Q&A with Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel GM

Q&A with Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel GM

  • Posted on 01/27/2015

A Few Minutes with Fred Sawyers, General Manager, Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel on the new $125-million renovation.

Q: What can we expect with the new renovation?
A: We are undergoing a multi-phase, multi-year, $125 million redesign that will transform every guest room in the 758-room Swan Hotel and the 1,509-room Dolphin ...

Winter Park: Where Culture and Culinary Delights Collide

Winter Park: Where Culture and Culinary Delights Collide

  • Posted on 01/14/2015

 If you're hoping to take a break from the long lines and crowds, take a detour to Winter Park, an urban oasis. Known for its cobble stone paved streets and renowned people watching, this peaceful slice of the city offers an escape from the hustle and bustle of the theme parks.

One of the ...

Unique Venues for Meetings in Orlando

Unique Venues for Meetings in Orlando

  • Posted on 01/08/2015

East End Market- The East End Market is well known for housing 10 local, independently owned food enterprises. However, a hidden gem for unique private events lies in the open second story space, The Audubon Park Exchange (APEX). The venue offers a spacious floor plan with rustic décor featuring vintage chandeliers and reclaimed barn ...

Play with a Purpose in Orlando Creates Recess-Style Teambuilding Activities for Adults

Play with a Purpose in Orlando Creates Recess-Style Teambuilding Activities for Adults

  • Posted on 12/17/2014

Orlando is seen by many as a playground for families, but Play with a Purpose declares that it is the place for businesspeople to let loose, too. Play with a Purpose puts together teambuilding exercises for corporate conventions and makes events successful in a fun, hilarious and creative way. 
Play with a Purpose specializes in ...

How Events at Orlando’s Famed Attractions Can Boost Meeting Attendance

How Events at Orlando’s Famed Attractions Can Boost Meeting Attendance

  • Posted on 12/04/2014

Well-known speakers, top notch education, and unique networking opportunities all contribute to attendance at your meeting or convention. However, events with the highest attendance are one-of-a-kind events at theme parks; ones attendees could never duplicate on their own.

Universal Orlando Resort features two amazing theme parks-Universal Studios Florida and Universal's Islands of Adventure-and the ...

Orlando Restaurants Served More Awards

Orlando Restaurants Served More Awards

  • Posted on 11/25/2014

Orlando restaurants have been racking up recognition with recent awards and accolades. Orlando continues to grow its dining scene and is impressing foodies worldwide. The city has been dubbed an impressive dining destination with excellent value, validated by Orlando being recognized by Zagat as an up-and-coming foodie destination by releasing the Orlando Zagat Guide. This ...

Highball & Harvest Brings Modern Twist to Southern Cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando

Highball & Harvest Brings Modern Twist to Southern Cuisine at The Ritz-Carlton Orlando

  • Posted on 11/02/2014

The opening of Highball & Harvest with its oyster bar, table of pimento cheese spread, smoked fish spread and pickled vegetables and a dessert table with warm donuts accompanied by Nutella-filled "paint tubes" was pretty eclectic for a Ritz-Carlton.

And that's the way Highball & Harvest's Chef de Cuisine Mark Jeffers wanted it. "We are ...

Orlando Meeting Planner Q&A

Orlando Meeting Planner Q&A

  • Posted on 10/02/2014

Rev. Kevin D. Brooks, Agent of Record, Church of God International Offices, Cleveland, Tenn. The Church of God has held its General Assembly here in Orlando in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Q. What most impresses you about Orlando?
A. It's embarrassing how much I'm a fan of Orlando, but from the minute we ...

Orlando Hotels Add More Meeting Space

Orlando Hotels Add More Meeting Space

  • Posted on 10/02/2014

The opening of two new hotels in Orlando not only added guest rooms-but added meeting space as well. The Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort, which opened in August, offers 37,750 sq. ft. of meeting and event space in an unparalleled lakeside setting. With eight meeting rooms plus two event lawns ...

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant Debuts on I-Drive

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant Debuts on I-Drive

  • Posted on 09/24/2014

There's a new addition to the Orlando wine and dine scene on International Drive. Cooper's Hawk Winery and Restaurant opened its doors on September 15 directly neighboring the Wyndham Orlando Resort International Drive.

Cooper's Hawk offers 50 regular varietals of wine as well as a banquet menu offering an assortment of packages ...