MEETING PACKAGE: Cheeca Lodge Offers Discounts for Groups

Cheeca Lodge & Spa, 90 minutes south of Miami in the Florida Keys, is offering special savings and incentives for groups that book between August 17 and October 9, 2008. Cheeca's landmark fishing pier, palm-lined beaches and tropical spa lagoon offer stunning backdrops for outdoor meetings and themed-events.

Groups can take advantage of Deluxe Resort View Rooms starting at $169 a night (Sunday to Wednesday), as well as a number of discounts throughout the resort. These include 10 percent off spa treatments and water sports, meeting room rental waived, F&B minimums waived, special pricing on group excursions and $10 off meeting planner day packages.

Cheeca's new Group Referral Program allows participants to qualify to earn $500 towards their next group booking. Cheeca's conference center has 4,200 square feet of flexible meeting space for groups up to 200, while the oceanfront boardroom seats 12 and features a sunken coral porch that opens directly to the beach. For a truly unusual experience, groups can start the day with a sunrise breakfast cruise on Cheeca's 39' motor catamaran, followed by a team-building excursion to historic Indian Key, a nearby private island.

A limited number of rooms will be offered at $169 on Sunday to Wednesday nights and a select number of rooms starting at $199 will be offered Thursday through Saturday. Rates do not include the $39 daily resort fee or 11.5 % tax. This offer is limited to groups of at least 10, with a two-night minimum stay. Actual group concessions offered will be based on group size and will be at the discretion of Cheeca Lodge & Spa; restrictions apply. Offers are based on availability and may not be combined with other offers; blackout dates may apply. For reservations and more information, contact the Group Sales office at (305) 470-1955 or (800) 541-3491.