Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Texas delegation's hotel is 10 miles from downtown Denver

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As Matt stated in earlier posts some states were given hotel assignments that they weren't too happy about. Here's yet another story from the great state of Texas.

Texas will be sharing a hotel with American Samoa ten miles from the Pepsi Center when the convention comes to town. According to the Dallas Morning News the Texas delegation will be staying in the Radisson Hotel Denver Southeast which is about a 20-30 minute drive to downtown Denver on a good day with no traffic and a tailwind.

It certainly isn't the first time Texas Democrats got less-than-primo lodgings.

In 2004, in Boston, they got stuck at the airport Hilton – nice enough, but a hike by trolley or shuttle to the convention site. In 1992, it was a Days Inn in New York City's Hell's Kitchen neighborhood.

Maybe if Texas can pull out a win for the Democrats in 2008 they'll get first choice on hotels for 2012.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I have a one-bedroom apartment one mile from downtown. Gorgeous view of the Front Range and the skyline. Any takers?

Oreo said...

The Denver 2008 Host Committee is looking for volunteer housing. While many of the volunteers for the 2008 Democratic National Convention will be from Colorado, some of those volunteers will come from outlying areas around the state. Also recruitment is going on in surrounding states. Most hotel rooms locally will be used to house state delegations, press, and others associated with the convention. If you know of someone who has extra room during next August, please contact Sondra Williams, Volunteer Coordinator at Sondra@DenverConvention2008.com or 303-534-6200.

Anonymous said...

20 minutes? Hardly. During rush hour that's at least an hour. If they have any desire to actually attend the convention they should ignore the assignment and find alternate housing closer.

Oreo said...

You're right... 225 is always a nightmare.

I changed it to the following:
...which is about a 20-30 minute drive to downtown Denver on a good day with no traffic and a tailwind.