5402 East Lincoln Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Telephone (602) 948-1700
(800) 24-CAMEL, Fax (602) 951-8469
Marriott's Camelback Inn is located on 125 private acres in the heart of Scottsdale. The 453 guest rooms include 27 suites. Meeting facilities total some 40,000 square feet of space; the largest of the 26 meeting rooms accommodates 1,475 persons theater-style. The resort has 36 holes of championship golf, six lighted tennis courts, and three heated pools. In December 1997, a $35 million renovation program will be complete.
Paseo De La Marina No. 5, Marina Vallarta C.P. 48354, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico Telephone (011) 52-322-10004 (800) 228-9290, Fax (011) 52-322-10760
This hotel offers the charm of Mexico and the service that is the hallmark of Marriott. All 433 guest rooms, including 29 suites, have private balconies. The more than 9,000 square feet of flexible indoor meeting space is complemented by abundant outdoor function space. Recreation includes oceanfront activities, a swimming pool, tennis, and a fitness center. Dining options range from fine Mexican cuisine to casual grilled fare.
74855 Country Club Drive Palm Desert, CA 92260 Telephone (760) 341-2211 Fax (760) 341-1730
Set on 400 landscaped acres, Marriott's Desert Springs has 884 rooms, including 51 suites, all with spacious balconies. Two of its 33 meeting rooms are ballrooms, the largest of which holds 3,050 persons theater-style. Exhibit space totals 46,000 square feet. Recreation includes two 18-hole championship golf courses, a putting course, 20 tennis courts, five heated swimming pools, and a European-style health spa.
8701 World Center Drive Orlando, FL 32821 Telephone (407) 239-4200 (800) 228-9290, Fax (407) 238-8777
Marriott's Orlando World Center has 1,503 guest rooms, including 85 suites. The largest of the 53 meeting rooms accommodates 5,245 persons theater-style. Its 200,000 square feet of exhibit and function space features a 51,000-square-foot pillarless exhibit hall. A pool with waterfalls and a slide, tennis courts, an 18-hole golf course, a health club, saunas, game rooms, miniature golf, and children's programs are available on site.
333 West Harbor Drive San Diego, CA 92101-7700 Telephone (619) 234-1500 Fax (619) 234-8678
Adjoining the San Diego Convention Center, the San Diego Marriott has 1,354 guest rooms and 54 suites, and features 200 rooms especially designed for business travelers. The total of 103,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space includes 41 meeting rooms, the largest of which holds 2,000 persons banquet-style. Recreation includes pools, tennis, and a health club. An 800-room expansion will be completed by 2000.
1000 TPC Boulevard Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 Telephone (904) 285-7777 (800) 457-GOLF, Fax (904) 285-0259
The Marriott at Sawgrass Resort is famed for its recreational activities, highlighted by 99 holes of golf. Forty minutes from the Jacksonville airport, the resort incorporates 104 suites within its 508 guest rooms and has 40,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, in-house audiovisual facilities, and a business center. Tennis, swimming, and a children's club are among on-site activities. Dining ranges from classical cuisine to casual fare.
El San Juan Hotel & Casino P.O. Box 2872
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902 Telephone (787) 791-1000 (800) 544-3912 Fax (809) 791-6985
Vice President and General Manager David Kurland
Director of Sales Edward F. Carey
El San Juan Hotel & Casino combines the glamour of a European-style grand hotel with the informality of a Caribbean resort. The luxurious hotel occupies 15 landscaped acres on San Juan's finest beach. A $30 million improvement program completed in January included lobby, guest room, and restaurant renovations. The 31,000 square feet of meeting space includes a garden-level conference center.
New Developments A $72 million improvement project will be completed next year; the $30 million first phase was finished in 1996. The second phase features the four-level Las Cabanas on the Beach, which will have 56 luxury suites and concierge-style personal service.
Location El San Juan Hotel & Casino is two miles from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport and 15 minutes from Old San Juan.
Accommodations There are 389 guest rooms including 33 suites, all refurnished in 1996. Spacious guest rooms include comfortable seating areas, writing tables, and such amenities as robes, iron and ironing boards, hair dryers, two televisions, VCR, stereo with compact-disc player and tape deck, three multiline telephones, minibars, and individually controlled air-conditioning. Most have terraces.
Meeting Facilities The garden-level conference center has 11 meeting rooms, the largest of which accommodates 170 persons theater-style, and a ten-person boardroom. A complete business center adjoins the conference center. In addition, the 11,040-square-foot International Ballroom can accommodate up to 1,400 persons theater-style and can be divided into three sections. Also, a variety of outdoor function areas are available for receptions and banquets.
Recreation & Dining On-site recreation includes a white-sand beach with ocean swimming and water sports, two swimming pools, and three whirlpools; three lighted tennis courts; and a fitness center. Deep-sea fishing, scuba diving, parasailing, horseback riding, and golf are available nearby. The hotel also has a casino, nine lounges, a dance club, seven restaurants, 24-hour room service, and catering facilities.
El Conquistador Resort & Country Club 1000 El Conquistador Avenue Las Croabas, Puerto Rico 00738-7001 Telephone (787) 863-1000 (800) 441-0418 Fax (305) 477-5185
Vice President and General Manager Olivier Masson
Director of Sales Mike Mason
Director of Group Services Christy Assaly
El Conquistador Resort & Country Club is a 500-acre golf and beach resort encompassing five clusters of luxury accommodations, all with ocean views. It has more than 70,000 square feet of meeting space, a flexible outdoor setting for barbecues and receptions, a casino, and a private island. In 1996, the property hosted the National Governors Association Conference and the Insurance Conference Planners Association Annual Meeting.
Location San Juan's Luis Munoz Marin International Airport is 30 miles (approximately 45 minutes) from the resort. Taxi transfers cost $80, while the hotel coach is $27.50 one way.
The resort's 918 guest rooms, including its 106 suites, feature air-conditioning controls, direct-dial/multiline telephones with message alert, bathroom phones, two cable televisions with VCRs, radios, stereos, refrigerators, irons, and hair dryers. Winter rates range from $350 to $545 per night, while summer rates are $175 to $325.
