If you’re staying in the Marriott Raleigh City Center Hotel during the 2010 NASFiC (ReConStruction) you won’t be hosting a party. Nope. No way. Not allowed.
With the convention less than 2 weeks away, fans planning hospitality events have been informed that that the Marriott, as a corporate entity, has a strict “no party” rule. I didn’t know about it, but this actually is not a recent development. A Google search shows the chain’s customers have been encountering the policy for several years. A defender commented:
[This] type of policy is put in place to ensure guest comfort and hopefully communicate to every guest that the hotel is concerned about making their stay more enjoyable and peaceful – not to insinuate any distrust in the ‘average’ guest. No hotels want to have parties in them – we don’t need/want that type of business. That is what we sell meeting/banquet rooms for.
So what to do? Fans are being told that the Marriott does allow “Meet and Greets.” Meaning, no loud music. No hanging out in hallways. Go inside and shut the door.
Definitely do not post any flyers about having a “party” in your room or security may come by and shut down your “Meet and Greet.”
According to the ReConStruction website they’re also using a Sheraton, but evidently the official cluster of “Meet and Greet” suites is in the Marriott.
So…Meet-and-Greet like it’s 1999?