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Bill: yep. I tried as soon as i got the email saying registration was open; had a few hiccups registering for assa and by the time i got to hotels loew's was gone. i suspect it was pre-filled. In any case, the Marriot close by was available altho at higher price.

How about suggestion: I think we've discussed this and even done it before. Can Afee in future get a hotel with Urpe that is not near the central hotel? (maybe not even in the same city?)  I personally don't often have much reason to visit assa central. 

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Loews was closed by 1:30 pm when I got onto the site.

Bill Waller

On Sep 12, 2013, at 1:50 PM, Geoff Schneider <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>>
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With more than 10,000 economists (one shudders at the thought) attending, it is now the norm that the hotels near to the main location fill up within an hour or two of registration opening. They will likely open additional hotels, but those will probably be further out and not as cheap.
-Geoff



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On 30 , Sep 12, 2013 at 1:38 PM, Carol Scotton <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
I also booked with Doubletree since Lowes was not listed...


On Thu, Sep 12, 2013 at 12:04 PM, Zalewski, Dave <[log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]>> wrote:
I think AFEE should register a complaint about the "bobbles" since neither the Loew's nor any nearby hotels had any rooms available as of last night. I find it hard to believe that all these rooms were gone in less than 24 hours! I ended up booking at the Doubletree, which seems some distance away from Loew's. Anyone else unhappy about this?

Dave

David Zalewski
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School of Business
Providence College
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This is a great reminder Phil!
I am chiming in to say that while the site had some bobbles when it first went live, it is working smoothly now.  If you tried unsuccessfully to register and reserve a hotel yesterday within the first hour and a half after it opened, I encourage you to give it another go. It's all fixed now.



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