ITEXPO hotel rooms continue to go quickly. 11 days ago I mentioned that the hotel room block at the Loews was sold out at 106% and you needed to reserve a room quickly to get the low rate ITEXPO had negotiated. After returning from the holidays I was informed the hotel is now sold out at 131% and this news came accompanied with this message from the hotel.
Sorry for the late notice, but we will not be able to accommodate any new reservations at the ITEXPO group rate. I would have given you more notice but it drastically picked up very rapidly.
Grammar aside, you can still call the hotel and try to get a room at the $249/night rate - perhaps you can be persuasive. The more common option is to just contact the DoubleTree Surfcomber (this generally includes an oven-fresh cookie ) Here are more details:
- Group Code - ONE
- Central Reservations: 1-800-853-0264
- Online Booking
- Rate - $179.00
- Cutoff Date - January 4, 2010 (or until the block is gone and/or the hotel is sold out)
In addition to the discount on your hotel room, you can also take advantage of amazingly low airfares to Miami from around the U.S. Round trip fares from cities like Boston, New York, Charlotte, St. Louis, Chicago, Atlanta, D.C., and Buffalo are less than $200 - some less than $150. Fares from Dallas are less than $225.
Specifics from Travelocity (does not include fees):
- Chicago: 178
- Charlotte: 188
- Buffalo: 118
- Atlanta: 178
- St. Louis: 134
- New York: 164
- Boston: 178
- LA: 150
- DC: 154
- Dallas: 214
- Minneapolis: 243
- San Fran: 236
- San Jose: 199
I hope to see you at the show and remember - as I said last week in my post about Startup Camp telephony:
By bringing together a wide swath of the communications and technology markets at one time and place - in association with ITEXPO we provide you with an unprecedented opportunity to learn about the entire market and network with more relevant people than at any other show. This includes spaces such as 4G, M2M, smart grid, open source telephony/Asterisk, cloud communications, virtualization, SIP trunking, VAR/channel opportunities and more.
See you at the show January 20-22, 2009!