In my post about the Frequent Traveler University, I promised that I would let you know when hotel room booking was open. As of yesterday afternoon, you can now reserve rooms at the host hotel, the Sheraton Meadowlands Hotel & Conference Center. The organizers of the event have a certain block of rooms set aside for us, so please make sure to book your stay through THIS LINK. You may notice that the pricing isn’t any lower than you can get with the advance purchase rooms direct through the hotel. However, unlike the regular advance purchase rooms, the reservations booked through the official link are fully refundable. This is great for people who aren’t 100% sure if they can attend the event or not.
Rooms are $129 a night and with taxes it comes to $296.70 total for Friday and Saturday nights. Remember that the scheduled events will be taking place on Saturday and Sunday, so you don’t really have to stay Friday night if you don’t want to. You will want a room for both nights if you plan to attend Friday night’s welcome cocktail party or if you are lucky enough to win one of the tickets to attend the Freddie Awards. In addition to the tickets being given out to registered members of the FTU, The Points Guy has also announced that he has a a full table worth of tickets that he will be giving away.
The room I reserved was a King room with “spectacular city views”. I have never been to the Sheraton Meadowlands, but I have driven through Secaucus several times, so I am curious to see just how spectacular my city view will be. I guess I will find out in April. If you are still on the fence about whether you should go to this event or not, you might want to book a hotel room now before the block fills up, since they are fully refundable. With registration now open and hotel reservations available, you will need to make a decision soon. I would hate to see someone miss out because they put off planning for too long.