’09 Scorecard: Hyatt Regency Dallas 1, Hilton Anatole 0

The big buzz yesterday at the Dallas Safari Club Convention and Hunting Expo at Dallas Market Hall is the show’s decision to relocate next year to the Dallas Convention Center to accommodate its steady growth. That change means the Club’s “host hotel”–a considerable chunk of business–will be switching from the Hilton Anatole to the Hyatt Regency Dallas. Club honcho Debi Mills said this past weekend’s expo attracted more than 900 worldwide exhibitors–outfitters, gun makers, jewelers and destination proprietors including Dallas businessman Ward Lay (pictured), who owns a hunting, fishing and guest lodge in Argentina–and better than 22,000 attendees. One former Safari Club board member said expensive items like high-end jewelry sold well at the expo this year, while cheaper offerings languished on exhibitors’ shelves.

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One response to “’09 Scorecard: Hyatt Regency Dallas 1, Hilton Anatole 0”

  1. Margaret says:

    It was sooooo crowded! It looked like things were selling and big surprise, the bars were rocking!!

    But, P.S., hate that you have to buy a ticket for drinks! Why do they do this in Dallas? Is it some kind of law?

    You had to buy tickets in one line and then just move over two steps to trade your ticket in for a drink. Ugh, hassle!!

    And don’t even get me started on the line jumpers who were in the drink line without tickets and then wanted to cut into the ticket line! Go to the back buddy!

    Happy Monday!