ADS/LSA hotel rates

Luanne von Schneidemesser lvonschn at WISC.EDU
Mon Sep 29 21:35:52 UTC 2003

<<Date: Fri, 26 Sep 2003 15:12:11 EDT
From: RonButters at AOL.COM
Subject: ADS hotel rates
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According to the May 2003 NADS, the LSA/ADS/ANS hotel is the Sheraton Back
Bay at 39 Dalton St. Their conference rate is given as $109.00 per night.

I just booked a room at the Hilton across the street for $93.60 per night
(including taxes and service charges), and this is a deluxe room; they have
cheaper (AAA rate).>>

Dear Ron and all,

As you can see from Ron's message, you can save money.  What you can't see
from his message is the effect of this action on the LSA.  The LSA has
guaranteed a certain number of room nights in its contract with the
hotel.  If it does not meet this number, it must pay penalty fees.  So if
attendees all book in a different hotel or even in the conference hotel but
through websites like Orbitz, etc., the organization is penalized.  Which
in turn means higher conference fees for you in the future.  Organizations
all over the country are being majorly affected by their members bypassing
normal conference sign-up procedures.  Please give this a thought before
trying an alternative.


Luanne v S
(speaking as administrator of a sister learned society)

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