AAPU 2023 Annual Meeting
St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands
AAPU’s annual program for 2023 will be held at The Marriott St Thomas in the US Virgin Islands Jan. 16-20th. The Hotel and grounds are currently undergoing a $250 million dollar rebuild after the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017 and will be completed in the Fall of 2022. This means that we will be staying and playing in a brand new resort! The Hotel will be comprised of 356 rooms and AAPU’s room block will be run of ocean at the rate of $425 plus tax per night and includes daily breakfast for two people. Group rates will be available 3 days pre and post meeting dates based on Hotel’s availability at time of booking. Round trip porterage fees are $12 per person and daily housekeeping is $6 per room per day. A daily resort fee of $35 includes non- motorized watersports, snorkel gear and pool toys, beach chairs and umbrellas, paddleboard lessons,
yoga and pilates classes, wifi, local and long distance calls, mixology classes and rum tasting 2 x per week, daily Manager’s reception, and in room water. It is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance with lingering restrictions due to covid and the fact that the hotel is currently under construction. However,
PLEASE USE THIS LINK TO BE ADDED TO A ROOM LIST FOR RESERVATIONS: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/1d514a75cd7a41a1bece1196893c28d2
Airport taxis are currently $35 per person one way and The Marriott is approximately a 15-20 minute
drive. Driving is on the left side.
The Marriott is situated on a dramatic peninsula overlooking Morningstar Bay with panoramic views. It is comprised of 356 rooms, 28 suites, 6 restaurants and lounges, 3 ocean view pools, 72 square feet of event space, spa, private dock, retail shops and the adjacent Noni Beach property on Morningstar Bay. Guests of The Marriott will share amenities with Noni Beach with the exception of their pool and fitness center.
St Thomas is a 32 square mile island in the US Virgin Islands and a gateway to the British Virgin Islands. It offers a multitude of beauty, culture and activities such as World class sailing, snorkeling, island hopping, zip lining, hiking, horseback and shopping. There is no sales tax in St Thomas! And although passports are not required of US citizens, you may want to make sure to bring yours in case of travel to the British Virgin Islands !
January temperatures average around 82 degrees F with evening temperatures around 70 degrees. Humidity is relatively low.
Please continue to monitor the AAPU website for further details. As the Hotel is in the final stages of a rebuild, we hope to have a reservation weblink or call in number available later this Spring.
We hope to see you in the breathtaking Virgin Islands for AAPU 2023
For additional information, please contact Maureen McCarthy, Meeting Planner at Global Meeting
Solutions. Maureen@global-meeting-solutions.com. 508 836 8848.
Travel Solutions is able to assist with flights, rental cars, trip insurance – Deborah@trvlsolutions.com