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2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« on: September 02, 2008, 04:00:39 pm »
This will be the hotel in 2009 and 2010. First a link to the official website.
http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/PDXPHHH-Hilton-Portland-Executive-Tower-Oregon/index.do

Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, Oregon, United States 97204
Tel: 1-503-226-1611   Fax: 1-503-220-2565

Attendee Rates: these rates apply to rooms with two double beds.
Single/Double $119/night
Triple/Quad rate $129/night
The one bed rooms are only available at the single/double rate.

Executive Tower Rates: $139/$149 per night. (gets you a mini-fridge and microwave, but you are across the street from the main convention building).

Staff Rate is $90/night.

As for the numbers, here is the info sheet.

The ceiling height in the Ballroom foyer is 9ft.
The ceiling height in the Plaza foyer is 15ft.
The ceiling height on the 3rd floor is 8ft.
The ceiling height in the panel rooms is 11ft.

This is the most recent OFFICIAL Layout.


The exhibitor's hall map is not included because it is only needed by the people with booths and the staff.



"The Park Across the Street" this year will be your choice of Pioneer Courthouse square or the Park Block between Salmon and Main.

Here is a map that will help you find stuff near the hotel. I'll be writing up the document with all the labels soon. For now, blue is parking, yellow is food, red is hotels, and pink/purple is OTHER. The full key is located here:
http://pockyclub.elite-otaku.net/SmallMapKey.rtf

Note that the yellow food spots also represent coffee houses and bars. ;)
The key that explains all of them can be found at the following link.



My unofficial visit to the hotel,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6Y6oS9wYQ8
and
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F82w6Fnq2rQ

Parking garage and top floor (karaoke lounge).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vXPFt3Opuk

Part 1 of the official May visit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3IxOhajdzE

Part 2 of the official May visit
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP8bucivwTo

July Recon - unofficial look around outside
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eWxHBUQ3NA

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2008, 04:01:30 pm »
Wow. I'm looking forward to it.  ;D

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2008, 10:59:43 am »
*blinks* yowsa

1 room with 2 beds and 2 adults (more spendy with 3 or 4)
209 per night + 12.5% tax per night
totaling over 700 bucks
(checking in the night before the convention and staying until the last day of the convention)

Cant wait to get the attendee/convention code and see what that does to the prices
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2008, 12:24:37 pm »
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2008, 12:38:37 pm »
So that last picture is from the Executive Tower Salon right? Our new Karaoke Lounge?

Ooooh, a Karaoke Lounge with an under 21 bar would be so cooooool.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2008, 12:40:14 pm »
Those rooms are so pretty! That hallways with the checkered floor tiles seems perfect for cosplay photos (not that we'd be clogging up the hallway or anything.....lol). It makes me think of Cowboy Bebop or Hellsing for some reason.


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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2008, 12:45:43 pm »
Actually I would absolutely love if we could have a staff assisted photoshoot on the stairs several times a day. Like after a big event gets done lining up we get all the cosplayers from X on the stairs, take a picture with a set number of cameras (10 sounds good if it's just one photographer) and then the people clear out and open the stairs up to the public.

People are going to WANT photoshoots with that marvelous staircase, we may as well have a staffer assigned to take care of it so that the inevitable inconvenience to other attendees is kept to a minimum. I think some photoshoots on the stairs is better than NO photoshoots on the stairs.

We'll see what happens though.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2008, 12:47:11 pm »
I like that idea, Tom, it sounds like the best way to make the photo ops. realistic. I hope it can work out that way.


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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2008, 01:19:16 pm »
I am excited, as the lolita tea party coordinator.  Why?

Because I discovered that ONE BLOCK AWAY, there is a hotel that does actual, proper afternoon tea.  Glee!  Even if we can't have an official lolita tea party there, I so want to hit it up for food while I'm at con.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2008, 01:52:02 pm »
What are the actual dates of next years con? 29 Aug 09 thru 31 Aug 09 or 5 Sept 09 thru 7 Sept 09? Thanks

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2008, 02:30:35 pm »
The room rates will be as follows.

2009-Room Rates  Single Rate    Double Rate     Triple Rate     Quad Rate
Run of House        $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 129.00        $ 129.00
Std King               $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 119.00        $ 119.00
Std Dbl/Dbl           $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 129.00        $ 129.00
ET Double Double   $ 139.00       $ 139.00        $ 149.00        $ 149.00
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2008, 02:54:16 pm »
The room rates will be as follows.

2009-Room Rates  Single Rate    Double Rate     Triple Rate     Quad Rate
Run of House        $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 129.00        $ 129.00
Std King               $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 119.00        $ 119.00
Std Dbl/Dbl           $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 129.00        $ 129.00
ET Double Double   $ 139.00       $ 139.00        $ 149.00        $ 149.00


What does run of house mean???
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #12 on: September 03, 2008, 02:57:35 pm »
The room rates will be as follows.

2009-Room Rates  Single Rate    Double Rate     Triple Rate     Quad Rate
Run of House        $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 129.00        $ 129.00
Std King               $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 119.00        $ 119.00
Std Dbl/Dbl           $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 129.00        $ 129.00
ET Double Double   $ 139.00       $ 139.00        $ 149.00        $ 149.00


What does run of house mean???

Run of house is usually "Room Assigned at Check-in" IE No guarantee on 1 or 2 beds ect. Although if they ar sold out of Std rooms when you check-in you could get a free upgrade to a suite or executive room at the ROH rate.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #13 on: September 03, 2008, 03:04:03 pm »
The room rates will be as follows.

2009-Room Rates  Single Rate    Double Rate     Triple Rate     Quad Rate
Run of House        $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 129.00        $ 129.00
Std King               $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 119.00        $ 119.00
Std Dbl/Dbl           $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 129.00        $ 129.00
ET Double Double   $ 139.00       $ 139.00        $ 149.00        $ 149.00


What does run of house mean???

Run of house is usually "Room Assigned at Check-in" IE No guarantee on 1 or 2 beds ect. Although if they ar sold out of Std rooms when you check-in you could get a free upgrade to a suite or executive room at the ROH rate.

That's cute it's like a gamble :) Thanks.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #14 on: September 03, 2008, 03:46:38 pm »
Rates seem nice, no unexpected leaps in price. I'm still interested to see how the discount affects them, though.


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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #15 on: September 03, 2008, 05:46:13 pm »
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Rates seem nice, no unexpected leaps in price. I'm still interested to see how the discount affects them, though.

This is the attendee rate.  As posted above the rate for a 2 bed room at standard price is over 200 a night.  Other then the exec tower it is 5 bucks more then last years attendee rate.  I have not seen the interior yet but I will take pictures when I tour.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #16 on: September 03, 2008, 06:15:41 pm »
Does anyone know if this hotel has suites?

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« Reply #17 on: September 03, 2008, 07:31:57 pm »
It does have suites several in fact, but I hearby call DIBS on behalf of the convention.

So ya know.... their ours.... OK?
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« Reply #18 on: September 03, 2008, 07:34:51 pm »
It looks beautiful! :D The prices don't seem too bad either.

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« Reply #19 on: September 03, 2008, 08:09:22 pm »
Oh wow, so it'll only be like $300ish for 3 nights? Sweet! I have a question, do you pay for the hotel as soon as you reserve a room or does it wait to take the money until it's the date you ordered it for?

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« Reply #20 on: September 03, 2008, 08:16:30 pm »
U can reserve now and not pay till the moment u check in. (tho u have until 1 week before the con to back out) after the one week barrier passes, backing out will incur charges.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #21 on: September 03, 2008, 10:46:43 pm »
It does have suites several in fact, but I hearby call DIBS on behalf of the convention.

So ya know.... their ours.... OK?
 :P

Hey I am just taking one... Just like this year at full price not even asking for a discount! And the one I took this year and will take next year and every year afterwords is technically only for 2 people unless official staff are stuffing rooms?!

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #22 on: September 03, 2008, 10:52:51 pm »
*blinks* yowsa

1 room with 2 beds and 2 adults (more spendy with 3 or 4)
209 per night + 12.5% tax per night
totaling over 700 bucks
(checking in the night before the convention and staying until the last day of the convention)

Cant wait to get the attendee/convention code and see what that does to the prices

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #23 on: September 04, 2008, 08:36:32 am »
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Rates seem nice, no unexpected leaps in price. I'm still interested to see how the discount affects them, though.

