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June 22, 2010 13:30 ET

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort and Orlando Hotels Utilize iPad to Enhance Meeting Planner Site Visit Experience

LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL--(Marketwire - June 22, 2010) -  The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort, a leader in Orlando hotels and individual hotel technology, has introduced Apple's iPad into its sales function. This innovative new technology will now accompany sales professionals during meeting planner site visits, serving as a useful tool to help planners more thoroughly evaluate the property's 329,000 square feet of meeting space. As an added bonus, planners can also take home a free iPad after their site visit. 

Meeting planners can tour the property with a sales team member equipped with an iPad. While on the tour, planners will be able to view diagrams and dimensions of meeting space, photos and menus of the restaurants, a map of the property, lists of amenities at the Swan and Dolphin Orlando hotels and much more from any location on property. 

Planners on site visits presenting an RFP for 500 room nights or more can receive complimentary use of the iPad for the duration of their stay. Those who contract the meeting will get to keep their iPad and can receive another for every additional 500 room nights booked.

"Apple's iPad provides us with the perfect means to access resort images, diagrams and information remotely during a site visit," said Eric Opron, director of sales and marketing for the 2,265-room resort. "This is a major benefit to a planner viewing a property of our size and scope, and is also useful when viewing a space being utilized in a different configuration by another group."

The resort's technology team has developed a customized iPad application which offers simple-touch screen navigation for several categories of information including: arrival details, guest room configurations, meeting space layouts, restaurant overviews, hotel amenities, Disney services and information on partner companies available for sub-contracting needs. 

The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort is a nationally respected and recognized leader in the convention resort arena. One of the most ideally located hotels near Disney, situated in the heart of Walt Disney World Resort, the resort offers 2,265 Orlando hotel rooms and over 329,000 square feet of meeting space and award-winning banquets and catering services.

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