MAY 2018

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ M A 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 18 RESORT MEETINGS Signature Drinks & Central Gathering Spot Walt Disney World Swan & Dolphin Resort Orlando, Florida As part of its recently completed $150 million renovation, the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort introduced Phins, a stylish bar centrally located in the Dolphin lobby and overlooking the new eye-catching 20-foot grand chandelier, which seats up to 150 guests and offers a wide selection of wines, beers, cocktails and appetizers perfect for sharing. Signature options include the resort's own craft brew, Phins & Feathers, a daily specialty adult punch and the latest in creative cocktail innovations, such as the Smoke 'n Roses, a bourbon drink served with smoke inside a smoke box. On Sunday morn- ings Phins offers brunch-themed beverages including sparkling options and a series of oversized Bloody Marys with elaborate garnishes such as filet mignon and sushi. RESORT TREND: Unconventional Meeting Spots Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa San Antonio, Texas With its unique setting on 300 acres of historic Texas ranch land, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa gives meeting attendees the opportunity to engage in non-traditional ways. Groups can hold intimate gatherings in rockers on the porch, dine beneath live oaks strung with twinkling lights and network over 27 holes of golf by day or around fire pits at night. After meetings are finished, participants can enjoy the Texas-style saloon, Windflower Spa or float down a lazy river. RESORT TREND: Workouts With A View Caribe Royale Orlando All Suite Hotel & Conference Center Orlando, Florida Even when getting indoor exercise, meeting-goers don't have to give up the beautiful scenery at Caribe Royale Orlando All Suite Hotel & Conference Center. Large windows in the expansive two-story fitness center, which offers cardiovascular, strength equip- ment and free weights, offer great views of the pool and other exterior areas. Additionally, the 1.5-mile paved running and bicycle trail provides a way to see all areas of the resort. When it's time to relax, Calyp- so's Pool Bar & Grille, featuring a Floribbean style din- ing menu, craft cocktails and daily live entertainment, is a perfect place for attendees to meet. RESORT TREND:

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