Wonderful Event!

We really had a wonderful event and the quality of the meeting space and services played a big role in this! The food was very good, the meeting space is function and beautiful and the staff were always friendly, professional and helpful! Thanks so much for the role that you played in every little detail of our successful research symposium!

Amy Wilson
Delfosse Case Western

Thank You!

Thank you so much for ANOTHER wonderful year!!! All of our St. Matthew families kept commenting on how much fun they had!

Monica Denowski
St. Mattew's School

Went the Extra Mile

I just wanted to thank you for all of your help over the past weeks. We had a very good conference and we are looking forward to next year. Quite a few of the doctors that attended offered to become part of our faculty for next year! Yeah!, that in itself is a lot of work... Thank you again for going the extra mile for our group. Everyone worked out fine. You are the best. Thanks as well for the awesome wine and cheese tray in our room when we arrived. It was perfect after a long evening of setting up!

Joy Studer

Fabulous Partner

Without the support of fabulous partners like you, we certainly would never have had such a successful educational outreach event.  The space that the Kalahari provided for this event was above and beyond what we could have ever asked for the set up was flawless.  It is your staff that makes the difference. Kalahari personnel met every need and request to make the day the success it that it was.

General David L. Stinger

Loved the Venue

We loved the new venue. It works out so well for our event. Customers were very pleased with the event and the venue.  This is Jim and my favorite event to run and it is so much easier with the larger venue.

Sheri Wargnier
Great Lakes Spirit

Beyond Expectations

Kalahari’s pleasurable surroundings, tastefully delicious cuisine and conscious staff made it easy for my Board to focus on effective leadership.  We were able to meet and exceed our goals as you went above and… beyond expectations.

Cindy Cooney
Meeting Professionals International

Attention to Detail

I was continuously updated by my staff of the attentiveness and courtesy of your workers who accommodated our every need.  Attention to detail and a review of every aspect of the conference requirements provided a comfort level which was simply invaluable, and resulted in a successful seminar and time well enjoyed by all.

Gary M. Tiboni
Teamsters Joint Union

Everything was Perfect

You guys and your staff are the best. Everything was perfect or if I needed something the Kalahari personnel stepped up to the plate in a minutes notice. Now that Owens-Illinois is aware of your first class service and convention center, I ‘m sure you will get more business and I will spread the word.

Shari Gorski
Owens Illinois, Inc.

Extremely Accommodating

All of Kalahari’s staff was extremely accommodating.  We received numerous compliments about every aspect of the event.

Shannon Self
Ohio Environmental Health Association

A Great Success

This year's North Coast Breast Cancer Conference was a great success.  The attendance at this year's program makes this conference the largest in the state of Ohio.

Executive Director
North Coast Breast Cancer Conference

Smashing Success

From the comments we have received, (from attendees) we feel safe in saying that the OSAE members found the meeting to be a smashing success and that all attendees recognized and appreciated the extraordinary efforts made on behalf of the OSAE. 

Executive Director

The Food was Perfect

The accommodations provided for the Norfolk Southern was extremely nice and your facility was exceptionally clean.  The food was perfect while your services staff demonstrated a high level of professionalism we definitely observed your personal involvement with your staff concerning the importance of our meeting as they took it to heart.  The Kalahari staff's commitment to "planning" did not go unnoticed by Norfolk Southern.  Our meeting went according to our plan and was received by all as 'above expectations'.

Norfolk Southern


I wanted to share my appreciation in addition to how impressed I was with the overall experience myself and family had at the resort.  The bulk of my current work is sharing with organizations about creating a ‘Show Time’ experience in place of simply meeting expectations.  From start to finish, your team and staff exemplified what I wish others would ‘get’ and how that can have such an impact.   Thank you for the opportunity and thank you for the experience.  Whatever you’re doing – don’t stop 0 because it’s ‘Show Time’... and life isn’t a dress rehearsal.

Jon Petz
Author with Boring Meetings Suck (Wiley 2011)

Basking in the Glow of our Amazing Conference

The members and staff of OPRA (Ohio Parks & Recreation Association) continue to bask in the glow of our amazing conference experience at Kalahari!  Words simply fail to express our appreciation for the amazing way which our members were treated during our conference by the entire Kalahari team.  Every detail was attended to-and in many cases our needs were anticipated and our expectations were exceeded before we even realized that a need existed.

Woody Woodward
Executive Director with the Ohio Parks and Recreation Association

Never in my Life

I’ve NEVER in my life experienced a hotel where 100 percent of the staff encountered was helpful and pleasant to deal with. You team is certainly living up to your, BEYOND EXPETATIONS slogan and I loved everything about your meeting space! I sincerely would not hesitate to recommend you to a client or anyone considering your hotel for a meeting or family outing.


Looking Forward to Meetings to Come

Thank you for helping us make our District meeting such a huge success, it’s been a pleasure working with boht of you and all your Kalahari Staff. Everyone definitely went above and beyond to help us out this past meeting. The banquet staffs were all very pleasant and helpful. Especially Sonia, she was AMAZING! She always had a smile on her face and was there for us at a moment’s notice. She went out of her way to make sure everything was perfect. It was a joy to work with her, please let her know how much we appreciated her services and hope to see her again in August.


I have worked with other Hotels and I can say by far working with all of you every 6 months is a breath of fresh air. Easy to reach, very organized, professional, understanding, flexible, I could go on and on.


Kalahari has come to be our place to go; we can’t imagine going anywhere else for our meetings.


Thank you again and we are looking forward to our August meetings! 

Alaina Simpson
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