Buyer Beware

Getting the best deal on WINDPOWER hotels!

AWEA has worked diligently and thoughtfully to secure hotel blocks that are within close proximity of the convention center at the lowest rates.   Our goal is to include a mix of different hotel brands at a variety of price points to meet the diverse needs of WINDPOWER participants.  Additionally, we have designated Orchid Event Solutions as our official housing provider to assist you in securing a hotel reservation for WINDPOWER. 

Please be aware that companies other than Orchid Event Solutions (AWEA's only official housing provider) may solicit you and imply or indicate an affiliation with AWEA or WINDPOWER claiming to have hotel rooms available at supposedly significant discounts, some even at the same hotels in our official block. Typically, this is untrue as AWEA designated hotels have guaranteed that AWEA rates are the lowest rates being offered over our meeting dates.  Unfortunately, in the past some exhibitors and attendees have fallen prey to these companies and have either lost significant deposits or have not received the hotel rooms they originally booked.

These companies are NOT affiliated with AWEA or the WINDPOWER conference in any way and therefore you put yourself at financial risk if you provide them your credit card information. They often have hidden costs, charge your credit card in full at the time of reservation, and may not provide the hotel reservations promised. Reservations made through any agency other than Orchid Event Solutions will be at your own risk.

Booking through the official housing provider for WINDPOWER, Orchid Event Solutions, ensures you will be working with a reputable company, that your credit card information is secure, and that you will benefit from all services provided to conference attendees at the official hotels.

If you do receive a solicitation from a housing company other than Orchid Event Solutions, we encourage you to contact Katie McLaughlin at katie@orchideventsolutions.com who will coordinate with AWEA on any appropriate action.