is: Fairfield Inn Booking Link, or call 760-636-1300 and ask for the Hop Growers room block. The rate is $139/night plus tax. For your convenience, a shuttle will run between the JWM and Fairfield Inn from Tuesday through Friday, Jan. 23-26.
Convention Hotel Shuttle: A shuttle service will be provided for Hop Convention attendees on January 23-26 during Convention event and meeting hours and leaves the Fairfield Inn on the half-hour and the JW Marriott on the hour.
Please contact the Hop Growers of America by calling (509) 453-4749 or email email@example.com
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