Meeting Facilities The resort's 70,000 square feet of meeting facilities include the Grand Caribbean, which divides into eight rooms. The Poinsettia Ballroom is divisible into three rooms, while the Flamboyan divides into two areas. Four boardrooms are also available, as is a 20,000-square-foot ballroom and prefunction area. The resort can accommodate 2,200 persons theater-style or 2,000 banquet-style and offers an array of audiovisual equipment.
Recreation & Dining Recreation facilities include six outdoor pools, a 55-slip marina, horseback riding trails, a health club and spa, a golf course, four tennis courts, and more than 28 shops. El Conquistador's 100-acre private island lies three miles offshore and features swimming, sunbathing, sailing, snorkeling, scuba diving, jet ski rental, and windsurfing.
Of the more than 28 restaurants and lounges on property, the new Cassave features seafood, Ciao specializes in brick-oven pizza, and Ballyhoo features an outdoor raw bar and grill.
100 College Road East Princeton, NJ 08540 Telephone (609) 452-7800 Fax (609) 520-0728
General Manager Gerard Dumont
Director of Sales and Marketing Larry Rose
Director of Sales Richard A. Cimilluca
Director of Conference Services Neil Pompan
Set on 25 wooded acres, The Forrestal at Princeton is midway between New York City and Philadelphia. Its on-property dine-around concept offers conferees a choice of restaurants. A $10 million renovation will be completed in August.
Location Newark International Airport is 38 miles away. Shuttles cost $19 one way. The Philadelphia airport is 50 miles away.
Accommodations Twelve of the 290 guest rooms are suites. Rooms have coffeemakers, hair dryers, minibars, and desks with data ports.
Meeting Facilities The largest of the 36 conference rooms seats 400 persons theater-style; exhibit space totals 10,000 square feet.
Recreation & Dining A fitness center, indoor pool, tennis courts, and volleyball courts are on site
Homestate Cafe has American fare; Gratella offers Northern Italian cuisine.
44050 Woodridge Parkway Leesburg, VA 20176 Telephone (703) 729-8400 (800) 541-4801, Fax (703) 729-4096
Vice President/ General Manager J. Randal Kolls
Director of Sales & Marketing Carol Petronio
Director of Sales Eric Whitson
Director of Conference Services Laurie Kightlinger
Lansdowne Resort offers a full-service spa, an executive conference center, and close proximity to championship golf. A $4 million refurbishment of public areas, ballroom, conference wing, and guest rooms is under way.
Location Washington Dulles International Airport is ten miles away. Transportation by van costs $11 per person, each way.
Accommodations There are 305 guest rooms, including 14 suites, with data ports and work areas.
Meeting Facilities The largest of its 25 meeting rooms seats 800 persons theater-style. There is 15,000 square feet of exhibit space.
Recreation & Dining Recreation includes the Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed golf course, tennis, pools, a health club, and volleyball.
The resort offers four restaurants.
2301 North Millbend Drive The Woodlands, TX 77380 Telephone (281) 367-1100 (800) 433-2624, Fax (281) 364-6299
Director of Sales and Marketing Lloyd W. Williams
The Woodlands Executive Conference Center and Resort recently completed a $17.5 million renovation. Additions include 96 new guest rooms and suites and more than 60,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space.
Location Houston Intercontinental Airport is 18 miles or 20 minutes away. The hotel shuttle is $20 per person, one way.
Accommodations Some 50 of the resort's 364 guest accommodations are suites. All rooms have hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, coffeemakers, data ports, and voice mail.
Meeting Facilities The Woodlands ballroom, one of the property's 34 meeting rooms, holds 600 persons theater-style or 300 banquet-style. Its 14,400-square-foot function area holds 1,600 persons banquet-style.
Recreation & Dining Recreation includes two 18-hole championship golf courses, including a TPC course; tennis; two swimming pools; a health spa; a fitness center; and 80 miles of hiking, biking, and running paths.
The five restaurants and lounges include the full-service Woodlands Dining Room, the Glass Menagerie for fine fare, and the casual Mulligans Bar & Grill.
P.O. Box 9021872 San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902-1872 Telephone (787) 721-0303 (800) 468-8585, (800) HILTONS Fax (787) 725-8849
The Caribe Hilton and Casino, set on 17 beachfront acres, has been host to dignitaries and luminaries ever since it opened its doors in 1949. The landmark property offers San Juan's most complete meeting and convention facilities, as well as tropical gardens, a secluded white sand beach, and fine dining.
Location The resort is centrally located in San Juan and just 20 minutes from Luis Munoz Marin International Airport.
Accommodations All 671 guest rooms and 49 suites have breathtaking views. In-room amenities include two direct-dial telephones with voice mail, wet bar, clock radios, coffee maker, iron and ironing board, and cable television with movie selection.
Meeting Facilities The largest of the hotel's 21 meeting rooms holds 1,300 persons theater-style. Included in the 50,000 square feet of meeting and function space is a 22,000-square-foot Exhibition Center and two Grand Ballrooms, with 10,800 and 8,800 square feet of space.
Recreation & Dining On site are two freshwater pools, six lighted tennis courts, a racquetball court, a fitness center, and a health spa.
The resort has five specialty restaurants and cocktail lounges, including the Terrace Bar, home of the pina colada.
2005 Kalia Road Honolulu, HI 96815-1999 Telephone (808) 949-4321 (800) HILTONS, Fax (808) 947-7914
General ManagerNoel Trainor
Director of SalesJon Conching
Director of MarketingJohn Votsis
Director of Catering, Meetingsand ConventionsIvis Rose
Located on Waikiki's finest beach, amid 20 acres of tropical gardens, the Hilton Hawaiian Village is the largest meeting and convention resort in the Pacific.
Location The resort is eight miles or 20 minutes from Honolulu International Airport. Shuttles are $7 and taxis cost $22.
Accommodations The 2,545 guest rooms, including 365 suites, have air-conditioning, electronic locks, voice mail, data ports, video checkout, safes, and a balcony or terrace.
Meeting Facilities More than 150,000 square feet space includes 36 meeting rooms, two ballrooms, and flexible breakout rooms.
