We are humbled by all the beer love and interest in the 2015 Beer Bloggers and Writers Conference heading to beautiful Asheville, North Carolina this July 17-19. The enthusiasm is tangible and full to the brim. And so is our host hotel in Asheville, the Four Points…but don’t worry, we have made an alternative room block for your beer + writing adventures this summer!
The Asheville Four Points has sold all rooms in our room block for Saturday night. The “overflow” hotel, the Crown Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort, is the sister hotel of the Four Points and is located 2 miles from downtown. The Crown Plaza is offering free shuttle service to all BBC attendees to ensure that you won’t miss a minute of our action packed, educational AND tasy week.
The conference rate of $169.00 + tax is offered through June 3. Pick up the phone! Hop on your computer! Make a hotel reservation before the conference rate is over. Crown Plaza = 1-888-211-7755 (24/7). Online bookings are via: BBC Crown Plaza Link. The group code is “BWC” but if you book online, the code will automatically be inserted. You can also use the BWC code to check availability online.
Haven’t booked your flights, yet? If you are joining us on the pre-conference excursion through Raleigh’s beer scene (and we hope you do!), you will need to arrange to arrive into Raleigh and out of Asheville. As a reminder, the Asheville Regional Airport is 16 miles (approx. 20 minutes) from downtown. The Crown Plaza DOES offer a a paid pickup and dropoff service to/from the hotel and the Asheville airport which you must book IN ADVANCE of your arrival – give the hotel a jingle to arrange this service in advance as the shuttle is by reservation, only. The Asheville Four Points does NOT have a shuttle service. You don’t need a rental car once you get to Asheville so your best options if you are staying at the Asheville Four Points are to book a taxi when you arrive or hire a shuttle in advance. The Asheville Airport Shuttle and Asheville Airport Express both charge $40 one way and a taxi costs about $45. The Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference Facebook Group for Alumni is a GREAT place to connect with fellow conference goers – consider coordinating a rideshare with others!
We look forward to seeing you in the warm, welcoming, and enthusiastic beer environs of Asheville this July!