Hotel reservations: What to expect, Part II
Now that some staff members have put the Passkey system through its paces, they've reported a few things that made us re-think the badge number requirement:
1) The system doesn't know how to ask for the badge number of just one person; it would require badge numbers for everyone on the reservation, and we know that would make things tough for someone who is putting multiple people in one room, and
2) The chairman, having been certain that the announcement had been made months ago but being assured by his staff that it had not, and further that he is growing senile, neglecting to make the public aware of the requirement,
The badge number field will remain, but will be optional (at least for this year, until we can hammer on the system a little more).
The staff have also noted that attendees may be concerned when the requirement of a name for additional guests is required. For the initial reservation you may put down "Pending" or "unknown" for the name; there will be ample time to update names on the reservation later.