I received a somewhat distressing email this morning from the Radisson to say that they were terribly sorry, but they had double booked our room and there was a wedding reception booked into OUR room and could we reschedule the date?
Well, no, I said and thank you very much. I was polite in my reply, but I think I was less polite to my poor computer screen.
But look, Melbourne might have a million and one great restaurants, but it also has a million and one great hotels and it didn’t take me long to find an alternative venue.
Our event will now be held at the Citigate Melbourne hotel. It has recently been refurbished and the prices are good and the events co-ordinator is lovely and triple-checked the date upon my insistence with good grace and humour.
Citigate is charging us purely on a per person basis with no room hire charge and the cost is $55 per person for the same catering inclusions.
We have lost the head and shoulder massage which the Radisson was providing, but if you had your heart set on that (oh, I did!) let me know and I will talk to the Citigate about getting someone in.
I am going to continue to collect $35 as the deposit, as so many of you have already paid that amount and I want to be consistent. But it’s nice to know now that the maximum cost will be $55.
I have updated all the pages on the right with the new information. Also, the hotel rooms are cheaper. Win, win, win.
I am sorry about the change. I hope it doesn’t inconvenience anyone who was coming from the other side of the city or anyone who particularly wanted to stay at the Radisson.
I promise that the Saturday Crafting Session will be much more fun than that stupid wedding.
See you at the Citigate!