Planners looking for an unparalleled meeting destination will find plenty of choices in the U.S. Virgin Islands. With three distinct options —St. Croix, St. John, and St. Thomas—there are a variety of selections to identify the perfect setting to enhance a meeting’s productivity and create just the right inspiration a group will need.
“Plan Before you Land” – New Smartphone App, Revamped Meetings Brochure& RFP Feature
Meeting planners now have multiple options to assist with planning an event in the USVI. In addition to working with the Destination Management Companies, the USVI Department of Tourism’s official free “My Virgin Islands” smartphone app allows planners to bookmark points of interest before arriving, and access up-to-date information about activities and attractions on-island. App users can seamlessly peruse USVI photo and video galleries and view island webcam footage and site reviews.
The app is free* and can be downloaded at www.myvirginislands.com to iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch devices (with iOS version 3.1 or higher), Android smartphones (with Android OS version 1.6 or higher) and Blackberry smartphones (Blackberry OS version 5.0 or higher).
Additionally, the “Meetings & Incentives” page on VisitUSVI.com is a great resource for meeting planners and those looking for information about planning an event in paradise. Resources include the revamped Meetings and Incentives brochure, which provides groups with the latest services and attractions available and a RFP online form, which helps planners begin preparing the perfect getaway.
Hotel Renovations – Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, St. Thomas Renovation
Groups can find a range of accommodations in the USVI and those traveling this fall can be amongst the first to experience the $48 million dollar renovationat Frenchman’s Reef Marriott & Morning Star Resort.The resort is on schedule for its impressive transformation to be completed in October 2011. In addition to giving the 302 guest rooms of the resort’s main tower a completely new interior that incorporates a fresh color scheme and modern furnishings, restoration plans also include an updated and expanded spa, new health club, a redesign of the outdoor common areas including the pool and a makeover of the “Windows on the Harbor” restaurant. www.frenchmansreefmarriott.com
For more information on meetings and incentive offerings in the USVI, please visit www.visitusvi.com or call (800) 372-USVI.
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