It is with great frustration that I have to inform you that the hotel (Holiday Inn Nashville) has said that we have reached our maximum for rooms at the conference rate of $139. And that any rooms booked from today on will be at their online rate of $219/per night. They have a few rooms left for the nights of the conference but they are filling up fast and there aren't very many left before the hotel is at maximum occupancy.
Rest assured I have sent heated emails and voicemails and have had conversations with our contact there. But it's not something I can change.
When I initially blocked our rooms with the hotel last year late summer, I based it on an attendance of 40 registrants (which was twice last years registrations). Currently we are at a registration level of 60 - three times last years attendance. During the last few months, the hotel has granted more rooms at the conference rate a few times but as of today has officially said no more.
I have been told there are still some rooms available at the hotel for our conference dates but they will be at the higher price of $219 per night.
If you would like to still be at the conference hotel, then you are welcome to book the rooms at the higher rate.
If you would like to stay somewhere else, that's completely fine too.
So sorry about the hassle.
(I guess its our own fault for having too many people that want to come!)