Quick update on the Tri-Cen/Marriott situation:
The Marriott has acknowledged our cancelation and has voided our contract without further penalty; for that, we are grateful.
I have already sent an email to the currently registered attendees, but in case you are among that number and didn’t see it yet, guests will need to call in and cancel their reservations individually–their number is (215) 625-2900.
Reservations may be canceled up to 72 hours before the beginning of the first night’s stay (4pm, Dec 29) without incurring a charge; after that, one night’s stay will be charged.
If you feel at all able, please take the time to express your opinions about Marriott’s practices when you call; they should be made to hear each and every one of our individual voices.
We are already on the hunt for a new host hotel; a number of RFPs have already been submitted as of this morning. In the meantime, we have temporarily suspended new registrations until we have another hotel locked in. We will keep everyone apprised of our progress and report back immediately when registration is online again.
We greatly appreciate your patience and understanding as we work to quickly resolve this matter and get back on track for an amazing New Year’s celebration!
Captain / Tri-Cen XX Chair