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Senior Sales Manager, Conferences
December 14, 2009
Prepare to be both amazed and amused from the moment you arrive at Great Wolf Lodge, Williamsburg. Great Wolf offers a full-service haven for both business and pleasure in a setting that is truly spectacular. Whether you are planning a smaller boardroom style meeting or a multimedia presentation, the Great Wolf Meetings Team stands ready to help you brilliantly take care of business.
A state-of-the-art conference facility includes 14,500 square feet of versatile function space equipped for virtually any type of meeting or event. Added to that are the unmatched service of a seasoned professional staff; creative and fun team-building options; and an outstanding array of activities for playtime, including a 69,000 square-foot indoor waterpark where it’s always a pleasant 84°, Camp Critter Bar/Grille and Loose Moose Cottage, a family-themed restaurant plus bar, zen-like Elements Spa Salon, Northern Lights Arcade, Iron Horse Fitness Room and gr8_space tech center. What wonderful and diverse ways to relax after a full day of meetings!
Great Wolf Lodge understands the importance of executing a flawless event with exceptional service. Collaborate with Great Wolf's team of experienced meeting professionals, who will work with you to coordinate everything from catered functions and one-of-a-kind events to entertainment and technical support. What could be more “outside the box” than Virginia’s largest indoor waterpark with 11 water slides, a giant wave pool, six swimming and activity pools, a lazy river and two whirlpools, the Howlin' Tornado, and Flowrider just to name a few exciting amenities of the indoor entertainment area? The lodge’s state-of-the-art arcade area provides many creative team-building opportunities, while its Iron Horse Fitness Center will keep your health-conscious attendees in top shape.
For the holidays,: perhaps it’s the time to thank colleagues for a job well done? Or an opportunity to celebrate the festive season with extended family? Whatever the reason, for any specific idea of how you want the gathering designed, the Great Wolf Lodge team will help expand on it to create an event for you and your group that provides lasting memories for everyone. Special holiday offers are available for 2009.
Make your vision a reality by bringing in the holiday and meetings experts at Great Wolf Lodge, conveniently located near I-64 and only four miles from historic Williamsburg. Call the Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg team today at 757.229.9700 to schedule a site tour or for more information.
The Historic Triangle’s closest commercial airport, the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport (NNWIA) is located off of I-64 at exit 255B. Convenient interstate access makes the airport the premiere choice when traveling to or from Virginia’s peninsula for business or pleasure. NNWIA is currently served by three major airlines; AirTran Airways, Delta Air Lines and US Airways. AirTran serves the market with non-stop flights to NY-LaGuardia, Boston, Atlanta and Orlando. US Airways currently flies non-stop to Philadelphia and Charlotte, while Delta flies non-stop to Atlanta connecting passengers all over the country and the world!
The airport offers many conveniences for the traveling public to help make their journey safe, affordable and easy. Free parking lot shuttles escort passengers to and from their cars in nearby lots to the main terminal building; skycaps assist and greet passengers at the curb to help with luggage, wheel chairs and other needs as they arise. The airport also offers free baggage carts, low daily parking rates and a friendly welcome center to assist passengers and answer questions. Located in the main atrium, a welcome center is stocked with brochures, maps and visitor guides to help passengers plan their visit to and around Greater Williamsburg.
Adding to the ease of traveling into and out of the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport is a less congested terminal building, shorter security check point wait times and a friendly staff eager to assist passengers. Williamsburg is a short 20- minute drive from the airport and is easily accessible by rental car or taxi cab.
In an effort to continue to expand to meet passengers’ needs, construction of a new $13.5 million concourse is currently underway. This additional concourse will open in the spring of 2010. The concourse will house six additional gates at the airport, bringing the total number of gates to 12. The new concourse will also be home to Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport’s future international arrivals area.
Got a hunger for something good? Why not let Blue Sky Café serve up one of their famous crab cakes. The café also offers full breakfasts, made-to-order pizza, a full-service bar and more. Hudson News, one of the nation’s largest retail chains is located pre- and post-security as well, offering passengers a host of items, including books, magazines, newspapers, snacks, beverages and gifts.
So if you haven’t flown the Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport in a while, check it out at www.flyphf.com. The Newport News/Williamsburg International Airport is the smart and easy way to travel!
When meetings break and the urge to shop kicks in, the Greater Williamsburg area is ready with an amazing selection of stores and boutiques that range from colonial-inspired shops to designer outlets, with offerings to satisfy every taste and budget.
