La Torretta Hosts Back-to-Back Prestigious Industry Organizations
La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa will play host to two highly recognized organizations as the summer travel season kicks-off. Meeting Planners International (MPI) Houston Area Chapter and Texas Golf Writers Association (TGWA) have both selected the spectacular, La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa the weekend of June 22-25 for their highly anticipated annual events.
For the first time MPI incorporates a getaway weekend for their members by bringing them to award winning La Torretta. “The MPI-HAC ingoing and outgoing Board of Directors as well as all of our sponsors are really excited about our upcoming Awards Gala at La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa,” said Vanezza Garza, Corporate Events & Occasions, MPI-HAC President. “We have been planning this for a year and can hardly believe it is almost here. The staff at the resort is so wonderful to work with and I was impressed at all the changes made since my last visit in January. La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa is truly a fantastic resort and one of a kind in the state of Texas!”
MPI, the meeting and event industry’s most vibrant global community, helps its members thrive by providing human connections to knowledge and ideas, relationships, and marketplaces. MPI membership is comprised of more than 23,000 members belonging to 71 chapters and clubs worldwide. Its vision is to build a rich global meeting industry community.
MPI will top off their stay June 23 with a “Havana Nights” Gala, while introducing their new board and handing out this years’ awards. The evening will end with the attendees enjoying dancing and listening to the hottest Havana Style music within the confines of the stunning La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa.
La Torretta will gear back up on June 24 to host the Texas Golf Writers Association as the organization celebrates its 25th anniversary. Sixteen of the best Texas Golf Writers will take over and hit the links on La Torretta’s pristine 18-hole golf course. Founded in 1987 the TGWA is comprised of more than 40 writers, broadcasters and telecasters who regularly cover local, regional and national golf.
Golf course architect Jeff Blume, principal of Jeffrey D. Blume, Limited, will address the group about the $2 million course renovation his firm completed at La Torretta at a dinner on June 25 after the group plays a round on the course. "Our last annual meeting and championship at this property was in 1998," said Doug Kienitz of Georgetown, TGWA president. "We are eager to experience all the new things La Torretta has to offer."
The TGWA Championship will be played on June 25. Roy Lang of the Shreveport Times is the defending champion. Best-selling author Curt Sampson, who also writes for Golf Digest and GolfWorld magazines, will be seeking to capture his 9th TGWA title.
Both of these events are amazing opportunities for La Torretta to showcase their wonderful staff, their amazing accommodations of 445 suites, and 73,000 of square feet of flexible meeting facilities perfect for any convention or social event. La Torretta is proud to host these two world class organizations over the weekend showing that the travel and convention industry is alive and thriving. La Torretta is excited and looks forward to hosting these events and many more conventions that are scheduled at the resort this year.
La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa is a world class, 4-Diamond, all-suite resort located on the natural shores of Lake Conroe just outside of downtown Houston. After a $130 million transformation, La Torretta entices guests with unmatched outdoor adventures as Houston’s playground waiting to be discovered. La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa amenities include a variety of pools, fitness & recreation, SpaTerre, 24-hour business centers, an aqua park and golf. For additional information on La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa, visit www.LaTorrettaLakeResort.com or call 936-448-4400.