Because it's impossible to keep up on it all (and stay sane), every Wednesday I brief you on three unique planner promotions you may have missed.
- Are you a foodie? What if I told you a Top Chef Master is available for your next small event?
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Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay is providing groups of up to 20 attendees the chance to "roll with" celebrity seafood chef Rick Moonen. A interactive package serves up a new spin on team-building as Chef Moonen leads a hands-on demonstration on the art of rolling sushi. A four-course dinner and guest goodie bags (filled with aprons, sushi rolling kits and autographed copies of Chef Moonen's cookbook) are included. The experience is priced at $600. For more information, call (702) 632-7470.
- For the nature lover, Vero Beach Hotel & Spa in Florida offers a fun package that encourages business travelers to explore what's "Beyond the Boardroom.
Turtle watching? Pirate ship building? Beachside cooking? Planners can choose their favorite of the three and are also invited to pick their perk - 10 percent off the master account or an oceanfront suite upgrade for every ten nights. The package is available to groups of up to 60. Accommodations start at $99 per night. For more information, email Johanna Bayley.
For the luxury lover, Forbes Five Star and AAA Five Diamond Wynn Las Vegas provides planners with all-inclusive "Conference Delegate Packages."
Proffered as affordable and easy-to-book, the packages are available in full- or half-day sessions and include a projector, screen and food & beverage elements. Pricing begins at $80 per person for half-day sessions, $150 for full-day. Online RFPs can be submitted here.