2008 US Open Corporate Hospitality generating excitement!

It takes a "corporate" village to raise the US Open

Chicago, IL 6/08/2007 07:50 PM GMT (TransWorldNews)

California's golf and hospitality communities are extremely energized by the incredible level of interest and excitement that is being generated around the 2008 U.S. Open Golf Championship (June 12-15, 2008), returning to California for the first time in eight years. The 2008 U.S. Open will also make its debut at the absolutely picturesque Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course). Torrey Pines is a high-quality public course, located in the San Diego suburb of La Jolla, situated on the costal bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The course boasts incredibly breathtaking ocean views, a dramatic picturesque setting, in addition to offering some of the most challenging golf to be played in the country.

San Diego is expected to roll out the "red carpet" to accommodate the 40,000+ fans that are expected to attend each day of the U.S. Open.  This high profile event is expected to infuse millions of dollars of revenue into the local economy. San Diego officials predict that the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines will even out-perform past Super Bowls, and become the single most economically profitable sporting event ever hosted by the City of San Diego. 

It has been 60 years since Southern California has hosted the U.S. Open; and, the business community has certainly robustly embraced this opportunity. Sales records for corporate hospitality surrounding the event are already being smashed, even though the event is still more than one year away.  The business community has truly embraced the opportunity by systematically snapping up corporate hospitality spaces, as well as setting gross dollar sales records for corporate hospitality facilities.

Some of America's largest corporations are now faithful followers of the U.S. Open, regardless of its location, however San Diego maintains an extra special "appeal".  In addition to the appeal of the U.S. Open; Torrey Pines and the San Diego area are also "ultimate destinations to visit".  This will be an entertainment experience that simply cannot be achieved at other locations. 30 to 40 percent of the hospitality clients at Torrey Pines are expected to be national companies; however, there has already also been an overwhelming level of interest from local, as well as Southern California-based organizations getting involved. 

Companies of all sizes utilize premiere corporate hospitality environments as a necessary tool for developing and maintaining robust client and corporate relations.  Keeping your "most valuable" clients and guests satisfied should be tantamount for any organization.  It provides a controlled setting in which to reward your key clients and VIP guests, as well as developing relationships with new business prospects. An event of this stature is also guaranteed to dramatically increase the "Must Play" demand to play Torrey Pines Golf Course, when visiting golfers are in the San Diego area on business or for a vacation.  This is an invitation to all golfers throughout the world to come and watch the world's best golfers play a golf course that they too also can play, before and after the 2008 US Open Golf Championship.  Golf Digest has ranked Torrey Pines as one of the “Top 10 PGA Courses You Can Play”, and in the “Top 100 Courses You Can Play in the US.” The views and challenges offered by the course promise to make the 2008 US Open Golf Championship an absolutely memorable event for both fans and the pros alike. It is for this very reason that companies have embraced the VIP Corporate Hospitality packages available from THG during the 2008 U.S. Open.  Be there in person with THG to witness all of the excitement and action at Torrey Pines! 

With THG, companies have the opportunity to entertain their premiere guests in an absolutely first class environment, in which just some of the benefits include: U.S. Open daily fairway passes, invitations to participate in a private golf tournament, PGA and golf media celebrity appearances, virtual golf simulators and golf swing analysis, gourmet four-course luncheon(s), a champagne reception with canapés and hors d'oeuvres, private tables with company table signage, company signboards, premium open bar, official programs and mementos of the day, large screen TVs, as well as a post-event buffet and cocktails.

Business and the U.S. Open Golf Championship have now developed a symbiotic relationship because of the U.S. Open's ability to generate excitement, open doors, close deals and increase brand exposure for companies at the event.  Championship golf is not just a fan favorite – it is also openly embraced by corporate America.  It is effortless to see what the appeal is for companies everywhere.  More and more corporations have realized the benefits of using THG's premiere corporate sports hospitality services, with more companies exploring this avenue of business development with each successive year; explaining the explosive growth nationwide of THG's premiere corporate sports hospitality.  

Contact us today to find out how THG can tailor a custom corporate hospitality package to meet your unique, individual needs, effectively manage your budget and provide you with the most effective ROI from your own corporate hospitality investment during the 2008 U.S. Open in La Jolla, CA on June 12-15, 2008! 

About THG

The Hospitality Group, Worldwide (THG) specializes in providing premiere VIP corporate hospitality services at international sporting events, in order to deliver the ultimate in prestigious and luxurious experiences possible.  As one of the world's leading sports hospitality entertainment providers, THG maintains offices in 63 cities worldwide, and covers such marquee events around the globe such as the Super Bowl, The World Cup, The NCAA Final Four, The Masters Golf Championship, The Olympics, U.S. Open, PGA Championship and numerous others!  THG's extensive experience has lead to its unique reputation of being able to access premiere events and provide an absolutely 1st class, premiere corporate hospitality environment for all of its clients.  It is the ideal setting in which to inspire effective corporate entertainment and develop the symbiotic relationship building so crucial in today's fast-paced business environment.  At THG, we simply make one in a lifetime experiences possible! 

For additional information, please visit our web site at www.thgworldwide.com
Contact: Bill Kanerva, T: (514) 289.9700 x 277



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