From the inception of' Merit and Distinction Awards in 1988 to the present, Marriott Hotels, Resorts & Suites properties have won numerous M&D awards. In fact, over the past decade, the five 1997 Marriott winners have amassed a total of 31 awards.
We extend our congratulations to Marriott and their many medical-meeting-friendly properties!
Orlando World Center Marriott 8701 WORLD CENTER DRIVE ORLANDO, FL 32821 PHONE (407) 239-4200 TOLL-FREE RESERVATIONS (800) 621-0638 FAX (407) 238-8757
The Orlando World Center Marriott, 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 resort's 47 meeting rooms can accommodate 6,200 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, on 125 acres of land in the heart of Scottsdale, is a ten-mile, 20-minute drive to Sky Harbor International Airport. Its 447 guest rooms include 27 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 theater-style. The resort has just completed a $35 million restoration which included the new Jack-rabbit pool complex, the new Sonoran Terrace for outdoor catered events, a new entryway, and 30 new guest casitas, to name a few. Among the resort's many recreational options are 36 holes of golf, six lighted tennis courts, three heated pools, and a 27,000-square-foot, world-class European spa.
Marriott at Sawgrass Resort 1000 TPC BOULEVARD PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL 32082 PHONE (904) 285-7777, (800) 457-GOLF, FAX (904) 285-0259
The Marriott at Sawgrass Resort is famed for its recreational activities, highlighted by 99 holes of golf and featuring the famous TPC Stadium Course. Forty minutes from the Jacksonville airport, the resort has 508 guest rooms, which include 24 hotel suites and 80 Island Green Villa suites. There are 40,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, in-house audiovisual facilities, and a business center. The largest of the resort's 21 meeting rooms seats 800 persons theater-style or 600 banquet-style. Tennis, swimming, and a children's club are among on-site activities. Included in the many dining options are the Atrium Lobby Lounge and the Augustine Grille.
Marriott's Desert Springs Resort & Spa 74855 COUNTRY CLUB DRIVE PALM DESERT, CA 92260 PHONE (760) 341-2211 FAX (760) 341-1730
Marriott's Desert Springs Resort and Spa, is a contemporary, year-round resort set on 400 landscaped acres in the Palm Springs area. Meeting rooms are located in their own wing with a separate entrance. This high-rise hotel has 884 rooms, including 51 suites. In-room amenities include air-conditioning, color cable television, pay movies, video checkout, turndown, and spacious balcony. 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. 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 Euro-pean-style health spa.
Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta PASEO DE LA MARINA NO. 5, MARINA VALLARTA C.P. 48354, PUERTO VALLARTA, JALISCO, MEXICO PHONE (011) 52-322-10004, (800) 228-9290 FAX (011) 52-322-10760
The Marriott CasaMagna Puerto Vallarta offers the charm of Mexico and the service that is the hallmark of Marriott. All 433 guest rooms, including 29 suites, have private balconies. More than 9,000 square feet of flexible meeting space is complemented by abundant outdoor function space. The largest of the 12 meeting rooms seats 650 theater-style or 500 banquet-style. Recreation includes oceanfront activities, a swimming pool, tennis, and a fitness center. Dining options range from fine Mexican cuisine to casual grilled fare, as well as the resort's Japanese steak house, Mikado. The new Champions Bar opened in December of 1997.
Anaheim Hilton and Towers 77 CONVENTION WAY ANAHEIM, CA 92802 PHONE (714) 750-4321 FAX (714) 740-4252
Conveniently located adjacent to the Anaheim Convention Center, the 1,574-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 has been completed. The hotel is 14 miles from the John Wayne/Orange County Airport. Transfers take approximately 30 minutes. Los Angeles International Airport is 35 miles or a 55-minute drive away. The hotel features twin, 28,500-square-foot ballrooms, 52 meeting rooms, and 95 suites. The lower lobby is highlighted by the 25,000-square-foot Sports and Fitness Center, shopping, and other services. Three acres of rooftop gardens and sun deck feature a heated swimming pool and four spas.
The Palmer House Hilton 17 EAST MONROE STREET CHICAGO, IL 60603 PHONE (312) 726-7500 FAX (312) 917-1735
The 125-year-old Palmer House Hilton is a classic grand palace hotel located two miles from McCormick Place and 25 minutes from O'Hare International Airport. It has 1,639 guest rooms and 72 suites. Trader Vic's is one of the hotel's five restaurants and lounges, which also include the new Big Downtown, considered by many to be one of Chicago's most exciting bar/restaurants. Guests frequenting the hotel's Fitness Club can "play" golf at one of four of the world's greatest courses via the new golf simulator at Palmer House Golf. The Fitness Club also has a pool, sauna, and whirlpool. The hotel offers 36,800 square feet of exhibit space and is called by many the Chicago hotel the world knows best.
