WCP Lodging Policy
Beginning in 2021, all WCP events will be instituting a “Stay to Play” lodging policy. We have partnered with the amazing folks at Traveling Teams to ensure this program is executed smoothly and with top notch professionalism. All teams will be required to lodge at one of the provided hotel partners. This applies to teams traveling in from more than 80 miles away.
This program is going to make booking your travel arrangements easier than ever by allowing experienced hotel industry professionals to negotiate your room needs for you ahead of time!! Simply submit a hotel group room block request for the event you’re attending, and the folks at Traveling Teams will work to get your request filled ASAP. No need to call around or have to spend hours trying to figure out the best place to stay.
Why go to “Stay to Play”?
Some Stay to Play programs have a bad reputation, and most of that is due to lack of information and knowledge as to the “why” these programs are great for EVERYONE.
By requiring teams to book into the hotels that partner with us, the hotels are more willing to lower their rates for your families…hotels love predictable business, and if they know they will get predictable heads in beds, they will often lower their rates! Hotels will also allow more flexibility when it comes accommodating room cancellations or other special requests. When teams have a free for all, hotels likely take advantage of that and are less willing to offer great rates and perks for your team(s) and families (ie. Breakfast).
Traveling Teams is also able to assist in cancelling your teams reservations in the case of event cancellations due to weather, etc.
Also, economic impact is much easier determined within a community when we are able to track hotel nights more accurately. Our host communities are more likely to continue to give us dates at their facilities if events bring in a nice sized economic impact.
From a business standpoint, being able to capture some additional revenues from hotel partnerships allows us to continue to operate our events and keep our costs to the teams respectable.
Where do I start?
Select the master hotel landing page below and choose the event you’re attending to submit a room block request
MASTER HOTEL LANDING PAGE CLICK HERE
QUESTIONS ON THE WCP LODGING PROGRAM?
If you have any questions about this program, don’t hesitate to reach out directly to WCP Tournaments or Traveling Teams. Here are the direct contacts:
Michael McGill, Traveling Teams
Drew Reiners, West Coast Premier Tournaments