May 14, 2013
DoubleTree by Hilton Selected as Host Hotel for WRTC2014
WRTC2014, Inc., host of the 2014 World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) competition is pleased to announce that the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Westborough, MA, has been selected as the host hotel for the event.
WRTC2014 is expected to bring together nearly 200 competitors and referees from around the world for a weekend of radio competition. Another 200+ visitors are expected to attend in order to take advantage of this rare opportunity to meet radio friends from around the world.
WRTC Director and leader of the Hospitality Committee, John Dorr, K1AR, is pleased with the selection. “The DoubleTree is an excellent property that meets our needs for convenient location, catering, and meeting room space. The staff is committed to helping us host a successful event.”
The DoubleTree in Westborough, MA, is conveniently located at I-495 and Route 9, approximately 30 miles west of Boston. The competition sites are located along the I-495 corridor and should all be accessible within 60 minutes by car.
In addition to the host hotel location, there are a number of nearby hotels available at a variety of price points with plenty of room for all visitors that want to attend the WRTC2014 activities.
Competitors are expected to arrive Wednesday, July 9, with the closing award banquet the evening of Monday, July 14. WRTC2014 attendees may choose to stay in the region for another week and attend the ARRL Centennial National Convention which will be held July 17-20 in nearby Hartford, CT.
The DoubleTree by Hilton is located at 5400 Computer Drive, Westborough, MA 01581. Information on the web at http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/massachusetts/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-boston-westborough-BOSWTDT/index.html
The World Radiosport Team Championship (WRTC) is held every four years and consists of 50+ two-person teams of amateur radio operators from around the world competing in a test of operating skill. Unlike most on-the-air competitions, all stations are required to use identical antennas from the same geographic region, eliminating all variables except operating ability. Previous WRTCs have been held in Seattle (1990), San Francisco (1996), Slovenia (2000), Finland (2002), Brazil (2006), and Russia (2010). More information is available at www.wrtc2014.org or contact WRTC Chairman Doug Grant, K1DG, via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.