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ACCOMMODATIONS

HOTEL:

The Historic Hotel Bethlehem located in downtown Bethlehem is the convention hotel.  Experience the elegance with modern amenities in the #3 Best Historic Hotel in the U.S., according to USA TODAY.  Special rates are available by calling (610) 625-5000 and requesting “Pennsylvania Latino Convention Room Rate” of $149.00 (subject to applicable local taxes).  To get the special room and parking rates, reservations must be made before September 29.    

PARKING:  

Hotel has a parking building connected to its facilities.  

CITY OF BETHLEHEM:

Bethlehem was founded over 250 years ago in 1741 when a religious group, members of the Moravian Church, purchased land where the Monocacy Creek flows into the Lehigh River. Bethlehem was christened on Christmas Eve, 1741, in a stable while the small group of Moravians were singing a hymn with the stanza “Not Jerusalem, Lowly Bethlehem.” Bethlehem is truly Christmas City, USA.

The Historic Hotel Bethlehem is a top rated hotel with an excellent location and more than 14,000 square feet of meeting and banquet space. Restored to its original 1922 grandeur, Historic Hotel Bethlehem’s floor-to-ceiling palladium windows provide dramatic views of the historic shopping district, and are amongst the National Trust Historic Hotels of America.

Bethlehem is a city of 75,000 people in eastern Pennsylvania – a city known for its rich colonial and industrial history. Today Bethlehem is experiencing an economic and cultural renaissance promising a future as bright as the city’s past.

PALC was created to serve as the annual gathering to ignite positive change in local communities across the state while ensuring key stakeholders are accessible, accountable and responsive to the needs of the Latino community.   

Pennsylvania’s Latino community is the fastest growing segment of the population, accounting for more than fifty-percent of the state’s population growth in the last two decades.  PALC aims to serve the Latino/Hispanic community through research, policy analysis, and local and state advocacy efforts. 

Our mission is to promote Latino/Hispanic achievements and preparation for local, state, national and global competitiveness by fostering excellence and ensuring equal access to all aspects of Pennsylvania’s shared prosperity and responsibility.

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