“New York, London, Paris, Munich, everybody talks about…”
Well, for those of you old enough to remember the late 1970’s, I’m not referring to the 1979 hit “Pop Muzik”, but actually to the locations of the GEO Annual Conference over the last several years. What everybody is talking about, though, is next year’s conference, which will be in beautiful Miami Beach, Florida in the US.
Save the Date: Celebrate 15 Years of GEO Conferences With Us in Miami Next Year!
GEO’s 15th Annual International Conference will be held at the legendary Eden Roc in Miami, FL from 7 – 9 May 2014. It will be an event not to be missed as we celebrate 15 years of GEO Conferences in a place full of history.
The Eden Roc Miami Beach Hotel is an iconic resort hotel destination in South Florida with a rich history. As described in Wikipedia, it was designed by Morris Lapidus, in the Miami Modern style, and was completed in 1955-56. The Eden Roc has been a favorite of distinguished guests from politicians to Hollywood’s top stars. The Eden Roc was built on the site of the Warner Estate following litigation over development rights to the site and to the neighboring Firestone Estate, which became the famous Fontainebleau Hotel.
The hotel was named after the Eden Roc pavilion at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes, France. The hotel housed the Cafe Pompei, a supper club that offered entertainment with dinner. The Mona Lisa Room was an intimate formal dining room, and Harry’s American Bar (named for Harry Mufson) was the hotel’s nightclub.
From its oceanfront tower, 17 bungalow suites, four pools, two restaurants, and spa, the Eden Roc’s focal point is an oasis of pools, water features, and gardens, threaded with walkways and intimate seating areas.
For those of you with an interest in film or television history, the hotel was featured in several episodes of “I Love Lucy”. When the Ricardos and the Mertzes traveled to Miami, they stayed in the Eden Roc Hotel. It is also featured throughout the finale of the film “Married to the Mob”.