In addition to its strides toward success in sustainability, the GFLCVB is adding new pro- grams and services that make planning a meet- ing in Fort Lauderdale even easier. The GFLCVB’s “SUNsational Service” team has partnered with six leading, upscale hotels to form the Laud- erdale Convention Collection, which includes the Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina, Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six, Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, Renaissance Fort Lauderdale
WITHIN REACH: Offering a total of 2,700 hotel rooms with beach or Intra- coastalWaterway views, the Laud- erdale Convention Collection’s six hotel properties are all within a mileand a half of the Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center.
finish, including site visits, RFPs, accommoda- tions, transportation, marketing, attendance- building, and much more. Planners are also assigned one point of contact to make the plan- ning process as seamless as possible. By book- ing the Lauderdale Convention Collection on select dates, groups can receive perks and bonuses, including commemorative gifts, advance marketing assistance at the previous year’s event, complimentary receptions and rental space at the conven- tion center, and discounts on F&B, electricity, security, telecommunications, and audiovisual services.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: The Greater Fort Lauderdale Convention & Visitors Bureau (800) 356-1662 www.sunny.org/ meetingplanners
AT A GLANCE Meeting facilities: The Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center offers 600,000 square feet of meeting and exhibit space Hotel rooms: In addition to 33,000 hotel rooms in the area, Fort Lauderdale offers the Lauderdale Convention Collection—six upscale
Cruise Port Hotel, Sheraton Fort Lauderdale Beach Hotel, and Embassy Suites Fort Laud- erdale–17th Street. All of the collection’s 2,700 total hotel rooms are within a mile and a half of the convention center and overlook either the beach or IntracoastalWaterway, and all of the properties are also close to Fort Lauderdale’s most popular venues, restaurants, nightlife, and cultural and sports attractions. The Lauderdale Convention Collection also
simplifies the planning process for meeting pro- fessionals by offering a convenient, one-stop planning source. The GFLCVB team assists plan- ners with their meeting or event from start to
meeting hotels with a total of 2,700 rooms in close proximity to the Greater Fort Lauderdale/ Broward County Convention Center Attractions: The Broward Center for the Per- forming Arts, Fort Lauderdale Antique Car Museum, Bonnet House Museum & Gardens, Design Center of the Americas, Las Olas Boule- vard, Sawgrass Mills mall, 23 miles of beaches, 40-plus golf courses, yacht charters, Vegas-style casinos, more than 4,000 restaurants, and much more
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