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Offline AMG Coordinator

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AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« on: December 14, 2010, 03:46:41 PM »
Below are a few of the hotels I've researched that I believe will be appropriate for our gathering.

The dates are for August 17 - 22.  August appears to be a busy convention month, along with some sports team in town the other weeks which increased room rates.

Please review carefully, and vote for your choice.  These rates are time sensitive so hopefully we can all come to a majority vote in a timely manner.  Please feel free to discuss the pros and cons of each property so others can make an informed choice.

The Sixth Avenue Inn
2000, Sixth Avenue,
98121 Seattle, Wa

http://www.sixthavenueinn.com/SeattleDowntownHotelContacts

$99 per night + 15.6% room tax


Roosevelt Hotel
1531 Seventh Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

http://www.roosevelthotel.com/

$115 per night + 15.6% room tax

Crowne Plaza Seattle
1113 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101

http://www.cphotelseattle.com/index.php

$155 per night + 15.6% room tax

« Last Edit: December 14, 2010, 03:54:06 PM by AMG Coordinator »

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #1 on: December 14, 2010, 04:20:29 PM »
Tripadvisor.com also provides some good information from travelers on each of the hotels listed.

I like the Roosevelt --- and it has pretty good reviews, looks like a great location.

Although, the 6th Avenue is across the street from a gentleman's club   :o
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline odyssey

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #2 on: December 14, 2010, 05:05:39 PM »
My vote is for the Roosevelt as well. I looked at their reviews on tripadvisor and they scored pretty much as well as the Crown Plaza, which is significantly more expensive. The Sixth Avenue didn't rate nearly as well. I like the amenities of the Roosevelt, although the free wireless in room of the Sixth was a plus. But I can survive with only free wireless in the lobby.

I was concerned about the Roosevelt not having A/C because it wasn't mentioned in their list of amenities, so I called their reservation line and asked. Yes, I'm that picky. And yes, that hotel is air conditioned, for all us picky don't want to be sticky folks.

I think the Crown Plaza is just too expensive for the quality, plus its too commercialized. The Sixth Avenue isn't high enough quality. I think the Roosevelt is the perfect combination of price, location and amenities.

odyssey
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
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Offline bocker3

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #3 on: December 14, 2010, 06:43:39 PM »
I like the Roosevelt too -- for all the reasons already mentioned.

Mike

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Reyataz/Norvir - Added 6/06
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #4 on: December 14, 2010, 08:16:36 PM »
I'm not ready to vote yet, but just pointing out that Crowne Plaza offers a free Breakfast while The Roosevelt doesn't seem to. Not that it really matters to me personally since I'm usually just a coffee guy, but to some the difference in daily rate versus breakfast might make it more comparable.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2010, 08:19:55 PM by numbersguy82 »
8/10- 73 cd4, 7%, and 300k VL *First Labs*
9/10- Started Norvir, Prezista, and Truvada
10/10- 511 cd4, 22%, and 886 VL
12/10- 498 cd4, 22%, and 106 VL
3/11- 529 cd4, 29%, and 101 VL
8/11- 620 cd4, 30%, and 74 VL- Switched to Atripla
10/11- 580 ce4, 30%, and 62 VL
12/11- 684 cd4, 31%, and FINALLY *UD*

Offline WillyWump

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #5 on: December 14, 2010, 08:30:28 PM »
The Roosevelt has a bar off the lobby:

Enjoy $3.50 martinis every day along with a variety of drink specials (determined every 30 minutes using a roulette-style wheel).

Kind of like gambling for martinis. I like that in a bar.

still deciding here.

-Will
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #6 on: December 14, 2010, 08:46:14 PM »
I'm not ready to vote yet, but just pointing out that Crowne Plaza offers a free Breakfast while The Roosevelt doesn't seem to. Not that it really matters to me personally since I'm usually just a coffee guy, but to some the difference in daily rate versus breakfast might make it more comparable.

A free breakfast for forty bucks more a night, plus the difference in taxes? Doesn't seem that much of a comparison to me, lol.
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
04/01/14 CD4- 898  42%   VL-

Offline odyssey

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #7 on: December 14, 2010, 09:11:10 PM »
Okay, so the AMG Coordinator did his part and found out the info on the hotels, now I'd like to contribute my math brain (well actually, my ability to use a calculator) and list the actual nightly costs of each hotel, taking the tax into account.

