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Kathy Loeppky
Conference Coordinator

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Hotel, Travel and Visitor Information

Hotel Details

Albuquerque Marriott Hotel
2101 Louisiana Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87110
United States


The Albuquerque Marriott Hotel is located in the Albuquerque Uptown area and offers easy walking access to numerous restaurant options, shopping, walking trails and a movie theater. Within a short ride from the hotel are a variety of museums and galleries.

Check-in Time: 3:00 PM

Check-out Time: 12:00 PM

Reservation and Rate Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Albuquerque Marriott Hotel at a special conference rate. A limited number of guest rooms are available at the prevailing US Government per diem rate*, currently $ 93.00, per night and includes Wi-Fi. All rooms are subject to local tax.

* Government per diem rates are adjusted annually on October 1, coinciding with the start of the fiscal year. Note that it is possible for the rate listed above to increase by a few dollars with the annual adjustment. Annual adjustments are not announced until late summer.

When the new per diem rate schedule is announce, the information will be updated accordingly.

Reservations may be made online at: IMR Room Block Reservations at the Albuquerque Marriott Hotel.

For more information about the hotel visit: Albuquerque Marriott Hotel

Room Block Note - Rooms During Balloon Fiesta

The room block is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the negotiated room rate is available through September 20, 2018.

Please be aware that the room block may fill quickly, so we suggest you make your hotel and travel plans early to take advantage of this great rate.

Additional room nights and rate are subject to availability of room type and dates added. The rate negotiated for additional nights during the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta are $ 169.00, plus taxes and fees.

If you are interested in extending your reservation to include additional nights after the conference, forward a copy of your reservation and include the dates you would like to add to kloeppk@sandia.gov


Individual room reservations must be cancelled at least 24 hours prior to arrival. Charges will apply for cancellations after that time.

Child Care

Child care is not provided as part of the IMR, though a list of nearby local child care providers is available. If you are looking for child care options during the IMR, please send an email to kloeppk@sandia.gov for a list of local providers you may contact to make your own arrangements.

Did You Know?

Your support in staying at chosen conference hotels helps keep conference costs down, which directly affects your registration fees. Sandia National Laboratory guarantees the hotel that we will fill a certain number of room nights or rooms per night during the conference. Sandia incurs penalties if too many attendees opt to stay in other hotels in the area or neglect to indicate to the hotel that they are with the IMR conference. Future registration fees could increase to cover these additional risks.

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Ground Transportation Information

Albuquerque International Airport: Approximate travel time is 10 - 15 minutes by car.

Uber Rate (one-way): $ 7.00 - $ 9.00

Taxi Rate (one-way): $ 20.00

Lyft Rate (one-way): $ 15.00

Car Rental: $ Varies

By car (~10 miles): Take I-25 north. Take the Santa Rosa exit onto I-40 east. Exit at Louisiana Blvd selecting the left most left turn lane. Turn left onto Americas Parkway. The hotel is located on the left.

Ground transportation rates are estimates.

Visa Information

To attend the conference, citizens of some countries may be required to obtain a visa to enter the United States. For additional information or to find contact information for the nearest embassy or consulate of the United Stated visit Travel.State.Gov.

If you need to apply for a visa, please send your request for Invitation Letter to the IMR Conference Coordinator, Kathy Loeppky kloeppk@sandia.gov. Please include the following information on your request:

For citizens of Visa Waiver Program countries, an Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) is required. For additional information on visas and/or the ESTA process, visit:
Visa Information
ESTA Information

Visitor Information

Albuquerque the largest New Mexico city and is a key tourist destination in the southwestern United States. Home of the International Balloon Fiesta, which attracts thousands of enthusists from around the world annually. The 2018 Balloon Fiesta will be helo October 6 - 14.

Albuquerque's downtown area offers a variety of museums and cultural centers, the Albuquerque Zoo, Botanical Garden and Aquarium, along with Albuquerque's Old Town. Old Town was founded and settled as a Spanish Colony in the early 1700's, and is a very popular historical area of the city. Here tourists can visit the historic San Felipe de Neri Church, rose garden or walk through the many shops, galleries and studios. Close by is the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center providing tribal history for the area's Native American tribes.

Other things to do include hiking, mountain biking, opportunities to sample the unique cuisine of New Mexico, visit some of the many local breweries and wineries, take a hot air balloon ride, or take a ride on the Sandia Peak Tram to the top of Sandia Mountains where you can overlook the city and enjoy panoramic views of the surrounding areas. Rail Runner train service is available from Albuquerque to Santa Fe for additional tourist opportunities. Visit Albuquerque.

Information on local Albuquerque area weather can be found at: October weather for Albuquerque, NM


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