Rooms may by now be gone on Thursday 3/27 at the $219/rate; but Ninc has
negotiated additional rooms for Thursday night at $249/night, which rate should
still be available to you.
During the week of conference, on nights when conference rates are not available
at the hotel, a special rate of $279/night is offered to Ninc members. It will
NOT, however, be quoted to you by the reservations staff. Book your room for
whatever the quoted rate is, then contact Assistant Conference Coordinator Holly
Jacobs, who will get your rate adjusted.
NINC got a great deal for you!
The Affinia Hotel – Manhattan, March 27-30, 2008
The Affinia-Manhattan has extended Ninc a great hotel rate for our 2008
Ninc Conference in New York City. Here are some features we just have to mention.
(Cut-off for hotel reservations at the conference rate is March
Special room rate of $219/night in the Ninc conference block.
All rooms are complete suites with lots of space and have kitchens—real
money savers for those who don't want to eat out for every meal.
Location, location, location—at the corner of 31st Street and 7th
Avenue, with easy access to food, entertainment, and famous sites.
- On a first-come, first-served basis, a limited number of rooms
are available on Wednesday, March 26, at the special Ninc $219 rate, for
attendees who want to arrive a day early in New York.
Visit the Affinia
The Affinia’s online concierge services are handled by Continental
Guest Services. For more information and to make a reservation at least one
day in advance of the scheduled pick-up at an airport, please visit their website: http://www.continentalguestservices.com/transportation.php
The Affinia is located about a block away from Herald Square
and Madison Square Garden and also near the Empire State Building.
is a Starbucks right across the street. It has a large, airy lobby
with an information booth right in the center. The registration counter
is a decent size, and each station has a dispenser of Snapple for guests
to drink. There is a large couch in the lobby near the registration
desk (could hold about 10 people), and another two couches back to back in
the foyer just outside the elevators.
The only oddity about this hotel
is the choice of decor in the public rooms. The carpet looks very 70's,
in a swirly pattern with hot pink, orange, blue, etc., even though it is
new. There are wide-open corridors outside each elevator bank, but
hallways can narrow a bit when getting into the guest room sections.
The ballroom is on the main floor and is gorgeous! It's
more than large enough for our needs and decorated in ecru with crystal chandeliers
and lots of natural light from the many windows
There are 5 normal sized elevators. So, no huge
delays getting to your room to refresh.
The guest rooms are ALL complete suites with full kitchens! There
is a stove, full size fridge, and microwave. Our attendees could bring
back leftovers from restaurants to put in the fridge and reheat later. The
desk also comes apart to make two tables, in case roommates both want to set
up the laptops at the same time. :)
There is a guest packet in
each room, consisting of a portable CD player with a CD for touring the city,
maps, and guidebooks. The guests are welcome to use these things
during their stay, but the materials have to stay in the room at checkout. Guests
will be charged for any missing materials.
Some of the guest room bathrooms are small, but the rooms are also all
suites, so there is no lack of room anywhere else. Internet is $9.95
a day. There are plenty of double doubles and kings in the hotel.
The hotel gets all its catering from the restaurant next door. The
restaurant also handles all the room service for the hotel. The Affinia
seemed very eager to have NINC hold the conference at the hotel.