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April 12, 2011

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It is ALHI’s distinct pleasure to introduce our newest member to our portfolio, The Grove Park Inn Resort & Spa. Built in 1913 with granite stones mined from Sunset Mountain, the resort overlooks the city of Asheville, N.C., and provides majestic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Grove Park Inn

Learn more about The Grove Park Inn & Spa.

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Kiawah Island Golf Resort provides exceptional facilities unmatched with any other East Coast Conference Center.
30,000 sq. ft. distraction-free meeting space in beautiful surroundings, plus five golf courses, tennis and 10-mile beach.  Special rates and incentives make this the year to take advantage of this premier destination, minutes from Charleston.

Kiawah Boardroom

Learn more about Kiawah Island Golf Resort.

Wyndham VA Beach Logo

The “only thing the Wyndham overlooks is the Atlantic Ocean” is what most planners say about our meeting staff and so will you when you book the Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront for a meeting or team building event.  

Our location directly on the beach is a perfect venue for your event from a banquet or meeting, to a team sport on the beach, the Wyndham cannot be beat! 

Wyndham Virginia Beach

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Wyndham Virginia Beach Oceanfront.

Save the Date

Mexico Showcase

Mexico Showcase & Travel Expo
Cancun, Mexico
April 28 - May 1, 2011

Register for the Mexico Showcase & Travel Expo.

Springtime 2011

ASAE SpringtimeTM Expo
Walter E. Washington Convention Center
Washington, DC
April 28, 2011

Register for the SpringtimeTM Expo.

IMEX Frankfurt

IMEX Frankfurt
Frankfurt, Germany
May 24-26, 2011

Register for IMEX Frankfurt.
  Spotlight On: A Refreshing Blend of Modern Elegance
Hilton Alexandria Mark CenterLocated in the West End of Historic Alexandria, Virginia, the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center hotel offers a refreshing blend of modern elegance, attentive service and rewarding hospitality.

Within sight of Washington, DC monuments and attractions, our stylish Alexandria hotel puts you near quaint waterfront galleries and shops in Old Town Alexandria, VA.

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  Feature Focus: How to Plan a Team Building Event Everyone Will Enjoy
Team Building

Ahh, team building. These two words produce feelings of dread in many employees and bring up images of ropes courses and awkward renditions of Kumbaya around a fire pit.

Back when I lived in San Francisco, I worked for a company that was obsessed with team building. Instead of going to a ropes course, we went to a climbing gym. 

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   Stellar Buzz: News Briefs from Our Members - Be in the Know

The Kalahari Resort in Sandusky, Ohio has broken ground on a $22 million expansion that will more than double the size of its convention center.  Continue Kalahari Expansion article...

Congratulations to the Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona for receiving the Platinum Choice Award by Smart Meetings Magazine.  Continue Talking Stick award article...  

Business Slang for People in the Know

ob-fun n: obligatory fun, usually in the form of corporate teambuilding exercises or training sessions. 

Hoo boy!  This team obstacle course challenge is just about more obfun than I can stand!
-Courtesy of The Little Hiptionary

   Solar e-Clip: Strong Turnout for IMEX in Frankfurt in 2011 
IMEX Frankfurt

Another strong showing from the hotel sector, continued expansion of the hosted buyer programme and excellent exhibitor interest, including several new exhibitors, will combine to make this year’s IMEX in Frankfurt another must-attend event on May 24 -26.  Continue IMEX Frankfurt article...

   Winner’s Circle: Win a Trip to the Kimpton Hotel of Your Choice
Predict the Future of Meeting Planning

Enter the Refer a Meeting Professional Contest, sponsored by Kimpton Hotels and Continental Airlines

Predict the Future of Meeting Planning and win a trip to Cancun, courtesy of the Five Diamond JW Marriott Cancun and Continental Airlines.  Check out the fascinating predictions while you are submitting your own!


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