Friday, February 16, 2007

Hotel room-shuffling

We received notice from the hotel that they're overbooked for Thursday evening. This means that some people will be forced to stay in a different nearby hotel.
Here's an excerpt from the hotel's message:
Our hotel is currently over sold on this night. We will need to relocate 50 individuals within the PyCon group block. We will be relocating these individuals to the Spring Hill Suites and Quorum Courtyard. These two hotels are located about .5 miles from our hotel.
We will be providing shuttle transportation from these two hotels to our property for the days and times needed. Manny Soto, our Director of Event Planning and Operations and [Heather Halsted] will be calling the 50 Individuals directly to let them know which hotel they will be staying at.

Unfortunately there's nothing the PyCon organizers can do about this. If you're one of the relocated individuals and relocation would be difficult for you, please call the Marriott Quorum (sales: 1-972-855-5785; toll-free: 1-800-811-8664) and ask to speak to Manny Soto or Heather Halsted, or Jolyn Edwards, the Director of Sales and Marketing.

6 comments:

Ed Leafe said...

Isn't there any pressure we can place on them? At the very least, they should bump the later reservations, but they told me that they were just grabbing anyone from the PyCon group who was checking in on Thursday. I was bumped, and now I have to worry about moving my stuff around in addition to preparing for my Friday morning session.

A.M. Kuchling said...

Unfortunately, I don't think we can do anything. The contract with the hotel says nothing about priority for our attendees. Sorry.

Ed Leafe said...

I didn't mean to imply that I wanted any special priority as a PyCon attendee. I only meant that those who made their reservations should have priority over those who made theirs later. I asked this directly to Manny Soto when he informed me that we were being moved, and he said that there were reservations made after mine that were not getting bumped; they were specifically selecting the PyCon group.

zzzeek said...

looking at google maps it seems like the Spring Hill is basically the airport hotel, 1500 feet from a runway and not much else around. so this definitely sucks and it would have been nice if we knew ahead of time that reserving thursday was going to result in this...

change of venue/city next year ?

Jeff Rush said...

zzzeek, the Spring Hill is not as bad a location as it may look. The airport is question is a small regional airport, not a big one on which you can get lost. Also you are very close to the conference hotel; the conference is one-block south of Beltline and Quorum - Spring Hill is one-block norht of Beltline and Quorum. Basically there is a Marriott of some flavor near each of the four corners of that intersection.

Re change of venue, next year it will be in a different city, and probably with different issues.

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