I'm in sales for a large hotel chain. Trust me, if it were my hotel, I'd
be up around $200/night also.
My advice would be to book a room block and negotiate a lower rate. They
probably won't block rooms because they are reasonably certain they will
sell out, but as we get closer, it's worth a try. Even with a "lower"
rate, I would guess you would still be up around $160-180/room or so.
Avoid mentioning hamvention if you can.
...or bring a tent.
Mike DeChristopher, N0HI
> Hi Rich,
> At double the price they only have to sell 1/2 the rooms with 1/2 the
> cleaning expenses to come out on top. IMHO you and others are going to
> to turn more than 50% to another location to get their attention. They
> consider it a "captive audience", and that a certain percentage of people
> will just shrug their shoulders, and pay out the nose.
> I have seen this in a number of situations, in particular airline tickets
> certain cities when there is a LAAAAARGE convention being held. They look
> at the scenario in the light I presented above, and then anything over and
> above that is gravy and they are way ahead.
> Mis dos centavos.
> Milt, N5IA
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Richard F DiDonna NN3W" <email@example.com>
> To: <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Sent: Friday, July 02, 2010 6:26 AM
> Subject: [CQ-Contest] Wow....is there a new manager at the Crowne Plaza???
>> New rates for the CP have been out for a while. $210 a night? In
>> Somebody needs to talk some sense into the manager unless they want to
>> certain events going over to the Doubletree which can be had for half
>> 73 Rich NN3W
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