Atlanta Marriott Marquis 265 Peachtree Center Avenue, NE Atlanta, GA 30303 Phone: (404) 521-0000 Fax: (404) 586-6299
Renovated in 1996, the Atlanta Marriott Marquis, located in downtown Atlanta, is 13 miles, or a 20-minute drive, from Hartsfield International Airport. The 50-story hotel, with a soaring, 50-story atrium, has 1,671 guest rooms, including 69 suites. There is a health club on the premises, including saunas and an indoor/outdoor pool. A skywalk connects the hotel to Peachtree Center Mall. Five restaurants and two lounges are also available. The Marriott Marquis has 47 meeting rooms, a 28,000-square-foot ballroom, and more than 125,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Its largest meeting room can accommodate 3,190 persons theater-style.
New York Marriott Marquis 1535 Broadway New York, NY 10036 PHONE: (212) 398-1900 TOLL-FREE RESERVATIONS: (800) 228-9290 FAX: (212) 704-8930
Located in the heart of Manhattan's Theater District, the New York Marriott Marquis offers 100,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space and is within walking distance of midtown's finest shopping and business districts.
The 50-story building has 1,911 guest rooms, including 161 suites. Guest rooms include two telephones, video checkout, and video message delivery. The hotel's health and fitness room features a sauna and whirlpool.
Some 49 meeting rooms are located on floors four through seven. Two ballrooms are divisible into ten sections each, the largest accommodating 2,500 persons theater-style or 2,150 banquet-style.
Among the several restaurants on site is The View, a revolving restaurant located atop the hotel. Adjacent to the hotel is its own Broadway theater, the Marquis.
Marriott's Orlando World Center 8701 World Center Drive Orlando, FL 32821 PHONE: (407) 239-4200 TOLL-FREE PHONE: (800) 228-9290 FAX: (407) 238-8777
Marriott's Orlando World Center, at the entrance to Walt Disney World's EPCOT Center, has 1,503 guest rooms, including 85 suites, on 28 floors. The largest of the 47 meeting rooms can accommodate 5,245 persons theater-style or 3,370 banquet-style. Its 143,000 square feet of exhibit space features a 51,000-square-foot pillarless exhibit hall. The resort offers a pool with waterfalls and a slide; lighted tennis courts; an 18-hole golf course; a health club; saunas; game rooms; miniature golf; and children's programs.
Marriott's Camelback Inn, Resort, Spa & Golf Club 5402 East Lincoln Drive Scottsdale, AZ 85253 PHONE: (602) 948-1700 TOLL-FREE PHONE: (800) 24-CAMEL FAX: (602) 951-8469
Marriott's Camelback Inn, located on 125 acres of land in the heart of Scottsdale, is a ten-mile, or 20-minute, drive to Sky Harbor International Airport. Its 427 guest rooms include 26 suites housed in one- and two-story casita-style buildings. Meeting facilities total some 40,000 square feet of space; the largest of the 26 meeting rooms can accommodate 1,475 persons theater-style. Among the resort's many recreational options are a 36-hole USGA golf course, eight lighted tennis courts, and three heated pools.
Charleston Place 130 MARKET STREET CHARLESTON, SC 29401 TOLL-FREE PHONE: (800) 611-5545 FAX: (803) 722-6952
GENERAL MANAGER Dean Andrews
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING Madison Toms
Resting on a corner of Charleston's historic downtown, Charleston Place is one of the city's premier luxury hotels. The top floors include 80 Club-level accommodations with their own private lobby and a host of luxury services and amenities.
New Development: On March 1, Charleston Place will celebrate the grand opening of The Riviera at Charleston Place. This state-of-the-art conference center will occupy a historic Art Deco building, which has been fully renovated to include a 3,500-square-foot ballroom together with a fixed auditorium environment for 300 persons.
Location/Access: The property lies 12 miles, or a 20-minute drive, from the Charleston international airport, with transportation costing approximately $19 one way.
Accommodations: A total of 440 guest rooms, including 39 suites, are located within the hotel's eight floors. The 80 Club-level rooms, with separate eighth-floor lobby, offer dataport phones, voice mail, daily newspaper delivery, and nightly turndown service. Value season runs from June through August and November through February.
Recreation: On-site recreation includes an indoor/outdoor pool and a spa. Golf, tennis, swimming, touring, kayaking, sailing, and biking are popular off-site activities.
Dining and Entertainment: Featured dining rooms include Louis's Charleston Grill and the Palmetto Cafe. Room service is available around the clock.
