Beware of Annual Meeting “Room Block Pirates!”
While many are working diligently to put together an incredible Annual Meeting experience for you, there are those that, unfortunately, try to benefit from your attendance in dishonest ways – namely, Room Block Pirates.
The typical room block piracy scenario begins with calls or emails from a third-party salesperson that lead you to believe the SSP room block is sold out or they can provide a comparable room at a much lower rate outside of the SSP room block. If you book through this party you may find you end up with no sleeping room upon arrival, subpar accommodations and/or hefty cancellation fees. While the salesperson doesn’t actually state their firm is officially sanctioned by SSP, the implied affiliation is strong.
Please be aware that SSP does NOT work with third party vendors to book sleeping room accommodations. Please ignore any attempted contact regarding your hotel reservation who does not work directly with SSP or the Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina. When in doubt or to report abuse, please contact SSP’s Annual Meeting Manager, Tracy Mitchell via email or phone at 630/258-7570.