The hotel rates were a real battle with the hotels in this area. Of course, it is the popularity of the region that makes that happen.
I certainly hope that you will be able to join us in Newport since you could not attend in Orlando. It is always a good time by all attending.
Here are the rates that are in the final contract with the selected hotel (The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina):
The rates per night are:
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday 10-27 to 10-29
Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10-30 to 11-01
*If you wish to start earlier and/or stay later, arrangements can be made by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 678-919-1977. I have to contact the proper person(s) hotel to get verification of availability and associated rates. The hotel should be able to meet your requests, but the regular reservation staff cannot do it for you.
Hotel room rates are subject to applicable Rhode Island state and local taxes (currently 13%) in effect at the time of check in.
Please note that free on site parking is available for hotel guests ONLY and only one vehicle per room is permitted. For those guests attending meetings or functions who do not have a sleeping room, the availability of on site parking is not guaranteed, therefore arrangements should be made for alternate parking at the numerous street lots adjacent to the hotel. The cost of parking at the hotel is $15.00 a day.