Small Market Meetings

DEC 2016

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Page 5 of 51 6 Industry News Photos courtesy Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach The Wyndham Grand in Clearwater Beach will debut 22,000 square feet of new meeting space in January. 126 S. Illinois Avenue Carbondale, il 62901 618-529-4451 Stay, Dine, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach to Debut New Event Space CLEARWATER BEACH, Florida — Set to open in January 2017 and available for booking after February 1, Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach is adding 22,000 square feet of flexible function space, including the area's largest ballroom. The beachfront destination resort delivers a blend of service and options to groups of 400 or more. Flexible function space includes seven meeting rooms divisible into 12 break- out rooms, plus the largest ballroom on Clearwater Beach — the 10,632-square-foot Dunes Ballroom. The Dunes Ballroom can host up to 800 guests and boasts among its many features a $250,000 programmable chandelier that helps create the mood, spirit and theme of any event. Meeting spaces accommodate banquet seating and receptions, as well as classroom, theater, and U-shaped configurations, offer- ing planners many possibilities. For more intimate executive-level meetings, planners can also choose the Osprey Boardroom. "Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach prom- ises a meeting experience that is nothing less than brilliant," said Miguel Diaz, director of sales and marketing for the resort. "With twice as many visiting the area for meetings and conferences in 2015 versus 2010, we are introducing a new, high level of service to this distinctive destination that is experienc- ing rising appeal and demand by groups and guests." The resort offers groups everything a plan- ner needs for a gathering, including state-of- the-art technology, resort-wide Wi-Fi access, a business center, banquet and culinary offerings, and a team of on-site planners.

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