International Plaza Resort & Spa Welcomes Meetings Industry With More Than 60,000 Square Feet of Event Space in Orlando, FL

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First published on Wednesday 17 October 2007:

ORLANDO, Fla. (October 17, 2007) – Meetings planners will find spacious, new offerings in Orlando, Fla. – one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations. The 28-acre International Plaza Resort & Spa provides the ideal venue for groups of any size, with affordable accommodations and more than 60,000 square feet of premier orlando meeting space.

Orlando’s new International Plaza Resort & Spa is located just steps from the 2.1 million-square-foot Orange County Convention Center, the second largest conventions facility in the United States. The Convention Center brings more than 300 events to the region each year, including 20 of the country’s largest tradeshows. International Plaza Resort & Spa is also adjacent to SeaWorld, as well as International Drive, Central Florida’s main convention and entertainment corridor.
   In response to Orlando’s bustling meetings industry, International Plaza Resort & Spa offers more than 60,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor event space in a 28-acre setting that is both serene and inviting. Dark woods and Balinese-inspired décor add to the resort’s soothing ambiance, while state-of-the-art business services and amenities meet the needs of the modern meetings and conventions professional. And with more than 1,100 deluxe guestrooms, International Plaza Resort & Spa can accommodate gatherings of any size.

The Oceans Conference Center provides an ideal setting for annual conferences, large executive dinners and lavish celebrations, with more than 36,500 square feet of function space – including the nearly 12,000-square-foot Oceans Ballroom. Offering a total seating capacity of 1,000 reception guests, the ballroom can also be broken into four smaller meeting spaces. The Oceans Conference Center also features several executive boardrooms located right outside the main ballroom, as well as a covered patio and grand reception area.

The Lakes Conference Center features nearly 13,000 square feet of event space, including the 10,000-sq-ft Great Lakes Ballroom. The Great Lakes Ballroom also seats up to 1,000 reception guests and can be broken down into three smaller spaces. The Lakes Conference Center offers intimate breakout rooms, an outdoor patio and pre-function space for convenient registration options and coffee breaks between seminars.

For more intimate gatherings, the Tower Terrace provides an elegant outdoor setting overlooking the lush, tropical landscape. International Plaza also offers 17 spacious meeting rooms and executive boardrooms, each equipped with state-of-the-art audio, video and computer technology.

After a long day of meetings, guests can unwind in the with a deep-tissue massage or soothing facial at the resort’s exclusive L’Esprit Day Spa, or sip a refreshing, iced beverage while lounging near the lagoon pool. Little ones can make waves in the children’s pools, play in the game room or take a swing at the resort’s miniature golf course. And of course, area theme parks, shopping and other family entertainment attractions are just minutes away.

For more information on meetings offerings at International Plaza Resort & Spa, call toll-free 1-800-824-0026 or visit www.intlplazaresort.com.

About Buena Vista Hospitality Group

Buena Vista Hospitality Group (BVHG) is one of America’s leading hospitality and golf management companies. The Florida-based company was incorporated in 1986 and has successfully provided a full range of development and management services for more than 50 hotels, resorts, golf communities and clubs throughout the world.

BVHG is currently under contract for the development, management and marketing of lodging and golf facilities in the United States, Canada, France, Spain, Mexico, Dominican Republic, Croatia, Turkey, Bermuda and the United Kingdom. Buena Vista Hospitality Group holds the exclusive license with The Professional Golfers’ Association Limited (United Kingdom). For more information visit www.bvhg.com.

About Urban America

UrbanAmerica is a national real estate private equity firm with $500 million under management and a $5 billion pipeline of for-sale residential, retail and office opportunities. Founded in 1998, this minority-controlled, registered investment advisor company established an urban investment niche targeting properties in healthcare, government and academic spheres, along with mixed-use residential condominiums, retail markets and now hospitality. UrbanAmerica owns and operates, on behalf of their funds, a portfolio of properties representing about 3.6 million square feet of commercial office and retail space, as well as investments in several large development parcels. More information about UrbanAmerica can be found at www.urbanamerica.com.

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