HOTEL RESERVATIONS – KALAHARI: from Gerri Swarm
UPMA has a special rate at the convention hotel. You must call the hotel directly to make the reservation. To make a reservation, you must make a deposit to the hotel in the amount of your first night’s room lodging; this deposit is nonrefundable after July 8, 2021. Here is the contact information:
Kalahari Resorts and Conventions
Each room reservation includes up to 4 water park wristbands!!
TIPS FOR PLANNING NATIONAL CONVENTION: from Gerri Swarm
MORE ABOUT NATIONAL CONVENTION: from various sources
Free Registration for First Timers: First timers to the national convention get free registration! They must pay their full registration fee in advance using the form above (the manual form), then submit the form provided after attending the convention to the national office for reimbursement.
UPMA Retired Rate: UPMA Retired members may have one guest (not an active member) register for the discounted retiree rate.
Grand Banquet: The grant banquet will be on Thursday evening, August 19. Cost of banquet is included in full registration. There will be no banquet tickets sold separately.
Children age 17 and under: The $80 registration includes child’s meal at the grand banquet.
Hotel Reservations: UPMA has a special rate at the convention hotel beginning Sept. 15, 2020. You must call the hotel directly to make a reservation. The National Office will not handle room reservations. To make a reservation, you must make a deposit to the hotel in the amount of your first night’s lodging; this deposit is non-refundable after July 8, 2021. All room cancellations must be made directly with the hotel. To secure the special UPMA rate, you must identify yourself as part of the UPMA convention. The rate is available only until July 8, 2021, or all rooms in the block are sold, whichever comes first. The group rate is available five days pre and post-convention based on availability. Kalahari Resorts & Conventions 1-877-525-2427 $164—single/double/triple/quad. Be sure to request the UPMA group rate
Free Shuttle Service: Free Shuttle Service is provided from the Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE). Shuttles will be provided to the hotel on Saturday, Aug. 14, and Sunday, Aug. 15. Shuttles for return flights will be Thursday evening, Aug. 19, and Friday, Aug. 20. A shuttle sign-up spot will be announced at a future date. (Take note: There are several airports in the area. Free shuttle is provided only from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.)
Free Parking: And if you are driving, free parking at the hotel! Valet parking is available.
--Resort Fee Waived: The $29.99 Resort Fee is waived.
--Free Admission to Water Parks: All run of the house guest rooms include four admissions to the Indoor and Outdoor Water park for the duration of the stay!