J.W. Marriott Hotel 1331 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, DC 20004 Phone: (202) 393-2000
The J.W. Marriott Hotel occupies a premiere Washington, DC location on Pennsylvania Avenue, and is a 20-minute drive to Washington National Airport. It is a few short blocks from Capitol Hill; the Metro Center, hub of the Washington Metro Subway System; and the Washington Convention Center. The hotel has 22 meeting rooms (the largest can accommodate 1,600 persons theater-style) and a total of 33,000 square feet of exhibit space Guests can take advantage of the indoor pool, health club, sauna, tennis courts, and a 160-store indoor mall. All 772 guest room, 33 suites, and 94 Concierge Level rooms offer cable televisions with DC-area map production capabilities, voice mail, hair driers, irons, and ironing boards.
San Diego Marriott Hotel and Marina 333 West Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101-7700 Phone: (619) 234-1500
Adjoining the San Diego Convention Center and only ten minutes from the city's airport, the San Diego Marriott Hotel & Marina recently renovated its North Tower guest rooms and Marina ballroom. The hotel has 1,354 guest rooms and 54 suites, with bay views in the twin towers, and features a Concierge Level and 200 guest rooms designed for the business traveler. The 103,000 square feet of total exhibit space includes 41 meeting rooms. Its largest meeting room can accommodate more than 2,000 persons banquet-style. All rooms include irons and ironing boards, minibars, and cable TVs. On-site recreation facilities include two pools, six lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, a health club and sauna, and a 446-slip marina.
Marriott's Orlando World Center 8701 World Center Dr. 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 persons 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.
Palm Desert Marriott's Desert Springs Resort & Spa 74855 Country Club Dr. Palm Desert, CA 92260 Phone: (619) 341-2211 Fax: (619) 341-1730
Marriott's Desert Springs is a year-round resort set on 400 landscaped acres. Meeting rooms are located in their own wing with a separate entrance. This high-rise hotel has 884 rooms, including 51 suites. The resort's 33 meeting rooms include two ballrooms; the largest holds 3,050 persons theater-style. A total of 46,000 square feet of space is available for exhibits. Guest room amenities include air-conditioning, color cable TV, and a spacious balcony. Ten restaurants and lounges are on site. There are two 18-hole championship golf courses, an 18-hole putting course, 20 tennis courts, five heated swimming pools, and a complete European-style health spa.
Grand Hotel MACKINAC ISLAND, MICHIGAN 49757 PHONE: (906) 847-3331 SALES OFFICE: (517) 349-4600 FAX: (906) 847-3259
GENERAL MANAGER Tony Smith
DIRECTOR OF SALES Amy Sherman
Celebrating its 111th season, the historic Grand Hotel is located on peaceful Mackinac Island, Michigan, where no automobiles are allowed. All guest rooms and function space are under one roof, which makes a stay for attendees and planners most convenient. With its wide variety of activities on site or within walking distance, Grand Hotel provides a truly memorable meeting experience. The resort lies 12 miles, or 15 minutes, from the Pellston Airport, with limousine and ferry service from the airport to the island costing $20 per person, one way.
A total of 361 guest rooms, including the hotel's 36 suites, feature individually decorated rooms, minibars, and color TVs. Room costs range from $135 to $225 per person, per night, double occupancy. Value season runs from May through June and September through October.
The resort's 13,000 square feet of exhibit space encompasses 13 meeting rooms, the largest of which can accommodate 1,200 persons theater-style or 1,000 banquet-style.
On-site recreation features 18 holes of golf, tennis, swimming, workout facilities, boccie ball, croquet, and bicycling.
The hotel uses the modified American Plan, and has eight locales for dining.
The Pointe Hilton Resort on South Mountain 7777 South Pointe Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85044 Phone: (602) 438-9000 Toll-Free Reservations: (800) 876-4683 Fax: (602) 431-6528
General Manager Bob Brooks
Director of Sales Bob Filipelli
Director of Marketing Dave Horton
Conference of Services Manager Mike Riccio
The Pointe Hilton Resort on South Mountain is a luxury golf, tennis, and spa resort offering superior convention facilities and a multitude of recreational options, all nestled on 700 acres at the base of Phoenix's scenic mountain range. It is a ten-minute drive from the airport.
This sprawling resort features 640 all-suite accommodations. The standard accommodation includes two televisions, spacious living room and bedroom, and terrace views of mountains, courtyards, and swimming pools. Meeting facilities include 60 meeting rooms, anchored by a 20,000-square-foot ballroom and the 20,000-square-foot Exhibit Pavilion.
On-site recreation includes an 18-hole golf course; a fitness center, spa and salon; five indoor racquetball courts; horseback riding; mountain biking; and volleyball. There are four restaurants, with management-hosted cocktails served poolside each evening.
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. The resort is eight miles, or 20 minutes, from Honolulu International Airport. The airport shuttle costs $7, a taxi costs $22, and a limousine is $80.
The 2,545 guest rooms and 363 suites have air-conditioning, phone with message alert, data port, color television 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. Dining options include more than 20 restaurants and lounges.
More than 150,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space includes 36 meeting rooms, two ballrooms (the largest holds 2,300 for a reception), and flexible breakout rooms.
Chicago Hilton and Towers 720 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL 60605 Phone: (312) 922-4400 Reservations: (800) HILTONS Fax: (312) 922-5240
General Manager Gerhard Seibert
Director of Sales Jamie Walters
Conference Services Manager Jim Owczarzak
The Chicago Hilton and Towers is located downtown, one mile from McCormick Place and walking distance to the city's centers of culture, shopping, and business. The hotel is 30 minutes from O'Hare International Airport. A taxi costs $30; a shuttle is $14; the subway is $1.50. The city center is two minutes away; the convention center is five minutes distant.
All 1,543 guest rooms and 146 suites feature on-demand video, climate control, two telephones with voice mail, minibars, color cable television, and radio. Rates range from $215 to $4,000. More than 234,000 square feet of space includes 55 meeting rooms, three ballrooms that hold 2,528 persons for a reception, and more than 120,000 square feet of dedicated exhibit space. Basic audiovisual equipment and complex computer presentation setups are available.
The Athletic Club features an indoor pool and sun deck. The hotel's five restaurants include a steak house, Buckingham's; and the Irish tavern, Kitty O'Sheas.
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.