New York Hilton and Towers 1335 AVENUE OF THE AMERICAS NEW YORK, NY 10019 PHONE (212) 586-7000 FAX (212) 315-1374
Located midtown at Rockefeller Center close by Manhattan's many famous attractions, the New York Hilton and Towers is 15 miles from LaGuardia airport, 25 miles from Kennedy, and 15 miles from Newark. Both Grand Central Station and Penn Station are 15 minutes away. The hotel has 2,041 spacious guest rooms including 95 suites. Restaurants include Cafe New York, and the on-site fitness center offers extensive exercise equipment, saunas, and massages. The hotel's 47 meeting and banquet rooms include four ballrooms, the largest of which seats 3,300 persons theater-style or 2,800 banquet-style. The new Americas Hall and second-floor complex comprise more than 81,000 square feet of exhibit space.
The Pointe Hilton Resort at Squaw Peak 7677 NORTH 16TH STREET PHOENIX, AZ 85020 PHONE (602) 997-2626 FAX (602) 943-4633>
Located on 180 acres adjacent to the 7,000-acre Phoenix Mountain preserve, the Pointe Hilton Re-sort at Squaw Peak offers dramatic views of Squaw Peak. The resort is ten miles from the Sky Harbor International Airport and the hourly airport shuttle costs $12.50 per person. Taxi fares run approximately $20. The resort has 564 guest rooms and the standard accommodation is a two-room suite. On-site recreation includes six swimming pools, a spa, four lighted tennis courts, and biking and hiking trails. An 18-hole championship golf course is nearby. The 48,000 square feet of meeting and function space includes a total of 46 meeting rooms. The Anasazi Ballroom holds 1,000 persons, and there are more than 8,000 square feet for outdoor theme parties.
Hotel Sofitel Chicago 5550 NORTH RIVER ROAD ROSEMONT, IL 60018-5194 PHONE (847) 678-4488 FAX (847) 678-5710
GENERAL MANAGER Patrick Filletre
DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING Steven Warady
The Hotel Sofitel Chicago features the charm of French hospitality, state-of-the-art meeting facilities, and a focus on personalized service.
New Developments: Each of the hotel's guest rooms and suites has recently been renovated in a warm Country French decor. A renovation of all meeting rooms, which includes the dedicated conference center and the on-site business center, has also been completed.
Location/Access: The property is about ten minutes from O'Hare International Airport. Complimentary shuttle transportation is available. The hotel is connected to the convention center by an enclosed walkway. It takes 30 minutes to reach Chicago center.
Accommodations: A total of 300 guest rooms and 12 suites are located within the hotel's ten floors. In-room amenities include direct-dial telephones with voice mail, bathroom telephones, hair dryers, and color televisions featuring movies. Value season runs from November through February.
Recreation: On-site recreational facilities include an indoor pool and a health club with sauna. An 18-hole golf course is nearby.
Dining and Entertainment: The hotel restaurants and lounges, which have a French flair, include Chez Colette, Cafe de Paris, Le Petite Marche, and Le Bar.
Meeting Facilities and Services: The 6,000-square-foot Executive Conference Center has 20 meeting rooms, the largest of which seats 800 persons theater-style or 500 banquet-style. There are extensive audiovisual and communication services, as well as an on-site business center.
Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort 9701 COLLINS AVENUE BAL HARBOUR, FL 33154 PHONE (305) 865-7511 TOLL-FREE RESERVATIONS (800) 999-9898 FAX (305) 868-2571 WEB: WWW.SHERATON.COM
GENERAL MANAGER Jaime J. Valdes
DIRECTOR OF SALES AND MARKETING David C. Fine
CONFERENCE SERVICES MANAGER Bill Coteron
While boasting an exceptional meeting and work environment, the Sheraton Bal Harbour Beach Resort also features luxurious accommodations, an oceanfront setting, and the Water Fantasy pool complex.
New Developments: The resort recently completed a $60 million renovation, which includes two new restaurants, the new rotunda in the main lobby, and the Water Fantasy, featuring lagoon-style pools, a waterfall, entertainment, and a spa.
Location/Access: The resort is 17 miles or 25 minutes from both Miami and Fort Lauderdale international airports. One-way shuttle service costs $24, taxi cabs are $40, and limousine costs vary. The convention center is 15 minutes away.
Accommodations: There are 16 floors in each of the two towers and a total of 642 guest rooms including 53 suites. In-room amenities include two telephones per room, data ports, safes, video checkout, and coffeemakers. The 1998 value season is from May 26 to September 13.
Recreation: Features include a lifestyle and fitness club and spa, tennis, Harbour Kids Club, and Atlantic Beach Clubs.
Meeting Facilities and Services: There are 25 meeting rooms, the largest of which holds 2,000 persons theater-style or 1,500 banquet-style. Full audiovisual facilities are on site. A total of 20,358 square feet of exhibit space is available.
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 Michael O'Connor--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 minibar, coffeemaker, hair dryer, 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 Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf. Preferential tee times are available at five nearby Walt Disney World Resort championship 18-hole golf courses. The resort is adjacent to Disney's Boardwalk entertainment district.
Dining and Entertainment: There are seventeen restaurants 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 250,000 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.
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. Scheduled for a mid-1998 launch, the hotel's expansion plans include two new towers, each containing 350 guest rooms, and an additional 75,000 square feet of meeting space.
