2012 Alliance MeetingThe Roofing Industry Alliance for Progress Member Meeting
3434 Peachtree Road
Buckhead's iconic Peachtree Atlanta hotel sets a new standard for comfort and elegance with guest rooms inspired by the timeless appeal of Southern gardens. You will be surrounded by an irresistible combination of Southern hospitality and sophistication at the Ritz-Carlton, which is ideally situated in the heart of Atlanta's most celebrated neighborhood. The Ritz-Carlton, a renowned landmark, offers effortless access to the city's finest shopping, dining and entertainment establishments.
The Alliance group room rate is $199 for a standard room with single or double occupancy. Attendees must make their reservations through the Alliance office to take advantage of the group rate.
If you are interested in attending the April Alliance meeting, please contact Bennett Judson at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at (800) 323-9545, ext. 7513.
Please note: the Alliance is responsible for paying attrition charges for sleeping rooms that are reserved and later cancelled. If a sleeping room cancellation occurs, Alliance members will be responsible for any related expenses incurred by the Alliance associated with the cancellation.
For those flying to hte meeting, the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) is located 20 miles from the hotel (approximately 27 minutes).
TaxisFollow the signs inside the airport to "Ground Transportation." The flat rate to Buckhead is $41.50 for one passenger, plus $2.00 for each additional passenger. All taxis accept cash; please inquire with the taxi driver whether credit cards are accepted.
Rental carsMost rental car companies have desks at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Follow the signs inside the airport to "Baggage Claim."
MARTA Transit SystemFollow the signs inside the airport to "Ground Transportation" and look for the MARTA station nearby. Take the North line going toward North Springs to the N7 Buckhead exit. Upon exiting the train, go toward the Peachtree Road exit. You will go North on Peachtree for two blocks. The Ritz-Carlton Buckhead will be to your left at the intersection of Lenox Road and Peachtree Road.
Tee times are being held for Saturday, April 21, beginning at 7:30 a.m. at Heritage Golf Links (formerly Celebrity Golf Club International.)
Heritage Golf Links was nominated as one of the "Best New Golf Courses in America" by Golf Digest magazine when it first opened in 1996. It is located just 10 miles from downtown Atlanta in Tucker, Ga. It is not the typical Atlanta golf course weaving through a home development. Heritage is a "core" golf course, thereby only having homes along its outside border, making for a traditional golf experience. The golf course is designed around a 20-acre lake with water in play on several holes. The course's rolling terrain and dramatic elevation changes provide stunning vistas. Undulating bent grass greens challenge golfers of all kinds, enjoying a reputation as one of the most unusual and best golf experiences in Georgia. For more information about Heritage Golf Links, visit www.heritagegolflinks.com.
We have two special social events planned for attendees and their spouses/guests. Our reception Thursday evening will be at The Cherokee Town Club, which was chartered in 1956 and is recognized as one of America’s premier private clubs. The Town Club occupies the famed Grant estate on West Paces Ferry Road, which is one of Atlanta's grand residences built during World War I. In 1997, Cherokee was named the "very best private country club" in America in an inaugural poll of thousands of leaders in private club management. The club was honored by the Club Leaders Forum by earning this mark of distinction in 2000, 2003, 2006 and again in 2009. Attire for the evening will be suits and ties for men and ladies will be comfortable in cocktail attire.
For our Friday evening reception and dinner, we have a special treat. Alliance members Bennett and Gayle Hutchison have extended an invitation to enjoy their southern hospitality. The Hutchison's have graciously opened their home and are hosting a good old fashioned backyard barbeque. The evening will be relaxed, casual and provide a great opportunity for getting acquainted with new members and catching up with old members. Casual attire is appropriate because the barbeque will be outdoors. You will want to bring a light jacket or sweater.
Transportation will be provided for the Thursday and Friday evening events.