Prime Outlets at Williamsburg
Recently expanded and located minutes from the Historic Area is Prime Outlets, continuously ranked as one of the Top Ten outlet centers in the nation. You can enjoy shopping in a main-street, boutique atmosphere and get savings of up to 65% at more than 120 designer and brand-name stores. Names including Burberry, Coach, Michael Kors, True Religion, Kate Spade, Banana Republic, Nike, Polo Ralph Lauren are sure to please the most value-conscious fashionista. 757-565-0702
Located in the middle of the City of Williamsburg, this beautiful mixed-used urban village of townhomes and condominums includes The Shops at High Street, distinguished by a refined Georgian architecture and ambiance. The newest addition to the area’s shopping is growing with a wide variety of casual eateries and delectable restaurants as well as an assortment of upscale merchants -- anchored by the Movie Tavern, an eight-screen cinema that combines the latest films with great café dining served right at your seat. 757-258-5600
Exceptional shopping and extraordinary dining are the hallmarks here. Inspired by the rich architectural heritage of the 18th-century and adjacent to the Historic Area of Colonial Williamsburg, Merchants Square boasts more than 40 unique shops and restaurants featuring unparalleled quality and the best in personal service. From locally owned restaurants that range from haute cuisine to fun and casual, as well as local and brand-name shops, Merchants Square is the place to go for great experiences, including unique toys, men's and women's clothing, home furnishings and accessories, fine art, Scottish kilts, country quilts and a host of memorable gift concepts. 757-220-7751
New Town is 365 acres of shopping, restaurants, entertainment, offices and homes located at the intersection of Ironbound Road and Monticello Avenue near the campus of The College of William and Mary. In New Town, you'll find an extensive outdoor shopping mall with local stores and national chains, fine restaurants and quick eateries, plus a 12-screen movie theater, salons, gyms, financial services, medical and dental practices as well as the Courthouse and Post Office. New Town is great place to spend an hour or day -- rain or shine. 757-565-6200
Williamsburg Outlet Mall
The area’s only enclosed Factory Outlet Center offers 250,000 square feet of shopping excitement and the opportunity to save 20%-70% off of everyday retail prices at 40+ stores! A new food court and plenty of resting benches make this mall a perfect place to spend your time in shopping for apparel and accessories, items for the home and office, or gifts. 757-565-3378
Spend the day at Yorktown’s Riverwalk Landing and enjoy the perfect blend of historical atmosphere, beach and waterfront , eclectic shopping and first-rate dining. Nestled on the shore of the historic York River, Riverwalk Landing features a variety of shops, including fashion, jewelry and gifts; restaurants; a performance area; free parking and two docks. 757-890-3300
These are just some of the shopping experiences that await you in Greater Williamsburg. Check out the many others – including Yankee Candle’s flagship store, local shops of all kinds, and the offerings of local artists and artisans – at www.williamsburgcc.com.
The Historic Triangle scored well in the National Geographic Traveler sixth annual survey of destination stewardship. Conducted by the National Geographic Society’s Center for Sustainable Destinations, the survey rated 133 destinations around the world. Listed among “Places Doing Well,” Williamsburg/Yorktown/Jamestown was praised for “’Well managed’ historical sites that evoke key moments in U.S. history, linked by the picturesque Colonial Parkway.”
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Imagine this: a destination management company that you can always reach; a company that returns a well-thought out and professional proposal within twenty-four hours of your initial call; a company, though it has no contractual responsibility for every facet of the program, truly cares that all goes well smoothly. Well, if you would like to bring these flights of fancy into reality, it is time to know and work with Sterling Event Planners of Williamsburg, Inc.
Sterling Event Planners of Williamsburg, Inc., has enjoyed nineteen years as the premier destination management company serving Williamsburg and the surrounding area. Its founder, Lee Bentley MacLeod, a native of the Williamsburg community has always had a passion for her hometown. It was a passion that led her into work with the hotel and resort industry upon completion of her college degree. After being employed in sales and services positions at both the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Kingsmill Resort, her dream of owning her own business was realized.
To communicate her basic objective, Mrs. MacLeod explains, "Sterling was built on one premise, and that was to provide the highest level of service to all groups coming to Williamsburg and to assist in building the most wonderful memories possible. I believe it is our imagination, creativity and attention to detail that sets us apart. Sterling is the best resource for any meeting planner or group representative who comes to the area. We listen to your goals and your expectations, and then bring in our resources, and those of the area, to create the magic! Our primary business includes managing corporate and association events, customer events, customized historical tours, transportation coordination, theming and decor, and pure logistics. We know our town and we are helping hands in Williamsburg. We work within your budget to make the most of every dollar. The idea is to assist in bringing about an experience that has to be the best, year after year."
Sterling has worked diligently to make Williamsburg one of the nation's top venues for conferences and special events. The Sterling team, in coordination with other area professionals, understands your goals. Through the use of expertise and with the spirit of team building, we will endeavor to ensure that every event planned here will be the best that can be imagined.
1138 Professional Drive
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Greater Williamsburg Chamber & Tourism Alliance Sales Staff
Senior Sales Manager, Conferences
Direct Line: 757-253-2313