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Creative Event And Meeting Venues Offered To Groups at America’s Premier Shopping Places

( 2007, Chicago, Ill.,…America’s Premier Shopping Places, a unique collection of tourism-oriented shopping and dining destinations located throughout the USA, are welcoming an increasing number of group travelers who are seeking an alternative to traditional hotel conference rooms for their events. Due to the scenic locations of many of America’s Premier Shopping Places, the interest in hosting private and/or semi-private events at the centers continues to grow.

Imagine an outdoor event overlooking the mighty Mississippi River or the Brooklyn Bridge, tropical gardens in Hawaii, the waterfront view of Biscayne Bay in Miami, Boston’s historic 19th century buildings and cobblestone streets, the replicated Grand Canal of Venice, lakeside settings in Des Moines, Providence, and Orlando, to suggest just a few.

Centers such as Ala Moana Center in Honolulu, Fashion Show and The Grand Canal Shoppes in Las Vegas, Galleria Dallas, The Shoppes at La Cantera in San Antonio, Riverwalk Marketplace in New Orleans, Water Tower Place is Chicago, South Street Seaport in New York, Faneuil Hall Marketplace in Boston, Harborplace and The Gallery in Baltimore, Bayside Marketplace in Miami and others are working with travel professionals to customize events and activities onsite to meet a group’s needs. The marketing teams at America’s Premier Shopping Places are experts in coordinating not only venues, but catering and entertainment as well to support group event requests.

In addition to site rentals, many centers have amphitheaters or performing stages for presentations. Fashion Show Las Vegas boasts a state-of-the-art indoor event venue with an 80-foot retractable runway and stage box, LED screens suspended from the ceiling with theatrical lighting, sound and special effects. Performance stages are popular with student/youth travelers and international performing groups seeking access to public appearances in centers such as South Street Seaport in New York, Bayside Marketplace in Miami, Harborplace in Baltimore and other waterfront marketplace center environments.
America’s Premier Shopping Places’ marketing professionals also assist group planners in developing spouse programs and activities that include retailers and restaurants at the center such as wardrobe seminars, fashion shows and beauty makeovers, or chef demos, wine tastings, and cooking classes, etc. to provide attendees a unique and memorable experience during their meeting or event.

America's Premier Shopping Places is an award-winning branded collection of tourism-oriented shopping centers located throughout the United States which are owned and/or managed by General Growth Properties, Inc. The centers are located in the heart of America's best-loved cities as well as along America's scenic highways and byways, attracting millions of visitors annually from around the world. For a complete listing of destinations and further information, along with high-resolution photos, visit or contact Carolyn Feimster, Tourism Representative at href="">

General Growth Properties, Inc. is the second largest U.S.-based publicly traded Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT). General Growth currently has ownership interest and management responsibility for a portfolio of 209 regional shopping malls in 45 states, as well as ownership in planned community developments and commercial office buildings. The company portfolio totals approximately 200 million square feet of retail space and includes over 18,000 retailers nationwide. General Growth Properties, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP. For more information, please visit the company Web site at

Az Travel Marketing, Inc. Kathy Anderson Email: Telefon: 602-678-1007

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