Save your space! Book your reservation by April 12, 2019, to take advantage of special rates offered to attendees and exhibitors.
ACOG is committed to providing a high-quality housing experience for its attendees and exhibitors and contracts rooms for their housing needs. Should you have any questions on housing or solicitations, please contact ACOG’s Housing Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beware of housing “pirates” and “poachers.” ACOG does not endorse booking hotel reservations via sources other than SPARGO, Inc. See our policy.
Make your hotel reservation at ACOG’s Housing Center
Online: Secure your guest room.
By Phone: Call-in your reservations to the ACOG Housing Center at 888-319-3864, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. ET – 5:00 p.m. ET. If outside the US, please call +1 703-449-6418.
Suite Requests: To request a suite, please send your request in writing to email@example.com.
ACOG HOUSING BENEFITS
Booking your room through the ACOG Housing Center includes these important benefits:
- Guaranteed, discounted, convention-only group rates
- Rooms protected in the event of hotel overbooking
- Access to onsite 24-hour housing customer service in the event of a challenge
“Housing Pirates and Poachers” Policy
When ACOG secures sleeping rooms at hotels for our conferences (commonly referred to as room blocks), we research the properties to make certain that our attendees and exhibitors are adequately accommodated. These room blocks are established to ensure that rooms meet our standards and are offered at a discounted price. SPARGO, Inc., is the only official housing provider for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists’ (ACOG) Annual Meeting.
Room poaching is a practice carried out by third-party companies that act as travel agencies, wholesalers or destination management companies to solicit registrants and exhibitors for room reservations for other organization’s meetings. The practice of room poaching makes it more difficult for us to meet our room block commitments and exposes ACOG to penalties and increased room rates for our conferences.
Often, room poacher may misrepresent themselves as ACOG’s official housing provider, and registrants and exhibitors may be contacted by fax, email or phone with offers for cut-rate housing. The poacher might inform registrants and exhibitors that the hotel room block is “sold out,” and that if you do not book with them immediately, you may not get a room.
Additional tactics may include:
- Room poachers may distribute forms or promotional materials that appear to be issued by us.
- Room poachers may not deliver on promises to customers. When customers arrive, reservations are sometimes non-existent or the hotels are not conveniently located.
- Room poachers may seek to represent themselves as being affiliated with us by illegally using our name or logo.
Don’t be misled! If you are contacted by anyone asking if you need a room for the 2019 Annual Meeting who is not a representative with SPARGO, Inc., please get as much information as you can and pass it along to us. Please contact SPARGO, Inc., at 1-888-319-3864 or at firstname.lastname@example.org