Why it’s important to book rooms at an official QuiltCon hotel
Aside from being closer to the action, there are many additional benefits (for you and the show!) of staying at an official QuiltCon hotel.
Booking alternative accommodations can cause financial risk for QuiltCon. Hotels often charge penalties for unsold hotels rooms — including last-minute cancellations. If we have to pay big bills to the hotels, that’s less money we can use to improve QuiltCon year after year.
Reserving a room at an official QuiltCon hotel not only stabilizes the show’s finances, but it also helps us provide more accurate economic impact numbers to the cities and convention centers we wish to work with in the future. Knowing accurate hotel numbers can help strengthen our negotiating power, which in turn allows us to bring QuiltCon into new and exciting locations. In addition, the more attendees stay in official hotel blocks, the more we can keep registration fees down.*
Special rates have been negotiated for QuiltCon 2019 exclusively at the following hotels: Omni Nashville, Renaissance, Sheraton Grand, Hilton Garden Inn, and Hyatt Place.
After January 20, 2019, these rates may no longer be available and are not guaranteed.
* Typically hotels will offer lower rates up front (during the initial contract process) if we have a large number of rooms in our convention block. Registration fees reflect the cost of convention center room rental, electricity, AV, faculty fees and faculty travel.
The importance of booking a hotel room at one of the official QuiltCon hotels cannot be stressed enough. QuiltCon and the MQG make every effort to keep attendee expenses as low as possible at the event, from registration fees to hotel rooms. We work hard to negotiate the best hotel rates and to make the best use of your registration dollars to keep QuiltCon affordable.