This is the attendee rate.  As posted above the rate for a 2 bed room at standard price is over 200 a night.  Other then the exec tower it is 5 bucks more then last years attendee rate.  I have not seen the interior yet but I will take pictures when I tour.


Ah, okay, I didn't catch that. In that case those rates are great. ^_^ I'm gonna go and book my room right soon here, heh.


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« Reply #24 on: September 04, 2008, 11:51:04 am »
D: wow hotels cost a lot.  The last time I spent anywhere near full price for a room was at a hostel for Sakuracon and that was nice and cheap.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #25 on: September 04, 2008, 12:20:51 pm »
That's true, but from the photos it looks like for what we'll be getting (for what the hotel offers) it is very reasonable price.


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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #26 on: September 04, 2008, 01:05:24 pm »
That hotel is freaking beautiful!! I'm really excited to see it!

And the room rates are actually really amazing for what it is! I'm used to a million dollars a night for sakuracon.
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« Reply #27 on: September 04, 2008, 04:08:41 pm »
Whoa....

I was planning on actually getting a room next year, but it looks like I'll be driving back and forth again.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #28 on: September 04, 2008, 04:18:05 pm »
The rates really not that bad, I mean, it's no worse than this year's rates anyway. A good method for getting a room and not having to take the whole rate on yourself is getting friends to go with you or roommates. Getting three other people can be a great way of splitting up the rate into small chunks.


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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #29 on: September 04, 2008, 05:30:06 pm »
with the con being on the west side of the Willamette next year, people can ride the max to the Saturday Market!  Downtown Portland will truly be invaded *mwahaha!*
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« Reply #30 on: September 04, 2008, 05:31:11 pm »
You just wait, it'll make the evening news on multiple channels, lol.


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« Reply #31 on: September 05, 2008, 09:01:46 pm »
SWEET MERRY KWANZZA!  That place is beautiful!  I'm REALLY loking forward to next year now.  Ijust hope that they have better elevators...

And EveoftheAbyss is right, splitting the money between several people is the best way to go.

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« Reply #32 on: September 05, 2008, 10:09:23 pm »
Yes, agreed, elevators have always become an issue. It is inevitable though, until multiple forms of travel are available (and equally convenient), the elevators will be jammed. A hotel would need about 10 elevators all functioning to the same degree for their not to be a hold up, I'd reckon.

But at least this hotel has the stairs of Grandiose Majesty, lol. That's got to count for something.


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« Reply #33 on: September 05, 2008, 10:25:19 pm »
SWEET MERRY KWANZZA!  That place is beautiful!  I'm REALLY loking forward to next year now.  Ijust hope that they have better elevators...

And EveoftheAbyss is right, splitting the money between several people is the best way to go.

They do.  The elevators are brand new.  They have some sort of algorythmn that detects traffic patterns and optimizies ... something.  I don't get it.  But the elevators are new, spiffy, smart and have little informational LCD screens in them. 
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« Reply #34 on: September 05, 2008, 10:27:26 pm »
We have the elevators of tomorrow! They'll talk to us and open our bottles of ramune while we ride in them! XD

Seriously though, that is some great news. I can't wait to see these smarty-pant elevators, heh.


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« Reply #35 on: September 05, 2008, 10:32:42 pm »
We have the elevators of tomorrow! They'll talk to us and open our bottles of ramune while we ride in them! XD

Seriously though, that is some great news. I can't wait to see these smarty-pant elevators, heh.

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« Reply #36 on: September 05, 2008, 10:41:44 pm »
hmm better reserve a room soon ._. if i recall the hilton has small rooms... (last one we were at at least did)

Might get a suite, not sure...

lets see, 4 girls, 12 diffrent cosplay outfits, wig heads, and stock for our AA table...

depending on the room size,

how soon does the main hotel fillup?
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« Reply #37 on: September 05, 2008, 10:43:15 pm »
hmm better reserve a room soon ._. if i recall the hilton has small rooms... (last one we were at at least did)

Might get a suite, not sure...

lets see, 4 girls, 12 diffrent cosplay outfits, wig heads, and stock for our AA table...

depending on the room size,

how soon does the main hotel fillup?

This hotel in huge compared to anything we've been in before.  Two whole towers of rooms.  If we actually fill the hotel, well, it will be impressive. 
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #38 on: September 05, 2008, 11:10:00 pm »
Holy sweet Jesus. ....That's pretty reasonable. I have a question. If you have Hilton points[or whatever they're called], can you use that with the Con code? My mom travels for her job, and she gets all these points from staying at various hotels. I could probably knock the price down reasonably, but I'm just wondering if I could use both together.
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« Reply #39 on: September 05, 2008, 11:16:09 pm »
ohhhh sweeet mother of earth.... i can't even imagine kumoricon being held right in downtown portland. wow this is going to be GREAT!

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« Reply #40 on: September 06, 2008, 09:27:33 am »
hotel is being reserved eather today or tomorrow >:3 This is goin to be one hell of a K con for 09!
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #41 on: September 06, 2008, 09:49:51 am »
I want to book the room but I'm not sure when it is yet. I would assume it is the weekend before labor day again, but I could be wrong.


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« Reply #42 on: September 06, 2008, 10:11:54 am »
I want to book the room but I'm not sure when it is yet. I would assume it is the weekend before labor day again, but I could be wrong.

We will be on Labor Day Weekend, like we have been every year but the first. 

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #43 on: September 06, 2008, 10:31:45 am »
Alright, that's what I figured, but thanks for the confirmation. ^_^


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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #44 on: September 06, 2008, 01:01:46 pm »
Something tells me the D.Gray-Man group will have to snatch up that hallway with the diamond-patterned floor for a photoshoot. But downtown Portland... Oh, sounds like such fun.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #45 on: September 06, 2008, 01:15:42 pm »
^Is the epic hammer returning? Now that ive gotten to like chapter 100 in DGM I'm thinking of cosplaying Levi :3 or as the scanlation version calls him, Rabi.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #47 on: September 12, 2008, 09:14:30 am »
OK, so I actually went there on Wednesday. Once I'm done with all my videos from the convention you guys will get to see my video footage. I only recorded a little but I did ride the elevators so you can see how high tech they are.

In the lobby, there's a panel of like, twelve buttons with key holes and little read outs of what floor each elevator is on. If the Hilton feels like it, they can lock an elevator so it ONLY goes to the hotel rooms or ONLY goes to the con space. Wicked cool.

I did not go up into the Karaoke Lounge room though. Sorry.


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How many blocks out should I make the area map? I was thinking of making it big enough to stretch down to the waterfront to include Saturday Market.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #48 on: September 12, 2008, 05:03:54 pm »
I'd say Madison to Everett and Waterfront to 12th for map area.  We're going to see a lot more bikes this year due to proximity to a lot of major bike routes and availability of bike parking.

hehe, just had the idea of Valet bike parking.  That would be amazing. xD
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #49 on: September 12, 2008, 06:26:52 pm »
Just wondering if Parking is going to be a problem at this con for people staying at the hotel? I know it was a major problem at the Vancouver Hotel in 2006.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #50 on: September 12, 2008, 09:04:46 pm »
^ It shouldnt be, theres a few large parkin garages near bye because we are close to a mall
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #51 on: September 12, 2008, 10:52:39 pm »
Avoid driving if at all possible.  If you can, park somewhere on the Max line and ride the max the rest of the way.  Parking's going to be scarce, and where it's available, it will cost a ton.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #52 on: September 13, 2008, 11:17:01 am »
yeah I agree with the max thing, try the busses as well if you live near by instead of using cars. While there are parking garages (trust me you wont find anything on the streets) they do cost a nice chunk
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #53 on: September 13, 2008, 11:50:00 pm »
They are actually working on a new parking garage up around 8th or 9th that should add 400-800 parking spots into the area when it's finished, but that probably won't be finished by con 2009 and it'll probably cost just as much to park there as anywhere else. :P
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #54 on: September 14, 2008, 05:15:43 pm »
How many blocks out should I make the area map? I was thinking of making it big enough to stretch down to the waterfront to include Saturday Market.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #55 on: September 14, 2008, 06:11:04 pm »
In the lobby, there's a panel of like, twelve buttons with key holes and little read outs of what floor each elevator is on. If the Hilton feels like it, they can lock an elevator so it ONLY goes to the hotel rooms or ONLY goes to the con space. Wicked cool.

How does this work? When you call an elevator on the first floor, how do you know which one to enter if certain ones are locked to certain floors? And what if that is not the one that arrives?

