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Supplier Spotlight - Charlotte Harbor Visitor & Convention Bureau

CHGI Florida Black OverWhite 275x120Just about 100 miles south of the hustle and bustle of the Tampa area, there’s a place where life moves a little slower. Here you can find 219 miles of natural, pristine shoreline. Colorful shells adorn white sands that end in beautiful blue gulf waters. Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands of Florida are comprised of four island communities, each with something different to offer residents and visitors alike. Visit historic Punta Gorda, Englewood or Port Charlotte. For a quaint and secluded get away Don Pedro Island or Littler Gasparilla Island are waiting for you. Nature rules here with over 270 square miles of protected marine estuary, the Peace and Myakka rivers run wild to create one of the most beautiful coast landscapes in Florida.

There’s something to entertain everyone in Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands. While most known to be a nature lover’s paradise, there’s plenty entertainment for the culture enthusiasts, the shoppers, the foodies and the athletes. The Gulf Islands boast and eclectic mix of dining spots from seafood shacks and quaint cafes, to waterfront restaurants and fine dining. The culture hungry will enjoy the numerous art galleries, festivals and exhibits coupled with symphonies and theatrical productions. Shopping abounds with something for everyone’s style and athletes can golf one of the Gulf Island’s 16 beautiful courses or catch a spring training baseball game. To learn more about Charlotte Harbor and the Gulf Islands visit charlotteharbortravel.com or connect with them on Facebook, Twitter and Youtube.

Supplier Spotlight - ITM Mobile

ITMmobileITM Mobile is one of the leading developers of event/meeting apps for mobile devices. With the first ever event app launched in 2009, co-founders Ita Grossman and Thomas Hallin have expanded their company to create not only event apps, but apps for meetings, destinations, hotels/venues and promotional campaign apps. ITM Mobile takes the latest technology and makes it simple to use and understand. You can choose to build your own app, or if you so prefer an ITM Mobile team is there to help you when you need it. With over ten years of experience with technology you know you’re in good hands when you have the ITM Mobile team behind your app. So whether you’re hosting a meeting, event, expo or tradeshow, get your staff and your attendees even more connected and involved, talk to the specialists at ITM Mobile. They’ll get you set up with the perfect app for your next event.

ITM Mobile has done a fantastic job with our Tradeshow app, and we can't wait to release it to the public mid-March!


Supplier Spotlight - The Shores Resort and Spa

When you’re planning your next vacation, meeting or event, take to the beaches of sunny Florida at The Shores Resort and Spa in Daytona Beach Shores. As the only AAA Four-Diamond luxury resort in Daytona Beach, The Shores is in a league of its own providing a fresh new spin on beach front luxury. Dine beachside at Azure restaurant or indulge your senses and find total mind and body relaxation at the Indulge Spa. Bum it out on the beach or cool down with a drink from the tiki bar in your poolside cabana. All rooms are fully equipped for your ultimate R&R experience with feather-top beds, flat screen TV’s, room service, spacious bathrooms with marble showers and most importantly, stunning ocean views. Stay in the lap of luxury and feel good about it as well, because The Shores is an environmentally conscious and friendly Resort.

Who says work and play can’t mix? When you plan your next business meeting or event at The Shores you get the ease and efficiency of fully equipped hotel meeting rooms and staff, with the beauty and relaxation only a beachfront resort could offer. Boasting over 20,000 sq. ft. of meeting space The Shores has rooms of various sizes and uses to fit any of your meeting needs. Host an event in one of the Cloud Level meeting facilities, offering your attendees beautiful panoramic views of the ocean and the Intracoastal Waterway. Every room is equipped with wireless internet access, AV services and an on-site assistance staff. Make your next meeting or event more like a vacation when you host it at The Shores Resort and Spa. Make your reservations online at www.shoresresort.com or over the phone at 866.934.7467.

Supplier Spotlight - Hyatt Place Tampa/Busch Gardens

Hyatt-placeGet in the middle of everything Tampa has to offer at Hyatt Place Tampa/Busch Gardens. Literally minutes away from anywhere you need to go in Tampa including exciting destinations such as Busch Gardens, Museum of Science and Industry, Tampa Bay and Tropicana Field, your next meeting or event will feel like a vacation. That is if you don’t end up making this a vacation destination after all. With 1200 square feet of flexible meeting space Hyatt Place Tampa is perfect for small meetings and events. Hyatt Place Tampa is fully equipped for your next meeting with complimentary wifi throughout the hotel, and a meeting host who will ensure that your next meeting or event runs smoothly and efficiently.

When you’re not in your meeting or out exploring the Tampa area get cozy in your room at Hyatt Place Tampa. Comfort and convenience are top priorities and guests will find it in each and every room. From the plush beds, 42 inch flat screen TV’s, Cozy Corner sleeper sofas to a state-of-the-art work space, guests will find everything they need is right at their fingertips. Order room service any time day or night or visit the 24 hour fitness center so you can stay on track with that New Year’s resolution. Hyatt Place Tampa/Busch Gardens is the perfect place for your next meeting or vacation. Don’t pass it up! Visit tampabuschgardens.place.hyatt.com to make your reservation, or visit their Facebook for more information!

Supplier Spotlight - DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown

If you’re not too keen on staying out by the attractions and dealing with the throngs of traffic and tourists, but you still want the Orlando experience, the DoubleTree Orlando Downtown is the place for your next meeting or event. Overlooking beautiful Lake Ivanhoe in Downtown Orlando, the DoubleTree has everything you need to plan a successful event, in a fun and relaxed environment; with capacity for up to 1000 attendees, DoubleTree Orlando Downtown has many meeting spaces to choose from making it an ideal location for small meetings or corporate events.

Enjoy your stay at the DoubleTree Orlando Downtown in one of their standard guest rooms with free WiFi, flat screen TVs, desk space, and laptop safes. If you’re bringing the family along or just prefer a larger space, stay in one of the suites. Each suite has beautiful views of the Downtown Orlando skyline, Lake Ivanhoe, or Lake Highland. Suites are built to entertain with living room parlors featuring leather sofas, dining room tables, a wet bar and refrigerators. Dine at the breakfast buffet or get a taste of Italy at Sixty South Restaurant and Bar. If you don’t feel like leaving your room order room service or if you’ve found the perfect sun spot by the pool, the food will come to you! Within driving distance to all major Central Florida attractions and minutes from Downtown night life, shopping, and dining, DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown is the place to go for your next business meeting or event!

DoubleTree by Hilton Orlando Downtown
60 South Ivanhoe Blvd
Orlando, FL 32804
(407) 425-4455