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Title: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Richard on August 26, 2015, 07:22:07 AM
The Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Vangroovy/Sheraton%20Exterior_zps8owz7xvv.jpg)

Location :
7551 Westminster Highway
Richmond, B.C.
V6X 1A3

Reservations : 1-800-663-0299
or email the reservations dept direct on reservations@sheratonvancouverairport.com

Check out the hotel's page for more info and for recommendation on Things To Do in the Richmond Area (https://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/yvrvs-sheraton-vancouver-airport-hotel/.)


Room Rates

We have secured a limited number of rooms at a special convention rate. Once these rooms have been filled you will be offered the regular rooms in the hotel, subject to availability, although if you mention that you are attending Gatecon the reservation staff will see what they can do for you.

Basically, book early!

Attendees must make reservations for the event directly with the Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel on 1-800-663-0299. To ensure you receive the special convention rate (whilst room block lasts) you must identify yourself as attending Gatecon when you make your booking.

In the event of you needing to cancel your reservation you must contact the Hotel no later than 6pm Vancouver time,the day prior to the arrival date, otherwise a cancellation fee of one nights' room and tax will be charged.

Accessible King, Traditional King & Traditional Queen  CAD$199 / $199 / $219  / $239


Standard Queen Room
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Vangroovy/Traditional%20Two%20Queen%20Guest%20Room_zpslk483ls5.jpg)


Standard King Room
(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Vangroovy/Traditional%20King%20Guest%20Room_zpsgvtv4qkq.jpg)
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Richard on September 08, 2015, 11:32:16 AM
VANCOUVER AIRPORT SHUTTLE
Shuttle buses pick up directly across from the international arrivals terminal. Watch out for the shuttle with the Marriott, Hilton and Sheraton Airport logos on it.

(http://i1182.photobucket.com/albums/x451/gatecon/Vangroovy/image.jpg1_zpsiesdtkxw.jpg)

Travel to Vancouver in hassle-free style when you stay at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport. Designed for business and leisure travelers on the go, our complimentary Vancouver Airport shuttle runs 24-hours a day and leaves the hotel every 30 minutes and arrives at the airport approx quarter to and quarter past the hour. Our concierge is happy to help coordinate your flights and transfers.

Vancouver Airport Shuttle to and from the Hotel
We provide regular shuttle service from to the main terminal at Vancouver International Airport starting at 5:00am with the last shuttle leaving the hotel at midnight.  For Vancouver airport shuttle service between midnight and 5:00am, our front desk is happy to set-up your departure time. International and Domestic pick-up areas on the arrivals level of the airport are marked as hotel shuttle pick up areas.

If you need the shuttle service from the airport between 1am - 5am call the hotel from the display board in baggage claim areas of the airport or call us directly at 800-663-0299 or 604-273-7878 and request a pick up. Please wait for your shuttle at the designated area. If travelling to the airport between these hours contact the concierge.

South Terminal and FBOs
If you need a transfer to the South Terminal, simply tell the driver. If you want to be picked up from the South Terminal or Fixed Based Operators, please call the hotel. Service from the FBOs to the hotel are by request only.
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Sharon47 on September 13, 2015, 07:44:13 AM
Richard, you quote gate con rate covers 2 - 15 September. Query Monday 15 september, should this be Thursday 15 sept 2016 or Monday 12 sept 2016?
ta sharon
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Richard on September 13, 2015, 08:51:35 AM
Richard, you quote gate con rate covers 2 - 15 September. Query Monday 15 september, should this be Thursday 15 sept 2016 or Monday 12 sept 2016?
ta sharon

Thanks Sharon, where did that pesky Monday creep in.
They are offering the rate three days either side of the dates we have the space booked for, so yes til the 15th (Thursday)
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: sugarshaker on September 13, 2015, 10:39:28 AM
I just tried to make my reservation for Sept. 8 - 13, and, although they had a selection for Gatecon in their computer, they were unable to reserve a room.  The computer said "gate block not found" whatever that means.  I went ahead and reserved a room at the regular hotel rate ($279) and they said to call back after the con organizers have straightened it out, and they'll switch it to the Gatecon rate.
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Stargategirl on September 13, 2015, 01:18:41 PM
I tried to reserve a room by using the block code that Paul Brown mentioned, but it said "code not valid". I'm a Starwood member, so I'll try to reserve online.
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Stargategirl on September 13, 2015, 02:45:58 PM
I just tried to make my reservation for Sept. 8 - 13, and, although they had a selection for Gatecon in their computer, they were unable to reserve a room.  The computer said "gate block not found" whatever that means.  I went ahead and reserved a room at the regular hotel rate ($279) and they said to call back after the con organizers have straightened it out, and they'll switch it to the Gatecon rate.

