Sundance Resort Prepares for the Elite Meetings Alliance

  • Elite Meetings Alliance
  • 02.20.07
The Elite Meeting Alliance, an intimate conference of meeting and incentive planners and the some of the best hotels located in the western United States, Canada and Mexico, is set to take place March 19-21, 2007 at Robert Redford’s Sundance Resort in Sundance, Utah.

The three-day event mixes a slate of prescheduled appointments with numerous social opportunities for planners and hoteliers to get to know each other.
“We have an outstanding lineup of attendees for the upcoming Elite Meetings Alliance,” said Kelly Foy, CEO of Elite Meetings International and publisher of the soon-to-launch Elite Meetings Magazine and Web site. “We are excited to provide an extremely effective and time-saving solution for all attendees, while also have some fun enjoying the beautiful Sundance Resort.”

The list of corporate meeting and incentive planners already committed to the Elite Meetings Alliance in Sundance represent powerhouse companies such as AAA, Advance Auto Parts, Agilysys, Inc., AO North America, Ariba Inc., Burton Group, Coca-Cola FoodService, CWT/Synopsys, DaimlerChrysler Financial Services, Danka, DSM Nutritional Products, GE Healthcare Financial Services, HDR Engineering, Inc., Home Interiors, Idexx Laboratories, Inc., Intermountain Healthcare, Jackson National Life, Kilpatrick Stockton, Medtronic Neurologic Technologies, Micrus Endovascular Corporation, Morgan Stanley, Network Affiliates, Nike, PacNorth Inc, Public Storage, Sparks, Spectranetics Corporation, St. Joseph Health System, Starz Entertainment Group, Symantec Corporation, Sysco, Tastefully Simple, The GEO Group, Inc, The Peer Group Inc., Tuesday Morning Corporation, Verio, Wells Fargo Bank, WHCC, Inc., among others.

To qualify for participation, hotels and resorts must be located in western North American, as well as receive approval from the Elite Meetings advisory board. Properties scheduled to attend include Alisal Guest Ranch, Bellagio, Bellevue Club Hotel, CordeValle-A Rosewood Resort, Fiesta Americana Grand Los Cabos, Gaylord Texan, Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa, Hilton Los Cabos Beach & Golf Resort, Hotel Andalucia, Hotel Bel-Air, Hotel del Coronado, Hotel ZaZa, Hyatt Regency Century City, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort & Spa, Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort, Lajitas, Las Ventanas al Paraiso, Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego, Montage Resort & Spa, Naples Grande Resort & Club, Omni San Diego Hotel, Pan Pacific Seattle, Poet's Cove Resort & Spa, Raffles L'Ermitage Beverly Hills, Sonnenalp Resort of Vail, Sonora Resort, Stein Eriksen Lodge, Summit at Big Sky, Sundance Resort, Sunriver Resort, The Broadmoor, The Grand America Hotel, The Heritage House, The Phoenician, The Wickaninnish Inn, The Wort Hotel, Whitetail Lodge & Club and Willows Lodge & Spa.

The event will kick off on Monday, March 19, 2006, at 5:00 p.m. The following two days will focus on a series of prescheduled 20-minute appointments between planners and hoteliers, interspersed with networking opportunities across a superb selection of events that include skiing, snowboarding, spa treatments and even jewelry making in the renowned Art Shack at Sundance.

“We look forward to accommodating such a prominent group of corporate planners and hoteliers at our unique hideaway and are excited to provide them with the ultimate Sundance Experience,” said the property’s general manager, Chad Linebaugh.

The Elite Meetings Alliance is a semi-annual event designed exclusively for hotels and resorts that have been approved by members of the Elite Meetings advisory board.  The fall Elite Meetings Alliance is scheduled for September 9-11, 2007, at the newly renovated Naples Grande Resort & Club.

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