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Hotel rooms for annual meeting fill quickly, more to be added

INDIANAPOLIS (BP) – Efforts are currently underway to provide additional hotel space for Southern Baptist Convention attendees next summer after demand outpaced that of last year.

More than 16,000 room nights, a new first-day record, have been reserved since reservations came open at 9 a.m. Eastern on Oct. 2. That figure a year ago for New Orleans was at approximately 15,700.

“We are working to secure more rooms to meet those needs,” said Jonathan Howe, interim Executive Committee president and CEO. “Quite simply, the messengers’ demand for rooms exceeds the hotels’ ability to provide large blocks at discounted rates.”

More rooms will be added as they become available. Attendees are encouraged to continuously check back at sbcannualmeeting.net/hotels for availability or add their name to a wait list. On the wait list, attendees will be added to rooms automatically by Executive Committee staff as those rooms become available.