Friday, October 19, 2007

Selling at the Convention

Some vendors enjoy opening their rooms for selling before the official salesroom opens--it's a chance to greet friends they see only once a year, and buyers get a chance to scope out what's for sale, and pick up an "early-bird" special.

One problem: Sometimes the rooms are scattered all over the hotel. Not many people get a chance to hit all of them. Some convention-goers find out about the open rooms too late.

Here's a solution that Embassy Suites has suggested: a block of rooms in the second floor south wing of the hotel designated for vendors. These rooms have shopfront windows, and some have connecting rooms. Room selling isn't for everyone, of course. Some prefer to wait for the salesroom to open. But if you do like to sell from your room, be sure to reserve in the second floor south wing.

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