Holiday Inn has not responded to my inquiries. Here is what is being offered:
Sleeping rooms: $135/night, Thursday through Sunday (currently block of 10 rooms)
Meeting rooms, Friday:
James Room- $350 per day (discounted from $700) 1075sq.ft.
Holgate Room- $250 per day (discounted from $500) 560sq.ft.
Hilton Garden Inn (1818 Maple Ave.)
Sleeping rooms: $132/night, King sized, Thursday through Sunday (currently block of 10 rooms)
Meeting room, Friday 8am to 11pm:
North Shore Salon C, 934 Square Feet, $250 per day, no setup
- Complimentary Breakfast included daily rate for up to two people per room per day
- Complimentary Parking included daily for all of the attendees
- Complimentary Internet Access throughout the hotel and in the meeting room
- 15% discount off of banquet Menus and in-house Audio Visual services
- No additional fees to bring in our Audio Visual
I am leaning toward the Hilton Garden Inn. I stayed there last year. It is nice and in general all of the Hilton Gardens are nice.
Of course none of the prices include taxes and lodging fees (roughly 15%.) For the 10 room block I am hoping that having an extra day, especially this long of a day, would be a draw for more people as we could have Friday for tinkering, building, breaking, programming, whatever, then Saturday at the library will be the standard Faire with presentations and gathering. I am hoping that Jon can help convince Hal this is a Good Thing.
Anyone who is down for Friday let me know. The more I we get to commit and attend the better... heck, even if people just want to take advantage of the block -- last year I paid $900 for my four-day stay (2x $204, 2x$196, plus taxes,) and that was the least expensive I could book.