AUG 2018

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Contact: Juan Ayala, Sr. Sales Mgr. Verdell Ekberg, Dir. of Sales/Mktg. E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 458 /Suites: 365 Mtg. Rms: 26 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 5,000 Cap. Mtg: 500 /Cap. Bnqt: 400 Total Sq. Ft: 30,000 On Site: Abundant recreation, variety of hotel rooms/villas/private homes, 2.5 miles spa. World-class shelling/fishing/marina banquet culinary offerings. Comments: Breathtaking resort village off the SW Fla. Gulf Coast embracing its natural environment. An ideal meeting, Fort Myers Lee Civic Center 11831 Bayshore Road North Fort Myers (33917) Phone: (239) 543-8368 Fax: (239) 543-4110 Contact: Jacob Middleton, Manager Fran Crone, Fair Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Mtg. Rms: 1 /Total Sq. Ft: 46,000 Sq. Ft. Contiguous: 46,000 Cap. Mtg: 4,100 /Cap. Bnqt: 2,000 10' x 10' Booths: 150 Arena Cap: 4,100 Description: MAIN BUILDING: 6,000 festival seating; 46,000 square feet: Stage size, as required. Whaley Hall: 2,000 seating; overhead loading door; air conditioned; 15,000 square feet. Comments: SW Florida's finest equipped, mid-sized exhibition hall suitable for trade shows, festivals, antique shows or private parties. The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village 5951 Silver King Blvd. Cape Coral (33914) Phone: (239) 541-5040 Toll Free: (866) 716-8108 Fax: (239) 541-5010 Contact: Stefanie Eakin, Dest. Sales Exec. E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 293 /Suites: 180 Mtg. Rms: 13 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 12,250 Cap. Mtg: 1,400 /Cap. Bnqt: 840 Total Sq. Ft: 30,000 On Site: Business center, 24-hour fitness center, tennis, 3 swimming pools, Jacuzzi, bocce ball, bicycles, covered parking, restaurants, bar/lounge, water taxi to Ft. Myers Beach, kayak rentals, boat rentals, sunset cruises, fishing charters, nature shops along the promenade. Comments: With 293 luxurious, tradi- square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting Florida's only Westin property is the perfect meeting location! END FORT MYERS/SANIBEL Groveland Visit Lake 20763 US Hwy. 27 (34736) Phone: (352) 742-3924 Fax: (352) 801-7498 Contact: Tiffani Hubbert, Mgr. Tourism Development Kathy Pagan, Assoc. Dir. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 1,600 Largest Room Block: 176 Area Population: 301,019 Services: Lake County offers "Real Florida" hospitality. With venues designed for large events as well as intimate gather- ings, we are the real place for meetings. Comments: Intimate, eco, "Real Florida" hospitality, close to the attractions, close to main transportation, a venue for everyone. SEE AD ON PG. 30 Hollywood The Diplomat Beach Resort 3555 S Ocean Dr. (33019) Phone: (954) 602-6000 Toll Free: (888) 627-9057 Fax: (954) 602-8275 Contact: Khalilah Palmer, Lead Coord. E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 1000 /Suites: 96 Mtg. Rms: 58 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 50,000 Cap. Mtg: 5,000 /Cap. Bnqt: 4,160 Total Sq. Ft: 200,000 On Site: 10 culinary concepts, 2 outdoor pools, 39 breakout rooms, 200,000 square feet of meeting space, state-of-the-art technology in meeting rooms, ballrooms feature unlimited rigging points, world- class spa/24-hour fitness center. Comments: A playground that all conference attendees "must sea"! Brillia airports, this beachfront resort offers it all. 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 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 29 Florida

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