Hi Mark,

In previous situations like yours that I've been in, I've found that if you
call the front desk of the hotel (not the reservation line or whatever, the
actual front desk of the actual hotel -- don't let them transfer you!)
they're usually happy to extend your stay at the conference rate. Worth a
shot, anyway.


On Wed, Dec 5, 2012 at 9:14 AM, Mark A. Matienzo <[log in to unmask]>wrote:

> Hi Francis,
> I was able to make a reservation at the conference rate, but it looks
> like the conference rate isn't available on the night of February 14.
> Although spending the night in the conference hotel on Valentine's Day
> isn't romantic to me, I was curious if there's any possibility that
> the conference rate would be available for that night as well.
> Thanks again. You're doing a heck of a job.
> Mark
> On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 5:40 PM, Francis Kayiwa <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > Thanks for your patience. While the management assures us that they have
> > increased the block I would ask (unlike the conference there isn't as
> > big a rush to get a hotel room :-)) you attempt tomorrow so that this
> > local decision bubbles up to their hotel registration software. (This is
> > my speculation)
> >
> > Otherwise you may have to pick up the phone and speak with a human.
> >
> > Please attempt to register tomorrow and should you fail shoot me a note
> > at [log in to unmask]
> >
> > Again apologies for the inconvenience and thanks for the patience.
> >
> > Cheers,
> > ./fxk
> > --
> > With all the fancy scientists in the world, why can't they just once
> > build a nuclear balm?