Anyway, enough about the frustrating flights. The conference was at a beautiful resort hotel called The Phoenician. The area was beautiful and the service great. It was one of the hotels where they turn the bed down and leave chocolates by your pillow. Also they had some great eucalyptus and grapefruit toletries from their spa in the room.
I had a tip from others that if you take these bottles out of the bathroom, they were replaced everyday. I came home with some of the bottles for myself and coworkers.
They had fresh flowers in vases and bowls throughout the resort along with pieces of art and lots of cactuses and bromeliads. It would be great to stay at places like this for vacations and any other travel. It's nice being pampered once in awhile.