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MAY 2017

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M A Y 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 29 RESORT MEETINGS pro, boating, hiking, biking or a sunset dinner cruise. The sights and sounds of the Village of Baytowne Wharf are also just a few steps away from accommodations at The Grand Sandestin, offering several entertainment and dining op- tions, including a variety of restaurants, retail merchants and a seasonal ice-skating rink. For team-building programs, Baytowne Adventure Zone challenges groups with everything from a ropes course and zipline to paddleboarding on the Choctawhatchee Bay. "There are so many amenities to choose from that a group can return to the resort and experi- ence a completely different meeting experience," Scholl said. "Sandestin's variety of indoor function space, outdoor meeting locations and team-building venues allow planners to have end- less choices when determining how to creatively engage their attendees." For Margaritaville, the experience itself bridges generations, Herbst said. "The resort's setting and location create a relaxed, unpretentious en- vironment that has mass appeal regardless of age and interest, and full-service amenities cater to a wide range of needs and expectations. Some of these amenities include sustainable options in- room; high-speed internet and 24-hour business center; genuine, friendly service staff and expert conference concierge; steel drum at the pool and a flame thrower at Sunset Celebration. "Additionally, live entertainment is a hallmark of this resort and the range of entertainment we offer appeals to all generations," Herbst said. "Custom experiences are standard here, so staff is skilled at tailoring a visit to the varied members of any group." The Henderson, a Salamander Beach & Spa Resort in Destin, Fla., is built to cater to multi-generations, according to Gary Griggs, Director of Sales. "We offer a home-away-from- home atmosphere, with spacious, suite-style accommodations, two pools that are each indi- vidually designed for all ages, where children can splash around a lazy river and adults can indulge in wellness activities like YOLO yoga, and signature epicurean experiences at the versatile Primrose Restaurant. Guests looking to immerse in mindfulness are encouraged to seek out se- renity at the Salamander Spa and in fit-focused Wellness Rooms featuring active-inspired ameni- ties, including a personal 'fitness kit,' spa-centric products and a deep soaking claw-foot tub. Just outside, a seemingly endless coastline cues for bonding experiences, from scavenger hunts in the neighboring Henderson Beach State Park to sharing the Sunset Vista's scenic vantage points during a sunset. n

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