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MAY 2015

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ M A Y 2 0 1 5 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 44 Southern Resorts Selection Guide S ponsored Content Stunning Bay Views From The Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center (757) 481-9000 www.virginiabeachresort.com www.facebook.com/ vbresorthotel estled on a private beach where the Chesapeake Bay meets the Atlantic Ocean, Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center is the ideal location for your next conference, business meeting, family vacation, or romantic getaway. This unique facility mixes business with pleasure like no other resort. This eight-story, 100 percent smoke-free hotel offers 295 bay view suites with private balcony, 16,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, a complimentary business center, and is just 10 miles from Norfolk International Airport. The meeting rooms can accommodate any size con- vention, from a high level retreat in our top floor Executive Boardroom and Lounge to a confer- ence in our Chesapeake Ballroom to a banquet in our bay front Sunset Ballroom. If you are search- ing for a unique venue for sunrise yoga, a themed beach party, or a team building event, the large, covered bay front deck and private beach become an extension of our meeting space. Stay busy after your meeting with on-site and nearby attractions or relax on the private beach—the choice is yours at this Virginia Beach resort. Get swept away by the spectacular sun- rises and sunsets viewed from any of our bay view suites. Stroll along our wide, private beach, or tee-off at one of the area's well-kept golf courses. The Virginia Beach Resort Hotel's sister property is the award-winning Virginia Beach Tennis and Country Club that offers 30 outdoor and six indoor courts with a variety of playing surfaces. You'll see why they were voted United States Tennis Association Club of the Year. Hotel guests receive one and one- half hours of outdoor tennis free for every night of your stay. The staff at the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel will assist with golf and tennis reservations. TradeWinds Restaurant is a local favorite defined by casual elegance and the best view of the Chesapeake Bay in the area. Our specialties are fresh local seafood and regional cuisine. The bay front deck and deck bar serve lite fare and offer live acoustic music. Bay Necessities is a popular café/convenience store serving Star- bucks coffee. Other popular restaurants, shops and night life are located within three miles of the hotel and the hotel offers complimentary shuttle service to these venues. Plan to arrive early or stay after the conference for some rest and relaxation. The Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center offers abun- dant recreational opportunities for enjoying the perfect stay. Our private beach location provides an ideal venue for beach activities, including rentals for paddle boards, kayaks, water bikes and hobie cats. Enjoy a game of beach volleyball or a bike ride through the cypress trees at nearby First Landing State Park. Our fully equipped health club features an indoor/outdoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, whirlpool, weight-training equipment, stationary bikes, treadmills, and a professional massage service. Let us show you why the Virginia Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Center is a past winner of the Meeting News Meeting Planners' Choice Award in the Conference Center category, ConventionSouth's 2012 Readers' Choice Award, ConventionSouth's 2014 Editor's Hot Picks for South's Top Resorts with All Around Perks for Groups, ConventionSouth's 2014 Elite 50 Conference Centers in the South, and the 2012 Best of the Beach Award for Conference Facilities. n N Virginia Beach Resort Hotel & Conference Center

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