Family Reunion Forum
The Hotels Aren't Givin' Us Any Love Y'all
Hey you all.
My committee and I are on the mad hunt to find a hotel for our reunion which will take place during August 2007. We have contacted several hotels in the area and cannot find one that is willing to block off at least 30 rooms for a rate of $80 a night. Even with us using banquet facilities, they are still trying not to go any cheaper than $100 a night.
We've toyed with the idea of having the banquet at a different place than the hotel, but we haven't settled on that. We've even tried to go through Hotels.Com, but they expect you to pay 25 percent of the rooms blocked off up front as a non-refundable deposit.
We are currently trying to see if we can get special rates through using family contacts within certain hotel chains, but haven't heard anything yet.
Does anyone have any suggestions as to what we could do next? We're trying to keep the price comparable to other reunions, but since we're having it in California (the Bay Area specifically), folks are actin' a fool with these room rates. Thanks in advance for your advice!