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Choice resorts: where associations meet for rejuvenation & relaxation.

Choice Resorts

Where Associations Meet for Rejuvenation & Relaxation

Eight out of 10 associations consider resorts for their meetings, including conventions, board meetings, and educational seminars. With $30 billion being spent for association meetings in one year, why in this cost-conscious age do associations still pick resorts? "We met on Waikiki Beach, with post-trips to Hawaii and Maui. Our architects arrived stressed out, with expectations of perfect service delivery from staff, and left whistling |Don't worry; be happy,'" according to Connie Wallace, CAE, executive vice president of the Tennessee Society of Architects in Nashville. Here's a sampling of what some of the resorts that recognize associations as important to their business have to offer.

Boca Raton Resort and Club 501 E. 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 The Boca, on Florida's Gold Coast, features magnificent accommodations, private beach, two golf courses, 29 tennis courts, marina, and superb dining and entertainment. In addition, it has 65,000 square feet of meeting space to serve groups of 15-1,500.

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.

Copper Mountain Resort Meeting & Conference Sales 1601 Blake St., Suite 300 Denver, CO 80202 (800) 247-3257 (303) 595-9272 Fax (303) 595-9218 Kathleen Callender, Director of Conference Sales Copper Mountain's professional meeting center introduces the Copper Commons, more than 11,000 square feet of meeting space, plus excellent services and spectacular surroundings. One call does it all.

The Greenbrier White Sulphur Springs, WV 24986 (304) 536-1110 (800) 624-6070 Fax (304) 536-7834 William E. Gilmore, Director of Sales and Marketing A Mobile five-star, AAA five-diamond resort, the Greenbrier is one of America's premier destinations. It features superb accommodations, cuisine, meeting, and sports facilities. Meeting planners' package is available.

Grouse Mountain Lodge 1205 Highway 93 West Whitefish, MT 59937-3152 (406) 862-3000 (800) 321-8822 Carol Gallagher, Sales Manager Montana's breathtaking best! The Grouse Mountain Lodge has a 27-hole golf course, tennis, boating, fishing, whitewater rafting, and skiing. It's near Big Mountain and Glacier National Park and has convention capacity for 400. Full amenities.

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort 7000 North Resort Dr. Tucson, AZ 85715 (602) 299-2020 Fax (602) 299-6832 Tracy Church High in the mountains above Tucson, this resort offers 18 holes of Tom Fazio-designed golf, 10 lighted tennis courts, two swimming pools, a fitness center, and five restaurants and lounges.

Marriott's Marco Island Resort & Golf Club 400 South Collier Blvd. Marco Island, FL 33937 (813) 394-2511 Fax (813) 394-4641 Samuel R. Zabawsky Hidden away on a subtropical island in the Gulf of Mexico, Marriott's Marco Island Resort & Golf Club offers everything a meeting planner could want. And less. Featuring the best beaches on the island, this Gold Key resort is where even Floridians come to escape the crowds. Yet it is easily accessible by regular airline routes to southwest Florida.

Opryland Hotel 4800 Opryland Dr. Nashville, TN 37214 (615) 889-1000 Fax (615) 871-7741 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 Pointe Resorts 7500 N. Dreamy Draw Dr., Suite 215 Phoenix, AZ 85020 (800) 528-5771 Fax (602) 870-2797 Paul Ference, Director of National Sales Three spectacular mountainside locations in Phoenix feature all-suite accommodations, two championship golf courses, racquet sports, fitness centers, riding stables, swimming, and distinctive themed dining.

Sheraton Bal Harbor Resort 9701 Collins Ave. Bal Harbor, FL 33154 (305) 865-7511 Fax (305) 864-2601 Eric Jellson, Director of Marketing Herb Kaplan, Director of Public Relations A $22 million renovation, to be complete in December 1991, will include 650 new rooms and suites, two new ballrooms, two new restaurants, two pools, tennis, golf, boating, 600-foot beach on ocean, and world-class shopping.

PHOTO : The Boca Raton Resort and Club features two golf courses.

PHOTO : The Broadmoor features golf courses designed by top architects.

PHOTO : Copper Mountain offers superb skiing.

PHOTO : The Greenbrier in the Allegheny hills.

PHOTO : Montana's Grouse Mountain Lodge.

PHOTO : Golfers tee off at Loews desert resort.

PHOTO : Enjoy excellent golfing at Nashville's premier resort, the Opryland Hotel.

PHOTO : The tropical Sheraton Bal Harbor.
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Date:Jun 1, 1991
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