Meeting Facilities and Services: There are 18 meeting rooms in Charleston Place, the largest of which can accommodate 2,000 persons theater-style and 1,200 persons banquet-style. More than 5,000 square feet of exhibit space is available.
Anaheim Hilton and Towers 777 CONVENTION WAY ANAHEIM, CA 92802 PHONE: (714) 750-4321 FAX: (714) 740-4252
GENERAL MANAGER Glenn A. Hale
DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING Linda C. Simpson
DIRECTOR OF CONVENTION SERVICE Joyce Navarro
With its convenient location adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center, two blocks from Disneyland, the 1,576-room Anaheim Hilton and Towers is widely regarded as one of the premier meetings and convention hotels in Southern California. An $18.5-million renovation of all guest rooms, convention and banquet facilities, and public space was recently completed.
The property lies 14 miles from the John Wayne/Orange County Airport, with transfers taking approximately 30 minutes. It's a 55-minute trip from the Los Angeles International Airport, 35 miles away.
There are 1,576 deluxe guest rooms, including 96 suites, including the popular lanai-level accommodations with garden decks. There is a 25,000-square-foot Sports and Fitness Center. Three acres of rooftop gardens and sun deck feature a heated swimming pool, four spas, and a golf driving range.
More than 100,000 square feet of flexible meeting and banquet space are on property.
The Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak 7677 North 16th Street Phoenix, AZ 85020 PHONE: (602) 997-2626 FAX: (602) 943-4633
GENERAL MANAGER Robert Salomone
DIRECTOR OF SALES Mary Louise Hall
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING Dave Horton
DIRECTOR OF CATERING & CONVENTION SERVICES Chris Fox
Located on 180 acres adjacent to the spectacular 7,000-acre Phoenix Mountain Preserve, the Pointe Hilton at Squaw Peak offers dramatic views of Squaw Peak. The resort is ten miles from the Sky Harbor International Airport. The hourly airport shuttle costs $12.50 per person. Taxi fare runs approximately $20.
The resort has a total of 564 guest rooms, with the standard accommodation being a two-room suite. There are also 19 executive suites; a grand suite; casitas; and the Palacio, a three-bedroom, mountainside home. There are six swimming pools; a water slide and tubing area; a spa, salon, and fitness center; four lighted tennis courts; and biking and hiking trails.
The 48,000 square feet of meeting and function space includes a total of 46 meeting rooms property-wide. The 9,760-foot Anasazi Ballroom accommodates 1,000.
Hilton Hawaiian Village 2005 Kalia Road Honolulu, HI 96815 Phone: (808) 949-4321 Reservations: (800) HILTONS Fax: (808) 947-7814
GENERAL MANAGER Noel Trainor
DIRECTOR OF SALES Jon Conching
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING John Votsis
DIRECTOR OF CATERING AND CONVENTIONS Ivis Rose
Located on Waikiki's best beach, amid 20 acres of tropical gardens, the Hilton Hawaiian Village is the largest meeting and convention resort in the Pacific. It is an eight-mile, 20-minute drive to Honolulu International Airport. The airport shuttle costs $7; a taxi costs $22.
The 2,545 guest rooms and 363 suites have air-conditioning, phone with message alert, data port, color TV with movies, video checkout, a balcony or terrace, and safe. Rooms cost $189 to $365; suites run from $335 to $3,400. There are three swimming pools plus scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, and parasailing off the resort's beach. There are more than 20 restaurants and lounges. The resort's more than 150,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space includes 36 meeting rooms, two ballrooms (the largest holds 2,300 at a reception), and flexible breakout rooms.
Opryland Hotel Convention Center 2800 Opryland Drive Nashville, TN 37214 Phone: (615) 871-5824 Fax: (615) 871-5843
GENERAL MANAGER Joe Henry
VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING Jerry Wayne
VICE PRESIDENT OF SALES Kent Wasmuth
DIRECTOR OF SALES Dianne Lee
CONVENTION SERVICES MANAGER Charlie Walraven
Southern hospitality is alive and well at the Opryland Hotel, filled with enchanting scenery, relaxing surroundings, and gracious service. This special combination of services and facilities is enhanced by Opryland USA's entertainment holdings: the Grand Ole Opry, the Opryland Themepark, the Wildhorse Saloon, and The Nashville Network TV studios.
Opened in June 1996, The Delta is a 4.5-acre, glass-covered interiorscape that includes 992 guest rooms and more than 300,000 square feet of new meeting and exhibit facilities, bringing the property's total meeting space to more than 600,000 square feet. The Delta boasts shops, restaurants, and a river with passenger flatboats.
