We have crossed the virtual t’s and dotted the virtual i’s and so can now officially announce that our room block at the Hyatt Vineyard Creek in Santa Rosa is now open for registrations.
The Hyatt is the top-rated conference hotel in Santa Rosa on Trip Advisor, has a Four Diamond rating from AAA, and bills itself as a “Tuscan villa” within Santa Rosa. It is perfectly located only two blocks from the Railroad Square historic district and a 15-minute walk from the Russian River Brewing Company, not that you will have time to visit during the conference.
In terms of space, the Hyatt offers a 6,944 square foot ballroom and is providing us four additional rooms for our use.
Our group rate is $199 which is the highest rate we have ever offered to attendees of the Wine Bloggers Conference. We understand most bloggers and writers attend on their own time and their own dime, so we have always strived to keep your costs low. The reality is, this is a very good rate for Santa Rosa in November and an excellent rate for the Hyatt. A search online for rates for the similar November weekend this year shows all hotels of similar quality over $200 and the Hyatt Vineyard Creek at $299.
Please note we have only secured a room block of 300 room nights or 90 rooms per night at this point. This is not enough rooms to meet the demand of the conference and this block will sell out. We have the ability to add rooms if they are available but the hotel only has 155 rooms in total, which itself is not enough space to accommodate everyone. So please make your reservation early.
At the time of this writing, we have 109 people registered for the 2017 conference and are 184% ahead of last year’s registrations at this time. The capacity of the Hyatt ballroom with accompanying breakout rooms is approximately 400 attendees. We fully expect to sell out, so please register today if you have not already. Note you must be registered for the conference to secure the group room rate. The hotel will be checking room reservations against our attendance list to confirm this.