AUG 2018

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Amelia Island 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: In the heart of the historic walking distance of over 50 restaurants, 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: 446 /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 446 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 Boca Grande The Gasparilla Inn & Club P. O. Box 1088 500 Palm Ave. (33921) Phone: (941) 964-4575 Toll Free: (877) 996-1913 Fax: (941) 964-4509 Contact: Sharon Cross, Dir. of Sales/Conference Services E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 163 /Suites: 35 Mtg. Rms: 7 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 2,346 Cap. Mtg: 300 /Cap. Bnqt: 350+ Total Sq. Ft: 7,000 On Site: Business center, complimentary wireless high-speed internet access, in-house A/V services, championship golf course, beach club, fitness center, Comments: Since 1913, the Gasparilla - miere destinations on Florida's Gulf Coast. Bradenton Bradenton Area CVB One Haben Blvd. Palmetto (34221) Phone: (941) 742-4060 Toll Free: (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, meetings, Crosley Estate is a historic 1920's era mansion located on the beautiful Sarasota Bay. The 21-room, 2.5 story Mediterranean mansion boasts 11,000 square feet of meeting space perfect for business retreats, 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@floridasadventurecoast. com Website: www.floridasadventurecoast. com Metro Area Rooms: 996 Area Population: approximately 175,000 Services: Nestled among magnificent full meal plans available. 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: Metro Area Rooms: 6,500 Largest Room Block: 1,800 Area Population: 670,000 Services: Offering a wide range of unique venues including the 5-Star Streamsong Resort, meeting amongst Safari Wilderness' exotic animals, the 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 Florida's Space Coast Office of Tourism 430 Brevard Ave., Suite 150 Cocoa Village (32922) Phone: (321) 433-4470, ext. 230 Toll Free: (877) 572-3224 Fax: (321) 433-4476 Contact: Bonnie King, Sales Dir. Tom Bartosek, Sales Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 11,000 Largest Room Block: 500 Area Population: 563,000 Services: Contact us for our meeting can distribute your RFP to our meeting Comments: Closest beaches to the Contact us for our meeting planner guide! Coral Gables Hotel Colonnade Coral Gables 180 Aragon Ave. (33134) Phone: (305) 441-2600 Toll Free: (866) 770-9877 Fax: (305) 445-3929 Contact: Benjamin Caban, 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 board, foosball, life-size Jenga of course big screen TVs - it is the perfect setting for a private reception. Comments: Recently completed our $19 million 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@plantationoncrystalriver. com Website: Guest Rooms: 195 /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 ser- vices, 2 lounges, 3 restaurants, 27 holes of golf, 2 tennis courts, outdoor pool, fitness facility, spa, marina, adventure center, swim with the manatees, beach volle 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. Linda McMahon, Dir. of Group Sales E-Mail: Website: www.daytonabeachmeetings. com 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: No matter your group's needs, Daytona Beach is wide open with opportunities! Ocean Center Convention Entertainment Complex 101 N Atlantic Ave. (32118) Toll Free: (800) 858-6444 Contact: Lori Hunter, Sales Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Facebook: TheOceanCenter Twitter: @OceanCenter Mtg. Rms: 32 /Total Sq. Ft: 205,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 93,028 Cap. Mtg: 9.312 /Cap. Bnqt: 840 10' x 10' Booths: 504 Arena Cap: 42,000 Description: The Ocean Center Convention Center is only 400 feet from accommodations, restaurants, shopping Comments: The Ocean Center is a state- of-the-art facility including an exhibit hall, galleries throughout the building make the Ocean Center a unique convention center. SEE AD ON PG. 25 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ 2 0 1 8 / 2 0 1 9 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 Florida

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