Quoted from marcos:
The hotel spent a lot of money renovating the public areas a few months back. Public areas include the hallways and
All of these areas have:
(new) digital signage
I can see why they want to protect their investment from the "pinballers."
I always find the hotel stuff interesting. Just for the record...
The Brookfield Sheraton two years ago did a complete multi million dollar remodel. The purposely scheduled it so that the remodel would be done in time for the Midwest Gaming Classic, where they happily let us load in where ever, and rearrange all their furniture. Anyone who walked through the lobby at midnight last year with the big group hooting and hollering while playing a game can attest to this.
They also allowed us to build a power grid into their existing set up used only for us, take over the bar area for speakers (their idea!) and stake down a tent in their parking lot.
People know that with us, the Sheraton isn't the perfect solution to all our needs, but man do they bend over backwards to do stuff do the show. I can't imagine working with a place that was less than accommodating.
Yes, as someone said, they requirements aren't huge, but the loading one I would find a huge problem, and the machines in rooms one could be handled by saying you can't have them on in your rooms or something. Otherwise, if you get a project and you don't just want it out in your car, where does it go?