Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort, Debuts $25 Million Legends Ballroom

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Renovations include meeting and event space Blue Monster golf course and Spa at Doral enhancements.

Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort, rings in 2007 with the debut of the 60,000-square-foot Legends Ballroom. The new $25 million facility features a 24,000-square-foot ballroom with 22-foot ceilings and 27,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor pre-function space. Accommodating up to 2,000 attendees, the Legends Ballroom is the ideal location for corporate events, meetings, elaborate receptions and unforgettable social affairs.

"The Legends Ballroom, in addition to our existing Miami banquet rooms, and meeting and convention space, offers the opportunity to host larger events in a truly legendary setting, further enhancing Doral's position as one of the country's premier golf resort and spa destinations," said Tuni Kyi, vice president and general manager of Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort.

As one of Miami's premier resorts, the Miami, FL, hotel features more than 110,000 square feet of function space in over 40 rooms. The flexible space can be sectioned into 12 break-out rooms and boasts state-of-the-art technology. Offering meeting planners the unique opportunity to interact with Doral's renowned chefs, the Legends Ballroom also features a modern kitchen where chefs will be able to showcase their culinary masterpieces as they prepare menu selections for each event.

The Legends Ballroom is named in honor of the renowned guests that have stayed and played the resort's Miami golf courses since its opening 45 years ago, including Tiger Woods, Jackie Gleason, Joe Namath and Greg Norman to name a few. "Doral has a rich history of hosting legendary moments, from Tiger Woods' unbelievable eagle in 2005 during the 'Duel at Doral' against arch rival Phil Mickelson to Greg Norman's three amazing PGA Championship wins," said Kyi, "The Legends Ballroom pays tribute to this extraordinary history, as well as providing the opportunity to host legendary events to come."

The new Legends Ballroom is one of several renovations taking place at the resort in 2007, including a $2 million renewal of the treatment rooms at the European-inspired Spa at Doral and $3 million renovation of guestrooms and meeting space. Doral Golf Resort & Spa will also enhance the leisure amenities at the resort, adding four tennis courts and replacing the greens on the Gold Course.

In 2006, the resort's famed Blue Monster golf course underwent its own makeover. The Blue Monster, one of five championship golf courses on property, re-opened on September 25, 2006, after a four-month renovation, including a series of refinements designed to create more consistent playing conditions throughout the year. The enhancements also prepared the course for the CA Championship, a World Golf Championship event taking place March 20-25, 2007.

About Doral Golf Resort & Spa, a Marriott Resort

Situated on 650 tropical acres, the award-winning Miami hotel is one of the city's premier resorts. All 693 luxuriously-appointed accommodations, including 96 suites, boast individual balconies/patios, guest-controlled air conditioning, direct-dial telephone with two-lines for high-speed Internet or fax access, electronic safes with rechargeable capabilities for your laptop and more. Featuring five 18-hole championship golf courses, including the famed Blue Monster, the Doral is continuously ranked one of the country's leading golf destinations. The European-inspired Miami Spa offers guests more than 100 spa services, 52 treatment rooms, an on-site registered dietician/nutritionist and state-of-the-art exercise center. With over 90,000 square-feet of flexible meeting and function space Doral Golf Resort & Spa is the perfect location for corporate events, meetings, elaborate receptions and unforgettable social events. For dining, guests can choose from five delectable Miami restaurants including Windows on the Green, The Atrium, Terrazza Restaurant and Café, Champions Bar & Grill and Bungalou's Bar & Grill. Located only seven miles from Miami International Airport, the hotel also features the acclaimed Arthur Ashe Tennis Center, Jim McLean Golf Center, The Blue Lagoon aquatic recreation area and nine retail shops. For reservations and information, please call (305) 592-2000 or visit


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