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The All-Under-One Roof Convention Adventure Is Growing

Sponsored by Kalahari Resorts & Conventions

Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in the Pocono Mountains is already a favorite of meeting planners, CEOs and association executives alike, due to its ability to customize based on business goals and to drive attendance. And now, the venue, which puts state-of-the-art convention spaces, ample guest suites, a world-class spa, fully equipped fitness centers and a variety of dining options all under one roof, is once again expanding to accommodate its ever-growing convention guest lists. In late 2019, 134,000 square feet of flexible meeting space will be added to the state-of-the-art convention space, which features hi-def projectors and monitors, advanced lighting and AV controls, upgraded 10-hour ergonomic chairs, and Internet bandwidth speeds with 1 GB capacity. The expansion brings the convention center to 234,000 square feet and meeting rooms to 39, and adds a 38,000-square-foot ballroom to join the 25,000-square-foot and 9,000-square-foot ones. Enormous prefunction spaces, enhanced load-in and load-out capabilities, and substantial registration and client office areas round out the incredible convention center expansion.

This development follows closely behind the recent spring 2017 expansion, which added 520 guest rooms, including two new styles — Three-Bedroom Pride Suites and Big Five Suites, and three new dining experiences. The expansion also added bigger and better attraction offerings and an additional Kalahari Fitness and Training Center.

Over 22,000 groups and meeting planners have experienced unique convention adventures and have planned the event of their careers, thanks to a dedicated staff that makes the process effortless. A team — with over 400 years of combined experience — will cover everything from catering and team-building ideas to room layout and media needs, to ensure each event meets and exceeds C-suite expectations. Seamless operations, creative planning tools, a willingness to adjust to personal needs, free Wi-Fi and beautiful, varied spaces that accommodate events of all sizes and budgets makes this the experience of a lifetime for planners — and for guests, too.

To top it off, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions in the Pocono Mountains is under two hours from New York, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Scranton and Allentown, offering a short commute but enough separation for guests to completely focus on the beyond-expectations convention experience.

Christopher AchacosoThe All-Under-One Roof Convention Adventure Is Growing