The Global Finals event registration fee will not include housing accommodations. This change is in response to the desire for participants to choose from a wide variety of housing accommodations, to meet each team’s needs and budgets.
Destination Imagination will be offering an official event room block, which will be released to qualifying teams through a web portal called Passkey. Passkey looks like a typical hotel reservation site, but the rooms will only be available to Destination Imagination attendees. The reservations for these rooms will be managed in partnership with Visit KC. A credit card will be required to book these rooms.
Rooms within these room blocks will vary in location and price. While Destination Imagination is still finalizing these room blocks, we can tell you that most prices will fall between $137-$170 ($154 average) per room per night, which includes taxes. We will be including taxes in any pricing posted so that you see a complete cost for planning purposes. We have reserved many double-doubles and single rooms with pull-out sofas to maximize occupancy. You may see different rates on third-party booking websites; those are not a reflection of the group rates that Destination Imagination will be offering.
An informational housing document will be available on this page in early spring that outlines which properties will be available, how many rooms and rooms types, when the block will open for reservations, and amenities information like shuttles, free breakfasts, pools, parking, and more.
The release dates for hotels will happen in two “waves” to accommodate teams certifying on a rolling basis. Those release dates for each property will be available in the informational housing document.
Teams may also stay at hotels outside of Destination Imagination’s official event room block or utilize other accommodations like Airbnb.
Stay tuned for the announcement of our properties and when each will be available to book.