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Does anyone know if it is mandatory for delegates to stay in RNC assigned hotels?

Here is a list of the Delegation hotels assignments:

Alabama: Crowne Plaza Tampa Westshore

Alaska: Postcard Inn on the Beach

American Samoa: Hilton Clearwater Beach

Arizona: Embassy Suites Tampa, Airport Westshore

Arkansas: Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Ybor Historic District

California: TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach

Colorado: Holiday Inn Clearwater-St. Petersburg Airport

Connecticut: Bilmar Beach Resort

Delaware: Wyndham Tampa Westshore

District of Columbia: Wyndham Tampa Westshore

Florida: Innisbrook Resort

Georgia: Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay

Guam: Alden Beach Resort & Suites

Hawaii: Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore

Idaho: St. Petersburg Marriott Clearwater

Illinois: Sheraton Sand Key Resort

Indiana: Holiday Inn Harbourside

Iowa: Sunset Vistas Beachfront Suites

Kansas: Hilton Garden Inn Tampa Airport Westshore

Kentucky: Wyndham Garden Clearwater Beach

Louisiana: Saddlebrook Resort

Maine: Wyndham Tampa Westshore

Maryland: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Tampa Bay

Massachusetts: Tampa Marriott Waterside Hotel & Marina

Michigan: Embassy Suites Tampa, Downtown Convention Center

Minnesota: Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center

Mississippi: Hyatt Regency Tampa

Missouri: Tampa Airport Marriott

Montana: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach

Nebraska: Alden Beach Resort & Suites

Nevada: DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport, Westshore

New Hampshire: Wyndham Tampa Westshore

New Jersey: Sirata Beach Resort & Conference Center

New Mexico: Holiday Inn Clearwater-St. Petersburg Airport

New York: Hilton Clearwater Beach

North Carolina: Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

North Dakota: Bilmar Beach Resort

Northern Mariana Islands: TradeWinds Island Resorts on St. Pete Beach

Ohio: Mainsail Suites Hotel & Conference Center

Oklahoma: Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel

Oregon: Sheraton Sand Key Resort

Pennsylvania: DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tampa Airport, Westshore

Puerto Rico: Hilton Clearwater Beach

Rhode Island: Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key

South Carolina: Innisbrook Resort

South Dakota: Shephard's Beach Resort

Tennessee: Safety Harbor Resort & Spa

Texas: Saddlebrook Resort

U.S. Virgin Islands: Crystal Palms Beach Resort

Utah: Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore

Vermont: Wyndham Tampa Westshore

Virginia: Clearwater Beach Marriott Suites on Sand Key

Washington: Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Clearwater Beach

West Virginia: Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore

Wisconsin: Hyatt Regency Tampa

Wyoming: Sheraton Suites Tampa Airport Westshore


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I would think it prudent

to do a "bug sweep" for hidden listening devices in the rooms.
Or don't do any talking about Ron Paul in the hotel rooms.

The RNC is NOT really limited in their funds, and neither is the CIA, and they will be there ahead of time, and you can't be sure what they will be doing.

Georgia Rules thread

Below is my post on a thread a few days ago and got down voted (?) At the time I read the rules I was shocked they are REQUIRING delegates to stay at a particular hotel but having everyone together does make sense in case there is a sudden need to be in contact with like minded delegates.

The rules & my comment:
"Approximate cost for Republican National Convention as a delegate or alternate: $3,000 to $5,000. Please note that the fees for travel, convention fees, hotel fees, food and any other fees are the sole responsibility of the delegate or alternate and are not paid for by the Republican Party. Delegates and Alternates are required to stay in the block of rooms with the Georgia delegation (TBD) and are not permitted to stay in another location."

What right do they have to force people to stay in a hotel, much less their particular hotel???

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

Maybe the Ron Paul state's buses won't arrive on time?

Or make it in time to the convention? I think you should all have a contingency plan to get there... we know they have said keep certain states away...

Good point - buses carrying Iowa, Nevada, Louisiana, Minnesota,

etc. mysteriously break down on way to convention?

