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Online Entries Open Today

Regional Directors were sent the online entry information this morning so that should filter out to teachers during the day.  Just in case, I will post the entry website below.

Teachers will need a verification code to set up an account (teachers who registered dancers in the 2012 and/or 2013 Mid-America Oireachtas will already have an account to use).  This code was sent in the e-mail earlier today and will not be posted here for security reasons.

Only registered teachers may lodge entries.

Teachers – please check the Downloads section for the syllabus if you have misplaced your copy.

Good luck – we look forward to welcoming you.

http://naidc.quickfeis.com

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Announcing – Le Saint Sulpice and Hôtel Dauphin.

Now open for reservations…

Le Saint Sulpice:
414 Saint Sulpice, Montréal
No web link; phone-in only.
$225 per suite per night.

All-suite boutique hotel in Old Montréal. 6 minute walk to venue.
Reservation department: 1-866-811-1345 or 514-350-1177
Mention “Irish Dance Championship, July 2014″
Please note that a first night deposit is required and is not refundable.
Only fifty rooms per night in the block (small hotel).

Hotel Dauphin (Centre-Ville):
1025 rue De Bleury, Montréal
No web link; phone-in only.
$170 per queen/queen room per night.

Modern boutique-style hotel three minutes walk to venue.
Includes breakfast.
Reservation department: 1-888-784-3888 or 514-788-3888
Mention there is a group rate with the Irish Dance Teachers.
Please note that a first night deposit is required and is not refundable.
Only twenty-five (two-bedded) rooms per night in the block (small hotel).

Links to hotels are for research only; not for bookings in our block.
http://www.lesaintsulpice.com
http://www.hoteldauphin.ca

The map showing all hotels has been updated and can be found on the Downloads page.

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New hotels

Hello. Two more hotels have been secured and booking info will appear as soon as it hits my desk. I can’t say when that will be promise I will upload it all ASAP.

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Hotel Update – February 13th.

Demand for rooms has settled for the moment.

We reached out to all existing hotels for more rooms and they replied that they are sold out unless noted below.

Rooms booked outside the block rate can not be moved into the block so those nights will not qualify for wristbands. Every hotel ended up giving us more block rate rooms than in our contracts and cannot extend the block any further. Staff at the hotel are telling you to contact us to ask to be an exception but please don’t. The hotels have been asked and double-asked by us and they have replied that they have extended the block all that they are prepared to do.

We are still investigating some new hotels however there are rooms left as follows:

Delta
Nearly 200 rooms available for every night of the championships plus the days before and after.

Sheraton
Rooms available every night plus before and after the competition days.

Holiday Inn
Rooms available every night plus before and after.

Fairmont
Rooms available on Tuesday July 1 only (ideal for teachers attending only the convention).

Westin
Rooms available on Tuesday July 1 Wednesday July 2 and Sunday July 6 only. Nothing in between and they cannot add more rooms because they are sold out.

Hyatt
Rooms on the 1st 2nd 5th and 6th. Nothing in between. Sold out.

Marriott
Rooms available on Tuesday July 1 and Sunday July 6. Nothing in between. Sold out.

Hilton
Sunday July 6 only. Nothing else. Sold out.

Embassy, SpringHill and InterContinental. Sold out. No chance of adding any more rooms.

To answer wristband queries – they will be issued for check-in and check-out days so if someone books in the block for Wednesday and Thursday nights, they will receive wristbands for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

And finally. We will ensure there are enough rooms for everyone to book in the block to avoid the Facility Access Fee. We will not reach a point where we decide to waive the fee for those booking at the last minute.

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And Another 50 Doubles Were Added Today to Le Sheraton’s Block.

The fifty from yesterday sold out so we got 50 more this more at group rate.

We are still asking other existing hotels to add rooms to the preferred rate block. Some simply have no more rooms to give. Some would rather sell them at higher prices.

Le Centre Sheraton Montréal: 1201 Boulevard René-Lévesque Ouest
$165 single/double/triple/quadruple standard rooms

On-line booking link:

Call in number: 514-878-2000

https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/booking/reservation?id=1310179371&key=D466B

I just checked the web link to verify inventory then I tested this phone number to ensure it works. All OK!

If there is nothing left when you happen to try, then they are sold out.

Good luck.