First, unfortunately the Staybridge Hotel has opted OUT of offering a rate for CONvergence attendees. We reported earlier that they would in anticipation but now things have changed.
The Crowne Plaza is taking reservations for CONvergence 2013. A dedicated website is now available for attendees to book their hotel rooms online. Reservations can be made starting 22-Oct-2012 at this web address: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/Convergence2013.
The Crowne is located at 5401 Green Valley Drive in Bloomington just about 10 minutes away from the Double Tree. The CONvergence room rate at the Crowne Plaza is is $101.00\night plus tax, and there is a pool, an onsite restaurant and fitness center. There are 11 suites though no rate for those was quoted for CONvergence. They also have 10 handicapped rooms and can be contaacted directly as well to book one. The shuttle bus will make stops at the Crowne.
We welcome the Hilton Gardens as a host for CONvergence attendees. They are located at 5140 American Boulevard in Bloomington, also only about 10 minutes from the Double Tree. There are mini-fridges in all room. There is also an on-site pool and jacuzzi (public), restaurant and fitness center. Rooms can be booked through reservations at (952) 831 – 1012. Rooms with 1 king bed are $88.00\night plus tax, and rooms with 2 queen beds are $96.00\night plus tax. When making a reservation at the Hilton Gardens, please be sure to let them know the reservation code of CONVERGENCE (HGIB). The shuttle bus will stop at the Hilton Gardens.
We are contacting other area hotels to determine if a rate would be made available to CONvergence guests.
Although the Double Tree and Sofitel regular room blocks are full, handicapped rooms at the Sofitel may still be available. The Sofitel has not supplied us with the number of accessible rooms they have on-site.
For handicapped room availability in the Double Tree, or if you have questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.