Small Market Meetings

MAR 2017

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Page 5 of 35 6 Industry News Wyndham Grand Comes Ashore in Clearwater Beach CLEARWATER BEACH, Florida — The Wyndham Hotel Group has opened its latest resort destination, the new-construction, 343-room Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach. The two-tower resort, owned by Florida philanthropist Kiran Patel and managed by the Wyndham Hotel Group, sits steps away from Pier 60 and Clearwater Beach. It offers direct Gulf Coast views, signa- ture dining, con- temporary decor and more than 22,000 square feet of event space, including the Dunes Ballroom, the largest in Pinellas County. The resort, locat- ed within 30 min- utes of the area's two international airports, offers 12 meeting rooms — including the nearly 11,000-square-foot Dunes Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 800 people — com- plete with terraces, outdoor function space, free Wi-Fi and state-of-the-art technology like programmable chandeliers that can change colors and light patterns at the touch of a button. With each event at the Wyndham Courtesy Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach The Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach brings 22,000 square feet of new event space to central Florida's west coast. Grand Clearwater Beach, professional and novice planners can earn loyalty points with Go Meet, the first formal rewards program of its kind for meeting planners. Planners who are members of the Wyndham Rewards loy- alty program can earn one point for every dollar spent on qualifying revenue, regard- less of billing method, with no minimum spend requirement and no maximum point limit. Each contemporary guest room at the Wyndham Grand Clearwater Beach faces the ocean or the Intracoastal Waterway and fea- tures water-inspired decor and floor-to-ceil- ing windows, plus most rooms offer balco- nies. Guests can dine and imbibe at DocK's, the pool bar and grill; eSKPades, the barista and lobby bar; or Ocean Hai, the resort's signature dining experience and the only Asian Fusion restaurant in Clearwater Beach. Additional services and amenities include an open-air lobby, a pool overlooking the beach, the full- service Spa Pallavi and a 24-hour fitness center.

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