Hotel ABA Returns to Grand Hyatt for BEA 2014

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The Grand Hyatt New York, located at 42nd Street and Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan, will once again become Hotel ABA, the exclusive hotel for ABA member booksellers attending BookExpo America. The Grand Hyatt offers booksellers single and double rooms at the special nightly rate of $265, plus tax (currently 14.75 percent New York State and City tax per room per night) and a $3.50 per night occupancy fee for stays from Monday, May 26, through Sunday, June 1, 2014. The deadline for reservations at the special rate is midnight EST on Monday, March 31. Reservations are via the hotel’s dedicated ABA at BEA webpage.

Every store in good standing that books a room (or rooms) at the Grand Hyatt by March 31 will be entered into a random drawing for free hotel nights, courtesy of BEA. There are 56 prizes, so the odds of winning one of the following are good, but only one winner per bookstore member is allowed:

  • 1 grand prize of four free hotel nights (room and tax) 
  • 5 second place prizes of three free hotel nights (room and tax)
  • 15 third place prizes of two free hotel nights (room and tax)
  • 35 fourth place prizes of one free hotel night (room and tax)

Details about special events at Hotel ABA will be provided in upcoming editions of Bookselling This Week and in a special BEA section on

ABA member booksellers are eligible to receive complimentary badges for entrance to the trade show. To receive free badges, ABA members must register via the BEA trade show site. An ABA member number is required.

BEA Conference Day, ABA programming, and the Remainders and Gift pavilions will open on Wednesday, May 28. The full trade show floor will be open Thursday, May 29, through Saturday, May 31. BEA will provide shuttle buses from the Grand Hyatt New York to the Javits Convention Center and back.

Register for BEA here. Then make a reservation at Hotel ABA.

BEA is once again offering less-expensive accommodations in the dorms at Barnard College. Rooms are $75 per night and include an XL twin bed, desk, chair, dresser and wardrobe/closet space. Floors have shared bathrooms and are cleaned daily; however, rooms do not have daily service. All floors are gender specific. Details and reservations information are available on the BEA official housing site.

Watch for details on ABA programming at BEA in upcoming editions of BTW. Questions about Hotel ABA and ABA’s programming at the show should be directed to the association’s member relationship managers: Nathan Halter at 800-637-0037, ext. 7514, or [email protected], for stores in the MPIBA, NCIBA, PNBA, SCIBA, SIBA regions; Catherine Cusick at 800-637-0037, ext. 7566, or [email protected], for stores in the GLIBA, MIBA, NAIBA, NEIBA regions.