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Would love to come, but don't think I could that weekend. I am committed at work May 9-13th as the manager's are out of the office. Also not knowing what will happen with my "recall" mammogram (MK - don't you feel like you are being recalled), I can say that weekend probably won't work for me either.
Can I give you some Travel Agent insite, Mia, when you are calling for hotel rates and any other plans you may make? Let them know this is a Breast Cancer Survivor's group that is coming. They may give you a better rate - depending on what else is occurring in the city that weekend. Many times if you ask for a group rate, they make you committ to a certain number of rooms, so be cautious of that. One thing about the Embassy Suites is that - 1) they are all suites, so you can usually plan on 4 or 5 people to a room and 2) they have free made to order breakfasts and afternoon cocktail and snacks (as far as I know all ES that do this). So your rate wouldn't cost each person that much per day and would save at least 1 meal. We stay at ES when we go to larger cities because of this last perk. Some of the others you mentioned probably have a breakfast type perk also. I don't know if this group will want, but it is something to ask for - a room where everyone can meet and greet, hangout or whatever - and what type charge is there for that? Just a few things that I check on when booking groups.
Sorry to be lengthy, but wanted to share this information and wish I could come - especially to see the Rock and Roll HOF. My dream is to see that.
Good luck and good planning - love ya all,