It’s no joke, people. Apparently there are plenty of hotel rooms still available in Omaha during Berkshire Hathaway shareholders weekend. While the remaining rooms are not downtown across from the CenturyLink Center, where the annual shareholders meeting is held on Saturday, May 2, there are several hotels within a quick drive that have vacancies.
In this article from the Omaha World Herald, reporter Cindy Gonzalez talks with the managers of several new hotels that are opening further out from downtown Omaha. All reported some vacancies for the weekend, including hotels at 72nd & I-80 in Omaha, in Ralston and in Papillion. These suburban Omaha towns are a quick 20 minute or so drive to the CenturyLink Center.
Warren Buffett has suggested Berkshire shareholders check into Airbnb for additional lodging options, and it appears that many have with Gonzalez reporting about 400 bookings in Omaha during Berkshire weekend.
That said, shareholders should act now to get the best available rooms at the best available prices. Berkshire weekend is just one month away!