Industry News 3/13/2013

B$Z: Outdoor Retailer Rolls Out Summer Market 2013 Housing

Outdoor Retailer Rolls Out Summer Market 2013 Housing

Outdoor Retailer announced it is introducing a new process and timeline for booking hotel rooms through the show’s housing block, managed by Travel Planners, the official Housing Agency for Outdoor Retailer.

In the coming weeks, qualified retailers, exhibitors, exhibitor reps and working media who booked within Outdoor Retailer’s official housing block for Summer Market 2012 will receive an email hotel confirmation from Travel Planners with instructions on how to add a credit card guarantee, provide names for each room and submit change requests. These confirmations will be sent in two phases according to the schedule below. Any room addition requests will be added to a wait list and considered based on hotel availability.

“The changes we are putting in place will benefit all stakeholders in the outdoor industry that attend Summer Market, particularly retail buyers,” said Nielsen Expo Outdoor Group Vice President and OR Show Director Kenji Haroutunian. “The vast majority of qualified show attendees from Summer Market 2012 will get the same hotel reservation they had last year. Additionally, the new housing and transportation options we have secured will offer more choices for show goers.”

In addition to the traditional housing options, show attendees will also be able to book rooms through the newly added University of Utah Olympic Athlete Village. As with all hotels within the official housing block, complimentary shuttle transportation to and from the convention center will be provided.

Registered attendees and exhibitors who have not previously booked within the official housing block will be able to request hotel reservations in late March or early  April when Summer Market 2013 badge registration opens.

Winter Market 2014 housing will open in the fall of 2013. Communications will be sent prior to opening so show participants can plan accordingly. Instructions for booking Summer Market 2013 housing will also be available online at and through Outdoor Retailer social media channels.

Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2013 Housing Confirmation Schedule

Confirmation if you booked these hotels last year (on or after March 12):
Airport Comfort Inn, Crystal Inn Hotel and Suites, DoubeTree Suites, Fairfield Inn and Suites (SLC Airport), Grand America Hotel, Hampton Inn Downtown, Hilton Salt Lake City Center, Homewood Suites by Hilton, Hotel Monaco Salt Lake City, Hyatt Place SLC Downtown/The Gateway, Little America Hotel, Peery Hotel, Radisson Hotel Salt Lake City Downtown, Red Lion Hotel Salt Lake Downtown, Salt Lake City Marriott City Center, Salt Lake City Marriott University Park, Salt Lake Plaze Hotel at Tmple Swuare, Shilo Inn, SLC Marriott Downtown at City Creek, Springhill Suites by Marriott SLC

Confirmation if you booked these hotels last year (March 26):
Sandy: Comfort Inn, Courtyard Marriott, Garden Inn Hilton, Residence Inn
West Valley: Crystal Inn, Holiday Inn, Staybridge
Park City: The Canyons
Downtown: Sheraton Salt Lake City Hotel

About Outdoor Retailer
Outdoor Retailer (OR) brings together retailers, manufacturers, industry advocates and media to conduct the business of outdoor recreation through tradeshows, product demo events and web-based business solutions. Produced by Nielsen Expositions and based in San Juan Capistrano, California, Outdoor Retailer also provides and promotes retailer education, advocacy, responsibility and critical face-to-face business initiatives within the outdoor industry.
Recently named among Trade Show News Network's 25 fastest-growing tradeshows by attendance, Outdoor Retailer ( connects approximately 48,000 attendees on a semi-annual basis for its Summer and Winter Market shows, and thousands more through its year-round online resources and platforms.