AUG 2014

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ 2 0 1 4 / 2 0 1 5 M E E T I N G S I T E S G U I D E w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 26 from the popular Pier Park Entertainment ment for meeting attendees! Fabulous views from high-rise resort on the Gulf of site catering, 2 huge lagoon pools, an indoor heated pool, fitness center with Differentia: Tidewater is managed by ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals®, the areaʼs top-rated Vacation Rental Company and voted "Best Vacation Rental Company" on the Emerald Coast for five consecutive years from readers of Emerald Coast Magazine. SEE AD ON PG. 21 + WATCH A VIDEO ON THIS SITE'S ONLINE LISTING Pensacola Visit Pensacola 1401 E Gregory St. (32502) Phone: (850) 434-1234 Toll Free: (800) 874-1234 Fax: (850) 432-8211 Contact: Leslie Mathews, Coporate Conv. Sales Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Facebook: visitpensacola Twitter: YouTube: visitpensacola Metro Area Rooms: 9,700 Largest Room Block: 800 City Population: 60,000 Area Population: 467,000 Why: Visit Pensacola provides a one-stop als. Once your group has arrived, we can provide VIP baskets, welcome bags with Leslie Mathews for assistance with all of your meeting-planning needs Differentia: The Pensacola Bay Area is a cuisine options, unique team-building years of history, all of which is sure to inspire your guests. SEE AD ON PG. 25 + WATCH A VIDEO ON THIS SITE'S ONLINE LISTING Eden Condominium 16281 Perdido Key Dr. (32507) Phone: (850) 492-3336 Toll Free: (800) 523-8141 Fax: (850) 492-4205 Contact: April Adams, Rental Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 100 Mtg. Rms: 2 /Total Sq. Ft: 1,350 Cap. Mtg: 100 /Cap. Bnqt: 70 Why: Business center, wireless Internet access, A/V services, 2 tennis courts, out- treatments. Differentia: Eden. Take care of business Thereʼs some- thing for everyone. Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico. Port Charlotte Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau 18500 Murdock Circle, Suite B-104 (33948) Phone: (941) 743-1900 Fax: (941) 764-4932 Contact: Sean Doherty, Sales/Sports Mktg. Mgr. Lorah Steiner, Director E-Mail: Website: www.charlotteharbor Metro Area Rooms: 3,600 Largest Room Block: 800 Area Population: 160,000 Why: V lodging negotiations, recommendations for off-site activities, vendor referrals, tourism-related information provided to all attendees. Differentia: Inspire your attendees in our tranquil but vibrant Southwest Florida des- frequently choose to return to Charlotte Port St. Lucie Port St. Lucie Civic Center 9221 SE Civic Center Place (34952-4687) Phone: (772) 807-4488 Fax: (772) 398-2944 Contact: Tonya Taylor, Facility Admin. Laura OíBrien, Hospitality Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Mtg. Rms: 10 /Total Sq. Ft: 19,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 13,500 Cap. Mtg: 1,400 /Cap. Bnqt: 700 10' x 10' Booths: 200+ Why: Majestic Art Gallery, carpeted ban- grounds with stage available. Catering, A/V, stage, dance floor optional. Always Differentia: Port St. Lucie Center is mid- Orlando. Personal event coordinators will insure your event exceeds your expectations! Sarasota Visit Sarasota County 1777 Main St., Suite 302 (34236) Phone: (941) 955-0991, ext. 116 Toll Free: (800) 522-9799 Fax: (941) 955-1929 Contact: Vanessa Zigich, . E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 3,750 Largest Room Block: 294 City Population: 65,000 Area Population: 380,000 Why: Call (941) 955-0991, ext. 116 or email for a com- plimentary meeting plannersʼ guide featur- ways we can help with your event. Differentia: Offering upscale resorts, historic off-site venues, Sarasota is the perfect setting for your next meeting. Seminole Seminole County CVB 1515 International Pkwy, #1013 Lake Mary (32746) Toll Free: (800) 800-7832 Fax: (407) 665-2920 Contact: Stephanie Hunicke, Group Sales Mgr. Danny Trosset, Exec. Dir. