World of Bluegrass Hotel Reservations Open March 1

Once you’ve registered to attend World of Bluegrass at www.ibma.org or by calling 888-GET-IBMA, you’re going to need a hotel room!  IBMA, in conjunction with the Greater Raleigh Convention and Visitors Bureau, has put together a list of comfortable accommodations with an affordable price range for you to choose from.

The two host hotels, the Raleigh Marriott City Center and the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, are connected to the main IBMA event venues. Additional overflow hotels are close by—accessible by car or with a short ride on Raleigh’s free “R-Line” bus system.  

HOST HOTELS                          

Raleigh Marriott City Center – 500 Fayetteville Street – 919.833.1120 or 866.260.1270

The Raleigh Marriott City Center boasts 400 sleeping rooms, including 20 suites. It also features the award-winning Posta Tuscan Grille, a Starbucks® coffee shop, retail space and a pool. Approximately 900 parking spaces are just below the Raleigh Marriott City Center, with an enclosed connector to the Raleigh Convention Center. IBMA discount rates are available Sept. 22-29, 2013, and the cut-off date for making reservations is Aug. 20, 2013.  

Distance to Raleigh Convention Center:  connected   

To make your reservation online:   

IBMA - NONJAMMING ROOM BLOCK
Standard $139.00 per night
Click on this link to make a reservation:  Book Standard at Raleigh Marriott City Center for $139.00 per night

IBMA - JAMMING ROOM BLOCK
Standard $139.00 per night
Click on this link to make a reservation:  Book Standard at Raleigh Marriott City Center for $139.00 per night            


Sheraton Raleigh Hotel – 421 S. Salisbury Street – 919.834.9900 or 800.325.3535

The Sheraton Raleigh Hotel , located one block from the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts and across the street from the Raleigh Convention Center, offers 353 guest rooms. The hotel is within distance of several restaurants and nightlife venues, and also the State Capitol. Rates are available Sept. 21-30, 2013, and the cut-off date for making reservations is August 22, 2013. 

Distance to Raleigh Convention Center: across the street

IBMA - JAMMING ROOM BLOCK

Standard $139.00 per night
To make your reservation log on to https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1301238878&key=A7C1C  
 

IBMA - NONJAMMING ROOM BLOCK

Standard $139.00 per night

To make your reservation log on to https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1301238873&key=88A

 

OVERFLOW HOTELS                                   

Clarion Hotel State Capital – 320 Hillsborough Street – 919.832.0501 or 800.4CHOICE

Located in the heart of Downtown, and only minutes away from the Raleigh Convention Center, NCSU Campus, and Glenwood South Entertainment District, the Clarion offers 202 guest rooms, the Top of the Tower Restaurant and Lounge for visiting or jamming, complimentary on site covered parking, complimentary internet access/ a 24 hour business center, and exercise room. The hotel will be newly y renovated and open as a new Holiday Inn by IBMA 2013. 

Distance to the Raleigh Convention Center:  0.8 miles.  Complimentary R Line Shuttle service available (R Line stop is across the street from the hotel.)

IBMA ROOM BLOCK

$85.00 per night

To make your reservation log on to http://www.clarionhotel.com/ires/en-US/html/ArrivalInfo?hotel=NC376&srp=LIBMA&pu=no

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Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh/Downtown -600 Glenwood Avenue- 919.719.0619 or 800.HAMPTON

Just opened in January 2013, the Hampton Inn & Suites Raleigh Downtown hotel is located in the well-known Glenwood South District of downtown Raleigh, full of fabulous restaurants & nightlife. Free high-speed internet access is offered in every room, and guests are invited to start the day with Hampton’s free hot breakfast. The lobby and outdoor patio will be perfect for jamming, and self parking is across the street at a cost of $6/day.   

Distance to the Raleigh Convention Center:  1.5 miles.  Complimentary R Line shuttle service is available. The R Line stop is one block from the hotel.    

IBMA ROOM BLOCK

$139.00 per night

To make your reservation log on to http://hamptoninn.hilton.com/en/hp/groups/personalized/R/RDUDWHX-BLE-20130922/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG

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Doubletree by Hilton Raleigh Brownstone-University – 1707 Hillsborough Street – 919.828.0811 or 800.331.7919

Situated in the heart of the Cameron Village shopping area only a short walk from over 60 retail stores, restaurants and entertainment venues, the DoubleTree hotel enjoys suburban ambiance within a mile of downtown Raleigh, NC and the Convention Center. New guest rooms and suites offer complimentary internet access, and the lobby has an atrium fireplace, lounge seating and a multipurpose library – all great spaces for jamming! There’s also wireless HSIA in hotel public areas, a 24-hour Fitness Center, access to the YMCA (with swimming pool) next door, the Harvest Grille restaurant (with a daily breakfast buffet), and in-room dining. On-site parking is complimentary. 

Distance to the Raleigh Convention Center:  2.8 miles. 

IBMA ROOM BLOCK

$154.00 per night

To make your reservation log on to http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/R/RDUDNDT-BLU-20130924/index.jhtml

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Hilton North Raleigh/ Midtown – 3415 Wake Forest Road – 919.872.2323 or 800.HILTON

The Hilton North Raleigh/Midtown hotel is located just minutes from Downtown Raleigh, North Hills Shopping Mall and is only 10-15 minutes to the Raleigh Convention Center. Enjoy the complimentary airport shuttle service to and from the airport and North Hills Shopping center. IBMA visitors will find breakfast or Starbucks® coffee at Lofton’s Corner, or unwind with friends in the casual restaurant, Skybox Grill & Bar, which serves lunch and dinner. Guest rooms offer internet access, and complimentary parking is on-site.   

Distance to the Raleigh Convention Center:  4.7 miles. 

IBMA ROOM BLOCK

$101.00 per night

To make your reservation log on to www.northraleigh.hilton.com, put in your arrival and departure dates,  click on “more options” and “add special rates” to insert your group code which is IBG.  Click “check availability” and you can make your reservation.  If you call 800.HILTON please request group code IBG and property code RDUNHHF. 

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Holiday Inn Express Raleigh Southwest – NC State Hotel – 3741 Thistledown Drive – 919.854.0001 or 800.465.4329

Located just off I-40 at exit 295 and 15 minutes from the Raleigh Convention Center, amenities at the Holiday Inn Express Raleigh SW include an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool and fitness center.  IBMA guests will enjoy the comfortable public spaces and outdoor areas for jamming as well as the sausage, bacon, eggs and our signature cinnamon rolls at the complimentary Express Start Breakfast. 

Distance to the Raleigh Convention Center:  5.2 miles.

IBMA ROOM BLOCK

$89.98 per night

To make your reservation log on to http://www.hiexpress.com/redirect?path=hd&brandCode=ex&localeCode=en&regionCode=1&hotelCode=RDUGS&_PMID=99801505&GPC=IMB

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Red Roof Inn Raleigh Convention Center NCSU – 1813 S. Saunders Street – 919.833.6005 or 800.874.9000               

The Red Roof Inn is located two miles from the Raleigh Convention Center just off I-40. When IBMA arrives in September, the hotel will have completed a complete renovation. Parking is plentiful, on site and complimentary.

Distance to the Raleigh Convention Center:  2.2 miles. 

IBMA ROOM BLOCK

$73.49 per night

To make your reservation log on to www.redroof.com put in the property number 256 (for city or property number).  Or call the 1-800 number and ask for Raleigh of 256 to get the IBMA rate. World