Black Meetings and Tourism

Nov/Dec 2010

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SITE REVIEW# 2 COOL WEST COAST MEETING DESTINATION BY CHERAY O’ NEIL S an Jose drips coolnesswith a perfect flair of city swing, laced with accommodating business necessities; lucky for you business planners, The Fairmont Hotel does the same. Luxurious, extra-ordinary, convenient, all describe The Fairmont experience. An impressive 731 non-smoking deluxe guests rooms and 74 suites sits in the 20 story two-towermasterpiece. Catering to the well-traveled business professional and everyday people alike, you will enjoy the many amenities it provides. Hi speed Internet, modern marble bathrooms, separate shower/bathtubs, easy chairs, parlors, computer data ports, cordless telephones and a working desk allows for easy access and small meetings in the comforts of your private boudoir. The business center also offers full service shipping, office supplies, equipment rentals and all available 24 hours of the day. On premise,22meeting roomswith the capacity ranging from 30 to 3,200 clients is ideal. The rooms are elegant, efficient, full of character and style, and stacked with all your business essentials. If assistance in planning is needed, a personal staff assistant is graciously provided. cocktails are finelymixed to the Pagoda Restaurant, a delicious array of Chinese cuisine. If all American is your thing, Fountain Restaurant is your calling card. And finally, another option is The Grill on the Alley, easily reflecting the spirit of a New York grill serving great portions of steaks, seafood and pasta, along with a grand wine list. Fairmont Hotels and Resorts is the largest Luxury Hotel Company in North America; Memories, values, comfort all describe the San Jose Fairmont perfectly. If you need to leave the premis- es and honestly I wouldn’t know why, a short drive will take you to 30 wineries, particularly The Testarosa, David Bruce and The Mountain Winery are to die for. I witnessed Mr. Smokey Robinson performing and was floored. The famous Monterey Peninsula golf courses are a great fun outlet of adventure and release. Speaking of which, Air Ventures Inc, provide a once in a lifetime chance to fly in an Airship and a great way to view the city from above. If staying grounded is your thing, try a tour around downtown on a Segway If history or museums suit you, visit the Winchester Mystery house; remember the famous saying “door to no where,” the museum of art and the Tec muse- um of innovation are right outside of the Fairmont. If collecting souvenirs visit Santana Row, everything from the farmer’s market, high end shopping or San Jose unique tourist trinkets are right there. On site Virgin Limousine services provides excel- lent on time traveling to and from the hassle free airport. There are plenty of special events/hap- penings in the area all year round. San Jose is a one-stop business planner’s fanta- sy; where dreams are made real. Who would have ever thought luxury and affordability could meet convenience and personal attention in one place so uniquely? The all time best personnel You can’t have all business and no play,and Fairmont provides loads to tantalize the senses. TovaDay spa and the fitness center playmajor roles. Relax, breathe and renew are best described as the spa’s mantra. This spa offers a complete menu, everything from signature European facials to an intoxicating body treat- ment; and everything in between (sauna/steam) to erase the wor- ries of the day. The Fitness center is equipped with the latest machines and an outdoor pool so intimate, you’d think you were in you’re own backyard. For dining pleasure,The Fairmont runs the gamete fromThe Lobby Lounge, where samples of over 500 66 rep for San Jose is none other than Mr. Marshall Jones. He welcomes with a smile and a contagious positive attitude, ready and willing to make sure all your needs are met. He is the magic man and with two snaps all your impossibilities become possible. San Jose Fairmont is the only choice for success and you will have to experience it for yourself to believe. For more information contact Jones, director of Sales and Marketing, at (408) 998-3907 Black Meetings & Tourism November/December 2010:

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