ConventionSouth

APR 2017

ConventionSouth magazine is the leading resource for meeting planners who book all types of events, conventions, conferences and group travel in the south.

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A P R I L 2 0 1 7 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 39 F L O R I D A meeting rooms accommodate up to 616 people • Marriott Village in Orlando: includes 304-room Courtyard with four meeting rooms; 400-suite SpringHill Suites, with two meeting rooms; and Fairfield Inn and Suites, with 388 guest rooms • Villas of Grand Cypress: 1,500-acre resort with suites and villas; meeting facility for up to 240 guests; 45 holes of golf; Academy of Golf • Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts: includes 2,700-seat Walt Disney Theater, 294-seat Alexis & Jim Pugh Theater, and ban- quet and reception spaces for up to 600 guests Kissimmee With its next-door proximity to a host of world- class theme parks and attractions, more than 300 meeting spaces that total more than one million square feet and nearly 50,000 lodging rooms to choose from, Kissimmee offers event planners accommodations for all sizes of groups and all budgets. ► Experiencing the Marriott Orlando World Center With 2,009 guest rooms, 120 suites and 450,000 square feet of event space spread over 200 acres, The Marriott Orlando World Center truly is a universe onto itself. Among my favorite aspects: • Mikado, a Japanese-style restaurant, offering Teppanyaki-style cuisine • A special back-of-the-kitchen space for desserts • Room with a view–my suite (one of 10 types of suites, all recently renovated) had a kitchen, living room, bedroom and balcony • Hawk's Landing Steakhouse & Grille, where we helped prepare lunch and signature cocktails • Awesome Meeting Spaces: Gary Dybul, director of sales and marketing, showed me the property's vast meeting space, much of it recently renovated • The West Terrace Spa Pool for serene relaxation • Six Courses, Six Cocktails at Siro Urban Italian Kitchen, a "Farm to Fork" meal • A group golf lesson at Hawk's Landing Golf Club • Lunch on The Falls Function Lawn • The International Suite on the 28th floor for a gourmet meal followed by the nightly laser show at the Oasis Pool. n Site Visit By Marcia Bradford

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