I spoke with Hanuman briefly in Tucson this February regarding the
ongoing difficulty of many Orchid members in locating appropriate
lodging for the Tucson shows.
As a service to this community I would like to simplify the task a
bit by gathering that will allow the prospective Tucson
visitor to more easily compare what is available with regards to
their specific needs and interests.
I plan to compile hotel and motel data, ie: location, hotel contact
amenities, dates available, rates including any special
block of rooms made available to our group, etc. The will
then be posted on the Ganoksin site where those interested may use it
in making their personal lodging arrangements.
The listing will not be interactive; those interested must contact
hotels personally to make their arrangements. The will
be provided in good faith with no guarantee of availability or
suitability of accommodations.
This is a proprosal for Orchid members who may be visiting Tucson
’06 and will NOT be reserving rooms pre-arranged by their show
We are over 5000 strong but I would like to have more specific
numbers as regards Tucson '06 attendance and potential room
requirements. Only general numbers and dates will be necessary as I
inquire about availability of accommodations. Gathering this group
may assist me in negotiating a package offer or discount
rates through some hotels or motels. Only the travel dates, guest
numbers and accommodation requirements will be used in this effort
and there is no obligation or commitment associated with submitting
any Any personal or identification
associated with your submission will not be stored or shared with any
Those interested Orchid members please contact me directly
(firstname.lastname@example.org; subject line: “Orchid lodging '06”) to
share the requested below.
-If you reserve each consecutive year at your current hotel would
you consider other accommodations if we were able to arrange a group
-At your present location? (which is?)
-At a different location? (do you have a suggestion?)
-If you do NOT reserve each consecutive year with the same hotel
would you be interested in a group or “block” arrangement for
-Approximate dates of visit '06
-Approximate number of nights staying
-Number in your party
-Distance willing to travel to Convention Center
-Amenities preferred - relative importance of which ones?
-Would you be interested in sharing a room with another orchid
-Do you have a Tucson Hotel to recommend?
-Do you have misgivings about a Tucson Hotel? (if issue was not
satisfactorily resolved, include a very brief description)