Post # 1
How many hotel blocks did you set up/how much was it per night? I don’t know if I’m going overboard, but I’m looking in central areas to give guests different options… having about 80-100 guests fly in– most of our guests have never been to NY. Looking at these hotels in these areas:
Midtown: Affinia Manhattan ($239-$289), Tryp TS South ($255-$325), Yotel ($229)
TS North: Hampton Inn ($349)- free breakfast
Any advice on where I can look for cheaper rates, or are these prices reasonable for May 2014??
Post # 3
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
From what I have heard, that seems about average to stay in the city. We have some close friends who are planning a New York wedding. They priced hotels and came up with about what you have here. Ultimately they decided to hold the wedding outside of the city partially due to costs.
Post # 4
I have blocks at 3 diff hotels in July 2014, with the highest rate for a double @ 189! you have to negoitate with them. It also depends where your venue is, since I am getting married in Red Hook, BK, i picked hotels that were right off the battery tunnel. I found that once you get a good rate at one place, the other places will match or come close. I would try and stay away from TS, but maybe look at some of the bigger hotels in the high 30’s. There are a ton of hotles there. There are also hotels (sheraton, Marriott, etc) off 9th over there and a bunch of hotels in the 20’s.
I will say this, you are going to need blocks at several places. I have found that unless you guarentee 80% of the rooms, most places wont hold more than 15 rooms.
Post # 5
You’ll likely need a few different hotels. We ended up getting rooms at the W downtown and they were around $245/night which sadly was pretty reasonable.