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Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center: Flooded But Not Down!

The fabulous Gaylord Opryland Resort & C0nvention Center, in Nashville, Tennessee, might be down but it’s far from out!

This spring’s catastrophic floods might put conferences and conventions on a delayed schedule, but officials at the venue are confident that before long, the building will be ready for conferences again.  Waters ten feet above room level are no laughing matter, and several newspapers have predicted that it might be several months before this resort, and others, can reopen.

Most conferences that had reserved space at the venue are taking a “wait-and-see” attitude.  For example, the Romance Writers of America, with a conference scheduled in three months, has officially stated that “RWA is contractually obligated to hold its conference at the Gaylord Opryland over the dates stipulated in the contract.  It is up to Gaylord to notify RWA if it cannot uphold its end of the contract. . . .” Most organizations have been most understanding, and it’s also interesting to note that the Gaylord is such a fine venue, the majority of reserved conferences are taking this same “wait and see” attitude.  Good vibes.  When there is open and honest communication, things will almost always work out fine.

In a grand example of social media at its best, Gaylord officials sent an email to individuals with reservations at the venue that said, in part, that “. . . we are disappointed that we will be unable to welcome you at this time.  We will be refunding deposits and payments for all reservations scheduled for arrival over the next 90 days.  We greatly appreciate your patience and request that you allow several weeks for processing.  We are also working with the organizers of all meetings scheduled to be held at Gaylord Opryland to possibly reschedule the meeting at another of our Gaylord Hotel properties.  Please check with your meeting organizer regarding the status of your meeting. . . .”

Another message sent by Gaylord Opryland to its customers stated that “. . . We are continuing to monitor the flood situation in Nashville, and will assess any hotel damage with the appropriate teams.  When there is new information regarding the hotel’s condition, we will poast the news on our website at . . .”

The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Conference Center is not taking any incoming reservations at this time.  The hotel evacuated all of its guests to a shelter and provided them with food, drinks, and bedding.  These guests will have their luggage shipped to them by Gaylord as soon as possible.

In my opinion, this venue is handling this unfortunate situation with great skill, tact, and understanding of the frantic guests and drastically changed plans of conference planners, caterers, vendors, suppliers, and corporations.

Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center

Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center, in the heart of West Virginia’s beautiful Canaan Valley Resort State Park, looks a lot like a chalet you might encounter while skiing in the Swiss Alps, doesn’t it!    Well, while it might not be in the Alps, it’s in the Allegheny Mountains, and many people believe the Alleghenies are as beautiful as any mountain you’d find in Europe or anywhere else!

Heidi would be right at home here.  The skiing is magnificent, and the views even more so!

Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center can handle a large gathering – up to 900 attendees can be comfortably accommodated here.  No matter what kind of rooms – large or small – that you need for your convention/conference/retreat/trade show, etc, this venue can handle it.  With an assortment of floor plans, from theater-style to classroom to small group, etc, Canaan Valley’s got your number.

I am of the belief that the best conference venue is one that is also a hotel, so your attendees will have the luxury and convenience of having it all in one place.  Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center has 250 guest rooms or suites, enough to give all of your attendees a good night’s rest.  Breakfast?  Lunch?  Dinner?   This venue can accommodate your attendees’ stomachs, too!

Your guests won’t have to leave Fido or Fluffy at home alone, either.  Small pets are welcome at Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center.

There are also 23 private cabins and cottages at Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center!

Oh, and I mustn’t forget to mention the free high-speed internet access. . . .

Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center is on Flickr; check us out and see why people love us so!  To see us in motion, check our YouTube videos! We’re on Facebook, too!

Canaan Valley is the highest mountain valley east of the Rocky Mountains, with a base elevation of 3,100 feet, but it’s situated on a plateau, which makes it ideal for skiing and golf.

To make your convention/conference/trade show/retreat/large group reservation, contact Alicia Lewis in Group Sales, at 304-866-4121, ext. 2686, or fill out the online request form.

For more information, please feel free to download Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center’s free brochure.

Canaan Valley Resort and Conference Center

HC 70, Box 330, Davis, WV 26260
1 800-622-4121 | 1 304-866-4121
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Jekyll Island Convention Center in the Golden Isles of Georgia

Jekyll Island is one of the best-kept secrets of the southern coast!  So beautiful that these islands are called The Golden Isles, your e, convention, trade show, corporate retreat, meeting, reception, or any other kind of gather imaginable will be well-attended and always remembered.  I would also bet that most of your attendees will return to Jekyll Island on their own as soon as they possibly can.

Located at 1 North Beachview Dr., Jekyll Island, GA 31527, the convention center is easy to find; the drive itself is one of the most memorable and beautiful things your people will ever do, in fact.

Planning your gathering is easy here; there are 55,000 square feet of space within a complex of buildings. All in all, there are three large convention halls, thirteen breakout rooms, all in one way or another connected. Don’t worry about your attendees having to go out into the rain to get from one building to another, either; the buildings are all connected or adjoined.

