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1 YDA by the Bay August 3 rd -7 th, 2005 Holiday Inn Golden Gateway San Francisco, CA

2 Holiday Inn Golden Gateway Located on the tip of the Nob Hill area of the city YDA will be located exclusively on the top floors of the hotel to allow other guests to sleep at night and allow us to keep up our reputation Close to major SF attractions, food, entertainment, civic center, and Union Square

3 Hotel Features 499 Guest Rooms 5 Suites 421 Non-Smoking Rooms 232 Double-Bedded Rooms 267 Single-Bedded Rooms Downtown/City Center 2001 Last Renovation Date CA1449 FEMA Property Number 26 Floors Cocktail Lounge 2 Restaurants Rental Car Desk: City Rental Car Tour Desk: In Gift Shop Pool

4 Meeting Facilities 6 Meeting Rooms ft²/ m² of Meeting Space 7 Sales & Meeting Professionals On Site Largest Room Capacity: 650 Theatre Style; 500 Banquet Style Largest Room Measurements: ft/30.48 m x 56.0 ft/17.07 m Smallest Room Capacity: 10 Banquet Style Smallest Room Measurements: 15.0 ft/4.57 m x 16.0 ft/4.88 m (ceiling height = 8.17 ft/2.49 m) 5600 ft²/ m² of exhibit space 'x10' Booths can be accommodated Available through our video conference company. Ballrooms, pre- function rooms, break-outs, hospitality suites and conference rooms are available.

5 Room Amenities FREE Wireless Internet Access Bathtub Cable / Satellite TV Coffee Maker Color TV Connecting Rooms Crib Free Morning Newspaper Delivered to Room Hairdryer High-speed Internet Access In Room Movies - Pay Per View In Room Movies - Premium Cable In Room Video Check-out In Room Video Games Available Individually Controlled Air Conditioning Iron / Ironing Board Phone with Voice Mail Private Bathroom Refrigerator (full) Rollaway Bed/Cot Separate Hanging Closet Sofa-bed Video Review / Checkout Work Desk w/ Lamp

6 Nearby Attractions Golden Gate Bridge/Golden Gate Park (2 MI/ 3.22 KM ) Pier 39/Fisherman's Wharf/ Alcatraz (1.5 MI/ 2.41 KM) Union Square/ Chinatown/ Financial Center (1 MI/ 1.61 KM) Moscone Convention Center (2 MI/ 3.22 KM) California Cable Car line (0 MI/ 0 KM) City Hall (1 MI/ 1.61 KM) Muir Woods (15 MI/ KM) China Town/North Beach (1 MI/ 1.61 KM) Financial District (1 MI/ 1.61 KM) Union Square (1 MI/ 1.61 KM) Presidio (1 MI/ 1.61 KM) Golden Gate Park (1.5 MI/ 2.41 KM) Haight/Ashbury (1.5 MI/ 2.41 KM) Japantown (1 MI/ 1.61 KM) Ghirardelli Square (0.75 MI/ 1.21 KM )

7 Offsite Social Activities Including: Buddah Lounge, Holly Cow, Mr Smiths & Red Devil Lounge

8 Wheres the Party at… Shadow Lounge, Luna, one8one & DNA

9 Room Costs The SF Convention Host Committee is providing a $30.00 dollar a night subsidy for the first 200 people who book their rooms (suites excluded) at the Holiday Inn Golden Gate. The process for receiving this subsidy will be the same as marking a reservation. The hotel will keep track of the number of people that have made reservations and will charge individuals appropriately and charge the master account for the additional $30.00 dollars. The following rates have been offered to our group: Hotel Price YDA price Run of the House (Best room avail) single$ $99.00 Run of the House (Best room avail) double$ $99.00 Run of the House (Best room avail) Triple$ $ Run of the House (Best room avail) Quad$ $ Bdrm Suites Single and Double$ $ Bdrm Suites Triple $ $ Bdrm Suite Quad$ $ Hotel reservations can be made by calling the hotel at by 7/11/05 at 12:00 AM and by stating you a member of the Young Democrats Group and the rates above will be honored.

