2024 Hotel Information
1001 Marquette Avenue South
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55403-2440, USA
Hotel Highlights and Room Reservations
CSCTFL Negotiated Room Rates:
Single/Double - $166 + taxes
Junior Suite - $216 + taxes
Make your hotel room reservations here: LINK WILL BE AVAILABLE ON AUGUST 1.
Why Stay at the Conference Hotel?
Why should I book at the conference hotel? The hotel rates that Central States has negotiated include many benefits for you and for Central States. Based on the number of rooms in the block of rooms, the hotel provides complimentary meeting room space, exhibit space, staff accommodations, and reduced food and beverage charges—savings that are passed on to attendees through Central States' registration rates. If the Central States Conference is unable to meet its room-block commitment because attendees are making reservations at other hotels, the hotel charges Central States an attrition fee to make up the hotel’s lost revenue. If this became a trend, Central States would be forced to increase the registration fee and cut services.
Is it important for me to let the reservations agent know that I’m associated with the Central States Conference? Yes. It is only by registrants telling the hotel they are attending the Central States Conference that Central States receives credit for the individual. In addition, sleeping rooms reserved by Central States registrants will receive complimentary Internet in their sleeping rooms. One must tell the reservationist that they are part of the Central States block of rooms to receive this benefit. Please ensure that whoever is making your reservation tells the agent that you are attending Central States.
Why does Central States reserve a large block of rooms? By reserving a block of rooms, Central States knows its attendees will be able to have a hotel room. If Central States didn’t reserve a block of rooms, it would be subject to room rental fees and full food and beverage costs—greatly increasing the cost of holding the convention.
What other benefits are there to reserving a room at a Central States hotel? Central States usually picks hotels that are self-contained conference facilities. By staying at the conference hotel, you don’t worry about cab fares, bad weather, or forgetting something in your room. Once you factor in such considerations, you may find that the great rate you found at another hotel isn’t all that great.
What is Central States doing to reduce these attrition fees and still keep the conference affordable? Central States tracks sleeping room reservations and cancellations at each conference so that it can more accurately block a number of rooms that will be filled by attendees. However, every discount we receive at a hotel is based on the number of room nights we block, so as we reduce our block, we are consequently paying more for other services at the hotel. Reducing the block means that attendees will either have to pay a higher registration fee or services will have to be cut.
Please stay at the Central States Conference hotel!
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