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 5,000 Largest Room Block: 300 Area Population: 420,000 Why: Visitors Bureau will assist in hotel selec- tion, meeting planner FAMs, welcome Differentia: Perfectly located just minutes beaches, Seminole County offers refresh- ing meeting options in a beautiful natural setting with inspiring meeting venues, County is Orlandoʼs Oasis. St. Augustine St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra & The Beaches Florida 29 Old Mission Ave. (32084) Phone: (904) 829-1711 Toll Free: (800) 418-7529 Fax: (904) 829-6149 Contact: Glenn Graham, Dir. of Conf. Sales Evelyn Vazquez, Dir. of Leisure Sales E-Mail: ggraham@floridas Website: Metro Area Rooms: 5,800 Largest Room Block: 450 City Population: 51,260 Area Population: 195,823 Why: St. Augustine, Ponte V The Beaches offers meeting planners inspiring history, seaside elegance, world famous ties for memorable meetings. Differentia: PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE, Hilton St. Augustine Historic Bayfront Hotel 32 Avenida Menendez (32084) Phone: (904) 829-2277 Guest Rooms: 72 /Suites: 9 Mtg. Rms: 2 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 1,600 Total Sq. Ft: 1,810 St. Augustine Beach Holiday Isle Oceanfront Resort 860 A1A Beach Blvd. (32080) Phone: (904) 471-2555 Toll Free: (800) 626-7263 Fax: (904) 461-8710 Contact: Celeste Kuhar, CHA, Corp. Dir. of Sales E-Mail: ckuhar@holidayisle Website: Guest Rooms: 152 Mtg. Rms: 3 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 2,800 Cap. Mtg: 300 /Cap. Bnqt: 175 Total Sq. Ft: 3,700 Why: Business center, complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access, A/V services, lounge, restaurant, outdoor pool, fitness facility, direct beach access, Differentia: Beachfront location, 5 miles from historic area. The only thing between Holiday Isle Café. The perfect setting for St. Petersburg/ Clearwater Visit St. Petersburg/ Clearwater 13805 58th N, Suite 2-200 Clearwater (33760) Phone: (727) 464-7200 Contact: Suzanne Scully, Dir. Jeanine Messerschmidt, Sr. Sales Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 35,000 Largest Room Block: 600 Area Population: 921,000 Why: 1-stop shopping for your meeting! We provide RFPs, arrange site visits, pro- vide convention services, promotional assistance. Differentia: 35 miles of award-winning beach, unsurpassed meeting hotels, 44 golf courses, attractive off-site venues, Clearwater Beach Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 521 S Gulfview Blvd. Clearwater (33767) Phone: (727) 447-6461, ext. 7100 Toll Free: (800) 770-6461 Fax: (727) 443-5888 Contact: Linda Gower, Sales Mgr. Nancy Deinzer, Sales/Catering Mgr. E-Mail: Website: www.clearwaterbeach Guest Rooms: 209 /Suites: 77 Mtg. Rms: 6 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 4,032 Florida Picture-perfect meeting venues with a gracious ambiance, stylish charm and Southern hospitality can be found throughout the South and especially at these hot spots in Florida: • Bellasera Hotel in Naples • Caribe Royale Orlando All-Suite Hotel & Convention Center • Casa Monica Hotel in St. Augustine • Cheeca Lodge & Spa in Islamorada • The Plaza Resort & Spa in Daytona Beach • The Renaissance World Golf Village Resort & Convention Center in St. Augustine • Rosen Shingle Creek in Orlando • Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa in Fort Myers • WaterColor Inn & Resort in Santa Rosa Beach SoHo Meeting Hot Spots

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