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Re: What's up with the Hilton?

From: Bernard Vatant <bernard.vatant@mondeca.com>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 23:42:04 +0200
Message-ID: <AANLkTikK-XQ3h+C6xauUo8jYjNJ78ZjYsqMvuJ49LGbQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
Cc: "Denenberg, Ray" <rden@loc.gov>, "public-xg-lld@w3.org" <public-xg-lld@w3.org>
Hi ray, and all

I had myself hard time to confirm the reservation, which unfortunately I
tried to make just before the early registration deadline, which happened to
be just by the week-end the hotel management shifted. My hunch was that the
move, called a "positive transition" on the hotel web site, was quite sudden
and not totally under control, and the story at [2] is just a confirmation
of this.
I eventually made it thanks to a colleague in Washington D.C., because from
France there seemed to be no way to confirm by phone or otherwise until
yesterday ...
Hopefully, they will still have running power and coffee by next week :)

Bernard

2010/10/13 Thomas Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>

> Hi Ray,
>
> I just spoke with the hotel (412-391-4600), which explained
> that they are in transition to new management.  They confirmed
> that the Hilton Web pages no longer work -- the new Web
> address for the hotel is [1].
>
> A search of Google News turned up late-breaking news at [2].
>
> They said that all reservations in the system are still good,
> but if anyone has concerns, they can call the number above.
>
> Tom
>
> [1] http://www.grandpittsburghdowntown.com/
> [2] http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/business/s_704033.html
>
> On Wed, Oct 13, 2010 at 02:38:10PM -0400, Ray Denenberg wrote:
> > On the F2F page there is a link to the meeting hotel,
> >
> >
> http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/PITPHHF-Hilton-Pittsburgh-Pennsylvania/index.do
> >
> > and I am certain that that link was good a few weeks ago (had all sorts
> of useful information) but now it redirects to a central Hilton page.
> >
> > Worse, on my reservation email there is a link "Hotel Fact Sheet", the
> link is:
> >
> http://res2.hilton.com/webservices/echoengine/T.aspx?l=G_0_368666_111827_826691209
> >
> > Which returns "Your query did not return any hotels. Please try again."
> >
> > Does our hotel still exist?
> >
> > --Ray
> >
> >
> >
> >
>
> --
> Tom Baker <tbaker@tbaker.de>
>
>


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