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RE: [802SEC] Houston, we have a problem


The IEEE-SA Standards Board is scheduled to meet March 23-25, so I 
consider the option to be off the table [unless you could somehow get 
the Standards Board join us in Orlando].


At 7:44 PM -0700 03/09/17, Rigsbee, Everett O wrote:
>Colleagues,  We had recently become aware of this impending problem 
>but everyone was amazed that it seemed to happen almost 
>overnight.  We have already begun a process to identify another 
>property to use for the March 2004 Plenary.  We are receiving major 
>assistance from Hyatt National Sales as well as some other industry 
>resources.  The good news is that due the current economic downturn 
>it appears we have several very reasonable alternatives, some of 
>which are even located in the Orlando area, which would of course 
>make for a very easy transition.  We are currently evaluating these 
>alternatives to find our best options and are hoping to provide a 
>ranked list of the final candidates by the end of next week.  We do 
>at least have enough strong candidates that we feel very confident 
>that this will be a low impact substitution (and given the current 
>economic conditions might even qualify as a trade-up to an even 
>better deal).
>So hang in there, Houston ...  help is on the way !!!     :-)
>Now for one question to our SEC:  One exceptionally good alternative 
>is only available for the week following our currently scheduled 
>week of March 14-19, 2004.  Is anyone aware of a serious conflict or 
>dislocation that would occur if we were to consider a proposal for 
>the week of March 21-26, as an alternative ???  If there are known 
>significant conflicts we will not consider the change of dates.
>Thanx,  Buzz
>Dr. Everett O. (Buzz) Rigsbee
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>Subject: [802SEC] Houston, we have a problem
>What are we doing about the March 04 Plenary?  I just got this off 
>the Hyatt website 
>Hyatt Hotels Corporation announces the impending closure of Hyatt 
>Orlando located at 6375 West Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway, 
>Kissimmee, Florida. After more than 30 years of service to the 
>traveling public and the Orlando area community as a member of the 
>Hyatt family of hotels, the hotel will close to the public on 
>Friday, September 12, 2003.
>Due to the unavailability of funds to maintain operations, the hotel 
>is compelled to close. Since the initiation of bankruptcy 
>proceedings by Orlando Hyatt Hotel Associates Limited, owner of the 
>hotel, on April 24, 2002, Hyatt attempted to maintain normal hotel 
>operations at Hyatt Orlando.
>In the face of anticipated operating shortfalls, hotel ownership 
>secured financing to cover shortfalls expected over the final months 
>of 2003. Hotel ownership and Hyatt recently were advised by 
>representatives of Lennar Partners, acting in their capacity as 
>representatives of the hotel lender, that it was directing the 
>filing of a motion to withdraw the committed interim financing.
>Following efforts by Hyatt and hotel ownership to discuss an orderly 
>transition or closure plan with Lennar Partners and the bankruptcy 
>court's subsequent decision not to hear an emergency motion to 
>compel the funding of the previously committed financing this week, 
>hotel ownership directed Hyatt to commence the immediate closure of 
>the hotel as directed by the owner and lender.
>Efforts to avoid a sudden closure have been unsuccessful, and hotel 
>ownership and Hyatt have been left no alternative but to close the 
>hotel. Hyatt has no information as to the future of the hotel, which 
>will be resolved through the bankruptcy proceeding.
>Hyatt remains committed to Orlando and is grateful to the community 
>for the many years of support to Hyatt Orlando. Hyatt values its 
>relationship with the employees of the Hyatt Orlando and, to the 
>degree possible, will attempt to offer employment at other Hyatt 
>hotels in the Orlando-area where positions are available.
>Guests with current reservations at Hyatt Orlando will be contacted 
>by Hyatt's customer service department. Hyatt's Central Reservation 
>Center in Omaha will no longer be accepting reservations for Hyatt 
>Orlando as of the night preceding the closure date. 
>If you have any questions about current reservations, please call 
>Matthew Sherman
>Vice Chair, IEEE 802
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>Communications Technology Research
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