Actual Worlds 2009 Location Revealed

Discussion in 'World Championships' started by Hagrid23, Aug 20, 2008.

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  1. Hagrid23

    Hagrid23 New Member

    PUI annouced that the 2009 World Championships would be in San Diego but the actual location for next year was not announced. I kept waiting to see the placard with it listed but they didn't make one.

    For those that didn't hear next year's event will be held at the brand new (opens December 03, 2008)

    Hilton San Diego Bayfront
    1 Park Boulevard
    San Diego, CA, 92101

    Here is the link to their web page

    Hilton San Diego Bayfront

    1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California, United States 92101

    This hotel will be joining the Hilton Family soon and is presently accepting reservations for arrival December 3, 2008 and beyond. For groups and conventions, please contact the hotel directly at 619-270-2600.

    The Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel, adjacent to the San Diego Convention Center, is located along the bay in beautiful downtown San Diego, and is minutes from the San Diego International Airport (SAN). Our hotel is within walking distance of:
    • PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres
    • The vibrant Gaslamp Quarter boasting world-class shopping and dining
    The Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel is conveniently located near dozens of sightseeing and recreational opportunities including:
    • Championship golf courses (Torrey Pines, Maderas, Mt. Woodson, Salt Creek, Riverwalk)
    • Miles of glorious beaches (Coronado, Pacific Beach, Mission Beach, La Jolla Shores)
    • The world-famous San Diego Zoo
    • Balboa Park
    • Sea World
    • Seaport Village
    • Birch Aquarium
    • La Jolla Village
    • Legoland®
    • San Diego Wild Animal Park®
    • And Tijuana, Mexico
    Our thirty story tower hotel features 1,190 guest rooms and more than 165,000 square feet of meeting space making it perfect for the business and leisure traveler alike. The hotel entrance is elevated to maximize the harbor views from the main lobby and meeting areas and to allow guests direct pedestrian access to the 4.3 acre exterior waterfront park and the Convention Center.

    Spacious guest rooms, suites and executive level accommodations will also feature spectacular bay and city views as well as:
    • Upscale amenities
    • Most current technology
    • Expansive windows
    • Hilton's Serenity Collection® bed and linens
    • Large work desk and high-speed Internet access
    • Large vanity space and Crabtree & Evelyn® bath products to indulge in
    • Suites feature a living room
    • Executive rooms feature continental breakfast and an evening reception daily
    • See Accommodations below for more fabulous features
    The Hilton San Diego Bayfront hotel also features:
    • Four food and beverage outlets including Vela (by Donna Scala), Fox Sports Grill, O Bar and Starbucks®
    • Upscale retail outlets
    • A health club and spa
    Travel should take you places!™

    Better start saving your pennies now because the standard rate is not cheap ($359/night and up)
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2008
  2. marill95

    marill95 New Member

    wow! this worlds is gonna be a good one, a brand new hotel!!
  3. pikachual

    pikachual New Member

    Better start saving your pennies now because the standard rate is not cheap ($359/night and up)[/QUOTE]

    OMG...thats to get started.....saved $1 today
  4. marill95

    marill95 New Member

    OMG...thats to get started.....saved $1 today[/QUOTE]

    or save ur pennies for some good cards so you can play your way to a free trip
  5. Lawman

    Lawman Active Member

    or save ur pennies for some good cards so you can play your way to a free trip[/QUOTE]

    Unless PUI changes the invite system, the only paid invites will be the top finishers at Nats. Gotta pay to get there!

  6. marill95

    marill95 New Member

    well then u pay money for cards to win ur way to nats to win ur way to worlds :lol:
  7. TheDarkTwins

    TheDarkTwins Active Member

    I would expect that POP will have a deal with the hotel so it can be much cheaper than the 360 per night. I expect that when they come out with their rate it will be closer to 150 or so.

  8. Hagrid23

    Hagrid23 New Member

    There will be a Pokemon rate but it won't be announced for a while. Hopefully there will be more rooms available at that rate next year also. The hotel can definately accommodate it.
  9. Flygon999

    Flygon999 New Member

    The best part about worlds being in San Diego, California, is the fact that I live a half hour away from it!!! xD
  10. ARMondak

    ARMondak New Member

    Yea, hopefully the price goes down. $360 is just an insane amount for a hotel room, even split a few ways.
  11. SteveP

    SteveP Active Member

    $170 per day is the gov/mil rate. Still high. I'll be staying at a ma/pa place.
  12. Jason

    Jason New Member

    $170usd a night?
    ill probs use a cheaper hotel ftl.
    or share room with 4 or 5 other people...:p
  13. bytor

    bytor New Member

    Any mention of a date?
  14. headsrcool

    headsrcool New Member

    Sweet, looks great. August 14-16 2009.
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2008
  15. EeveeLover

    EeveeLover Member Services Administrator

    Already planning my vacation time for this one.
  16. Jason

    Jason New Member

    13th August is a Thursday, is that an error?
  17. Hagrid23

    Hagrid23 New Member

    Good catch. They've never had to errata an announcement card before :tongue:

    The schedule should be:
    • Thurs, August 13th - Competitors fly in
    • Fri, August 14th - Last Chance Qualifier/Competitor check-in
    • Sat, August 15th - Worlds Swiss
    • Sun, August 16th, Worlds Top Cut/Pre-releases
  18. DukeFireBird

    DukeFireBird Gallery Administrator<br>Forum Moderator

    This is the official Location?

    I just want to be sure before I start booking things
  19. ice_brakerz

    ice_brakerz New Member

    hey guys just wanted to ask............. do any of you guys book in advance and then when pokemon usa gets a special rate, you guys fall into the special rate as well? or do you guys wait for pop to get the block first then only start booking?

    FYI i was only paying $129 + tax this time for hilton
  20. Mama_Schutte

    Mama_Schutte New Member

    Since the location is in the downtown area, there are many hotels in walking distance. Don't sweat the price of just that one hotel. Since the trolley goes by the Hilton, try looking in for hotels/motels near the line (trolley). I was waiting for the announcement of what Hilton, due to the last one in San Diego, not being at the Hilton. If anyone needs any suggestions on what is close by, just email me. San Diego is my hometown.
    Thanks, :)

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