An ocean breeze hello from your local Destination Ambassador! First, allow me to introduce myself, I have been in the hospitality sales arena for 13+ years and have been a team member of the Virginia Beach sales team for 3+ years. Today I will share with you, the many reasons why organizations like yours should take a second look and consider Virginia Beach as a possible location to host your next conference. I invite you to travel on this journey with me and Bring it to the Beach!!
Virginia Beach, the jewel of the Mid-Atlantic is a year round destination, surrounded by a host of activities to accommodate even the seasoned traveler. Some of the area’s top attractions include: beaches, variety of parks, shopping, night life entertainment, restaurants, and festivals. However, what one may not be aware of from a Convention standpoint; aside from the obvious reasons of the great weather and seaside backdrop. The city boasts a tremendous list of advantages to Organizations who select this destination to host their conference during the off season months. Off season in Virginia Beach is considered to be October through March.
Virginia Beach is:
ooming –With new developments popping up around the city, the area is booming with plenty of activities to keep attendees engaged during the evenings. Enjoy the new 31 Ocean Shops featuring 50, 000 square feet of retail stores, restaurants, outdoor cafes and boutiques. If attendees prefer a change of scenery or a downtown feel, visit the Virginia Beach Town Center an urban mixed used downtown community. This new development is a “must see” when in town. The Town Center has 25+ restaurants, upscale shopping, entertainment and a Performing Arts Center all within a 5 to 7 block radius, making this a top destination for visitors into the area. For the savvy shopper visit the Hilltop area for an eclectic array of beach treasures mixed with every day favorites or spend a few hours at the Lynnhaven Mall scoping out deals from top retailers such as Macy’s or Dillard’s to name a few.
conomical – The Hotel community thrives in the summer months and becomes a top family travel destination. During the off peak months, the city transforms into a convention city offering attractive and competitive rates, special concessions and signing bonuses to attract Organizations to host their next conference in the city. This budget friendly city offers over 10,000 rooms Citywide and 3,500 committable within a 3 mile radius of the Virginia Beach Convention Center. The Virginia Beach Convention Center (VBCC) is the First LEED® Gold Certified Convention Center for existing buildings, offering 515,000 gross SF of meeting space. The facility is union free and offers complimentary parking. The VBCC is an ideal meeting facility for Organizations looking for first class service partnered with cost effective budget friendly pricing. The facility is owned and operated by the City of Virginia Beach, making negotiating and leveraging facility rental charges an added bonus.
ccessibility – Whether you arrive via car, Amtrak, Greyhound or air (Norfolk International Airport or ORF) getting to the area is easy and hassle free. For those who prefer to drive, Virginia Beach is a short day’s drive. Research shows the city is within 2/3’s daily driving distance of the nation’s population.
orporate Social Responsibility – If outreach and giving back to the community is your
Organization’s passion, then we recommend the “One Beach, One World” program. This program has a dedicated team ready to assist with customizing and designing a unique community give back program to offer to your attendees during the conference. Activities range from cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay, working on behalf of our troops, and providing care and assistance to those in need.
armonious – We bring people together like sand and surf. We invite you into our home as our guest. So sit back relax, put your feet up, and let our staff handle the details. We offer a wealth of knowledge and can assist you with planning your next conference from beginning to end leaving no detail unturned. From assistance throughout the sales process, to unique venue site selections, city official representation for welcome addresses or ground transportation coordination we have the resources to provide you the services that you require.
For assistance with planning your next Conference in Virginia Beach contact a team member. Ask them about the “Love the Moment” incentive for conferences booked during the off season and tell them “Dawn” sent you.
Until then, I look forward to meeting you at beach!!