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Back to the Future: The Evolution of Meetings
As Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center by Destination Hotels & Resorts celebrates 50 years as the nation’s first conference center, we reflect on how meetings and other business gatherings have evolved over the years.
The Estate has played host to thousands of educational institutions, organizations, and businesses including IBM, AT&T and General Electric and has contributed towards the growth of the conference center industry over the past few decades. There has been a steady trend of loyalty from businesses and large corporations in the region.
Adding Local Culture to your Destination Meeting
Finding the right destination with an inspiring location and enriching local culture can create a memorable experience for your event attendees. A multitude of factors contribute to events that people talk about for months afterward – among them fun local happenings that give a flavor of the community.
Kirkland Meetings: Teambuilding Activities on Lake Washington
With over 9,000 square feet of flexible indoor-outdoor meeting and event space, the Woodmark Hotel on Lake Washington is a convenient location for any Seattle area meeting or event. Only seven miles east of Seattle and minutes from bordering eastside communities of Redmond and Bellevue, the Woodmark’s idyllic lakeside location provides endless opportunities for unique teambuilding activities.
Top Activities for Small Meetings in San Diego
With over 11,000 hotel rooms and a 2.6 million-square-foot convention center, San Diego is a major conference destination. But don’t let the numbers fool you. A laid-back attitude, weather and aptitude for mixing business and pleasure make this big city the perfect setting for small meetings. Lower costs, flexible schedules and access to more intimate experiences are advantages to executive gatherings, but deciding on activities for small groups in a destination full of major attractions and points of interest can be daunting.
Celebrating the Nation’s First Conference Center
In 1964, Tarrytown House Estate became the nation’s first conference center. Described in a New York Times article that year as a “campus for hire,” the Estate has played host to thousands of businesses, organizations and educational institutions over the past 50 years and has paved the way for the growth of the conference center industry.