• Kindred Resorts & Hotels Adds Five New Properties

     
    POSTED August 25, 2016
     

Kindred Resorts & Hotels has just added five properties to it's roster. Currently, the company has 56 properties; the additions include: Amangani, High Hampton Inn & Country Club, Rancho de los Caballeros, Sea Island and Sun Mountain Lodge.

Each hotel brings a unique environment to the brand. Amangani is a 40-suite retreat that offers discrete, personalized service. It's open December through March and features access to National Parks, yoga and reflexology, hiking, dog sledding, photography tours and more.

High Hampton Inn & Country club has a garden for themed dinners and breakout meetings. Their various spaces can fit anywhere from 15 to 200 people. On an interesting note, guests do not have telephones or TVs in their rooms because all staff encourage guests to unplug and partake in the scenery around them.

Rancho de Los Caballeros opened in 1948 and sits on 20,000 acres of High Sonoran Desert. There is 9,000-square-feet of meeting space and 79 rooms that showcase the ranch resort atmosphere. Sea Island boasts 5 miles of private beach, 16 tennis courts, a beach club, three championship golf courses and more. There is more than 51,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space. Sun Mountain Lodge has meeting areas that can accommodate up to 300 people, full-service catering for indoor and outdoor events, a private wine cellar and a library for intimate gatherings.

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Last year was the highest grossing ever for the United States commercial gaming industry.* Meeting planners who hold gatherings at casinos may just feel like they’ve hit the jackpot, too. Casino-based events provide one-stop convenience—the amenities of convention centers and bountiful hotel rooms, plus activities, dining, and nightlife. 

 

Doreen Guerin grew up an Air Force brat, living in Texas, Louisiana, and later England and France. When she was 13, her parents moved to Queens and, Guerin says, “I’m a New Yorker through and through.” That’s apparent from her accent as well as her dedication to the Javits Center, where, as the senior vice president of sales and marketing, she oversees the booking and event-related operations for more than 170 events each year. 

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If you want to be sure your meeting in the Northeast will strengthen team bonds, consider holding it at Cliff House Maine. Nestled on 70 acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, the luxury property offers 226 guest rooms, including 40 suites, an adjacent 18-hole golf course, and 25,000 square feet of conference and meeting space that can accommodate up to 300 attendees. Venues include the Atlantic Ballroom, with its double-height panoramic windows offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean.