Hotel Reservations

NAYC 2019 Housing & Registration Information

 

HOTEL INFORMATION

The 2019 NAYC hotel reservations will be handled exclusively through Connections Housing, which will offer hotels in the St Louis area at discounted rates for NAYC guests. ANY HOTELS RESERVED OUTSIDE OF CONNECTIONS HOUSING are subject to cancellation. In order to register for NAYC you must reserve your room through Connections Housing. Please see the Housing Exception / Book the Block Policy below. 

 

In an effort to create a more positive hotel booking experience, we are offering an option of tiered booking through our endorsed hotel block. For NAYC 2019, there will be two options: Early booking or General booking.


Early bookings will require a $25 non-refundable charge, per room, due immediately. $20 of this charge will be credited toward your room expense and $5 for processing fees. Early booking will be available beginning at 10:00 am (CST), January 4th.

For example, if you need 7 rooms for 3 nights, you would be required to pay $175.00 at the time of your room booking request during the Early booking time period. $140.00 of that charge would be credited toward your hotel expense. $35 would be processing fees. This charge is non-refundable. Therefore, if you retain only 5 of the hypothetical 7 rooms and cancel 2 later, $100.00 would be credited to your hotel stay and the balance for the canceled rooms forfeited. In the event you keep a reservation for 5 of the rooms, and cancel 2 of them prior to the cancellation deadline, you will not receive credit toward the rooms kept on your request from the 2 unused rooms. Therefore, it is imperative that you request only the number of rooms you are willing to make a non-refundable deposit for.

 

Early Booking Cancellation Policy

Early bookings will require a $25 non-refundable/non-transferable charge, per room, due immediately. $20 of this charge will be credited toward your room expense and $5 for processing fees. For any room that is cancelled on or after May 14, 2019 an additional $25 cancellation fee will be charged by Connections Housing.

Any room that is cancelled within 14-days of your arrival will result in a cancellation fee of one night’s room and tax, charged by the hotel.


General bookings will require no upfront charge. The General booking will be available beginning at 10:00 am (CST), February 4, 2019.

For example, if you need 7 rooms for 3 nights, you would not be required to pay at the time of your booking request during the General booking time period. However, cancellation fees would apply, as they do to all room reservations.

 

It is necessary that NAYC 2019 attendees stay within the official housing block managed by Connections Housing. Exceptions include: booking with hotel points, government or military discounts, staying with friends/family and those living within 60 miles of The Dome at America’s Center.

 

General Booking Cancellation Policy

For any room that is cancelled on or after May 14, 2019 a $50 cancellation fee will be charged by Connections Housing.

Any room that is cancelled within 14-days of your arrival will result in a cancellation fee of one night’s room and tax, charged by the hotel.

 

Instructions for making a NAYC hotel reservation:

 

  • Complete the online form with all the required information. Note: this first step in the process is the opportunity to “block” rooms.

 

  • After selecting “Submit Request” on the online form, you will receive an email confirming that your “Housing Request” information has been received. This email will provide a “Housing Request Confirmation” number.

 

  • No calls will be accepted by Connections Housing, but if you have any questions, you may send an email to youthcongress@connectionshousing.com.

 

  • As the event draws closer, Connections Housing will communicate with the group leader through email to finalize the “booking” process by confirming the reservation dates and requesting a rooming list with individual names.

 

Housing Exception / Book the Block Policy

 

We are delighted that you are planning to attend North American Youth Congress (NAYC). With a significantly larger venue secured to host the event and in anticipation of record attendance, the United Pentecostal Church International (UPCI) has implemented a policy that requires all NAYC 2019 attendees to stay within the official housing block, managed by Connections Housing.

 

UPCI is implementing this “Booking the Block” policy to ensure that the 2019 North American Youth Congress and Bible Quiz Tournament will be recognized as an official citywide event in order to receive priority booking for future years in St Louis, Missouri. By “Booking the Block”, it allows UPCI to keep costs down for attendees and provide many more options and benefits for everyone. It will be mandatory that all attendees for the 2019 North American Youth Congress and Bible Quiz Tournament book with Connections Housing in order to attend the Youth Congress and/or Bible Quiz events.

We understand that some attendees may have family in the area, or attendees may want to book rooms using hotel reward points, and therefore we do offer a few exceptions to this mandatory booking policy. In order to be eligible for this exception, an exemption form must be completed and submitted to Connections Housing. Some exemption examples include:

 

  • Booking with hotel points
  • Military or government discount
  • Staying with friends/family
  • Live within 60 miles of The Dome at America’s Center

 

Please note, one form must be completed for each church. Once your exemption request has been received, Connections Housing will notify you within 5-business days if the request for exemption has been approved. If the exemption request is denied, please understand that your room(s) must be booked through Connections Housing at www.northamericanyouthcongress.com in order to attend the event.

 

Benefits of booking through Connections Housing:

 

  • Book with Confidence: Unlike some alternatives, Connections Housings’ special rates are contracted and delivered as promised. 
  • Support North American Youth Congress: Support the hotels that support UPCI.
  • Networking Opportunities:  Stay at hotels with other North American Youth Congress and Bible Quiz attendees.
  • Rest Easy: We are ready to assist and protect you regarding any hotel issues that may occur before, during, or after your stay. Our staff is on-site and on call 24/7 leading up to, and during the event.

 

Please note: North American Youth Congress hotels will not honor direct reservations.