Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Feel the Breeze!

Ahhhhhhh feel that awesome cool breeze! While many of you come to the Florida Beaches for the heat, the locals live and breathe for the cool breezes of the Fall, Winter, and Spring. Oh, I'm sure there are more than a few of us who are in love with the heat but I'm going to go out on a limb and say that most Floridians arent a huge fan of the Summer. The grass is always greener and all. This week, the beloved and sought after cool breezes have crept in. The coolness of the impending Fall season touches your face like a tantalizing reminder that the seasons are about to change. Sure, it's still in the upper 80's the majority of the time, but that subtle cool breeze is laying the undertones for the upcoming seasons.

Most destination and beach hotels, such as our hotel, try to push the Summer as our high season. We love our summer guests in all their beach day glory with their sunblock, coolers of beer, iPods, and their beach hair. While we are a predominately high-summer season hotel, WINTER AND SPRING ARE WHERE IT'S AT! If I could get on the phone with every potential guest wondering if they should come to the Beach this Fall, I would scream from the mountain tops that it's the "most wonderful time of the year"! Because seriously, it is. Dont believe me? Come stay for a weekend, or heck, stay for a week because once you get a taste of the beach with the wind carrying all the sounds and smells of the beach in 70 degree weather...well, let's just say its incredibly close to perfection.

In other news - we have a new staff member at the hotel! Our sales team welcomes Ms. Jennifer Bates to the property as our Corporate Sales Manager. She's been here a week and it's been determined that she's pretty much awesome. If you're a corporate group looking for a great location for your meeting, or if you just want to get some feelers out there for a Christmas party or a company incentive group, give Jennifer a buzz!

Jennifer Bates, Corporate Sales Manager
(phone) 850.337.7062 (email)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Long Time No Blog!

It's been awhile since this blog has been updated. And for that dear readers, I apologize. It would seem that Blogger was momentarily blocked by our hotel servers and it took a bit of doing to get logged back in. None the less, here we are, blogging away.

In this blog, I wont mention our fabulous vacation packages or our new and improved wedding on the beach package. I wont even mention how incredibly awesome our sales team is at bringing in a tremendous amount of group business for an outstanding July and August. Instead, I'm going to focus on a few press releases we've been featured in as of late. For this post, we'd like to present the article from the Northwest Florida Daily News:

Embassy Suites receives several awards

Lynn Holland, CHME, senior sales manager at Embassy Suites Destin/Miramar Beach, recently accepted an award in recognition of Embassy Suites Destin's support of the Society of Government Meeting Planners Capitol Chapter in Tallahassee.
Embassy Suites also has received the J.D. Power Award for Highest Guest Satisfaction among upscale, full-service hotels, marking eight times in the last 10 years it has earned this honor. The Destin/Miaramar Beach location will celebrate by hosting the business community at the upcoming Destin Chamber's Monthly Luncheon, which will be at 11:30am August 19, 2009.