Sixth Avenue:
$99 a night + 15.6% tax  = $114.44 a night

Roosevelt:
$115 a night + 15.6% tax  = $132.94 a night

Crowne Plaza:
$155 a night + 15.6% tax  = $179.18 a night


So.. these are the actual nightly costs of each hotel. I thought this might give us all a better perspective and help us decide based on what we'd actually be paying.

odyssey
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
04/01/14 CD4- 898  42%   VL-

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #8 on: December 14, 2010, 09:19:16 PM »
I agree Odyssey -
Just to break it out with rate+tax x nights

Sixth Avenue $114.44 x 5 nights = $572.20

Roosevelt $132.94 x 5 nights = $664.70

Crown Plaza $179.18 x 5 nights = $895.90

Above nightly rates are with the 15.6% tax included per night

So, there is a $231.20 difference between what will be paid at Crown compared to Roosevelt -
If we base it onl Crown having breakfast that basically is a $42 breakfast --- something tells me there are places located close by that have breakfast for less than that. ;D


In regards to airfare (although I'm sue prices will change either up or down - especially if there are specials) but here are some airfares for the dates given -- this may also help when considering nightly rates for a hotel (when also considering air travel):
Fort Lauderdale $347            Philadelphia  $373          Dallas $372      London $1,072
San Francisco    $245            Charlotte     $284          Sydney Aus. $1,693   New Orleans $318
New Zealand    $1,889

Just a few select cities (Roundtrip --- using Expedia - but I'm sure there are other carriers that different rates)

A free breakfast for forty bucks more a night, plus the difference in taxes? Doesn't seem that much of a comparison to me, lol.
« Last Edit: December 14, 2010, 09:39:58 PM by phildinftlaudy »
September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Online Jeff G

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #9 on: December 14, 2010, 09:22:20 PM »
I'm liking the Roosevelt . final answer .

Offline odyssey

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2010, 09:33:23 PM »
I agree Odyssey -
Just to break it out with rate+tax x nights

Sixth Avenue $114.44 x 5 nights = $572.20

Roosevelt $132.94 x 5 nights = $664.70

Crown Plaza $179.18 x 5 nights = $895.90

Above nightly rates are with the 15.6% tax included per night

So, there is a $231.20 difference between what will be paid at Crown compared to Roosevelt -
If we base it onl Crown having breakfast that basically is a $42 breakfast --- something tells me there are places located close by that have breakfast for less than that. ;D



Yeah phil, somehow I have to agree with you. All of the hotels are located right downtown, so I gather there will plenty of places to eat, and we can willingly skip those charging 42 bucks for a freaking breakfast!
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
04/01/14 CD4- 898  42%   VL-

Offline odyssey

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2010, 09:39:00 PM »
I was just checking out the Roosevelt website again, and found this little tidbit:

Grand City Breakfast Buffet

Start your morning with your choice of bacon, eggs, cereals, pastries, fresh fruit, juices, tea and coffee—all for just $9.95 plus tax.

Now that seems reasonable. We could each get three or so days breakfast for what we'd be paying in extra just for the breakfast at the Crowne. And I wonder if we (more specifically the AMG Coordinator) could negotiate something with the hotel like he did for the Boston AMG for a discounted rate on the breakfast buffet if we agreed to use it a certain number of times?

odyssey
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
04/01/14 CD4- 898  42%   VL-

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #12 on: December 15, 2010, 03:25:17 PM »
Hey Everyone:

Of the 3 choices, the Roosevelt is probably the best optiion.  It's centrally located and economical.

It's only 3 blocks from the Westlake transit station (for those coming via the airport), just a couple of blocks from the monorail (Seattle Center), on the busline for Capitol Hill (nightlife), lots of shopping, food options, and close to the waterfront and Pike Place Market (all must do things when visiting Seattle).

It is an old hotel (landmark), I believe it was built in the 1920s, but has been renovated.  For those who went to SF it's kind of like that hotel but probably in better shape.

I stayed there once MANY MANY years ago, the rooms are kind of small as I recall, but dollar for dollar, value and location, this would be my selection of the 3.

RAB   ;D

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #13 on: December 15, 2010, 03:58:58 PM »
Roosevelt seems great for me

Offline WillyWump

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #14 on: December 15, 2010, 05:12:38 PM »
Gonna have to go with my buddy RAB on this one.

I vote Roosevelt.

-Will
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Last Labs-
6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #15 on: December 15, 2010, 06:04:26 PM »
I'm going to vote with RAB and Willy and go with the Roosevelt.  It seems like a decent place and I like how it's close to everything I'd like to see.

