Housing, Hospitality and Travel for Louisville 2013
GA Housing Reservation System
The General Assembly (GA) Housing Reservation System is now closed. Cancellations and modifications can be made by contacting the hotels directly. No shows and cancellations made within 48 hours of arrival date will result in a charge to your credit card for one night's stay plus applicable tax.
We have recently added a limited number of rooms at the Residence Inn, Marriott (333 E Market St., 0.6 miles from the convention center, map), to our room block. These rooms are one queen bed with a pullout couch, a kitchen and living room combo; the rate is $149 plus tax per night. Reserve at the Residence Inn.
By using the General Assembly Housing Reservation System, attendees earn meeting space for the Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) at the hotels and the convention center. Additionally, the UUA is able to negotiate on behalf of our block of attendees for sustainability and accessibilities requirements. We are also able to assist attendees booking rooms within our block with housing issues they may encounter during General Assembly.
Due to the on-going labor disputes between hotel workers and management and in partnership with UniteHere, the GA office and GA Planning Committee have decided not to utilize the Hyatt Regency Louisville as one of our convention hotels, despite its location convenient to the convention center. The Unitarian Universalist Association (UUA) supports union labor and a fair wage for hospitality industry workers (see Criteria for General Assembly Hotels, below). We respectfully ask that you do not book rooms at the Hyatt Regency Louisville.
Home Hospitality in Louisville
As of May 19, we have just a few homestay options remaining; none of these have public transportation available. We welcome any inquiries!
First Unitarian Church, Thomas Jefferson Unitarian Church, and Clifton Universalist Unitarian Church are coordinating economical home hospitality for the 2013 GA. Although our offerings are not professional bed-and-breakfast facilities, we welcome you into our homes to enjoy a friendly environment and meet fellow Unitarian Universalists (UUs). Proceeds collected from your stay will benefit the host’s congregation.
Find more information and submit a guest application form via the Unitarian Universalist Churches in Louisville, Kentucky website.
We look forward to meeting and sharing our city with you.
University Style Housing
It has been determined that there is not an option for university residence hall housing in Louisville, KY.
The UUA-GA email list is a non-official electronic bulletin board for members of the GA community (for UUs to share GA-related information, questions and discussion, as well as look for roommates, rides etc.).
Reserving Accessible Housing
Those in need of accessible hotel accommodations make reservations using the same housing reservations system as all other GA attendees. Read Instructions for Reserving an ADA Room.
Criteria for General Assembly Hotels
The General Assembly Planning Committee seeks to plan our meeting in concert with our shared values of responsibility, inclusivity, and equality. We demonstrate our institutional commitment to these values by actively working toward making our meeting more environmentally sustainable, by practicing care and concern for the issues related to accessibility, and by acting consistently within our constituency.
To those ends, we seek convention hotels that have committed to anti-racism and anti-oppression; that demonstrate diversity in all levels of employment, including upper management; that feature accessible facilities in full compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations; and that can offer low cost options for those attendees whose attendance depends on the economic accessibility of the available accommodations.
The Planning Committee evaluates all housing options for GA considering the ease of getting around and physical accessibility to the convention area. Each facility completes an initial screening for ADA compliance and an onsite follow-up accessibilities survey is conducted. We seek sites that are free of architectural barriers to the maximum extent possible and that give careful consideration to the needs of the elderly and the young.
Hotels are required to demonstrate a commitment to the environment through recycling, energy conservation, and water conservation programs.
The UUA supports union labor and a fair wages for hospitality industry workers and we consider local industry conditions when conducting hotel searches.
Traveling to Louisville for General Assembly 2013
For more information contact gahousing @ uua.org.
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Last updated on Thursday, May 23, 2013.
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