The ASR Meeting Hotel for 2015 is the Renaissance Blackstone Chicago Hotel, 636 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60605, which is located immediately adjacent the main ASA conference hotel. The ASR rate is $214 per night for a room with a single king-size bed and $234 per night for a room with two queens. Internet access is free inside the guest rooms. These are fairly reasonable rates for a luxury hotel in the cultural heart of the city. According to ASR’s contract with the Renaissance Blackstone, ASR members should be able to enjoy these low rates for up to two days before the conference three days after, depending on room availability at the time of booking. The best way to guarantee the availability of a room at these rates during your anticipated stay is to book your room early because the number of rooms that the hotel makes available at the ASR rate outside of the official program dates is lower than the number of rooms it makes available at the ASR rate during the official program dates.
Important note regarding reservations — The early bird gets the worm!
There is no cost to you for making your hotel reservations before you learn that your paper proposal has been accepted, because hotel reservations can always be cancelled. A good piece of advice is to make your hotel reservations as early as possible, and then if you later learn that you are not on the program or that you cannot attend the conference, you can always cancel your hotel reservations at that time.
The cutoff date for making ALL reservations is Monday, July 29, 2015.
Guests may make their reservations as early as they wish using one of the following methods:
Guests can make reservations online by clicking here
(When calling, guests should request a room under the Association for the Sociology of Religion room block to reserve at the discounted rate.)
Please note that ASR’s ability to rent meeting room space at an affordable price is dependent on our members registering at the conference hotel. Your decision to stay at the JW Marriott has a direct, positive financial impact on ASR.