For this important conference, Landry & Kling will bring in two cruise ships, the Carnival Victory and Caribbean Princess, to provide close to 3,000 rooms for the event. Increasingly, dockside charters like these have become vital for booking large-scale conferences and global events in regions where demand for accommodations outstrips supply.
Aside from fulfilling the immediate need for guest rooms, Landry & Kling's CEO Joyce Landry says, "The ships are ideally located just steps away from the center of summit activity, docked in downtown
Both ships will be docked adjacent to the Hyatt Hotel and a short distance from the Summit Village, which will be a main gathering spot for delegates and special guests. Landry says the per-room cost is comparable to any hotel in
A very important factor is for the ships to be a self-liquidating expense in the summit budget. As a cost recovery initiative, both ships will set sail after the summit is over, on 4-day post summit cruises with all revenues going to the government to defray the cost of deploying the vessels to
For Landry & Kling,managing dockside charters as floating hotels is an extension of the
company's ability to create highly memorable incentive cruise programs and meetings at sea. It has been organizing cruise events around the globe for more than 27 years. In fact, providing additional housing where none is available has been their hallmark. The company has become a leading provider of ship charters for corporate meetings and conferences, as well as all types of high-profile global and governmental events, including the 2005 Super Bowl in
For previous events, Landry & Kling's floating hotels and meeting facilities at sea have served anywhere from 150 to 15,000 guests, and the equivalent of more than 42,000 room nights. Even on land, that is a major accomplishment.
The two ship charters organized by Landry & Kling have made an invaluable contribution to the logistical needs of the event.
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About Landry & Kling
Landry & Kling, cruise event specialists and pioneers of the meetings-at-sea concept, provides turnkey solutions for the planning and implementation of meetings and events-at-sea. Landry & Kling aims to create the most effective, efficient and unforgettable cruise
events and provides expertise in incentive travel, ship buy-outs, multiple dockside ship charters for global events and other on-board corporate functions -- from site selection and ship sourcing, to contract negotiations and custom cruise planning. In