Great Places to Meet

Feb 01, 2003
By Pharmaceutical Executive Editors

Aberdeen Woods Conference Center

201 Aberdeen Parkway

Peachtree City, GA 30269

Tel +1 (770) 487 3029

Fax +1 (770) 631 4096

[email protected]

There are places that have the power to influence a personís point of view. Places that inspire people to reach new heights of personal success and achievement. Where people are completely comfortable working and learning collaboratively as they focus on a shared objective. Where great ideas are nurtured, and it all comes together as effortlessly as it does naturally.

Aberdeen Woods Conference Center, located in Peachtree City, Georgia, just 25 miles south of Atlanta's Hartsfield International Airport, is one such place. With affordably priced all-inclusive meeting packages, its distraction-free environment creates the ideal setting for meetings, conferences, teleconferencing, and training.

Our professional staff is on site to ensure your meeting exceeds expectations. From conference managers to banquet staff, everyone is dedicated to providing the level of service our clients expect.

Aberdeen Woods Conference Center is a favorite site for corporate meetings, retreats, and events. Contact the sales office for more information at +1 (770) 487 3029 or visit our website at www.

ACE Center

Ridge Pike and Manor Road

Lafayette Hill, PA 19444

Tel +1 (610) 825 8000

Tel +1 (800) 523 3000

Fax +1 (610) 940 4343

[email protected]

Guest rooms: 120

Meeting rooms: 38

Total meeting space: 17,200 sq. ft.

Closest airport: Philadelphia International, 24 miles

  •  Business center
  •  Complete meeting package
  •  Helipad
  •  2 bars/lounges
  •  Indoor pool with whirlpool
  •  4 outdoor tennis courts
  •  Fitness center, racquetball courts
  •  Game room
  •  Locker rooms with sauna and steam
  •  Volleyball, basketball, wallyball
  •  New 18-hole Gary Player championship golf course (opens mid-2003)
  •  Complimentary parking

ACE Center (formerly Eagle Lodge) provides the optimal combination of setting, facilities, and services to ensure productive and successful business meetings, management development and training programs, executive retreats, and customer entertainment events.

ACE Centerís 38 dedicated meeting rooms feature ergonomic furnishings and built-in technologies and can accommodate groups from 2 to 250. Spacious and comfortable guest rooms, exceptional dining options, and extensive recreational opportunities offer respite from intense meetings.

Service excellence is the primary focus of ACE Centerís staff. Professional conference planners and service staff handle every detail, and our complete meeting package makes budgeting easy.

An IACC member, ACE Center is ideally located on 311 acres midway between Philadelphia and Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, with access by car, train, and air. Thereís even a helipad on site.

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences

39000 Bob Hope Drive

Rancho Mirage, CA 92270-3298

Tel +1 (760) 773 4500

Fax +1 (760) 773 4513

Nancy Volk, [email protected]

Guest rooms: 5 major hotels within a five-mile radius

Meeting rooms: 6

Total meeting space: 19,124 sq. ft.

Closest airport: Palm Springs International, 10 miles, 20 mins.

  •  485-seat amphitheater-style auditorium
  •  Five breakout rooms seating 35-110
  •  Elegant rotunda with permanent art collection perfect for breaks and receptions
  •  On-site webcasting, satellite, and audio-visual services
  •  Accredited provider of continuing education for most healthcare professionals

The Annenberg Center is a unique facility situated on the Eisenhower Medical Center campus. The center offers the kind of academic setting that is so important in todayís regulatory environment. Our staff provides complete meeting management services from the invitation process through on-site operation. Nestled in the Palm Springs desert resort community, the center is minutes from top-rated resorts and golf courses, hiking, tennis, world-class spas, and shopping.

