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Hotel for Dallas SBC meeting cancels room block contract

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–Six hundred rooms in a major Dallas hotel for the Southern Baptist Convention annual meeting June 17-19 have become unavailable necessitating transferring reservations to other hotels, according to Jack Wilkerson, convention manager and SBC Executive Committee vice president for business and finance.

The Wyndham Anatole Hotel in the Market Center area of Dallas notified Wilkerson recently that the rooms previously reserved under contract for the convention would not be available because of a scheduling conflict.

“The cancellation was unexpected,” Wilkerson said. “After being informed by the hotel and then satisfying ourselves that rooms of comparable quality and price were available, we reached an agreement.”

“The Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau housing office is working with us to quickly relocate all reservations and groups to hotel properties of comparable value and quality. Through agreement with the Wyndham Anatole, persons moved to other hotels will not pay more than the rate which the Wyndham Anatole had guaranteed,” Wilkerson said. He said the inconvenience to “our Baptist family” will be minimized.

All persons who held reservations with the Wyndham Anatole hotel will be notified by phone, personally, and in writing of the change, he said.

Details of the agreement between the hotel and the SBC were not released.

Questions may be directed to the Dallas Convention and Visitors Bureau Housing Office at 1-800-792-1029 or to the SBC Housing Coordinator, Lynn Richmond, at 615-782-8612.

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