Source your meetings in paradise!

Join us at the Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs. The desert’s newest casual-luxe resort, located just minutes from downtown Palm Springs, California. Celebrating the relaxed, Margaritaville state of mind, mind, the 398-room resort boasts spacious, vibrantly designed suites and public spaces with all-new food and beverage concepts, elevated lifestyle amenities, and a world-class spa centered within the iconic California landscape.

Opened in the Fall of 2020, the Margaritaville Resort Palm Springs is the first Margaritaville resort of its kind on the West Coast, serving as the gateway to Coachella Valley and the ultimate desert oasis for every kind of traveler.

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Sunday, March 5, 2023 - All Times Pacific Standard Time

12:00 pm - 3:00 pm Guest Registration & Check-In
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm Welcome Reception: Meet & Greet
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm General Session & Keynote Speaker - Bean Gill
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm Property Tour of the Hotel
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Kick off Celebration: Reception & Dinner

Monday, March 6, 2023 - All Times Pacific Standard Time

6:30 am - 7:15 am Morning Wake Up Activity
7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet
8:30 am - 10:00 am General Session & Keynote Speaker- Michael Dominguez
10:15 am - 11:30 am Meet Your Matches - Business Appointments
11:30 am - 12:00 pm Morning Break
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Meet Your Matches … Continued
1:30 pm - 2:45 pm Luncheon
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm Teambuilding Activity
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm #MeTime
6:00 pm - 9:30 pm Evening Dinner

Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - All Times Pacific Standard Time

7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast Buffet
8:30 am - 9:00am Morning Welcome
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Meet Your Matches - Business Appointments
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Luncheon
1:00 pm #MeTime & #Departures
Bean Gill - Modeling Diversity: The Transformational Impact of Unrelenting Inclusion
Bean Gill - Modeling Diversity: The Transformational Impact of Unrelenting Inclusion

Bean shares what it was like to grow up in a strict Indian family and a culture that had rigid religious rules. Heavily bullied as a child, her sudden disability was a catalyst that forced her to face trauma head on. Bean took her health into her own hands, got the answers and help she needed, and bravely embraced an 'attitude of gratitude'. Her vast experience, strong background in human connection and positive thinking strategies makes her perfect for organizations who seek ways to help employees overcome adversity, improve self-awareness, limit self-doubt, and inspire individuals to embrace change within themselves and their communities.

Check Bean Gill out
Michael Dominguez, President & CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International
Michael Dominguez, President & CEO of Associated Luxury Hotels International

Michael Dominguez serves as the President & CEO for Associated Luxury Hotels International (ALHI). ALHI is a Global Sales Organization with a team of nearly 80 professionals located among 26 offices across North America and Europe, ALHI’s serves a membership group of hotels that are Independent Hotels & Independent Brands that are an exclusive luxury collection. Prior to joining ALHI, Michael served in executive sales leadership roles with MGM Resorts, Loews Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Starwood Hotels and many more.

Check out Michael Dominguez's latest Podcast

TESTIMONIALS

I enjoyed meeting with the suppliers, as well as planners.  It is always so enlightening at these experiences to be able to discuss the highs and lows of the hospitality industry.

Michelle Rydzewski, Kadant Solutions

 

Spot on speakers, gorgeously planned surprises, and serious business happened at the Eau Palm Beach at the Smart Meetings event! We are grateful for the excellent contacts and wonderful memories we made! Thank you!

Ashley Baptiste, Conferences Connect

 

I thought having hosted an event at my property that I had already saturated the audience that would attend the event, but I was mistaken! I met mostly NEW planners who had heard about the event hosted at my location but now I was able to full immerse myself in the experience with them. I walked away with two RFP’s and 4 hot leads. We will certainly budget to attend another show in the future.

Tiffany DiPasquale, Director of Sales & Marketing, Hotel Drover

 

Great Event! Kudos to the whole team! Both nights’ events were fabulous. Loved the unique way to use the spa, and will be reaching out to one of our local spas to create something similar and food, music and the whole experience at the market was great.

Julie Stow, Cedar Rapids Tourism

FAQS

Smart Meeting events are 100% complimentary for qualified meeting planners. Hotels and destinations, please contact your sales rep at salesteam@smartmeetings.com for your best available rate.

We use a sophisticated software to custom match our planners with premier properties and destination partners that fit your region, budget and venue preferences. As the event nears, planners and suppliers will have the opportunity to select their appointment preferences to ensure their highest attendee satisfaction.

Yes! Planners are welcome to attend a regional event and one national event each year. Hotels and Destination partners may attend unlimited events.

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