View Full Version : Renaissance Grand For $55.00 per night!

03-09-2009, 08:37 AM
I have had several calls and several more saying Thanks Shane you saved me a ton. Follow my steps and you can stay in a 4 star hotel for the price of a roach motel!!

2- go to priceline.com
3- click on name your own price start here tab
4- put st. louis, check in dates and check out dates, you need and number of rooms and click bid now. press enter.
5-then on the next page. On step one put a check into the box that says down town st louis and step two put 4 star hotel.
6-put 55 in the name your price box ****note*** just put 55 not 55.00 or 55. Then put the names on the room box
7- put your initials in the box after you read the agreement. Note you can not choose your hotel but even if you dont get the Ren Grand ( you will) you will still be downtown close to the center and not in a cheap ass motel!!!
8-put your info in they ask for
9- press find my hotel
10- it will search and come back that you will be at the Ren Grand! Take your conformation number call the hotel and give them the number and tell them if you need 1 or 2 beds so they can make a note!!!

Trust me I have told many and it worked for them. Everyone knows I am about honesty and saving!!! Its love to brag on what I saved and not what I spent!!!

I will be releasing a book soon intitled Shane saved a ton bought St. Louis and Larry killed himself!! This will also be a made for TV movie!

Just think the fun were all gonna have with your favorite Drama Queen all under 1 roof!!!! Shane and its see ya at the Ren Grand Hotel. Shane this time!!

Raycliff Manor
03-09-2009, 09:18 AM
Thanks for the heads up Shane! We booked through Hotels.com and at the time we were charged $139.00 per night for the Ren Grand! Even they are now showing an "average rate" of $93.oo per night. We're calling to have them match the new rate, which they guarantee they will do if rates drop. We're afraid to take a chance and try for the $55.00 per night, but you just saved three of us $46.00 per night. It looks like I owe you a drink!


Jolly Pumpkin
03-09-2009, 09:33 AM
I've thought about doing that, but it's awful risky. What if I end up with a real crappy hotel instead of a 4 star? It ends up being around $71.07 after taxes and service fees, but that's still a deal. Do most hotels that accommodate 2 people care if you have third person in the hotel or do they force you to rent another hotel room for that person?

03-09-2009, 11:09 AM
I just wouldn't tell them you had a third person. We crammed 6 into a room in Vegas and they said you were only suppose to have 2 adults.

03-09-2009, 11:50 AM
Everyone listen to what Shane has to say. I have seven (7) booked their now through Priceline.com and saved almost $2000 verses the other hotels..
These rooms may be close to being full now that Shane has let the cat out of the bag!!

03-09-2009, 12:07 PM
This is what we did... although a few months ago, we paid $68 a night... still a great deal though! Take Shanes advice on this one! -Tyler

03-09-2009, 12:46 PM
We were going to stay at the Econo but my brother changed it today, now we are at the Grand and for less money. ya more money for beer , shots and props!

03-09-2009, 01:51 PM
This is the only way to do it... I have been telling people for years go through PRICELINE. We get the best hotels in Rosemont for $60 bucks while everyone else paid thriple to five times the amount. We do this in Vegas and in Orlando we rent CONDOS with four rooms.

Save baby save!


03-09-2009, 02:41 PM
just did it and got the 55 price!

scattered screams
03-09-2009, 02:50 PM
Hey Shane I just did it and wow I got that deal, Thanks Alot

03-09-2009, 03:33 PM
Noah just for the record your guaranteed the hotel rating you choose. You cannot pick the hotel which as you can see I told everyone right. If you click 4 star thats what you will get. You cant click a 4 star and end up in the Moose Lodge!!! Again I am glad I could help you all. When we go and install new sets in malls this is what I use for my employees I swear by it and am sold on priceline. My employees get 4 star hotels for the price of the Raunch Rats Inn!

This is getting good lol I been offered drinks, meals, even a prop lmao believe it or not!! I will tell you after TransWorld what vendor it is and what I pick. JFYI I saved them $3400.00!!! Shane and its in the words of Ole Larry save baby save! Shane this time.

The Doctor
03-09-2009, 04:26 PM
Since Sh..."he whose name shall not be spoken" does not drink all gratuitous offers of Alcohol will be gladly fielded by The Doctor...we would not want good hospitality to go to waste now would we? JK glad to see lots of people benefiting and getting a nice close hotel to the show.

