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  1. husky71

    2018 Roadtrip planning thread

    Here we go: Your group block has been setup in our system and below are the instructions to make reservations into the group block. Individuals will be responsible for making their own reservations. All reservations require a credit card at the time of booking. Guests can call the hotel directly at 781-769-7000 and choose option 2 for sales or option 0 for the front desk. They should mention the UK Patriots block. They can also book online at www.bostonnorwood.hamptoninn.com . Under "Add Special Rate Codes, they should enter your group booking code, which is UKP For all online reservations through our Hampton Inn Website the GROUP CODE is UKP. We always setup the group a couple of days prior to the actual dates, in case some guests want to come in early. There are no rooms blocked for those additional days however and the group rate may or may not apply for those days booked outside of the contracted dates. Any guests that need to stay outside of the group block dates should make their reservations directly with Sue in sales. Please let everyone know that they must make their reservations by the end of day September 8, 2018. On September 9, all rooms not booked in the block will drop back into hotel inventory and the group rate will no longer apply. From: Sue Gallogly Director of Sales Hampton Inn by Hilton Boston Norwood 434 Providence Highway Norwood, MA 02062 (781) 769-7000 I will be watching the list of reservations made so only the Roadtrippers will get the benefit of the group discount. Anyone not on Mandy's final list of approved applications will have their reservation deleted. Also please remember that if you need reservations for both games and you are not staying at the hotel between games, you must make 2 separate reservations.
  2. husky71

    2018 Roadtrip planning thread

    The agreement with the Hampton Inn has been finalized. In a few business days I will receive instructions for making reservations within the UKPatriots room block. I will post it here immediately upon receipt. The important points: 1) We have available rooms from 9/29 to 10/4 (beginning 10/5 the Hotel is already sold out to anther group). 2) We have double rooms (2 Queen Beds) at $159/night and single rooms (1 King Bed) @$149/night. A 11.7% tax is not included in the prices. 3) Reservations must be made by 9/8 at which time any unreserved rooms within the block will be returned by the hotel to their inventory of available rooms. 4) Reservations and payment are the responsibility of each individual. Sue Gallogly, Director of Sales at the Hampton Inn, is looking forward to meeting the UKPatriots. More information to follow.
  3. husky71

    2018 Roadtrip planning thread

    2 beds. Why do you ask? 🙄
  4. husky71

    2018 Roadtrip planning thread

    I'm getting Double Bed Rooms and Single Bed Rooms but I need to know asap if anyone aside from Jonas (already requested) needs a handicapped room. I should have more info by next week. 1) If anyone wants both games and will not be staying during the week they need 2 reservations. 2) Ther are no doubles available for Friday October 5th just in case anyone is interested.
  5. husky71

    2018 Roadtrip planning thread

    I heard from the Hampton Inn. We will have rooms from 9/29 to 10/5, both singles and doubles. We are getting a discount of 18% to $159/night on singles and 20% to $149/night on doubles. The only thing left is to get the number of rooms needed, which I will estimate based on Mandy's latest list. In case Warren is interested, any rooms not reserved by 9/8 go back to the hotel inventory. Once I get the contract signed, the hotel will set up the reservation info. All reservations are the responsibility of each individual. Sue at the Hampton Inn wants us there. More info to follow.
  6. husky71

    2018 Roadtrip planning thread

    Obviously I realize that. Once we get the rooms reserved and people begin to make reservations, the contract always has a cut-off date after which any unclaimed rooms will go back to the hotel. I will be speaking with the Hotel in the next few days at which time all options will be discussed. Control of the opening of the parking lots rests with the State Police. The lots usually open 4 hours prior to the game but I remember last year, at one of the late games the State Police opened the lots 5 hours before the game. Remember that Rt1 is a major thoroughfare for people living south of the stadium and there will be a lot more traffic than there would be on a Sunday.
  7. husky71

    2018 Roadtrip planning thread

    I'll be contacting the Hampton Inn this week. Since we have 2 games this year only 4 days apart, I'll hopefully be able to set up the contract so the reduced rate will carry thru the Friday after the Indy game for those who want to stay there for both games. I'll let everyone know what Darrell at the Hampton Inn offers me before any contract is signed and I will post it here.
  8. I have looked at hotel costs. Preliminary cost of the Courtyard is $209 + taxes per night for 2 beds in a room. Darrell at the Hampton Inn is offering a definite $109 + taxes per night for 2 beds in a room. I don't see the Courtyard cutting the cost for me in half to match the Hampton Inn but I will see if the Courtyard will do so if the RTers want me to. That weekend is quite expensive for most hotels so the Hampton Inn is a complete surprise to me. Don't even bother to ask me the price of either hotel at Patriots Place. If you want to stay there you are on your own.
  9. husky71