Recreation & Dining There are three pools, scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing, parasailing, and more than 20 dining venues, including the Golden Dragon and Bali-by-the-Sea.
1335 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10019-6078 Telephone (212) 586-7000 Fax (212) 397-1597
Senior VP and Managing DirectorArthur A. Surin
Director of Sales and MarketingDavid A. Keys
Director of Meetings and ConventionsDavid Dvorak
Located in midtown Manhattan at Rockefeller Center, the New York Hilton and Towers offers spacious, modern facilities close to the city's shops, restaurants, sightseeing attractions, and media and business headquarters.
Location The hotel is 15 miles or 30 to 45 minutes from LaGuardia Airport. Bus, taxi, or limousine costs $13.50 to $50 one way.
Accommodations Some 95 of the hotel's 2,041 guest rooms are suites. Amenities include desks, two telephones, data ports, and hair dryers.
Meeting Facilities The 45 meeting and banquet rooms, including the largest Grand Ballroom in New York, provide flexible space for 10 to 3,300 persons and exhibit space for more than 500 booths.
Recreation & Dining There is an on-site fitness center. Other sports and professional sports arenas are nearby.
Grill 53 features steaks, chops, and seafood, and Cafe New York is open from six a.m. until midnight.
2800 Opryland Drive Nashville, TN 37214 Telephone (615) 871-5824 Fax (615) 871-5843
Vice President of Hospitality Joe Henry
VP of Sales Kent Wasmuth
Director of Convention Services Charlie Walraven
Southern hospitality is alive and well at Opryland Hotel. Offering gracious service and unparalleled facilities, the hotel is enhanced by other Opryland USA entertainment resort options, including the Grand Ole Opry and the Opryland Themepark.
One of the most captivating projects in the hospitality industry in recent years is the property's Delta expansion, completed in 1996. It features 988 new guest rooms, more than 300,000 square feet of new meeting and exhibit space, and a 4.5-acre, glass-roofed interiorscape complete with shops, restaurants, and, yes, a river.
Location The hotel is seven miles or 15 minutes from Nashville International Airport. Motorcoach service is $11 one way or $15 round-trip. Downtown Nashville is ten minutes from the hotel.
Accommodations The hotel has 2,883 guest rooms, including more than 200 suites, located in several wings. Garden Terrace rooms with balconies overlook tropical gardens and waterways in the Conservatory, the Cascades, and the Delta.
Meeting Facilities Among the resort's 600,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space are the Ryman Exhibit Hall (289,000 square feet of divisible space on one level), more than 85 meeting rooms, and five ballrooms (the largest covering 55,465 square feet). The Opryland Hotel has more meeting, exhibit, and public space under one roof than any other hotel.
Recreation & Dining Opryland's Springhouse Golf Club offers an 18-hole, links-style golf course. The property also has a fitness center, three swimming pools, two wading pools, and 30 specialty shops. The Dancing Waters laser light show can be seen nightly in the Cascades. The Delta's relaxing ride aboard flatboats takes guests past palm trees, magnolia trees, and splashing fountains.
The Opryland Hotel's 25 lounges and restaurants offer a range of dining choices, such as the festive atmosphere of Beauregard's in the Delta and the quiet surroundings of the Old Hickory Traditional Steakhouse. All-day service is available in Rachel's Kitchen, and the Biegnet Cafe serves specialty coffees and fresh-baked pastries. Many locations feature live entertainment.
9800 Hyatt Resort Drive San Antonio, TX 78251 Telephone (210) 647-1234 (800) 233-1234 Fax (210) 681-9681
General Manager Jordan Meisner
Director of Sales & Marketing John O'Hearn
Director of Conference Planning Lauren Love
Built on the site of an historical Texas ranch, the Hyatt Regency Hill Country rests on 200 rolling, secluded acres, minutes from downtown San Antonio. Planners will find that the range of recreational activities and top-notch conference facilities make for an excellent conference or incentive venue.
Location San Antonio International Airport is 16 miles or 20 minutes away. The shuttle service costs $15 per person.
Accommodations The 500 guest rooms include 58 suites. All are decorated Texas-style, with exposed wooden beams, ironwork accessories, and quilt coverlets. In-room amenities include mini refrigerators, irons and ironing boards, and data ports. Room rates start at $240. Value season runs from Thanksgiving to the second week in January and Sunday through Wednesday during June, July, and August.
Meeting Facilities There are 19,302 square feet of exhibit space. The largest of the 31 meeting rooms holds 1,700 persons theater-style or 1,200 banquet-style. A business center is also on site.
Recreation & Dining A spectacular four-acre water playground features two swimming pools separated by a waterfall and the 950-foot Ramblin' River. An 18-hole championship golf course, tennis, and a health club are also on site. Sea World is one mile away, and the Alamo, San Antonio's Riverwalk, and Six Flags Fiesta Texas are nearby.
Six restaurants and lounges offer a variety of cuisines, from fine dining to casual local dishes.
One Market Place San Diego, CA 92101 Telephone (619) 232-1234 (800) 233-1234 Fax (619) 233-6464
General Manager Alan Randle
Director of Sales and Marketing Scott Hermes, CMP
Convention Services Manager Brian Comes, CMP
The Hyatt Regency San Diego, a waterfront conference venue, offers a host of standard business amenities within a resort setting. Guest rooms have views of San Diego Bay and are within steps of the 760,000-square-foot San Diego Convention Center.
Location San Diego's Lindbergh Field is five minutes away. Taxis are $10. Cloud 9 Shuttle Service is $5 per person, one way.
Accommodations The hotel offers 875 guest rooms and 55 suites. In-room amenities include hair dryers, coffeemakers, irons and ironing boards, and phones with data ports. Value season includes most holidays, December 15 to 24, and January 1 to 10.
Meeting Facilities There are 25 meeting rooms in 45,500 square feet of space, including a 25,000-square-foot ballroom. The largest meeting room seats 2,750 persons theater-style or 2,080 banquet-style.