I'm hoping I can drag my mom with me this year, though it's not going to take much dragging.  :)

Katie
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #16 on: December 15, 2010, 07:00:33 PM »
Gonna have to go with my buddy RAB on this one.

I vote Roosevelt.

-Will

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #17 on: December 15, 2010, 07:46:06 PM »


 Roosevelt ! 

   A BAR in the loby  ?   YUM  :P


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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #18 on: December 15, 2010, 08:21:13 PM »
does the Roosevelt have aircond

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #19 on: December 15, 2010, 08:23:55 PM »
does the Roosevelt have aircond


Yes  ;D

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #20 on: December 15, 2010, 08:26:29 PM »
does the Roosevelt have aircond

Yes, they do. I posted above that I had called them and asked, and in fact that hotel is air conditioned, even though their website doesn't state that fact.

odyssey
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
04/01/14 CD4- 898  42%   VL-

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #21 on: December 15, 2010, 09:56:10 PM »
Hey Everyone:

Of the 3 choices, the Roosevelt is probably the best optiion.  It's centrally located and economical.

It's only 3 blocks from the Westlake transit station (for those coming via the airport), just a couple of blocks from the monorail (Seattle Center)....
RAB   ;D

What about those of us taking the train?  How far from Union Station?  I think Will mentioned there will be a few of us arriving together by train and if that's the case, we might need an escort to the hotel so we don't get shanghaied off to Tacoma.

Roosevelt sounds good to me. 
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #22 on: December 15, 2010, 10:40:41 PM »
The Roosevelt seems like the good choice. Its go my vote.

They even include a makeup mirror in each room, so RAB can put on his face before he saunters in for breakfast.

HUGS,

Mark
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #23 on: December 15, 2010, 10:47:25 PM »
Hey, So I live in Seattle.  Of the three you have narrowed it down to I would throw my 2 cents in.  The Roosevelt would be my choice.  It has the best location of the 3.  The 6th Ave inn is kind of "dumpy"
The Crown is ok too but the roosevelt has a better location (in my opinion). 

However, I have not actually stayed at any of them so I couldn't tell you what the rooms look like.

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #24 on: December 15, 2010, 10:53:06 PM »
I vote for the Roosevelt, Seattle sounds like it will be great fun.

Jody :)
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2010, 12:40:11 AM »
When in Seattle this summer, I walked by all three of these hotels (little did I know they would be on an AMG ballot.)  The 6th Avenue is dingy and in a somewhat undesirable location.  The Roosevelt is in a particularly good place relatively close to all mass transit.  Seattle is mass transit friendly in the first place.  No need to shell out the extra expense for a Crowne Plaza.

I vote for the Roosevelt.

Gary
Diagnosed Oct. 2005
10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #26 on: December 16, 2010, 04:41:03 AM »
roosevelt, or the green tortoise for the hosteling party types

this'll be my first time, yall go easy on me  :-\ also will be just after my first year with this bug  ;D

seriously though, what sort of party is this? pink togas or penguin suits? mild or wild?
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #27 on: December 16, 2010, 05:15:27 AM »
seriously though, what sort of party is this? pink togas or penguin suits? mild or wild?

Hippy Lady is bringing her mother...what kind of party do you reckon it's going to be... ;D

Having said that, some of the guys like to go out for a couple of nights and party hard...well, those that can stay up after 10 pm that is.. ;)

Go and enjoy it.
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #28 on: December 16, 2010, 09:42:50 AM »
Roosevelt.  Anyone interested in taking train from Chicago?  Our party train would last a lot longer!!!
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #29 on: December 16, 2010, 09:49:39 AM »
My concern may be way off base but isn't train travel going out west a bit unreliable ?

When I lived in San Diego I had friends come to visit from chicago . Two diffrent occasions and both times they had problems with late and broken down amtrack trains , I actually had to go to Vegas and pick up some friends once because the train broke down in the desert . 

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #30 on: December 16, 2010, 11:12:51 AM »
My concern may be way off base but isn't train travel going out west a bit unreliable ?

When I lived in San Diego I had friends come to visit from chicago . Two diffrent occasions and both times they had problems with late and broken down amtrack trains , I actually had to go to Vegas and pick up some friends once because the train broke down in the desert . 

Well the brochures don't say anything about that..... :)
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #31 on: December 16, 2010, 01:23:26 PM »
Hippy Lady is bringing her mother...what kind of party do you reckon it's going to be... ;D

Having said that, some of the guys like to go out for a couple of nights and party hard...well, those that can stay up after 10 pm that is.. ;)

Go and enjoy it.
Aroha
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Hippie Lady's mother... my guess is toga's and wild then.... am I right?

