26 March 2014
Jamboree - Marriott Hotel Room Availability
We have seen an unprecedented number of room reservations come through already this year. The good news is that it portends a great Jamboree. The not-so-good news is that, even though the room block was expanded, we are facing a challenge regarding lodging rooms.
At the time of this email, here is the status:
1. All Jamboree rooms at the Marriott are sold out on Wednesday and Thursday, June 4 and 5.
2. Marriott $155 rooms are still available, though in limited quantity, for Friday and Saturday.
3. An overflow hotel, the Courtyard by Marriott, has been added. The cost of the Courtyard room is $155, just like at the Marriott, and it's just a mile away. Shuttle service will be provided at no charge between the two hotels. The Courtyard has free parking and free wireless internet, and Empire Mall restaurants and shopping are within walking distance.
4. Because we know that some Jamboree attendees may not wish to stay offsite, there will be a limited number of $225 rooms available for Jamboree guests for whom on-site lodging is critical.
Guests will be able to make reservations at Courtyard by Marriott in the next day or so. We are waiting for Marriott to give us a new link for making online reservations. I will update this post when the link is available, and you'll also find an update on the Jamboree website.
This truly is "breaking news" and it caught everyone - including the hotel and the Jamboree planners - off guard. We appreciate your patience as we get the details in place and your understanding as we cope with the abundance.
If you are willing to share a room with a fellow genealogist, thereby saving money on your own hotel room, please register with our roommate service by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and putting Roommate Connection in the subject line. Tell us what type of roomie you would like - male/female; early riser or night owl; sleep with the TV on; snoring is/isn't a problem - whatever is important to you. Be sure to note things such as "allergic to perfume" or other considerations.
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