Review of site visit properties chosen for lodging for the upcoming

2017 Workloaders Benchmarking Alliance Summit

 

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Graylyn Conference Center:
The grounds are 50 acres or so of manicured lawns with a pool area, small pond and creek and has a “country” atmosphere.  The mews are located a short walk from the manor house but have similar amenities (you can use the Mews service or go the Manor building)  that include Coffee/hot chocolate, 24 hour free novelty ice cream, free bike use, free WIFI, an extensive buffet breakfast with made to order omelets, and amazing customer service.  Graylyn provides shuttle service to most places and has a shuttle from the airport that is $40. 

KIMPTON CARDINAL HOTEL.

Room was nice, clean, modern. 6 large windows with a downtown view.  Room had a clothes iron/ironing board, robes, yoga mat, fridge with minibar, and other amenities upon request (coffee maker, etc).  Wi-Fi $13 a day but, if you sign up for Kimpton rewards it is free.  Free wine tasting daily 5-6 with some meats and cheeses, flavored water and coffee complimentary in check in area.  Valet $22 a day. Bikes, pool table, basketball, shuffle board, bowling, and fitness center included.  Hotel has a great bar and restaurant.  Food, coffee, and various shops nearby (5-10 minute walk or could take one of the bikes). 

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