Holly and Marty and I went to the hotel so they could see the conference rooms, and so we could ask questions. Clyde, our contact, said he had bad news and good news, and which did I want first?
"Mix them all up together," I said, thinking that would be a fun joke.
So he said the room differential had changed, and now the upgraded rooms (microwave/fridge) are only $5 more than the plainer rooms. So instead of being $61 plus tax, they were now only $56 per night, plus tax.
"But that's good news. What's the bad news?"
"They changed the room rates."
So it WAS mixed up together. But the joke was his.
The "plain rooms" now have mini fridges. They're pretty small, but it's really refrigeration.
The upgraded rooms (for $5 more a night) have a larger (still small, but larger) refrigerator and a microwave.
They're VERY easygoing, even though we're not using any of their catering or options. We can bring food in, we can bring liquor in (not just for New Year's Eve, if we want, but beer or wine with lunch if you're that kind of person).
I asked about extension cords to get plug-ins for more laptops in the room, and he said no problem. So we'll bring some power strips, so people can play on computers during talks and report back out to the world the cool things the speakers say. :-)
The breakfast room is WAY nicer than I thought it was when I saw it last time. For one thing, there's another whole room I hadn't seen. They will have scrambled eggs, biscuits & gravy, waffles, fruit, yogurt, pastries, cereal, 6:00 to 10:00 every morning for hotel guests.
Keith will put snack food out every day (and some of you might bring your leftover Christmas snacks or something, maybe).