Some people have quietly questioned how large the NamesCon turnout will be this year due to the change in location from Las Vegas to Austin, Texas. If hotel bookings are an indication of the number of attendees, it looks like NamesCon will be well-attended. NamesCon organizers had a block of rooms set aside for conference attendees to book, and they secured a second block when the first one sold out. The conference is coming up in less than a month, and apparently, the host Omni Hotel is now at capacity.
A few days ago, I received an email from NamesCon announcing that additional hotel rooms at other hotels have been reserved for conference attendees to book at a reduced rate. The Driskill Hotel, Aloft Austin Downtown (a Marriott brand), and Proper Hotel Austin all have hotel rooms available at a discounted rate.
If you are attending NamesCon but have not yet booked your hotel room, you might want to have a look at these options shared by NamesCon. Here’s the email I received, which have links to book the hotels at reduced rates (FYI: the links are NamesCon links and not my affiliate links):
So it turns out moving to Austin was a popular decision! From CEOs to domain investors, professionals from every corner of the domain industry are getting ready to join us in Austin. That means our second block of hotel rooms at the Omni Autin Hotel Downtown is now full, bringing the whole place to capacity during the course of NamesCon Global 2020. So we reached out to two amazing nearby hotels, and we think you’ll be happy with what we were able to arrange.
These hotels will offer you a discount as a registered NamesCon Attendee:
THE DRISKILL HOTEL: driskillhotel.com
This iconic and historic 6th Street institution offers everying Texas-sized: hospitality, amenities, and friendliness. This luxurious hotel takes up the block across the street from the Omni.
Book now: Driskill NamesCon Block
ALOFT AUSTIN DOWNTOWN: marriott.com
Chic and contemporary, with a unique and playful rooftop bar and lounge. Aloft is one short block from the Omni: just a few minutes’ walk.
Book now: Aloft NamesCon Block
PROPER HOTEL AUSTIN: properhotel.com
As the name suggests, the Proper goes for casual luxury, creative energy, and soulful design. This is Austin’s newest luxury lifestyle hotel. Boasting a rooftop pool with sundeck and cabanas, a rejuvenating spa, and amazing dining and bar options. Located by Lady Bird Lake, the Proper is a five-minute taxi or rideshare from the Omni, or a 20-minute walk.
Book now: Proper NamesCon Block (Group Code: namescon)
The Omni can still be booked through various Apps, so certainly isn’t full, although it does appear many of the upgraded rooms have gone.
Is there really a 2nd allocation, or a last ditch attempt to fill up the initial block – only they know the truth, and of course, what the size of each block is – the rest is just speculation and marketing.
I’m looking forward to seeing what has changed/evolved, and finding out more about the D.E.F in just over 3 weeks – see you there 🙂
I called Proper Hotel yesterday and was told nothing was ever finalized with Namescon Global…
ALOFT shows no rooms available under the Namescon block. Sold out or not yet finalized?