Summit Colossus Selling Out Hotels Already

The Summit in DublinA funny email arrived today.

It was funny peculiar and funny ha ha — not just funny peculiar or just funny ha ha.

It came from Paddy Cosgrave (@paddycosgrave), CEO of the The Summit, and was a reminder of the clout this event wields.

The Summit (@theSummitHQ), formerly known as The Dublin Web Summit, sent out a mail shot a few days ago as part of its marketing campaign for the November 2014 event.

The email recommended three hotels for early bookers. Being Dublin based, I didn’t pay too much attention.

But I got a laugh off today’s email because it said sorry.

“We didn’t expect the Four Seasons, Kelly’s and The Mespil to all sell out in a matter of hours,” it said, and went on to apologize for any frustration caused.

There could be more of this to come. Speaking at last week’s Growth Hackers event, former Zynga COO and now Summit entrepreneur in residence, Marcus Segal (@MarcusSegal) said the Summit is aiming for 20,000 attendees this year.

Visitors came from 97 different countries last year, so a lot of hotel rooms will be needed.

The Summit, which was focused on tech, entrepreneurship and funding in years past, will feature themes of food, night, film and fashion this year.

It will be held Nov. 4-6.

Image taken from The Summit’s promotional material.