2015 National Convention
August 8 — 11, 2015
Due to the overwhelming response to our 2015 Convention, our host hotel, the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel has sold out over our convention dates! We have secured a new overflow hotel for guests at the Hyatt Regency Denver Hotel at Colorado Convention Center. Rates are $179 for single occupancy (includes breakfast for one), $189 double occupancy (includes breakfast for two), $199 triple occupancy (includes breakfast for three), $209 quadruple occupancy (includes breakfast for four). The Hyatt is located 3 blocks from the Sheraton at: 650 15th Street, Denver, Colorado 80202. Reservations can be made online at: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/disabledAMvetsoverflow or guests can call the Hyatt at 1-888-421-1442 to make their reservation. The room block, if calling is “Disabled American Veterans Overflow”. The stated rates in this room block offer will close on Friday, July 17, 2015.
If you have any questions or need further assistance please call Marcy Hilecher at 818-775-4558 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to seeing you at the DAV 2015 Convention and are excited about the increased attendance we are expecting.
“Arrive early and stay late in Denver!” Visit Denver
Denver really is exactly one mile high, making the air thinner and dryer. In fact, many people with respiratory problems move to Denver for the benefits of the dry air. The Denver Convention & Visitors Bureau offers the following tips for your trip this summer.
Before you travel to Denver, and while you are there, drinking plenty of water is the number one way to help your body adjust easily to the higher altitude. The low humidity in Colorado keeps the air dry, like the desert, so you need about twice as much water there as you would drink at home.
Monitor Your Alcohol Intake
In Denver’s rarified air, golf balls go 10 percent farther, but so do cocktails. Alcoholic drinks pack more of a wallop than at sea level.
Eat Foods High in Potassium
Foods such as broccoli, bananas, avocado, cantaloupe, celery, greens, bran, chocolate, granola, dates, dried fruit, potatoes and tomatoes will help you replenish electrolytes by balancing salt intake.
Watch Your Physical Activities
The effects of exercise are more intense up there. If you normally run 10 miles a day at home, you might try 6 miles in Denver.
Pack for Sunny Days
With less water vapor in the air at this altitude, the sky really is bluer in Colorado. But there’s 25 percent less protection from the sun, so sunscreen is a must. Denver receives over 300 days of sunshine each year (more than San Diego or Miami). Bring sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm.