Question: Do I have to stay at the host hotel to attend FLOAT?
No, there is no requirement for you to stay at the St Louis Airport Marriott to attend FLOAT.
Most people agree, however, that their experience is MUCH better if you stay at the host hotel because you can get to classes much easier, get to the fun faster and can obviously not have to worry about driving home should you choose to drink.
If you are entering one of FLOAT's design competitions, however, you MUST be a registered guest at the host hotel in order to be eligible. There is an exception to this clause, and that is if you can prove you reside within 30 miles of the host hotel.