(From the old discussion, the only way I can see floor lockout working is if you have separate call buttons for each car (which there isn't, judging from my photos), or if you have the elevators automatically return to the first floor and sit with the doors open when idling, so people can always enter the needed elevator. Plus signs to direct people.)
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #56 on: September 15, 2008, 01:03:11 am »
The hotel is awsome, but dose anyone know how much VIP is going to cost? I'm just woundering, I want to start saving my money for it.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #57 on: September 15, 2008, 08:45:56 pm »
Here are the aforementioned panels full of buttons from the lobby. I f I had  ever been on an elevator along I would have snapped some interior shots to show all the crazy buttons inside.





See how they're all controlled by keys? That's why I said that the main lobby could control the elevators. It would be super freaking cool if we could have an elevator manager under Faciliities/Yojimbo who had a key and the training to use it but I somehow feel our staff is going to busy elsewhere.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #58 on: September 15, 2008, 10:25:30 pm »
Other than possibly "Restaurant Express" (would that be the 23rd floor?), I think all the controls in the photo are for specialized or emergency uses.

"Car To Lobby" and "Bypass" are for emergency use. The "Hall Call Lockout" and "Floor Lockout" (I think this is also known as "Car Call Lockout") apply to all 4 elevators, so would be used to restrict access to certain floors rather than control traffic. And it looks like, with this control panel, it is only supported for 3 specific floors.

But, it's hard to know all this for sure without more detail.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #59 on: September 17, 2008, 10:07:39 pm »
Elevators were a big problem in 2005.  And a smaller problem 2006.  And a big problem again in 2007.  And once more in 2008.  Are non-emergency stairwells to EVERY floor of this hotel?  Are there non-emergency stairwells at all?  How many elevators does the hotel have?
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #60 on: September 19, 2008, 12:24:25 am »
I don't think you're giving an accurate view of the elevator problems.

2004 was the worst year ever when it comes to elevators. Things will never be as bad as they were then because we've never completely broken elevators OR had COPS take over an elevator for a few hours.
2005 was annoying because of the Romanians in the hotel hitting all the buttons.
2006 was barely 2 floors so the elevators weren't used by most people.
2007 was bad because not all the elevators went up to the room floors and there weren't many to begin with.
2008 was the way it was because we had an extra 1000 people.
I don't know which of the last two years was worse because I dodged the elevator bullet in 2008 (poolside suite FTW), but when I did ride the elevators I didn't have a hard time so I don't think it was worse this year.

I don't see next year getting better elevator-wise, they have higher tech elevators but they also have more floors and we'll have even MORE people.



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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #61 on: September 19, 2008, 12:39:11 am »
With an extra elevator car (4 instead of 3), the fact that they are much faster, and possible extra logic to optimize them, I would say the 2009/2010 elevators could easily work much better. But we'll have to see.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #62 on: September 19, 2008, 04:34:28 pm »
With an extra elevator car (4 instead of 3), the fact that they are much faster, and possible extra logic to optimize them, I would say the 2009/2010 elevators could easily work much better. But we'll have to see.

It think the extra logic and higher tech level will be the biggest pluses. The Doubletree did have two more elevators for most of the floors.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #63 on: September 21, 2008, 06:04:39 pm »
w00t just booked my room :3

its costing us like 700 for the whole weekend O_O
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #64 on: September 21, 2008, 08:13:46 pm »
once they give us the "convention code" it will reduce prices MASSIVELY!
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« Reply #65 on: September 21, 2008, 09:44:05 pm »
yeah I sure hope so ^^;;
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #66 on: September 21, 2008, 10:06:44 pm »
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #67 on: September 21, 2008, 11:42:10 pm »
Totally not bothering with a hotel room this year; I'm just going to sleep at a friend's apartment 15 blocks away if I can't mooch a room.  It wasn't worth the stress (let alone the money) this year.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #68 on: September 22, 2008, 09:04:22 pm »
once they give us the "convention code" it will reduce prices MASSIVELY!

That is good to hear because once I get my room it'll be around $700 too.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #69 on: September 22, 2008, 10:00:45 pm »
I dunno, a part of mine being so spendy was because I have so many people in my room >.> 4 others in clueding me....
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #70 on: September 22, 2008, 10:02:36 pm »
I tried seeing what it'd be like for 1 adult w/ 1 King bed and it was slightly over $700 as well : O
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« Reply #71 on: September 23, 2008, 07:25:19 am »
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #72 on: September 23, 2008, 05:57:42 pm »
It's $245/night standard rate single IIRC.  We should hopefully get that discounted by a lot.  Sakuracon gets it down to $140-$170/night, which is $200 to $300 off your bill right there.  We should be able to get even lower rates, as we usually do.  Again, wait for the convention code; give that to them and you should see a huge drop in the price.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #73 on: September 23, 2008, 06:39:47 pm »
Those stairs... I really want to have someone take a picture of me going down them in my Yuna Wedding dress... with either lady-fiancee, a Seymour, or a Tidus in tow. XD

So total for the con for a room for $119 would be... $476 dollars for four days. $516 for the $129 rate, $556 for the $139 rate, and $596 for the $149 rate. But three days it would be...
$119*3=$357
$129*3=$387
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #74 on: September 23, 2008, 06:45:49 pm »
Depending on how long it takes I'll just wait for the convention code to come out before I order... but I might get impatient.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #75 on: September 23, 2008, 06:54:59 pm »
XD I'll wait for the code, myself. Thats, IF I can get monies. Does anyone know how much the discount has been in the past?
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #76 on: September 23, 2008, 08:04:02 pm »
no I dont know actualy, and I still reserve early cause i found last year when I reserved round this time of year I had a way better room than my friends who reserved much later >.> and last time we were at a hilton the rooms were small and cramped, (given I think this one is suposed to be a lot nicer) I do not intend to have a tiny room stuffed with extra merchindise, 4 girls, cosplays, suitecases, and food supplys for the weekend.... me needs larger room... (specialy when two of the three do not know the meaning of the words pack light...)
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #77 on: September 24, 2008, 12:02:25 am »
Those stairs... I really want to have someone take a picture of me going down them in my Yuna Wedding dress... with either lady-fiancee, a Seymour, or a Tidus in tow. XD

So total for the con for a room for $119 would be... $476 dollars for four days. $516 for the $129 rate, $556 for the $139 rate, and $596 for the $149 rate. But three days it would be...
$119*3=$357
$129*3=$387
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #78 on: September 24, 2008, 12:27:35 am »
I didn't factor that in because... I was lazy. XDD *did it all in her head from laziness not letting her go get her calc*
So yeah.... probably around $550 on average for a room for four days, $500 for three. Or something like that. ^^
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #79 on: September 24, 2008, 06:13:25 am »
I have a question, if we book our room before the con code comes out can we add it in later?
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #80 on: September 24, 2008, 09:09:20 am »
I have a question, if we book our room before the con code comes out can we add it in later?

Yes.  After the code comes out, you can contact the hotel and have your reservation placed in the block.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #81 on: September 27, 2008, 01:47:35 pm »
So, how did you get those rates that said it was $119 to stay at the hilton? I keep getting told that's it's 200 per night.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #82 on: September 27, 2008, 02:22:40 pm »
How much of a problem are the hallway sizes going to be? I mean I'd hate to see a Lavi try to go down one of those halways with a hammer. and I myself my have a big sword.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #83 on: September 27, 2008, 02:48:02 pm »
yeah I know for a fact that there are going to be at least two of us Lavi's with large Hammers >.>
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #84 on: September 27, 2008, 04:27:07 pm »
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #85 on: October 29, 2008, 08:59:40 pm »
I'll have Yuna wings and the train of death. @.@
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #86 on: October 30, 2008, 11:52:16 am »
So do we have codes yet?  I haven't seen anything on the news and I know my group would find it very painful to stay at a non-con rate. :/
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #87 on: October 30, 2008, 03:09:54 pm »
codes arnt out yet but you can reserve them and then use the codes when they come out, something along those lines.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #88 on: October 30, 2008, 03:56:41 pm »
codes arnt out yet but you can reserve them and then use the codes when they come out, something along those lines.

Thanks for the reply =^_^=  That is what did about a month or so ago, but really want to get locked into the con rates as soon as we can ~ Every $ we can save is awesome :)
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #89 on: November 03, 2008, 11:32:52 am »
Hey everyone with the gigantic costumes and props. Remember that no one is forcing you to use those props and costumes, it is your choice. There is nothing that can be done about the size of the upstairs hallways.

The main two floors and the lobby should be fine for you, also the building across the street should be ok.

