Hotel ABA Now More Than 75 Percent Booked

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Just four weeks since the American Booksellers Association announced the opening of reservations for Hotel ABA at BookExpo America 2008 in Los Angeles, more than 75 percent of the available rooms have been reserved. The hotel, The Renaissance Hollywood, offers a special room rate of $164 per night exclusively for ABA bookstore and provisional members, as well as a package of other benefits. ABA is urging its members who want to take advantage of Hotel ABA's rate, which is substantially lower than those at other hotels during BEA, to book their rooms as soon as possible to avoid being shut out.

The Renaissance Hollywood's $164 nightly rate is available for check-in on Wednesday, May 28, through checkout on Monday, June 2. ABA bookstore and provisional members can book rooms at the special rate until May 5 or the group block is sold out, whichever comes first.

Hotel ABA will be the site of the association's Day of Education as well as several ABA- and publisher-sponsored special events, which begin on Wednesday, May 28. The BEA trade show will be held from Thursday, May 29, through Sunday, June 1, at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Booksellers must make their reservations via the hotel's dedicated reservation webpage. Due to the popularity of Hotel ABA, the maximum number of rooms that may be reserved by each ABA member bookstore is limited to five. Booksellers with large stores or multiple locations whose staff may require more than five rooms should contact ABA's Margaret Nafz at [email protected]. Requests for additional rooms will be handled on a case-by-case basis. If more that five hotel rooms are booked at the Renaissance Hollywood at ABA's special rate without prior approval from the association, ABA reserves the right to cancel those additional reservations.

Questions about ABA membership status should be addressed to the association's Margaret Nafz at [email protected]. Once reservations have been made via the hotel website, questions and requests for changes should be addressed to the hotel directly at (866) 835-7681.