"When the power of love overcomes the love of power, the world will know Peace." - Jimi Hendrix

In 2008 we rode buses to the convention center

And sometimes the buses took a different route because of protesters--I think riding buses was necessary to get in the convention parking lot. We are talking 50,000 delegates so it is quite a process to plan for.

I would like to point out that hotel rooms can be shared. And who is to know how many people are in each room, although each 2 bed room probably has a 4 person limit.

I should think that you would want to

The assigned hotels are where your state GOP brass should be staying and it should give you the opportunity to meet and greet, make friends, be around to hear what's up, warn others if need be what the neocons are up to, and participate in State projects.

I would want to stay with my state.. and I hope allot of Ron Paul Republicans stay in their assigned hotels so we can make a presence and give support to those who are running for offices or won offices.

If I am the delegate (If RP WINS CA) from my dictrict, I will be staying at the assigned hotel and throwing a party, making my room available to make plans, practice Roberts Rules. Organize to WIN.

So True!

This is important to do! The entire delegation met at breakfast each day, and one day we actually had Doug Wead stop by to speak to us!
In the evenings we would meet in the restaurant behind our assigned hotel for drinks and we had some VERY LIVELY discussions with some of the Neocons--I'm not sure if we changed any minds--but we did establish the fact that we weren't going to just sit back and watch them for a few years until they decided to accept us! LOL

You can sleep in your car if you want to

My brother and I went to the convention in St. Paul and that's what we did. We weren't there for a vacation.

This FAQ estimates that the reserved hotels will be about $200 per night: http://njgop.org/files/2012HonoraryDelegateFAQ.pdf

Screw that.

I don't see why they should care as long as you show up

to the convention. Really stupid if you ask me.

What are you fightin' for?
Caught in the middle?
Freedom is only for those with the guts to defend it!

Transportation and roll call logistics...

Getting all the people in and out of the Convention facilities and roll call is certainly easier with the delegates all dormed in neat groupings by state where you can do roll call on the bus/van dedicated to each state.

Would also greatly improve traffic and parking around the Convention facilities.

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

This is probably another way

This is probably another way of making sure they can weed out people they dont like. Alot of the Romney people have money and such.

To climb the mountain, you must believe you can.

Where's the love...

for homegrown local hotels? Only mega-corps it seems... :\

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

So far they say it is

So far they say it is Mandatory. I called them in my state to ask if there were exceptions to this rule, and so far they have declined to call me back. These people are quite snobbish and uppity, so I think it is pretty much "required". Those hotels are interesting. Samoa is in Clearwater, some 35 miles away..Arkansas is in Ybor, one of the more ethnic type communities with a pretty bad rep (tho I always loved it there), Texas at Saddlebrook, outside Tampa. Odd. Anyway..that is my take. You may get the state GOP to call you back in your state, but...
BTW, these are the MOST expensive hotels in the entire area. REALLY.

They're trying to make money

They can't force you to stay at a hotel.

It's possible...

that they are not going to allow parking around the Convention facilities and require you to board a bus/van at the designated hotels where roll call will be taken. Security is going to be extraordinarily intense and over-the-top with a large radius.

~wobbles but doesn't fall down~

With your credentials you'll still be able to board the bus

Just show up at the hotel.

Some Facts

Clearwater is only 22 miles away (and that's from the beach to RNC).
Use the W.Courtney Campbell Causeway (Rte 60) to traverse between Tampa & Clearwater..it's the easiest route.

The Hotel in Ybor is in a good neighborhood.
As you already seem to know, one mustn't stray west of the
"Archway" on the western part of 7th ave.
Don't go past 21st Street if traveling East.
In fact stay in close proximity to 7th Ave when on foot, it's where all the fun is anyway.
And if you want a good meal, not too pricey?
"Gaspar's Grotto" directly across from the famous/infamous
Coyote Ugly Bar...
The further west on 7th Ave..the roudier, and younger the clientele.
There are many fine cafes that offer a plethora of different ethnicities and dietary tastes.
Alas, I am not a delegate,so I will be here:

But I hope to see you at the PAULFEST !
God Bless Ya !

"Beyond the blackened skyline, beyond the smoky rain, dreams never turned to ashes up until.........
...Everything CHANGED !!

And I heard they put Romney friendly states closest to

the convention site.