I FOUND A BETTER RATE ON A TRAVEL SITE, WHAT GIVES?
When giving you rates, the hotels look at a number of factors in determining the best rate.
If you are looking at the rates over 4 months before the event, keep in mind that travel sites work on tiered pricing, meaning the price increases when they book a certain number of rooms.
Most event guests do not make their reservations until 1-2 months before the event. At that point the rates on the travel sites will be long gone.
Also check the terms to see if the rooms are non-refundable. Often the cheap early rates are, which doesn't allow flexibility.
If you have a group who is all able to book the current rates and terms, then go for it! We want you to get the best deal out there!