MAR 2012

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Home Planning Directory Planner Resources SPECI AL ADVER T I SI NG & I NF O RMAT I O N SECT I O N Meeting Site Showcase Houston's Ideal Meeting Retreat At the age of 174, the little waterfront town of Montgomery, Texas, with its unique wineries and antique shops, ranks as the third oldest town in the state, yet boasts one of its newest resorts. An hour north of Houston and just 45 minutes north of Houston's George Bush Inter- Continental Airport, La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa combines authentic Texas charm with a lakeside setting, family fun, international elegance, and management by Noble House Hotels & Resorts. The 445 suites and villas rest on a pine- studded 170-acre peninsula on beautiful Lake Conroe. They entertain with the finest linens, 42-inch flat-screen TVs, iHome radios, and complimentary wireless Internet access. Out- side, the playtime attractions include a 3.5-acre water complex with multilevel pools and splash park, fitness and tennis centers. La Torretta understands that every Texas busi- ness meeting has a different objective. As a part- ner, the resort is able to offer attendees more than just sophistication and a world-class set- ting—they also provide guests with four-dia- mond level service and a customized experience in line with their individual goals. As a proud member of IACC (The International Association of Conference Centers), La Torretta represents the highest quality venues available to meeting professionals globally. La Torretta, along with an elite group of confer- ence centers, provides only the best as far as technology, design and meeting space available. Their experienced Conference Planning Professionals will or- ganize every detail of your Texas Business meeting to ensure a stress-free and suc- cessful visit. Each Planner will work to understand your unique and changing needs, while delivering a meeting package that not only meets but exceeds expectations. 54 ConventionSouth MARCH 2012 Over 73,000 square feet of meeting space, 19 meeting rooms, endless group activities, and an award-winning conference space make La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa Houston's ideal meeting retreat. After toiling over budgets all day, unwind with La Torretta's 17,000-square-foot SpaTerre encompassing 20 treatment areas, a full-service salon, barber shop and separate men's and women's relaxation lounges to bring harmony to weary travelers. The state-of-the-art golf course, with golf villas available next to the course, is comprised of an immaculate 18-hole course that is both challenging and rewarding for accomplished players as well as those that are new to the game. Guests won't have to worry about dining, as the resort boasts everything from casual dining by the poolside with buffalo wings and hot dogs to a brand new restaurant, where Miche- lin-starred chef Matthew Gray presents masterfully crafted cuisine. In fact, dining on everything from delicacies to New American cuisine contributes a major attraction to the resort, which features six restaurants and cafés in a one-of-a-kind lakeside set- ting. For more information, La Torreta Lake Resort & Spa visit, email, or call (877) 286-9590. ■ Al Luciano, Director of Sales & Marketing, La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa A 34-year hospitality veteran, Al has worked for industry giants like Marriott & Hilton Hotels as well as the MGM Grand Las Vegas, Gaylord Hotels & currently Noble House Hotels & Resorts. (936) 448-3277 or (936) 448-4400 La Torreta Convention Center Pisa Boardroom www.con v DESTINATION SHOWCASE

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