For past few years, Croppin’ Train Scrapbook Retreats have been held at the Embassy Suites in Rogers, Arkansas. The Embassy Suites has taken really good care of us, and we have enjoyed each of our Retreats.
We are often contacted by other venues, with an interest in moving a Retreat to their facility. Until now, we have not seen anything that would compare to the Embassy Suites.
The Holiday Inn & Convention Center in Springdale, however, has undergone major renovations over the past few years, and we have designated them as our host hotel for the Fall 2011 and Spring 2012 Croppin’ Train Scrapbook Retreats. This Holiday Inn is owned by the same company that owns Embassy Suites in Rogers.
Following is an excerpt of a recent news article, detailing the renovations:
The $6.5 million, multi-year renovation was executed in three phrases, modernizing the guest rooms, redesigning the public spaces and restaurant, and upgrading the 50,000 square feet of meeting and convention space. Guest rooms and suites now include 36-inch flat screen TVs equipped with cable/satellite. Bathrooms were updated and rooms redesigned to provide work areas. High-speed wireless internet access is throughout the hotel. The lobby, pool, business and fitness centers were all revamped and Precor Fitness exercise equipment added. The hotel features a 24/7 ‘snack area’, adjacent to the front desk.
The Northwest Arkansas Holiday Inn & Convention Center is located at 1500 S. 48th Street in Springdale, at the intersection of Hwys 540 and 412.
Croppin' Train Perks
In addition to the Holiday Inn’s renovations and upgrades in their facility, some of the perks they are offering Croppin’ Train attendees are:
—Reserved carts for Crop Room only!
—Microwave In the Crop Room for emergency pop corn, coffee, tea, etc.
—Electrical available for each Crop group
—Meals (with Salads) will be served in a reserved area, solely for Croppin’ Train attendees.
· October 21-23, 2011
· March 30-April 1, 2012