Planning off-sites at atypical Washington, D.C., venues can be a bold move in a city known for its famous federal museums and art galleries.
David Beam, CEO of Insulate America, wanted his group to experience New Orleans the way the locals do.
Located about 30 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport and within a five-mile radius of some of L.A.’s most famous landmarks, The London offers what it calls “iconic glamour and stylish allure.”
“The people that come to this meeting are very discerning event professionals that have been wined and dined literally throughout the world.”
Boston’s history with sports, combined with good old-fashioned Boston pride, has prompted locally based Reebok to host its biannual regional marketing meetings close to home. The Revere Hotel was able to provide everything the event required within four different spaces among the property’s 35,000 sf of meeting space.
“I think what’s great about the hotels in Hartford is how accommodating they are to really allow a group like ours to brand itself in the community so that our brand was pretty much visible everywhere you went from the minute you checked in at the hotel.”
“Everybody said it was one of the best events we ever did,” says Gorton. “They were awestruck at Universal and couldn’t believe we brought in the sand for the first night’s event. Everybody kept saying we outdid ourselves.”
For the ultimate group incentive program, book the Sofitel Queenstown in the South Island and Hilton Auckland in the North, where groups can rest after the Air New Zealand flight.
It took eight 52-foot trailers, 15 open pods and 36 hours to transform the 15,000-sf Tuscany Ballroom at Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando into a super-sized Vera Bradley Designs showroom. The design team covered the show floor and the ceiling with the company’s colorful handbags and accessories. The purpose of the event revolved […]
The Incentive Research Foundation hosted its 19th annual Incentive Invitational last month at the 1,002-room JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country, organized by The Opus Group. For a review of the event’s venues, check out our earlier story. During the show, we had the distinct pleasure of meeting Liz Sutton, CTC, president of Sutton & […]
Washington, D.C. consistently rates in the top five most desirable cities to visit by the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and yet the last time the group held its annual conference there was over 20 years ago. The group has simply outgrown the old convention center. That changed with the opening of the new Walter […]
Planner: Allison Jones Executive Vice President National Alliance of Independent Crop Consultants Collerville, TN The 1,635-room Peppermill Resort Spa Casino has invested more than $500 million in expansions since 2008, with meetings and conventions in mind. In the past year, $15.8 million was spent to redesign the original Peppermill Tower, which included a $2.3 million […]
When Allison Mitchell began planning the Pennsylvania Automotive Association’s 2011 Fall Conference, the group hadn’t held a big meeting in two years. For the 140-pax, 5-day event, the planning pro chose Bermuda, a quick 2-hour hop from Philadelphia, famed for excellent golf and fervent cricket, high finance and high tea. One of the world’s wealthiest […]
For each ‘Planner’s Pick,’ Prevue interviews a planner for their choices of compelling, high value destinations. PLANNER: SARAH AVETT Manager, Global Accounts HelmsBriscoe, Sharpsburg, GA Something about the energies within horses—as well as dolphins, dogs and other mammals—help heal handicapped and grief-stricken people. The new movie Dolphin Tale focuses on the phenomenon, and members of […]
For each ‘Planner’s Pick,’ Prevue interviews a planner for their choices of compelling, high value destinations. PLANNER: LAUREN OSTRIN Senior Program Manager Impact Incentives, Florham Park, NJ Regarded as the Paris of South America, Buenos Aires is the pulsating cosmopolitan capital of Argentina, where visitors can explore entrancing neighborhoods in the footsteps of legendary Argentinians […]
Something about the energies within horses—as well as dolphins, dogs and other mammals—help heal handicapped and grief-stricken people. The new movie Dolphin Tale focuses on the phenomenon, and members of the Equine Assisted Growth & Learning Association specialize in it. For the past 13 years, the association’s annual conference has taken place in the West, […]
From its people to its geography, Argentina’s culture is the best indicator of how varied this country really is. It’s home to hot, sensual tango dancing and cool, cultural experiences. We sat down with Lauren Ostrin, senior program manager for Impact Incentives, to get an inside look at a few educational and entertaining options for groups visiting […]
The Westin Copley Place For each ‘Planner’s Pick,’ Prevue interviews a planner for their choices of compelling, high value destinations. PLANNER: HEATHER BRINTON PARKER Senior Director, Membership & Constituent Services Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington D.C. The upscale Back Bay residential neighborhood in Boston is defined by rows of 19th century brownstones, where neighbors […]