elegant Loews Ventana Canyon Resort will be our conference
hotel. Ranked as one of the top 25 resorts in North America in
January 2005 by Condé Nast Traveler, the 3-story resort is
nestled in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, surrounded
by a "forest" of saguaro cactus.
There are many ways to
enjoy the outdoors, including walking on the hotel property, hiking
the surrounding Ventana Canyon nature trail, golfing, tennis, or
just sitting by the pool. For those who enjoy a bit of pampering or
a vigorous workout, a full-service spa and workout facilities are
also on the premises.
All of Loews' guestrooms
were fully renovated in the summer of 2005. Amenities include an
in-room coffee maker, fully-stocked mini bar, telephones with voice
mail, high-speed internet access, double-sized bathtub, two
televisions (one in the bathroom), terry robes, iron and ironing
board, and hair dryer.
Three restaurants are on
the premises, as well as a coffee and dessert bar and poolside grill
(weather permitting). The restaurants at
Loews are very popular with hotel guests and local residents, so
it's highly recommended that you make reservations for dinner
so that you are guaranteed the time you want.
American fare is served daily in the Canyon
Café for breakfast and lunch and
in the Cascade Lounge for lunch and dinner.
yet stylish restaurant on the hotel property featuring innovative
southwestern fare served indoors and out. Lunch is served on Fridays
and Saturdays. Extensive tequila menu.
5 Diamond Award restaurant in Tucson, the Ventana Room is
New American Formality cuisine and excellent service. Prix
fixe menu and tasting menu daily. Extensive wine
include two 18-hole, PGA championship golf courses; two swimming
pools with Jacuzzis, tennis courts, a croquet court, and more.
is recommended that you make spa and golf reservations in advance so
that you are guaranteed the time you want.
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort with reflecting
The JASNA rate is $199, plus tax, per room,
October 24 through November 1, 2006. For reservations, call Loews
by September 26, 2006 at 800-234-5117 or 520-299-2020, and ask
for the conference rate for the Jane Austen Society of North
America. The JASNA rate can only be requested when making
reservations by telephone, not online.
Be sure to specify whether you want a
king bed or two double beds when making reservations. The hotel has
more rooms with a king bed than two double beds, and we want to make
sure the latter rooms go to those who need them.
JASNA members will not be charged a
resort services fee, and self-parking is free of
Note: If you do not make a
room reservation by September 26, 2006, Loews cannot guarantee that you
will receive the special JASNA rate or a room in the hotel.
Roommate Matching Service
As in the past, if
you would like to share a room, make new friends, and save money,
roommate matching will be available by request when you register for
the AGM. The registration brochure will be mailed to JASNA members
in mid June.