Just 90 minutes north of Detroit, you'll find a little gem of a meeting place. It's the only place in the world where you can immerse your group in the traditions of an authentic Bavarian town, whisk away your attendees for an after-conference dinner sail on the bay of Lake Huron, and introduce them to the roaring hospitality that can only come from a region so close-knit and unique, you'll leave feeling like you went on both a business trip and a vacation. That's because we offer our meeting planners and attendees the variety and capacity of a bustling city, all while treating them with the hospitality and attentiveness we'd give to our own family and friends.

You'll find this same spirit of service not only in our hotel meeting venues, but also in our fresh, fun (and sometimes totally-off-the-wall) alternative meeting venues.

Did we mention that our Meetings & Conventions Manager, Sonja, REALLY loves her job? Combine that with her 22 years of experience in the hospitality industry, and we think you've got a pretty powerful planning partner on your side.

Sonja (and our whole Great Lakes Bay Family) are here to help you with every piece of the planning puzzle, including:
• RFP / Bidding Process Support
• Familiarization Tours
• Site selection coordination
• Unique, custom group activities and itineraries
• Transportation options
• Free visitor guides & materials for attendees
• Programming / event planning assistance
• Licensing & permits
• Volunteers
• Official welcome letters & welcome videos
• Photo gallery access for promotional use
• Public relations assistance & media contacts

Ask Our Meetings Expert

Our Meetings & Conventions Manager, Sonja, is one of those rare people who really loves her job. Really. You'll know it from the first time you meet her or talk to her on the phone. That's because she's just about as close as it gets to the definition of hospitality (she's been in the business for over ___ years). But don't let her fool you. She's just as experienced as she is enthusiastic, and she'll help you create a meeting or convention that truly delivers for your group - on time, under budget, and better than you could have ever imagined.

From initial meetings and site inspections to the nitty gritty day-before details, Sonja will be with you every step of the way to answer questions, help with the bidding process, coordinate familiarization tours, and welcome your attendees to their new favorite meeting place.

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