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10/29/14
Elite Meetings International Announces Resort Hosts and Dates for 2015 Elite Meetings Alliances
The Industry’s Premier Direct Buyer-Supplier Events To Convene in January, May and September
Santa Barbara, CA – October 29, 2014 – Elite Meetings International (EMI) today announced the three settings for the 2015 Elite Meetings Alliances (EMAs). All hotels were selected from among EMI’s certified Platinum Collection.

The upcoming Elite Meetings Alliance properties, locations and dates are:

• Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall; Montego Bay, Jamaica; January 25 - 27, 2015

• Vdara Resort & Spa; Las Vegas, Nevada; May 3 - 5, 2015

• La Cantera Hill Country Resort; San Antonio, Texas; September 20 – 22, 2015


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“We are very excited about our 2015 Elite Meetings Alliance host hotels,” says EMI CEO Kelly Foy. “We always aim for the best-of-the-best, and feel that each of these properties will more than deliver an exceptional experience for attendees.”

Host hotels are selected based on a number of factors, but above all, they must rank among the best in delivering a spectacular group experience. Both Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall and La Cantera Hill Country Resort will soon be debuting the results of extensive renovations, meaning EMA attendees will be among the first to experience these property-wide transformations. Vdara provides a relative rarity in Vegas: a boutique-style experience in an all-suite, non-gaming, non-smoking, eco-friendly environment. All three resorts promise to create an exciting, productive environment for attendees.
"Our host hotels are essential to the success of each Elite Meetings Alliance," says Foy. "We selected these properties because each one brings a unique experience to the table. Then it's up to us to deliver valuable content and numerous opportunities for planners and hoteliers to interact—through networking and team-building events, as well as in prescheduled one-on-one appointments."

Education eligible for CMP credits and enjoyable networking opportunities round out EMA agendas that center on serious business discussions. Each invitation-only event brings together roughly 200 of the industry's top corporate and association buyers, hotel suppliers, sponsors and speakers. All attending hotels must be certified as Gold or Platinum by the Elite Meetings Advisory Board, and qualifications for buyers include a booking history of and future need for above-average room rates and spending for food and beverage.

Registration for the January 2015 Elite Meetings Alliance at Hyatt Ziva Rose Hall is now open at www.EliteMeetingsAlliance.com.

About Elite Meetings Alliance (EMA)
The EMA is a three-day, invitation-only event that brings together prequalified corporate and association planners with leaders in the luxury hotel industry to cultivate relationships and build business. It centers on private, personalized business development meetings, continuing education breakout sessions for CMP credit, and unique networking activities.

About Elite Meetings International
Based in Santa Barbara, California, Elite Meetings International (EMI) provides integrated solutions to enhance the performance of meeting and hospitality professionals. EMI supports this community through a combination of innovative technologies, direct sales support, customized marketing programs and face-to-face business-building events. Additionally, www.EliteMeetings.com serves as a commission-free RFP-generating tool and a comprehensive vehicle for sourcing luxury, upper-upscale and upscale properties. EMI’s innovations include AttendeeHub™ (www.AttendeeHub.com), a sought-after program for helping conference attendees identify synergies, manage appointments and make direct connections with one another; and SpeedRFP™ (www.SpeedRFP.com), a time-saving product for creating, submitting, and managing RFPs online. For additional information, please visit www.EliteMeetings.com or call 805-730-1000.

For more information on the Elite Meetings Alliance, contact EMATeam@EliteMeetings.com or call (805) 879-4485.