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THE DINAH 2020 UPDATE


Hello all,

I want to begin by thanking each of you on behalf of myself and my staff for being so patient as we continue to navigate the repercussions of the pandemic. You’ve been awesome and supportive and it truly makes us feel such gratitude that we serve such an amazing community.

DINAH DATES ARE LOOKING GOOD!
The Mayor of Palm Springs has recently stated she thinks events in the region will be greenlighted in Fall, so while it is not official, it’s finally looking very good that we’ll have a 2021 Dinah. ;). Based on that news, to be safe we have shifted the event dates to the last week in September. It’s perfect Palm Springs weather and technically the dates are in “Fall.”  Mark your calendar! September 29th to October 3rd are our scheduled 2021 dates. 

PURCHASE TICKETS NOW, SAVE BIG, AND HELP OUT OTHERS, TOO!
If you have not done so and are planning on attending the next Dinah, would you consider getting your ticket now? You’ll help us resell customers tickets and if you purchase now, you’ll receive a 15% credit in addition to the value of your ticket to use at a future Dinah. Neither the ticket nor the credit expires until you use it so if you do not end up coming this year, you can use your ticket next year!

THANK YOU!!!!!!
Again, I want to assure you of my commitment to our customers and to the event. I truly do think about this ongoing situation, and you, constantly. I hope your lives have not been too much affected by this pandemic.  I look forward to September when we can celebrate as a Dinah community again. I’m continually exploring ways to make The Dinah more meaningful than ever. You’ll see many changes in our programming that I think you will be excited by. One thing will never change: the Dinah will always be a magical place to celebrate our diversity and to bring us closer together for five magical days to truly shine as the unique, powerful group of womxn that we are. Together we change the world, Dinah style.

TRANSFERRING YOUR TICKET

If you plan to transfer to either the May/September 2021 dates, there is nothing you need to do. The ticket and hotel transfer will take place automatically.

GIFT YOUR TICKET!

We have opened up the ability to change names in your Eventbrite account so that you can transfer your ticket directly to a friend, then change the name in your account so they will receive all further communication.

REFUNDS

We really, really need you to hang with us and transfer to the next Dinah you can attend. But we realise everyone can’t do that. We are issuing refunds as we sell tickets and so please contact me if you want to be added the resell list. We hope you do not choose this option but we will assist you warm heartedly if you do.

We will work with everyone to help make sure anyone who needs to sell their ticket is successful.

WE’VE LISTED YOUR TICKETS ON OUR SITE  AND ARE SELLING YOUR TICKETS  BEFORE WE RESUME OUR OWN SALES.

FAQ

You have a lot of questions, and we are going to answer them all here. If you do not find an answer you are looking for, please email us at thedinah@gmail.com and we will add all relevant questions to this list.

WHAT IS THE WEATHER LIKE IN SEPTEMBER?
It’s perfect!  We choose the 4th  weekend in September because it’s officially the beginning of Fall so the weather is perfect.   The range is 85 to 103 degrees, perfect for a pool party.

ARE ALL THE PARTIES STAYING AT THE SAME VENUES?

We may actually turn the Hilton into one huge Party Planet.   Imagine a  property wide party takeover with four different music rooms, the outside pool area for this steaming hot deserts nights, the entire lobby, restaurant, meeting space so that we create our own Dinah Party Planet.

The Hilton and Palm Springs Convention Center have been home to the Pool Parties for over a decade.  We also added Asia SF PS which is the most stunning new nightclub in Palm Springs.

Q: CAN I CANCEL, TRANSFER OR MODIFY MY HOTEL ROOM IF I AM BOOKED AT A DINAH OFFICIAL  HOTEL – THE QUALITY INN, THE COURTYARD OR THE HILTON?

A: Yes, you can. Please be patient though as it will take a few days for Hotel staff  to know there has a policy change and that you can cancel and postpone.  If anyone is having a problem canceling their reservation, write me directly and I will personally intervene to make sure it happens.  thedinah@gmail.com.

These are the instructions the hotels have provided me:

 

FOR THE HILTON:

All existing reservations will be transferred to the new set of dates according to the days booked. For example, if your reservation was booked in April arriving Thursday and departing on Monday, your reservation will be moved to the new set of dates from that Thursday to Monday. In the unfortunate event the new dates do not work for you, please call the hotel directly at 760-320-6868 and dial 0 for the front desk or extension 436 for the Reservation Supervisor and the hotel will make the change. If you need to cancel completely, we will accommodate that for a short period off time.   Call the hotel directly following the same instructions as before by August 21st and the hotel will cancel your reservation and issue a full refund. Please note, cancellations received after 8/21/20 will be non-refundable.

FOR THE QUALITY INN:

They have also transferred reservations but you can cancel them at anytime.

FOR THE COURTYARD:

They will be calling everyone and offering either a transfer or an opportunity to cancel.

I CAN MAKE THE  NEW DATES!  I’M STOKED!  HOW DO I BOOK MY HOTEL ROOM?

ALL HOTELS:

If you do not have a reservation yet, the new room block will be available to book starting 7/22/20. We will be posting a new booking link on our website at that time for all new bookings.

I CAN MAKE THE SEPTEMBER DATES!  HOW DO I ORDER DINAH TICKETS?

The Dinah order form is still up and active and taking orders.

CAN I TRANSFER MY TICKETS TO THE SEPTEMBER DATES?

Yes!  Your receipt and confirmation with barcode will not change.

I hope you can join us for the 2021 dates.  In the meantime please stay safe. follow all health precautions and we’ll get through this together.

Warmly,

Mariah