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Many hotels have renovated significantly over the last year, such as Villas of Grand Cypress and Wyndham Orlando Resort. Stay tuned for news about a major conference center development at Villas. Also, the highly-anticipated Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort opens this summer with 444 rooms, a championship golf course, destination spa and rooftop steakhouse. TAMPA BAY It's been a long time in the making, but the development of the 2.2-mile waterfront Tampa Riverwalk, connecting most of downtown Tampa's attractions, is anticipated to be completed in 2014. The Riverwalk is a perfect spot for meeting attendees to bike, walk, rollerblade and relax with lovely views of the Hillsborough River. Keep an eye out for the new Ulele restaurant and brewery opening along the Riverwalk in spring 2014. "A great way to capitalize on our waterfront, but stay on dry land, is by hosting your event at the Tampa Bay History Center, located on the Tampa Riverwalk just blocks from the Tampa Convention Center," says Alex Kaptzan, VP of convention sales/services for Visit Tampa. "The iconic Columbia Cafe restaurant is the in-house caterer offering a Spanish and Cuban menu that's been famous for 100 years." For popular offshore events, Yacht Starship has a fleet of three luxury yachts based in the Channelside District, outfitted for upscale, restaurant-style dining. Planners with groups from 10-600 can choose reception, buffet or plated meals. Themed cruises include Calypso Cruising, Black Tie, Cigars & Craft Beer, and Dolphin Watching. Yacht Starship also transports groups to a variety of hotel, dining, entertainment and meeting locations throughout the greater Bay area. Visit Tampa is offering three incentives for meeting planners. "Citywide Sale" includes free or discounted Convention Center rentals during select dates, as well as specials from the Convention Portfolio Hotels. "Bonus for Bookings" redeems planners $1 per room night booked, up to $1,000. And, depending on the individual program, "Discover Tampa Bay" provides complimentary passes to The Florida Aquarium, Busch Affordability Hospitality Do You Love the Perfect Space? Convenience A Central Location Ensure your next meeting's success when you come to Ocala/Marion County, where you'll find the perfect space to suit your size and budget needs. Treat your guests to a relaxing destination that offers classic Florida charm and exciting outdoor adventures, complete with all of the exceptional service and amenities you expect from world-class venues. Explore More at 48 | prevue magazine BELLEVIEW DUNNELLON 35-55_FLORIDA.indd 48 13_MARION_0128_Prevue_Ad_8.125x5.375_V1.indd 1 McINTOSH REDDICK 1/8/14 8:46 AM 11/22/13 11:17 AM

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