MIAMI BEACH -- The 254-room Ramada Miami Beach Inn credits agents
and tour operators for at least 40% of its annual business,
according to Bernard Resnick, the hotel's management consultant.
During the first 10 months of this year, the industry helped the
property post 92.3% average occupancy, an increase of 13.5
percentage points vs. the same 1999 period, he said.
This topped competing hotels, according to Smith Travel
Research, Resnick said.
He cited Liberty Travel-Gogo Worldwide Vacations, Travel
Impressions, Allied Tours-New World Travel and Nouvelle Frontiers
as major producers for the hotel.
The hotel's guest mix is 80% leisure and 20% commercial, he
The latter category includes meetings. The hotel handles up to
650 guests for dinner and 1,000 classroom-style.
Rack rates include a choice of an Alamo economy car picked up at
Miami Airport (reserved by the hotel) or a full breakfast.
Rack rates from Dec. 21 to May 1 are $135 to $155, single or
Resnick said the hotel hopes to introduce a dine-around plan
featuring a choice of seven popular restaurants and limousine
transportation. The negotiations are in progress, he said.
On-site facilities at the Ramada Miami Beach Inn include a
coffee shop, restaurant, fitness center, volleyball, shuffleboard
and a playground.
Poolside drink and food service is provided when guests raise
the flags on their chaise lounges.
The property is at 4041 Collins Ave.
For additional information, call (800) 327-8163.