AUG 2017

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Amelia Island Amelia Island CVB 402B Centre St. (32034) Phone: (904) 277-4369 Fax: (904) 432-8417 Metro Area Rooms: 2,500 Largest Room Block: 610 City Population: 12,357 Area Population: 69,922 Elizabeth Pointe Lodge 98 S Fletcher Ave. (32034) Phone: (904) 277-4851 Fax: (904) 277-6500 Guest Rooms: 24 /Suites: 2 Mtg. Rms: 1 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 400 Cap. Mtg: 20 /Cap. Bnqt: 28 Total Sq. Ft: 400 Hampton Inn & Suites Amelia Island 19 S Second St. Fernandina Beach (32034) Phone: (904) 491-4911 Fax: (904) 491-4910 Contact: Celeste Christian, Dir. of Sales E-Mail: Website: www.ameliaislandharborfront Guest Rooms: 122 /Suites: 59 Mtg. Rms: 4 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 1,512 Cap. Mtg: 135 /Cap. Bnqt: 86 Total Sq. Ft: 1,700 On Site: Complimentary daily hot break- fast buffet, complimentary parking, compli- in each room, 2nd floor outdoor pool, Comments: Walking distance to 40 restaurants, shops, taverns, overlooking the harbor, heart of historic district. Omni Amelia Island Plantation P. O. Box 3000 Fernandina Beach (32035) 6800 First Coast Hwy. (32034) Phone: (904) 261-6161 Fax: (904) 277-5950 Guest Rooms: 734 /Suites: 29 Mtg. Rms: 33 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 16,800 Cap. Mtg: 1,640 /Cap. Bnqt: 960 Total Sq. Ft: 80,000 The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island 4750 Amelia Island Pkwy. (32034) Phone: (904) 277-1100 Toll Free: (800) 241-3333 Fax: (904) 277-1145 Contact: Kevin Donahue, Dir. of Sales/Mktg. Mike King, Dir. of Sales E-Mail: Website: ameliaisland Guest Rooms: 444 /Suites: 50 Mtg. Rms: 23 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 13,348 Cap. Mtg: 1,428 /Cap. Bnqt: 960 Total Sq. Ft: 48,000 On Site: The Ritz-Carlton Club® Level, AAA 5-Diamond restaurant, 5 dining outlets, 18 hole PGA Championship golf course, 3 lounges, top-rated destination services, conference con- cierge, Ritz Kids activities, on-site A/V, photography concierge, environmental - tric vehicle charging stations, 50 block restaurants in Fernandina Beach. Comments: Located on a pristine stretch of Atlantic coastline just north of Jacksonville, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island features 444 magnificent guest sweeping oceanfront views, 36 Club - cialty suites. Groups can rediscover their collaborative spirit while enjoying legend- ideas. Groups will be delighted with more than 48,000 square feet of indoor function Bradenton Bradenton Area CVB One Haben Blvd. Palmetto (34221) Phone: (941) 742-4060 Fax: (941) 729-1820 Contact: Aimee Blenker, CMP, Dest. Sales Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 3,500 Largest Room Block: 1,000 City Population: 54,437 Area Population: 323,510 Services: The Bradenton Area Convention Center seats 4,000 arena wing. Great for sports, trade shows, Powel Crosley Estate is a historic 1920's era mansion located on the beautiful Sarasota Bay. The 21-room, 2 and a half story Mediterranean mansion boasts 11,000 square feet of meeting space special events. Comments: Meeting Magic Happens Here. Unforgettable...for meetings or conventions as energizing as they are on an event they'll always remember in a place they'll never forget. Affordable accommodations, state-of-the-art facilities, 14 miles of white sand beaches, person- the Bradenton Area Convention Center or the Powel Crosley Estate be the place a meeting planner can make magic happen! Brooksville Florida's Adventure Coast, Brooksville - Weeki Wachee 15800 Flight Path Dr. (34604) Phone: (352) 754-4405 Toll Free: (800) 601-4580 Fax: (352) 754-4406 Contact: Tammy Heon, Mgr., Tourism Development E-Mail: theon@floridasadventure Website: www.floridasadventure Metro Area Rooms: 996 Area Population: approximately 175,000 Services: Florida's Adventure Coast is home to the Chinsegut Hill Retreat, per- easily accessible via I-75 or the Suncoast Parkway. Comments: Enjoy the famous Weeki Wachee Mermaids, miles of trails, pristine of Mexico; all delivered with front-porch Central Florida Visit Central Florida - Polk County 2701 Lake Myrtle Park Road Auburndale (33823) Phone: (863) 551-4718 Toll Free: (800) 828-7655 Fax: (863) 551-4740 Contact: Al Snow, E-Mail: Website: meetings Metro Area Rooms: 6,500 Largest Room Block: 1,800 Area Population: 615,000 Services: Offering a wide range of unique venues including the 5-Star Streamsong Resort, meeting amongst Safari Wilderness' exotic animals, to RP Funding Center's 100,000 square feet