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The American Club Resort Hotel to Host 2nd Annual Independent Resorts Insurance Summit

DURHAM, NC (JUNE 2011) – The American Club Resort Hotel, a AAA Five Diamond Resort for the past 25 years, will play host to the 2nd Annual “Independent Resorts Insurance Summit” Tuesday, August 2 through Friday, August 5, 2011. The invitation only conference will bring together 11 of the nation’s most exclusive independent luxury resorts along with the insurance industry’s top executives and meeting planning professionals. The keynote speaker will be motivation expert and author New York Times bestseller, The Carrot Principal, Chester Elton. The event will also feature an intimate acoustic show by legendary corporate entertainer, Philip Myers.

The Independent Resorts Insurance Summit was designed to foster and strengthen relationships among the independent resorts and their clients, while also promoting strategic thinking among industry executives about best practices and emerging trends. “The insurance industry now manages the public’s perception of how it spends money which forces meeting planners to revaluate their travel and incentive programs. In turn, resorts change their offerings to align with the needs of their clients without losing the wow-factor of their experience,” explained Danielle Hinesley of HB Hospitality, co-host of the event. “By connecting key leaders from the hospitality and insurance industries, we bridge the divide so everyone’s needs are met.”

First held at Pinehurst Resort in October 2011, The Independent Resorts Insurance Summit has been organized by Arthur Gordon, Senior Sales Manager with The American Club Resort and Danielle Hinesley, Principal of HB Hospitality, LLC. Resorts participating in this year’s Summit also include San Diego’s The Grand Del Mar and The Lodge at Torrey Pines; Hammock Beach Resort of Palm Coast, FL; Montage Deer Valley; Ojai Valley Inn & Spa; PGA National Resort; Pinehurst Resort; The Sagamore; The Sanctuary at Kiawah Island, and Sea Island Resort.

The American Club Resort (, the Midwest’s only AAA Five Diamond resort-hotel for 25 consecutive years is home to Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run golf venues; Kohler Waters Spa; The Gardens of Kohler; The Shops at Woodlake Kohler; Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates, River Wildlife and Riverbend. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.

HB Hospitality, LLC ( provides integrated marketing solutions to the world’s top independent luxury resorts and hospitality industry suppliers. For more information about HB Hospitality and how they can assist your property or to attend a future Industry Summit or Customer Reception, please contact Danielle Hinesley at 919-358-0917 or


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Danielle Hinesley, HB Hospitality