Southwest Florida’s Fort Myers and Sanibel invite visitors to get lost in thought—and business will be all the better for it. This is an area of the Sunshine State that, in its natural environs and easy-going ambiance, caters to inspirational corporate ideas, creative conversations on strategy—and considerations of self-care.
The tone is set, of course, by views of white-sand beaches and the sounds of the gulf breeze stroking the palms, but that’s just the beginning of what makes this such a special place for business gatherings. It’s not just that, with 100 islands and over 30,000 acres of nature sanctuaries, the panorama is always picturesque: It’s that, here, nature’s bounty is completely intertwined with the modern MICE program experience. Bottlenose dolphins frolic steps away from breakfast meetings, migratory birds coast over meet-and-greets, and the tide sets the tempo of team-building activities on the water.
Destination accessibility is always a plus for attendees, and many hotels in the Fort Myers and Sanibel area are within a half-hour drive from the Southwest Florida International Airport (RSW)—so event guests will sink into serenity soon after arrival. The airport is well served by both domestic and international flights.
Al Fresco Events
It’s clear that what is good for the spirit is also good for business—so planners will want to incorporate as much sunshine and salty air into MICE programs as possible. Luckily, outdoor venues are all part of the package on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel, where so many of its meetings-ready properties have lawns and patios ready to host board meetings or banquets such as the Westin Cape Coral Resort at Marina Village, Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort & Spa, Marriott Sanibel Harbour Resort & Spa, Embassy Suites by Hilton Fort Myers Estero, Luminary Hotel & Co., and more. Area hotels, including five large conference resorts and several boutique properties, have more than 13,000 total overnight rooms and an impressive 290,000 total square feet of function space.
Networking Opportunities and Group Activities
Extraordinary opportunities to strengthen coworker connections abound on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel: group sailing courses, paddleboard yoga sessions, guided wildlife or shell-collecting ecotours, and sensory-stimulating culinary classes—just to start. Planners can charter fishing boats for small groups of attendees or send them off to one of the 90-plus golf courses in the area. There are historic walking tours to take, shopping and dining hubs, 25 spas, live theater performances and a bevy of ultra-unique attractions to explore: The Edison and Ford Winter Estates, the former Fort Myers homes of Thomas Edison and Henry Ford, for example, or the unique Bailey-Matthews National Shell Museum on Sanibel Island. Even CSR activities here, such as opportunities to participate in land or animal conservation, strengthen the special sense of place that is completely unique to Fort Myers and Sanibel.
Island Incentive Offer
Bring your May-December new meeting to one of the event properties on The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel and receive a $3 room rebate per actualized room up to $5,000.
Restrictions apply. See the full details here
Comprehensive Conference Services
With such a well-known reputation for memorable event hosting, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel’s Conference Services team is a key partner in providing resources to help plan that all-important business event:
• Attendance Builders
• Site Inspections
• Pre-Planning for Meetings and Conference needs
• Registration Assistance
• Brochure Fulfillment
• Unique, Off-Site Venues
With such a unique combination of business amenities and natural beauty, The Beaches of Fort Myers & Sanibel is the ideal place to lead the transition back to in-person meetings—who wouldn’t want to meet in paradise? Submit your RFP now.
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