Location/Access: The Opryland Hotel is a seven-mile, 15-minute drive from Nashville International Airport. Motorcoach service is $11 one way or $15 round-trip. Downtown Nashville is ten minutes from the hotel.
Accommodations: The Opryland Hotel has 2,883 guest rooms, including more than 200 suites, located in several wings, none higher than six stories. Garden Terrace rooms with balconies overlook indoor tropical gardens and waterways in the Conservatory, the Cascades, and the Delta.
Recreation: The hotel has a fitness center, three swimming pools, and two wading pools. Also part of the property is the 18-hole championship Springhouse Golf Club, a links-style course that is the home of the BellSouth Senior Classic at Opryland on the Senior PGA Tour.
Dining and Entertainment: The Opryland Hotel offers 30 specialty shops, ten lounges, and 15 restaurants. Dining choices range from the festive atmosphere of Beauregard's in the Delta to casual dining in Rachel's Kitchen. The hotel features live entertainment in many locations and the Dancing Waters laser-light show can be seen nightly in the Cascades Garden.
Meeting Facilities and Services: Among the hotel's expansive meeting facilities are the Ryman Exhibit Hall, which has 289,000 square feet of divisible space, and more than 85 meeting rooms.
The Villas of Grand Cypress ONE NORTH JACARANDA ORLANDO, FL 32836 PHONE: (401) 239-4700 TOLL-FREE: (800) 835-7377 FAX: (407)239-7219
GENERAL MANAGER David Kochi
DIRECTOR OF SALES Mark Cox
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING Kelli Eshleman
CONFERENCE SERVICES MANAGER Billy Singleton, Jr.
At The Villas of Grand Cypress, guests enjoy seclusion, world-class amenities, and a variety of accommodations, all within walking distance of a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course and many other recreational activities. In September 1996, The Villas completed a $7.5 million renovation.
Location/Access: Just minutes from Walt Disney World, the property lies 18 miles, or 20 minutes, from the Orlando International Airport. Transportation, arranged through an outside contractor, costs $45 from the airport. Travel time is 30 minutes to the city center or 15 minutes to the convention center.
Accommodations: The Villas of Grand Cypress's 146 guest rooms offer such amenities as coffee maker, hair drier, iron and ironing board, robe, and twice-daily housekeeping service. The popular club suites average 650 square feet, consisting of a spacious bedroom with a separate sitting area, luxury bath, and either patio or veranda overlooking the golf course or waterways. Rates range from $195 to $1,600.
Recreation: In addition to its 45-hole golf course, the resort's on-site recreation includes a world-class equestrian center, the Academy of Golf, and a racquet club.
Dining and Entertainment: The Black Swan and the Fairways lounge are among the resort's dining facilities.
Meeting Facilities and Services: The resort has seven meeting rooms, the largest of which can accommodate 250 persons theater-style or 225 banquet-style. Audiovisual equipment and services are available though an on-property contractor.
The Peabody Orlando 9801 International Drive Orlando, Fl 32819 phone: (407) 352-4000 or (800) 42-ducks fax: (407) 351-3501 (Sales)
VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER Alan C. Villaverde
VICE PRESIDENT OF MARKETING Barry Anderson
NATIONAL DIRECTORS Beverly Kington, Alan Enns
CONVENTION SERVICE DIRECTOR Winn Delugas
The Peabody Orlando offers easy access to premium meeting and breakout space, luxurious guest rooms, excellent service, and close proximity to the Orange County Convention Center.
Location/Access: Located directly across the street from the 1.1 million-square-foot Orange County Convention Center, The Peabody Orlando is 15 minutes from Walt Disney World and ten minutes from downtown Orlando. The Orlando International Airport is a ten-mile, 15-minute drive from the hotel.
Accommodations: The Peabody Orlando's 891 guest rooms include 57 suites. Rack room rates range from $240 to $300 for deluxe rooms, and $450 to $1,350 for suites. Value months in 1997 are May to September, and December.
Recreation: The Athletic Club features 15 Nautilus stations, free weights, aerobic classes, fitness training, Jacuzzi, saunas, steam rooms, and massage therapy. The hotel also has a nearly Olympic-length lap pool, a children's pool with waterfall, four lighted tennis courts, a game room, and babysitting service upon request.
Dining and Entertainment: Dux, the hotel's signature dining room, is the only Mobil Four-Star restaurant in Orlando; Capriccio, a Northern Italian restaurant, and the B-Line Diner, a 24-hour eatery, are located on the lobby level.
