AWA 2020 Hotel Booking Information
The Hotel Hunger Games, The Mad Scramble, The Stuff of our Social Media Person’s Nightmares – the annual opening of the hotel blocks is always an exciting time for both us and you, so we will continue to work to improve the process until we are able to get the maximum amount of happy people possible. We have thirteen local hotels offering special discounted rates for AWA attendees. Below you will find info on how to book with the host hotel the Renaissance Waverly, which will have a separate process, and the other 12 hotels which will be available via a single portal.
Booking with the Renaissance Waverly
Once again reservations for the Renaissance Waverly Hotel will open separate from the rest of the blocks. Luckily the Renaissance will no longer be using Passkey (woot!) so they will have a new booking portal. In addition to this, we will be releasing the rooms on THREE separate days so that even if you are unable to be on your computer for the first day, you won’t have to give up hope to stay in the host hotel. Of course, we aren’t yet able to bend space-time, so rooms at the waverly are still limited, so have a backup hotel in mind. The Renaissance will not be allowing single night stays.
We will be sending and posting reminders of the terms of each of these blocks before the opening date, but we highly recommend adding this info to your calendar now!
April 13th, 2020 at 9am EST
For those of you who are 10000% certain you will be attending AWA all 4 days. These first 100 rooms will require full payment at reservation and for you to check-in Thursday and check-out Monday. No refunds will be available on these reservations. Please ensure your credit card information is correct – if it’s declined and you are unresponsive, your room will be released back into the wild! Charges may take up to 72 hours to appear from the time of booking.
April 15th, 2020 at 9am EST
This block is available for those planning on staying Thursday – Sunday or Friday – Monday. No deposit is required at the time of booking – the full stay will be charged to your card 45 days before the convention. You will be able to cancel up until this time with no penalty. Charges may take up to 72 hours after September 14 to appear on your statement.
April 20th at 9am EST
The remaining rooms in the Renaissance Waverly will be available on the 20th. You will be able to book a 2 day, 3 day, or 4 night stay for rooms released at this time. No deposit is required at the time of booking – the full stay will be charged to your card 45 days before the convention. You will be able to cancel up until this time with no penalty. Charges may take up to 72 hours after September 14 to appear on your statement.
Booking with other AWA Group Hotels
April 20th at 10am EST
On this date, you will also be able to book with the 12 other hotels offering special rates for AWA attendees starting at 10am. Connections Housing has once again made a portal to make booking your perfect hotel possible with just a couple clicks. You will be able to enter your preferred dates and number of guests and will be shown all available reservations you can choose from.
We’re putting together some guides on hotel bookings and stays for those of you who are new to booking a hotel for a convention – even if you’re a pro, you may want to check them out since you can’t know what you don’t know! Please check back soon for more updates!