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The OB Club International Reunion 2018 – Miami

February 15 - February 18

You are warmly invited to this fantastic Miami Reunion which is kindly hosted by Finn Longinotto (57-62). Finn is the Old Bedfordian Club DVP for Florida and has a great deal of knowledge about the area. A great opportunity for OBs of all ages to get together and reminisce in a sunny, vibrant location and escape those winter blues!

Please note that this event is open to all OBs and friends of the School across the globe!  It might also just make the perfect Valentine’s gift for those long-suffering OB wives and partners! 

The weekend's activities will include delights such as the gala dinner at The Raleigh’s wonderful rooftop restaurant which overlooks the beach, a guided boat tour, visits to local arts attractions and other sites of interest, to name but a few. This wonderful programme of events will appeal equally to first timers and the more seasoned traveller, as well as OBs of all generations! We encourage you to take a look at the magnificent sights Miami Beach has to offer, as well as Key West or The Everglades before or after the reunion.

Provisional Itinerary

On behalf of the Club, we would like to say thank you to Finn for putting this amazing package together - we know that he will be a brilliant host!

Thursday 15th February:
Day: At leisure
Evening: Welcome Cocktail Reception at Key Biscayne Yacht Club, with drinks and hors d’oeuvres - funded by The Old Bedfordians Club
Transport to and from South Beach (water taxi over and a coach on return - tbc)

Friday 16th February:
Morning: At leisure - free to explore Miami Beach, Lincoln Road Mall, Collins Avenue Shopping District, etc. 
Afternoon: Historic guided boat tour from Bayside through Miami Harbor and its luxurious estates 
Evening: Dinner at the Biltmore Hotel (transport included) 

Saturday 17th February:
Morning: South Beach Art Deco District tour (including Ocean Drive and South Point) 
Afternoon: At leisure - free to explore beach, etc.
Evening: Grand cocktail and dinner reception at The Raleigh’s, one of South Beach’s art deco gems.  We will have the private top floor dining area with pre-dinner cocktails served on the outside bar terrace which overlooks the beach (unlimited drinks included)

Sunday 18th February :
Morning: Wynwood Walls and Design District tour 
Farewell brunch at Perez Art Museum 
Departures

Weekend Dinner and Activities Prices

The prices below are per person and include all events and transport listed in the itinerary:

£275 ($340) Old Bedfordians and Guests 
£250 ($310) Subscribing Members* 
£235 ($290) OBs Under 25 

Please do be aware that the price given for the Reunion Weekend will not include travel to/from Miami and accommodation during your stay. Individuals should arrange their own travel plans to/from Miami and of course may add on additional days either side of the trip. Although we will recommend local hotels so that the group can remain together if they wish, your choice of accommodation is entirely at your discretion and will be your responsibility. Prices quoted above are also subject to a booking fee when booking online
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February is high season in Miami and since the OB Reunion coincides with The Boat Show, availability will be tight and prices will rise considerably closer to the date, so you are encouraged to book now.  Exceptionally, Finn Longinotto has negotiated an excellent three-day rate at the Dorchester Hotel, across the street from The Raleigh, for which he asks that you contact him directly for details at finn.longi@gmail.com.

Suggested Convenient Hotels in South Beach (in ascending price order):

Dorchester 
Raleigh
Delano

About Our Host

Finn has always been a globetrotter, now settled in Miami, he frequently visits his native Norway during the summer months. After leaving Bedford School, Finn studied in Switzerland, worked in Germany, and spent over half a year trekking overland through Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia to Vietnam, where he spent the next five years teaching.  After gaining an MBA in the US and teaching in Japan, he worked for over twenty years in banking around the world.  Switching gears in 'retirement' Finn did a Masters at NYU in Environmental Conservation and now spends his time working with a number of environmental and humanitarian non-profit organizations. With his wealth of knowledge on the area, we're confident Finn will be a great host!

Payment:

If you'd like to join us in Miami, if possible, please pay using the booking form below (payment will be in Pound Sterling). If you are unable to pay using this method, please contact Finn directly at finn.longi@gmail.com who will assist you on alternative payment methods. Once you have booked, please contact Finn via email (even if booking online) to confirm your attendance. 

*Subscribing Members are Old Bedfordians who currently contribute the £25 annual subscription.  To become a Subscriber, please click here

Venue

Miami Beach, Florida
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