As for food, the Jekyll Island Convention Center has whatever you want.  If you want a simple fare, they’ve got burgers and beach barbecues.  If you want a black tie, eight course dinner, they’ve got that, too, and everything in between!

There are fantastic hotels on the islands, but the convention center itself has 1,500 guest rooms, which will surely take care of most of your attendees.

Why not call now, and reserve a spot for your convention?  (888) 413-9127

The New England Center of New Hampshire

I love it when a conference is held in a venue that is both hotel and convention center!  It’s so much handier to have everything in the same area.  When the venue and the hotel are far apart, attendees have to carry their swag and even their luggage around with them, which discourages people from even wanting more swag.  This is not a popular attitude with trade show booth proprieters; they’re counting on people taking their samples and remembering their company’s name by looking at those same samples all year long.  Separate venues for the hotel and conference are just plain inconvenient and annoying.

But, when the venue can accommodate both the conference AND the attendees’ rooms, it’s much more popular!  The swag bag gets full?  We just carry it upstairs and come right back down again.  Spill something on your shirt?  Just excuse yourself and run up to your room and change; you’ll be back at the conference in minutes.

New Hampshire’s New England Center is both hotel and venue, and both facets are nestled right on the campus of the University of New Hampshire in Durham, and a lovely campus it is, too.  When you hold your convention, conference, trade show, retreat, meeting, flea market, etc, at this venue, you’ll bask in the collegiate atmosphere while remaining apart from it; in other words, it’s the best of both worlds!

The New England Center is located at 15 Strafford Avenue, Durham, NH 03824. Phone number is: 1-603-862-2801. The convention center number is: 1-800-909-6931.

Whether your conference is large or small, The New England Center’s 12,00 square feet of adaptable meeting space  can accommodate your program.  The center also has several meeting “specials” at incredible prices.

Hungry?  The New England Convention Center’s Acorns Restaurant can take care of you there.  Located right in the center, you’ll be able to satisfy your hunger with fantastic food and never have to leave the venue!

Concerned about sustainability?  New Hampshire’s New England Convention Center is, too.  In fact, it was one of eleven universities nationwide to receive a top score in the sustainability rating system.

Oh, and after your meetings are over for the day, just look at what the convention center’s locale can offer you!

The Conference Center at NorthPointe in Columbus, Ohio

The Conference Center at NorthPointe is located just 10 minutes from Columbus, Ohio. Nestled in a village-like setting of Georgian architecture and cobblestone streets, our full service IACC approved meeting center features 40 meeting and breakout rooms, an elegant 6,000 square foot ballroom, 120 hotel rooms, the latest in advanced audiovisual technology and professional conference services, a private conference dining room and an on-site pub. Purpose designed and constructed, The Conference Center at NorthPointe was built based on extensive input from meeting professionals and conforms to the high standards of the International Association of Conference Centers.

Our meeting and breakout rooms will suit your every need from business meetings, to corporate training sessions, to board retreats. NorthPointe Conference Center dining options are as diverse as they are outstanding in taste and presentation. Each of our hotel guest rooms and suites feature pillow-top beds and high speed Internet access. For the active set, guests may enjoy our fitness center, full size gymnasium and outdoor swimming pool, all located on meticulously landscaped grounds overlooking a picturesque two-acre pond.

9243 Columbus Pike
Lewis Center, Oh 43035

TEL: 866.233.9393
FAX: 614.880.4167

Directly from the Sodexo website:

Property Type: Nestled in a village-like setting of Georgian architecture and cobblestone streets a perfect environment for world-class learning and enjoyment.

Open to Public: Yes

Conference Center Location: Conveniently located on the north side of Columbus, in the new and exciting Polaris area, a short distance from Port Columbus International airport.

Meeting Facilities: Featuring 40 meeting rooms with over 35,000 square feet of meeting space including an elegant Grand ballroom. Each room has ergonomic furnishings and individual climate controls and oversized windows provide an abundance of natural light

Complete Meeting Package (CMP): Yes

Overnight Accommodations: 120 well appointed rooms with first class amenities such as luxury pillow-top beds, high-speed Internet, refrigerators, microwaves, coffee maker with in room coffee and tea service.

Conference Facility Amenities: The property offers fully equipped fitness facilities, instructor-led group exercise classes, a full-size gymnasium, a swimming pool, an on-site pub, a theatre room, and adjacent world class golf. Or enjoy the outdoors with a walk by the picturesque pond.

Meeting Room Technology: NorthPointe features integrated multimedia technology, wireless and hard-wired HSIA, a full-service business center, a Conference Concierge and on-site media technicians.

Food & Beverage Service: Providing innovative and creative menu selections in the private conference dining room prepared by award winning chefs. The Conference Center at NorthPointe promises exemplary culinary creations and exciting themes for team building activities or social functions.

Contact Information

9243 Columbus Pike
Lewis Center, Oh 43035

TEL: 866.233.9393
FAX: 614.880.4167

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