SEMA said it has secured rates as low as $56 a night at some hotels and reached agreements with others to waive the standard "resort fees" currently implemented throughout the city.
SEMA's official housing partner for the 2013 SEMA Show is Travel Planners, SEMA's partner for the past two events. Interested parties should make reservations at www.SEMAShow.com/travel-and-lodging to secure the discounted rates, SEMA said.
"Showgoers should be aware that there are other travel providers that often misrepresent their rates and ultimately leave people paying more, or in some cases without a reservation at all."
SEMA said benefits of booking through Travel Planners include:
- free shuttles;
- no deposits;
- no service fees;
- ability to update or cancel reservations up to three days prior to the event without fees or penalties;
- immediate confirmations upon making reservations; and
- onsite assistance from Travel Planners staff at the SEMA Show.
SEMA said its show organizers also coordinated with major air carriers — such as American Airlines, Delta Airlines and United Airlines — to secure discounted airfare of up to 10 percent off round-trip airfare to Las Vegas for 2013 SEMA Show attendees.
"Every year we strive to increase value and lower costs for SEMA Show attendees," Mr. MacGillivray said.
"This includes working with hotels in Las Vegas to negotiate the lowest rates possible. We're pleased that once again, many of the hotels are enthusiastically committed to servicing SEMA Showgoers."
Travel Planners can be reached directly at 800-221-3531 or 212-532-1660.