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Conference Hotel Almost Sold Out!

 9:45 pm on Sep 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Just a quick heads up that there are very few (less than 20?) rooms to go at the Renaissance Las Vegas for PubCon 10.

If your are coming to the conference - it is advisable to get a hotel room - ANY hotel room that you can because there are 3 conferences that have just been moved from New Orleans to Vegas during our week.



 10:15 pm on Sep 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

Oops ,i just called them and seems its already soldout :(


 10:18 pm on Sep 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

You can still get in at the higher rate if you wish.

We are talking with other hotels to find alternatives.


 11:00 pm on Sep 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

It looks like there aren't any rooms available from the 14th to the 17th. Alternatives? Which hotels are close?


 11:04 pm on Sep 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

There are like ten's of thousands of rooms in Vegas, why such a "Get it now" type of post?


 11:06 pm on Sep 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

All rooms at the Renaissance are now sold out for all three nights. Looks like it's going to be a great conference, Brett!


 11:23 pm on Sep 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

> why such a "Get it now" type of post

A couple of reasons.

First, and most important, BT said: If you are coming to the conference - it is advisable to get a hotel room - ANY hotel room that you can because there are 3 conferences that have just been moved from New Orleans to Vegas during our week.

Also, we have had special rates available at this particular hotel, and it's always a great idea to stay as close as possible to friends and other conference-goers. Makes life easier.


 11:30 pm on Sep 6, 2005 (gmt 0)

> Other hotels

The Hilton is on the other side of the Convention Center.

There is also another Marriot just a block to the west.
The Riviera is also a block or two away.

Finally, any of the hotels with Tram stops are perfect, because the tram exit walkway is right in front of the convention center at the point where the conference is taking place.

> get it now

Vegas runs 98% occupancy.


 3:33 am on Sep 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Ok , seems Hilton is the only other decent hotel near the convention center .Just booked via orbitz, it was approximately $114/night after tax .


 4:19 am on Sep 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Yeah there were already very steep rates for Vegas hotels even before the conferences moving from NOLA. Also a few of the casino hotels having blacked out/sold out dates already for the weekend before our conference. There must be some big conferences in town the week before.


 4:55 am on Sep 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

> why such a "Get it now" type of post

Because Las Vegas can have extreme swings in the room rates and a few hours difference can mean hundreds of dollars. A room can be $79 one night and $399 the next. Rates were already on the higher side a few weeks ago and they are now going much higher. There are many things happening, from NO conferences being added to the week to a movie premier and boxing. The other crazy thing is when a big event happens in Las Vegas, like a fight or in this case The Rolling Stones, the town goes crazy. Many more people come to town for the increased money and pulse of the city than actually go to the big events. I live nearby so I see it all the time. They've even featured that strange phenomenon on the tv show CSI.

And another note, by far, most Las Vegas shows, theaters and clubs go dark from early December until Christmas, so November can actually get fairly busy as travelers discover that planning their trip and move the dates up. The growth of this city just escalates every year if not every day. Every time I drive, it seems like another 3,000 people are on the road in front of me cutting me off.


 4:21 pm on Sep 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

We grabbed another block of rooms - order quickly - they won't last long...


 6:26 pm on Sep 7, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanks Brett ,I just booked in Renaissance and cancelled hilton :)


 10:16 am on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thanx Brett, I've got mine as well :-)


 6:51 pm on Sep 8, 2005 (gmt 0)

I already booked my room at the Hilton.

$52/night through Travelocity if you pay for it now. $121 total including tax for two nights.

PS: I have been reading here for years, but decided that if I am going to PubCon, I might as well participate in the community.


 4:09 am on Sep 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

SFreader -

are you sure you have the right dates? I see $98+
at other sites and nothing at Travelocity for the Hilton at Convention Center.


 12:02 pm on Sep 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

if you book it with a flight Joe.

Welcome to the fold SFReader...


 2:30 pm on Sep 9, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thank you Brett.

Joeduck, I just checked November 14, 15 & 16 and travelocity has gone up only $2.6 from $52 a night to $54.60

That is without booking the flight through them.

Looks like the deal is not available the night of the 17th, but I am not staying that night.


 4:34 am on Sep 10, 2005 (gmt 0)

Thx SF - I'd searched "hilton" and needed "las vegas hilton" - got the good rate for the 3 nights...



 8:06 pm on Sep 13, 2005 (gmt 0)

Anyone looking for cheap hotel rooms?

Hey everybody, our main office is in Las Vegas and here are a few tips if you haven't been to Sin City in awhile. The monorail has made it easier to get to the Convention Center (if the wheels don't fall off) and has made some of the strip hotels very accessible. The Sahara is a stop away and currently their website is booking rooms for $38 a night.

Imperial Palace (which is also a monorail stop) is usually cheap but it looks like they're getting pretty full because it's not as cheap as it usually is.

Circus Circus is about a 1/2 mile walk (walking in Las Vegas?) and you can get it for $39.95 a night directly through their website.

These hotel recommendations are for those on an extremely tight budget and who are there to sleep off their hangovers.



 6:20 pm on Sep 21, 2005 (gmt 0)

Are there any good rates left at the Hilton?

Looks like the renessaince is totally sold out, even at a higher rate.

This is my first confererence and it looks like I already learned a few lessons. Get in early :)

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