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HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS – FEBRUARY 2023

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Couples massage is part of the Inn on Fifth romance package.

Fall in Love on Fifth”, a new two-night romance package at the iconic Inn on Fifth in downtown Naples, FL is available through the Spring. In addition to the Club Level stay in a King suite with a spacious verandah that overlooks the Avenue in the AAA Four-Diamond, Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star property, you receive a bottle of champagne with rose petal

HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS – JANUARY 2023

Romance package available at Pueblo Bonito Pacifica Golf & Spa Resort.

What’s happening in your part of the world when it comes to events, destinations, promotions, travel, and trends? In my active commitments with Meeting Professionals International and International Live Events Association, I hear positivity that business has been bursting with bookings for the past few months. Companies are eager to host events, groups want to meet in person, and people are being recalled back into offices. What I see personally is a bit of a different story. I hear about

HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS – DECEMBER 2022

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Free printable Santa photo booth props

You have until December 31 to save on Pixilated’s two festive photo booth packages, including the Holiday Essentials Bundle and the Company Holiday Party Booth. Both include a photo booth rental kit, your choice of one of our merry holiday themes, and a set of Christmas photo booth props. Choose between the Base 8MP camera (budget-friendly) or the Pro 18MP camera for crisp, clear high-resolution pictures. A choice of holiday themes,

HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS – LATE OCTOBER 2022

Rancho Pescadero opens in Baja, Mexico

NEW, RE-NEWED AND COMING SOON

An adults-only luxury hotel with 103 guest rooms opens on Mexico’s Baja Sur Pacific coast in November. Amenities at Rancho Pescadero’s 30 acres, sitting between beautiful beaches and the Sierra Laguna Mountains, focuses on the gifts of Baja California and Mexico for nature, local culture, and farm-to-table cuisine.  Located just outside the artist’s haven of Todos Santos, Rancho Pescadero has a spa, swimming pool, two miles of beach, three restaurants, and a mountain of unique sensory experiences, from creating one’s own aromatherapy in the Apothecary to exploring the history of margaritas and mezcalitas while learning how to make their own concoctions and sipping on the results. Luxury accommodations include

HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS – AUGUST 2021

The Saints go marching in to newly-renamed Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, LA.

RENAMED, RENOVATED AND THE BRAND NEW

The kickoff won’t be until February 2025 for the New Orleans Saints and Caesars Entertainment rebrand of New Orleans’ iconic downtown stadium as the Caesars Superdome. The 20-year, exclusive naming-rights partnership means the Caesars Superdome will host all Saints home football games, and Super Bowl LIX to be played in February 2025. The building will also host the 2022 NCAA Men’s Final Four, the annual Sugar Bowl and College Football Playoff contests, a variety of concerts and hundreds of other annual events including Essence Festival, the Bayou Classic football game between Grambling State and Southern University, the New Orleans Bowl and the Louisiana State High School Athletic Association Football Championships. Caesars Superdome will stand as testament to Caesars’ commitment to the New Orleans Saints and to the city of New Orleans as it embarks on a $325 million renovation to transform Harrah’s New Orleans into Caesars New Orleans. “This partnership sends a strong message about the positive future for the New Orleans Saints, Caesars Entertainment, and the entire state of Louisiana,” said Saints Owner Gayle Benson. “

HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS – AUGUST, 2020

Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina is one of many properties in the Fort Myers-Sanibel area that are offering incentives for meetings. Photo by Beaches of Fort Myers-Sanibel.

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Book your meeting by December 22 and stay by December 31, 2020 at any of these participating Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, FL properties and receive a $3 room rebate per actualized room up to $5,000. Created by the Visitor & Convention Bureau (VCB), the program for new bookings (only) will also cover destinations besides those in Lee County. Fort Myers venues include Crowne Plaza Fort Myers At Bell Tower Shops, Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center, Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa, Drury Inn & Suites, and the new Luminary Hotel & Co., Autograph Collection (which is slated to open in September). Captiva Island properties include South Seas Island Resort and ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort. Two Fort Myers Beach properties are Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina and DiamondHead Beach Resort. Other meetings properties are: Embassy Suites Hotel (Estero), Gasparilla Inn & Club (Boca Grande), Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa (Bonita Springs), The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village (Cape Coral), and Sundial Beach Resort & Spa (Sanibel Island).

HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS – MAY 2020

Russ, wearing mask made by Theresa Mulconry.

I look for the joy every day. Some days it’s as easy as putting on my favorite oldies station and diving into making a scrumptious dinner or dessert. Some days it becomes the moments when I read about selfless volunteers, or kids chalking rainbows onto sidewalks, New Yorkers clapping for hospital staff during shift changes, and sometimes it is by watching entertainers perform from their living rooms or on their driveway while neighbors dance or just listen.

Until the world is at a stage where COVID-19 isn’t ravaging bodies or depriving those who shelter-in-place of their ability to earn a paycheck, visiting with friends, eating out, or even getting our hair done, then I will continue dedicating my Hotel Happenings & Program Promotions column to some of the positive news I am sent or see for myself. There are many news outlets that share “good news” stories of bravery and random acts of kindness, so I won’t repeat those.

HOTEL HAPPENINGS & PROGRAM PROMOTIONS – OCTOBER 2019

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Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort

This may be the gift that keeps on giving, all the way through December 31, 2022. Bring your meeting to The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel and receive a $3 room rebate per actualized room up to $5,000. The Islands Incentive program created by the Lee County Visitor & Convention Bureau includes any new bookings that occur from May 1 to December 31 each year through 2022. To qualify, planners must book a meeting with a minimum of 150 room nights at one of these 14 properties. In Fort Myers: Crowne Plaza Fort Myers at Bell Tower Shops, Holiday Inn Fort Myers Airport at Town Center, Sanibel Harbour Marriott Resort & Spa, Drury Inn & Suites, and Luminary Hotel & Co., Autograph Collection (opening in 2020). On Fort Myers Beach: DiamondHead Beach Resort and Pink Shell Beach Resort & Marina. South Seas Island Resort and ‘Tween Waters Inn Island Resort are both on Captiva Island. The others include Embassy Suites Hotel, Estero; Gasparilla Inn & Club, Boca Grande; Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort and Spa, Bonita Springs; The Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, Cape Coral; and Sundial Beach Resort & Spa, Sanibel Island. The offer applies to meeting groups who may be considering other destinations besides Lee County. Read more