Golf News for Monday, July 21, 2014 | Resorts

Meetings at Michigan's Grand Traverse Resort and Spa offer more

ACME, Mich. -- It's rarely a good thing to be late for a meeting or business conference, so arrive early. It's also rarely a good thing to leave such important gatherings early, so stay longer. Oh, and bring the family, friends or your regular golf partner to mix in some pleasure after the business.

Grand Traverse Resort and Spa is the perfect place for group meetings and conferences, but also for those who like to show up early and stay a little longer to enjoy Michigan's finest and most complete resort experience.

"We want our guests to think beyond the meeting and know that after the work is done there are many fun ways to decompress with colleagues and with family just outside the door," says Ryan Buck, the director of sales at Grand Traverse Resort and Spa.

"The meeting is only part of the experience. We have world-class golf, memorable spa experiences, Lake Michigan and our beach club, tremendous dining options, our sister-property Turtle Creek Casino is just five minutes away on our shuttles and experiences like winery tours and Traverse City are only minutes away as well."

Getting to Grand Traverse Resort and Spa and then getting down to business or a short vacation is helped by easy access to air travel at the nearby Cherry Capital Airport (airport code TVC).

Then there is the combination of outstanding conference facilities at the resort, including 86,500 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space. Grand Traverse Resort and Spa can easily accommodate groups of up to 2,500 people. Twice the resort has hosted the National Governor's Association.

Visit www.grandtraverseresort.com to see all the great meeting options like the Governors' Hall, the Michigan Ballroom, the Executive Boardroom, the more informal Northwoods Boardroom and Manitou Hospitality Room that features a wet bar, pool table and other unique items.

The private dining room, within the interior of Aerie Restaurant & Lounge, is intimate dining/meeting space for up to ten people. Also, at the peak of the Tower is Level 17, a private meeting space for exclusive cocktail parties, after-hours hospitality functions or executive committee breakfasts.

Those are just some of the options available along with the professional staff at the resort who will customize your meeting to fit your group.

As for reasons to come early and stay after with friends, family and colleagues, the resort has the room for everybody with almost 600 guest rooms and condominiums. The 7,000 square-foot Spa Grand Traverse has to be experienced to be fully appreciated. The resort has four indoor/outdoor pools and several hot tubs, an indoor water playground for the kids, five indoor and four outdoor tennis courts, 100,000 square-foot health club, five restaurants and lounges, the private beach club and a Gallery of Shops.

Oh, and golf.

Business and golf have long had a strong working relationship and there is not a better place to have 18 meetings than on one of the three championship courses at Grand Traverse Resort - the popular Jack Nicklaus-designed The Bear, the Gary Player-designed Wolverine and Spruce Run, the original course on the property designed by Bill Newcomb. The resort's golf staff will coordinate business golf and outings as well as family golf or fun golf, and even incorporate clinics, instruction, contests and fun competition ideas if desired. Some meetings have even featured the GC2 golf simulator, among the latest in golf technology at the resort, to add a learning and or fun experience like a long-drive contest to a meeting.

"The options for and after the meetings are incredible, and of course any family or friends you bring along can be enjoying the resort while you are in a meeting," Buck said. "It's positive for everybody, and it's all in a beautiful place that can meet and exceed your every need."

Visit www.grandtraverseresort.com for more.

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Media Contacts:
Dave Richards, Resort & Golf Marketing, 248-642-6420, dave@resortandgolf.com
J. Michael DeAgostino, Grand Traverse Resort and Spa, 231-534-6352, jmdeagostino@gtresort.com