The hotel has a lot of great points for those with access or mobility concerns.
- Our event is on multiple floors (three) but there are two different elevators located in key areas
- Bathrooms include room to maneuver and handicapped stalls
- Accessible sleeping rooms are available on request
- Sleeping rooms have mini-refrigerators to store medications or special foods
- Our vendor room and art show have aisles wide enough for wheelchairs or other mobility devices
- The hospitality/party suites are open areas that should be easier to navigate
We should note that we do not expect this to be a scent-free event (some of our vendors sell incense, oils or other scented items), though we always request of vendors, ritualists and attendees to be careful in their use of scent and to consider those with scent allergies. In addition, the pool is located in the enclosed health club attached to the hotel on the opposite side of the sleeping room area, and nowhere near the conference.
There is, unfortunately, a mezzanine area that can only be accessed by stairs, but there is no formal programming or convention events in that area. It is for extra seating only.
When we were in the old hotel, we worked closely with them to provide a range of vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, nut free, sugar free and other allergy-friendly options. We will endeavor to offer that same range of available choices in our new space, but seeing as this is our first year with them, there may be some growing pains as we get to know them and they get to know us. If you have any serious restrictions, you may want to consider bringing some food with you in case. There are also many restaurants in the area that deliver.
There are no buses or trains that go to the hotel on the weekends. We are working with the hotel to see if we can arrange a shuttle from a local transit hub for people that rely on public transportation. We are still working out the details, please check back for more information.
If you require additional services for vision or hearing loss, or any other issues, please contact us at “info” at Paganicon.org as soon as possible so that we can work with you and try to find a solution. We are a small organization with a limited budget but we will do our best to make our event as enjoyable as possible for everyone.