Originally Posted by saylor
the interwebz reviews on that hotel say it is pretty run down, and alot of complaints about small bathrooms and no hot water . . .anyone ever stayed there?
I am Debbie Scott, the social media coordinator for the World tournament.
We shared your concerns about The Blake with their management, and below is the response. Also know that the 2012 Worlds Host Committee made sure of The Blake’s suitability before the contract was signed. This is also one of the principal hotels slated for use by delegations to the Democratic National Convention. The reviews do not reflect conditions we will see for the week of 2012 Worlds.
“Thank you for your concerns. Please know that we are currently renovating the entire North Tower of the hotel, which is closed to hotel guests. The recent comments have been about this tower.
“The South Tower, which is a separate tower and the tower 2012 Worlds guests will be in, has been open for a number of years and with the exception of the Beer Garden mentioned in the report, this tower isn't part of the recent comments. The Beer Garden is under construction and is another area also closed to hotel guests.
“The meeting and convention space is open for use, is safe and is not an area to be concerned about. Hot water issues have been addressed with two new boilers.”
The Blake Hotel