Recreation & Dining On-site recreation includes a health club, a pool, a spa, tennis courts, a salon, and bicycle rentals, plus sailboat, and powerboat rentals. Nearby are numerous golf courses, Seaport Village, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Old Town, Balboa Park, the Gaslamp District, and Horton Plaza.
The Top of the Hyatt is a popular lounge, located on the 40th floor; other restaurants include Lael's and Sally's, both with al fresco dining.
100 Grand Traverse Village Boulevard P.O. Box 404 Acme, MI 49610-0404 Telephone (616) 938-2100 (800) 748-0303 Fax (616) 938-2399
VP of Sales and Marketing Mick Arseneault
Director of Sales Cheryl Ferguson, CMP
Director of Conference Planning Kathey Youker
As one of the Midwest's largest year-round, full-service properties, Grand Traverse specializes in theme parties and events for groups large and small in its numerous meeting rooms, exhibit halls, and outdoor function spaces. Part of its million-dollar restaurant renovation includes the new Sweetwater Cafe. Also under construction is a 17,000-square-foot clubhouse and the Gary Player signature golf course, Northern Knight. Expanded programs for children feature the new Cub Camp.
Location The resort is six miles or ten minutes northeast of Traverse City's Cherry Capital Airport. A complimentary shuttle to and from the airport is provided.
Accommodations Many of Grand Traverse's 660 rooms, suites, and condominiums offer views of two championship golf courses and Lake Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay. Accommodations incorporate such amenities as wet bars, coffeemakers, and whirlpool baths. Value season is November to April.
Meeting Facilities There are 34 meeting rooms and exhibit halls incorporated in 49,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space. The largest room seats 2,250 persons theater-style or 1,750 banquet-style. With a total of 30,000 square feet of space, the resort's indoor tennis court areas can be reconfigured for use as exhibition halls, while the permanently canopied Traverse Pavilion offers an additional 8,000 square feet of outdoor function space. In addition, there are outstanding audiovisual facilities, private boardrooms, and executive suites.
Recreation & Dining Sailing, racquetball, a fitness club, indoor and outdoor swimming, fly fishing, and tennis are but some of the many recreational choices. The Tower Gallery features specialty shops. In addition to the new Gary Player signature golf course, the resort has the 18-hole Spruce Run course and the 18-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed course, The Bear. Winter recreational pleasures include cross-country skiing, ice skating, snowmobiling, sledding, and horse-drawn sleigh rides. Nearby are some of Northern Michigan's finest downhill ski areas.
The property's ten restaurants and lounges provide an excellent range of dining options, from hearty American fare to Northern Italian cuisine to sandwiches served poolside.
7777 South Pointe Parkway Phoenix, AZ 85044 Telephone (602) 438-9000 (800) 747-7777 Fax (602) 431-6535
General Manager Brad Jencks
Director of Marketing Dave Horton
Director of Sales Jerry Horan
Director of Conference Services Mike Riccio
Situated on 700 acres in the foothills of South Mountain, the Pointe Hilton Resort on South Mountain combines a luxury golf resort atmosphere with top-notch conference facilities. In addition to the $12 million, par-70, championship golf course, the resort recently opened a second, 18-hole course. Both were designed to preserve the natural landscape while providing challenging and scenic play.
Location Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is 8 miles or 12 minutes away. The shuttle costs $15 one way, and taxis are also available.
Accommodations All 634 guest accommodations are suites, including 27 Executive Boardroom accommodations. In-room amenities include two televisions, free coffee, two telephones with voice messaging, spacious living rooms with refrigerators and wet bars, and large bedrooms. Room rates range from $119 to $255. Value season runs from June 1 to December 20.
Meeting Facilities There are 60 meeting rooms in the Convention Centre and the resort, totaling 85,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space. The 20,000-square-foot Grande Ballroom is divisible into ten sections, has a 21-foot ceiling, and seats 2,500 persons theater-style or 2,000 banquet-style. In addition, there are the 20,000-square-foot Exhibit Pavilion, the 8,000-square-foot South Mountain Ballroom, and two Garden Verandahs, offering 16,000 square feet of outdoor function area. A business center and professional ballroom/catering staff are on site.
Recreation & Dining Outstanding recreational activities abound. Along with a total of 36 holes of golf, the resort has a 40,000-square-foot fitness center, ten lighted tennis courts, horseback riding, six swimming pools, mountain biking, and a 16,000-acre mountain preserve. Nearby are desert Jeep tours, hot-air balloon rides, spring training baseball games, and glider flights.
Of the resort's five restaurants and lounges, the 450-seat Rustler's Rooste serves hearty Western steakhouse meals, while the 100-seat Aunt Chilada's offers traditional Mexican fare and the 230-seat Another Pointe In Tyme features new American cuisine. All have additional outdoor dining.
7700 East McCormick Parkway Scottsdale, AZ 85258 Telephone (602) 991-9000 (800) 528-0293 Fax (602) 596-7421
Director of Marketing David Reed
Conference Services Manager Marianne Sideris
Scottsdale Conference Resort, a 15-time Paragon Award winner, offers executive meeting facilities in a world-famous resort setting. A staff of professional conference coordinators, a $2 million media center, and a business service center fulfill every meeting executive's needs. The resort's 50,000 square feet of meeting space is complemented by a covered 80,000-square-foot exhibition concourse. The 10,000-square-foot Grand Coronado room features a built-in stage.
Location Located on 20 acres of ranch land near Camelback Mountain, the resort is 15 miles or 30 minutes from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. Available transfer includes resort-owned limovans.
Accommodations Each of the resort's 325 guest rooms features a keyless card entry system, three two-line telephones, two desks, an entertainment center, and golf course, garden, or mountain views. A refurbishment project encompassing guest rooms and parlor suites was completed in 1997 and included new carpet, furniture, fixtures, and marble tile and vanities. A Full American Conference Plan is offered at $175 to $390 per person (single) and $140 to $285 per person (double). Value seasons are holidays and May 27 through September 5.
Meeting Facilities All 50 meeting rooms have individual temperature and lighting controls. The golf course casitas are ideal for small executive board meetings. Seating capacity of the largest meeting room is 1,000 persons theater-style or 800 banquet-style. Accented with chandeliers and marble, the Grand Coronado can be divided into six smaller rooms. The on-site media center has a recording studio, a video-editing suite, and a darkroom.