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01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #32 on: December 16, 2010, 01:58:51 PM »
Hippie Lady's mother... my guess is toga's and wild then.... am I right?

odyssey

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #33 on: December 16, 2010, 06:06:27 PM »
Roosevelt.  Anyone interested in taking train from Chicago?  Our party train would last a lot longer!!!

I've already researched trains because I'm terrified of flying and think it's a tad far to drive.  Leaving Cinci, we head to Chicago then to Seattle.  I'd be enterested in co-ordinating schedules.

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #34 on: December 16, 2010, 06:10:00 PM »
I'm still researching the 3 places, but I definitely eliminated sixth avenue.  The other 2 promptly answered whereas sixth avenue doesn't even have an answering service or voice mail.  I tried for an hour straight.  Although Roosevelt is looking pretty good.  Since they're both non-smoking, the Roosevelt looks like you can get outdoors the quickest.
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #35 on: December 17, 2010, 07:16:12 PM »
If the Roosevelt is as friendly as hotel in  San Francisco   you got my vote....

Nick

BTW.... definitely not taking the train......    have friends here in Dallas who have gone east   ( to  New York )  ..west  ( to L.A )  and north ( to Chicago)  on AMTRAK   have had problems every time.... delays of at least many hours   and in one case ( Chicago)  got stranded in nowhere overnight
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #36 on: December 19, 2010, 08:40:30 PM »
I like the Roosevelt, too. That's my vote!

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #37 on: December 20, 2010, 11:24:26 PM »
This is becoming a landslide.... unique circumstance when we are planning an AMG!  and a good sign too!
 :D

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10/05:  367 (26.2%), 24556 VL
01/06:  344 (24.6%), 86299 VL
04/06:  374 (22.0%), 87657 VL
05/06:  Began HAART 05/15/06, Combivir/Kaletra
07/06:  361 (27.8%), 1299 VL
10/06:  454 (32.4%), 55 VL
01/07:  499 (38.4%), UD
02/07:  Switched to Atripla 2/8/07
04/07:  566 (37.7%), UD
08/07:  761 (42.3%), UD
06/08:  659 (47.1%), UD
01/09:  613 (43.8%), UD
07/09:  616 (47.4%), UD
01/10:  530 (44.2%), UD
07/10:  636 (48.9%), UD
01/11:  627 (48.2%), UD
07/11:  840 (52.5%), UD
01/12:  920 (51.1%), UD
07/12:  857 (50.4%), 40
10/12:  UD
01/13:  710 (47.3%), UD
07/13:  886 (49.2%), UD
01/14:  985 (46.9%), UD
06/14:  823 (47.2%), UD

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #38 on: December 20, 2010, 11:33:26 PM »
This is becoming a landslide.... unique circumstance when we are planning an AMG!  and a good sign too!
 :D

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I'm too lazy to reread the entire thread.... has anyone even voted for either of the hotels that aren't the Roosevelt?

odyssey
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #39 on: December 22, 2010, 07:07:10 PM »
Yeah phil, somehow I have to agree with you. All of the hotels are located right downtown, so I gather there will plenty of places to eat, and we can willingly skip those charging 42 bucks for a freaking breakfast!

Cuteeeee.... yeah obviously I know $40 bucks for breakfast isn't a deal. However I wanted to say if someone was on the fence and trying to decide between the two then perhaps that may factor into their decision. Just for the record if the breakfastless hotel is chosen then I will be happy to take you out for breakfast.
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9/10- Started Norvir, Prezista, and Truvada
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12/10- 498 cd4, 22%, and 106 VL
3/11- 529 cd4, 29%, and 101 VL
8/11- 620 cd4, 30%, and 74 VL- Switched to Atripla
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #40 on: December 22, 2010, 07:10:16 PM »
Cuteeeee.... yeah obviously I know $40 bucks for breakfast isn't a deal. However I wanted to say if someone was on the fence and trying to decide between the two then perhaps that may factor into their decision. Just for the record if the breakfastless hotel is chosen then I will be happy to take you out for breakfast.


Ooh, is that an offer of a date? Me likey  ;D
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
04/01/14 CD4- 898  42%   VL-

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #41 on: December 22, 2010, 07:16:46 PM »
Cuteeeee.... yeah obviously I know $40 bucks for breakfast isn't a deal. However I wanted to say if someone was on the fence and trying to decide between the two then perhaps that may factor into their decision. Just for the record if the breakfastless hotel is chosen then I will be happy to take you out for breakfast.


