Transporters,

The dust hasn't even settled on our 2019 Reunion and we're already in mid-planning for 2020. That reunion will be held Wednesday Sept 2 through Sunday September 6, 2020 at the Rosemount Embassy Suites in Rosemount, Illinois. Rosemount is right next to O'Hare Airport and just a short train ride into downtown Chicago. It is the perfect site for a reunion and we already have big plans in the works to make it special and exciting. 

We are putting up our hotel reservation link early because this past year we ran well past the number of rooms we initially booked and blocked off. This year we've blocked a few more, but it will be a good idea to make your reservations now even if you're not completely sure you can come. Doing so helps us get a better estimated headcount too and helps us prepare food, beverages and transportation to events. 

Once we get further down the road planning the reunion events we will send out a notice that will allow you to register for the reunion itself. That will probably happen in late spring if not sooner. 

Hotel rates are as follows:

King room (Single or double occupant)  $119 plus tax 

2 Queen Bed Room (Single or double occupant) $139 plus tax

2 Queen Bed Room (Triple occupants) $159 plus tax (Quad occupants) $169 plus tax

Rates are good two days before and after reunion.

Every room is a two-room suite with a private bedroom and separate living area. Suites by O'Hare Airport offer TVs in each room, and living areas with sofa beds, armchairs, well-lit work tables, wet bars, refrigerators, microwaves and coffeemakers.

This hotel is 100% non-smoking. All suites have been recently renovated in March 2017.

Each room occupant will get a complimentary Cooked-to-order breakfast each morning and there is a 2 hour complimentary evening reception with drinks and light snacks each day from 1730 to 1930. 

Parking is discounted from $29 to $20 per night for MCATA attendees. Valet parking is $35. 

By clicking on the link below you can view the hotel facilities and rooms and make you reservations online. 

Note: Right now the online registration only lets you register for the actual advertised days of the reunion from 2-6 Sept. It WILL NOT allow you to add the extra 2 days before and after at the discounted rate as per our contract. We are working with the hotel to resolve this issue and will let you know when that is done. 

2020 MCATA Embassy Suites Reservation Link

If you wish to make reservations by phone you may do so by calling 847-928-7648. Be sure to identify yourself as attending the Marine Corps Air Transport Association Reunion to get the special rates. You will be required to guarantee your room using a credit card when you call in. 

The cut-off date for reservations is Monday, August 3, 2020 at 5 PM Central Time. 

If you missed this year's reunion you really missed a great time. San Diego was fun and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves. We're going to try to improve on that next year so mark your calendar now and stay tuned for more information. 

Semper Fi,

Rich

General Information:

The 2019 Marine Corps Air Transport Association Reunion and Convention will be held in San Diego, CA October 3-6 at the Handlery Hotel at 950 Hotel Circle in San Diego. The hotel is on Highway 8 just west of the Highway 5 interchange in Mission Valley. The hotel is older, but recently renovated. All rooms are on the first or second floors but there are no elevators, so those with mobility issues will want to specify a first floor room. We would also recommend you not get a room adjacent to the pool due to the noise. There are very limited disability rooms so it's advisable to reserve early. 

Early Bird Check in will be available Wednesday October 2 in the hospitality room. There you will find an open bar and snack food and plenty of Marine Corps camaraderie. That room will generally be open all day for your enjoyment. San Diego has much to enjoy and the weather in October will likely be ideal with temperatures around 62 degrees in the morning and 76 degrees in the afternoon. If you're planning to come to the reunion you might want to extend a few days to enjoy other sights and events too. 

We have some regularly scheduled events at the reunion as well.

Oct 2- Wednesday evening the Early Birds typically find a place to eat as a group.

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