Go back to the archives for previous discussions about room prices. The 
hotels have a "package" rate, in which the organization gets meeting 
rooms, coffee breaks, etc. included in the package price. The people 
sleeping in the conference hotels subsidize the extra stuff. If conference 
attendees don't sleep in a conference hotel, the organization pays 
attrition charges. Besides, the room rate is not that much higher than 
rack rate. The perception of gouging has evolved as a result of selling 
rooms over the internet. It's not just COMMON. That's the way it works in 
the industry.

'Nuff said.

Paul Nelson
Arbor Solutions, Inc.
708-670-6978  Cell
pnelson@xxxxxxxxxx





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I'm not griping about the cost of the conference, I'm bitching about the
cost of the hotels. I think it's ridiculous that the cost is different if
you stay at the COMMON 'approved' hotel vs. a different hotel. Unless
that's changed...has it?

On Thu, 4 Mar 2004 10:19:02 -0600, pnelson@xxxxxxxxxx said:
> I've said this before, and I'm not looking to start a bandwidth wasting 
> thread here, but if you show up at a conference with an attitude that 
you 
> are going to find something that will give your boss a good ROI, COMMON
> is 
> essentially free education. Show up with a business problem to be 
solved, 
> talk to your peers and the IBM'ers, find the solution to the problem, go 

> home and make your boss happy. It's pretty simple. I've been doing it 
> since 1980. 
> 
> It's 2004. Stop griping about current-day pricing.
> 
> 
> Paul Nelson
> Arbor Solutions, Inc.
> 708-670-6978  Cell
> pnelson@xxxxxxxxxx
> 
> 
> 
> 
> 
> michaelr_41@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
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> 
> COMMON gouges enough...
> 
> On Thu, 4 Mar 2004 10:39:04 -0500, "Jon Paris" 
<Jon.Paris@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> said:
> >  >> No  Not The Gaylord Palms but a  very nice facility
> > 
> > I think the next Orlando conference is Marriott World - not a bad
> > facility
> > and they don't gouge as badly as Gaylord.  It has grown by about 40%
> > since
> > the last time I visited which concerns me that it may have become a
> > little
> > too big.  It is good that the prices are (were?) more reasonable, 
> because
> > it
> > is not much easier to walk to alternative food sources than it was at
> > Gaylord.
> > 
> > Jon Paris
> > Partner400
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