    Roadtrip 2017 discussion thread

    OK Everyone. Here are the instructions for reserving rooms at the Hampton Inn: Hi Howard, the UK PATRIOTS FAN CLUB GROUP block has been setup in our system and below are the instructions for making reservations into the group block. Reservations for this event will be individual call in. Individuals will be responsible for making their own reservations. All reservations require a credit card at the time of booking. Guests can call the hotel directly at 781-769-7000 and hit 0 for the front desk or 2 for sales on the automated welcome system, and mention the UK PATRIOTS FAN CLUB GROUP block, or they can book online at www.bostonnorwood.hamptoninn.com, under “Add Special Rate Codes,” using your group booking code which is UKP. For all online reservations the GROUP CODE IS: UKP Please let everyone know that they must make their group reservations or I need to receive a rooming list for the rooms, before the cutoff date on October 25th 2017. The Group Name is UK PATRIOTS FAN CLUB GROUP and the dates are Nov 22nd – Nov 27th 2017.We always setup the group a couple of days prior to the group arrival date and one day afterwards, in case some guests want to come in early or stay a day later. There are no rooms blocked for those additional days however and the group rate may or may not apply for those days booked outside of the contracted dates. Any guests that need to stay outside of the group block dates, should make their reservations directly with me. Darrell Smith Director of Sales Once you have made your reservations please send me an e-mail (be sure to include your MB name) so I will know who has made reservations in a timely manner and also so I can be sure that only the RTers are making use of the Room Block. Please contact me if you have problems.
  10. Put Ben and I down for tickets. I might have to work but I'll know that in a few weeks. Ben would definately like to go.
  11. husky71

    Roadtrip 2017 discussion thread

    The contract with the Hampton Inn is signed, sealed and delivered. As soon as Darrell get everything loaded in their system and contacts me, I will let everyone know how to make reservations.
  12. husky71

    Roadtrip 2017 discussion thread

    I do have a contract in hand from Darrell at the Hamption Inn awaiting my signature. The contract provides for 3 rooms on Friday night and 10 rooms for Saturday and Sunday nights, all Double Queen Rooms. Before I sign off on it, I would like to know if any RTers need other accomodations and I will do my best to make that type of room is available. I'm going to increase the number of Double Queen Rooms to 15 with the understanding that any rooms not reserved by the cut-off date (10/25/17) will be released to the general inventory by the hotel. Once the contract is signed, I will be given a "Group Booking Code" to be used to make reservations either on-line or by phone. The hotel's website indicates that there are Single Queen Rooms and Single King Rooms and Accessable Rooms. Jonas - I will reserve an Accessible Room for you. Anyone in need of special accomodations please PM or email me ASAP. Additional information will follow in due course.
  13. husky71

    UPDATED 2016 Roadtrip vs Bills - event thread

    A bit OT - The game is the afternoon of the 1st night of the Jewish New Year (Rosh Hashana). If there are any RTers who are Jewish and would like to have a Rosh Hashana dinner at my home on Tuesday with my family feel free to PM me thru this site.
  14. husky71

    UPDATED 2016 Roadtrip vs Bills - event thread

    Here is the e-mail I received from Sheila at the Courtyard: So excited to see your signed contract come through today! I’ve gone ahead and held the rooms for the UK Patriots for October 1 & 2. Below is the link that they can use to book the rooms individually and provide their individual credit cards for booking. Please note that breakfast for 2 ppl is included in each room each day. This breakfast will be in the form of an “E-Coupon” which will pop up at the cash register when they purchase breakfast. It allows each person coffee and any hot breakfast plate -or- coffee & 2 cold breakfast items. Unfortunately, there is nowhere that your guests will see this on the reservation link or confirmation page as it is something we have to do manually here at the hotel after reservations are made. Book your group rate for UK Patriots A few notes: 1) If you want only 1 night and it doesn't work please let me know. 2) If you want to arrive before 10/1 and stay after 10/2 let me know Don't forget to PM me when your reservation is made and be sure to include the name of your roommate if you are sharing the room. I want to be sure that only RTers are taking advantage of the room block.
  15. husky71

    UPDATED 2016 Roadtrip vs Bills - event thread

    The contract with the Courtyard has been signed and returned for processing. In the next day or so I will be receiving a link and a phone number to make reservations. We have 12 rooms available for both 10/1 and 10/2 for all Rters: 2 king with a sofa bed and 10 queen/queen rooms. The price is $169/night + taxes. I have also received a complementary continental hot breakfast for everyone staying at the hotel, limited to 2 per room per day. Reservations can be made up to 9/9, although I would appreciate all reservations be made well before then. On 9/10 all unreserved rooms will be removed from the room block. If you want to make a reservation for only 1 night, that can be done. I'm working on getting the discount for anyone arriving before 10/1 and staying after 10/2. Once a reservation is made I would appreciate a PM here to confirm along with any roommate. I will be monitoring the reservations to be sure that only RTers are making the reservations with the hotel. You will be hearing from me once I receive the link and phone number.
  16. husky71

