Personalizing the attendee experience within a larger group setting is on the agenda for this year's meetings and incentives.
Sophisticated attendees have grown used to the standard corporate amenities, from watches to sunglasses to designer bags. A number of stars are shaking up the standard norm, among them Blue Jean Events.
A new web site breaks down each property according to which category it falls under, exclusives or buyouts (or both), as well as other criteria.
These 5 hotels add a fresh twist to the attendee experience, from meeting experiences inspired by the forest to toes-in-the-sand dining.
From donning the perfect shades to choosing a timepiece that withstands the test of time, some of the best incentive gifts help attendees tell their story.
Meeting industry speaker and consultant Kare Anderson offers suggestions for immersing attendees in planned sequences of memorable moments that involve the 5 senses: smell, taste, sound, sight and even “touchable” experiences.
SPG Pro was designed to leverage the strength of SPG. It allows Starwood to reward global customers, provide more personalized service on property, and really understand and then recognize the totality of business influenced by loyalists.
"In a recent study, 84 percent of business travelers surveyed said they wanted the ability to choose their own room."
Big data is also changing the way clients perceive your value proposition, and in effect, inevitably your price.
“We loaded some fun and useful apps like Angry Birds and Google Maps—they have become true virtual concierges with our guests now using them to explore the city.”
“It’s ideal for planners who are looking for a retreat that allows attendees to immerse themselves in local Caribbean culture and heritage, distinct farm-to-table culinary experiences and wellness offerings.”
"Last year, Navajo artists turned a painting that was collaboratively put together by a visiting group into a masterpiece—powerful experience."
Groups visiting the city famed for bespoke tailoring can have a custom-fitted garment made by one of 40 tailors accredited by tourism officials.
Curio is a curated collection of existing upscale hotels offering a unique story and highly local experience.
The Revel Group, a full-service team of event professionals, now has a venue to showcase its services: Revel Downtown.