Black Meetings and Tourism

March/April 2012

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SITE REVIEW HYATT REGENCY PIER SIXTY SIX By CHERAy O'NEAL H yatt Regency Pier Sixty Six resort was created with a mission; authentic hospitality, beautiful accommoda- tions and affordable pricing. Purchased by Phillips Petroleum,hence the 66, the property is considered an architectural and engineeringmasterpiece. Located in the heart of Fort Lauderdale, minutes from Fort Lauderdale/-Hollywood air- port and within walking distance of the greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention centermakes theHyatt the ultimate choice and prize. Meeting planners will be amazed at the con- venience in making your meeting the ultimate experience. This resort offers 380 tropical-style rooms with cherry- wood furnishings including eight suites/parlors, 185 kings/queens, 187 double/doubles, and 305 non-smoking rooms. Each room has a furnished bal- cony with views of the 127-slip marina, the ocean, the hotel's landscaped gardens, or the Intracoastal Waterway.The 17-story tower offers panoramic views of the city or ocean. Rooms include 26" color TVs with remote, and on com- mand movies, iPod docking stations, video guest check out and complimentarywireless Internet access.Private bathrooms include telephones. Amenities range from balcony to ocean, garden to courtyard views. In room safes, complimentary weekday newspa- per and daily housekeeping. This resort also features a marina that occupies 22 waterfront acres just a bridge crossing away fromFort Lauderdale shops and restaurants and 3 blocks fromthe beach, 3 poolswith awaterfall, a 40-person spa tub, a water-activities center, and fitness center. Dining opportunities boast well here. Pier Top Lounge - Top- of-the-tower, 17th-story revolving lounge offering panoramic views of ocean and overstuffed leather seating. Open nightly for appetizers, cocktails. Grille 66 - Located apart from the hotel's main building and overlooking the marina. Fine dining featuring local seafood. Mariner'sGrille - Breakfast (buffet and a la carte), 38 lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch. Dinner menu of seafood, pastas, steak. . Poolside Bar and Grill - Poolside sandwiches, salads, burgers, tropical drinks. Raised deck with bar seating and terrace seating at umbrella tables. Live music Saturday afternoons. And finally the Pelican Bar and Grill – Casual hangout at the end of pier overlooking IntracoastalWaterway. Whether you're planning an intimate boardroom meeting or huge corporate event, Hyatt Regency has it all. From the 7,500-sq. ft. Crystal Ballroom and 5,900- sq. ft. Panorama Ballroom, to the 3,000-sq. ft. Pier Top, with 360 degree view of skyline and coastline, and a host of smaller function spaces, all meeting rooms are fully equipped with high speed internet access, and top of the crop in house audio visual and catering services. If adventure is your thing a public "water bus" trans- porting pas- s e n g e r s around Fort Lauderdale's wa t e rwa y s stops at the hotel's mari- na. The water- bus operates morning to after mid- night. For all you health and leisure buffs there's an aquatic center recog- nized as the world leader in water excursions as well as the Grande Oaks Golf Club resort course designed by Raymond Floyd, located 10 miles from the Hyatt Regency. I would be remiss not to mention The Floridian Princess Yacht, and it's opportunity to offer delicious food, grand ambiance, and a great alternative for a meeting or end of the trip event. If you feel the need to step off the premise and spa is your choice, try The Marriott Harbor Beach and Spa, top of the line service and environment. Included are outdoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi, steam, sauna, whirlpool, and overall tranquil oasis. The Hyatt Regency Sixty-six is the only domestic escape that fuses affordability, leisure, productivity and beauty. Isn't it time for a trip For more information contact Sarah Summy at (954) 525-6666 or e-mail her at sarah.summy@- Black Meetings & Tourism March/April 2012:

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