JUL 2018

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ J U L Y 2 0 1 8 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 46 Sponsored Content Small Markets ...BIG ON MEETINGS! Alabama's Grand Hotel Undergoing Massive Transformation ince 1847, The Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa has maintained a gracious tradition of Southern hospitality on Mobile Bay. Exceptional service and world-class amenities create the perfect recipe for great meetings at the historic hotel. Named a South's Best resort by Southern Living in 2017, the Grand Hotel is in the process of transforming into an even more spectacular destination. In August the Grand will join the Autograph Collection of Marriott and will be renamed the Grand Hotel Golf Resort & Spa. "Honors from national travel and meeting publications are a true testament to our exceptional staff," said Scott Tripoli, general manager of the Grand Hotel. "With our major transformation, meeting and leisure guests can expect an even better experience," said Tripoli. "From redesigning meeting space and the 405 guest rooms to enhancing the resort's legendary service and culinary options, this historic legend will take Southern hospitality to a higher level," he said. "Over the coming months, buildings will be transformed one at a time to minimize guest disruption during the process. In summer 2018, the Grand Hotel will reach an even higher pinnacle of hospitality excellence when the resort joins Marriott's Autograph Collection of hotels." The Grand Hotel offers 23 meeting rooms with 37,000 square feet of meeting space. The 9,750-square-foot Grand Ballroom with beachfront patio can accommodate 1,000 for meetings and 1,400 for receptions. The 5,000-square-foot Azalea Ballroom divides into 6 sections and can accommodate 500 for receptions. The 4,473- square-foot Magnolia Ballroom accommodates 470 for meetings. All meeting space will be completely renovated by summer 2018. From restaurants and lounges, golf courses, tennis courts and pools to a 20,000-square-foot European-style spa, this resort boasts world-class amenities for guests to enjoy. Dine at one of the seven restaurants and lounges. History lovers will enjoy the daily cannon firing at 4 p.m. followed by afternoon tea in the lobby. The Grand Hotel is 46 miles from the Mobile Regional Airport and 59 miles from Pensacola International Airport. South of I-10, the Grand Hotel is located on the Eastern Shore of Mobile Bay near Fairhope. ■ S The Queen of Southern Resorts We invite you to enjoy our remarkable transformation - thoughtfully renewing The Grand experience while maintaining our signature character and charm · 405 freshly renovated rooms and suites · Over 37,000 square feet of renovated meeting space · Two Robert Trent Jones golf courses, updated spa, reimagined pools, tennis center and daily family activities · Over 170 years of proud heritage and Southern hospitality | 251.928.9201 Kevin Hellmich, Director of Sales & Marketing The Grand Hotel has hosted great meetings for more than 170 years. Kevin Hellmich and our award- winning team are ready to take care of your group. Ask about value dates. Grand Hotel Marriott Resort, Golf Club & Spa (251) 928-9201

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