10 ADA Compliance The meeting rooms & guest rooms are ADA compliant. A total of 13 guest rooms are ADA compliant. Of the thirteen, seven of these have roll-in showers and the rest have chairs for bathing. The suites are wheelchair accessible.

11 Booking Flights to the Bay Area CALL YDA by the Bays Official Airline, UNITED: You may choose a 5% discount off any published airfare, including First Class OR a 10% off the unrestricted, fully refundable coach fare. Note: Receive additional 5% discount off tickets purchased 30 days in advance! Or you may choose Area Pricing, a fixed air fare rate to your meeting based on geographical location. Area Pricing must be purchased at least 7 days in advance. Book tickets by calling: & make sure you refer to ID Number 529PK. Reservation Agents are on duty 7 days a week from 8 AM to 10 PM EST. You can fly into either Oakand (OAK) or San Francisco (SFO)

12 Getting to the Hotel Several options exist from OAK and SFO: BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) leaves from both airlines and takes you into the downtown area From there, you can take a cab, the Muni (bus system), or a Cable Car on the California Line to the hotel Cab Limousine Supershuttle (Use the free coupon)

13 Speakers List (Note: This is a partial list of invited speakers) Gov. Bill Richardson (NM) Gov. Ed Rendell (PA) Mayor Gavin Newsome (CA) Gov. Jennifer Granholm (MI) Gov, Janet Napolittano Sen. Dick Durbin (IL) Rep. Mike Honda (CA) Gov. Mark Warner (VI) Sen. Edward Kennedy (MA) Sen. Evan Bayh (IN) Sen. John Kerry (MA) Chairman Art Torres (CA) Tresurer Phil Angelides (CA) Harold Ford Jr. (TN) DNC Chair Howard Dean Gov. Candidate Chris Bell (TX) Rev. Susan Johnson Cook (DNC- NY) Rev. Al Sharpton (NY) Former Sen. John Edwards (NC) Former Cong. Dick Gephardt (MO Al Franken Tim Robbins Rob Reiner Michael Moore Rep. Nancy Pelosi (CA) Sen. Barbara Boxer (CA)

14 HOW CAN YOU HELP? Request a speaker! (See hand-out) Post blogs about YDA by the Bay! Include link to your State organizations website!


16 1 ST Step! REGISTER FOR YDA BY THE BAY! Log on to and create a user (Note: User accounts are free and you can register multiple attendees all at once!) Register for YDA by the BAY! ($50/person)

17 2 ND Step! MAKE HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS! Online booking link: (link will be on OR Phone: by JULY 11TH at 12:00 AM! (Note: Identify yourself as a member of this group!)

18 3 rd Step! BOOK FLIGHTS TO THE BAY Area! CALL YDA by the Bays Official Airline, UNITED: (see handout for special discount details) Book tickets by calling: & make sure you refer to ID Number 529PK You can fly into either Oakand (OAK) or San Francisco (SFO)

19 Youre Done! We will provide you with a Travel Tip Info Kit, which will include: Confirmation of your registration Transportation information to & from the Hotel! Convention Packet SuperShuttle Coupon from YDA by the Bay

20 Additional Information

21 UNITE-HERE Local 2 Dispute Timeline June 04 - YDA by the Bay chosen by YDA National Committee, convention contract signed August 04 – Hotel contracts with employees expire Sept. 04-January 05 – Employees strike, are locked out, and cooling off period ensues Feb 05 – Hotel Employees make an offer May 05 – YDA by the Bay pulls convention from Westin May 31, 2005 – Hotels make counter-offer, rejected by hotel employees

22 Alcohol & Food Policy Due to licensing and insurance requirements, all food and beverage to be served on Hotel property must be supplied and prepared by Hotel. In addition, no remaining food or beverage shall be removed from the premises. At the conclusion of the function, such food and beverage becomes the property of Hotel. Food and beverage prices are subject to a 20% service charge and applicable taxes. Personal food and beverages may be taken to guest rooms (but no outside catering)

23 Suite Requests A limited number of suites can be reserved for the convention. To request a suite, please Abigail Trebilcock, YDA by the Bay Logistics Director, at We will review each request but we do not anticipate that the suite capacity will be adequate for the number of requests we receive. The San Francisco Convention Committee will do our best to prioritize and accommodate the guests who request suites.

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