Cheyenne Mountain Resort

3225 Broadmoor Valley Road

Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Tel +1 (719) 538 4000

Tel +1 (800) 588 6531

Fax +1 (719) 540 5779

Mark Ansteth, director of sales and marketing

[email protected]

Guest rooms: 316

Meeting rooms: 38

Total meeting space: 40,000 sq. ft. for up to 600 people

Closest airport: Colorado Springs, 11 miles

  •  Complete meeting packages available.
  •  2 restaurants on site
  •  1 bar/lounge on site
  •  State-of-the-art business center
  •  Fitness center, racquet sports
  •  1 indoor, 3 outdoor pools
  •  18-hole championship Pete Dye-designed golf course
  •  6 indoor, 12 outdoor tennis courts
  •  35-acre lake offering boating and fishing

Set in the Colorado Rockies, the Cheyenne Mountain Resort is a self-contained facility featuring 316 guest rooms with balconies, 40,000 square feet of dedicated meeting space, an enhanced Media and Business Center, and a highly professional staff. For meetings of the more social variety, an 18-hole championship Pete Dye golf course, four swimming pools, racquet sports, and a 35-acre lake surround the property. For more information on how to elevate your meetings, contact us today.

Georgian Terrace Hotel

659 Peachtree Street, N.E.

Atlanta, GA 30308

Tel +1 (404) 897 1991

Fax +1 (404) 724 9116

Alex White, [email protected]

Guest rooms: 319

Meeting rooms: 12

Total meeting space: 16,000 sq. ft.

Closest airport: Hartsfield International, 20 minutes

  •  Complete meeting package
  •  Business center
  •  Savoy Bar & Grill
  •  Glass-enclosed health club on the 19th floor
  •  Junior-Olympic rooftop pool

Since 1911, the Georgian Terrace Hotel has been the venue of choice for Atlantaís most prestigious events, including hosting the world premiere reception for Gone with the Wind in 1939. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the hotel has linked its storied past with more than $10 million in recent renovations. It features the addition of the cityís most prestigious conference center offering the latest technology, 16,000 square feet of elegant function space, and a world-class staff to assist with both business meetings and special events. The Georgian Terrace Hotel: Historic, yet ahead of its time.

The MARK of the Quad Cities

1201 River Drive

Moline, IL 61265

Tel +1(309) 277 1334

Fax +1(309) 277 1385

Kris Ratigan, [email protected]

Guest rooms at the Radisson on John Deere Commons: 163

Meeting rooms: 8

Largest meeting space: 10,203 sq ft

Closest airport: Quad City International, 5 minutes

The MARK of the Quad Cities is located along the Mississippi River on the John Deere Commons in Moline, Illinois. Its 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting space create an ideal atmosphere for functions of 10 to 500 people.

The MARK's experienced meeting specialists will ensure your event is a great success. Our award winning chef and banquet professionals will delight your guests with creative presentations and outstanding cuisine.

Adjacent to the MARK is the Radisson on John Deere Commons. All sleeping rooms feature hair dryers, coffee makers, iron/boards, two telephones and dedicated dataport lines. The hotelís indoor pool and spa area, TGI Fridayís restaurant, and deluxe continental breakfast add to your enjoyable stay.

Renaissance Convention Center Hotel

10 N. Broadway

Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Tel +1 (405) 228 8000

Fax +1 (405) 228 8080

Millie Craddick, [email protected]

Guest rooms: 311

Cox Convention Center-Oklahoma's largest ballroom

Meeting rooms: 26, including 58,000 sq. ft.of flexible space, plus 5 boardroom suites

Largest meeting space 25,000-sq.-ft. ballroom

Closest airport: Will Rogers World, 12 miles

  •  Complete meeting packages
  •  Falling Water Grille
  •  Caffienaís Coffee Shop
  •  Bar/lounge
  •  Business center
  •  Exercise facilities
  •  Indoor pool

The Renaissance Oklahoma City Hotel is located in Bricktown, the exciting heart of downtown Oklahoma City, with 35 restaurants and clubs, art galleries, antiques, and gift shopsóthe Southwestís fastest growing entertainment district. Guests can enjoy shopping, dining, cultural festivities, and visits to the serene Myriad Botanical Gardens or the Oklahoma City Mem-orial. For an afternoon or evening excursion, one can catch the excitement of a AAA Baseball game at our new Bricktown Ball Park or a CHL Hockey game at the new Ford Center Arena.

Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center

425 Water Street

Portsmouth, VA 23704

Tel +1 (757) 673 3000

Fax +1 (757) 673 3020

Contact: Cathy Grant

Guest rooms: 249

Meeting rooms: 10

Total meeting space: 24,335 sq. ft.

