IMPORTANT LODGING INFORMATION FOR THE UPCOMING OGDEN CONVENTION
The convention headquarter hotel, The Summit Hotel and Conference Center, is in the process of remodeling its guest rooms as the hotel transitions to a Marriott Courtyard Hotel. The Summit Hotel has notified the UPHS that the remodeling is behind schedule and will not be done by our convention. The hotel will only have 88 rooms available and now is completely booked up.
The overflow hotel for our convention is the Ben Lomond Suites Hotel. The Lomond is holding 10 rooms of single and double beds in the name of the UPHS until July 7th. After that date those attending the convention can call and see what is available. This is a suites hotel, $89 per night and includes free breakfast, free WIFI and parking. The Ben Lomond Suites Hotel is about a block and a half for the Summit, and 1 block from the depot.
Here is the contact information for the Lomond Hotel:
- Ben Lomond Suites Hotel
- 2510 Washington Blvd.
- Ogden, UT 84401
Registration for the 2014 UPHS Annual convention in Ogden, UT continues. Please note that the convention registration fee will increase from $175 to $225 after July 1st, so please register for this year’s convention before the end of the month.
There are still a very limited number of seats available for the trip to the Golden Spike Monument and Historical site. If you intend to go to the site it is recommended that that you sign up for the tour as soon as possible.
The convention team is putting together a great program for this year’s convention. Here is an update on confirmed presentations at this year’s convention.
- Paul Burgess – “The Union Pacific Villa Grove Sub-Division”
- George Anderson – “Union Pacific Steam in Utah”
- Mark Amfahr – “”UP Traffic and Operations Through Ogden in the 1950s.”
- Jeff Asay – “The Salt Lake Trestle”
- Mel Johnson – “Ogden, UT in 1969”
- Mike McGinley – “The Great Salt Lake Fill”
- Lee Winten – “Ogden Railroad History”
- Rob Leachman — “Freeport Center and Clearfield Merchandise Trains”
- Wayne Monger — “Western Pacific’s Unit Potash Trains in Utah”
We hope to see you in Ogden. Please click here to view the most recent, updated convention schedule which includes the official convention registration form.
UPHS members planning to attend the Society’s annual meeting in Ogden, UT can book their room(s) at the Summit Hotel and Conference Center, the headquarters for this year’s convention. Please call the hotel to make your reservation.
Please click here for hotel room reservation information.
Posted June 26, 2014 reb