I went to the this Sheraton hotel website, but all I could find in USD was $210USD per night for 9/8-9/12 when using a cc. All other amounts listed were prepaid or nonrefundable @$171USD per night, but I'd rather not do the $210 pernight compared to $150 Gatecon rate.

When you called did they say it was non-fundable and charged immediately, or were you given a cancellation date just before checkin?
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: sugarshaker on September 13, 2015, 03:46:14 PM
They said I could cancel with no charge up until 4:00 pm the day before check-in.  They'll probably get the bugs worked out soon.
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Richard on September 13, 2015, 05:37:18 PM
Thanks for all the comments.

Paul has heard back from the hotel and the error is at their end as they confirm the contract has been signed and received, and apologise for not being able to complete reservations today.

Our event manager at the hotel assures us this will be fixed tomorrow. Apologies on their behalf for the difficulties.
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Mags on September 13, 2015, 10:52:28 PM
Wow, I almost didn't recognize the place. :D
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Highlander II on September 13, 2015, 11:42:03 PM
@Mags - it's the sudden Starbucks, isn't it? =)
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: sugarshaker on September 14, 2015, 09:11:11 PM
I just tried to make my reservation for Sept. 8 - 13, and, although they had a selection for Gatecon in their computer, they were unable to reserve a room.  The computer said "gate block not found" whatever that means.  I went ahead and reserved a room at the regular hotel rate ($279) and they said to call back after the con organizers have straightened it out, and they'll switch it to the Gatecon rate.

The problem has been rectified.  I just got an email confirmation with the Gatecon rate of $199/night.  Thanks for your help, Richard.   :D
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Richard on September 15, 2015, 10:59:51 AM
For anyone preferring to email in their reservation rather than calling, the Sheraton have now issued us with the following email address...please remember to quote GATECON EVENT on your email though

reservations@sheratonvancouverairport.com

Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Richard on September 15, 2015, 01:48:40 PM
We now have a Gatecon Online Room Booking (https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/events/start.action?id=1509154348&key=364AD2BC) form available. The blocked rooms at the discounted rate are selling FAST
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Mags on September 19, 2015, 06:20:24 PM
@Mags - it's the sudden Starbucks, isn't it? =)

Actually I think it is and then there are the pics of the rooms.  Everything looks so bright and airy. LOL
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: nonnie88 on September 21, 2015, 06:58:09 PM
What is the Gatecon room rate? I'm getting $239CAD coming up but Sugarshaker ^^ above is at $199... I'm so confused with exchange rates and the such lol!
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: sugarshaker on September 22, 2015, 08:06:09 AM
Try calling the hotel directly at 800-663-0299 and tell them you want to make a reservation for the Gatecon convention next September.  I think the Gatecon block is sold out right now, but Richard said they were going to try to negotiate some more rooms.   :)
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: nonnie88 on September 22, 2015, 04:52:10 PM
Try calling the hotel directly at 800-663-0299 and tell them you want to make a reservation for the Gatecon convention next September.  I think the Gatecon block is sold out right now, but Richard said they were going to try to negotiate some more rooms.   :)

My room is reserved but still coming up at the $239 price..
I shall give them a call tomorrow to find out what the crack is...
Thanks
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Stargategirl on September 22, 2015, 05:42:55 PM
Try calling the hotel directly at 800-663-0299 and tell them you want to make a reservation for the Gatecon convention next September.  I think the Gatecon block is sold out right now, but Richard said they were going to try to negotiate some more rooms.   :)

My room is reserved but still coming up at the $239 price..
I shall give them a call tomorrow to find out what the crack is...
Thanks

