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(Reprinted by Courtesy) FEBRUARY, 1962 MOTEL OPERATOR Page 5 Housing A-Plenty Gandy Moves to Spike Wide-Spread Rumors of Sell-Out; Says 2,000,001 Room Nights Are Still Available In a move to stem a growing tide of rumors that Seattle is "sold out" for the World's Fair duration, Joseph Gandy, Fair President, has issued a lengthy statement to combat the impression and to direct attention to the Fair's cognizance of the importance of Expo-Lodging. For Seattle World's lair Gandy's statement, issued in New York, presents a detailed picture of housing conditions now existing in the Seattle area. He points, out Expo Lodging is now a full division of the Fair and that in spite of a tremendous volume of requests, the organization is now in a position to confirm every request within 10 days and that shortly the period will be chopped to seven. Mr. Gandy's statement is printed in full below: The housing situation for Seattle World's Fair is excellent. This is because all segments of the lodging industry, as well as the citizens of Seattle, have cooperated to insure that every one of the millions of visitors will have a good place to stay. I would strongly suggest that there is one thing you should do if you don't have a reservation now. Write Expo-Lodging Service, Seattle, Washington. I repeat, write Expo-Lodging Service. This is our official housing agency—so let us know when you are coming. I also hasten to add that for awhile we had two problems that caused misunderstanding: Some months ago Expo-Lodging was snowed under by the volume of reservation requests. ,We had a hard time keeping up with these requests. We are doubling our personnel and Expo-Lodging is now a division of the Fair. Now we are in a position to confirm every reservation request within 10 days. Soon we will chop the period to seven days. The other problem has been the rumor that we are out of space. The rumor is wrong— and I wish-to invite any person who does not succeed in landing a confirmed reservation from Expo-Lodging within a reasonable time, to write to me personally, Joseph Gandy, President, Seattle World's Fair. The inaccurate rumor about space seems to stem from people who have written directly to better-known hotels in Seattle, for reservations on specific dates, and been turned down. If you are one of these people, please write to Expo-Lodging. Expo-Lodging has the following facilities listed, within 30 miles of the heart of Seattle: 1. Ten thousand hotel and motel rooms, with more being listed every day. 2. Twenty-five hundred apartments that are changing to motel-type operations for the period of the fair. These will give complete motel service. They are of equal quality with medium and first-class hotels and motels. 3. About 4,500 rooms in private homes. All such facilities listed by Expo-Lodging will have been inspected and approved by the Seattle Real Estate Board. Prices will range from four to ten dollars. Other Gandy Facts on Housing A. With about 18,000 rooms listed with Expo-Lodging in Greater Seattle, the total of room-nights for the 184 days of the fair is well over three million. (Reservations for 120,- 000 room-nights have been written.) B. The average number persons for each room wiH two and a half—giving Ex] Lodging facilities for 45,00* visitors per night. C. Expo-Lodging also lists trailer homes, trailer camps and private camp sites close to Seattle. For instance, a beautiful village of trailer homes with ac- commodationse for 2,400 a day is opening 15 miles from Seattle, with every possible service from baby sitting to shuttle busses. D. Expo-Lodging will reserve space for youth groups in dormitories. Coming and Going—Much as it would help us if you write to Expo-Lodging now, we hope you will come even if you forget to write. At all gateway cities to Washington you will find official Expo-Lodging centers. Major Oregon and British Columbia cities will also have these centers. Without charge, these centers will make reservations for you at Seattle or in most cities of Washington, Oregon and British Columbia. SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY 0 01 00 5476943 4 ANSWERS TO WORLD'S FAIR QUESTIONS ~~~ (2-21-62) Puget Sounders, Inc., a 15 year old (non-profit)State Develop- nt and Publicity organization desires to answer questions, many prospective visitors outside of Washington want to know. A Puget Sounders Business Membership Directory and Travel Information Chart is enclosed, to help inquirers. Note the 14 "Courtesy Listings", bottom of Column 3. For Reservations, write EXPO-LODGING SERVICE, 312 1st Avenue No., SEATTLE 9, WASH. All Washington is united to promote the Seattle World's Fair - 6 months beginning April 21, 1962. An estimated 10,000,000 people are expected to visit Seattle and the Fair during the six months. The Expo-Lodging Service is handling between 10,000 and 40,000 requests per week, and the Seattle Chamber of Commerce another 4,000 per week. Average visitor expects to be at the Fair 3 to 5 days, and within the area 10 to 15 days. Monorail rides: Adults, 50$ one way, Round trip 75$. Children 35$ - 50$. Space Needle: Adults $1.00, Children 75$. ] Daily opening: 10 A.M. Main gates close 10 P.M., but visitors in various shows and exhibits, may remain till 12, or 2 A.M. Information and Hospitality Centers are being set-up in 22 cities in Oregon, Washington and British Columbia, for visitors enroute to Seattle. Washington has 67 beautiful State Parks but space in these nnot be reserved. For information on these write the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission, Olympia, Washington. The Travel U.S.A. Handbook for 1962, sponsored by the National Association of Travel Organizations, Washington, D.C., will be ready late April and May - This goes to 10,000 Travel Information and Sales Offices overseas, and 5,000 in North America - featuring Seattle World's Fair as the big attraction this year. APPRECIATION: Mr. Alfred R. Rochester, Executive Director of the World's Fair Commission, has written the following letter to Puget Sounders, Inc. "Dear Mr. Carroll: Thank you for your very interesting folder, 'Puget Sounders Business Membership Directory and Travel Information,' and aerial views of the Puget Sound region. — This excellent publication has been called to the attention of the officers of Century 21 Exposition, Inc." Address, and New Name of our Office Building is: Puget Sounders, Inc., 809 Olympic National Life Bldg., Seattle 4, Washington.
|Title||Housing A-plenty for Seattle World's Fair|
|Description||Reprinted article from Motel Operator, February, 1962, giving information about lodging for the Century 21 Exposition (Seattle World's Fair). Includes aerial photograph of Puget Sound with points of interest identified.|
Century 21 Exposition (1962 : Seattle, Wash.)
Before the Fair
|Original Publisher||[Seattle? - sn|
|Digitization Specifications||Master images scanned on Sharp MX-M620N at 600 pixels per inch, black and white, saved as TIFF files.|
|Collection||Century 21 Digital Collection|
|Contributing Institution||The Seattle Public Library|
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