Fire Damages Popular Meetings Venue in Florida

The Saddlebrook Resort in the Tampa, Florida suburb of Wesley Chapel has suffered over $1 million in damages as the result of fir on the property June 12th. The Royal Palm Ballroom and adjacent conference space were damaged in the fire, suffering mostly due to attendant smoke and water. A Saddlebrook spokesperson says there have been no cancellations at the property thus far, but groups planning to use the Royal Palm Ballroom will have to be relocated to other areas of the resort. It has not yet been determined when the Ballroom will be ready for groups again.