South Florida has more to offer than just sparkling oceans, over 300 miles of beaches and year-round sunshine. With an international airport in each destination, over 100,000 hotel rooms and over two million square feet of convention and meeting space, the options are limitless for your unique program. With an ever strengthening tourism market, renovations and improvements to hotels, offsite venues and tour locations are constantly underway, keeping the South Florida meeting and convention experience fresh, new and exciting.

Additionally, with an abundance of options for activities, teambuilding and special events, no two programs are the same. Boasting more than 160 golf courses, world class shopping, dining and nightlife, and over 200 parks, there is something to appeal to every kind of attendee. Consistently ranked among the top ten places to host a meeting, South Florida is a destination like no other.

AlliedPRA South Florida provides the local knowledge, creativity and enthusiasm to ensure a successful program. The AlliedPRA South Florida Performance Team maintains client contact and satisfaction through a dedicated staff of destination management professionals, and we guarantee quick response and turnaround on all of your requests. Our team will partner with you to select from the numerous unique venues, menu options and entertainment, from Palm Beach to Key West, to Marco Island and Bonita Springs, to find the combination that is perfect for your program.

Destinations we serve: Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Naples, Marco Island, Bonita Springs, Palm Beach, The Keys

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Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

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Maureen Hodgson, General Manager

For Maureen, her love of travel began at an early age. Having been born in Alabama and raised in Michigan, with a few stints in other parts of the country, she finally landed in the Sunshine State and has called Florida home for the past 30 years. With a history of traveling (she’s visited nearly every state) the meetings and events industry seemed like a natural fit, sharing her skills and knowledge with her clients.  Her extensive industry background includes leadership positions for several international associations where she managed large conferences outside of North America, well as positions with hotels and the Greater… Read More

For Maureen, her love of travel began at an early age. Having been born in Alabama and raised in Michigan, with a few stints in other parts of the country, she finally landed in the Sunshine State and has called Florida home for the past 30 years. With a history of traveling (she’s visited nearly every state) the meetings and events industry seemed like a natural fit, sharing her skills and knowledge with her clients.  Her extensive industry background includes leadership positions for several international associations where she managed large conferences outside of North America, well as positions with hotels and the Greater Fort Lauderdale CVB. After attending Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, she obtained her Certification in Meetings Management to continue her education in the meeting and events industry.

Maureen is the proud mother of a handsome black miniature schnauzer named Harry! You can find Harry and Maureen walking along the beach, boating or sitting outside one of the many fab South Florida restaurants (Harry’s partial to the water bowls at Pizza Craft in Fort Lauderdale, while Maureen really likes the homemade ricotta cheese  drizzled with honey, sea salt and pistachio).


Get in touch: Maureen Hodgson

P: +1 954.400.5931


Top things to do

Smith & Wollensky (S & W), Miami Beach

Miami Beach is filled with beautiful skylines, stunning waterways, and a very interesting mix of eclectic locals and colorful visitors. S & W is the perfect place for those wanting to observe all of the above. The patio area outside is the perfect vantage point to observe the colorful tapestry that makes up this metropolis.

Elbo Room, Fort Lauderdale

A Ft. Lauderdale landmark for sixty years prominently featured in the movie “Where The Boys Are”, the film that started the phenomenon of a the Spring Break “Hang-Out”. It’s a must visit to enjoy a drink while watching the waves…remember don’t forget your cash, credit cards not accepted.

The Farmers Market, Lincoln Road Miami Beach

The Lincoln Road Farmers Market showcases this local bounty every Sunday from 9:00 am to 6:30 pm. The market takes place on Lincoln Road between Washington Avenue and Meridian Avenue. Our great climate and rich soil guarantee that Miami-area farms are growing some of Florida’s freshest and most delicious produce.

Miami People Mover

It’s the 21st century idea of driverless motorized streetcars riding an elevated circular path around downtown Miami. Hop on for free with no long wait — there is a new car pulling up at every station every 5 minutes or so with 8 different stops around downtown Miami. This is also a great way to view Miami from an elevated vantage point.

