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  • Facility of choice

    1. 1. Facility of Choice
    2. 2. Our Commitment to you• To Respect you• To Engage you
    3. 3. Be AttentiveBe EngagedBe Vocal
    4. 4. Bottom LineThere are a variety ofmeetings with a variety ofneeds that call for a varietyof venues.
    5. 5. PlannerWhat is the best fit for yourparticular meeting(s)?
    6. 6. SupplierWhat groups/meetings doesyour hotel need to target?
    7. 7. What Hotel TypeFits Your Group?
    8. 8. What Location Type Fits Your Group?
    9. 9. Consider This:The Meeting’s PurposeThe Meeting’s MessageThe Meeting’s Budget
    10. 10. The Meeting’s Purpose• To Educate• To Strategize• To Network
    11. 11. The Meeting’s Message• Next Year’s Strategy• New Game Plan• Emphasize Existing Strategy
    12. 12. The Meeting’s Budget
    13. 13. Convention CentersAdvantages• Space is Plentiful• Variety of Hotels
    14. 14. Convention CentersDisadvantages• No Comp Space• Labor
    15. 15. Convention CentersBest Fit For:• Conventions• Exhibits• Larger Groups
    16. 16. Big Box HotelsAdvantages• Branded Property• Bigger Cities• Transportation
    17. 17. Big Box HotelsDisadvantages• Lose your people• Safety/Security• Small Fish/Big Pond
    18. 18. Big Box HotelsBest Fit For:• Conferences• Exhibits• Large Groups
    19. 19. Limited Service HotelsAdvantages• Budget Friendly• Complimentary Breakfast and Outside F&B• Location
    20. 20. Limited Service HotelsDisadvantages• Service is Limited• Location +/-
    21. 21. Limited Service HotelsBest Fit For:• General Travel• Meetings for <30
    22. 22. Full-Service HotelsAdvantages• Branded Property• Variety of Locations• Everything under One Roof
    23. 23. Full-Service HotelsDisadvantages• Location +/-• Per Diem - Maybe/Maybe Not
    24. 24. Full-Service HotelsBest Fit For:• Various Conferences• Training• Yellow Ribbon
    25. 25. Retreat Centers/State ParksAdvantages• Cost Effective• Remote Location
    26. 26. Retreat Centers/State ParksDisadvantages• Transportation/Location• Limited Meeting Space
    27. 27. Retreat Centers/State ParksBest Fit For:• Small Groups• Strategic Sessions
    28. 28. First Tier CitiesAdvantages• Flight• Entertainment Options• Public Transportation
    29. 29. First Tier CitiesDisadvantages• Cost• Potential to lose your attendees• Small Fish/Big Pond
    30. 30. Second Tier CitiesAdvantages• Big Fish/Small Pond• Cost Effective• Planned Functions
    31. 31. Second Tier CitiesDisadvantages• Transportation• Perception
    32. 32. Consider This:The Meeting’s PurposeThe Meeting’s MessageThe Meeting’s Budget
    33. 33. Wherever You Go . . . “Make a difference.”
    34. 34. Visit North Alabama!Huntsville/Madison Marriott ShoalsCounty Convention Hotel & Spa & Visitors Bureau

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