December 01, 2000
Meetings & Conventions: Short Cuts December 2000 Current Issue
December 2000
Short Cuts:There’s no Place like Home

Home depot: A typical ResortQuest property

TTake the concept of working at home to a new level. A number of firms are renting private, upscale homes for use by small, corporate groups. Hold a board meeting at the dining room table, and let attendees brew their own coffee in the kitchen. “Groups appreciate the different perspective and more relaxing environment,” says Laurie Harwell, director of marketing at Memphis-based ResortQuest (877-588-5800;, which has properties throughout the United States that accommodate groups of up to a dozen.

Other firms offer rentals for a particular location. Vacation Rentals (800-386-4628; invites groups of up to eight to book a condo at Bella Vista Village in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.


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