No Housing Available in Atlanta 96'

No Housing Available in Atlanta 96'

Post by Dan Mar » Sun, 30 Apr 1995 04:00:00


Most people will have you believe there is no place to stay in Atlanta. This
is not true. There will be plenty of tickets but housing will be a challenge.
Go to my site where you will find a pointer to the IBM sponsored Olympic site
and information on Housing for rent during the summer of 1996.

URL address is as follows:

http://www.mindspring.com/~danmarch/atlanta.com

Good Luck and let me know if I can help!
Dan

 
 
 

No Housing Available in Atlanta 96'

Post by Deja Po » Tue, 02 May 1995 04:00:00

This will be my 4th olympics attended... Every time they say OH MY GOD< NO
HOUSING!!!!! The fact is that if you are patient, thee is always enough
housing... I even got a place in the center of lillehammer for $35.00 a
night. What evey you do, find the place yourself. ACOG is taking 55% of
the money you pay through their home houseing plan, and the Travel
agencies are almost the same... the best is to find a place with 10 beds
and get some friends...

 
 
 

No Housing Available in Atlanta 96'

Post by Brad Oldenbu » Wed, 03 May 1995 04:00:00

Quote:


>Subject: Re: No Housing Available in Atlanta 96'
>Date: 1 May 1995 09:31:34 -0400
>This will be my 4th olympics attended... Every time they say OH MY GOD< NO
>HOUSING!!!!! The fact is that if you are patient, thee is always enough
>housing... I even got a place in the center of lillehammer for $35.00 a
>night. What evey you do, find the place yourself. ACOG is taking 55% of
>the money you pay through their home houseing plan, and the Travel
>agencies are almost the same... the best is to find a place with 10 beds
>and get some friends...

This ain't lillehammer.  If you find a place for $35.00 a night, you better
get shots.

 
 
 

No Housing Available in Atlanta 96'

Post by Deja Po » Thu, 04 May 1995 04:00:00

I am not expecting lillehammer... Lillehammer was a town or 22,500 people
expecting 250,000 every day... Atlanta is a city of 750,000 (?) and they
are expecting 1,000,000 people... it should be much easier...
 
 
 

No Housing Available in Atlanta 96'

Post by POLABEAR » Fri, 05 May 1995 04:00:00

There may be some benefit in getting your rooms through ACOG. The City of
Atlanta has passed a 'no-gouging' law where hotels can't charge more than
4.7% over their 1994 rack rates. ACOG has contracted with many hotels to
reserve rooms for their reservation system. If you get a room on your own
or through some travel company, you may be paying out the kazoo for a
room.

People always freak when major events come to town and hotels "hike" their
prices. But remember, most hotels normally charge well below their posted
rack rate.It would be like an electronics store actually charging you the
list price because there is a high demand on a TV.

 
 
 

No Housing Available in Atlanta 96'

Post by Brad Oldenbu » Sat, 06 May 1995 04:00:00

Quote:


>Subject: Re: No Housing Available in Atlanta 96'
>Date: 4 May 1995 21:57:58 -0400
>There may be some benefit in getting your rooms through ACOG. The City of
>Atlanta has passed a 'no-gouging' law where hotels can't charge more than
>4.7% over their 1994 rack rates. ACOG has contracted with many hotels to
>reserve rooms for their reservation system. If you get a room on your own
>or through some travel company, you may be paying out the kazoo for a
>room.
>People always freak when major events come to town and hotels "hike" their
>prices. But remember, most hotels normally charge well below their posted
>rack rate.It would be like an electronics store actually charging you the
>list price because there is a high demand on a TV.

Just an FYI.  The state of Georgia passed that law and there is a pending
lawsuit challenging it.  Seems the hotel business is upset that private
homeowners are getting $20,000 to $50,000 rental for their homes during the
Olympics.

-Brad

 
 
 

No Housing Available in Atlanta 96'

Post by Michael John Falkn » Sun, 07 May 1995 04:00:00

: Just an FYI.  The state of Georgia passed that law and there is a pending
: lawsuit challenging it.  Seems the hotel business is upset that private
: homeowners are getting $20,000 to $50,000 rental for their homes during the
: Olympics.

Which makes me sick.  I'll sleep in the streets or go back and forth from
Birmingham, AL, before I pay even close to that crap...

Mike

 
 
 

No Housing Available in Atlanta 96'

Post by Michael John Falkn » Sun, 07 May 1995 04:00:00

: URL address is as follows:

: http://www.mindspring.com/~danmarch/atlanta.com

: Good Luck and let me know if I can help!
: Dan

I tried this and it said it did not work...

Mike

 
 
 

No Housing Available in Atlanta 96'

Post by Brad » Mon, 08 May 1995 04:00:00


Quote:

>Subject: Re: No Housing Available in Atlanta 96'
>Date: 6 May 1995 21:14:31 GMT

>: Just an FYI.  The state of Georgia passed that law and there is a pending
>: lawsuit challenging it.  Seems the hotel business is upset that private
>: homeowners are getting $20,000 to $50,000 rental for their homes during the
>: Olympics.
>Which makes me sick.  I'll sleep in the streets or go back and forth from
>Birmingham, AL, before I pay even close to that crap...
>Mike

Bring a blanket.
 
 
 

No Housing Available in Atlanta 96'

Post by Deja Po » Tue, 09 May 1995 04:00:00

yes, definately bring a blanket, some of the homeowners will not allow you
to use thier blankets when you rent a room for $30 or $40 a night...
 
 
 

No Housing Available in Atlanta 96'

Post by <U53.. » Tue, 09 May 1995 04:00:00

Hi, A group of friends (all over 30 and responsible) and myself are looking
for affordable housing in Atlanta for the games.  If you have any information

                                           Thanks!   Elizabeth