by Janet Dickelman
Have you been thinking about attending the 51st ACB conference and convention in Louisville? Here is all the information you'll need in a handy format.
Pre-registration pick-up: Thursday, July 5th
First tours: Friday, July 6th
Opening general session: Sunday, July 8th
Banquet: Friday, July 13th
Final tours: Saturday, July 14th
** Hotel Reservations
The Galt House
Make sure to mention that you are with the ACB convention.
Sandollar shuttle, $20 round trip from airport to hotel
Phone: (502) 561-4022
** Hotel Information
The Galt House features a variety of shops, restaurants, a spa and salon, a fitness center, and more.
** Restaurants and Lounges
Voted one of Louisville's best restaurants, RIVUE, our rooftop restaurant, features expansive views of downtown & the waterfront.
Café Magnolia is the perfect place to dine casually and enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner while savoring delectable eats.
Al J's at the Conservatory is in the center of it all and voted best place to "sit and drink." Grab a bite or beverage at the 30-foot aquarium bar, offering sweeping views of downtown and the waterfront.
Jockey Silks Bourbon Bar and Lounge offers a place to relax and unwind while choosing from over 150 Kentucky bourbons.
Thelma's at the Conservatory is a 24-hour deli for that caffeine fix whenever the desire hits. Select from the wide assortment of deli sandwiches, salads, specialty drinks and more.
Jeff Ruby's Steakhouse is a New-York style steakhouse specializing in steak, seafood and sushi and featuring a dynamic atmosphere with live entertainment.
The hotel features a rooftop outdoor pool featuring the Waterside Café for a cool drink or a snack.
** Xhale Spa and Salon
Transcending the traditional salon and spa experience, our philosophy at Xhale is to provide exceptional customer service that starts with understanding the importance of listening to our clients and providing services that are exclusive for each individual's needs and deliver the results they desire. Whatever that may be … a relaxing spa treatment, enhancing your image or a quick trim.
In our welcoming atmosphere of the ultra-chic salon and spa, Xhale believes that the ultimate salon-spa experience is ensuring that our clients feel relaxed, comfortable and satisfied.
The salon is open Monday through Saturday, 9 a.m. until at least 6 p.m.
** Club 360 Fitness Center
The state-of-the-art fitness center features high-tech, low-impact cardiovascular equipment, with each machine offering an individual LCD TV. There is also a large selection of free weights.
The daily charge for Club 360 is only $5; the weekly charge, $10.
** Boutique Shops
The hotel features 6 boutique shops located on the 3rd floor of the RIVUE Tower featuring everything from candy, jewelry, women's clothing, art and souvenirs.
We should have the tour schedule completed by the next issue of the Forum. Feel free to contact me with any questions; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org phone (651) 428-5059.