Yes, give them a call to find out if the number of people in the room is correct. The $239CAD is for 4 people in the room.
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: +ChangesAT on September 24, 2015, 11:35:23 PM
Try calling the hotel directly at 800-663-0299 and tell them you want to make a reservation for the Gatecon convention next September.  I think the Gatecon block is sold out right now, but Richard said they were going to try to negotiate some more rooms.   :)

My room is reserved but still coming up at the $239 price..
I shall give them a call tomorrow to find out what the crack is...
Thanks

I noticed that the more people you have in your room, the cost of the room goes up. So if you want the 2Q beds and put 2 people it'll quote you $199 but if you want that same room and put 4 people it'll quote you the $239 price. I think I'm remembering that correctly :o
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: nonnie88 on September 25, 2015, 11:32:22 AM
Try calling the hotel directly at 800-663-0299 and tell them you want to make a reservation for the Gatecon convention next September.  I think the Gatecon block is sold out right now, but Richard said they were going to try to negotiate some more rooms.   :)

My room is reserved but still coming up at the $239 price..
I shall give them a call tomorrow to find out what the crack is...
Thanks

I noticed that the more people you have in your room, the cost of the room goes up. So if you want the 2Q beds and put 2 people it'll quote you $199 but if you want that same room and put 4 people it'll quote you the $239 price. I think I'm remembering that correctly :o
Yeah that is what they said on the phone. As I have booked for 4 people it is $11CAD PP...
Better find me a fourth roomie then lol!
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Dr. Carson Beckett on October 03, 2015, 03:13:23 PM
Wow, I did a check and it would cost me just under $1000 to stay at the hotel over the course of the convention. I'm kinda debating whether or not I should go ahead and reserve a room, or just commute each morning and put that money towards autographs and photo ops.
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Shipwreck on November 03, 2015, 10:27:36 AM
Ok. I have my room reserved and the airline reserved!

It's all worked out now :)

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Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Richard on November 10, 2015, 05:32:33 PM
Hotel bedroom update!

We have managed to get an additional 20 rooms into the peak night block. Once those have been taken the hotel will look at opening up small blocks at both the adjacent Hilton & Marriott so attendees can choose one of them. The hotel will keep an eye on things and advise us if that needs to happen.

If you intend to book a room at the Sheraton it might be an idea to grab it fast as we expect this latest block to go quickly.
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Christoff on November 10, 2015, 07:58:21 PM
Any idea how the prices of the other hotels will compare? I've not booked yet but could do with finding a cheaper hotel that's as close as possible.

Thanks
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: +ChangesAT on November 13, 2015, 12:02:59 PM
Any idea how the prices of the other hotels will compare? I've not booked yet but could do with finding a cheaper hotel that's as close as possible.

Thanks

I'm pretty sure I remember reading another Gater post about less expensive lodging options that were close to the Con hotel but idk if she posted prices. For the most part, I think it'll be around that price as it is the airport and they are usually high. But check out Priceline.com or Expedia.com or kayak.com and see what else you can find! Or post in the forum that you're looking for roomies to join in with.
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Richard on November 13, 2015, 12:35:40 PM
Any idea how the prices of the other hotels will compare? I've not booked yet but could do with finding a cheaper hotel that's as close as possible.

Thanks

If they are able to offer us a block of rooms at the adjacent hotels they will be at a similar or same rate as the rooms at the Sheraton
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: SamC on January 12, 2016, 04:37:41 AM
For anyone preferring to email in their reservation rather than calling, the Sheraton have now issued us with the following email address...please remember to quote GATECON EVENT on your email though

reservations(at)sheratonvancouverairport.com

Wow, great service! I had booked online, but we decided to extend our stay and I contacted them by e-mail. They replied very quickly and changed the reservation

... and in the new confirmation I found this: "The following requests have been attached to your reservation: COMP INTERNET" Does that mean you have agreed a free company internet rate with the hotel during the convention? That would be awsome!
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: SamC on January 13, 2016, 07:59:45 AM
"The following requests have been attached to your reservation: COMP INTERNET" Does that mean you have agreed a free company internet rate with the hotel during the convention? That would be awsome!