Recreation & Dining Two 18-hole championship golf courses adjacent to the resort, four lighted tennis courts, two swimming pools, a billiards lounge, a health spa with massage studio, bicycle rentals, and scenic desert jeep tours are among the recreational facilities and services. The city of Scottsdale is also an attraction.
The conference center's dining room offers buffet breakfast and lunch, as well as evening menu service. The elegant Palm Court serves classic continental fare. There is a sandwich bar in the lounge, and room service is also available.
10000 North Oracle Road Tucson, AZ 85737 Telephone (520) 544-5000 (800) 325-7832 Fax (520) 544-1222
General Manager Johnny K. So
Director of Sales Kimberly A. Guggino
The 500-acre, year-round resort and country club is nestled at the base of the majestic Santa Catalina Mountains, giving it a colorful, high-desert setting. A Paragon winner for the fifth year in a row, the Sheraton El Conquistador is known for its strong commitment to service and attention to detail, a plus for busy meeting executives.
Location Tucson International Airport is 20 miles or 30 minutes away. Transportation by Arizona Stagecoach costs $21 one way, per person.
Accommodations Each of the resort's 328 guest rooms and 100 suites have mountain, desert, or pool views. In-room amenities include video checkout, televisions with remote control and Nintendo games, irons and ironing boards, two telephones with voice mail and modem hook-ups, hair dryers, coffeemakers, and 24-hour room service.
Meeting Facilities Some 34,000 square feet of meeting space includes 18 meeting rooms, the largest of which holds 1,400 persons theater-style or 900 banquet-style. The conference center has 20,500 square feet of flexible exhibit space, while the centrally located kitchen provides fast service for banquets and parties.
All conference space has recently undergone a complete renovation, including the installation of state-of-the-art lighting. Another recent addition is Sunset Point, a 10,900-square-foot manicured lawn for picnics, luncheons, and theme parties, complete with panoramic view. The resort ideally serves groups of 10 to 400 persons.
Recreation & Dining Some 45 holes of championship golf and two pros shops are available on three courses. Also on-site are 31 lighted tennis courts, two fitness centers, four outdoor swimming pools, seven indoor racquetball courts, riding stables, jogging trails, and mountain biking. Shopping, museums, and Tombstone's O.K. Corral are nearby.
From exotic Asian to continental French to down-home American cuisine, the resort's seven restaurants and lounges tempt the most demanding of palates. A highlight is the Last Territory Steakhouse & Music Hall, where a saloon atmosphere and country-and-western entertainment complement the family-style fare of baby-back ribs, grilled steak, and chicken cooked over a mesquite fire.
1195 Summerhill Drive Lisle, IL 60532 Telephone (630) 971-5000 (800) 225-4722 Fax (630) 971-6939
General Manager Peter Kacheris
Director of Sales & Marketing Robert L. Nee
Director of Conference Services Nancy Vickers
Hickory Ridge Conference Center, nestled on 26 wooded acres just 35 minutes from O'Hare International Airport and 45 minutes from downtown Chicago and Midway Airport, enjoys a reputation as one of the finest training conference centers in the country. The complex offers 389 guest accommodations located in three interconnecting towers, more than 100 state-of-the-art meeting rooms, and a range of recreational facilities that includes a fully equipped fitness center, an indoor pool, and outdoor tennis courts.
Location Travel time from O'Hare International Airport, which is just 24 miles from the conference center, is 35 minutes. American Limousine service is available at a cost of $16 each way. Travel time to Chicago's city center is 45 minutes, and travel time to the McCormick Convention Center is 50 minutes.
Accommodations There are three nine-story, interconnected towers with 389 guest rooms, including more than 70 suites. In-room features and amenities include data ports, cable televisions, hair dryers, irons and ironing boards, work desks, and coffee makers. Room rates on the complete meeting package (CMP) plan range from $145 to $215, depending on the season. Room tax is nine percent. Value season is November to March.
Meeting Facilities There are more than 100 fully equipped meeting rooms available at Hickory Ridge Conference Center, the largest of which seats 290 persons theater-style or 200 banquet-style.
A full range of audiovisual equipment is available in-house, including built-in rear screen projection, VCR monitors, slide projectors, videotape players, marker boards, and LCD and SVGA projectors, which reflect the latest technology in projection resolution. Some meeting rooms are wired for computer training, while computer equipment is also available in-house.
Recreation & Dining On-site recreation facilities include a complete fitness center with aerobic and fitness equipment, an indoor pool, racquetball court, and outdoor tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts. There are two golf courses located nearby, and an indoor ice-skating rink located a short drive from Hickory Ridge opened last fall.
Guests can enjoy tasty cuisine in the Prairie Dining Room and the Arbor Lounge.
One Ritz-Carlton Drive Dana Point, CA 92629 Telephone (714) 240-2000 (800) 241-3333 Fax (714) 240-0829
General Manager John Dravinski
Director of Marketing and Sales Charles B. Harper
Director of Convention Services Susan S. Pool
Located on the Pacific Ocean halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego, the Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel features an oceanside golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones II, an array of personal services and in-room amenities, and conference facilities highlighted by the 9,072-square-foot Ritz-Carlton Ballroom. The resort has been consistently recognized for excellence in its meeting facilities.
Location The John Wayne/Orange County Airport is a 20-mile, 30-minute drive from the hotel. Limousine, sedan, or van service is arranged through the concierge.
Accommodations Each of the 393 guest rooms, including 31 suites, feature French double doors opening onto balconies or patios. In-room amenities include full maid service, remote-controlled televisions with video games and movies, safes, marble bathrooms, terry robes, morning newspapers, honor bars, and mini refrigerators.
Meeting Facilities In addition to the Ritz-Carlton Ballroom, which seats 800 persons theater-style or 700 banquet-style, the hotel has 16 indoor meeting rooms. The majority of the meeting space is conveniently located on the first floor. Of the four outdoor function areas, the newly created Mon-arch Lawn Pavilion can hold 500 persons for a reception and offers stunning vistas of the Pacific Ocean. Conference facilities also include audiovisual equipment, the services of conference floor managers, a notary public, fax, and mail/package services.
