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San Diego is at it again with hotel add-ons, revamps and team building initiatives to boot.
The Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles opened in January in the historic United Artists building, originally built in 1927 for the maverick film studio.
The Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center recently underwent a $35 million renovation that added social lobby space matched by several networking pods for attendees to gather.
The Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach offers the quintessential California beach-bum experience.
In 2008, the California-based Kogi BBQ Korean taco truck forever changed our perceptions of quality food. Having multiple food truck options at an event adds a whole new layer of creativity and activeness.
San Francisco is aflutter of activity with city projects and renovations adding value to a city already known for a great experience.
Engineers from across the country met for the T11 Fibre Channel Standards Meeting in Tucson, Arizona, this past December with one major goal in mind: to design the next generation of fibre channel technology.
At Meetings Africa 2014 at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, the “Advancing Africa Together” theme continued. "It’s a very easy delegate-boosting destination. We can sell first-class infrastructure and then a safari pre- and post-visit."
Westin Hotels & Resorts continues to up the wellness ante with the launch of its $15 million brand-wide campaign dubbed the Westin Well-being Movement. "Many Westin properties have onsite running concierges that can lead guided group runs throughout the city."
Groups of 5 to 200 are experimenting with the resort's Sensory X food and wine program.
"Certain industries in certain countries seem to be ahead of the curve in trying to create much more lifestyle or experiential meeting programs."
"When an employee works like this at a packaging event for the hungry, they feel better about the company, so there’s company loyalty and there’s employee retention."
The Team Pac-Man exhibit requires four people to each be in charge of a direction to help move Pac-Man through the classic video game.
“We took a different spin on a meetings package and decided we wanted to recognize the attendees"
"The decorator was sure to keep Philadelphia’s personality alive in the renovation by adding stunning artwork of photos taken in Philadelphia, as well as abstract art of major attractions and leaders of Philadelphia."
"iPic is redefining entertainment. From the moment you arrive, you are transported by the iconic design of the space, as if you’re stepping into a stylish hotel or lounge."
“In addition to creating the lobby environment, we want to take advantage of the space and get people in it."
It all started in 2010 when celebrity stylist Alli Webb opened up Drybar in Los Angeles.
The Revel Group, a full-service team of event professionals, now has a venue to showcase its services: Revel Downtown.
As Cape Town is a very cosmopolitan, modern city, guests can easily forget they are in Africa. A meal at Gold reminds them that they are in Africa, a unique country with a variety of tastes, sounds and rhythms.
“With the meeting planner’s day in mind, Loews wanted to make sure ultimately that [a meeting planner] is rested and can perform their best.”
“Offshore Sailing School uses sailing instruction to take individuals out of their comfort zones, speaking a new language that challenges communication skills."
“People associate the tree-hugger lifestyle [with Denver] because the environment does come first. Because we show how important it is to us at this hotel, the local customer sees it and has responded by bringing business to us.”
"The main reason that people like to come through the program is they’re looking to get their office healthier and looking for teambuilding opportunities."
"The people that come to this meeting are very discerning event professionals that have been wined and dined literally throughout the world."