the 8th annual Henna Gathering will be at the Sheraton Hotel
at Hartford, CT's Bradley International Airport
We have made very special arrangements for you with the hotel!
The room & board cost is $200 per person for a posh double occupancy room ($313 for a single occupancy room)
for Friday and Saturday Nights Included in this rate are the following meals:
Friday: lunch & dinner
Saturday: lunch & dinner
Add additional nights to your stay (to arrive early on Thursday or leave late on Monday) for $99 per room ($49.50 per person in a shared room)
Breakfast is available each day at the on-site Starbucks and also at the on-site hotel restaurant.
And throughout the airport, too (yes, there is a Cinnabon).
Parking is FREE
CALL THE SHERATON DIRECTLY TO MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS: 1-866-716-8120
Let them know you are booking in the Henna Gathering room block.
It will be optimal for you to know who your roommate will be in advance of calling to reserve your room, so that you can make the reservation in both of your names and provide both of your billing information so the bill can be split.
If you prefer to book the room for two and collect payment from your roommate directly later, that is also fine.
Please be sure to add yourself to the Henna Gathering roommate/rideshare list, the reason our facebook group was created, to find a roommate.
The Sheraton Bradley International Airport is *in* the airport itself.
Get off the plane, and ta-da, you're there!
Airport code = BDL
If you're driving, just mention that
you're with the Henna Gathering and your parking in the hotel garage is free!
FREE HENNA SUPPLIES!
We'll have free henna paste and sealant available for the duration of the conference.
Everyone will also get their own glitter, gilding gel, and other goodies for use throughout the conference.
All henna supplies at the Henna Gathering are provided courtesy of our sponsor, Artistic Adornment
7:15 - GROUP PHOTO - Be there!!
post-conference classes 8-10pm
Will there be classes for my level of experience?
We will offer all levels of classes, from beginner classes for those just starting out, to master classes for the experienced professional, and everything in between. Multiple classes will be running at the same time, so you can choose the class best suited to your needs.
What should I bring?
Beyond normal traveling stuff, you might want a notebook, pencil, your favorite drawing pen, and a camera.
There's a pool, so consider bringing a bathing suit (especially for day 1, before you get henna applied).
You might also want to think carefully about what clothes you wear to enable maximum henna-getting and make yourself a desirable portfolio photo model (rich/colorful/interesting fabrics, no busy prints).
Can I bring my significant other?
Absolutely! If they would like to attend any classes, they will need to pay the registration fee. If they don't want to attend classes, they are still welcomed to take advantage of the conference's discounted room and board rate and join us for meals.
Can I bring my kid?
You can bring your child if you absolutely 100% of the time keep them in your sight and listening to you at all times, since they are your responsibility. If you think this is too much work or responsibility when you're at a henna conference to learn and have fun (we'd agree!), consider bringing a helper along to watch your little one(s). If your child is distracting or unattended, we'll ask you to take them somewhere else, and you'll miss out on the good times and learning.
How can I find a roommate to share a room with?
We created the Henna Gathering facebook group specifically for the purpose of making a user-editable list so people can find each other for roommate and ride shares! Check the Files section in the group for the list.