Recreation & Dining Complementing the hotel's 18-hole, par-70 golf course are four outdoor tennis courts, two heated swimming pools, two outdoor whirlpool spas, a full-feature fitness center and spa, and two miles of sandy beach.
Of the resort's six restaurants and lounges, The Dining Room features fine Mediterranean cuisine, while the Club Grill & Bar has a romantic supper-club atmosphere and dancing to live entertainment. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served at the Terrace Restaurant, which offers California cuisine and features alfresco and indoor dining. Afternoon tea is served daily in The Library.
One Lake Avenue P.O. Box 1439 Colorado Springs, CO 80901-1439 Telephone (719) 577-7711 (800) 577-7711 Fax (719) 577-5700
President Stephen Bartolin
Director of Sales Perry Goodbar
Director of Marketing Dennis Lesko
Conference Services Manager Mark Klein
The Broadmoor, recognized as one of the world's premier resort hotels, combines modern meeting facilities with gracious accommodations and an Old World-style dedication to service. Set amid the pristine beauty of the Colorado Rocky Mountains, overlooking Cheyenne Lake, The Broadmoor makes the business of conducting a conference or meeting infinitely pleasurable.
Location The property lies 11 miles or a 15- to 20-minute drive from Colorado Springs Airport. Prices vary for bus, limousine, van, or taxi service. It's a five-minute trip to the city center.
Accommodations The Broadmoor has a total of 700 guest rooms, including 94 suites. Room rates range from $265 to $355, with suites costing up to $2,200. Highlighting The Broadmoor's historic charm are the many works of art sprinkled around the resort's 3,000-acre enclave. Value season runs from October through April.
Meeting Facilities The Broadmoor has 46 meeting rooms, the largest of which can accommodate 1,800 persons theater-style or 1,250 banquet-style; some 16,500 square feet of exhibit space is available. Full audiovisual support and staffing is offered on site.The Broadmoor recently completed a million dollar renovation of its International Center (with more than 18,000 square feet of meeting space), including new interior design and some construction in the prefunction area. Details include crystal chandeliers, six-foot cobalt blue wall sconces, and blue fabric-padded walls. The International Center has column-free seating, exhibit, or dining space.
Recreation & Dining Recreation includes outdoor pools, golf, tennis, a spa and fitness center, a fly-fishing school, croquet, and The Broadmoor's Action Learning Center, which features an extensive array of outdoor team development events. Nearby recreational activities include hot-air ballooning, hiking, biking, and horseback riding. This year, a new driving range is online, as are five target greens, a 10,000-square-foot practice putting green, and a pitching green with two bunkers.
There are 11 restaurants and lounges, among them the Penrose Room atop Broadmoor South, the warm Tavern in Broadmoor Main, and the stately Main Dining Room, which offers opulent surroundings for banquets.
3225 Broadmoor Valley Road Colorado Springs, CO 80906 Telephone (719) 538-4000 (800) 588-6531 Fax (719) 576-4711
Director of Marketing Tony Joseph
Coordination Manager Sheila Manzanares
Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort, a seven-time Paragon Award winner, provides a complete meeting environment with dedicated conference facilities supported by sophisticated audiovisual systems, comfortable public spaces, superb dining, and an array of recreational facilities and services. The design of the conference resort captures the charm of the Colorado Rockies, while its balconies and terraces offer guests sweeping views of beautiful mountains.
Location Resort limovans are available for the seven-mile, 15-minute drive to and from Colorado Springs Airport. Travel time from the resort to downtown Colorado Springs is also 15 minutes.
Accommodations Cheyenne Mountain has 316 guest rooms with balconies, as well as five presidential suites, and offers a Full American Conference Plan that ranges in cost from $125 to $315 per person. The package can be customized. The value season extends from mid-November through mid-April.
Meeting Facilities The 40,000 square feet of meeting space includes 38 meeting rooms, which accommodate groups ranging in size from 10 to 800 persons, and a tiered amphitheater. An $8 million expansion and remodeling program completed in June added Quail Creek Lodge, which features 40 guest rooms and three meeting rooms and included the refurbishment of all guest rooms, public areas, and meeting space. All of the meeting rooms are supported by advanced audiovisual systems, and the resort's media center is staffed by professional engineers and technicians. Special features include an on-site darkroom, rear-screen projection in five meeting rooms, a professional video/audio editing suite, and a business service center.
Recreation & Dining The resort has an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Pete Dye, 18 tennis courts (including six indoor and two clay), four swimming pools, squash and racquetball courts, a health spa with massage services, and fishing and sailing on the resort's own 40-acre lake.
The resort also offers the Experiential Training Center, a high-impact teambuilding and leadership development program that uses an on-site challenge ropes course.
The Mountain View dining room provides buffet breakfast and lunch and evening menu service.
475 Seagate Drive Naples, FL 34103 Phone (941) 597-3232 (800) 247-9810 Fax (941) 566-7919
General Manager Peter Carroll
Vice President/Director of Marketing Alan D'Zurilla
Director of Sales Jeff Hewitt
The Registry Resort in Naples is a world-class property known for its casual elegance, luxurious accommodations, exceptional restaurants, and state-of-the-art conference facilities. Designers and architects created the resort to coexist with a fragile environment of clear water, unspoiled mangrove-lined beaches, and lush, green flora. Guests can enjoy three golf courses, tennis, a health spa, an array of water sports, and much more.
Location The Registry Resort is situated on 23 acres beside the Gulf of Mexico in Naples, FL. The Naples airport is ten miles from the resort.
Accommodations There are 474 guest rooms, including 29 tower suites and 49 garden suites. All guest rooms have private balconies with views of the Gulf of Mexico. Accommodations are spacious and elegant with custom furnishings and roomy conversation areas. Value season runs from June 1 to September 30.
