This week’s Blog is an interview with Meeting

This week’s Blog is an interview with Meeting Planner Jennifer Farrell: 

What are you most excited about with the Clearwater Beach Vacation of a Lifetime?
I absolutely love greeting the Representatives and the families and guests at the airport, to see everyone’s excitement as they come off the planes is always super fun.  Love seeing all that purple luggage along the luggage carousels is great – the airport employees are always asking me “Who are you guys?” (Don’t forget to bring mini’s with you on vacations – you never know who you will meet!!)  I am also so excited to see the Reps and their families enjoy the beautiful beaches along Clearwater – to see the kids playing building sand castles will be terrific.  I wonder if anyone is willing to bury me in the sand??  One of my favorite days is the group picture day when we just take over the place with all those SHS t-shirts everywhere.  And then there is our brunch, yummm, all the food is just so delicious, my mouth is just watering thinking about it now.  OK, was the question one thing, nope, I can keep going right?? I’m so excited about everything on this trip, it is going to be so much fun for everyone of all ages – it’s the perfect location! 

Is there one thing you MUST do while you are there?
If I had to narrow it down to one must thing – I will say it is to go see Winter the Dolphin if you are bringing your kids with you!  If you aren’t traveling with kids (and actually even if you are – and because I just can’t limit it to one thing!) it would be definitely be the sunset.  Or wait, maybe you should parasail if you’ve never done that before, it’s so fun – in Clearwater you go off the back of a boat, it’s so exciting.  Orrrr, take the Jolly Trolly around the area (cheaper than renting a car!) to see the other beaches and the community.  Of course, you must stop at Crabby Bills Seafood Company for a New England Lobster Roll Sandwich (slurp.)  Oh wait, this question did just say one thing, right?  Sorry about that, I am not so good at following rules – just don’t ask me where the next vacation is – that I can keep a secret!

Is it true the sunsets are breathtaking?
The sunsets are beyond breathtaking.  Pier 60 Festival is a nightly sunset celebration that takes place in Pier 60 Park on Clearwater Beach, Florida. This free family event features artisans, crafters, street performers and musical entertainment, weather permitting.  And Pier 60 is within walking distance from our hotel – you can’t beat that! 

How beautiful and relaxing is the Beach in Clearwater?
It is so beautiful –Cari & Madolyn certainly know how to pick trips for you.  I keep thinking each trip, it can’t get better than the last one – and then it does.  The trip can be as relaxing as you want to make it.  Voted the “Best Beach Town in Florida” by USA Today readers in January 2013, Clearwater Beach is lauded for its gorgeous white sand and sparkling waters, not to mention beachside fun for all ages, from kid-friendly water sports and cruises to dining and dancing hot spots. It beat out nine other popular Sunshine State destinations, including Siesta Key, Sanibel Island and Miami Beach. Stop by in the morning and say hello to me at the Hospitality Desk then grab a cup of coffee at Coasters Lounge before taking a long walk down the pristine beach or building a sand castle with your family.  Or just grab a chair and soak up the sun for the entire day – this trip is yours to make what you want out of it!  It truly will be your Vacation of a Lifetime. 

Why is this a great spot to bring your family?
There is beyond so much to do in Clearwater.  A visit to Winter the dolphin and all his friends at the Clearwater Marine Aquarium.  Water sports is always something super fun to try, you can take an excursion to go off-shore or spear fishing, or even scuba diving.  Try your hand at jet-skiing or maybe a more low key day with the family dolphin watching.  Or are you the adventurous type?  Will we be watching you parasail – that would certainly be one for the photo album!!  Or maybe you’ll just spend the day doing some shopping and grabbing something to eat at one of the many fabulous restaurants Clearwater has to offer.  No matter what you choose to do, you will find it in Clearwater – there truly is something for everyone!

What is your favorite part of the Hilton Clearwater Beach?
I think my favorite part of the Hilton is that it is so centrally located to everything.  You are located right on the beach, within walking distance to so many great restaurants and attractions, but the hotel has great dining options – you wouldn’t actually need to leave the hotel for anything if you didn’t want to!! 

Why is Clearwater Beach ideal for a Vacation of a Lifetime?
Clearwater Beach is ideal because there is something for everyone.  If you are bringing small children, you can hit the beach and spend the day building sandcastles.  If you are making this is a girls trip, you can spend the day lazing by the pool and maybe the evening enjoying some fine dining.  If this is a romantic get-away for you and your partner, you can have a romantic starlight dinner cruise to cap off one of the evenings off!  Choose to make this vacation whatever you want – you earned it, you deserve it and we are so proud of your accomplishments!! 

Looking forward to seeing you in Clearwater!!

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