2018 NYS AUA Annual Meeting

General Information


The Four Seasons Buenos Aires  
Situated in the heart of Buenos Aires' exclusive La Recoleta district, Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires is within easy reach of the capital's business and cultural attractions. 

Enjoy contemporary Argentinean cuisine prepared with Mediterranean flair in the casually elegant Elena at Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires. The adjacent split-level bar, Pony Line, features premium cocktails, top Argentine wines and a selection of fine teas.

The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Buenos Aires offers a full range of massages and spa treatments based on the Germain de Capuccini natural product line - designed to relax, detoxify and harmonise the body




The Park Hyatt Mendoza Hotel, Casino & Spa

Park Hyatt Mendoza Hotel, Casino & Spa, with its beautifully restored 19th-century Spanish colonial façade, is a prestigious five-star hotel. Located in one of the Great Wine Capitals of the World, the hotel is situated in the main business district in the centre of Mendoza, in front of Plaza Independencia.

Park Hyatt Mendoza Hotel is only 15 minutes away from Mendoza International Airport, and 90 minutes away from the Aconcagua Mountain.  Our luxury hotel in Mendoza is close to the most important vineyards and wineries of the region.

Delight yourself with our gastronomic options:  Bistro MGrill Q – Parrilla ArgentinaUvas Lounge & Bar, and Terrazas de la Plaza. Experience also Kaua Club & Spa and Regency Casino Mendoza.

Program Inclusions
Your trip package includes: six night deluxe accommodations, all group events as indicated on the program agenda and transportation to and from the airport on the program dates. 

Airline Reservations
Flight arrangements are not included in this package, however our travel agents will be more than happy to assist you. A service fee will apply. Our travel agents can be reached Monday - Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm at +1 800 726 5655 ext. 6. 


All U.S. citizens need a valid passport to enter Argentina. If you do not have a passport or your passport has expired, log onto www.state.gov for information on how to obtain a passport. Please be advised that obtaining your passport could take at least six weeks.


Travel Insurance

Please contact our Reservations department at +1 800 726 5655. If tickets are not purchased through McVeigh Travel, contact your travel agent or review the insurance options online with the airline carrier.



Argentina is predominantly a Spanish-speaking country.


Spring (September–November) is similar to autumn, with mild days and cool nights. Temperatures range from 20 °C (68 °F) in the north to 14 °C (57 °F) in the center, and 8 to 14 °C (46 to 57 °F) in most of Patagonia. Tierra del Fuego Province and the higher altitudes of the Andes have the coolest springs, with mean temperatures below 8 °C (46 °F). Temperatures grow warmer as spring progresses.


Comfortable, casual, and loose-fitting clothing and shoes are the key to relaxed travel. Clothes that do not wrinkle easily work best (i.e. khakis, dress slacks, casual blouses or sport shirts). Dressing in layers allows you to adjust to climate changes. 

For sightseeing or tours, be sure to pack for comfort. Light cotton slacks, khakis, shorts, jeans, T-shirts and sport blouses/shirts work well. Sneakers and sandals are suggested. 

Business casual attire is suggested for all Scientific Sessions and Welcome reception (jackets and ties optional).



The peso (established as the peso convertible) is the currency of Argentina, identified by the symbol $ preceding the amount in the same way as many countries using dollar currencies.


Most regions of Argentina are known for their beef-oriented diet. In Argentina the Spanish term,"Carne", which means meat, is assumed to be beef in Argentina.

A sweet paste, dulce de leche is another treasured national food, used to fill cakes and pancakes, spread over bread for breakfast, or served with ice cream. Alfajores are shortbread cookies sandwiched together with chocolate and dulce de leche or a fruit paste.


A traditional drink of Argentina is an infusion called mate (in Spanish, mate, with the accent on the first syllable [MAH-teh]). The name comes from the hollow gourd from which it is traditionally drunk. The mate (gourd) or other small cup is filled about three-quarters full with yerba mate, the dried leaves and twigs of the liex paraguariensis. The drink, which is rather bitter, is sipped through a metal or cane straw called a bombilla. Mate can be sweetened with sugar, or flavored with aromatic herbs or dried orange peel. Hot but not boiling water is poured into the gourd, drunk, then the mate is refilled. The mate is nearly full of leaves, so each refill only makes a small drink, but many refills are possible before the yerba is spent. In small gatherings it is traditional for one mate to be passed from person to person, filled by whoever has the kettle. It is customary not to thank the refiller routinely; a final gracias (thank you) implies that the drinker has had enough. Drinking mate together is an important social ritual. Mate cocido is the same leaf, which rather than brewed is boiled and served, like tea, with milk and sugar to taste.


Argentina is one of the safest countries in South America. Although you still must be careful of thieves and avoid distractions and demonstrations on the streets.

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