AUG 2018

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Sarasota Visit Sarasota County 1777 Main St., Suite 302 (34236) Phone: (941) 955-0991, ext. 105 Fax: (941) 955-1929 Contact: Ellen Thomas, Meetings Sales Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Facebook: visitsarasota Metro Area Rooms: 5,500 Largest Room Block: 294 City Population: 65,000 Area Population: 380,000 Services: Our meeting specialist is here to provide destination information, - tions. Visit Sarasota is currently offering valuable meeting incentives! Comments: New meeting hotels have been added to our already distinctive come in 2018. Offering upscale resorts, historic off-site venues, Sarasota is the incentives.. Holiday Inn Lido Beach 233 Ben Franklin Dr. (34236) Phone: (941) 387-1605 Toll Free: (800) 892-9174 Fax: (941) 387-1617 Contact: Karen Rangel, Reg. Dir. of Sales Lauren Thompson, Assoc. Dir. of Sales E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 135 /Suites: 4 Mtg. Rms: 4 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 1,250 Cap. Mtg: 110 /Cap. Bnqt: 130 Total Sq. Ft: 2,500 On Site: Business center, wireless internet access, A/V services, lounge, 2 facility. Comments: Across from Lido Beach Gulf of Mexico. Walk to St. Armand's restaurant banquet room with views of Lido Beach Resort 700 Ben Franklin Dr. (34236) Phone: (941) 387-1186 Toll Free: (800) 441-2113 Fax: (941) 387-1617 Contact: Mr. John Haviaras, GM Karen Rangel, Reg. Dir. of Sales E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 222 /Suites: 56 Mtg. Rms: 8 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 3,000 Cap. Mtg: 350 /Cap. Bnqt: 250 Total Sq. Ft: 6,000 On Site: Business center, wireless inter- net access, A/V services, 3 lounges, 3 fitness facilities. Comments: Sarasota's finest beachfront accommodations featuring 222 suites, conference services. The Resort at Longboat Key Club P. O. Box 15000 220 Sands Point Road (34228) Phone: (941) 387-1605 Fax: (941) 387-1617 Contact: Karen Rangel, Reg. Dir. of Sales Lauren Thompson, Assoc. Dir. of Sales E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 226 /Suites: 198 Mtg. Rms: 7 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 5,256 Cap. Mtg: 250 /Cap. Bnqt: 250 Total Sq. Ft: 12,000 On Site: Business center, Wi-Fi, A/V holes of championship golf, award-winning Tennis Gardens with 20 Har-Tru courts, full service spa, newly upgraded fitness center. Pristine beachfront setting. Comments: AAA 4-Diamond beachfront resort located off the coast of Sarasota. Features 223 luxuriously appointed suites all with private balconies, meeting space for 10 to 250, on-site full A/V services, wonderful outdoor venues, full conference services, on-site golf, award-winning Tennis Gardens, fitness center, full ser- vice spa, 291 slip marina. Minutes away Sarasota. 8 miles from SRQ (Sarasota/ Bradenton) Int'l Airport. 60 miles from Tampa Int'l Airport. The Sandcastle Resort at Lido Beach 1540 Ben Franklin Dr. (34236) Phone: (941) 387-1605 Toll Free: (855) 410-3616 Fax: (941) 387-1617 Contact: Karen Rangel, Reg. Dir. of Sales Lauren Thompson, Assoc. Dir. of Sales E-Mail: Website: Guest Rooms: 179 /Suites: 5 Mtg. Rms: 3 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 2,010 Cap. Mtg: 225 /Cap. Bnqt: 150 Total Sq. Ft: 2,400 On Site: direct high-speed internet access, A/V services, lounge, 2 restaurants, 2 heated outdoor pools, fitness facility, beach front Comments: Directly on Lido Beach, offering 600 feet of private beach. Specializing in small- to mid-sized programs. First-class level resort. Conference center, 2 restaurants, sailin throughout the property. Sebring Visit Sebring 501 S Commerce Ave., Suite 3 (33870) Phone: (863) 402-6909 Toll Free: (800) 545-6021 Fax: (863) 402-6795 Contact: Casey Hartt, Tourism Dir. Dana Knight, Admin. Asst. E-Mail: Website: Facebook: visitsebring Twitter: @visitsebring YouTube: watch?v=esKToCnRLYc Metro Area Rooms: 1,000 Area Population: 100,000 Services: Why meet in Sebring? Meetings expectations. Comments: With its combination of engine-revving fun, Sebring is the perfect place to 'choose your speed' during your center located on our internationally- acclaimed Sebring International Raceway to lakeshore resorts to boutique hotels to a 28,000-square-foot convention