What you need to know
By Dan Maurer, Director of Sales, Minneapolis Marriott West
Reserving hotel blocks for your Mitzvah is a thoughtful gesture that shows you have taken the time to select the best location for your guests at a discounted rate. In addition to a discounted rate, hotels have much more to offer you and guests.
First of all, make sure it is a courtesy room block with no financial obligation on your part. Any guest rooms not reserved will be released three weeks prior to the event date. Hotels may seem to look the same during your online search, but they all have unique qualities and hidden gems. Call or stop in and discover what they have to offer.
Use these unique features to your advantage, giving guests an experience they will always remember. Guests want the option to sightsee, shop and dine. Remove the worry of driving in an unfamiliar area by offering guests complimentary hotel transportation. Last but not least, reward yourself for all the hard work. Hotel brands offer rewards for the event hosts.
Earn a free overnight stay, airline miles or redeem the rewards for a gift, just for you! Make sure you do your research and pick the hotel blocks that makes the most sense for you and your guests.