The Third Floor will not be ok, there will not be room for that giant hammer to go past people into the  various rooms (probably something like viewing rooms or workshop or tabletop gaming). I've already referenced my video of the third floor. I'll make sure that my next one actually goes upstairs and we can see what the hallways are like.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #90 on: November 03, 2008, 04:47:55 pm »
Ok Tom, i just wont take it upstairs.
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« Reply #91 on: November 03, 2008, 05:13:15 pm »
I finnaly found the hotel =O Its really big and prettyful and....BIG!
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #92 on: November 04, 2008, 11:03:26 am »
I saw it at the election meeting but really it's going to be hard to figure out where everything is at
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #93 on: November 08, 2008, 03:38:04 pm »
I just booked my room! We'll be checking in on the 4th and leaving the 7th. Now I will just wait for the con codes to come ;D
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #94 on: November 12, 2008, 05:18:05 pm »
Here are the hotel discount rates from the November Meeting.
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Attendee Rates: The prices differ depending on how many roommates you'll have. These rates apply to rooms with two double beds.
Single/Double is $119/night
Triple/Quad rate is $129/night
The one bed rooms are only available at the single/double rate.
You are not supposed to have more than 4 people in a room. <_<

Executive Tower Rates: $139/$149 per night, respectively.
The Executive tower is across the street. It's a little nicer and every room has a small refrigerator and microwave for you to use.

So for Friday night, Saturday night, Sunday night; that is at least $357 plus tax and ammenities.
No word yet on internet fees or any other surprises.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #95 on: November 12, 2008, 05:21:32 pm »
I live close so I'm lucky but I'm going the con for 09

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #96 on: November 12, 2008, 05:21:44 pm »
Teehee, 400+ is a lot better than it being slightly over $600, like it is now. I can't wait for the con codes to come out >:3
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #97 on: November 16, 2008, 11:11:48 am »
Hey everyone with the gigantic costumes and props. Remember that no one is forcing you to use those props and costumes, it is your choice. There is nothing that can be done about the size of the upstairs hallways.

The main two floors and the lobby should be fine for you, also the building across the street should be ok.

The Third Floor will not be ok, there will not be room for that giant hammer to go past people into the  various rooms (probably something like viewing rooms or workshop or tabletop gaming). I've already referenced my video of the third floor. I'll make sure that my next one actually goes upstairs and we can see what the hallways are like.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #98 on: November 23, 2008, 09:18:21 am »
I noticed that the con rates are now up. How do we add them in if we already booked a room?

Never mind I figured out how! And yay for con codes! Our room is now so cheap <3
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #99 on: November 28, 2008, 11:10:20 am »
yup! me and my friend already reserved our room, we decided on getting one at the executive tower since it's more roomy and we have 6 costumes total with a few pretty big props.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #100 on: November 28, 2008, 11:37:50 am »
So that last picture is from the Executive Tower Salon right? Our new Karaoke Lounge?

Ooooh, a Karaoke Lounge with an under 21 bar would be so cooooool.

That would be so cool!
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #101 on: November 30, 2008, 04:54:02 pm »
so i have a question ouo; ~ .
how are all you underaged people/groups booking into the hotel ?
isn't someone over 18 required to check in , let alone stay in the hotel ?

cause i've just turned 17 & the friend i want to get a room with is still 16 .
but already i've read lots of people who are younger than me saying how they got their rooms & so on :'D .

stupid question , y / n ?
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #102 on: November 30, 2008, 11:20:19 pm »
ahem well we put it ours on my dads card and he will check in with us, but will not be spending anytime there.... >.> you kinda are suposed to ya know have an 18 year old stay there with you but then again its not like they come and check your room at midnight to make sure theres an adult... x.x just dont get into trouble, and honestly i dont think they will care.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #103 on: December 01, 2008, 04:57:33 pm »
AHAH .
that's what i thought 8'D .

i think me & my friend pulled that once when we were required to have an adult with us at all times @ a past k-con when we were younger ~ .
her mom just got us our badges & such ,
but we're good kids so there were no problems :3 .

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #104 on: December 01, 2008, 08:54:34 pm »
so i have a question ouo; ~ .
how are all you underaged people/groups booking into the hotel ?
isn't someone over 18 required to check in , let alone stay in the hotel ?

cause i've just turned 17 & the friend i want to get a room with is still 16 .
but already i've read lots of people who are younger than me saying how they got their rooms & so on :'D .

stupid question , y / n ?
i still need a answer xD; .

You'll need a credit card, which usually implies that you're over 18, but you don't have to be 18 to book a room at most places.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #105 on: December 02, 2008, 07:44:00 am »
so i have a question ouo; ~ .
how are all you underaged people/groups booking into the hotel ?
isn't someone over 18 required to check in , let alone stay in the hotel ?

cause i've just turned 17 & the friend i want to get a room with is still 16 .
but already i've read lots of people who are younger than me saying how they got their rooms & so on :'D .

stupid question , y / n ?
i still need a answer xD; .

You'll need a credit card, which usually implies that you're over 18, but you don't have to be 18 to book a room at most places.
Actually, for legal reasons you do have to be 18+ at pretty much any hotel. A lot are even 21+. Best to just call the hotel and ask.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #106 on: December 02, 2008, 08:01:12 am »
Adults are leaving their kids at hotels all the time. Call the hotel to find out the age of the person checking in and then aim for that.

If I ever get an appointment with the hotel for that tour I'll make sure the "check in age" is on my list of things to verify.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #107 on: December 02, 2008, 08:18:12 am »
Thanks Tom that would be handy : ) I think we will have to have my dad but it would still be nice if he didnt have to come with us to check in.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #108 on: December 02, 2008, 04:28:57 pm »
@ Tom .

yeah that would be handy ~ .
i'm now thinking though that we'll have my friend's mother/or my mother drive us there & have her check us in .
then after the con the mother can come & pick us up from the hotel which would solve the issue of parking i was worrying about cause my friend was planning on driving us there ( HAH , i'm older than her but she already has her license >w>; ) .

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #109 on: December 03, 2008, 08:33:33 am »
no prob Kairi ^^ this is our first year with out the parents in the room too. Last year my dad stayed the nights with us but left during the day, this year its just us and he will only come to check up, or when we need someone to run the stand or make a dash for kinkos >.>;;

so I was having similar issues.... all in all wahts going to hapen with us is we strap my Lavi mallet to the top of the ski rack, then get it through the hotel, unpack, register (dad has to be there for that cause hes signing the contract for the artist alley tables cause none of my groups 18 yet) then he leaves and I have a HELL of a lot to do... >.> set up table, bring bags up to room, get in cosplay, change to PJ cosplay, then get ready for the Ryodans pre show... help set up game room, ect.... busy busy day... i feel sorry for the rest of my art group, i'm kinda going to be dashing around all con ^^;;
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #110 on: January 04, 2009, 02:59:07 pm »
I don't think this has been answered, but I'll be taking the MAX, and was wondering the best stop?
I'm guessing the stop at Pioneer Courthouse square and then walk down Broadway Ave. to the hotel...Is this the closest/best???
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #111 on: January 05, 2009, 08:13:41 am »
I don't think this has been answered, but I'll be taking the MAX, and was wondering the best stop?
I'm guessing the stop at Pioneer Courthouse square and then walk down Broadway Ave. to the hotel...Is this the closest/best???
Yeah, you can get off at Pioneer Courthouse and just walk up 6th ave several blocks and the hotel is right there.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #112 on: January 05, 2009, 09:03:30 pm »
Or Broadway...Both would work. Okay, thanks!
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #113 on: January 06, 2009, 10:31:00 pm »
The room rates will be as follows.

2009-Room Rates  Single Rate    Double Rate     Triple Rate     Quad Rate
Run of House        $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 129.00        $ 129.00
Std King               $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 119.00        $ 119.00
Std Dbl/Dbl           $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 129.00        $ 129.00
ET Double Double   $ 139.00       $ 139.00        $ 149.00        $ 149.00
ok i have a question are the prices above per person per night???

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #114 on: January 06, 2009, 10:46:06 pm »
room rates are as listed. BUT thats for 2 adults. once u go to 3 and 4 adults the price jumps.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #115 on: January 06, 2009, 10:51:47 pm »
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The room rates will be as follows.

2009-Room Rates  Single Rate    Double Rate     Triple Rate     Quad Rate
Run of House        $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 129.00        $ 129.00
Std King               $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 119.00        $ 119.00
Std Dbl/Dbl           $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 129.00        $ 129.00
ET Double Double   $ 139.00       $ 139.00        $ 149.00        $ 149.00
ok i have a question are the prices above per person per night???

