Buen Provecho: Celebrating and Exploring the Richness of Latin American, Caribbean and LatinX Food and Drink
June 5 – 8, 2020
University of California, Davis
Sacramento, California

Sacramento, California:
Sacramento is the capital city of California and is located over two hours to the Northeast of San Francisco. Currently, Sacramento is experiencing a true renaissance. It is alive and buzzing with new sights, sounds, and smells. As America’s Farm-to-Fork Capital, it fuses surrounding farms with local restaurants, which led to the explosion of its farm-fresh food scene. It is one of California’s most affordable and accessible cities, served by 150 flights daily. The nucleus of Sacramento’s food, art, music, and entertainment scenes include Old Sacramento historic district and the vibrant Midtown with its tree-lined streets, old Victorians, upscale lofts, boutiques, bars, clubs, and cafes.

Source: “Visit Sacramento”

Please write Roberto C. Delgadillo, Local Arrangements Chair, at for recommended attractions in Sacramento.

Most of SALALM LXV’s (June 5-8, 2020) meetings and activities will take place at the Embassy Suites Sacramento-Riverfront Promenade Hotel. However, on Friday, June 5, Day 1 of the conference, SALALM LXV participants will travel to the University of California-Davis on chartered buses. UC Davis will provide space and resources for many activities: committee meetings, Librero-Librarian consultations, special tours of UC Davis’s unique wine educational facilities, a Special Collections exhibit of examples from what renowned wine writer Hugh Johnson called “the greatest wine library in the world,” including 30,000 books in more than 50 languages, rare books and manuscripts, historic records and research data, and materials in every medium, from wine labels to videos, and a host reception in the Shields Library Courtyard.

Source: “Alumni & Friends: Inside the ‘Greatest Wine Library in the World’”

Enjoy the best of historic Old Town Sacramento and the modernity of downtown. The centrally-located Embassy Suites Sacramento-Riverfront Promenade Hotel provides a comfortable all-suites experience. Committee Meetings and Panels will take place in conference rooms with AV equipment provided by UC Davis. The Local Arrangements Chair will help coordinate volunteers to handle onsite registration, AV needs, and assistance with vendor material breakdown and storage. Space, with lock and key, has been arranged for vendor materials at the hotel. The Conference Hotel will provide free airport shuttle service to conference attendees at Sacramento International Airport. To help make this process as smooth as possible, please provide the arrival and departure times and dates via email to Roberto C. Delgadillo at for coordination with hotel staff.

Hotel Address:
Embassy Suites by Hilton Sacramento Riverfront Promenade
100 Capitol Mall
Sacramento, California 95814
Tel: +1-916-326-5000
Fax: +1-916-326-5001

Conference Hotel Room Reservation Deadline:
A block of rooms has been reserved for June 4, 2020 – June 9, 2020. The special room rate will be available until May 14th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Hotel Guests Can Make Reservations in Three Ways:

  1. Go to the SALALM Website and look for this link:
    Conference Hotel Web Page Address:
  2. Go to and make a reservation using the group/convention code: UCD.
  3. Call +1 (916) 326-5000 and ask for the UC Davis – SALALM LXV discount rate.

WI-FI Service:
Wi-Fi throughout the hotel will be provided free of charge to all SALALM participants. Generally, Hilton Hotels charge a fee of $12.95 per night to any guests who are not Hilton Rewards Members. Thus, disregard the verbiage on the website stating that you will be charged a nominal fee daily for Wi-Fi; this does not apply to SALALM members or conference participants.

The Conference Hotel provides a free, cooked-to-order breakfast and manager’s reception daily in the early evening. For lunch and dinner, the breakfast and reception space has a café with hot and cold a la carte choices, including sandwiches and pizza; and the higher-end Tower Bridge Bistro provides the opportunity for a more leisurely sit-down meal. Many additional coffee shops and restaurants are within walking distance.

Hotel Parking:
On-site valet parking is available at $8.00/hour up to a maximum of $32.00/day. These charges will be paid individually to the hotel.
For more information and other non-hotel parking go to:


Hotel Staff:
Please note that this is a wonderful but busy hotel and it can be a challenge sometimes to get someone on the phone when calling from outside. The Local Arrangements Committee suggests that attendees take advantage of all of the online tools to make reservations, provide your flight information to ensure shuttle pickup, and correspond with indicated specialists regarding shipping of books or anything else. Please be assured that once at the hotel, the staff is very attentive and we expect that you will all be very pleased!

For additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact:
Roberto C. Delgadillo, Local Arrangements Chair, at