Things are going swimingly! We are full up with great vendors, we've added another 20 display tables and 1 new display category. Our Goodie Bags are full of great stuff. And our host hotel is full! Yea, we sold out the whole place except for 15 rooms that were previously promised to a tour group... God help those folks! I've already talked to the hotel about securing those rooms for next year. The new restaurant is The Tilted Kilt and they've agreed to give everyone with a hotel key 20% off their bill. I should be there sometime Friday morning.
And I do want to thank everyone who stays at the host hotel. Your patronage makes the whole thing feasible. And the sell out is a weight off my mind since I'm guaranteeing those rooms on my credit card, since most of our herd books at the last minute. Otherwise I'd have to turn back rooms at the 60 day and 30 day marks, and a travel group could grab them. It's a busy time and competition for room blocks is fierce. A lot of tour companies doing New York City trips actually put their folks in NJ hotel rooms, since NYC rooms are $300 plus a night.
This year you will be able to book your reservations for next year at the desk upon checkout. Please do so. Your patronage helps us look serious. Although we have a good track record at this property, there is new ownership this month, so we have a whole new set of management to break in! And I had the old owners in our pocket. The owner himself came to NNL East with his son the past few years.
Edited by Tom Geiger, 20 April 2014 - 04:43 PM.