Well, we're just a few weeks away from the return of SQLSaturday to NYC as SQLSaturday#158, and it is sure to be a BIG one in the BIG Apple! I recently unveiled the awesome super schedule of sessions and speakers (top shelf premium liquor here), as well as our keynote, Brian Knight, who will kick off the event that keeps on giving!
We have so many wonderful sponsors as well, who will be giving away terrific prizes! Believe me, I saw the list! Don't forget, just for showing up, you'll get plenty of SWAG, but of course, if you haven't yet - you MUST REGISTER NOW! We're expecting hundreds of sql professional folk, but it's still not too late! The cost of admission is FREE, the value - priceless!
Some mention on the logistics, when you show up! Prior to the event, you should receive an email with your SPEED PASS for registration. SpeedPASS allows for a quicker flow at check-in, and eliminates some pre-event tasks like printing and organizing all the name badges and raffle tickets for attendees. Don't forget to PRINT them out and bring them along!
Now, I'm dedicating this blog event update to the overwhelming emails and inquiries from speakers, sponsors and attendees coming in from out of town! Consider this a public sqlcommunity service. Since we weren't able to really negotiate any discounted rates with local area hotels - pretty hard task in the city that never sleeps - we decided that concierge is not our thing, and so, that's part of why hotel recommendations are not posted on the event home page. We figured Travelocity and PriceLine would do a much better job! Now this wasn't my decision, but as a result of the leg work we initially did to scout out some places to stay, I will mere list some places we gathered, with no particular recommendation.
Therefore, I wish all you out-of-towners a safe trip in, and a great stay in NYC! I look forward to seeing all of you next month!!
I hope the below information is helpful! Can I take your bags? :-)
We suggested the following Hotel because it appears to be more reasonably priced than others in the area. But, we are not working with any particular hotel for this event. We are not necessarily endorsing or advertising for any of them.
Hilton New York
In addition, the following hotel is close to the venue:
Hilton New York
Here are some other listing of area hotels. Prices may vary, and the ones quoted CANNOT be guaranteed:
If you click on the following link, a local area map will show up of Microsoft NYC HQ at 1290 Avenue of the Americas, NY, NY - off 52nd St:
|Roosevelt Hotel||45 E 45th St||$ 179.00||Midtown East||Grand Central Station|
|Radisson Lexington||511 Lexington Ave at 48th St.||$ 279.00||Midtown East||Grand Central Station|
|The Pod Hotel New York||230 E 51st St||$ 159.00||Midtown East||Grand Central Station|
|Hotel 31||120 E 31st St||$ 160.00||Midtown East||Grand Central Station||Very far from Microsoft Offices|
|Seton Hotel||144 E 40th Street||$ 129.00||Midtown East||Grand Central Station||Somewhat far from Microsoft Offices|
|Eastgate Tower Hotel||222 E 39th St||$ 204.00||Midtown East||Grand Central Station||Somewhat far from Microsoft Offices|
|Hilton New York||1335 Avenue of the Americas||$ 379.00||Midtown West||Times Square||Across the street from Microsoft Offices|
|Hotel Pennsylvania||401 7th Ave||$ 179.00||Midtown West||Penn Station|
|Metro Apartments||440 W 41st Street||$ 174.00||Midtown West||Port Authority|
|Best Western Convention Center Hotel||522 W 38th St||$ 199.00||Midtown West||Port Authority|
|Manhattan Broadway Budget Hotel||273 W 38th St||$ 199.00||Midtown West||Port Authority|
|Americana Inn||69 W 38th St||$ 200.00||Midtown West||Times Square|