Thank you all so much for your patience as we work through the logistics of transferring Farpoint Convention 2024 to a new venue. To say the Delta closing was a shock is an understatement to us all.
We have signed the contract with the DoubleTree by Hilton Pikesville and are waiting for a copy of the executed version. Hilton seems to be very “corporate” in that they have a procedure for accepting and executing contracts for events with new customers. Turns out we have gotten very spoiled with our easy relationship and quick interactions with the Delta over so many years.
Please be assured that our contract is firm and we are waiting on Hilton to work through their procedures on their side to establish us as an event in the Hilton system. Their corporate procedure steps require that they will not release the room registration information for attendees until they have dotted every “i” and crossed every “t” on their end. This includes verifying contract signatures and processing our request for credit to avoid having to pay the entire hotel bill 30 days up front. Our hotel liaison is pushing hard to make that happen, because we want to get the room reservation information out to attendees ASAP.