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12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #42 on: December 22, 2010, 07:38:28 PM »
Lord you two aren't right... maybe you should "grab" breakfast together lol
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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #43 on: December 22, 2010, 08:06:23 PM »
Lord you two aren't right... maybe you should "grab" breakfast together lol

How was my response "not right"? Isn't taking someone out to breakfast a date? I just said I'd like that. At least I didn't mention anything that could be misconstrued as a sexual comment, lol. I'd love to have breakfast with you numbersguy82, even if its not a date. I find that a lot of times at these AMGs there aren't many people my age, so it'd be cool to hang out for awhile with another younger guy.

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01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
04/01/14 CD4- 898  42%   VL-

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #44 on: December 22, 2010, 08:10:54 PM »
I've received the contract from the Roosevelt.  However, I'll wait until the first of next year to sign and return it in case something take a turn in this thread between now and then.  You should be able to make reservations beginning the first week of 2011!

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« Reply #45 on: December 22, 2010, 08:14:13 PM »
I've received the contract from the Roosevelt.  However, I'll wait until the first of next year to sign and return it in case something take a turn in this thread between now and then.  You should be able to make reservations beginning the first week of 2011!

I'm old , can my estate get a refund if I don't make it till august .

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #46 on: December 22, 2010, 08:17:49 PM »
I'm old , can my estate get a refund if I don't make it till august .

Buy trip insurance dude! I plan to purchase it in case I can't go because of illness or something like that!

odyssey
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
04/01/14 CD4- 898  42%   VL-

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #47 on: December 22, 2010, 08:19:35 PM »
How was my response "not right"? Isn't taking someone out to breakfast a date? I just said I'd like that. At least I didn't mention anything that could be misconstrued as a sexual comment, lol. I'd love to have breakfast with you numbersguy82, even if its not a date. I find that a lot of times at these AMGs there aren't many people my age, so it'd be cool to hang out for awhile with another younger guy.

odyssey

You didn't say anything wrong I was just making a joke! I didn't know your age because your avvie, while adorable, leaves little clues and your profile is equally as mysterious. So you have attended these before? This will be my first.
8/10- 73 cd4, 7%, and 300k VL *First Labs*
9/10- Started Norvir, Prezista, and Truvada
10/10- 511 cd4, 22%, and 886 VL
12/10- 498 cd4, 22%, and 106 VL
3/11- 529 cd4, 29%, and 101 VL
8/11- 620 cd4, 30%, and 74 VL- Switched to Atripla
10/11- 580 ce4, 30%, and 62 VL
12/11- 684 cd4, 31%, and FINALLY *UD*

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #48 on: December 22, 2010, 08:24:33 PM »
You didn't say anything wrong I was just making a joke! I didn't know your age because your avvie, while adorable, leaves little clues and your profile is equally as mysterious. So you have attended these before? This will be my first.

Ohhh, okay. I don't pick up on jokes very well online, lol. I'm 24, and I like to think I'm as cute as a kitten. Well, I'm definitely into cuddling as much. Minus the claws. I went to the 2009 AMG in Boston. It was loads of fun. Lots of really nice people to meet. I couldn't make last year's in London, so I'm glad to go to this year's. I'm sure you'll love it too. Its a great way to meet people who are in the same boat, which is especially nice if, like me, you live in a small town and don't know many people with HIV. Hmm.... how else can I sell you on how great it is?
01/09/09- diagnosed HIV+
01/16/09   CD4-425    22%  VL- 32,415
11/09- started Reyetaz/Norvir/Truvada
03/10- stopped R/N/T
10/18/11   CD4- 328   20%  VL- 84,000
10/25/11   CD4- 386   22%
10/28/11- start Truvada/Reyetaz/Norvir
12/30/11  CD4- 523  29%
03/08/12  CD4- 503  31%  VL 57
07/02/12  CD4- 897  43%
08/31/12  CD4- 745  39%
12/27/12  CD4- 884  40%
03/28/13  CD4- 819  39%
07/19/13  CD4- 739  40%
10/17/13  CD4- 535  36%
01/16/14  CD4- 743  43%

02/14- switched from R/N/T to Tivicay/Epzicom because of CKD 3 suspected from tenofovir.

03/14- switched back to R/N/T due to severe nausea and inability to eat on T/E.
 
04/01/14 CD4- 898  42%   VL-

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Re: AMG Seattle 2011 Hotel Options / VOTE
« Reply #49 on: January 01, 2011, 07:15:32 PM »
Can't I just stay at RAB's house?

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