Single rate mean 1 person staying in the room, double would be two people staying in the room and so on.  These rates are per night so if two people are staying in the room then you could split the cost.  

As for room types:

Std King would be one king sized bed in a room
Std Dbl/Dbl would be two beds in the room probably queens but could be kings
ET Double Double is in the Executive tower across the street and would also have two beds. (These are suppose to be the nicer rooms thus the price.  I am not sure what they come with yet)
Run of house is what ever they have.  You could end up in any of the above, or a suite if that is all they had left.  

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #116 on: January 06, 2009, 10:58:59 pm »
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If I ever get an appointment with the hotel for that tour I'll make sure the "check in age" is on my list of things to verify.

More tours starting soon now that some of the issues have been worked out.  We still do not have confirmed what is going to be where so there may not be much to see yet.  Check in age I will find out tomorrow and have Jeff post that to the main hotel section on the website.

Also here is what is listed on there site describing the rooms:

Main Building guestrooms and suites feature:

    * Recently remodeled bathrooms featuring a new design with granite countertops, mahogany trim and brushed steel accessories
    * High speed internet access (fee)
    * Hilton Serenity bed featuring:
          o Super topper mattress pad for extra comfort
          o Featherbed
          o Down comforter and pillows
    * Two dual-line phones with personalized voicemail and data ports
    * Large work desk with desk level outlets
    * Coffeemaker with complimentary coffee and tea
    * Crabtree and Evelyn bathroom amenities
    * Clock radios with adaptor for MP3 playback
    * Ironing board and iron
    * Hairdryer
    * Lodgenet movies, video games and free HBO
    * Views of the city, mountains or the river

Executive Tower guestrooms and suites feature all of the above as well as:

    * More contemporary and spacious rooms with upscale accents
    * Complimentary bottled water
    * Luxurious robes for your added comfort
    * Umbrellas
    * Business king rooms available offering:
          o A view from the 20th floor
          o Large L-shaped business desk
          o Printer/copier/fax/scanner
          o 32 inch TV
          o Leather recliner chair

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #117 on: January 06, 2009, 11:14:50 pm »
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The room rates will be as follows.

2009-Room Rates  Single Rate    Double Rate     Triple Rate     Quad Rate
Run of House        $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 129.00        $ 129.00
Std King               $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 119.00        $ 119.00
Std Dbl/Dbl           $ 119.00       $ 119.00        $ 129.00        $ 129.00
ET Double Double   $ 139.00       $ 139.00        $ 149.00        $ 149.00
ok i have a question are the prices above per person per night???

Single rate mean 1 person staying in the room, double would be two people staying in the room and so on.  These rates are per night so if two people are staying in the room then you could split the cost.  

Thank you so much that helps alot

As for room types:

Std King would be one king sized bed in a room
Std Dbl/Dbl would be two beds in the room probably queens but could be kings
ET Double Double is in the Executive tower across the street and would also have two beds. (These are suppose to be the nicer rooms thus the price.  I am not sure what they come with yet)
Run of house is what ever they have.  You could end up in any of the above, or a suite if that is all they had left.  

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #118 on: January 07, 2009, 01:52:38 am »
Umbrellas?!  Everyone needs those!  It's Kumoricon for crying out loud!  Our logo has an umbrella! ;P
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #119 on: January 07, 2009, 07:50:16 pm »
David, it happens that I am quite allergic to feathers. Did I read your post correctly, that all rooms not only have down comforters (which could be removed by housekeeping and replaced by one's own sleeping bags from home), but also "featherbeds" ? Does that mean feather mattresses? If so I must definitely stay somewhere other than the hotel (wonder what's walking distance?). Or did that just refer to feather pillows (which again could be removed by housekeeping if needed)? The first night at the con hotel this year I was so tired I tried to sleep without checking the stuff until my allergies and asthma awoke me letting me know it was down/feather.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #120 on: January 08, 2009, 03:03:56 pm »
I noted other hotels in the area when I did my walk around. There's a small hotel just behind the Hilton but I'm not sure of the pricing. It looks nice though. Let me google it....

I was actually thinking of two! The Portland Paramount's a little more than a block away and currently overlooks construction, the other one turns out to be a restaurant NAMED after the Heathman Hotel that used to be there.

There's always Marriott! It would be like time travelling from 2005 to 2009 every morning!  ;)
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #121 on: January 10, 2009, 06:30:48 pm »
I need to book my room sometimeish. I'll ask those that are planing on staying with me now if I can do it now, and if the worst happens I will make sure i have enough money to pay for the whole thing myself ;D

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #122 on: February 09, 2009, 08:49:55 pm »
I heard something about rooms going fast, that true?
Should I register soon?
Ack...
I think we have at least five in our room if Andrea ends up staying with us.
How many beds does the biggest reasonably priced room have?

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #123 on: February 10, 2009, 11:20:27 pm »
This was posted by TomtheFanboy but I miss read it and removed it.  That will teach me to read the fourms after taking cold medicen.  Anyways, the following is what he posted:

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They don't have any rooms with more than two beds. Though the exspensive suites do have a couch.

I will however check to see if there are any cases they will allow a rollaway bed as most hotels have them. 

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #124 on: February 12, 2009, 11:36:22 am »
The hotel does have roll away beds but I am still waiting on the policy and price to have that added to a room.  I will post that here when I find out the info.  If you have a speacal reason you think you need one, please email me so I can pass that to the hotel and they will let me know if it is possable. 

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #125 on: March 23, 2009, 02:01:40 pm »
My youtube now has some footage of the top floor Karaoke Lounge and the nice little basement that will be the Exhibitors' Hall/Artist Alley.
Fact: the whole place is air conditioned.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #126 on: March 23, 2009, 11:16:48 pm »
do you have a link to it I could use?
wait, I think you posted one earlier, I'll just go find it.
Unless you want to post another
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #127 on: March 24, 2009, 10:46:53 am »
do you have a link to it I could use?
wait, I think you posted one earlier, I'll just go find it.
Unless you want to post another
*cough* please *cough*

I actually can't access my youtube account at work. That's why I didn't post one. Sorry.  :(

I'll find a link to the account at the very least.

Edit:
Here's my first two videos of the insides. If you click the links to look at my other videos it should be one of the newest ones.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R6Y6oS9wYQ8
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F82w6Fnq2rQ
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #128 on: March 24, 2009, 05:27:42 pm »
Hey, thanks for posting the video you did of the parking garage. It helped to anwser some questions I had about the layout and size of the space. I am very excited for this year! :D

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #129 on: March 24, 2009, 07:23:51 pm »
Here's the video of our visit to the parking garage and karaoke lounge!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-vXPFt3Opuk
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #130 on: April 01, 2009, 05:55:31 pm »
The con is on my side of the river this year! And I've pre-ordered!

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #131 on: April 26, 2009, 12:39:21 pm »
How's access for someone eight feet tall?

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #132 on: May 05, 2009, 07:57:23 am »
How's access for someone eight feet tall?

Not bad in most areas. Doors will all be hard for you though.
I suggest avoiding the Third Floor and the Exhibitors Hall.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #133 on: May 06, 2009, 07:42:41 am »
Cool. I'll really only be more like seven and a half, and only for part of one day (a photoshoot and the Cosplay Contest) so it shouldn't be too difficult.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #134 on: May 19, 2009, 09:23:09 am »
Just an update for those of you who were curious.

In the video above where I look around the top floor before the March meeting?

The room with the bar at one end is going to be CCG tournament space and the big room with all the windows that we held the actual meeting in will be the Karaoke room.

I'm also told there is actually a public restroom on that floor as well, thank goodness.

I'm working on the new maps and once I've got them finished you'll see another update here. Cheers!
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #135 on: May 20, 2009, 10:16:44 am »

I'm working on the new maps and once I've got them finished you'll see another update here. Cheers!

Cool, maps would be handy and the vids were a good idea.
Did have one question tho, if the parking garage is the dealers hall, then where's the best place to park?
I will be staying in the hotel and just like to park it and forget about it until the cons over.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #136 on: May 21, 2009, 10:05:41 pm »
I have my room now. The price is really great. Its going to be about $70 a night for five people, which isn't too bad.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #137 on: May 21, 2009, 10:14:34 pm »
We have not talked to the parking garages yet about official con parking but there is one in the Executive Tower across the street. I'm planning on making a research trip this Tuesday and I'm going to try and get the contact information for the parking garage companies.

