Your destination is likely one of the first things you select when planning a convention or offsite meeting. It sets the tone of your meeting and is a big part of the entire experience for your attendees. For your next destination meeting, consider Gulf Shores and Orange Beach. These 7 reasons your next meeting should be on the Alabama Gulf Coast will help with your decision.
1.) Variety of Accommodations. You have plenty of options for your group’s preferred lodging host. You’ll find a selection of hoteliers, including many of your favorites such as Best Western, Hampton Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn Express and Island House Hotel DoubleTree by Hilton. Each offers meeting space perfect for board retreats and smaller events. In addition, the Perdido Beach Resort offers full-service conference facilities. Besides a selection of hotels, Gulf Shores beach houses and Orange Beach condos offer an alternative for those who plan to share lodging or bring along their families.
2.) Location. Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are within a half-day or full-day drive of many major cities across the Southeast. In fact, Alabama’s beaches are only a five-hour trek from Atlanta and six hours from Nashville. Mobile Regional Airport and Pensacola International Airport are both within an hour’s drive of the beach, both offering non-stop service from several cities.
3.) World-Class Culinary Options. Alabama’s beaches are a hot spot for award-winning chefs, including a two-time James Beard Award nominee chef, World Food Championship chefs and more. The cuisine and restaurants in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach rival any major city.
4.) Championship Golf. You’ll find more than a dozen championship courses in Gulf Shores, Orange Beach and surrounding areas designed by golf greats including Arnold Palmer and Gary Pate. Plan a half day on the greens for networking or team-building.
5.) Charter Fishing. Orange Beach boasts one of the largest charter fishing fleets in the Southeast. Offer a team-building excursion that’s filled with fun and adventure and ends with the day’s fresh catch.
6.) Beaches. Alabama’s shoreline consists of 32 miles of white-sand beaches. The Leave Only Footprints initiative helps ensure the beaches are pristine and welcoming.
7.) CVB Assistance. The sales team at Gulf Shores & Orange Beach Tourism offers a host of services and can assist with RFPs, event management, sourcing, marketing and logistics.
For more information on holding your next destination meeting in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, contact the sales team.