Meeting Facilities The resort has a total of 16 meeting rooms, all located in a 38,000-square-foot conference center on one floor. As many as 1,660 persons theater-style and 1,229 banquet-style can be accommodated in the Crystal Ballroom, which can be divided into eight separate meeting rooms that each hold 125 persons. The Lalique Ballroom seats 700 persons and can be divided into four sections. There are also five executive meeting rooms and a prefunction area ideal for a reception or registration.
Recreation & Dining Extensive on-site recreation includes three outdoor swimming pools with Jacuzzis, 15 tennis courts, a full-service health club with massage services, an array of water sports, and bicycle rentals. The resort's designer collection of golf courses includes the Tom Fazio-designed, 27-hole Pelican's Nest and the Robert Trent Jones, Jr.-designed, 18-hole Kensington. The Registry offers three miles of white sand beach.
Four restaurants serve a variety of American, Continental, or local Florida cuisine.
Boca Raton Resort & Club 501 East Camino Real P.O. Box 5025 Boca Raton, FL 33431 Telephone (561) 447-3000 (800) 327-0101 Fax (561) 391-3183 Telex 803936 BOCACLUB
General Manager David Feder
Vice President of Sales & Marketing John Tolbert
Director of Convention Services Nancy Sergio
Located on 356 acres in the heart of Florida's Gold Coast, the Boca Raton Resort & Club is a premier resort destination and private club facility. Set against a backdrop of casual elegance, Boca's amenities include two 18-hole championship golf courses and a half-mile stretch of private beach. A $6.5 million complete restructuring of the property's Resort Course is under way.
Boca's new 128,000-square-foot Mizner Center conference facility, to be completed in January 1998, will feature 34 meeting rooms and more than 80,000 square feet of function space, and it will have the potential to host meetings for up to 1,800 persons. Some of the center's other highlights will include four independent ballrooms, extensive breakout space, and the latest in audiovisual and lighting capabilities.
Location The resort is 28 miles south of Palm Beach Airport and 24 miles north of Fort Lauderdale Airport. Limo service pickup and return trips are available from the resort.
Accommodations A total of 963 deluxe guest rooms include 39 suites, 76 studio rooms, 60 one-bedroom Golf Villas, and a concierge floor consisting of 49 rooms and suites. All rooms have minibars, in-room safes, bathrobes, and remote-control televisions.
Meeting Facilities At present, approximately 70,000 square feet of meeting space in 43 rooms are located in the Cloister, Tower, and Convention Center, the largest of which can handle up to 1,500 persons for a reception. There's another 3,500 square feet in the Boca Beach Club and about 6,000 square feet in the Boca Country Club. The Convention Center's Great Hall features a full theatrical stage for themed events.
Recreation & Dining In addition to golf, Boca's recreational amenities include 31 tennis courts, several pools, state-of-the-art fitness centers, a full-service marina, and a variety of water sports.
Some 12 dining and refreshment outlets are available including Chauncey's Court, overlooking the golf course; Top of the Tower The Italian Restaurant, featuring regional Italian cuisine; and Malone's Magic Bar, a magic-themed nightclub and lounge.
5700 Saddlebrook Way Wesley Chapel, FL 33543 Telephone (813) 973-1111 (800) 729-8383 Fax (813) 973-1312
General Manager Dick Boehning
Director of Marketing Alberto Martinez-Fonts, Jr.
Director of Sales Mark Marker
Director of Convention ServicesJohn Spitz
A 480-acre meeting resort, Saddlebrook offers a variety of facilities and amenities for groups from 10 to 1,800 persons. These include two 18-hole championship golf courses designed by Arnold Palmer, the Arnold Palmer Golf Academy, 45 tennis courts, the Hopman Tennis Program, the Sports Village featuring a 3,300-square-foot Fitness Center, and 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Set in the heart of the resort, the Walking Village contains meeting, recreation, and dining facilities, which surround the Superpool. The resort recently completed a new 7,000-square-foot, European-style luxury spa.
Location Tampa International Airport is 35 miles or 35 minutes away. Saddlebrook Resort provides a shuttle service costing $18 per person, each way.
Accommodations The 790 guest accommodations include 415 suites. Deluxe guest rooms have private balconies or patios. Suites feature fully equipped kitchens and serving bars, spacious bedrooms, living rooms, separate dining areas, and private patios or balconies. Value season for 1997 runs from June 1 to September 14.
Meeting Facilities The largest of Saddlebrook's 33 meeting rooms holds 1,800 persons theater-style or 1,150 banquet-style. Total exhibit space is 32,950 square feet. A full-service audiovisual company is on site.
Recreation & Dining In addition to the Arnold Palmer-designed golf courses, the tennis courts, and the Fitness Center, on-site recreation includes three volleyball courts and a basketball court, cycling, fishing, and an open-air pavilion housed in the Sports Village. Canoe Escape, Busch Gardens, Lowry Park Zoo, Florida Aquarium Adventure Island, and Old Hyde Park Village are within a 25-minute drive.
The resort has a wide choice of dining options including the casual indoor/outdoor Cypress Restaurant/Terrace on the Green, the intimate Polo Lounge, and the tropical-themed Poolside Cafe, which features a menu ranging from snacks to full dinners.
1500 Epcot Resorts Boulevard Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830-2653 Telephone (407) 934-4290 (800) 227-1500 Fax (407) 934-4880
Director of Sales Mike Uhl
Convention Services Directors Bob Nicoli--Dolphin wing Michael O'Connor--Swan wing
In the heart of the Walt Disney World Resort(r), between EPCOT(r) and Disney-MGM Studios, are the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin, a culmination of imaginative design and magical service. The hotels feature a whimsical yet sophisticated style. Impeccable service from a staff trained by Westin Hotels and Resorts and Sheraton, plus a full range of recreation, restaurants, and leisure amenities, provide everything necessary for a successful meeting.
Location The hotels are 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport. Bus fare is $12.50; cab fare is about $33. It's 20 minutes to downtown, ten minutes to the convention center.
Accommodations The two hotels have a total of 2,267 guest rooms and 195 suites. Guest room amenities include minibars, coffee makers, hair dryers, remote-controlled televisions with cable, movies, irons and ironing boards, individual climate controls, safes, voice mail, and modem hookups.