Google, provides.  ;)
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #138 on: May 26, 2009, 04:26:13 pm »
Just finished updating my small area map for the stuff around the hotel.

http://i156.photobucket.com/albums/t16/TomtheFanboy/Kumoricon%202009/2009_small_area_01-1.png

The key will be published later. For now the yellow are food (or coffee or bars), the blue are parking, the red are hotels and the pink/purple are OTHER.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #139 on: May 26, 2009, 04:32:56 pm »
Nice I like it. Did you find out how much parking is a night? I would like to add that in with my total, so I can charge my friends >:3

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #140 on: May 26, 2009, 09:12:21 pm »
Nice I like it. Did you find out how much parking is a night? I would like to add that in with my total, so I can charge my friends >:3

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #141 on: May 26, 2009, 09:14:42 pm »
it actually doesn't seem too fair to charge them for parking because they will not be using my car at all....maybe I can get my parents to drop me off and pick me up so I don't have to pay for parking.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #142 on: May 28, 2009, 01:06:20 pm »
I'll get the parking rates when I post my next youtube video.
(The latest one went up this morning, I'll be linking it later)

The Executive Tower has TEN FLOOORS of parking garage. Some of which is set aside for the hotel. We are hoping to make a deal to get a discounted rate for people that are with the convention.
Or at least with the convention AND staying at the hotel.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #143 on: May 28, 2009, 01:10:48 pm »
Sounds good to me. Thanks for the help Tom ^_^

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #144 on: May 29, 2009, 11:55:06 pm »
I thought that Part 2 would be up when I got home. Apparently it had an error in the upload at %90.
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So here's part 1.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3IxOhajdzE

Part 2 is better though. It'll be up soon.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #145 on: May 30, 2009, 08:37:48 am »
We walked around it a little bit during the summer. It wasn't too bad. It seemed a little small but I loved the way the lobby looked. It was so elegant :3

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #146 on: May 30, 2009, 11:29:23 pm »
OK, there it is.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BP8bucivwTo

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #147 on: June 24, 2009, 12:02:26 am »
Hey, Tom? Quick question. I'm possibly heading up to portland on saturday, and I'm going to go to the hotel if I get there. Is it possible for me to get a map of where everything is going to be according to the hotel? I like the video, but I can't get a good fix on where everything is.

Also, will there be a generally open space for people to lounge about in, romp around, that sort of thing?

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #148 on: July 02, 2009, 02:51:44 pm »
Here is what the hotel calls all the rooms.
http://www.hilton.com/en/hotels/content/PDXPHHH/media/pdf/PDXPHHH_Hotel_Fact_Sheet.pdf;jsessionid=H3OGQHJS4Q2CCCSGBIU2VCQ

It's not an easy link to see in the first post, maybe I should bold it.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #149 on: July 05, 2009, 10:20:23 pm »
Oh mah gawd, this was so helpful.
You have no idea, I was wondering about the layout for the longest time.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #150 on: July 16, 2009, 09:08:12 am »
Three new videos uploaded, some are still processing even.
These are unofficial and they show some of the background parts of the hotel attendees and staff are wont to use in situations where time is of the essence.

That was wordy.

Anyway, here's the links to JULY RECON 1-3.

Outside
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eWxHBUQ3NA

Inside 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rE_D7hiGHCA

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #151 on: July 30, 2009, 11:00:17 pm »
I have a few hotel questions for checking in.

- If it's been reserved as Adult do you have to be over 18 to check in?

- Do you need a credit card to check in or the identification number or anything?

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #152 on: August 09, 2009, 09:00:06 am »
I have updated the document that explains the Small Area Map.

http://pockyclub.elite-otaku.net/SmallMapKey.rtf

It can no longer be opened in browser windows but is better for printing. If you still want a copy for your browser while you're online, I have left the old one up.

http://pockyclub.elite-otaku.net/SmallMapKey.txt
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #153 on: August 15, 2009, 06:56:10 pm »
Some people were wondering about registration. This should help.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #154 on: August 26, 2009, 10:20:27 pm »
Since no one here could answer my questions I called the hotel. For other people interested, I was told that if I wouldn't be bringing the credit card that made the payment that I'd have to get some verification papers or something, which I'll do tomorrow.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #155 on: August 26, 2009, 11:29:14 pm »
It has come to my attention that some of you wanted ceiling heights.

The ceiling height in the Ballroom foyer is 9ft.
The ceiling height in the Plaza foyer is 15ft.
The ceiling height on the 3rd floor is 8ft.
The ceiling height in the panel rooms is 11ft.

Live Events and Main Events have higher ceilings. Everything else is the above height or shorter on those floors.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #156 on: August 27, 2009, 04:57:53 pm »
Looks like the only place I would have to duck would be the 3rd floor- good thing I'm not going up there anyway because of small hallways and escalators! Thank you very much for this information, Tom. I'll be just barely brushing the ceiling, maybe, with the tips of my butterfly wings in the Ballroom foyer.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #157 on: August 30, 2009, 09:57:08 am »
I was wondering if there is any information on how much it will cost to park? The hotel website says $20 which I assume means $20 a day. Is there a con discount available? Are any of the other parking garages in the area cheaper? Do they allow you to park overnight?

I'll be staying at the hotel and since I live hours away from Portland I can't just go investigate for myself. So any help people can offer is greatly appreciated.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #158 on: August 30, 2009, 02:07:18 pm »
So the friday night con check in is also in the paviliain room?

And just to verify, on the events schedule it says live 1 and live 2. I'm assuming that "live 2" is the "events 2" room on the map in the pavilion on the plaza level?


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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #159 on: August 30, 2009, 04:18:55 pm »
We still do not have parking information. We are trying to get some more information on that. The hotel parking is not going to be available except for guests of the executive tower. The hotel parking is probably not going to be discounted.

If we have any discounts negotiated they will be with the parking lot to the south of the hotel on 6th and Salmon.

And just to verify, on the events schedule it says live 1 and live 2. I'm assuming that "live 2" is the "events 2" room on the map in the pavilion on the plaza level?

The Pavilion Room is the Live Events room.
The Live Events room is going to be one room for registration, two rooms for the first half of the con, then one room again for the last half of the convention. I can never get the times right of when it switches.

I don't know where the reg desk will be set up on Friday night, but it will probably be right outside the Pavilion room. Next to the big stairs.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #160 on: August 30, 2009, 04:36:21 pm »
We still do not have parking information. We are trying to get some more information on that. The hotel parking is not going to be available except for guests of the executive tower. The hotel parking is probably not going to be discounted.

If we have any discounts negotiated they will be with the parking lot to the south of the hotel on 6th and Salmon.

And just to verify, on the events schedule it says live 1 and live 2. I'm assuming that "live 2" is the "events 2" room on the map in the pavilion on the plaza level?

The Pavilion Room is the Live Events room.
The Live Events room is going to be one room for registration, two rooms for the first half of the con, then one room again for the last half of the convention. I can never get the times right of when it switches.

I don't know where the reg desk will be set up on Friday night, but it will probably be right outside the Pavilion room. Next to the big stairs.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #161 on: August 30, 2009, 05:21:43 pm »
The hotel parking is not going to be available except for guests of the executive tower.

Does that mean that if you're staying in the main tower you can't use hotel parking? o.O
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #162 on: August 30, 2009, 08:21:47 pm »
Thank you Tom

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #163 on: August 30, 2009, 08:36:01 pm »
The hotel parking is not going to be available except for guests of the executive tower.

Does that mean that if you're staying in the main tower you can't use hotel parking? o.O

Because the Exhibitor's hall is in that parking garage.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #164 on: September 01, 2009, 09:06:57 am »
Here is the word from Jessica of Star Park and Smart Park, an actually employee at their Portland offices!

The Hilton Parking lot that shares the Executive Tower building is $20 for overnight parking. That's total, every day. This rate applies to everyone, hotel guest or not.

She recommended a group of other parking lots that they manage in the area that are actually cheaper. All of which are on the Small Area Map.
"6th and Alder" is $18 a night, this is on the same block as the Marriot to the north. This lot is 3 blocks away.

Both the lots near Pioneer Place have more complicated rates.
"3rd and Alder" and  "4th and Yamhill" are Smart Park. If you park for a day you pay the daily maximum of 12 dollars. For each additional day they chareg 1.50/hour for the first 4 hours, then they start charging $4/hour after that, BUT it still stops at the daily maximum of $12 for the day. What this means is that you pay $12 per day and if you check out and leave the lot before it adds up to $12 on the last day then you pay LESS.

