HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS – MARCH 2018
Breathe in Spring by taking a long weekend to relax and rejuvenate at Gaylord Palms Resort in Kissimmee, FL Enjoy 20% off plus $25 daily hotel credit for your weekend stay for travel through May 31. Just minutes from Walt Disney World and Universal Orlando Resort, the resort’s $25 credit per night can be used at on-site restaurants, in-room dining or at Relâche Spa. Use promotional code P91 in the Corporate/Promotional code box when making an online reservation.
www.gaylordhotels.com; (407) 586-2000
Looking for a stay longer than a weekend or for the summer months? Book any of four Gaylord Hotels and receive up to $100 in resort credits. Stay is valid through August 15. Receive $100 resort credit per night at Gaylord National. Choose the at Gaylord Palms (Kissimmee/Orlando, FL), Gaylord Opryland (Nashville, TN) and Gaylord Texan (Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX) and receive up to $50 resort credit per night for a maximum of $100 per stay.
www.gaylordhotels.com; (800) 800-GAYLORD. Use promotional code ZJL.
Time’s running out to book your group meeting at La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, CA to receive a 3% rebate on room revenue as well as other VIP perks. The 45-acre Waldorf Astoria collection property has two 17,000 sf ballrooms as well as outdoor event spaces. VIP perks can include complimentary two-night stay in a deluxe Casita; dinner for two at one of three on-property restaurants (Morgan’s, Twenty6 or the Adobe Grill); and complimentary choice of one activity for two: Golf, Spa, Tram or the exciting BMW Performance Center. Group size will determine how many additional offers are included as well as program enhancements. Enhancements may be a wine/beer hosted dinner, a drive-in movie reception; or a hosted lemonade/smoothie welcome reception.
Book Paradisus Cancún by March 31 and stay by December 20 and receive $100 in resort credit for stays up to four days. Stay longer and receive up to $200 in credits. The Mexican all-inclusive luxury resort , part of the Meliá collection, has a 9-hole, par 3 golf course, four lavish pools, nine restaurants, seven bars, and the signature YHI Spa.
Receive up to 50% off from select new properties listed with Design Hotels. Thirty-seven resorts/hotels in countries as diverse as London, Bangkok, Rome, Upstate New York, Ibiza, Helsinki, Tulum, and Nicaragua are now offering perks and discounts for bookings. One such property is Suarga Padang Padang in Bali, Indonesia. Set along Bali’s southern peninsula, the 36 distinctive rooms, pavilions, and villas of Suarga Padang Padang all feature panoramic views of the ocean, resort, or gardens. The property includes a remarkable expansive bamboo structure that offers ocean views to guests dining at the onsite Dugong Restaurant. Each of the 37 luxury properties offers architectural beauty, scenic views, and pampered hospitality.
Bring your group to Grand Wailea resort in Wailea, HI and receive 10% room credit to the master account. Book your group meeting by June 30 and actualize no later than December 19 to select additional incentives, such as discounted spa treatments, 30% discount on cabanas and casabellas, or banquet menu discounts. The Waldorf Astoria property has 22 banquet, meeting and boardrooms.
https://www.grandwailea.com/groupoffers/2018; (808) 875-1234
From one end of the United States to the other, Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI) has promotional incentives to book select properties. One possibility is Omni La Costa Resort & Spa in Carlsbad, CA, located 30 miles from the San Diego International Airport. Even with 100,000 sf. of indoor and outdoor meeting space, including the 18,000-sf Costa del Sol Ballroom (the largest in north San Diego County), the resort is in the process of adding in 2019, a new 14,000 sf ballroom, an 8,000 sf event lawn, breakout rooms and offices to the Coastal Del Sol Ballroom complex. Omni La Costa has 607 guest rooms and suites, Spa at La Costa, two 18-hole championship golf courses, 17 tennis courts, athletic club, seven swimming pools, two restaurants, two cafés and an upscale sports lounge. Perhaps your group would prefer the crashing waves striking against the cliffs of Cliff House Maine, in Cape Neddick, ME. Tucked onto 70 acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, you can book and stay at this resort by June 29 to receive 3% credit to the master account as well as a number of other incentives.
Europe just got easier to book and receive a discount for luxury accommodations. Save up to 40% with Meliá properties in Spain, France, England and Germany. Each country has numerous offerings, such as France with five hotels from which to choose, including the Meliá París Champs Elysées, Meliá Paris La Défense, Meliá Paris Tour Eiffel, Meliá Vendome and Meliá Paris Notre-Dame. Each offer is different.
PUTTING ON A NEW FACE
Millions are being invested to enhance the 319-room Marriott Winston-Salem, the largest full-service hotel in downtown Winston-Salem, NC. Guest room enhancements should be completed in July, with lobby and common areas slated for a September reveal. “Whether entering through the climate-controlled walkway connecting us to the newly reinvented Benton Convention Center or through our main entrance, visitors and guests will be impressed with the changes they see,” said Kevin Robert, Marriott Winston-Salem’s Area General Manager. The capital improvement project includes a newly designed great room and lobby area; upgraded Wi-Fi throughout the hotel; new heating, ventilation and air conditioning; and a newly-redesigned restaurant with expanded private dining room under the culinary direction of award-winning Chef Richard Miller. Also, there will be a new M Club Lounge and an expanded fitness club boasting natural lighting and an outdoor patio. Marriott Winston-Salem has more than 14,000 sf of flexible meeting space, a complement to the 105,000-sf Benton Convention Center which recently completed a $20 million reinvention, and is within walking distance to galleries, shops, museums and more.
www.Marriott.com/Winston-Salem; (877) 888-9762.
Karen Kuzsel is a writer-editor based in the Orlando area who specializes in the hospitality, entertainment, meetings & events industries. She is an active member of ILEA and MPI and is now serving on the 2017 – 2018 MPI Global Advisory Board for The Meeting Professional Magazine for the second consecutive year. Karen writes about food & wine, spas, destinations, venues, meetings & events. A career journalist, she has owned magazines, written for newspapers, trade publications, radio and TV. As her alter-ego, Natasha, The Psychic Lady, she is a featured entertainer for corporate and social events. firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ThePsychicLady.com; @karenkuzsel; @thepsychiclady.
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