ProgPower USA IX will obviously return to Center Stage next year. You already have experienced the hotel price hike this year. Its not going to get better next year. In fact, it may and probably will get worse. 1. The Granada will be starting an eleven million dollar renovation project soon. Thats right eleven million dollars. They are going to gut the place, enclose the courtyard, add a restaurant, put bars in the lobby, re-do all the rooms, etc. It will be going upscale to match the area.. They will also be downsizing the number of true doubles to make it more of a boutique hotel feel. The days of me using it for bands are probably over as of this year. 2. The Residence Inn will be undergoing a soft renovation that is more about aesthetics that anything. It will be brought in line to look more like a traditional upscale Marriot (as dictated by Windsor Corporation that owns the chain). However, those costs eventually get passed along to you. Midtown Atlanta is the *hottest* commercial property in Atlanta at the moment and is experience a huge boom across the board. As a result, prices will be going up across the board everywhere you go, including mine. I will not be looking to increase my profit margin at all next year. However, I will have to pass those costs along to you as any business would to keep from taking losses. Folks may want to start looking at other alternatives once I announce the date. They may be a bit further away, but you will save quite a bit of money. Sorry folks.