03-09-2009, 05:15 PM
Shane Buddy

You know I always have your back on all this stuff but I just talked to Kelly Collins and this is the story he told me. Oh and before I forget Fifty Five bucks for a room a whole night WOW! thats only 5 bucks more then seeing the darkness! And who can pass that up. Now on with the story

"I didn’t want to scare off the People but I was on an elevator about six months ago in Las Vegas and overheard a conversation. One guy was complaining that he was being kicked out of the hotel. He had booked and paid for his room on Priceline and had been there one night when the hotel told him he had to leave. Even though he had a confirmation with Priceline and a reservation confirmed with the hotel throughout the weekend, they said they were overbooked and needed his room. They told him to call Priceline with his complaint.

This guy was hot! He said he was having trouble finding a room and said he might have to leave."

I would hate for any of us to end up like that guy and have to deal with the travel companys tryng to find a room. I would also hope that if this did happen we would all come together and let whoever it is sleep in one of the many haunters rooms! See yall in St. Louis

03-09-2009, 05:35 PM
My friend I know you do. I have used priceline for ages. I think there must be more to the story than meets the eye. You are guaranteed your room its yours and its paid for. Now if someone gets kicked out. Yes thats between them and priceline. I would not worry I honestly think there was more to it than that!

Also if your not there by the time stated you can forfit your rooms. If your running late the day of your arrival just call them and give them the heads up! NO ONE WILL BE OUT IN THE COLD! I AM SURE OF IT! But your concern is appreciated. Shane and its dont be worried! Shane this time!


03-09-2009, 05:37 PM
Im staying with Witchypoo so i found a room no need to worry about me

03-09-2009, 06:52 PM
I did it a few weeks ago when it was posted the first time. It worked like a charm. I would hate to pay full price now knowing you can do this with PriceLine. Shane, do you type in 55 for all cities and hotels or do you try different amounts depending on where you are trying to stay?



03-09-2009, 07:24 PM
Just booked my room over Priceline at the Renaissance for $55. I canceled my old reservation at the Hampton that was going to cost $120 a night.

Thanks for the info Shane, I appreciate it.

03-09-2009, 07:28 PM
Thanks Shane, I did the same thing just now. I had reservations at the Mayfair. $377.00 for 3 nights. I booked through Priceline and got the Renaissance for $55.00 a night!!! Thanks Shane!! I owe you.

03-09-2009, 07:37 PM
Yes it depends on the city were in. We did some work for a mall in Dallas and we stayed at the Hotel ZAZA beautiful hotel! The rooms are over $200 per night and we got in there for $45.00 a night!! Shane and its saving a ton! Shane this time!

P.S. I look forward to meeting you ar TW Eric.

03-09-2009, 08:38 PM
I booked Thursday nite at the ren for $55 bucks! Thanks Shane!

Haunted Illinois
03-10-2009, 08:01 AM
Through PriceLine.com I got the $55 a night rate at the Renaissance, too! You just saved me more than $250!!! Thanks Shane!!!!!

03-10-2009, 08:10 AM
Is it just me or does anyone else find it strange that these rates can be had this close to the show?? I hope this is not an indication of overall bookings at the hotel.

03-10-2009, 09:05 AM
thanks for the info... if jared or bill wants to try that then they can do it lol. Im fine with the 59 rate I got with my employee discount. That's pretty good they did lower then associate rate.
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03-10-2009, 09:38 AM

Great advice, just now booked 4 rooms at the Ren, all at $55 a night! You've also redeemed my faith in Priceline a bit.

This past weekend I used Priceline for a hotel in Vegas, I requested a 5 Star hotel strip north, which as far as I knew, should have been Venetian, Palazzo, Wynn, or Encore. When they booked it for me, it was the Trump. The Trump is not on the strip, and there is no casino, so I felt this was misleading. Don't get me wrong it was a beautiful hotel, but I was ticked at Priceline.

Well, thanks to Shane, my faith is restored, for now. Shane, you should call them and see if you can replace that Shatner guy.

I see some free drinks at the Ren bar heading in Shane's direction!

For everyone else, at some point these rooms are gonna run out, but you should still end up at a 4 star hotel, in the vicinity. But like I said, at one point, someone will try it and not get the Ren hotel.

Also, FYI rooms are guaranteed to have accomodations for 2 adults, so if 3 or 4 dudes were planning on sharing a room, and you get one this way, you could end up with a King bed, could make for some cramped quarters!