Dezer Car Museum, North Miami

A must-see attraction that very few know about. At the Dezer Museum guests can trace the evolution of the automobile through exhibits showcasing American classics from all eras, rare European classics, military cars, electric cars, micro-cars, bicycles, classic motorcycles, and more.

Clematis Street Downtown Trolley, Delray Beach

The Downtown Trolley makes getting around the Clematis and City Place Districts a breeze. It’s a free and convenient way to visit all of your favorite downtown shops, restaurants and attractions. The Trolley shuttles shoppers between the shopping destinations, City Place and Clematis Street, seven days a week.

Tobacco Road, Miami

Considered Miami’s Oldest Bar, Tobacco Road has survived several Miami land booms, and the rise and fall and rise (again) of South Beach. Tobacco Road has recently gained a new reputation as a popular hangout with downtown professionals, celebrities and tourists and continues to champion Miami’s local music scene with live music seven nights a week.

The Water Taxi, Fort Lauderdale and Miami

The Water Taxi is like a trolley-on-the-water — your ticket lets you on and off its stops all day while taking in the sights along South Florida world famous waterways. If you’re looking to explore, this is a great way to check out local attractions such as shopping and dining, without ever having to worry about parking.

Art of Bonsai Class, Davie

Twice a month at Flamingo Gardens learn traditional Japanese techniques working on your own Bonsai, using a variety of plant species including subtropical natives. The workshop includes instructions on wiring, pruning, potting and maintaining Bonsai. Just walk in and mention that it’s your first class and guess what…it’s free!

Enjoying Sunrise and Sunset in South Florida

Watch the sunrise over the Atlantic Ocean, then drive across Alligator Alley to Naples perched on the Gulf of Mexico, where you will experience the most exquisite sunsets. Don’t’ worry you’ll still be back to your hotel in Miami/Fort Lauderdale/Palm Beach by 10:00pm.

Top places to eat

Papas Tapas, Delray Beach

Visit Papas Tapas, a casual family owned Spanish-Caribbean Cuisine. They offer a phenomenal menu that features a variety of homemade Spanish style meals – chicken, fried pork and seafood/shrimp dishes, fried plantains, black beans and rice.

Tap Tap Haitian Restaurant, Miami Beach

If you’re in Miami and get an urge for authentic Haitian Food (because we all get that from time to time), there’s no need to fear, we have you covered. Tap Tap, the first Haitian casual restaurant in Miami Beach, is the quintessential Miami offering for a true blue ethnic dining experience.

Le Tub Saloon, Hollywood

If you’re looking for the best burger in the nation, Le Tub Saloon is where you need to be. Don’t believe us? Just ask Oprah and GQ magazine, they rate this little gem the best burger in the country!

Jaxson’s Ice Cream Parlour & Restaurant, Dania Beach

Every now and then it’s nice to treat yourself to a little indulgence. Jaxson’s Ice Cream parlor has been a local staple in Dania Beach for over 50 years. Their ice cream is so good it has even been featured on Food Network’s Top 5 “Cool Quenchers”, “Unwrapped” and has been voted as one of the top four ice cream parlors in America.

Jerry’s Famous Deli, Miami Beach

If you not familiar with the area and its 4:00 am on a Thursday in South Beach, you might think your food choices are limited. Then you turn the corner and there is Jerry’s Famous Deli right on Collins Avenue. They proudly state that this is “where food and people mix”.

Primanti Bros. Restaurant, Fort Lauderdale Beach

If you are an avid watcher of the Food Network, chances are you’ve heard of Primanti Bros. Their little sandwich shop is a piece of Pittsburgh tradition brought to Fort Lauderdale. Open 24 hours, 7 days a week their sandwiches are sure to leave you more than satisfied, after-all their fabulous sandwich creations were made to fill the cavernous bellies of Pittsburgh truckers. Enjoy!

Versailles Cuban Restaurant, Miami Little Havana

Soon after it opened its doors in 1971, Versailles quickly became the gathering place and unofficial town square for Miami’s Cuban refugees. This world’s most famous Cuban restaurant, has been serving tasty cuisine to the South Florida community for four decades. When in the area be sure to check out the local cigar shops where you’ll find the best hand rolled cigars north of Cuba.

