(Closed) Best Hotel Chain to Block Rooms off at?

posted 12 years ago in Reception
  • poll: Where are you blocking off rooms at?

    Nowhere!

    Marriott

    Wyndham

    Holiday Inn

    Days Inn

    Hilton

    Best Western

    Comfort Inn

    Crowne Plaza Hotels

  • Post # 17
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    182 posts
    Blushing bee

    We’re getting married at the Wyndham, so we blocked rooms inside the hotel! Don’t want people to have to venture outside into the Wisconsin winter! haha!

    Post # 18
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 1969

    We used Country Inn and Suites b/c it was MUCH closer than other options. Its wasn’t super glamerous but wasn’t bad either, very clean just not stylish. They were really easy to work with.

    Post # 19
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    Sugar bee

    I booked my room blocks at the Hilton, but they did require a credit card and contract.  If we dont book 80% of the room block, we are responsible for paying the difference.  We are getting married in Long Beach, CA where they have conventions all the time which is why they require a credit card and contract.  Im sure that other Hilton’s dont do this if you arent in a super high traffic area.

    Post # 20
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2009

    My reception is at a hotel so they are blocking rooms for us.  But we are also blocking suites at the Marriot Residence Inn which is only about 5 minutes for my parents’ house.  This is mainly for my Out of Town relatives; they stayed there during my sister’s wedding and loved the suite and having a hot tub in the pool area.  I’m also going to make this known to my friends who have kids.  They may prefer to choose a room in the same place as the reception, but they may also like the idea of having a suite with a kitchenette. 

    Post # 21
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2009

    Earning points for your event and block at Marriott is called "Rewarding Events" and its available to everyone!  Here’s a link about it:

    http://www.marriott.com/meetings/rewards/travel.mi

    Our actually hotel for Out of Town is the Residence Inn (part of Marriott) – and it comes with full kitchen, hot breakfast, free wifi, free parking, airport shuttle, and happy hour on Monday-Thursdays.  We haven’t signed a contract yet, so I’m not sure if we get our own webpage. I know that the Doubletree does have that.. but I know we get a booking code/group code for our guests. 

    Also, it really is hard to pinpoint which is the best chain – it really depends on what you are looking for: comfort, price, location, decor, etc. But, I know you can definitely shop around and negotiate. i.e. X hotel offered me a rate of $XX, can you match that? It works really well!

    Post # 22
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2009

    I’ve reserved a block of rooms at our local Hampton Inn (which is a Hilton property). Hampton Inn’s are usually pretty nice without breaking the bank for guests. The rooms are, in my opinion, family friendly with a "nicer" hotel feeling. Beds are terrific and they are top notch in the cleanliness department. I am also reserving a block at our brand new Holiday Inn Express-opening at the end of the summer and our wedding is in October. The new ones are pretty nice and will offer guests a choice if they have a preference. The rates at Holiday Inn Express are a bit less expensive than Hampton Inn also.

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