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Plan an annual conference for over 1,000 or an executive board meeting for 10 dignitaries using the property's versatile meeting room space. Choose from a wide array of venues to suit your event perfectly, including indoor and outdoor prefunction space, a 10,370-sq. ft. ballroom and 19 meeting rooms. The Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay features over 22,000 sq. ft. of flexible function space, including several with natural window lighting, as well as outdoor and poolside locations, for unforgettable themed events.

Make your stay even more enjoyable by taking advantage of convenient services like the E-Concierge or complimentary shuttle to area shopping. Allow an experienced concierge staff to assist you with arrangements to visit popular attractions, or plan an evening on the town (for just two - or twenty two).

For recreation, the hotel has two resort-style swimming pools, tennis courts, a basketball court, a nature walk and Hyatt's Stayfit gym with whirlpool and locker rooms. Children under 18 stay free in the room with their parents and children's menus are available. Refrigerators and microwaves are available upon request. Whether you're visiting for business or just enjoying some time away, the activities that await you at Tampa Bay Hotel and Resort are sure to delight you For more information call (813) 874-1234.


HILTON AMERICAS-HOUSTON

Located in the heart of downtown Houston, Hilton Americas-Houston hotel, the city's largest hotel, offers guests the unbeatable combination of the best location in the city of Houston plus quick and easy access to most any type of entertainment imaginable. The hotel is located just minutes away from the Bayou City Place entertainment district featuring Verizon Wireless Theater and the Theatre District, including the Wortham, Alley and Stages Theaters, Jones Hall and Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Only minutes away is the Museum District including the internationally acclaimed Museum of Fine Arts, Contemporary Arts Museum, Museum of Natural Science, Cockrell Butterfly Center and the Houston Zoo. Also within a short drive, guests can visit the Johnson Space Center, home of NASA and Mission Control.

Meeting and convention facilities include separate group arrival and check-in, 92,000 sq. ft. of technologically advanced function space including 30 meeting rooms, two fully divisible, column-free ballrooms: the 40,000-sq. ft. Lanier Grand Ballroom and the 26,000-sq. ft. Ballroom of the Americas The property is directly across the street from Discovery Green, a 12-acre urban park, offering multiple entertainment opportunities for children. Plus, within only a few blocks, guests can visit Toyota Center (home of the NBA Houston Rockets,) Minute Maid Park (home of the MLB Houston Astros,) and the Pavilions, with entertainment venues including Lucky Strike bowling alley.

Hilton Americas-Houston offers many accommodations and amenities that make it a smooth stay for large families. The rooms and suites are equipped with pull out sofa beds. And for the additional family members, roll-away beds, complete with "Hilton Mattress" are available upon request. For those that want to save money and not eat out all the time, suites do have a small kitchenette area with a sink and compact refrigerator. There is an Olympic-length heated indoor pool located on the 24th floor of the hotel. Those who wish to get more details on things to do in the area can approach the concierge desk where they can suggest multiple venues and attractions available nearby.

For more information call (713) 739-8000.


BROYHILL INN & CONFERENCE CENTER

Another hotel/conference center that delegates can choose for their next meeting is the Broyhill Inn & Conference Center at Appalachian State University. This center is a popular gathering place for the university's faculty, students and alumni as well as university visitors. The Broyhill Inn & Conference Center is truly where it all comes together; the university, the local community and regional industries utilizing the Center simultaneously for lodging, dining, banquet and meeting purposes. Businesses, agencies, and educational professionals interested in goal setting, budget planning, and team building will discover superior service, relaxed atmosphere, exquisite cuisine, comfortable accommodations and fully equipped conference facilities. The Broyhill Inn's distinctive environment allows guests to be away from outside distractions and to focus exclusively on the free flow of ideas and business strategies. Productivity coupled with relaxation is the formula for success.

The full service 20,000-sq. ft. conference facility features 22 meeting and breakout rooms, 10,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space, and wireless Internet throughout the entire facility. Well equipped with two large halls that can be divided into smaller entities, Broyhill Inn's facility can accommodate banquets up to 450 persons and conferences up to 350 persons.

The newly refurbished 83 guestrooms and suites are designed with true comfort and practicality in mind. The lush furnishings combined with the picturesque wooded view make the rooms enjoyable for both the social and business traveler.

The Jackson Dining Room, or JDR, is located off the main lobby of the facility. The JDR offers both ambiance and diverse dining options throughout each day. Dine either near the majestic stone fireplace, made from local Tennessee black stone, or take in the beautiful 25 mile mountainous view from the completely windowed wall. Enjoying the breathtaking sunrise over the mountain tops during an early breakfast is a highlight for many of Broyhill's guests. The impressive views, the delightful cuisine and the live student entertainment make the JDR a truly special place to "dine at the top." For more information on Broyhill Inn and Conference Center call (800) 951-6048 or visit online at www.broyhillinn.com.


PLANET HOLLYWOOD RESORT & CASINO LAS VEGAS

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino features accommodations fit for Hollywood Royalty. There are a wide range of rooms and suites including the new Hollywood Hip Room. In both double bed and king bed rooms, you'll enjoy a spacious bathroom with a separate, oversized soaking tub, seamless shower and marble vanity. In addition, every room boasts two, double-line speakerphones, one with a dataport and a separate CAT-5 high-speed dataport. Each bedroom has a 42" plasma television, a safe and an iron. All guests receive complimentary Valet Parking or Self Parking. And members of the Starwood Preferred Guest program earn points anytime they stay at Planet Hollywood.

Planet Hollywood Las Vegas knows that planning a great meeting or special event is no small task. The staff and facilities are available to make it easier for guests. The resort comes well equipped with 75,000 sq. ft. of flexible prefunction and meeting facilities, up to 18 breakout/function rooms to accommodate from 10 to 500, a permanent registration desk with two lockable offices, a business center and a convention services team located in the conference center, two executive-style boardrooms for 10-12 persons, wireless Internet as well as presentation services.

For those that like to gamble a bit, explore the three acres of heart pounding excitement with gaming that includes all your favorite slots and tables, plus a huge poker room and a state-of-the-art race and sports book. Every machine on the floor uses patented Ticket-In/Ticket-Out coin-free technology - no more heavy buckets of coins. The Mezz casino has all the same thrills on a slightly higher level. For the rest of the family Anticipate the rising of the curtain at the over 7,000-seat Theatre for the Performing Arts or the 1,500-seat Showroom, and enjoy concerts and theatre.

For more information visit www.planethollywoodresort.com.

With all these great hotel options that offer a huge slew of accommodations and amenities for the family, you should have no trouble in finding the right location for your next business trip. Whether you are a meeting planner for a huge group or an independent business traveler just looking for a spot to take the family, these featured properties are more than eager to fulfill your needs.

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