Rocket City Furmeet
Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 – 29, 2011 in Huntsville, AL!
What is Rocket City FurMeet? It’s an anthropomorphics or furry convention. It’s a get-together, a gathering of friends, a chance to make new friends, and much more. It’s primary purpose is to provide a place where furs can gather to have fun and be themselves; a place to be who we really are without having to worry about the mundane concerns we think about the rest of the year. In short, it is a fur meet.
Amongst RCFM’s many unique traditions are its science and technology oriented themes inspired by it’s close proximity to the US Space and Rocket Center, Marshall Space Flight Center, and the Redstone Arsenal. RCFM is also well known for it’s numerous food events aimed at keeping its attendees from having to wander away from the hotel very often for meals.
Embassy Suites Huntsville – Hotel & Spa
800 Monroe Street
Huntsville, AL 35801
Phone: (256) 539-7373
Fax: (256) 539-7374
All regular suite rooms are $109.00 per night at the RCFM room rate, which does not include specialty suites such as the Executive or Mayor’s Suites. Each additional adult after the first (or second for double occupancy) will have an additional charge of $10.00 per person. Everyone staying in the room must be noted on the reservation in order to receive the complimentary breakfast and/or Manager’s Reception.
The $109 per-night RCFM room rate is only available for reservation dates between May 23, 2011 to June 1, 2011. Make sure to mention the code “RCFM” when booking to receive the discounted rate, if you call the hotel directly. (The online-reservations link above automatically puts the “RCFM” code into the “Group/Convention” menu box.)
Guests wishing to stay before or after the dates mentioned above must contact the hotel directly to make a reservation. Either at the phone numbers above, or using the online reservations system.
(FYI – the regular room rate is $169 per night!)
Attendees have the choice of a room with two double beds or a single king-sized bed. All guests are encouraged to join the Hilton Honors Rewards program when booking to earn points toward future stays and items from Hilton Hotels Corporation. All rooms also have a full-sized pull-out sofa. All rooms have the following features:
- An oversized living room
- An oversized bedroom
- Two dual-line phones
- Two flat panel televisions with in-suite movies
- Digital Safe
- Wet bar
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Ironing Board
In addition, this Embassy Suites hotel has a number of ADA compliant Accessibility rooms that are available for reservation.
The hotel will also include a complimentary breakfast each day featuring made to order omelets and breakfast buffet. The breakfast buffet also offers Vegan Sausage and Vegan Bacon for those who prefer vegetarian items.
Each night (including weekend nights), all registered hotel guests will be able to enjoy the nightly Manager’s Reception! The Manager’s Reception features beer, wine and other drinks – as well as featuring several hot appetizers and snacks. Guests must be 18 to attend the reception and 21 to drink at the bar. ID is required to attend, as enforced by the hotel staff.
The hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from the Huntsville Airport to assist attendees who will be arriving by air for the convention.
The hotel has a nicely appointed exercise room and a beautiful indoor pool, which are available for the use of all RCFM attendees who are staying in a room at the Embassy Suites hotel.
There is a small coffee shop named Caffeina’s located inside the main lobby serving Starbucks coffee and drinks, as well as offering sodas and other sundries. The shop is open from 5am until 10pm each day.
The hotel has a day spa. The Spa Botanica is available to guests 16 and older during their stay at the Embassy. They offer a wide variety of treatments from facials to full body massages and wraps. Additional fees apply for Spa services, and guests are asked to make an appointment to ensure the best quality of service.
The hotel also features a Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse serving a full menu during lunch and dinner. There is a small banquet room available for groups that make reservations ahead of time. Ruth’s Chris also prepares the breakfast buffet each morning.