The Smart Park are the cheapest lots in the area. On the Small Area Map they are block 13 and 27. This means they are 3-5 blocks away from the convention itself. Not bad if you aren't going to be using your car for a few days.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #165 on: September 01, 2009, 02:46:51 pm »
Thanks so much for the parking information Tom. It really really helps.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #166 on: September 03, 2009, 10:03:07 am »
Actually I would absolutely love if we could have a staff assisted photoshoot on the stairs several times a day. Like after a big event gets done lining up we get all the cosplayers from X on the stairs, take a picture with a set number of cameras (10 sounds good if it's just one photographer) and then the people clear out and open the stairs up to the public.

People are going to WANT photoshoots with that marvelous staircase, we may as well have a staffer assigned to take care of it so that the inevitable inconvenience to other attendees is kept to a minimum. I think some photoshoots on the stairs is better than NO photoshoots on the stairs.

We'll see what happens though.

I think there should DEFINITELY be a Masquerade Ball photoshoot on that staircase. It would be so pretty. ;A;

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #167 on: September 03, 2009, 10:25:04 am »
except the hotel doesn't want us blocking the staircase...
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #168 on: September 03, 2009, 10:48:30 am »
Hmmmm, well what if we don't completely block it? Like we line up single file next to one railing? People could still get through that way, so we wouldn't technically be blocking anything.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #169 on: September 03, 2009, 03:49:53 pm »
Hmmmm, well what if we don't completely block it? Like we line up single file next to one railing? People could still get through that way, so we wouldn't technically be blocking anything.

Your group would have to be very organized  and do a strategic "pause" while you all happened to be walking down the staircase at the same time. It can be done, you just have to wait for a lull in traffic.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #170 on: September 05, 2009, 05:54:29 pm »
I know this should probably wait for the rants and raves after the con, but I just feel that I should say on behalf of me, and several other congoers that I've talked to, perhaps the Hilton isn't the best place for a big convention. Sure, its a nice, ritzy venue, but it seems like everything is too far apart, and has limited space. It has more room for panels and whatnot, but all in all it seems more cramped. This could be because of the increase in attendees (Is there an increase this year?) or just the fact that the Hilton wasn't designed in mind for a convention the size of Kumoricon.
Also, the hotel staff REALLY doesn't seem to want us there. I got snapped at for trying to go to the bathroom today. It seems like they didn't know what they were getting themselves into, when they agreed to let us use their hotel as space. I understand everyone is stressed right now, both Kumoricon staff and Hilton staff. But at least the Kumoricon staff try to put on happy faces and at least be polite. The treatment us congoers are getting from Hilton staff is less than decent.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #171 on: September 05, 2009, 08:09:05 pm »
I don't want to make judgements on the first day, but I have to agree, I'm not too fond of the Hilton. It's extremely hard to get around, almost like being in a maze, though I know that is somewhat of a personal opinion. It seemed extremely cramped, but I also understand the fact that it was raining, so there were more people inside than if it had been a sunny day. And I will definitely agree that the hotel staff is quite rude it seems. I'd agree that it doesn't seem that they want us there. It's an extremely nice hotel, don't get me wrong, but I'm not quite sure if it's good for Kumoricon. >.>

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #172 on: September 06, 2009, 02:48:23 am »
And the panels and dealers room were IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND it took me and my group like 5 hours or more to find it. And not to mention the hotel staff were the rudest people ever. I kinda miss Double Tree hotel now...DX but yeah...I don't think the hilton hotel was the best choice for the con....
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #173 on: September 08, 2009, 09:51:50 pm »
I got called by the head of hotel security. 
I told him what happened.
He blew me off.


Yeah.   So why are we going to a place that they don't want us at?

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #174 on: September 09, 2009, 02:59:24 pm »
Can we get a moderator in here?
This is a Q&A thread not a complaint thread.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #175 on: September 09, 2009, 06:24:52 pm »
Can we get a moderator in here?
This is a Q&A thread not a complaint thread.
Thanks.

Sorry didn't see anthing that said Q or A... I am just adding my two cents to this. 
This is in fact in the Help, Suggestions, and Complaints area.... not just a FAQs area.

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« Reply #176 on: September 09, 2009, 06:35:34 pm »
Then consider it official. Please use this thread for just hotel Q&A, which is what it was created for months ago.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #177 on: September 09, 2009, 07:04:43 pm »
Then consider it official. Please use this thread for just hotel Q&A, which is what it was created for months ago.

Thank you for the clarification.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #178 on: September 19, 2009, 08:51:36 pm »
Hello TomtheFanboy, this is Animeman73. I was the fellow who asked Jaz to deliver that strawberry pocky to you. I'm glad you found it useful and I hope you had the chance to enjoy some of the coffee and pocky I brought. And by the way hope the wife's well. Okay to business here are my questions. I admit besides the whole staff thing my biggest problem was the fact that the air was so dry. Is there anything the hotel can do to take care of that or are we stuck with it? Also have you guys got any ideas on how to handle the elevator situation next year?
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #179 on: September 19, 2009, 09:22:26 pm »
The air in the hotel was dry?  I felt that it was fairly well balanced my self.  With over 5000 people in that enclosed set of spaces I'm actually a bit surprised at how dry it was in retrospect; upon reflection I'd expect the humidity to skyrocket and make everything horrid.  I'm sure they must have had de-humidification as part of their air-conditioning process.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #180 on: September 21, 2009, 12:06:41 pm »
While I don't think anything can be done about that, I did indeed notice it.

I woke up dehydrated every morning and my wife mentioned that my snoring was worse than normal. The air conditioning systems are designed to cool and dry out the air. The fact that the air seems dry is actually a testament to the technology employed by the Hilton. Like Michael Evans said, with the amount of people we packed in you would expect it to get muggy pretty quick. I chalked it up to the weather outside. I think that if it had been warm outside then the difference in humidity inside the hotel would not have been as noticeable.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #181 on: September 21, 2009, 10:01:46 pm »
I think there may be a benefit to having a dry hotel as well.  If the air isn't as humid various surfaces are likely to dry off more quickly.  Dry surfaces help to kill bacteria and I suspect would also make weaker viruses more susceptible to various destructive forces.

http://answers.google.com/answers/threadview/id/762565.html has more information.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #182 on: December 27, 2009, 07:45:25 pm »
:/ i wish you would have moved the con  back over to vancouver so all the minors could go to the dances instead of having to go back to our rooms like we were told to do so ://
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #183 on: December 27, 2009, 08:41:34 pm »
:/ i wish you would have moved the con  back over to vancouver so all the minors could go to the dances instead of having to go back to our rooms like we were told to do so ://

Realistically speaking... less minors would have been able to go to the convention if we had it at Vancouver.

So... if you bought your reg after say... April? You probably would have been SOL if you'd wanted to go to
con if we were at Vancouver...

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« Reply #184 on: December 27, 2009, 08:44:56 pm »
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« Reply #185 on: December 27, 2009, 08:52:08 pm »
They'll host Kumoricon someday oslapedo. Just not in the immeadiate future especially with the sucky state of this economy.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #186 on: December 27, 2009, 11:21:25 pm »
:/ i wish you would have moved the con  back over to vancouver so all the minors could go to the dances instead of having to go back to our rooms like we were told to do so ://

Curfew would have been the same.  Even if minors would have made it into the dance, they would have been kicked out at midnight.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #187 on: January 05, 2010, 09:16:37 pm »
Portland Convention Centerrr, oh how I want you to host KCon.
That would be nice and make more sense =D
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #188 on: January 06, 2010, 04:46:41 pm »
Guys, this is really not the thread for wishful thinking. This is an information thread for people who need info on the hotel we WILL be at.

Also, please watch the series of youtube videos on Dawn's Hotel Panel to see why we aren't at the convention center and why we may never be there. Watch all of them before you make any declarations about how things "ought to be".

Also, the authorities have been informed that KUM has not been accepted on most reservations. We are working on that. Please place the reservations without the code and call the hotel about it once we have resolved the issue.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #189 on: January 08, 2010, 10:20:51 am »
Is parking still $20 PER night??
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #190 on: January 08, 2010, 04:30:45 pm »
Is parking still $20 PER night??

