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Special Events Venue News for Dec. 30, 2009

Special Events Venue News for Dec. 30, 2009

Alisal Ranch Offers New Meeting Package
Alisal Guest Ranch & Resort, located in the Santa Ynez Valley north of Santa Barbara, Calif., has launched a new meetings package offering studio accommodations with wood-burning fireplace; breakfast, lunch and dinner; meeting facilities; basic morning and afternoon coffee breaks; and standard AV equipment. The packages--$460 per night single occupancy and $585 per night double occupancy, based on a minimum two-night stay—require a minimum of 10 rooms. The property is a 10,000-acre working cattle ranch that includes two golf courses, a lake, a children's program and more than 50 miles of horse-riding trails.

New WiFi System at Manhattan's Millennium Broadway
The new Transbeam WiFi system at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York enables more than 1,500 people on the property to access the Internet at the same time, rivaling the capacity of meeting spaces far larger, management says. Located in the heart of Times Square, the hotel offers 110,000 square feet of meeting space, 43 function spaces on seven floors, and 750 guest rooms. It is the only hotel in New York with an on-site meeting facility approved by the Intentional Association of Conference Centers, management says.

Renaissance Las Vegas Debuts Renovations
Renovations at the Renaissance Las Vegas in Las Vegas—offering more than 20,000 square feet of meeting space and 548 guest rooms—include new furnishings at the VIP Club Lounge, pool deck and Envy steakhouse. The property offers 14 meeting rooms, a 9,850-square-foot Grand Ballroom, an executive boardroom, 10,000 square feet of pre-function space, exhibitor suites, and a private dining room inside Envy. The hotel has launched the "Extend Your Holiday" program, in which all hotel guests from Jan. 11 to 31 will receive free gifts ranging from complimentary morning coffee to a $500 gold ring.

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