of meeting space, we exceed expectations. Comments: Centrally located 40 minutes from 2 International airports, Central Florida's Polk County provides a laid back, old Florida atmosphere where attendees can get down to business without distraction. Cocoa Beach Clarion Hotel Port Canaveral Area 260 E Merritt Island Causeway Merritt Island (32952) Phone: (321) 452-7711 Fax: (321) 452-9462 Guest Rooms: 128 Mtg. Rms: 1 /Total Sq. Ft: 1,500 Cap. Mtg: 150 /Cap. Bnqt: 150 International Palms Resort & Conference Center 1300 N Atlantic Ave. (32931) Phone: (321) 783-2271 Fax: (321) 799-0861 Guest Rooms: 500 /Suites: 13 Mtg. Rms: 10 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 5,512 Cap. Mtg: 650 /Cap. Bnqt: 450 Total Sq. Ft: 13,000 Coral Gables Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables 180 Aragon Ave. (33134) Phone: (305) 441-2600 Toll Free: (866) 770-9877 Fax: (305) 445-3929 Contact: Adam Leon, Dir. of Sales/Mktg. Ian Robert McClendon, GM E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 157 /Suites: 17 Mtg. Rms: 14 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 4,250 Cap. Mtg: 500 /Cap. Bnqt: 420 Total Sq. Ft: 22,250 On Site: The Game Room is a unique, one-of-a-kind setting in Coral Gables featuring a pool table, dart board, shuffle big screen TVs - it is the perfect setting for a private reception. Comments: Recently completed our $19 million dollar renovation, transformed the Westin Colonnade to Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables. With our new branding, my new favorite spot is our game room Crystal River Plantation on Crystal River 9301 W Fort Island Trail (34429) Phone: (352) 795-1605 Toll Free: (800) 632-6262 Fax: (352) 795-1156 Contact: Wayne Childs, Sales Mgr. Starla Hayes, Sales Mgr. E-Mail: sales@plantationon Website: www.plantationon Guest Rooms: 196 /Suites: 7 Mtg. Rms: 9 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 3,000 Cap. Mtg: 300 /Cap. Bnqt: 225 Total Sq. Ft: 12,000 On Site: direct high-speed Internet access, A/V services, 2 lounges, 3 restaurants, 27 holes of golf, 2 tennis courts, outdoor pool, fitness facility, spa, marina, adven- ture center, swim with the manatees, Comments: Located on Florida's Nature's service with over 13,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Daytona Beach Daytona Beach Area CVB 126 E Orange Ave. (32114) Phone: (386) 255-0415, ext. 131 Toll Free: (800) 544-0415 Fax: (386) 255-5478 Contact: Sam Pollock, Sales Mgr. E-Mail: Website: www.daytonabeach Metro Area Rooms: 12,000 Largest Room Block: 2,000 City Population: 66,362 Area Population: 517,520 Services: The Daytona Beach Area - tance in obtaining hotel proposals, com- puterized housing, area site inspections, activities. Comments: Daytona Beach. Way More than a Beach. Ocean Center Convention Entertainment Complex 101 N Atlantic Ave. (32118) Mtg. Rms: 32 /Total Sq. Ft: 205,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 93,028 Cap. Mtg: 9.312 /Cap. Bnqt: 768 10' x 10' Booths: 504 Arena Cap: 42,000 Peabody Auditorium (City of DB Cultural Services) P. O. Box 2451 (32115) 600 Auditorium Blvd. (32118) Phone: (386) 671-3461 Fax: (386) 671-3959 Mtg. Rms: 2 /Total Sq. Ft: 9,100 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 4,000 Cap. Mtg: 2,521 /Cap. Bnqt: 250 Arena Cap: 2,521 El Caribe Resort & Conference Center 2125 S Atlantic Ave. (32118) Phone: (386) 252-1558 Fax: (386) 254-1940 Guest Rooms: 112 /Suites: 14 Mtg. Rms: 14 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 3,000 Cap. Mtg: 325 /Cap. Bnqt: 225 Total Sq. Ft: 11,081 Hammock Beach Resort, a Salamander Golf & Spa Resort 200 Ocean Crest Dr. Palm Coast (32137) Phone: (386) 246-5500, ext. 8 Toll Free: (800) 368-2644 Fax: (386) 445-9685 Contact: Stephen Baker, Dir. of Group Sales E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 335 /Suites: 316 Mtg. Rms: 12 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 4,536 Cap. Mtg: 500 /Cap. Bnqt: 320 Total Sq. Ft: 20,000 On Site: 5 outside, ocean-view event golf which includes the newly-renovated Ocean Course by Jack Nicklaus, as well as our Tom Watson Conservatory Course, lazy river, indoor pool, putt-putt course, sports. Comments: Located on an unspoiled barrier island on the Atlantic Coast, con- veniently located just minutes from the historic St. Augustine, with air access into Orlando, Daytona Beach or Jacksonville. 2 0 1 7 / 2 0 1 8 M E E T I N G S I T E S G U I D E ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 21 Florida

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