Closest airport 10 miles

  •  Group packages
  •  Riverview restaurant and lounge
  •  IACC-certified conference facilities
  •  Indoor swimming pool
  •  Fitness facility with whirlpool

Located on the Elizabeth River in his-toric Olde Towne Portsmouth, the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center offers convenient access to all of southeastern Virginia, including Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg.

Flexible meeting facilities include two elegant ballrooms, dramatic riverfront pre-function space, a state-of-the-art amphitheater, two luxurious boardrooms and five spacious breakout rooms accommodating 20ñ1,800 people. Gracious guestrooms and suites feature the comforts of home and high-speed internet access.

After meetings, attendees are close to the regionís golf, shopping, museums, performing arts, and entertainment attractions. Inspiring river views, superior meeting facilities and expert conference services make the Renaissance Portsmouth Hotel and Waterfront Conference Center a truly memorable meeting destination.

Scottsdale Conference Resort

7700 East McCormick Parkway

Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Tel +1 (800) 528 0293

Fax +1 (480) 596 7421

Guest rooms: 326 rooms and casitas

Meeting rooms: 30

Total meeting space: 50,000 sq. ft.

  •  Group packages
  •  Complete meetings packages
  •  2 restaurants
  •  Bar & lounge
  •  Media and business center
  •  Exercise facilities
  •  Outdoor pools
  •  Tennis

At the Scottsdale Conference Resort, we've been doing meetings, and only meetings, for more than 25 years. Here, award-winning service from a dedicated staff ensures that you get the most out of our superb resort. Surrounded by 36 holes of championship golf. A Media and Business Center second to none. Award-winning dining in Palm Court and the Dining Room. The Lounge and Billiards Room: a perfect after hours gathering place. All nestled in a lushly landscaped, private, estate-like setting in the Valley of the Sun.

Stonewall Resort

940 Resort Drive

Walkersville, WV 26447

Tel +1 (304) 269 7400

Tel +1 (888) 278 8150

Fax +1 (304) 269 4358

Contact: Jeff Kmiec

Guest rooms: 198

Meeting rooms: 19

Total meeting space: 22,000 sq. ft.

Miles from airport: 30

  •  Group packages
  •  Complete meetings packages
  •  3 restaurants
  •  Bar and lounge
  •  Conference center
  •  Exhibition center
  •  18-hole Arnold Palmer signature golf course
  •  Health and fitness facility
  •  Indoor and outdoor pools

Nestled within West Virginia's rolling hills and natural beauty, Stonewall Resort is ideally located just three miles off Interstate 79 at Exit 91 and is easily accessible from all surrounding metropolitan areas. The 198-room resort combines the rustic feeling of a classic mountain retreat with modern amenities such as an Arnold Palmer signature golf course, a luxury spa, a health and fitness facility, a full-service 374-slip marina, three exceptional dining venues, and 22,000 square feet of conference space.

Stonewall Resort: Close to nature. Far from ordinary.

Virginia Crossings Resort

1000 Virginia Center Parkway

Glen Allen (Richmond), VA 23060

Tel +1 (804) 727 1400

Tel +1 (888) 444 6553

Fax +1 (804) 262 2332

[email protected]

Guest rooms: 183

Meeting rooms: 25

Total meeting space: 25,000 sq. ft.

Closest airport: Richmond International, 20 miles

  •  Fitness center
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Championship golf course
  •  Conference center
  •  Squash court
  •  Complete meeting packages

Located just minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia Crossings Resort combines a private setting, luxurious accommodations, and state-of-the-art technology. Regarded as the areaís preeminent conference facility, the resort boasts more than 25,000 square feet of meeting space divisible into 21 individual rooms, 3 executive board rooms, and a ballroom that seats up to 350 people. For additional planning convenience, complete and day meeting packages are also available.

The lush 20-acre property also features colonial dÈcor, elegant guest rooms and suites, an extensive fitness center, and an 18-hole championship Cross-ings Golf Club. Dining aficionados will love the seasonal cuisine in the Glen, as well as the relaxing pub atmosphere of the Yellow Tavern and Grill.

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