Location/Access: Located directly across the street from the 1.5-million-square-foot Orange County Convention Center, The Peabody Orlando is 15 minutes from Walt Disney World, and ten minutes from downtown Orlando and the city's abundant arts and cultural attractions. The Orlando International Airport is a 10-mile, 15-minute drive from the hotel.
Accommodations: The Peabody Orlando's 891 guest rooms include 58 suites. Rack room rates range from $240 to $300 for deluxe rooms, and $450 to $1,350 for suites. Value months in 1998 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 baby-sitting service upon request.
Dining and Entertainment: Dux, the hotel's signature dining room, is the only Mobil Four-Star restaurant in Orlando. Capriccio features Northern Italian cuisine, and the B-Line Diner is a 24-hour eatery. All three 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.
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
DIRECTOR OF SALES Dianne Lee
CONVENTION SERVICES DIRECTOR Brian Findley
The Opryland Hotel Convention Center is steeped in Southern hospitality, and has breathtaking scenery, soothing surroundings, and top-notch service. The hotel offers more than nine acres of indoor tropical gardens and 600,000 square feet of meeting space. The property is enhanced by Opryland USA's entertainment venues, which include the Grand Ole Opry and Ryman Auditorium. A $200 million entertainment/retail complex, Opry Mills, will soon be under construction and is slated for completion in 2000.
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: There are 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: The resort 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.
Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress ONE GRAND CYPRESS BLVD. ORLANDO, FL 32836 PHONE (407) 239-1234 TOLL-FREE RESERVATIONS (800) 233-1234 FAX (407) 239-3800
DIRECTOR OF SALES Susan Barnes
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS Van Noe Moser
CONFERENCE SERVICES Chris Dullea
The Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress, located in the heart of central Florida, is the centerpiece of the 1,500-acre Grand Cypress Resort. The resort combines excellent meeting facilities with a tropical resort ambience, and is just minutes from Florida's famous theme parks and attractions.
Location/Access: Orlando International Airport is 18 miles (about 25 minutes) from the resort. An hourly shuttle to and from the airport costs $14 per person, one way. Town cars cost $35.
Accommodations: The 18-floor resort has 750 guest rooms, which include 74 suites. Hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, minibars, in-room movies, fax/modem lines, and in-room safes are some of the guest room amenities. Room rates range from $205 to $395 per night and suites range from $675 to $2,550 per night. Value season runs from May 15 to September 10.
Room Tax: Tax on guest rooms is 11 percent.
Recreation: On-site recreation includes 45 holes of Jack Nicklaus-designed championship golf, an equestrian center, racquet club, 9-hole pitch 'n' putt, jogging trails, 21-acre lake, and fitness center. Children's programs are also available. Located close by are Walt Disney theme parks, Universal Studios Florida, Sea World, Kennedy Space Center, and beaches.
Dining: The resort's five restaurants and lounges include La Coquina for fine dining, Hemingways for Key West-style seafood and steaks, and the White Horse Saloon for western classics. The resort also offers 24-hour room service.
Meeting Facilities and Services: Of the resort's 28 meeting rooms, the Grand Cypress ballroom seats 2,700 persons theater-style or 1,800 banquet-style. Exhibit space totals 16,768 square feet and complete audiovisual services are available.
The Broadmoor ONE LAKE AVENUE P.O. BOX 1439 COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80901-1439 PHONE (719) 634-7711 TOLL-FREE RESERVATIONS (800) 634-7711 FAX (719) 577-5700
DIRECTOR OF HOTEL OPERATIONS Robert Keesler
DIRECTOR OF SALES Perry Goodbar
DIRECTOR OF MARKETING Dennis Lesko
CONFERENCE SERVICES MANAGER Mark Klein
The Broadmoor, recognized as one of the world's premier resort hotels, combines modern meeting facilities with gracious accommodations and an Old World-style dedication to service. Set amid the pristine beauty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, overlooking Cheyenne Lake, the Broadmoor makes the business of conducting a conference or meeting infinitely pleasurable.
Location/Access: The property lies 11 miles or a 15- to 20-minute drive from Colorado Springs Airport. Prices vary for bus, limousine, van, or taxi service. It's a five-minute trip to the city center.
Accommodations: The Broadmoor has a total of 700 guest rooms, which include 109 suites. Room rates range from $265 to $355, with suites costing up to $2,200. Highlighting The Broadmoor's historic charm are the many works of art sprinkled around the resort's 3,000-acre enclave. Value season runs from October through April.
Recreation: Recreation includes outdoor pools, golf, tennis, a spa and fitness center, fly-fishing trips, croquet, and The Broadmoor's Team Learning Labs with an extensive array of outdoor team development events. Nearby recreational activities include hot-air ballooning, hiking, biking, and horseback riding.
Dining and Entertainment: There are 11 restaurants and lounges, among them the Penrose Room atop Broadmoor South, the warm Tavern in Broadmoor Main, and the stately Main Dining Room, which offers opulent surroundings for banquets.
Meeting Facilities and Services: The Broadmoor has 46 meeting rooms, the largest of which can accommodate 1,800 persons theater-style and 1,250 banquet-style; some 16,500 square feet of exhibit space is available. Full audiovisual support and staffing is offered on site.