September 01, 2002
> Meetings & Conventions: Out There August 2002


September 2002

OUT-THERE
Far-flung and fabulous


C food. Vancouver, British Columbia, is known for its fabulous fresh fish. For some of the most innovative ocean cuisine in town, check out C in the city’s downtown area. (604) 681-1164; www.crestaurant.com


California Casbah. Enter the lobby of Los Angeles’ 285-room Figueroa Hotel, near the city’s convention center, and enjoy a Moroccan fantasy. (800) 421-9092; www.figueroahotel.com
Hip trip. For an offbeat night in New Orleans, venture into the Central Business District and visit Ampersand. This swinging bar/dance club is in an old bank building; the former vault is now a cozy sitting room. (504) 587-3737; www.ampersandnola.com
Home away from home.
Interhome has more than 20,000 private homes and villas for rent, scattered in 15 European countries and Florida. Many, like this elegant farmhouse in Italy’s Tuscany region, accommodate 15 or more guests. (800) 882-6864; www.interhome.com

Capital Restoration
Following a complete renovation, Washington, D.C.’s
historic Shoreham building has reopened as the 237-room Sofitel Lafayette Square. The property has six meeting rooms and a 2,200-square-foot ballroom. (202) 737-8800; www.sofitel.com


Name That Dune Mountain Travel Sobek offers small group (up to 20) tours of Namibia’s Skeleton Coast, a remote land of sand, elephants and nomads. (800) 282-8747; www.mtsobek.com -->

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