center, Sebring provides a fun meeting destina- recreational choices all nestled in authentic Florida. Discover our hospitality We look forward to helping you achieve a successful group gathering! SEE AD ON PG. 37 South Walton Visit South Walton 25777 U.S. Hwy. 331 S Santa Rosa Beach (32459) Phone: (850) 267-1216 Toll Free: (800) 822-6877 Fax: (850) 267-3943 Contact: Dawn Truemper, E-Mail: Website: meetings Facebook: VisitSouthWalton Twitter: @SouthWalton Pinterest: SouthWalton LinkedIn: South-Walton YouTube: VisitSouthWalton Metro Area Rooms: 10,000+ Largest Room Block: 1,100 Services: Modern meeting facilities, gourmet dining, premium accommodations turquoise water in South Walton, Florida. Comments: Whether you're ecosploring, golfing on pristine courses, relaxing on the beach, shopping or indulging in exquisite dining, South Walton offers a variety like no other. SEE AD ON PG. 39 Embassy Suites Hotel Destin at Miramar Beach 570 Scenic Gulf Dr. Destin (32550) Phone: (850) 337-7066 Toll Free: (888) 745-8832 Fax: (850) 337-7080 Contact: Peggy Moravec, Dir. of Sales Jillian McQueen, Dir. of Catering E-Mail: Website: Suites: 155 Mtg. Rms: 7 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 5,600 Cap. Mtg: 600 /Cap. Bnqt: 400 Total Sq. Ft: 6,600 On Site: 6.2 million dollar renovation completed spring 2016. Remodel included guest rooms, ballroom, business center, lobby. Comments: All-suite hotel across the street from the white sand beaches of the Gulf of Mexico. Hotel features com- plimentary cooked-to-order breakfast light snacks. Group meeting packages available! Tops'l Beach & Racquet Resort 9011 Emerald Coast Pkwy. W (32550) Phone: (866) 267-9222 Toll Free: (877) 588-9371 Contact: Florencia Branagan, Group Sales Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Suites: 210 Mtg. Rms: 3 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 2,480 Cap. Mtg: 200 /Cap. Bnqt: 150 Total Sq. Ft: 3,128 On Site: This award-winning resort offers beachside Tiki bar. The tennis center has certified professional tennis instructors - quetball court, an indoor/outdoor pool a sauna with massage therapy. Tops'l offers - events! A short drive around Destin will bring visitors to thrilling watersports from parasailin Comments: Ranked by Tennis Magazine as "A Top 50 U.S. Tennis Resort." Tops'l Beach Racquet Resort is located on sugar-white sands, emerald-green waters St. Augustine St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra Florida's Historic Coast 29 Old Mission Ave. (32084) Phone: (904) 829-1711 Toll Free: (800) 418-7529 Fax: (904) 829-6149 Contact: William McBroom, Dir. of Conf. Sales Evelyn Vazquez, Dir. of Leisure Sales E-Mail: wmcbroom@floridashistoriccoast. com Website: Metro Area Rooms: 6,312 Largest Room Block: 450 City Population: 20,271 Area Population: 209,647 Services: St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra inspiring history, seaside elegance, world famous golf, unique venues outstanding facilities for memorable meetings. Comments: PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE, St. Augustine Beach Guy Harvey Resort St. Augustine Beach 860 A1A Beach Blvd. (32080) Phone: (904) 471-2555 Toll Free: (800) 626-7263 Contact: Kenneth Rakouska, Maggie Gebert, Catering Sales Mgr. E-Mail: dosm@guyharveyresort Website: www.guyharveyoutpost Guest Rooms: 153 Mtg. Rms: 3 /Sq. Ft. Lgst. Rm: 2,400 Cap. Mtg: 200 /Cap. Bnqt: 175 Total Sq. Ft: 3,700 On Site: Newly renovated resort, complimentary wireless high-speed internet access, A/V services, restaurant no resort fee. Comments: The perfect setting for your location, Surf Shack Tiki Bar, Grille the event! St. Petersburg/ Clearwater Area Visit St. Petersburg/ Clearwater 8200 Bryan Dairy Road, Suite 200 Largo (33777) Phone: (727) 464-7200 Contact: Suzanne Scully, Jeanine Messerschmidt, Sr. Sales Mgr. E-Mail: Website: Metro Area Rooms: 35,000 Largest Room Block: 600 Area Population: 921,000 Services: One-stop shopping for your meeting! We provide RFPs, arrange site visits, provide convention services, planning assistance. Comments: 35 miles of award-winning beach, unsurpassed meeting hotels, 44 golf courses, attractive off-site venues, ⎜ 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 38 Florida

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