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miketwalker
11-04-2003, 05:11 PM
Greetings Teams:

FIRST is pleased to announce a new partnership with The THS Company (www.thsweb.com). THS will be managing all hotel arrangements for both 2004 FRC Regional events and the Championship.

THS has years of experience in serving school and team oriented groups, which makes them a terrific partner in meeting our hotel reservation needs. THS has not only a state of the art on-line reservation system, but also quality customer service Monday through Friday 7:30am-6:30pm EST and Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm EST with a convenient 800 number.

FIRST strongly recommends using THS web based system for your hotel needs. THS has negotiated excellent group hotel rates in quality hotels with safety, convenience, and value in mind.

We are confident that THS will handle your 2004 reservation process with ease and provide only excellent customer service. The hotel rooms are now ready for reservations, at http://www.ths-frc.com/

Jeremy Roberts
11-04-2003, 05:14 PM
:) I was wondering if mike or Rich would get this one first.

I just checked the UCF Regional and there is only 1 hotel with lots of rooms!!! It will be great to have all the teams in one place.

Also...Individual reservations!!! Finally. :D

miketwalker
11-04-2003, 05:19 PM
Originally posted by skyman9000
:) I was wondering if mike or Rich would get this one first.

:)

Amanda Morrison
11-04-2003, 05:36 PM
One of the hotels listed for St. Louis is a Hilton. :yikes:

I think this service is excellent compared to previous years, but their taste is awfully expensive. While some of my favorite memories were from the hotels, most of the time during a competition, a hotel is just a place with a bed where you can crash until you have to get up again. I think a Hilton is out of my team's (and other team's) leagues.

Rich Wong
11-04-2003, 05:56 PM
Originally posted by skyman9000
:) I was wondering if mike or Rich would get this one first.

I just checked the UCF Regional and there is only 1 hotel with lots of rooms!!! It will be great to have all the teams in one place.

Also...Individual reservations!!! Finally. :D

OMG- Mike bet me again!

(dam* this job is really getting in my way of CD postings- there only can be one..... )


:yikes:;)

SarahB
11-04-2003, 08:27 PM
Originally posted by Amanda Morrison

I think this service is excellent compared to previous years, but their taste is awfully expensive. While some of my favorite memories were from the hotels, most of the time during a competition, a hotel is just a place with a bed where you can crash until you have to get up again. I think a Hilton is out of my team's (and other team's) leagues.

I agree with you about the price. When looking for rooms through this, most of the rooms were in the $100 range or higher. For teams that have to stay overnight at regionals that can be a huge expense. I'd be tempted to just go through Expedia or the like to get a better price.

Also, can anyone find the hotel list for the Championship? I've looked and I can't seem to find it :confused:.

miketwalker
11-04-2003, 09:10 PM
Originally posted by SarahB
Also, can anyone find the hotel list for the Championship? I've looked and I can't seem to find it :confused:.
From what I'm guessing, they don't want to tell those hotels yet until they find enough to support the amount of teams going... I think since there are SO many teams that they have to make more arrangements for that, and will tell you where you can stay when they figure it all out, thats the best guess I can make.

Jeremy Roberts
11-04-2003, 09:20 PM
Originally posted by miketwalker
From what I'm guessing, they don't want to tell those hotels yet until they find enough to support the amount of teams going... I think since there are SO many teams that they have to make more arrangements for that, and will tell you where you can stay when they figure it all out, thats the best guess I can make.

Nope, thats not it, there are a good number of hotels. Best guess I can make is that FIRST does not want to give preference to those applying for the CE now over those applying after Nov. 5th etc.

Tytus Gerrish
11-04-2003, 10:57 PM
i see youve joined the "Get the first email blasts out first" contest, Mike