Annual Meeting 2013: November 1-3, San Antonio

ARLIS/Texas-Mexico Chapter Meeting in San Antonio, November 1-3, 2013


Registration Form

Transportation - Places - Restaurants Document

2013 Chapter Meeting - San Antonio Sites Map

Hotel Information

The Fairmount is a small hotel. If you know that you will be attending and want to stay in the hotel, reserve your room as soon as possible.

The Fairmount Hotel -
401 South Alamo St.
San Antonio, Texas 78205
Tel #: 210-224-8800 Ext. 152
Fax #: 210-475-0082

Discounted group rates are as follows:

Standard Queen (1 Queen size bed) 11 rooms available - $129.00
Deluxe Double (2 Queen size beds) 7 rooms available - $169.00
Veranda Suite (1 King size bed, separate living area) 3 rooms available - $199.00
Veranda Deluxe Double Suite (2 Queen beds, separate living area) 4 available - $219.00
Luxury Suites (King size bed, separate living area) 3 available - $225.00

All room rates offered are before taxes.

Valet Parking: $21.00 per night

Reservation method:

Guests will make their own reservations by contacting hotel reservations, ask for Jessica Vargas, and use group block (ARLIS/NA).  Reservation updates are to be made by all guests through Jessica Vargas by phone, 210-224-8800, no later than 30 days from the arrival date on November 1, 2013.

Reservation cut-off date:

The Hotel will hold our agreed block of guestrooms until September 28th, 2013, approximately thirty (30) days prior to the arrival date.

Check-in/check-out times:

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Every effort is made to accommodate guests arriving before the check-in time; however, rooms may not be immediately available. Check-out time is 12:00 noon. Requests to retain room beyond that hour should be directed to the Hotel front desk once the delegate is registered. Should it be possible to extend a late check-out, a late departure charge may be applicable.

Schedule of Events Information:

Friday November 1, 2013

Saturday November 2, 2013

  • 10am-12pm – Tour and presentation of McNay Art Museum Library and Archives, with Head Librarian Ann Jones, Assisstant Librarian Craig Bunch, and Library and Archives Public Services Coordinator, Heather Ferguson, and then Museum and grounds on your own. Driving map from the hotel to The McNay that avoids highways and will let you see some historical sites (ignore the specific address numbers listed on points ABCD, but follow the numbered driving directions)
  • 12:30-2pm - Chapter Lunch at La Fonda on Main - it is recommended to park your car back at the hotel after lunch and walk through HemisFair Park. Here is a driving map from La Fonda to the hotel and a walking map from the hotel to The Institute of Texan Cultures. Or if you prefer to drive from La Fonda to the ITC, here is a map.
  • 3pm - UTSA Special Collections at the HemisFair Park Campus, Institute of Texan Cultures. Presentation about Photograph Collection by Senior Curator Tom Shelton and Amy Rushing, Digital Archivist will present about digital projects, it is recommended to park your car back at the hotel after lunch and walk through HemisFair park. Here is a walking map from the hotel.
  • 5pm - Day of the Dead/Dia de los Muertos Altars tour and presentation at the Mexican Cultural Institute/El Instituto Cultural de México en San Antonio
  • Own your own - additional festivities at Mexican Cultural Institute, Dia De Los Muertos celebration at La Villita Historic Arts Villiage, or take water taxi or taxi to San Antonio Museum of Art (open until 9pm) and/or Pearl Brewery (restaurants), or any other destinations of your choice. Transportation options on linked document at top of page

Sunday November 3, 2013

  • 9am - Chapter meeting and continental breakfast in hotel meeting space
  • 12 noon - hotel check-out