Sandestin Announces New Team-Building Activities

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Sandestin Announces New Team-Building Activities For Meetings And Group Business
Favorite Florida Meeting Destination Provides Convenient Solutions for Meeting Planners

Destin, FL (June 21, 2011) – Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort today announced eight new ways for meeting planners to turn work into productive fun for groups of all sizes and interest, with its new Team Building Activities (TBA).   

According to lead planners, it is important for meeting attendees to spend quality time together and learn how to more effectively work together. The skills and relationships that people obtain while in a relaxed setting can transfer into a work environment, improving communications and long term productivity. Planners and attendees alike are able to return home from Sandestin with a refreshed sense of connection. 

Because of its expansive property, activities and options from the Beach to the Bay, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort provides a long list of new Team Building Activities (TBA) that can be customized for any group.

Fun Activities that Make Meetings Go from Blah to Ha-ha!
Among the eight customizable Team-Building Activities include:

  • The Baytowne Adventure Challenge which encourages attendees to brave the most unique modified triathlon in the Southeast with a three-story ropes course, YOLO boarding and a scenic zipline just to name a few
  • The Wine Education Seminar that emphasizes learning about wine through tasting in an informal and fun venue setting
  • Golf which has a variety of options with The H.O.R.S.E. Race, The Executive Golf and The Night Golf – all perfect for golfers of all skill levels from beginner to pro.
  • The Shopping/Spa Day with options of retail therapy at the Silver Sands Factory Stores or relax and indulge in ultimate luxury at the Sandestin Day Spa & Salon
  • Many more team-building options with plenty of laughter and teambuilding to go around.
  • As an added bonus, Sandestin is offering a free drink for each participating attendee valid at Sandestin’s Marina Bar & Grill

“Planners work hard enough and it’s our job to be the experts on fun and deliver a seamless meeting program that meets the needs of the planners and the desires of the attendees,” said Penny Jackson, group sales director for Sandestin. “We are thrilled to say our new team-building activities meet both of these needs.” 

Located on Florida’s Emerald Gulf Coast, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort has long been a favorite for association, corporate and social group meetings.   Unlike single unit hotels, Sandestin offers a wide variety of attractive meeting spaces and venues.  For large events, the resort features the 32,000-square-foot Baytowne Conference Center, the largest ballroom on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast and the most sophisticated meeting facility in the region. In addition to its 13,500-square-foot ballroom, the Baytowne Conference Center offers boardrooms, break-out rooms and functional meeting space on the Grand Lawn.

Sandestin also features 24 break-out rooms for meetings of virtually all sizes, a 12,600-square-foot exhibit hall, two bayside conference rooms and four boardrooms, all supported by Sandestin’s on-site team of award-winning professional sales, conference services and culinary staff experts. Meeting planners and attendees also have access to two fully-equipped business centers. 

For panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico, Sandestin offers a creative meeting and private dining venue location at Finz Beachside Grille. 

Planners and meeting attendees can forgo the standard room with two double beds.  At Sandestin, the majority of accommodations come in the form of studio up to four-bedroom cottage, villa, and condo rentals. High-rise condominiums, townhomes, and villas include fully-equipped kitchens, living areas whirlpool spa baths, laundry facilities and more. With more than 1,300 accommodations serving up views of the beach, bay, fairways and village, Sandestin offers a variety of options for meeting planners. 

In addition to the new Team-Building Activity options, Sandestin guests can enjoy a wide variety of daily complimentary amenities including on-property transportation, a fitness center, complimentary bicycle rentals, complimentary canoes, kayak and boogie board rentals, tennis court time and free children's activities.

Another top attraction at Sandestin for meetings is The Village of Baytowne Wharf. The Village is a popular 28-acre pedestrian village featuring a collection of specialty merchants ranging from quaint boutique shops and charming eateries to lively nightspots. Year-round events and activities include festivals, live entertainment, zipline, ropes course, climbing wall and so much more.

For more information or to view videos on Sandestin’s new Team-Building Activities visit www.sandestin.com/team  or call 850.267.8159.

About Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort was named the #1 resort on Florida’s Emerald Coast. The resort invites guests to a world of 2,400 acres and 30 charming neighborhoods featuring 1,400 Destin vacation rentals, condominiums, villas, town homes and the best in Destin hotel accommodations. A member of Beaches of South Walton, the resort features more than seven miles of beaches and pristine bay front, four championship golf courses, 15 world-class tennis courts, 19 swimming pools, a 98-slip marina, a fitness center and spa, meeting space and The Village of Baytowne Wharf, a pedestrian village with shopping, dining and nightlife.


Media Contacts:
SarahBrazwell@sandestin.com
850.267.6131

LaurieHobbs@sandestin.com
850.267.8261


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