Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Hyatt Regency named as official headquarters hotel for the 2008 Demcoratic Naitonal Convention

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This just in from the DNCC:

The Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) today announced its selection of the Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center as the official headquarters hotel for the 2008 Democratic National Convention, to be held August 25-28, 2008. In that capacity, the Hyatt Regency Denver will serve as the base of operations for the DNCC, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and the presidential campaign.

"Outside the Pepsi Center, the Hyatt Regency Denver will serve as the primary nerve center for our Convention operations - our home away from home during an incredibly important week," said Leah D. Daughtry, CEO of the DNCC. "Since our team's arrival in Denver, the Hyatt Regency team has been nothing but warm and welcoming, and I know they'll offer this same level of service, professionalism and hospitality to our Convention team in August. This hotel is well-known for forging strong relationships with the Denver community, and we're proud to now call them our partner too."

The hotel will be used to conduct official business and as a meeting place for Convention organizers. Its central location makes it an ideal home base, given its proximity to the Colorado Convention Center and the Pepsi Center.

"Hyatt is honored to be chosen as the headquarters hotel for the Democratic National Convention. We are excited to have the Democrats back in Denver, Colorado for the first time since 1908 and will make sure all of our guests experience the warm Rocky Mountain hospitality that our city is known for," said John Schafer, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency Denver.

Today's announcement marks the latest in a series of DNCC housing assignments allocating the 17,000 rooms in some 100 hotels reserved for delegates, alternates, media and members of the Democratic family. In November, the DNCC announced the list of area hotels selected to house some 5,000 delegates during Convention week. State delegations were assigned to 27 hotels in one of three clusters - Downtown, Stapleton and the Denver Tech Center - all within 20 minutes of the Pepsi Center.


hockeypuck said...

Kudos to the Hyatt Regency!

Geez Matt, has your blog ever gone wild!!! :-O

I remember posting on here a few years ago when we were chatting about where the convention would be.

Seems like it started out with a bunch of cities, then went to 11.. then down to just a handful, then finally ~~ DENVER!

I still remember the day Oreo joined to make it a two man force!! :-)

With everything that's going on, it's so awesome to see that your blog has become kind of a "superdelegate central".

Libby (new blog name, long timer at DCW) :-)

Matt said...

Libby- good to hear from you again. Yeah, we've had a bit of a wild ride, but it's been fun.