03-10-2009, 10:45 AM
Just booked 2 rooms for $55 a night for 4 nights at the Ren. Nice. Now does anyone know how to get free Blues tickets??

03-10-2009, 10:48 AM
No I will just keep the $59.00 price.

Haunts of Richmond
03-10-2009, 12:06 PM
What a deal! Hampton Inn is cancelled.

Haunts/Blood Lake crew of 4 will now be at the Renaissance with the rest of you! Can't wait!

03-10-2009, 02:12 PM
I am so glad that everyone has taken my advice and It makes me feel good to know the money you guys save will be taken in by the vendors. EVERYONE WINS HERE! People saving money, Vendors getting more money from the saved bucks on the rooms and me feeling good about the whole thing! Look forward to seeing you guys!!! Shane and its better hurry guys these rooms want last long! Shane this time.

03-10-2009, 03:27 PM
OK guys, we need to all get together and do something great for Shane this time. Find out what his room number is??????? We can short sheet his bed? Anyone in? We must throw a party in his honor!

03-10-2009, 04:01 PM
Full contact lap dance from Granny?

03-10-2009, 04:36 PM

I had booked at this hotel 2 months ago to make sure I got in it.
2 rooms for 4 days were costing me $1,376.65

I just booked on Priceline following your steps, even added a day to my stay for both rooms and my total is only $650.26

Thanks!!! Come by my booth and I'll hook you up


Matt Marich
03-10-2009, 06:42 PM
Me too Shaner, we owe you, come by our booth for a free set of steak knives, or a drink.


03-10-2009, 07:10 PM
Awesome Shane!! Seriously.........stop by booth #428 and introduce yourself. We'll have something for you!! Thanks a bunch!!!!

Steve Orihood
Fright Theatre Productions

03-10-2009, 07:17 PM
Wow its gonna feel like Christmas in March for me!!!! Seriously guys glad I could be of help. Were all a mixed up, drama filled, disfuctional family and I really do care for you all! Shane and its Drama Queen Shane head of the haunt household! Shane this time!!

The Doctor
03-11-2009, 11:55 AM
Great...We will never be able to get Shane and his head back into the van for the trip home!!!!

03-11-2009, 03:40 PM
Seriously, we need to do something for Shane this time. We owe him big time!!!Does the van have a sun roof?

Matt Marich
03-11-2009, 04:25 PM
Just FYI, the hotel is on to this now, and we got alot of grief. They wouldn't cancel our previous reservation. TW stepped up though and we are in at $ 55.00. Thanks again Shane, we are taking an exrtra guy from our shop thanks to this discount, he wants to have your children..., he's never been to TW!!!


03-11-2009, 05:07 PM
Well in all respect the Ren Grand should not get all ticked after all they did accept the offer! Heck better to get something for the room than nothing. If anything sounds like they picked up several people who were staying at other hotels.

Looks like if you aint tried it LOL you better hurry up! Again I am just glad I could have helped! By the way Matt is the knives Gensue? LMAO! I am glad your guy is getting to go Matt everyone deserves some fun at these shows! So whats your thoughts Matt do you think this is the end of the good deals? Shane and its come on guys its now or never! Shane this time!

03-11-2009, 05:35 PM
Thanks Shane, We love you!!!!!!!

Matt Marich
03-12-2009, 06:36 AM
No, TW is actually pissed that the Hotel gave them such a good deal? They played hardball with TW and got burned thanks to Captain Kirk. They would not let us cancel the hotel through them, only through TW.

03-12-2009, 07:00 AM
Yea Matt... that's because you booked through TW in the first place.
I booked through the hotel (it's a Hyatt) and just like most hotels you can cancel up to 24 hours before your stay no questions asked.

This Priceline deal still amazes me! I wonder if the net result is the hotel loosing revenue (because of cheaper room rates) or actually coming out ahead because more people will be staying there (more rooms filled for cheaper rates).

Whatever the case, more of us in the main, cooleo hotel the better!

Haunted Illinois
03-12-2009, 07:09 AM
I wonder how hard it's going to be for me to actually cancel my original reservation. Originally, I registered at another hotel through TW.

A couple of days ago, I called TW and they refused to cancel my reservation over the phone... they told me I needed to send them an email, then they would send me confirmation that the reservation was canceled. I did as they asked and I still haven't gotten an email from them yet...

