WHERE WILL ATTENDEES BE STAYING?
All attendees will stay in the same extended stay hotel. The hotel rooms feature a kitchen, a small living area, and a double bedroom. The hotels have internet access and of course cable TV. We are very blessed to have such a great place to stay during the conference!
DO ATTENDEES LIVE ALONE OR STAY WITH ROOMMATES?
Attendees will have roommates. Gate will strive to find a roommate with similar likes, dislikes, and lifestyle. The hotel only houses non-smoking rooms however smoking is allowed outside. Single bedrooms (rooms with no roommate) will incur an additional fee. All rooms are mini-suites.
HOW DO YOU CHOOSE ROOMMATES FOR THE PARTICIPANTS?
When you fill out your application, you will notice the last page has a questionnaire which will provide us with the information we need to find you the best possible roommate. Our goal is to match you with someone who is similar to you in as many ways as possible. We will send you the information about your roommate in one of your post acceptance packets and there you can obtain what you need to contact him/her and build a relationship with them.
CAN I SWITCH ROOMMATES IF I FEEL UNCOMFORTABLE WITH HIM/HER?
Although, with our footwork that should be rare, switching is a possibility in a crisis.
CAN MARRIED COUPLES APPLY TOGETHER AND STAY TOGETHER?
IF I KNOW PEOPLE IN NASHVILLE, CAN I STAY WITH THEM?
Yes, Gate has met and agreed that if you would like to stay with a friend in Nashville, we will drop the price $100. Please be sure to inform us that you will not be staying in provided housing via email or letter. Anyone staying off site will be required to get themselves to the hotel to ride the bus to and from the event site daily.
DO ATTENDEES EAT BREAKFAST ON SITE?
A grab and go breakfast is available at the hotel. Breakfast will be more limited due to COVID. We will be serving additional breakfast options at the event site.
DO ATTENDEES TRANSPORT THEMSELVES TO THE WORKSHOP SITE?
We will transport attendees staying at the hotel to the workshop site.
DOES THE HOTEL HAVE A POOL AND WORKOUT ROOM?
IS THE HOTEL NEAR DOWNTOWN?
The hotel is about 20 minutes south of Downtown Nashville.
IS THERE FOOD NEARBY?
Yes. The hotel is located in a primary shopping area in the greater Nashville area called "Cool Springs". There are a slew of restaurants in the area, some which will require a short uber and in the case of several are within walking distance. The food ranges from American, to Japanese, to Thai, to Indian, to Cajun, to Mexican, to Italian, to Southern eats. You will not lack for food options. The closest restaurant is Buffalo Wild Wings.
IS THE AREA SAFE FOR WALKING?
The hotel is located in Franklin, Tennessee, in Williamson County. Williamson County is one of the richest counties in the nation and yes it is where the "stars" live. It is definitely safe and comfortable for people visiting.
DOES THE HOTEL HAVE A CAFE AND A BAR?
The hotel has a pretty well stocked bar, and a grab and go area for food featuring light dinner items and snacks.