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Mark the Summer Conference Season at Doral Arrowwood

Rye Brook, New York, July 2016 …Legendary Doral Arrowwood, the New York metro area’s top resort, is ready for the summer conference season with a new meeting package, next-generation technology, 110,000 additional square feet of space, refreshed guestrooms and an inspiring new teambuilding program from True North Team Building LLC. These innovations were launched by Benchmark Hospitality International, a leading U.S.-based hospitality management company, which added the award-winning property to its Benchmark Resorts & Hotels portfolio last September. The packages offered are part of the Benchmark Conference Plan (BCP), Benchmark Hospitality’s answer to the Complete Meeting Package, a one-price-per-person package tailored to each client’s specific objectives. BCP packages include overnight accommodations, all meals and refreshments, conference space, meeting planning and servicing support and high-tech audiovisual.

Summer Perks Meeting Package  Meeting planners can reserve summer meetings of at least 25 BCP room nights and receive “summer perks” to enhance the meeting experience.  Doral Arrowwood’s Summer Perks Meeting Package includes summer-themed refreshment breaks, and the choice of an upgrade to a private outdoor barbecue with summer activities on the lawn, or a private outdoor reception overlooking the golf course or pool.

Doral Arrowwood offers a variety indoor and outdoor dining and reception spaces, including the Overlook Restaurant & Terrace, Main Street, the Atrium Patio, the tented Pavilion, Mulligans Outdoor Café and the poolside terrace -- many ideal for summer events.

The Summer Perks Meeting Package is from $369 per person.  Bookings must be made by August 10, 2016 for meetings to take place prior to September 10, 2016.  The package is subject to availability and applies to new meetings only with 25 BCP room nights or more.

True North Teambuilding Office Escape

A conference industry legend for over three decades, Doral Arrowwood continues to innovate and expand with an exciting new program from True North Team Building, LLC. The True North Office Escape challenges teams to "escape" an office or conference room, putting their teamwork and problem solving skills to the test.  The program is based on the popular "virtual room escape" genre of video games, and is quite challenging, as team members work together to solve puzzles, riddles and other clues.

Participants can use smart phones and tablets to find solutions, according to True North's Chief Experience Officer, Cindy Crean.  Presented by highly experienced facilitators, the hour-and-a-half exercise not only helps to create productive teams, it provides insight into the dynamics of how participants actually interact on the job. "The feedback we provide to clients after the program is what really differentiates it from more traditional teambuilding exercises," Crean notes.

Doral Arrowwood’s inspirational teambuilding retreat programs also include Project Excel, Paintball, and Corporate Olympics.  The resort’s numerous recreational facilities can also be used for teambuilding exercises and for relaxation and socializing.

Next Generation Technology

New innovations in technology bring the resort’s IT services to significant and far-reaching levels of efficiency and connectivity.  In a global meetings industry, today’s meeting planners demand a level of connectivity that reaches a very broad range of locations and audiences. The Wi-Fi system throughout Doral Arrowwood has been upgraded with a new high-speed system that provides global reach. With this, guests can check work and personal emails, update social networks, video chat and stream the web. Once connected, guests enjoy these benefits throughout the whole property including outdoor restaurants and the pool area.

Along with new High Speed Internet access, Doral Arrowwood now offers custom packages in all meeting rooms. Planners and guests can enjoy greater Internet speeds up to 250mbs, custom Wi-Fi naming (SSID) for their groups, custom access codes that would allow all their attendees to have accessibility throughout the property, and a custom Landing Page that can promote their company logo. Doral Arrowwood can also create Virtual Private Networks for clients that require a more secure connection to their home office.  The resort can offer dedicated Public IP addresses for clients who request direct access into their system. With this new resource, Doral Arrowwood can completely customize a meeting to the client’s specific needs.

Technical improvements extend to the resort’s Guest Services, with the Front Desk computer systems replaced with a state-of-the-art version of Opera. This will enhance the meeting guest’s check-in / check-out experience and enable better tracking of customer history and guests’ preferences. 

Doral Arrowwood’s professional onsite audiovisual department utilizes newly-designed projectors and audio systems, installed in the seven main meeting rooms of the Doral Executive Center. These expansive conference spaces are further enhanced by new fabric-wrapped acoustical panels and upgraded LED lighting.

The Doral Executive Center

The Doral Executive Center, newly available to the commercial meetings and special events markets, includes 110,000 additional square feet of extraordinary space to accommodate small meetings or larger gatherings of up to 174 people. This comprehensive meeting environment contains 10 meeting rooms, 11 breakout rooms, an executive conference room, a 174-seat amphitheater, two 50-seat amphitheaters, and 13 small office spaces. All conference space has been recently renovated. The private Overlook Restaurant completes the center, offering an exclusive option for casual group lunches or upscale group dinners.  Wi-Fi is available throughout the Doral Executive Center. A professional, onsite audiovisual department provides the most modern production equipment.

For more information on Doral Arrowwood Summer Meeting Packages call 914-935-6622, or visit http://www.doralarrowwood.com/westchester_conference_center/

About Doral Arrowwood Resort

Doral Arrowwood is located amid 114 wooded acres in Rye Brook (Westchester County), New York, just 30 miles north of New York City.  The 369-guestroom Doral Arrowwood is the only resort in the New York metropolitan area, and is an enchanting location for weekends of leisure, dazzling weddings and special events, important meetings and superb dining.  It is easily reached via various interstate highways linking the resort to New York and nearby Connecticut and New Jersey, as well as New York’s airports. 

The “Doral Executive Center” at Doral Arrowwood is newly available and includes 110,000 additional square feet of event space to accommodate small or larger gatherings of up to 174 people. This comprehensive environment contains a 174-seat amphitheater, two 50-seat amphitheaters, meeting and event rooms.  WiFi is available throughout and a professional, onsite audiovisual department provides the most modern production equipment. 

Doral Arrowwood also offers an Executive Boardroom that features a private dining room, butler service and a private concierge.  The resort’s inspirational teambuilding retreat programs include Project Excel, Paintball, and Corporate Olympics.  The property’s numerous recreational facilities, including golf, can also be used for teambuilding exercises and for relaxation and socializing.  

Doral Arrowwood’s three restaurants, The Atrium, Mulligans Café and The Pub, draw both guests and locals.   The resort is a member of Benchmark Resorts & Hotels®m and IACC.   www.doralarrowwood.com/

Contact: Ken Ellens

KenEllens@aol.com / 201-758-2864

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