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Weekend with WOOD will take place at WOOD magazine's world headquarters on the Meredith Corporation campus.

Meredith Corporation
1716 Locust St.
Des Moines, Iowa 50309

Free parking is provided for attendees.

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This year, we’ve designated the Holiday Inn – Des Moines Airport as the “official” hotel of Weekend With WOOD to make things easier for you. Book your room here and enjoy these benefits:

  • Special discounted room rates for Weekend With WOOD attendees
  • Network with fellow woodworkers before and after the day’s events in the bar, restaurant, or indoor pool area
  • Share rides to and from WOOD magazine headquarters with fellow attendees
  • Air travellers get complimentary 24-hour shuttle service to and from the airport. (Call the front desk at 515-287-2400 after you pick up your luggage.)
  • Road warriors get their pick of more than 400 free parking spaces
  • Great amenities: indoor pool, hut tub, fitness center, restaurant open from 6:00am to 10:00pm; in-room microwave and fridge, free wired and wireless Internet

Please note: There is a large gymnastics competition scheduled in Des Moines the same weekend, so area hotel rooms are at a premium. Fortunately, we were able to reserve a block of rooms for Weekend With WOOD attendees at a special price of only $110 (plus taxes) per night. But we have a limited number available, so book early before they’re all gone.

If you’d like to split room costs with another attendee, visit the Weekend With WOOD Facebook page and post your needs there.

Hotel booking fine print: To reserve a room at the Holiday Inn and get our discounted rate, call 515-287-2400. Be sure to tell the customer service person that you want one of the rooms set aside for Weekend With WOOD.

Reservations must be made by April 23, 2015. After this date, rooms that have not been reserved will be released and our special room rate will not be available. Reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card and cancelled by 6:00 p.m. on day of arrival to avoid a cancellation fee.

Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. Although the hotel will make every reasonable effort to accommodate guests who arrive before check-in time, please recognize that guest rooms may not be immediately available. The hotel check-out time is noon.

Pursuant to the Iowa Smoke-Free Air Act, the Holiday Inn – Des Moines Airport is a smoke-free hotel. Smoking in the hotel will incur a $250 fee per incident to the offender.

I'm flying in: Do I need a rental car?

Most if not all Des Moines hotels run shuttles to and from the airport. The Holiday Inn—Des Moines Airport can only shuttle about 12 passengers at a time, so don't count on that for transportation to and from the event unless you get an early start. For evening meals, there are several very good restaurants within walking distance of the Meredith campus. Cab service in Des Moines (except from the airport) is pretty much an on-call basis—you can’t just flag one down on the street like you could in, say, NYC or Chicago. But you can get by very easily without a rental.

You might also find another attendee you could ride with to and from the conference. As we get closer to the date, post a ride request on the Weekend With WOOD Facebook page

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