Meeting Facilities The hotels offer state-of-the-art technology, a premium Walt Disney World Resort(r) location, and an award-winning staff. A three-level facility adjoining the Dolphin features more than 202,000 square feet of meeting space, the largest room seating up to 6,800 persons theater-style. There is also a 51,000-square-foot dedicated exhibit hall. Audiovisual equipment includes all the basics plus installed and portable PA systems, VCRs, cameras, computer monitor projectors, closed-cable television equipment, and much more. All convention service managers are certified meeting professionals (CMPs).
Recreation & Dining On-site recreation includes outdoor pools and an expansive rock grotto swimming pool with white sand beach, two health studios, tennis courts, Camp Dolphin youth activities, and Disney's Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf. Preferential tee times are available at Disney's six nearby, 18-hole golf courses. The resort is adjacent to Disney's BoardWalk entertainment district.
There are 17 restaurants and lounges, among them Juan and Only's, specializing in Mexican cuisine; Palio, an Italian bistro; and Kimonos, featuring an authentic Japanese sushi bar and oriental hors d'oeuvre. The Copa Banana lounge features karaoke.
1900 Reynolda Road Winston-Salem, NC 27106 Telephone (910) 727-1900 (800) 472-9596 Fax (910) 725-5180
General Manager Troy Grooms
Director of Sales & Marketing Gregory Fulton
An eight-time Paragon Award winner, Graylyn International Conference Center is housed in a vintage mansion built in 1932 as a private residence. Listed on the National Register of Historic Houses, Graylyn is considered one of the finest examples of French Norman Revival architecture in the U.S. Now in its 13th year as a dedicated meeting site, this executive retreat blends old-world charm with modern conference facilities.
Location Graylyn is located on 55 secluded acres of woodlands, just 30 minutes from Winston-Salem's Piedmont Triad International Airport. Conference center limovans are available to transport attendees to and from the airport.
Accommodations Graylyn has 94 individually decorated estate guest rooms located in the Manor House, the Mews, and Bernard Cottage. All guest rooms have televisions, work-study areas, and private baths. Some feature unusual appointments including antiques, marble sinks and tubs, and four-poster beds. The 1997 room rates range from $240 to $290 single and $175 to $210 per person double for Full American Conference Plan.
Meeting Facilities Graylyn offers 25 fully equipped meeting and breakout rooms in four buildings. The largest room is the 2,041-square-foot Mews Conference Room, accommodating 243 persons theater-style. All meeting rooms are supported by advanced audiovisual systems, and four rooms are fully equipped for multimedia presentations. A staff of professional conference coordinators assists meeting planners.
Recreation & Dining Recreation facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, an exercise room, tennis, jogging and walking trails, volleyball, billiards, and the nearby championship courses of the Tanglewood Golf Club.
Conference guests at Graylyn enjoy buffet breakfast and lunch, evening menu service, and private banquets in one of several rooms in the Manor House including the Dining Room with adjoining enclosed porch, Library, Persian Card Room, and Sun Room. The landscaped grounds are a perfect venue for theme parties.
Brighton Avenue & The Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJ 08401 Telephone (609) 340-4000 (800) THE-TROP Fax (609) 343-5211
Exec. VP/Asst. General Manager Pam Popielarski
Executive Director of Marketing Mary Tindall
Executive Director of Hotel Sales Susan Zavaglia
Director of Convention Services & Catering Al Maiorai
The Tropicana Casino and Resort, New Jersey's largest hotel, offers complete meeting and conference facilities set in Atlantic City, an exciting gaming resort destination. The 1,624 luxurious hotel rooms and suites, 45,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space, 110,000 square feet of casino space, superstar entertainment, specialty shops, and health club and pool form a single complex creating a total resort experience. All hotel rooms have recently been refurbished.
Location The Tropicana is 15 miles or 20 minutes from the Pomona Airport.
Accommodations The resort's three towers have a total of 1,624 guest accommodations.
Meeting Facilities The 45,000 square feet of banquet, meeting, and exhibit space contains 26 meeting rooms, the largest of which holds 1,500 persons banquet-style. In addition, the Tropicana Showroom seats 1,700 persons, features state-of-the-art sound and stage equipment, and is available for special events. There are 20,000 square feet of exhibit space. The experienced catering and convention staff ensures functions run smoothly. The business center and full-service audiovisual department are available for all meeting needs.
Recreation & Dining In addition to the casino, which features the plush Baccarat Room and new slot gaming areas, the Tropicana's many activities include Atlantic Ocean swimming, a rooftop swimming pool, and tennis courts. The health club and spa has a workout room with exercise equipment, steam rooms, saunas, and Jacuzzis. Atlantic City's famed Boardwalk is nearby, and golf is within 20 minutes of the property.
Dining ranges from gourmet to casual at the resort's seven restaurants and four lounges. Il Verdi features fine Italian cuisine, while Pier 7 offers mesquite-grilled seafood served amid a casual dockside atmosphere.
1000 TPC Boulevard Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082 Telephone (904) 285-7777 (800) 457-GOLF, Fax (904) 285-0259
General Manager Mar Vinciguerra
Director of Marketing Chris Bracken
Director of Sales Andrea Smith
Director of Convention Services Maryellen Williamson
The Marriott at Sawgrass Resort is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway in northeast Florida. It features exceptional meeting facilities, including a 5,000-square-foot outdoor pavilion and 17,000 square feet of dedicated exhibit space.
Location The Jacksonville International Airport is 35 miles or 40 minutes from the resort. Van, mini bus, motor coach, and limousine service is available to the hotel.
Accommodations There are 508 guest rooms, including 24 hotel suites and 80 Island Green Villa suites. Amenities include irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, and minibars. Value season is July, August, and December.
Meeting Facilities The largest of the resort's 21 meeting rooms seats 800 persons theater-style or 600 banquet-style. There is 40,000 square feet of flexible meeting space.
Recreation & Dining Marriott at Sawgrass is renowned for its 99 holes of sensational golf. It also has eight tennis courts, two pools, a health club, a children's program, miniature golf, and biking, jogging, and nature trails.
Included in the many dining options are the Atrium Lobby Lounge and the Augustine Grille.