I actually LOVE going to conferences for work. I usually learn a lot, and have an opportunity to present some of the projects that I am working on. Fortunately, our conferences are usually in some pretty nice places, and my last one was no exception. This research conference was held in Miami Florida at the Intercontinental, and was a much needed escape from the cold northeast! It was in a beautiful part of the city, close to the water, and you had a perfect view of the cruise ships in port. There is a rooftop pool area, and a beautiful spa area. There was plenty of space for break out sessions for our conference. I also got access to the happy hour in the executive lounge through a friend - and it had amazing food and beverages. I hope to come back to this hotel in the future!