Villaraigos DNC convention chair; Illinois delegation hotel assignment

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WASHINGTON–Democrats are tapping Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to be the chair of the convention in Charlotte, N.C. this September where President Barack Obama will be nominated for a second term. Villaraigosa is also the president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

Convention planners also announced hotel assignments for the state delegations: Illinois was assigned the Holiday Inn City Center, a geographically desirable location. Consider: the U.S. Virgin Islands delegates will stay at the Country Inn and Suites Airport and Wyoming gets the Sleep Inn Airport

From the DNC: “Mayor Villaraigosa has dedicated his career to civic engagement and empowering people at the grassroots,” said Democratic National Committee Chair Wasserman Schultz. “And that’s exactly what we need to be successful at this convention–input and engagement from Americans across the country.”

More from the DNC: “The DNCC announced in late January changes in format and venue that will allow tens of thousands more people to be engaged in the convention. Convention week will open with a family-friendly Labor Day event at Charlotte Motor Speedway on Monday, September 3, that will be open to people from across the region and around the country. Delegates will vote on Mayor Villaraigosa’s nomination at the convention’s opening session and he will preside over convention proceedings at Time Warner Cable Arena, on Tuesday, September 4, and Wednesday, September 5. And on Thursday September 6, the President will accept the nomination at Bank of America Stadium, where once again, the public will be invited to attend.”

Below, from the Democratic National Convention Committee…..

The delegate housing process began in September with a lottery to determine each state’s priority preference. In October and November, representatives from each state’s delegation visited Charlotte to tour a selection of hotels. In December states submitted their top three zone choices, their top three hotel choices, and other requests such as meeting space, budget, and access for persons with disabilities. The DNCC housing team then worked to match each delegation to a hotel that fits their needs. Hotels and delegations were notified this morning of their assignment. Delegations are expected to return to Charlotte in the coming months to scout out meeting and venue space in or near their hotels.

State Delegations Hotel Assignments

Alabama – Spring Hill Suites University

Alaska – Hilton Garden Inn Concord

American Samoa – Quality Inn and Suites Airport

Arizona – Hilton Garden Inn Ayrsley

Arkansas – Hampton Inn & Suites Airport

California – Blake, Hampton Inn & Suites Uptown

Colorado – Residence Inn Uptown

Connecticut – DoubleTree Airport

Delaware – Wingate by Wyndham Tyvola

Democrats Abroad – Comfort Inn Executive Park

District of Columbia – Hilton Garden Inn Concord

Florida – Marriott City Center

Georgia – Marriott Executive Park

Guam – Quality Inn and Suites Airport

Hawaii – Hilton Charlotte Center City

Idaho – Residence Inn University

Illinois – Holiday Inn Center City, City Center Inn

Indiana – Hilton at University Place, Hampton Inn & Suites University

Iowa – Towne Place Suites University

Kansas – Wingate Inn Concord

Kentucky – Country Inn and Suites University

Louisiana – Sleep Inn University

Maine – Residence Inn Tyvola

Maryland – Embassy Suites Concord, Courtyard by Marriott Concord

Massachusetts – The Omni

Michigan – Embassy Suites Concord, Residence Inn Concord

Minnesota – Marriott Executive Park, Comfort Inn Executive Park

Mississippi – Microtel University, Country Inn and Suites University

Missouri – Courtyard by Marriott Uptown

Montana – Great Wolf Lodge

Nebraska – Embassy Suites Airport

Nevada – Hilton Garden Inn Uptown

New Hampshire – Renaissance Charlotte Suites Airport

New Jersey – Renaissance Charlotte Suites Airport

New Mexico – Spring Hill Suites Concord

New York – Renaissance Charlotte Suites South Park, Double Tree South Park, Residence Inn

South Park

North Carolina – Crowne Plaza Uptown

North Dakota – Homewood Suites Airport

Ohio – Hilton at University Place, Drury Inn

Oklahoma – Spring Hill Suites Airport

Oregon – Comfort Suites University

Pennsylvania – Marriott South Park, Hampton Inn & Suites South Park, Courtyard by Marriot South Park

Puerto Rico – Sleep Inn and Suites Concord

Rhode Island – Embassy Suites Concord

South Carolina – Courtyard by Marriott Billy Graham Parkway

South Dakota – Comfort Inn Executive Park

Tennessee – Hilton at University Place, Courtyard by Marriott University

Texas – Great Wolf Lodge, Springhill Suites Concord

U.S. Virgin Islands – Country Inn and Suites Airport

Utah – Embassy Suites Airport

Vermont – Hilton Charlotte Center City

Virginia – Sheraton Charlotte Airport

Washington – Hilton Charlotte Executive Park

West Virginia – Hampton Inn & Suites Concord

Wisconsin – Embassy Suites Airport

Wyoming – Sleep Inn Airport

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