Many different kinds of groups plan an annual meeting, retreat or conference. Frequently groups that are Social, Military, Education, Religious and Fraternal by nature – referred to collectively as “SMERF” groups by hotels – don’t have a hired meeting planner to coordinate the event. Often, the planner is a staff member with other regular duties or even a volunteer who may or may not have experience in event planning. Does this sound familiar? Have you been volunteered?
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The Secret to Meeting Success for the Volunteered Planner
Posted by Tiffany Ferguson | April 12, 2013
Now Closer Than Ever: New Flights to Palms Springs
Posted by Tiffany Ferguson, Sales Manager | October 17, 2012
Getting to Miramonte Resort & Spa just got easier! With new direct flights being added to airline providers, the Palm Springs area is becoming a more accessible resort destination. Beginning December 22, 2012, Virgin America will begin offering nonstop service from New York’s JFK Airport to Palm Springs International Airport. This exciting news followed an announcement by Allegiant Air in August that year-round service from Oakland to Palm Springs will begin on November 15, 2012.
Know your Meeting Technology Capabilities
Posted by Tamara Ulber, National Sales Manager | February 27, 2012
All I know is that when I travel, I want easy and fast internet access and I don’t want to get “kicked out.” I am no different than any other traveler, whether on business or pleasure. Recently, I had an experience bidding on a User Group conference that went way beyond just marking the “x” next to the question on the RFP: Access to the Internet: Wired ___ or Wireless ___.
I thought I would share this experience and hope it is helpful when searching for your next meeting destination/site.
Palm Springs resort, Miramonte, presents creative & luxury spaces for meetings and events
Posted by Ashleigh Tripp | July 13, 2011
Did you know Miramonte has hosted events for some of the USA’s largest companies? See some of our pictures below. Pretty amazing, huh! We’ve done a Spiderman-themed event for Sony Pictures Entertainment, created a Moroccan Kasbah evening for Allergan USA, and a 50’s Sock Hop/Diner/Drive-in Movie Theme for Barnes Inc.
We’re flexible yet fastidious, and responsive and reliable. The most important factor- we’re excited to help plan your next meeting. Contact us and we’ll build the best event and/or meeting for your organization!
Rehearsal Dinner tips from Palm Springs Wedding Director, Shawna Salwinski
Posted by Ashleigh Tripp | June 13, 2011
Wedding season is upon us. Are you ready for your desert resort wedding? Or any wedding, for that matter! Shawna Salwinski, our Director of Romance, has some fabulous tips for making your rehearsal dinner fun, focused, and fashionable.
- Keep It Simple – you don’t want to take away any surprises or elegance from the big wedding day
- Create A Theme – this makes it fun and memorable for your wedding guests
- Specialty/Signature Cocktails – create a drink that sums up the bride and groom, or tie in a specialty wine, beer or cocktail with your wedding menu theme
- Short And Sweet – remember that tomorrow is a big day, don’t stay out too late and get plenty of rest
Miramonte's Director of Romance, Shawna Salwinski, makes a couple’s wedding day in Palm Springs perfect
Posted by Ashleigh Tripp | June 01, 2011
Our Wedding Director, Shawna Salwinski, was recently interviewed by BuyerInteractive, a website with tools and resources for hotel purchasing pros. Shawna discusses how she creates a perfect day and flawless experience for couples tying the knot at Miramonte Resort & Spa.
Congrats on the article, Shawna! With all the weekends, energy and extra-effort she devotes to being Director of Romance, she deserves an award...but a great interview is an accomplishment too!
Read the article below: