STAY AND SAVE! Book housing in the hotel block for AIHce EXP 2019 with registration and save $200!
Attendees who book housing in the AIHce block during the registration process will receive a $200 USD discount on their registration fee. Reservations for hotels within the AIHce block must be made through the housing bureau in order to guarantee the AIHce EXP rates. AIHce EXP is unable to move reservations made outside the block into the block or to adjust the room rates quoted by the hotels directly.
The deadline to book a hotel reservation within the block is Wednesday, May 1. After this date, the discounted registration rates no longer apply. If attendees book housing in the official AIHce EXP 2019 housing block and later cancel their reservation, the additional $200 USD registration fee will be automatically charged.
The registration site, which opens Tuesday, December 4, will offer up-to-the-minute reservation availability.
||Best Western Plus Normandy Inn and Suites**
||Crowne Plaza Minneapolis Downtown Northstar
||DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown**
||Embassy Suites by Hilton Minneapolis Downtown
||Hilton Minneapolis (AIHce co-HQ)
||Hilton Garden Inn Minneapolis Downtown**
||Holiday Inn Express and Suites Minneapolis Downtown**
||Hyatt Regency Minneapolis (AIHce co-HQ)
||Loews Minneapolis Hotel
||Marquette Hotel, Curio Collection by Hilton
||Millennium Hotel Minneapolis
*Rates do not include 13.4% state and local tax per night
**Hotel not connected to MCC via Skyway
Why stay in the block?
You help us meet our financial commitments to the hotels. In order to secure a large block of quality hotel rooms at competitive prices in convenient locations, AIHA is legally bound to fill the rooms we contract. By booking in the block, you help us meet our financial obligations, ultimately keeping your registration rates reasonable. AIHA is not alone in this challenge; many associations holding major meetings face this challenge when attendees book outside the block using various Internet services for hotel guest room bookings. While such services might be useful for an individual, the group as a whole – and therefore, AIHA members – suffer.
How does booking outside the block affect an individual AIHce EXP attendee?
If AIHA is unable to achieve its room block commitments because attendees make reservations at other hotels or cancel/shorten their length of stay at the AIHce hotels, the hotels will charge AIHA attrition fees to make up for the lost sleeping room revenue. Depending on how small or large the gap is between the room commitment and the actual room pickup, such penalties range from $20,000 to more than $200,000. Should this happen, AIHA could be forced to increase registration fees to cover these expenses and cut back on services provided at AIHce EXP, such as various receptions and networking events, free provision of extensive AV equipment (i.e., the LCD projectors and presentation computers available in all session rooms), complimentary wireless internet (WiFi) access in all AIHce meeting rooms, and free meeting space for evening activities.
Why don’t you book fewer rooms so there isn’t attrition?
Reducing room block commitments in future contracts would be accompanied by a reduction in the meeting space made available to AIHce EXP, which translates to fewer rooms for formal program sessions and no room for sister associations/exhibitors/committee or volunteer groups meetings or sessions. This would significantly change the opportunities for professional presentations and networking at the national level.
Besides, it’s better for you in the block
AIHA staff have worked with the hotels to develop individual incentives to make our hotels financially attractive, as well as professionally beneficial. You get the lowest rates published in the city over the dates of the conference, and staying “within the block” is convenient and helps you stay connected with the informal activities and networking opportunities that occur at the hotels during the meeting. Staying within the block has the following benefits for meeting attendees:
- Deep discounts on room rates and special amenities are available (such as guest room internet and health club access)
- Reduce travel time and costs by being close to all activities day and night
- Easily network with friends, colleagues, and exhibitors
- Reservations within the block are guaranteed and protected from hotel relocation
- Experient Housing representatives are available on-site for assistance with the AIHce hotels
- Friendly booking terms: no change fees; no prepayment
- It’s better for your AIHce EXPerience, and it helps AIHA keep future meeting costs as low as possible
Official hotels are AIHA-endorsed and inspected.