REUNION 27-30 July 2006 in BERLIN!
The announcement was made in May 2003 at our Asheville, NC Reunion.
We're going to BERLIN!!!
The hotel has been selected and reserved. We'll be at:
Hotel Steglitz International on Albrechtstrasse
ALERT! ALERT! ALERT!!!!
AS OF MARCH 31, 2006 OUR HOTEL HAS SOLD OUT AT LEAST ONE NIGHT OF THE REUNION WEEKEND!!!
Therefore we have secured an "overflow hotel." The new hotel is still under the Best Western flagship and
is called the "Queens Hotel BERLIN City West." Please note: Booking a reservation will remain the same as
outlined below. Even though you will be booking on line with our Primary Hotel your reservation will be
secured at the "Best Western- Queens Hotel" by our Best Western Management. The benefit of this is
that "should a cancellation" come up at the Primary Hotel, ie: Best Western-Hotel Steglitz International
your reservations will move into the cancellation slot in the chronological order that they were received.
Should no cancellations, or not enough cancellations facilitate your reservation being moved to the
Primary Hotel, then you will remain at the overflow hotel, the Best Western-Queens Hotel. This Hotel is
6 u-bahn stops away (on a direct line) from the primary hotel. Physical address is: Guntzelstrasse 14
The single rate remains at 70 Euros per night, but the double rate is slightly less at 76 Euros, all excluding
breakfast. Their website is: www.queens-hotel-BERLIN.bestwestern.de BUT AGAIN, you need to follow
the booking instructions below to secure this rate and the possible cancellation benefit.
You can make reservations at the below website:
Click on "corporate bookings" from the left index
Then enter "Brats" in the "Room Allotment Code" section
Select "Room type"....being sure to read "show description"
Enter "dot" in arrival, select date from calendar (watch out here, the week starts with Monday, not Sunday)
Go back, enter "dot" for departure, select date
Then proceed down the reservation page.
Our rates include all the service and VAT taxes:
E 70 (70 euro) per room per night: Single Occupancy
E 80 (80 euro) per room per night: Double Occupancy
The hotel is family owned but now falls under the Best Western International hotel chain.
It is very much an American-style hotel.
Immediately across the street from the hotel is the Rathaus Steglitz U-bahn stop, out the back door is a major bus transfer station. Next to the U-bahn entry is a small urban park that holds a flea market every Sunday.
We are within walking distance of several banks, ATM machines, curry stands, coffee/pastry
shop, shopping, restaurants and American staples like McDonalds, KFC, etc.
The Reunion dates will be July 27 - July 30th, 2006 however, the hotel is reserved
from Saturday, July 22nd through Saturday, August 5th for those wanting to spend more
time in BERLIN for the same discounted rate.
When you book your reservation the hotel will immediately charge you for the 1st night's stay.
(please note: This is not a hotel policy but one we requested.) At our last reunion "speculators"
reserved out our hotel months in advance causing those that officially registered to book with
an overflow hotel. Calls and/or emails then had to be placed to each non-attendee to release their
rooms, and then one-by-one move the attendees over to the principle hotel. By setting up this
initial charge we hope to prevent some of this from reoccurring.
Additionally please note: With any overseas transaction you will need to check with your credit card
company if they will charge a conversion fee for handling any foreign currency transaction.
We have received permission from both the former Thomas A. Roberts and
BERLIN American High School to tour our former schools and to even hold a possible
dance in BAHS!
Games leading up to the World Cup will be taking place in Germany from June 9th to
July 9th with the finals being in BERLIN. We had to avoid this period and then tried to
coincide with the many requests we had to attend during the German-American Volkfest,
which begins on July 25.
Lastly, our members also requested we avoid the school year.
All 3 active decades (ie: the '60's, 70's and 80's) have complications with kids, step kids and
grandchildren in school, performing in major events or have graduation periods they
needed to avoid.
We are pleased we were able to meet all 3 of the top
requests: visiting the school, attending the Volkfest and avoiding the calendar
However, this does mean we will face higher airline fares during this
With the requests for a BERLIN Brats Reunion in BERLIN many indicated they would
need two (2) years to save for the big event. We hope that with the additional year's notice,
with the Reunion being announced in Asheville in May of 2003, that everyone has already
started those BERLIN Saving's Accounts?!!!
Please share this information with every BERLIN Brat you know including our Teachers! We want everyone to attend, know how the dates were selected and that their requests were honored.
Visit this site often for more information or contact your Class Contact via the Class Contact page.
Class Contacts are always the first to know.
Make sure you have submitted current mailing information, tele #'s, your class year and the years you were actually at the old high school (TAR) or the new high school (BAHS) so you can be added to the Alumni Database and will receive the REUNION REGISTRATION PACKAGE when it gets mailed later this fall.
Forward that info to:
We look forward to seeing you in BERLIN in '06!!!
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