I always found that the day of or a little before, rooms opened up at all
the conventions I've attended (New York, Minneapolis and Washington DC)
In Boston, we are recommending you call the Sheraton, which is right
attached to the Hynes Convention Hall. They will match the Hilton's prices.
The Marriott is a little more. Yes Sharon, the Marriott is nicer and closer
to the fancy shopping mall, but the NAEA always goes with the Hilton.
Classes and workshops after 6 PM will be held at the Hilton.
From: Sharon Henneborn [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2004 10:37 AM
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Subject: Re: NAEA hotel rooms?
If the rooms are sold out now you can try again the last month as the
conference gets closer. People and organizations reserve rooms in
blocks and then the last few weeks finalize the actual number they will
need. Often rooms open up. You may not get the convention rate at
that time but AAA, Hilton Honors free membership and other discounts
rates are usually comparable.
i never waited for approval to book my room because canceling a room
costs nothing. At least I have the room pinned down. Air line tickets
i have to wait but not hotel reservations. I reserve those right after
conference each year for the next year.
Don't give up on the Conference hotel if that is important to you.
Every location each year has its own unique hotel contract.
I was told that the Marriott is the nicer hotel in Boston.