03-12-2009, 08:41 AM
Go to the first post on this thread and find out how you can stay at the Ren Grand for $55.00 per night!! Shane and its bring the party on Shane this time!!

Adam I would think you can cancell like any other hotel. You have gave them more than enough time!! Also I think TW should take a stand and say hey why cant this be the room rate every year if the show stays in St. Louis

03-12-2009, 08:57 AM
I was wondering last night if TW was going to start throwing a fit cause everyone was cancelling. Anyway, as soon as I got my reservation from priceliine, I called and cancelled the other hotel from TW. They did mine right away over the phone. I bet they all of a sudden got all these cancellations and are pissed.....

03-12-2009, 10:56 AM
Does this mean I did a bad thing? LOL I dont wanna go to Principal Larry's office! Shane and its a bad bad bad thing! Shane this time!

03-12-2009, 12:10 PM
Just in case anyone cares. These rates are very good and I took Shane's advice and booked through PriceLine.. My rooms are confirmed and we are good. I think the reason the rates are so good is because the hotel is in receivership.. I think this means the hotel is up for sale and is hurting because of either the economy or competition. Either way good for haunters!!

03-12-2009, 03:15 PM
Party!!!!!!!!! Shane and its heck I dont even drink and I am screaming party! Shane this time!

03-12-2009, 07:42 PM
Rens gonna be Rocken!

Haunting Copy
03-12-2009, 08:16 PM
Adam, send them a certified letter ASAP!!


Haunting Copy
03-12-2009, 08:18 PM
Shane (or anyone with info), :)

Have any of y'all tried PriceLine for airline tickets.

I can get a ticket to St. Louis for $150, but shoot, if I can get it cheaper, well . . . :)


Haunting Copy
03-12-2009, 08:21 PM
Are y'all *absolutely* sure you can cancel with 24 hours' notice?

I'm not sure that I'll be able to get off work. We have "Antique Week" during
that time and the motel where I work will be swamped. I'll be extremely lucky
to find someone to work for me. :(


Haunting Copy
03-12-2009, 08:36 PM
This is what Priceline says about cancellations:

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Travel Arrangement Protection

Trip Cancellation/Trip Interruption: If you or your traveling companion has to cancel or interrupt your trip due to a covered reason (e.g., unforeseen sickness, injury, illness or death) the cost of your hotel room purchased through this site will be reimbursed. Travel Insurance is for emergency situations such as those described above only, and cannot be used to cover the cost of a trip that is cancelled for any other reason. Please see the Description of Coverage for full details.

************************************************** **

03-12-2009, 08:53 PM
And go through priceline no you can not get your money back! Be sure you can get off work! Shane and its why work go party with us the 26th-30th in St.Louis! Shane this time!

Haunting Copy
03-12-2009, 08:56 PM
why work go party with us the 26th-39th in St.Louis!

LOL! There are so few of us who work here, it's hard to so much as take a s**t !

Belive me, I'm working on it. I should know for sure by tomorrow evening.

BTW. Are there really 39 days in March? :P

03-12-2009, 09:08 PM
OOPS!! Hey if you want you can repay me you can by doing a strip tease for me in my room feel free to Sarah! Shane and its I got chips, dip, chains & whips and some hot wax for the nipples! Shane this time!!!!

Haunting Copy
03-12-2009, 09:10 PM
Shane, trust me, you would be asking for your money back. Even though you didn't pay any. :|

Mistress DeSade
03-12-2009, 10:19 PM
I have to agree...I cancelled my "higher priced booking" and took my chance. Offered priceline 40 night...they countered with 15 more...so for under 60 a night I'm getting the SAME CATEGORY room that Ild just confirmned for !39.00 night. That's really fun. I'm SURE now that Keith Korner is gonna come knocking on my door asking in. Poor Keith. I do have a really special surprise for him. (possibly even an award, hint hint). He's worked so hard to earn this....

I am STILL so bummed Karl and the Pirates of Emerson won't be here this year. First miss in 12 years! And he always had the largest number of single male pirates in tow that I could cavort with. Now what am I going to plunder?? I guess we shall see :O

Kathryn DeSautell
Mistress DeSade

The Doctor
03-13-2009, 10:03 AM
Well you can always come cavort with the Graystone Manor crew, sure we are not pirates but we are very good at Anatomy!!!!! ;)

Jolly Pumpkin
03-13-2009, 04:19 PM
Yeah, it worked for me. It ended up being $71.06 a night with the taxes and fees added. I'll be at Transworld early Saturday morning and will be leaving Sunday Afternoon. So this trip is going to be pretty reasonable now. It'll be around $50 to drive up to St.Louis too. With the food, hotel, and gas it's going to be under $200. Thanks Shane!

