BOOKING A ROOM AT THE RADISSON
It has been a whirlwind of activity since the 2010 Convention was held in Barrie this past August. Confirming arrangements with speakers and workshop presenters, finalizing costs with the Radisson staff and nailing down a Letter of Agreement our Board could live with and a whole slew of other details related to the planning of next years 2011 OHA Convention in Sudbury have kept me hopping for some time now.
For the past few years, our Conventions have been held at college and university campuses which in some ways, has made the booking of rooms an easy task, largely because the educational facilities have numerous residences and a lot of rooms that can be potentially rented out. In the case of the Radisson Sudbury Hotel where our 2011 Convention will be held, there is a limited number of rooms.
Arrangements have been made with the hotel management team to block 120 rooms for OHA Convention attendees until June 15, 2011. After June 15th any rooms not booked will be released back into their inventory and available to the general public on a first come, first served basis. This block includes
· 40 rooms (2 double beds, main level) @ $115 + 13% HST
· 40 rooms (2 double beds, fridge, microwave) @$125 + 13% HST
· 30 rooms (1 queen bed, microwave, fridge) @$135 +13% HST
· 10 rooms (1 king bed, microwave, fridge) @ $135 +13% HST
I have personally stayed at the Radisson numerous times in 2009 and 2010 on both the main level as well as the upper floors and have found the rooms quite spacious, clean and comfortable. I slept like a top on the Sleep Number beds which adjust to how firm or soft you prefer your mattress and had no complaints. Rooms on the main level have access to the beautifully landscaped courtyard via balcony doors which can be an asset in the summer.
The web site www.radisson.com/sudbury-hotel-on-p3e4s4/onsudbur provides some photos and a description of the rooms.
Our cozy rooms have been carefully designed and are equipped with all the amenities guests need for a pleasant stay in Sudbury. Hotel rooms at the Radisson include in-room movies, free high-speed Internet and coffee makers. For extra comfort, select rooms feature the exclusive Sleep Number® bed that allows guests to adjust the mattress to their own level of comfort, as well as quality linens, down pillows and comforters. Need more room? We also offer spacious suites.
Additional amenities include: air conditioning, alarm clock, fax/modem ports, irons/ironing boards, complimentary newspapers and voice mail. There are a limited number of smoking rooms (most are non-smoking) and a few handicap accessible rooms available. Traveling with a pet? The Radisson is a pet friendly hotel that offers pet friendly rooms for an additional $30 + 13% HST required cleaning fee. Parking (indoor/outdoor) is complimentary.
To ensure that every guest has a pleasant stay, the Radisson offers a Fitness Centre, indoor pool, airport shuttle service (fee applies) and a babysitting service (not sure if this applies to spouses who have accompanied their wives or hubbies…hmmm.) Three hour Express Laundry service is also available as well as a coin-operated laundry facility.
Pestos Italian Eatery & Saloon, the on-site restaurant, offers great pasta and pizza. According to the web site, House specialities include our signature steaks, rack of lamb, the focaccia club sandwich and Black Forest dessert. Guests at the Radisson can also relax with a drink at the bar. They provide breakfast and lunch from 7 am- 2pm and dinner from 5-10 pm.
The Radisson Hotel is adjacent to the Rainbow Centre shopping mall (where our Convention program speakers will be presenting their talks in several of their theatres) and is within walking distance of other downtown restaurants, shops and hotels. The Radisson is also only a few kilometres from several popular local attractions, including the Big Nickel, Science North, the Inco Superstack and several great golf courses.
To book a room at the Radisson, contact Reservations at 1-800-395-7046 which is a toll-free number. State that you are booking a room(s) for the Horticultural Convention or OHA Convention to ensure that you are charged the guaranteed rates stated above. Confirmation s of bookings will be sent directly to the participants.
Check in time is 3 pm; check out time is 12 noon. A later check out time of 2 pm. (subject to availability) can be requested at no cost at the time of booking. If you have any other questions, contact the Radisson directly at (705) 675-1123.
If you want to be on site for all the Convention happenings, be sure to book your room(s) at the Radisson as soon as possible as they will go quickly.
Tomorrow I will provide info on other hotels within walking distance of the Radisson. In the meantime I have got to book a room…