Just wanted to let you all know that I have just secured the location of the 2011 Colonial GT! It is the Westin Hotel at the Forrestal Village in Princeton New Jersey. I will be sending out a welcome letter from the hotel that will outline the amenities they are giving us, as well as an outline of the surrounding area. They were very happy to host this event this year and look forward to our future events! The dates for the event is the 8th, 9th, and 10th, April 2011.
Here are a few bullets that outline some of the amenities and other tidbits for the 2011 Colonial GT:
They are going to open up happy hour earlier than normal, and keep the bar open until 2 am.
They will be offering discounts on meals that are eaten at their restaurant in the hotel.
A Starbucks next to the playing space in the hotel.
Offering a lunch to go that is a sandwich, chips and drinks combo. I will get the final price soon; I will be having a meeting with the restaurant owners.
They dropped well below the business rate of $149.00 for rooms, and are giving us the rooms for $119.00. The standard cost of the rooms is $165.00.
The area has a food court right outside the hotel within walking distance. There is a Bar and Grill there that I will also visit and see what they can do for us.
I will be offering special package deals for guys that sign up for rooms and before a given deadline.
Looking to do activities on Friday night, hopefully I can find the rules for Chariot races, and will be doing Gladiator Pit Fighting.
I am in the process of developing a logo for the event, and generating shirts that you can prepay for before the event, and I will have some there.
Doing a raffle drawing for free prizes, which tickets will be attached to the package deals. Details will be finalized soon.
I am releasing tickets to this event as prizes in other tournaments. The first ticket is the Big Show at Showcase Comics (fantasy of course!). Stay Tuned!
An easy to use online link supplied by the hotel to reserve rooms.
I look forward to seeing all of you at the 2011 Colonial GT!