You can reserve a room at a discount for Friday, June 27, 2014, and/or Saturday, June 28, 2014 at the Hilton Garden Inn on Hoosick Street. You can either call 1-877-STAYHGI or reserve online at troy.hgi.com. Our code is DPFS, and the rate is $129*. You can begin using this code and discount on July 8, next Monday.
Please note that this price will be available until May 2014 or until all the rooms are taken (at this point, they are holding 15 rooms for Friday and 30 rooms for Saturday.) But, if you are interested in reserving your room now anyway, you might get a cheaper price by just reserving a room through the Hilton instead of using our code. Two of our guys, Tom Jurus (Lambda ‘81) and Bill Brown (Lambda ‘65,) reported this. The reason for this is, I believe, that the Hilton is offering the general public an incentive for paying now for a room that will not be occupied until next June, whereas our discounted price will remain the same for the next 11 months and their general public price will rise over the same period of time.
Also, especially for younger alums who may be interested, you would be able to reserve a room at Blitman Commons (the old Best Western on 6th Street) for either or both nights. It will not be fancy, but it will be air conditioned, and each room will have its own bathroom. The rate for a single is $52 a night, and the rate for a double is $42 a night (per person, I believe). It will be sometime after January before you can make reservations at Blitman, but this is an option for you at a lower rate. And just so you know, you are not permitted to bring alcohol into Blitman, so if you wish to drink in the room after coming back from activities Friday or Saturday night, do not plan on staying here. They are doing us a favor by making rooms available at a rock bottom price, and we don’t want any problems.
Please contact either Bill Swallow or Roger Mike with any questions.
* New rate is $159. The $129 blocks are all booked up.