Archives 2015

Visit Orlando Taps into Emotion with New Ad Campaign

Visit Orlando Taps into Emotion with New Ad Campaign

  • Posted on 10/21/2015


Visit Orlando, the official tourism association for the Central Florida area, recently unveiled new brand creative for the meetings and conventions market. “Share Orlando” is the theme of the campaign that showcases stories inspired by authentic posts through the eyes of the meeting attendee or meeting professional. The stories are displayed in the form of ...

Here for a Meeting in Orlando? Here are Some Restaurants That Are  Hidden Gems In and Around Town

Here for a Meeting in Orlando? Here are Some Restaurants That Are Hidden Gems In and Around Town

  • Posted on 10/14/2015


There are so many wonderful dining experiences in Orlando, from award winning restaurants in our convention hotels, to independent restaurants off the beaten path. Here are a few:

Scratch is located in the heart of Winter Park, FL and is a family owned and operated business. They specialize in fresh, locally procured ingredients prepared with ...

Maria Ruiz-Castañeda Offers Cooking Classes for your Small Meeting Groups in Orlando

Maria Ruiz-Castañeda Offers Cooking Classes for your Small Meeting Groups in Orlando

  • Posted on 10/07/2015


Want to know how to add a pinch of this and a pinch of that to Moroccan chicken while your group bonds over a glass of wine? Here’s one way. Maria Ruiz-Castañeda, chef and owner of Kernel Desires LLC, maker of spiced nuts and other creations, leads classes at the Ancient Olive in Winter ...

Morimoto Asia Opens in Disney Springs!

Morimoto Asia Opens in Disney Springs!

  • Posted on 09/30/2015


The long awaited Morimoto Asia has opened! Chef Morimoto’s first pan-Asian restaurant is in the heart of the new Disney Springs at Walt Disney World Resort. The restaurant includes lounges, private dining spaces for groups and an exhibition kitchen that allows guests a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the culinary action.

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Morimoto Asia is part of ...

Chefs Tables in Orlando are perfect for Intimate Meeting Groups

Chefs Tables in Orlando are perfect for Intimate Meeting Groups

  • Posted on 09/23/2015


Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek
Chef Sadio likes to use local catch from the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and has also paired up with CleanFish which sources and distributes seafood from small-scale producers committed to sustainable and humane practices. Produce comes from local farmers such as strawberries from Plant City, FL.  And mircogreens are ...

Here for a Meeting in Orlando? Discover Our Well Known Museums—Great for Tours or a Special Event

Here for a Meeting in Orlando? Discover Our Well Known Museums—Great for Tours or a Special Event

  • Posted on 09/16/2015


The Maitland Art Center was founded as an art colony in 1937 by American artist and architect, André Smith. The center has gallery exhibitions, art programming, and art classes. This historic gem is one of the few surviving examples of Mayan Revival architecture in the Southeast. In 2014, the Maitland Art Center became the first ...

Visit Orlando Names Barbara Herod, CMP, National Accounts Director

Visit Orlando Names Barbara Herod, CMP, National Accounts Director

  • Posted on 09/09/2015

Visit Orlando is pleased to announce it has hired Barbara Herod, CMP as National Accounts Director. She will be based in Washington, DC. Herod comes to Visit Orlando with vast experience in sales, most recently with Experient, Inc. and the San Diego Tourism Authority. Throughout her career, Herod has hired and trained sales staff, spearheaded ...

Expansion Underway at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

Expansion Underway at Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek

  • Posted on 09/02/2015


Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek today announced the launch of a major expansion project set to increase the resort’s available meeting space by 7,000 square feet by early May 2016.

The project, which began this month, is designed to enhance the resort’s current meeting space offerings with larger, more flexible spaces ...

Urban Gardens in the Heart of Orlando Make for Some Memorable Meeting Meals

Urban Gardens in the Heart of Orlando Make for Some Memorable Meeting Meals

  • Posted on 08/26/2015


Ever wonder where chefs find the spices or delicacies like cremini mushrooms for their delectable dishes? Orlando has some hidden gardens that supply their chefs de Cuisine with some lovely fruits and vegetables they incorporate into their fare. Here are some local finds:

K Restaurant and Wine Bar, located in Orlando’s College Park neighborhood ...

Orlando Ranked No. 1  Meeting Destination in the United States

Orlando Ranked No. 1 Meeting Destination in the United States

  • Posted on 08/19/2015


Cvent, the leader in cloud-based enterprise event management solutions, announced today that Orlando is the No. 1 destination for meetings and events in the United States for 2015. Cvent developed the ranking based on meeting and event booking activity in its national supplier network.

"We are honored to be named the No. 1 meetings destination ...

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