Jane Austen Society of North America
2008 Annual General Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
October 2-5

"Jane Austen's Legacy: Life, Love, & Laughter"

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Conference Hotel

The JASNA room rate at the Westin Michigan Avenue Hotel is sold out. The Westin is accepting reservations for the AGM but at a much higher rate.

Rooms at the Ritz Carlton

The AGM Committee has secured a block of rooms at the Ritz Carlton, two short blocks south of the Westin, for $279 a night (single or double). To reserve, call 312/266-1000 and ask for the special rate for the Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA). This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a luxury hotel at a reasonable price.

Other Options

If any reserved rooms at the Westin are cancelled, they will be returned to the JASNA block; you may wish to call the hotel periodically at 888/627-8385 or 312/649-7240 to see if rooms have become available.

We apologize for any inconvenience,
Chicago AGM Committee


The Westin Michigan Avenue, 909 North Michigan Avenue, is located in the heart of Chicago's Magnificent Mile. John Hancock Center with its observatory, shops, and restaurants is directly across the street. Water Tower Place (100 stores and restaurants), shops at 900 North (including Bloomingdales), the Museum of Contemporary Art, the Old Water Tower with a tourist office, and Lake Michigan are all within a few blocks. 

Recently renovated guest rooms include coffee/tea maker, mini-bar/refreshment center, iron and ironing board, in-room safe, two telephones, and 24-hour room service. The guaranteed JASNA rate is $225 plus 15.4% tax for one or two guests. Additional guests are $25 per night; rollaway beds are available in king bedded rooms for an additional charge. This rate is available only until September 2. Please note all public areas in Chicago, including hotel rooms, are non-smoking. Contact the hotel at 888-627-8385 and mention code JASNA 2008 AGM or copy the following link into your browser to reserve online:  http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/janeausten.

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