In just a few days, bloggers from all over the world will begin to pour into New York City for BlogHer ’10, a blogging conference targeted towards female bloggers and the brands who want to work with them. The conference, as well as numerous parties and brand events, is being held at the Hilton New York.
I pity the poor out-of-towner attempting to vacation at the Hilton next weekend.
But if you’re one of the 1,000 or so expected guests attending the conference – here are some tips for your stay!
Make friends with the Hilton New York - @hiltonnewyork is the official Twitter account for this property and they do a great job of responding to questions and concerns. You can also become friends with Hilton New York on Facebook.
Make sure you have the right Hilton – there is more than one Hilton in New York City. There’s even more than one Hilton in Manhattan, so be sure you’re headed to the right place. The BlogHer conference is being held at Hilton New York, which is located at 1335 Avenue of the Americas. This property is closer to Central Park than Times Square
Bring your laptop - if you booked your room at the Hilton New York under the BlogHer conference rate, free wifi is included. Wifi will be available in your room and all over the hotel during the conference.
Bring your workout clothes - whether or not you’re participating in the BlogHer 5k on Friday morning (and if you are, wave to me as you jog by my slow butt!), you can still get your exercise in at the hotel’s fitness center.
What about food? There is free food included in the full conference pass, but there is also food available on site. The hotel offers fine dining at Etrusca or more casual dining at their Marketplace Cafe. You can also grab a coffee and a scone at the Starbucks located in their lobby. If you’re looking for food in the middle of the night and a genuine NYC experience, hit up the famous Halal cart right outside.
And remember… bring cash for your tips!