Black Meetings and Tourism

September/October 2010

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HOTEL HAPPENINGS INTRODUCING THE GRAND BALLROOM AND MEETING SPACE AT DISNEY RESORTS SCORE TOP SPOT IN HOSPITALITY SURVEY Apool of 35,000 surveyed customers awardedWaltDisney Resorts the highest rating in the hotel upper upscale category. The results are from the Market Metrix Hospitality Index, the largest and most in-depth measure of hospitality company performance available today. For the first quarter of 2010,Disney received an 89.7 numerical rating out of 100 points in the hotel category. “Taking the survey’s top spot is a testament to our world-class facilities, remarkable attention to detail and knowledgeable Cast Members, all of which sets us well above the rest in the meetings industry,” said George Aguel, senior vice president for Disney Destinations. “The impeccable serv- ices and accommodations Disney offers make way for one-of-a-kind experiences for meeting attendees, conventioneers and other business professionals.That’s what makes us uniquely Disney.” EXPERIENCE THE NEW PULSE OF MIAMI TEMPO MIAMI, A ROCKRESORT, OPENS SOON WITH SIZZLING EXCLUSIVE SUMMER RATE Perfectly situated at the crossroads ofMiamiBeach and the colorfulArts andEntertainmentDistrict, the newTempoMiami announces its summer 2010 opening as a RockResort. Located in the soaring 67-story Marquis Residences overlooking Biscayne Bay,TempoMiami features 56 luxurious guest rooms and suites with floor-to-ceiling windows.The resort will host a grand opening celebration this fall.To celebrate its opening,TempoMiami unveils a “Summer Exclusive” rate, inviting travel- ers to experience its chic sophistication,dynamic atmosphere,and the opening of itsRockResorts Spa®and restaurant,Amuse. Available now through November 16, 2010, the incredible “Summer Exclusive” rate starts at just $134 per night, based on double occupancy with a minimum stay of three nights.Offer valid for a standard King room, which features sweeping bay views.Tax and resort fee not included. Subject to availability and blackout dates apply. TempoMiami’s gourmet restaurant,Amuse,will provide a sleek and fashionable daytime setting for those seeking fla- vorful, innovative cuisine,and an enticing option for evening entertainment. As overseen by Executive Chef Emanuel Zarlenga,Amuse will reflect the creativity and artistry of its surroundings, featuring one-of-a-kind small plates that high- light the freshest ingredients. Guestswill also be able to take advantage of an 8,000-sq. ft.RockResortsSpa,a rooftopinfinity-edge sunrise swimspa and lagoon-style swimming pool. The signature RockResorts Spa will offer a full range of indigenous treat- ments,massages and facials, body wraps and hydrotherapy. The fitness center will include a strength training roomwith the latest equipment, a cardio room with state-of-the-art machines, and yoga and Spinning studio. TempoMiami’s 56 accommodations, from450 up to 1,000 sq. ft., range fromstylish guest rooms to lavish suites to ultra-lux- urious four-bedroompenthouses. Each features elegant furnishings,modern décor, silver,white and gray color palettes,and the highest-qualitymaterials, such as exotic naturalwoods, textured stone and stainless steel fixtures.Guestswill enjoy grand entry foyers, five-fixture bathrooms with glass-enclosed showers and freestanding soaking tubs with views of Biscayne Bay, 42-inch flat-screenHDTVs, free high-speed wireless Internet access,walk-in closets and iPod docking stations. Ideally located in the dynamic urban community of ParkWest,TempoMiami is just two blocks from the new state-of-the- artAdrienneArsht Center for the PerformingArts, offering the finest in opera, ballet, symphonies, theater and contemporary dance.The resort is adjacent to the culturally richMuseumPark andAmericanAirlinesArena,home of theMiamiHeatNBA basketball teamand numerous live concerts, theater productions and family-friendly events. Formore informationaboutTempoMiami, including reservations,please visitTEMPOMIAMI.comor call (866) 513-ROCK (7625). Follow RockResorts, Vail Resorts and Tempo Miami on Twitter: @RockResorts, @RockResortsNEWS, @VailResortsNEWS and @TempoMiami or Facebook: and TempoMiami. 14 Black Meetings & Tourism September/October 2010:

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