Conferences often take over their host cities, making it nearly impossible to score a decent hotel room. But this year, Salesforce is taking a new tactic for its September’s Dreamforce event.
They’re chartering a cruise ship and calling it the “Dream Boat.”
“Dreamforce has partnered with Celebrity Cruises to add accommodations right on the San Francisco Bay with a stunning cruise ship that will be docked at Pier 27 throughout the conference,” reads Dreamforce’s site on the unusual accommodations. “Many of the spacious rooms feature views of the bay or the city skyline. Be among the first to experience it. With multiple dining options, lounges, nightly entertainment, and different activities on every deck, the Dream Boat is the innovative new way to stay at Dreamforce.”
The boat, provided by Celebrity Cruises, will be available for those attending the Sept. 15-18 Dreamforce event, with rates starting around $250 per night. The boat will be tricked out with everything a techie could want, including Wi-Fi, an iLounge with 20 Apple computers, multiple lounges and restaurants, and nightly entertainment, according to Dreamforce’s site.
— Dreamforce (@Dreamforce) March 30, 2015
Why the boat? Last year’s conference had about 135,000 attendees, according to CBS in San Francisco. This is one attempt to help alleviate congestion in the city and provide more accommodations for attendees.
Will you be staying on the Dream Boat?