Response to a special e-mail sent to ABA bookstore members on September 9 announcing reservation information for the Hotel ABA/Chicago, the exclusive host hotel for ABA bookseller members at BookExpo America 2004 (BEA), has been very positive, and rooms are now being reserved on a first come, first served basis. Most of the Allerton Crowne Plaza's rooms have been reserved for ABA booksellers at a special low price, and ABA and BEA have created a special complimentary package of benefits. BEA 2004 will be held at the McCormick Place Convention Center from June 2 - 6, but booksellers can begin taking advantage of this special package on May 25 and extending to June 7.
In addition to the special room rate of $115 per night, during the show, the Hotel ABA/Chicago will feature complimentary coffee and pastries each morning; a series of publisher-sponsored receptions each evening; an exclusive ABA member hospitality suite, providing a convenient meeting place for booksellers; a special ABA/BEA concierge table in the hotel lobby, where booksellers can pick up BEA badge-holders, copies of the BEA exhibitors' guide, updated information about convention events, and a welcome package with special surprises from ABA and publishers; special dedicated shuttle bus service between the Allerton and the Convention Center; and ARCs placed on pillows each night.
ABA bookseller members who would like more information about this special offer, and for reservation information, click here.
Questions about this special package and reservation problems should be addressed to Kristen Gilligan at (800) 637-0037, ext. 1286 or Kristen@bookweb.org.