by Kate Nixon
For those of you that have signed up for the 2024 National Arts and Crafts Conference and Shows in Asheville, your mailbox runneth over with good news!
The annual conference attendee packets were delivered en masse to attendees who made their reservation pre-Christmas and those who are newer signups will have packets on the way. The annual packet is full of all the information you will need to know to plan out your trip next year – in less than two months – to the Grove Park Inn.
Included in this information registered attendees will receive are flyers for special events held on the same weekend and in partnership with the National Arts and Crafts Conference.
Date Announced For Reserving Your Grove Park Inn room in 2025
The starting date to make a reservation for a 2025 National Arts and Crafts weekend package at the Grove Park Inn has been announced for next month and while it won’t be as late as the first week of February, you’ll have a little time to plan for it in the new year. Every year before you make your 2024 reservation, there are a few things to keep in mind before you call.
Please note: all conference attendees will receive digital PDFs of the packets this week with the updated 2025 reservation date on them.
1. The Dates
Here are some dates to circle in your calendar:
Reservations for the 2025 National Arts and Crafts Conference can be made starting:
at 10:00am (EST) on January 23rd, 2024.
Those interested in making your reservations for the Grove Park Inn at that time can do so by calling the Grove Park Inn’s call center at (800) 438-5800.
The 2025 National Arts and Crafts Conference & Shows will be held February 21st – 23rd.
2. Our conference is under group reservations and please CALL rather than book online
When contacting the Omni reservations call center at (800) 438-5800, please make sure to press #1 for group reservations. In order to get your room at the group rate, you must make sure your reservation is with the National Arts and Crafts Conference group.
Additionally, please make sure you call in rather than book online. Attendees have tried to book online and the wrong rates have applied; please call the Omni line at 800-438-5800 in order to make your reservation in the group reservations.
3. Your room requests are just requests
When speaking with an agent, you can request one of the three sections: the Sammons Wing, where the seminars are held; the Vanderbilt Wing, where the shows take place; or the original Main Inn, located above the Great Hall in the center of the resort hotel. The main inn rooms are also known as Deluxe rooms to Omni agents. The Omni reservation agent cannot guarantee any request, they can only book you a room at the Grove Park Inn. Meanwhile, the office of the National Arts and Crafts Conference will do their best to take special requests into consideration when assigning rooms.
Your information will be sent to the office of director Kate Nixon to organize room requests, which will be filled in the order in which they are received. When making the reservation, you can request your bed preference (king, queen, or two doubles) and, if known, even a specific room number you may have had in the past. When a requested room has already been assigned to an earlier caller, every effort is made to assign the closest room matching the requested description.
4. Paying the deposit
When making the reservation, a credit card number is required to take a deposit to hold the room. The deposit is the amount of the first night’s stay and the remainder of the fee can be paid on arrival. The Grove Park Inn offers full refunds if the cancellation is made eight days before your day of arrival.
As always, if you have any questions about the process, please call the office at (828) 628-1915. Be aware, however, that this office is not connected to the Omni Grove Park Inn’s computer system and cannot make any room reservations from our office. However, this issue can be documented and sent to the Grove Park Inn for further review.
For more information, please visit arts-craftsconference.com.