Pizza Rustica, Miami Beach

Pizza Rustica, a Miami Beach staple offers their signature rectangular pizzas and a plethora of toppings to South Beach’s lunch and dinner crowd daily. The pizzeria has been recognized in publications such as the Miami Herald, Boston Globe and New York Times, and has won numerous prestigious local and national awards year after year.

Snook Inn, Marco Island

With an amazing view of the Snook River, this Marco Island favorite restaurant and bar truly displays “Florida-Style.” Originally called the Snook Hole for its ideal location for fishing, the Snook Inn has been a favorite of locals and visitors alike for over 30 years.

Blue Moon Fish & Company, Fort Lauderdale

It’s not uncommon to find a restaurant in Fort Lauderdale with views of the inter-coastal waterways. What sets Blue Moon Fish & Company apart is the magic that happens in the kitchen. They boast a true Floridian flavors with a Louisiana, Cajun infusion, combining influences from Chef Owners, Bryce Statham and Baron Skorish. Using the absolute freshest fine seafood, they have been welcoming locals, seasonal residents and vacationers for over 16 years.

Top places to stay

Breakers Hotel, Palm Beach

The historic and majestic Breakers Hotel is a breathtaking landmark situated on idyllic Palm Beach Island. Upon entering, you’ll realize the allure of its glamorous yet classic ambiance and will quickly discover why The Breakers is a peerless destination resort.

Crane Beach House, Delray Beach

This intimate resort is an exclusive gem nestled in the quaint and colorful beach town of Delray. At Crane’s, the key is to vacation at your own pace. Countless amenities, personalized service and the never crowded, always peaceful mood, assure that every guest feels transported to their own personal island oasis.

The Betsy Hotel, Miami Beach

The iconic Betsy Hotel is dramatically poised alongside its historic Art Deco neighbors on Miami Beach’s famed Ocean Drive. The rooms and suites are private beach-side havens with attention paid to every detail. The Deck at The Betsy, an expansive rooftop with sweeping views of the Atlantic is one of South Beach’s best hangouts.

The Tides, South Beach Miami

Tides South Beach is an iconic hotel located on Ocean Drive, just steps from the crystal water of the Atlantic Ocean and Miami’s most exciting dining and nightlife locations. Originally built in 1936, the hotel’s architecture is rich with Art Deco influences, creating a nostalgic environment for unique brand of modern luxury.

The Clevelander South Beach Hotel, Miami

The South Beach icon built by famed architect Albert Anis in 1938 is truly the place to be if you want stay at the center of it all. Even with a come one, come all mentality it still maintains a high end feel and amenities with and chic and modern feel.

The Sundy House, Delray Beach

The Sundy House features 12 luxurious cottage-style guest accommodations tucked within an acre of tropical gardens, creating a haven of blissful relaxation. Each of the uniquely themed rooms and suites is appointed with hand painted details, original artwork, pampering bed linens and natural themes reflecting the lush landscape.

W Sobe, Miami Beach

This is the ultimate playground for the cool, class jet-set minded luxury traveler. Join the melting pot of international taste makers that set the energetic pace of South Beach. Oversized and edgy, each guest room and suite provides a sanctuary from the pulsating vibe of the city with panoramic ocean views and a list of amenities that is sure to please.

The Shore Club, Miami Beach

Most people come to South Beach for the nightlife, and Shore Club sits at the center of it all with the sprawling indoor-outdoor Skybar Club, the tropical-themed Rumbar and the sumptuous Redroom Lounge, a perfect South Beach Oasis. This fresh landmarked Art Deco hotel flows seamlessly and mysteriously from indoor to outdoor spaces, featuring labyrinthine gardens inspired by Jardin Majorelle in Marrakech.

B Ocean Fort Lauderdale, Fort Lauderdale Beach

This eco-friendly, ultra-modern oceanfront hotel features décor reminiscent of a those found in the Greek Isles, just steps away from the beach. At this beach hotel, all 240 guestrooms gaze out to the deep blue Atlantic. More than ever, Fort Lauderdale is a destination all its own.