    UPDATED 2016 Roadtrip vs Bills - event thread

    Based on the few responses here regarding the fact that the Courtyard is a better choice, we will go in that direction. Just give me a few days to finalize things and get the booking link set up and listed.
  17. husky71

    UPDATED 2016 Roadtrip vs Bills - event thread

    Andy - I'll check with them but in the past they did. Neil - Did you make a non-canellable reservation?
  18. husky71

    UPDATED 2016 Roadtrip vs Bills - event thread

    I finally received an e-mail with a contract from the Hampton Inn. So now we have a choice. Either the Hampton Inn or the Courtyard. The Courtyard is closer to Gillette Stadium by 1 mile and they can offer enough double rooms to accommodate the RTERS whereas the Hampton Inn has only a few double rooms but can provide enough singles with a fold out couch to accommodate the RTers. I can go either way. Just let me know so by the end of this week accommodations can be up and running.
  19. husky71

    UPDATED 2016 Roadtrip vs Bills - event thread

    It's been 2 weeks since both Tim and i were promised by Darrell Smith at the Hampton Inn that he would send out a contract to me. I haven't heard from him. The Courtyard has finally responded to me and I am presently trying to get the price reduced from the same $169 as the Hampton Inn plus they will include a complimentary continental breakfast. I could probably get their contract faster than the one from the Hampton Inn. I'm really sorry that I'm not getting immediate responses to my e-mails and phone calls but I cannot force them to respond.
  20. husky71

    UPDATED 2016 Roadtrip vs Bills - event thread

    I am not going to look for a venue for Saturday night. I'm not, nor will I ever be into local bars so when you all arrive, the saturday night arrangements are yours to make. At this point I have no idea what hotel I will recommend but I'm sure there will be bars nearby. The Hampton Inn has yet to respond to e-mails or voice messages and I'm waiting on 3 other hotels, which I'm sure will most probably be as expensive as prior years, if not more. If anyone wants anything much less expensive than whatever is decided, those RTers are on their own.
  21. husky71

    UPDATED 2016 Roadtrip vs Bills - event thread

    Tim and I have decided on the BBC. I have signed the Function Agreement with the British Beer Company for the get-together on Saturday night. I've seen the room and it is fantastic. The bar is in the room and in the hallway are rest rooms. It also has its own entrance. Maybe we can look into having one or more "Special Guests". I am waiting to hear from 3 more hotels regarding their group rates. Tim and I have more decisions to make and will do so shortly and let everyone know what the options are.
  22. husky71

    UPDATED 2016 Roadtrip vs Bills - event thread

    Get-Together Saturday night, October 1st: After checking out various venues we have decided on the "British Beer Company" in Walpole. There is a separate function room above the restaurant. I will be visiting the BBC next week or two to finalize the details. The get-together will consist of a buffet of foods consisting of probably Pasta, Fish, Chicken and Steak. The cost has not yet been determined. Drinks will not be included in the cost of the buffet so each attendee will be responsible for their own. There will be wait staff and bar staff available at all times. If the date is no longer available, I will look into other venues. What should we consider as a reasonable cost per person? Hotel: I am waiting for the contract from the Hampton Inn. Once it is signed, I will let everyone know the rates and how to make reservations for our room block.
  23. Tim (Hanks) and I would like to take on the responsibility for next season's Road Trip Weekend. We both realize that it's way to early to plan anything now but after the season is over we will get together and discuss possibilities. Once the schedule comes out, and the 2016 game has been decided, we will coordinate a breakfast and/or lunch and/or dinner for the Roadtrippers, as well as allowing for the Bruins, the Celtics, College Football and College Hockey. As you all know, I'm retired so I have time to spend checking out venues and coordinating events for the weekend. Tim will give me the help I need, allowing for his travel schedule for his company. We will, hopefully, be able to set up a weekend that will appeal to most everyone's liking. Once we get started, I will set up a new e-mail address so input from everyone can and will be give due consideration.
  24. husky71

    UK Patriots 2016 Superbowl Party

    Have fun guys. I wish I could be there. I have the time but the $$ didn't allow the trip. See some of you at next season's Roadtrip.
  25. husky71

    Thoughts on RT 2015

    I'll do the planning but I want to work with a team that should consist of 3 other people. Maybe Tim will help me here in the states and we can come up with a few ideas (Tim, if you read this let's discuss) and I would like to work via e-mail with 2 other volunteers from the UK Patriots who can let us know the thoughts of those across the pond instead of everyone becoming part of the discussion. I realize it's way too early to know what will happen a year from now but it's never too early to begin a discussion of the possibilities and make some general inquiries and do some leg-work. As you all know by now, I'm retired and can easily find the time to coordinate the activities for Saturday night. BTW, if we manage to get a Monday night game next year, that leaves all day Sunday as well.
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