03-13-2009, 04:25 PM
Help Noah! I figured if anything the extra savings will go towards the good hard working vendors in this industry! Again Looking forward to meeting each of you be sure to look for me or my guys at TW they will know where I am hiding! Shane and its I will be like the Wizard of OZ you will find me behind the curtin! Shane this time!

The Doctor
03-13-2009, 04:48 PM
Yea but its what your doing behind the curtain that has us worried...

03-13-2009, 07:24 PM
Doc I will be watching! Shane and its your Boss! Shane this time!

Haunted Illinois
03-14-2009, 03:08 PM
After hounding TW folks again, I got them to cancel my original reservation. Renaissance here I come!

03-14-2009, 10:18 PM
With all the money saved on hotel rooms we can all go beer trick or treating door to door in the hotel!
That's right- put something haunt related on the door handle and make sure you have a 24 pack of something good (first person to hand out non domestic is getting their room egged) of course apples are okay as long as they're dipped in vodka.

Haunting Copy
03-15-2009, 12:51 AM
first person to hand out non domestic is getting their room egged)

What you got against non-domestic??

Let us not forget Jell-O shots. (You can buy them.) :)


03-15-2009, 11:14 AM
I like the way you think.lol.

With all the money saved on hotel rooms we can all go beer trick or treating door to door in the hotel!
That's right- put something haunt related on the door handle and make sure you have a 24 pack of something good (first person to hand out non domestic is getting their room egged) of course apples are okay as long as they're dipped in vodka.

03-15-2009, 02:39 PM
I decided to take my chances, cancelled my hotel reservation, booked for $55 a day on priceline, and got right back in.

That was enough savings to pay for my rental car for a week.

03-15-2009, 02:45 PM
Getting this done at Rosemont would have never happened. We have tried for years to get that hotel across the street through Priceline but you can't or we couldn't... you could get a super awesome hotel about 2 miles away or there is a 4 star about one mile away we'd get in there but never across from the convention center.

Everyone must be overjoyed... at Rosemont you'd pay $150 to $200 per night to stay across the street, now everyone is staying the whole weekend for the same money as one night.

Our industry needs to STAY in a SECOND TEIR cities for sure!

We want to save money...we're haunters! LOL

Im so happy for everyone!


Haunting Copy
03-16-2009, 08:07 PM
I mean, is there FREE shuttle service from the airport to the hotel - and vice versa?

Thanks to anyone who can give me info. :)


03-16-2009, 08:23 PM
I mean, is there FREE shuttle service from the airport to the hotel - and vice versa?

Thanks to anyone who can give me info. :)


I just spoke to the folks at the Ren, they said that they do not have shuttle service to the Ren, however they recommended Transexpress located at the main Terminal 12 at baggage claim, the cost is $17. one way or $28. round trip=$14. one way, which isn't a bad deal at all.

03-21-2009, 11:06 AM
It's Now Or Never!!!!!! Book Now!

03-21-2009, 03:13 PM
Shane: I owe you a drink! Was afraid to take the chance but did. I just booked with price and got the Grand Ren so I am canceling my other booking that was 139.00 per night with them. I paid less for 2 rooms than for one directly with them. Thanks!!!!! Heather

03-23-2009, 07:37 AM
Got my room! :)

03-24-2009, 05:06 PM
Looks like the Ren Grand Deals has been all done! They seem to be all full! It looks like several people took my advice and booked and I am glad you did! I wish you all a good time and a fun safe trip!!

The hotel thats now offering the 55.00 deal is at St.Louis Union Station its a Mariott owned hotel! Still nice from what I understand. Shane and its have fun guys! Shane this time!

03-24-2009, 05:13 PM
SOME PEOPLE. are you kidding? half this board jumped on that deal, thanks again Shane.

03-24-2009, 06:48 PM
Ice I think your right! Shane and its gonna be a wild time! Shane this time!

Haunting Copy
03-24-2009, 06:50 PM
Please go to the thread "NEED HELP"!