Syracuse Smash Hotel Information

FOR THE SYRACUSE SMASH, ALL CLUBS RESIDING MORE THAN 50 MILES FROM THE PLAYING VENUE 
MUST SECURE AT LEAST 10 HOTEL ROOMS PER TEAM (OR CLUB AVERAGE PER TEAM) THROUGH BOOK YOUR BLOCK!

BOOK YOUR BLOCK IS THE OFFICIAL AND EXCLUSIVE HOUSING COORDINATOR FOR THE SYRACUSE SMASH TOURNAMENT HOTEL BLOCK THIS YEAR!

Clubs and teams can begin making reservations after 11AM EST on October 10th via Book Your Block.

CLICK HERE for Syracuse Smash Hotels! (link will be active October 10th)

HOW TO BOOK TOURNAMENT HOTELS:

  • REGISTER for the event on SportWrench.
  • PAY for your entry fee via check or credit card.
  • VISIT the hotel dashboard at www.bookyourblock.com/xlvb
  • CLICK on the Syracuse Smash Tournament icon to direct to the booking site.
  • Set up the group hotel block!
    • We recommend clubs with multiple teams contact the Book Your Block concierge at groupblocks@bookyourblock.com to reserve multiple room blocks at more than one hotel.
  • REVIEW the group block confirmation email you receive and forward the instructions to your athletes and parents advising your team parents of the tournament Stay, Play, and Save policy.
    • IMPORTANT NOTE: Club MUST BE registered and paid for the tournament in order to book hotel rooms for your Club/Team(s)!
  • Receive your acceptance notice from the tournament!

STAY, PLAY, AND SAVE POLICY:

The Syracuse Smash utilizes the Stay, Play, and Save policy that was instituted by JVC in 2011.  Each team registering for the tournament must make its hotel reservations through Book Your Block at an approved JVC hotel to be eligible to participate in the tournament. The approved hotel list is generated by JVC and Book Your Block. Reasons for implementing the Stay, Play, and Save policy are to increase the amount of room nights available to teams and clubs and to help police the rates the hotels are offering. By increasing the amount of room nights actually used for the purpose of attending our events, the Syracuse Smash is able to prove to the host city our positive impact on their local economy, thus building stronger relationships as well as helping to offset facility pricing.  All hotel rates within our tournament block include a rebate amount that the tournament uses to offset facility expenses.

Book Your Block offers and will continue to guarantee the lowest group rates available through continual rate integrity checks (exclusions include single/king bedded rooms, prepaid nonrefundable rates, employee rates, government rates, AAA and AARP rates). If you think you have found a better rate than the Special Event Rate, please complete the rate parity form at www.bookyourblock.com/lowest-available-rate, and a representative will review and respond.

FREE ROOMS:

You can earn complimentary rooms this year by booking hotels through Book Your Block!  The number of complimentary rooms allocated per night is detrimed by the hotel's complimentary room ratio and the number of cumulative bookings placed by your group.  A parent booking MUST be placed through your club's group block to qualify.

For example, if a club has 40 rooms booked through the group block on Friday night and 65 booked on Saturday night at a hotel with a 20:1 comp ratio, that club receives 2 free room-nights at that hotel on Friday night and 3 on Saturday night! If you have any problems during the hotel registration process, please contact Book Your Block at groupblocks@bookyourblock.com or (973) 814-4317 x 1.

IMPORTANT: For this event, bookings at Headquarters hotels or pre-determined staff locations will not be included in comp room earnings.

SPECIAL SITUATIONS:

**NOTE: The considerations below do not apply to individual reservations, ONLY a Team or an entire Club.

  1. Does your team/club already have a signed hotel contract? Please email Book Your Block a copy of your Hotel contract and what your needs are. We will try and incorporate those rooms into our approved hotel list.
  2. If you are a local team located less than 50 miles from the playing venue your club is already exempt.
  3. If you are seeking a reduction in the required number of nights or an exemption from the Stay, Play, and Save policy for reasons such as intention to rent a house, use a time share or some of the athletes are staying with local family/friends please submit an official online Exemption Application available at: https://www.bookyourblock.com/exemption-form

The Tournament Director will review the application and you will receive a response within 7 days of submission. Note that submitting an application does not guarantee exemption.

HOTEL CONTACT FOR THE SYRACUSE SMASH:

Book Your Block Assistance: 

  1. Help Center: www.bookyourblock.com/help
  2. Club Directors/Team Managers Contact: groupblocks@bookyourblock.com or 973-814-4317 ext: 2
  3. Athlete Families Contact: guestdocs@bookyourblock.com or 973-814-4317 ext: 1

**If you have any issues with making your hotel reservations through Book Your Block, please contact Dan King at dan@jvctournaments.com or 954-880-4157!