Technically yes, this is if you are paying for parking through the Hilton themselves. The lot diagonal from the Hotel is the one they utililize (the one under the executive tower). There are two other lots on the block to the south of the hotel with different pricing, as well as others a few blocks away. Each company has different rules about parking over night and different prices.

One of the benefits of hotel parking is being able to drive around during the day and come back without having to worry about a new spot. This perk has not been verified though and if it turns out it is not as advertised it really does make parking with the hotel a bad option. The hotel parking is usually more clear cut but we are using their in house parking for exhibitor space.

The cheapes parking solution downtown is the Smart Park lots near the MAX line and Pioneer Place. They have reasonable overnight rates and holiday discounts on Labor Day.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #191 on: January 08, 2010, 05:36:21 pm »
I have the utmost confidence that next year's Kumoricon will be better and that the Hotel will be more prepared for us. There may be no such thing as perfect but experience IS the best teacher.
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« Reply #192 on: January 11, 2010, 08:34:14 am »
If parking with the hotel is like it was last year, you might be able to leave the parking structure and come back, but I'm almost certain you wouldn't get the exact same spot (unless you left and arrived extremely late or very early when there's not much traffic).  It's like any other parking structure where parking spots are first come, first served.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #193 on: January 12, 2010, 08:58:01 pm »
This year I will be contacting the parking companies at EACH lot around the hotel and getting them in touch with Ally to see what possible offers they can provide to convention goers and staff. The main word I'll be looking for is VALIDATION and what kind of fees that involves for businesses.

Even if they can't negotiate anything I will make a special parking map with the main lots around the hotels and their pricing schemes. ;)
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #194 on: January 13, 2010, 01:32:20 pm »
Oh! A New Map for Tom! Yay! The PARKING MAP! This is exactly the kind of plan I'm trying to
come up with... Ideally, I'd like to see if Smart Park, or a similar company would be interested in
offering us a discount if we filled up their lot for the weekend... This option would not neccessarily
include in/out prevailages, but may be the cheapest.

All of this is still conjecture, but it's always good to see the wheels a turning!

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #195 on: January 15, 2010, 04:39:13 pm »
As long as the parking lot was secure so I'm not going to have to spend the weekend fretting over my car, and it's a better deal, I'm sure there's a good chunk of us who could care less about in/out privileges. :)
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #196 on: January 19, 2010, 12:18:57 pm »
As long as the parking lot was secure so I'm not going to have to spend the weekend fretting over my car, and it's a better deal, I'm sure there's a good chunk of us who could care less about in/out privileges. :)

Just for reference, I don't believe that any lot we get will have any more security than any of the lots downtown. The best we can hope for is that only Kumoricon people will be parking there, and that might not even be an option. All the lots have a person on site to take money but secutirty isn't that tight. We're focusing on "cheaper" parking more than safer so, uh, sorry. You might still have to worry about the car's safety but if our plans go through you won't have to worry about the price tag.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #197 on: January 19, 2010, 01:42:54 pm »
On that same note of security;

Anywhere you park is going to have risks, even if you park in a designated hotel parking garage, they hold very little (if any) liability for your car or personal belongings. On the street, in a private garage, or a public parking structure, it doesn't matter, they all have relatively lax security, with the possible exception of a Mall's parking lot, but those are NOT 24 deals, and if the mall security catches you leaving your car and not going into the mall, they will tow you. I worked at Llyod Center for quite awhile and I know this is a favorite pasttime of security, not to be taken in a positive or negative way, they will tow your car at your expense if you abuse their lot.

In congruence with what Tom has said, it is cost that we are looking at trying to reduce, and while I don't have a factual set of incident reports, I'd say the numbers seem to be low enough to warrant our focus on lower costs. If for some reason, money was no object and security was a serious issue, it'd be a different situation. But as of now, we are looking to keep things cheap for you, the attendees. This doesn't mean sacrificing quality, it just means looking at more options and trying to get a deal.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #198 on: February 03, 2010, 06:59:25 pm »
Since I'm completely hotel illiterate...
Are the room rates per person per night, or are they per room per night?

Basically I'm trying to understand what my husband and I will be paying per night to stay. And I couldn't find a 2010 update in here, so I wasn't sure what all had changed.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #199 on: February 03, 2010, 09:55:45 pm »
this last year it was NOT official but the yojimbo were offering to escort scared individuals to their cars. again this was NOT official nor sanctioned by the convention but hey were nice peoples :)
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #200 on: February 04, 2010, 12:50:49 am »
Since I'm completely hotel illiterate...
Are the room rates per person per night, or are they per room per night?

Basically I'm trying to understand what my husband and I will be paying per night to stay. And I couldn't find a 2010 update in here, so I wasn't sure what all had changed.

It is per room, per night. I haven't checked but there is the possibility the rate goes up slightly if more people are in the room. Though right now it's reported to be just a flat $124/night, using the KUM code:

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #201 on: February 05, 2010, 11:26:15 am »
Kylite i think that car escort by the youjimbo for scared car owners is a swell idea and should be OFFICIALLY sanctuioned. Youjimbo are after all security. So why not officially have that?
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #202 on: February 05, 2010, 12:01:57 pm »
Kylite i think that car escort by the youjimbo for scared car owners is a swell idea and should be OFFICIALLY sanctuioned. Youjimbo are after all security. So why not officially have that?


Yojimbo cannot do anything officially off-site.  The legal problems with that are kinda ... huge. 

They cannot escort people off-site as Yojis, but if they want to stick their staff badge in a pocket and go off duty for a moment, they can do stuff like that. 
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #203 on: February 05, 2010, 12:34:36 pm »
Youjimbo are after all security. So why not officially have that?


Also... they is no Security no more! No Training No Title! Sad Times true but... hey it
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #204 on: February 05, 2010, 10:58:47 pm »
Oh well it was just a thought.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #205 on: March 16, 2010, 12:29:15 am »
I know that pre - registration is 35$ so how much is it for three days ? and can I pay for three days online or do I have do it at the door? ...also this my first con so im new the whole thing so any help would be appercated ^_^
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #206 on: March 16, 2010, 09:09:02 am »
I know that pre - registration is 35$ so how much is it for three days ? and can I pay for three days online or do I have do it at the door? ...also this my first con so im new the whole thing so any help would be appercated ^_^

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« Reply #207 on: March 18, 2010, 01:36:26 am »
I know that pre - registration is 35$ so how much is it for three days ? and can I pay for three days online or do I have do it at the door? ...also this my first con so im new the whole thing so any help would be appercated ^_^

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The current $35 registration is for all 3 days. It goes up as you get closer to con and hotels get booked up so you will want to register and book hotels as soon as you can. Saves you alot of money and worries about arrangements.

Yes, you can register online and there is great info and links on this page: http://www.kumoricon.com/registration

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #208 on: March 18, 2010, 08:00:25 am »
Domo arigatou gozaimasu and I apprecate the information and help ^_^

DooItashimashita, I know you will really enjoy Kumoricon. I had a great time :D
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« Reply #209 on: March 18, 2010, 08:07:14 am »
Domo arigatou gozaimasu and I apprecate the information and help ^_^

DooItashimashita, I know you will really enjoy Kumoricon. I had a great time :D
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #210 on: March 18, 2010, 08:25:01 am »
I'm ready I have reserved my room and ordered badges for the family. Now time to focus on cosplay

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« Reply #211 on: May 16, 2010, 10:51:08 am »
Will we see nicer hotel staffers this year.

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« Reply #212 on: June 21, 2010, 07:17:18 pm »
Will we see nicer hotel staffers this year.

Kumoricon has no control over the staff of the Hilton.
However all complaint from last year have been presented to the Hilton representatives.
We are all working to make sure the difficulties of 2009 are avoided at the convention in 2010.
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« Reply #213 on: June 22, 2010, 01:25:23 am »
Quite looking forward to the Hotel and Kumoricon. I'm just wondering what Kumoricon will do after this year sionce kumoricon is in that awkward growing spurt stage.
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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #214 on: August 29, 2010, 07:01:05 pm »
What is the hotel's parking garage like?  Does it tend to fill up during the con?  Is it tight and narrow?

The reason I'm asking, is because I went to see one of the Miyazaki films years ago at the International Film Festival (I think the specific film was "Nausicaa") and the parking garage attached to the theater was pretty tight and narrow.

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Re: 2009/2010 Hotel - Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
« Reply #215 on: August 29, 2010, 10:05:53 pm »
Yeah, all Portland Garage's are pretty narrow. The one that the Hotel "controls" is pretty
standard size, but a car larger than a sedan will always have "fun" parking in Portland.
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