Meeting Facilities and Services: Some 54,000 square feet of space includes 32 meeting rooms, three ballrooms encompassing 43,745 square feet of space, and two smaller rooms on the convention level, all newly decorated. On the mezzanine are 16 meeting rooms with breakout areas. The largest ballroom can accommodate 3,200 persons theater-style. The grand ballroom has nearly 27,000 square feet of space available for exhibits.
Scottsdale Conference Resort 7700 East McCormick Parkway Scottsdale, AZ 85258 PHONE: (602) 991-9000 or (800) 528-0293 Fax: (602) 596-7422
General Manager Richard R. Joaquim
Director of Marketing David Reed
Convention Service Manager Marianne Sideris
Scottsdale Conference Resort is a Southwestern-style executive conference center with extensive recreational and meeting facilities, dedicated to running professional conferences with an elegant and comfortable ambience.
Location/Access: Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is 15 miles, or a 30-minute drive, from the property, which provides transportation for $10 per person. Downtown Phoenix is 30 minutes away, and downtown Scottsdale is just a ten-minute drive.
Accommodations/Rates: The three-story resort has 304 newly refurbished double guest rooms and 21 suites. All rooms have two study desks, three telephones, entertainment center, minibar, and marble bathroom. Each of the twelve golf course casitas features a private pool. The full American conference plan (FAP) rates range from $175 to $390 per person for a single, and from $140 to $285 per person for a double. Room tax is 10.7 percent.
Recreation: Among the on-site recreational options are 36 holes of golf, five lighted tennis courts, bicycle rentals, two swimming pools, jogging trails, a billiard room, and a health spa and massage studio.
Dining and Entertainment: The Dining Room serves FAP breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and the Palm Court features Continental cuisine. Lounge food service and room service are also available.
Meeting Facilities and Services: The resort offers 50 meeting rooms, with 50,000 square feet of meeting space accommodating from ten persons to 1,000. Among the resort's conference facilities is the 10,000-square-foot Grand Coronado Room, which opened in January 1994. There is 80,000 square feet of space available for exhibits. A $2 million media center features a permanent staff of 12 technicians, plus complete audio and video recording and editing systems, broadcast-quality cameras, a recording studio, and a darkroom.
Testimonial: "I have done conference planning and site management for organizations for many years. I can say, in all honesty, I have never had a higher level of service or attention to detail accorded to me or the group I represented. Your staff made the ValueRx personnel and guests feel as if we were the only company on site throughout the day (and I certainly know we were not).
-J.V. Sterlein, ValueRx, Inc
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin 1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd. Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-2653 Phone: (407) 934-4290 Toll-Free Reservations: (800) 227-1500 Fax: (407) 934-4880
GENERAL MANAGERS Bill Mc Creary-Dolphin wing Ron Olstad-Swan wing
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING Tom Bewley
DIRECTOR OF SALES Mike Uhl
CONVENTION SERVICES DIRECTORS Bob Nicoli-Dolphin wing Marissa Hurley-Swan wing
In the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort, between Epcot and Disney-MGM Studios, are the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, a culmination of imaginative design and magical service. The hotels feature a whimsical yet sophisticated style. Impeccable service from a staff trained by Westin Hotels and Resorts and Sheraton, plus a full range of recreation, restaurants, and leisure amenities provide everything necessary for a successful meeting.
Location/Access: The hotels are 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport. Bus fare is $12.50; cab fare is about $33. It's 20 minutes to downtown, ten minutes to the convention center.
Accommodations: The two hotels have a total of 2,267 guest rooms and 195 suites. Guest room amenities include mini-bar, coffeemaker, hair drier, remote-control color television with cable, movies, iron, ironing board, voice mail, individual climate control, safe, and modem hookup.
Recreation: On-site recreation includes outdoor pools and a grotto swimming pool with white-sand beach, two full health studios, tennis courts, Camp Dolphin youth activities, and Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf. Preferential tee times are available at Disney's five nearby 18-hole golf courses. The resort is adjacent to Disney's Boardwalk entertainment district.
Dining and Entertainment: There are 17 res-taurants and lounges, among them Juan and Only's, specializing in Mexican cuisine; Palio, an Italian bistro; and Kimonos. The Copa Banana features karaoke.
Meeting Facilities and Services: The hotels offer state-of-the-art technology, a premium Walt Disney World Resort location, and an award-winning staff. A three-level facility adjoining the Dolphin features more than 202,000 square feet of meeting space, the largest room seating up to 6,800 persons theater-style. There is also a 51,000-square-foot dedicated exhibit hall. Audiovisual equipment includes all the basics plus installed and portable PA systems, VCRs, cameras, computer monitor projectors, closed-cable television equipment, and much more.