• Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa Adds Lazy River with Water Slides

     
    POSTED March 16, 2017
     

AAA Four Diamond Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, located in Bonita Springs, Fla., not only boasts 85,000 square feet of event space, but they also just added an outdoor event and venue: The Lazy River with water slides. Providing guests with a leisurely outdoor activity, the Lazy River and water slides allow attendees to get some sun and relax, and is especially well-suited for those traveling with their families.

This recent update debuted November 2016 following a $4.1 million renovation to the resort’s indoor meeting space in early 2016. These renovations included a modernized design and a variety of high-tech capabilities such as computer-controlled LED light, cove lighting, wall sconces and efficient chandeliers. The entrance foyer now includes charging stations and TVs within two private technology nooks, each built with bamboo and American walnut flooring. “The addition of The Lazy River is an added bonus to the array of event and leisure venues we offer that are immersed in nature,” says David Gauthier, director of sales and marketing. “Approximately half of our business comes from meetings and incentives, so we wanted to add another element to their experience. Additionally, our indoor venues feature bright and airy spaces with favorable features that have earned us significant awards.”

BIG Wall Décor challenges the notion that owning large, beautiful artwork is only for the wealthy art connoisseur. With more than 20 years of experience printing for luxury brands, the BIG Wall Décor team uncovered a new print/framing solution that makes it easy and affordable (pieces start at $125) to display large-scale, on-trend artwork in trade show booths, at events, in the office, and at home. 

 

The meetings and events industry has faced its fair share of ups, downs, and everything in between since early 2020. There have been lessons learned, approaches changed, and flexibility fostered to keep moving ahead during the pandemic. Let’s take a quick look at what to expect for 2023 through the lens of the 12th annual Global Meetings & Events Forecast, produced by American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel. 

 

Nearly all hotels are experiencing staffing shortages, according to a new member survey conducted by the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA). AHLA conducted the latest Front Desk Feedback survey of nearly 200 hoteliers Sept. 12-19, 2022.

Eighty-seven percent (87%) of survey respondents indicated they are experiencing a staffing shortage, 36% severely so. The most critical staffing need is housekeeping, with 43% ranking it as their biggest challenge.