Ah, I found my answer here: http://www.gatecon.com/forum/index.php?topic=169.0

The forum is toooo big to keep track. :)

But well done, organizers! :D
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: gatetraveler on February 17, 2016, 12:47:44 AM
I checked to see if there are any available rooms through the group booking link. I'm awaiting an email response from the Sheraton.
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Fryn on February 18, 2016, 05:24:39 PM
HOTEL ROOM BLOCK UPDATE

The Sheraton is unable to accommodate further reservations for the convention but have arranged for an overflow block at the neighbouring hotels. Below is the information your will need to book a room for Gatecon:
 
Vancouver Airport Marriott
 
Group Code:  GATECON
Email:  reservations@vancouver-marriott.com
Toll free: 1-877-323-8888
Phone: 604-233-3991
 
 
Hilton Vancouver Airport

Group Code:  GATE
Email:  yvrah-reservations@hilton.com
Phone: 604-233-3990
 
Rates are the same as offered at the Sheraton Vancouver Airport.
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: gatetraveler on April 10, 2016, 08:15:29 PM
Just to update, according to Starwood hotels, the Richmond Sheraton airport hotel is full from Sept 7-12. No rooms available which include the club rooms. This means the percentage of rooms set aside for regular travelers have been reserved.

There was one club room open for one night.. Sept 7 and check out Sept 8 and that was it. There was an announcement at the top of the webpage that said "there are no rooms available Sept 7-12"
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: nonnie88 on April 17, 2016, 04:21:18 PM
Just to update, according to Starwood hotels, the Richmond Sheraton airport hotel is full from Sept 7-12. No rooms available which include the club rooms. This means the percentage of rooms set aside for regular travelers have been reserved.

There was one club room open for one night.. Sept 7 and check out Sept 8 and that was it. There was an announcement at the top of the webpage that said "there are no rooms available Sept 7-12"

Hopefully everyone is sorted for a room, if not I hope they are able to get one at a hotel nearby!
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: gatetraveler on April 17, 2016, 06:39:39 PM
Just to update, according to Starwood hotels, the Richmond Sheraton airport hotel is full from Sept 7-12. No rooms available which include the club rooms. This means the percentage of rooms set aside for regular travelers have been reserved.

There was one club room open for one night.. Sept 7 and check out Sept 8 and that was it. There was an announcement at the top of the webpage that said "there are no rooms available Sept 7-12"

Hopefully everyone is sorted for a room, if not I hope they are able to get one at a hotel nearby!

I'm at the Ramada which is almost next door. ;)
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Brenda on August 11, 2016, 01:31:56 PM
Might be a dumb question, but wanted to make sure. If we are looking for the shuttle from the airport to the hotel during normal hours, do we go to the designated pick-up area in the arrivals area and look for one with Sheraton emblazoned on it? Do they do runs continuously back and forth throughout the day? 
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Jonesy2689 on August 11, 2016, 02:52:42 PM
I'm in the ramada, just nearby. Was a lot cheaper than the others.
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Highlander II on August 11, 2016, 02:54:09 PM
Might be a dumb question, but wanted to make sure. If we are looking for the shuttle from the airport to the hotel during normal hours, do we go to the designated pick-up area in the arrivals area and look for one with Sheraton emblazoned on it? Do they do runs continuously back and forth throughout the day?

Outside the arrivals area/baggage claim, there will be shuttles and cabs pulling up.  The one for the con hotel should be Sheraton Richmond.  And you can ask the driver to make sure you're going where you need to go - they're pretty friendly. =)
Title: Re: Sheraton Location, Room Rates & Reservations
Post by: Brenda on August 12, 2016, 06:03:33 AM
Might be a dumb question, but wanted to make sure. If we are looking for the shuttle from the airport to the hotel during normal hours, do we go to the designated pick-up area in the arrivals area and look for one with Sheraton emblazoned on it? Do they do runs continuously back and forth throughout the day?

Outside the arrivals area/baggage claim, there will be shuttles and cabs pulling up.  The one for the con hotel should be Sheraton Richmond.  And you can ask the driver to make sure you're going where you need to go - they're pretty friendly. =)

Thank you! I assumed that's how it would be, but I've been wrong before. :P