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#981: ANN: Triennial Hotel Reservations (fwd)

From: LeGrace Benson <legracebenson@clarityconnect.com>

>Date:         Thu, 4 Nov 1999 15:00:40 -0500
>Reply-To:     H-NET List for African Expressive Culture
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>Sender:       H-NET List for African Expressive Culture
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>From:         "Raymond A. Silverman" <ras@mail.h-net.msu.edu>
>Subject:      ANN: Triennial Hotel Reservations
>To:           H-AFRARTS@H-NET.MSU.EDU
>Dear H-African Arts subscribers,
>Attached below please find the hotel reservation form for the 12th
>Triennial Symposium on African Art, organized by the Arts Council of  the
>African Studies Association (ACASA), to be held in the Virgin  Islands
>from April 25-29, 2001.
>As many of you may know, this is the first time in ACASA's history  that
>the Triennial will be held overseas. It is scheduled to coincide with
>Carnival, so that participants will be able to witness the Adult Parade,
>the Children's  Parade, Jouvert, and the Fireworks Display, and still
>benefit from the  wealth of panels, papers, and lively social interaction
>that the Triennial customarily offers.
>Our official hosts for the symposium are the University of the Virgin
>Islands, the only HBCU located outside the continental U.S.,  and the
>Virgin Islands Steering Committee, a dedicated and  energetic group of
>local volunteers and supporters. By holding the  Triennial in an
>Afro-Caribbean setting, ACASA will provide engaging  educational
>opportunities for local people, and in turn, local  Caribbean scholars
>will participate in and enrich the Triennial  proceedings.
>The Triennial meetings will be held at the Marriott Frenchman's Reef, a
>beautiful hotel overlooking the harbor. It is important to make hotel
>reservations early,  as our contract with the Marriott depends upon your
>early commitment.  The Marriott is a resort property, not a city hotel,
>and we must be able to  guarantee our room blocks well in advance. The
>room rate is $170 per nite. Please bear in mind that the Marriott is
>giving ACASA members half-price rates  for the year 2001.  Given the
>exceptional circumstances of Carnival, the pleasures of visiting a
>Caribbean island, and the chance to interact with  colleagues in the
>Virgin Islands and other islands more directly than usual, these rates are
>extremely favorable, especially during the peak season of  spring and
>Carnival. Furthermore, these special conference rates are  competitive
>with ASA 1998 room rates ($145 a room) and AAA 1999 rates  ($135 - $156 a
>The advantages of staying at the Marriott are many: the conference will
>take  place on-site at the hotel; the hotel has a ferry boat that will
>take  participants across the bay to the Carnival Village in ten minutes
>(avoiding major traffic jams); and it is a very beautiful location. In
>order to budget, you may wish to share a room with a colleague.  ACASA is
>developing a fund to assist with travel expenses for a limited number of
>colleagues traveling from Africa and for some graduate students. When the
>time gets  closer, graduate students will be invited to apply for travel
>The theme of the 12th Triennial Symposium is Transitions, Passages,  and
>Confluences. It is an inclusive theme that encourages the  investigation
>of transformations in the arts of the African continent  and the African
>diasporas. We are certain that this will be a lively,  dynamic Triennial
>symposium, with the added dimension of of taking place in the midst of
>Carnival itself, which represents the  very kinds of performances and art
>forms that inform the study of  African art.
>We also encourage non-ACASA members to join ACASA and to  come to the
>Virgin Islands for this exceptional event. If you wish to  find out more
>about joining ACASA, please email our Secretary  Treasurer at:
><victoria-rovine@uiowa.edu>. In the meanwhile, hotel  reservations must be
>made in writing, so please see the form  below, for  details about how to
>reserve your room.
>We look forward to seeing you in the Virgin Islands in 2001!
>Thank you and sincerely,
>Mary Nooter Roberts,
>President, ACASA and the Board of ACASA,
>Arts Council of the African Studies Association
>Arts Council of the African Studies Association (ACASA)
>St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, April 25 - 29, 2001
>SINGLE OCCUPANCY: $170.00 Daily, plus Service Charge & Tax*
>DOUBLE OCCUPANCY: $170.00 Daily, plus Service Charge & Tax
>($40.00 extra person charge for persons 19 years or older. Children 18
>years and under stay for free in the parents' room) Rates quoted are per
>room, per night based on European Plan (no meals included). Rates are for
>Run of House accommodations at Marriott Frenchman's Reef Beach Resort.
>Room rates are subject to 5% Service Charge covering gratuities to
>bellmen, maids and housemen, and 8% Government Room Tax.
>Special ACASA group rates will be in effect for the dates of April 23- May
>1 (subject to availability at the time of booking). A deposit amount of
>$340.00 is required for guaranteed reservations.  Cancellation of any
>individual reservation within 30 days prior to arrival will be subject to
>forfeiture of advance deposit. Please note that you have been provided a
>special group rate that includes meeting facilities, other services and
>amenities. Should you reserve accommodations at other than the contracted
>group  rate, you will be subject to a surcharge for the use of our
>facilities. For final payment of account, Marriott Frenchman's Reef
>accepts all major credit cards, traveler's checks and cash (USD).
>Please guarantee my room deposit to my Credit Card:
>AMEX: VISA: DISC: DC: CB:Card #: _________
>Exp. Date: ________
>Signature: _____________________
>NAME: (As it appears on credit card): _________________
>(Charge will be posted against credit card, once reservation is received)
>Reservation to be reserved under the name:____________
>State: __________________ Zipcode: ___________
>Phone (day):__________________________________
>Arrival date: ________________________________
>Departure date:_______________________________
>Arrival Flight:_______________________________
>Departure flight:_____________________________
>Number of rooms: _____________________________
>Number of adults:_____________________________
>Number of Children: __________________________
>Ages of Children:_____________________________
>Marriott Reward # ____________________________
>Make checks payable to FRENCHMAN'S REEF. Please allow ten (10) days for
>mail to reach St. Thomas. Mail this form along with check or credit card
>guarantee to:
>Marriott Frenchman's ReefAttn: Group Reservations, P.O. Box 7100St.
>Thomas, USVI 00801-0100
>Please fax this form with credit card guarantee information to:
>Attn: Group Reservations
>FAX: 340-715-6191
>*These rates are competitive and reflect significant discounting, based on
>anticipated 2001 hotel rates