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Guide to golf and tennis meeting sites.

If you know much about associations, you know there's no such thing as a "typical" association, much less a "typical" association meeting. Yet, some meeting trends hold true for associations year after year.

Once again, resorts ranked among the most popular meeting facility type in the 1992 Association Meeting Trends Study, just completed.

The survey shows that during the past two years, associations chose resorts 38 percent of the time for conventions, 33 percent of the time for board and executive committee meetings, and 26 percent of the time for seminars and workshops.

ASAE's Meeting Data Base, which stores meeting preferences for 3,600-plus associations, shows a total of 5,180 citations for associations preferring resorts for some type of meeting. In addition, the data base holds records of more than 2,000 associations that prefer meeting sites that offer golf or tennis facilities.

The resorts listed in the next few pages demonstrate commitment, shown by their advertising support in this issue, to ASAE and associations; they deserve your consideration as you look for a resort for your next "atypical" meeting.

Boca Raton Resort and Club

501 East Camino Real

P.O. Box 5025

Boca Raton, FL 33431-0825

(407) 395-3000

Fax (407) 391-3183

David Feder, Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing

Kathleen Dixon-Leone, Vice President, Sales

The Boca Raton Resort and Club, on Florida's Gold Coast, features magnificent accommodations, private beach, two 18-hole championship golf courses, 34 tennis courts, marina, and superb dining and entertainment. In addition, it has 70,000 square feet of meeting space to serve groups of 15 to 1,500.

The Broadmoor offers 54 holes of superb golf.

The Broadmoor

P.O. Box 1439

Colorado Springs, CO 80901

(719) 577-5777

Fax (719) 577-5779

Peter S. Bonell, Director of Marketing

The Broadmoor features three outstanding 18-hole championship golf courses, 16 tennis courts, three swimming pools, and a skeet and trap range. Ice-skating and a ski slope are also on the property.

Crown Sterling Suites

1100 Southeast 17th Street Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316

(305) 527-2700

Fax (305) 760-7202

Julie Tegen, Regional Director of Sales South Florida's largest all-suite hotel contains 363 suites and 14,000 square feet of meeting space. It provides each guest with a two-room suite, free breakfast daily, and two hours of beverages each evening. Conveniently located two blocks from the convention center and five minutes from the airport and the intercoastal waterway. A complimentary shuttle service is available.

The Greenbrier

White Sulphur Springs, WV 94986

(304) 526-1110

(800) 624--6070

Fax (304) 536-7834

William E. Gilmore, Director of Sales and Marketing

A Mobil Five-Star, AAA Five Diamond resort, The Greenbrier is one of America's premier destinations. It features superb accommodations, cuisine, meeting and sports facilities, including three 18-hole golf courses, indoor and outdoor tennis courts, swimming, horseback riding and carriage rides, fishing, croquet, hiking and biking trails, trap and skeet shooting, and a full-service spa, salon, and mineral baths. With over 30 meeting rooms totaling 70,000 square feet, The Greenbrier can accommodate groups of 10 to 1,000. Situated on a 6,500-acre estate in the Allegheny Mountains, The Greenbrier offers 650 rooms, 51 suites, and 69 guest houses. Meeting planner's package available.

Indian Lakes Resort

250 West Schick Road

Bloomingdale, IL 60108

(708) 529-0200

(800) 334-3417

Fax (708) 529-0675 Priscilla Lorenzin, Sales Manager Indian Lakes Resort houses 308 deluxe guest rooms and suites, six restaurants and lounges, a complete health club, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, volleyball courts, a baseball diamond, and two 18-hole championship golf courses. It offers 35,000 square feet of meeting space for groups of up to 1,200 people. O'Hare International Airport is just minutes away. Kona Surf Resort and Country Club

78-128 Ehukai Street

Kailua-Kona, HI 96740-2594

(800) 367-8011

Fax (808) 322-3245

Patti Lathrop, Director of Sales

This 220-acre, self-contained resort features 530 guest rooms, each with a private lanai, mini refrigerator, and coffee maker. Activities include a 36-hole championship golf course, saltwater and freshwater swimming pools, three lighted tennis courts, volleyball courts, shuffleboard, fishing, snorkeling, and scuba diving. Wedding chapel available. Meeting and convention facilities accommodate up to 1,200.

Lansdowne Conference Resort

44050 Woodridge Parkway

Leesburg, VA 22075

(703) 729-8400

(800) 541-4801

Fax (703) 729-4096

Carol Petronio, Director of Sales Located near historic Leesburg, Lansdowne is less than 45 minutes from Washington, D.C., and eight miles from Dulles International Airport. A state-of-the-art conference resort, Lansdowne features 305 guest rooms and 45,000 square feet of executive conference space with 25 dedicated meeting rooms (including a 9,525-square-foot ballroom). Recreation ranges from an 18-hole Robert Trent Jones, Jr. golf course to tennis, racquetball, and an executive fitness center.

Opryland Hotel

2800 Opryland Drive

Nashville, TN 37214

(615) 889-1000

Fax (615) 871-6942

Jerry Wayne, Director of Marketing

The Opryland Hotel has 1,891 rooms, including 120 suites, and more than 500 garden terrace rooms. The hotel offers tennis, swimming, an 18-hole championship golf course, and a musical theme park.

The Orange Tree Golf and Conference Resort

10601 North 56th Street

Scottsdale, AZ 85254

(602) 948-6100

Fax (602) 483-6074

David H. Hawley, Director of Sales and Marketing

The Orange Tree Golf and Conference Resort features 160 deluxe rooms located alongside a wholly owned 18-hole championship golf course. Tennis courts, racquetball courts, and a fitness center are nearby. The resort contains 9,000 feet of meeting space and unmatched service brings 65 percent of its customers back each year.

Sea Palms Golf & Tennis Resort

5445 Frederica Road

St. Simons Island, GA 31522

(912) 638-3351

(800) 282-1226 (Georgia)

(800) 841-6268 (United States)

(800) 334-1123 (Canada)

Perfectly situated in the very heart of St. Simons Island, Sea Palms features 27 holes of championship golf, top-rated tennis courts, a health club with complete exercise equipment, whirlpool, and sauna, and over 7,500 square feet of comfortable meeting space. Deluxe suites, villas, and townhomes are available. Our catering staff can provide you with everything from an elaborate seven-course banquet to a casual poolside cookout.

Whistler Resort and Conference Centre

4010 Whistler Way

Whistler, British Columbia VON 1B4

(604) 932-3928

(800) 944-7853

Fax (604) 932-7231

Whistler Resort is the natural choice for business and pleasure. The Whistler Conference Centre offers 35,000 square feet of meeting space to serve up to 1,800 people. After a day of insight and initiative, Whistler Resort offers two 18hole championship golf courses, tennis, swimming, canoeing, windsurfing, alpine sight-seeing, hiking, biking, and unsurpassed skiing, plus outstanding dining, shopping, nightlife, and accommodations.
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