Housing pirate information


What is a "housing pirate"?

Commonly referred to as "housing pirates" or "housing bandits," these are companies that phone, fax or email attendees and exhibitors, claiming to offer good deals on hotel rooms. They may falsely claim to be affiliated with ARVO.

No ARVO-authorized organization will contact you about ARVO Annual Meeting hotels or housing. Unless you have initiated the communication, please do not provide anyone with your personal information, especially your credit card number. If you provide your credit card information to one of these companies, your card may be charged and there is no guarantee you will have a room upon your arrival in Seattle.

Reporting fraud

If contacted by someone asking if you need a room at ARVO or representing themselves as the "ARVO Housing Bureau," please:

  1. Get as much information as you can, such as the name of the company, the name of the person calling, company address, email address and their telephone number. The more information you are able to collect, the better for us to stop them from contacting others. If possible, please request information such as hotel availability and rates or have them send this information to you via email.
  2. Contact, with all the details you are able to provide.

2024 pirates

ARVO is not affiliated with the following companies for the 2024 Annual Meeting (Contract with them at your own risk)

  • Ella Cooper, Reservation Specialist
    Elite Housing Service
    (800) 372 5149, (732) 419 9500
  • Alex Moses, Group Housing Consultant
  • Alyssa Carter, Project Specialist MEDCON
    UK Kemp House 160 City Road, London, EC1V2NX United Kingdom
    T. +13474604998, +442032898760, +4536967843
  • Amy Henderson with HLS Global
    T. +844.592.1859
  • BHP Rooms Acquisitions, Inc.
    7985 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 109-315, Los Angeles, Calif.; or
    863 Westbourne Dr., West Hollywood, Calif. 90069
    +1.310.360.9835, +1.310.358.0461, or +1.310.849.3848
    Fax: +1.310.360.9876
    Email:, website:
  • Cecile Latapie with Direct Clic
    2558 Waterview Court, Sarasota, FL 34231
    Phone: +1.3102510808
  • CongressBookers Ltd
    14 Hillside Gardens
    Highgate, London
    N65ST, UK
    Phone: +44 20 7193 7345
  • Eurolink Medical Congress
    16th floor, Portland House
    Bressenden Place, London
    SW1E 5RS, UK
    Tel: +44 (0) 207 869 8055KORE CONFERENCES PTE. LTD.
    50 Hume Avenue
    #03 ­05 Summerhill
    For Asia: +65-31638064
    For USA / EUROPE: +1-6313970610
  • The Exhibitor Housing Company
    T. +1.800.600.4513
  • Global Travel Expo using Right Signature
    Phone: 1.888.252.3674
    Address: 402 West Broadway Suite 400, San Diego, CA 92101
  • HotelRoomBrokers GmbH
    Neue Kräme 27
    D- 60311 Frankfurt am Main
    Fon: +49.69.91501 -510
    Fax: +49.69.91501 -512
    Email:, website:
  • Email:
    Grimaldi Forum Monaco
    10 Av. Princesse Grace, 98000 Monaco.
  • James Tyler and Joy Tiff, Conference Consultants with Euromed Congress
    Wenlock Road, London, England NI7GU
    Phone: +44 2080999156
  • Jeff Convention Hotel Management  
  • Jennifer with NTA
    T.+877.595.7666 ext. 606
  • John Tyler Congress Housing
  • Marcel Smith with EuroMed Congress
  • Max with National Travel Associates
  • Nelly Hart with Progress Expo Services
    Falkonervænget 27,  
    1952 Frederiksberg C, Denmark
    Denmark: +4578775055
    500 North Rainbow Blvd, Suite 300
    Las Vegas, NV 89107
    US: +1 702 472 9218
  • Email:
  • Perfect Privacy, LLC or FHT
    12808 Gran Bay Parkway W., Jacksonville, FL 32258
    Phone: +1.5707088780
  • SB Tours, Meetings and Events LLC
  • Stefan Ionescu with PR Medical Events
    Colonel Langa 17, Iasi Iasi 700065 RO
    Phone: +40.742158484
  • Stephen, Event and Housing Coordinator
    Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Ave
    25th and 26th floor, New York, NY 10174
    T. +1-6468253044
    Fax. +1-9173688005

ARVO is not affiliated with any of the following, who approached ARVO attendees and exhibitors in the past:  

  • Alex or anyone else with Exhibitors Housing Services
  • Anthony Spivey, John Harris or anyone else with Event Connections
  • CBS International
  • Douglas Moore, Dana Brown or Phillip Gould
  • Jack Smith, Mandy or anyone else with Global Housing Services Inc.
  • Kate Johnson with Trade Show Housing
  • Kevin Crowell or anyone else with Diamond Housing Associates
  • Oak Tree Interactive  
  • Peter Vassel