National Sales Manager at The Inverness Hotel Shares His Favorite Places in Denver
The Mile High City is known for many things ranging from ball parks, concert venues, restaurants, and obviously the fantastic views. The list of things to do is unending, but I am going to share with you a few reasons why Denver should be the next place you hold your meeting. Here are my top ten favorite places in the greatest city in the country, Denver, Colorado. The best part is, almost all of these locations are only a RTD light rail ride away from The Inverness Hotel and Conference Center.
Meeting in Tempe? Tempe Mission Palms has you Covered
Tempe Mission Palms Hotel & Conference Center is the perfect choice for meeting and conferences in the Phoenix/Tempe area. Certified by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), Tempe Mission Palms offers contemporary, flexible meeting facilities with unparalleled customer service.
Lake Tahoe Fish of the Week
Fly-fishing in the Lake Tahoe area has been great so far this spring as you can see. This was a rainbow trout landed in the past week. Don't forget to make your reservation soon as guide trips are booking fast and classes on our ponds should start this week! Fly-fishing is also a great activity for groups.
Our Destination Hotels & Resorts Meeting Collection Gives Your Trainers a “Break”
Successful meetings and conferences have never been easier and more cost-effective to plan than with Destination Hotels & Resorts. While Destination boasts nearly forty magnificent properties throughout the entire United States spanning from Washington State to Southern California to Vermont to Florida; our Destination Meeting Collection will truly take your meeting experience to the next level. Each of the seven distinctly inspired properties that make up our Conference Meeting Experience is purpose-built to provide more meaningful results and sustainable outcomes. Certified by the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC), these hotels offer distraction-free conference space, full-service business centers and robust audio-visual capabilities.
Wild Dunes Resort in Charleston, SC Welcomes FICP’s Educational Forum
FICP (Financial & Insurance Conference Planners) attendees will soon experience a meeting in the Top City in the U.S. (Conde Nast Traveler)! This June, FICP will hold their annual Educational Forum in Charleston, S.C., and Wild Dunes Resort is excited to sponsor the event and host their Welcome Reception at our oceanfront event venue, The Grand Pavilion - a picturesque covered gazebo with panoramic ocean views and gentle ocean breezes, lined by pastel-hued homes and lush palms – reminiscent of downtown’s historic charm.
Creating Customized Dining Experiences for Conferences
The conference planning process is not for the weary. It requires a great amount of focus, close attention to detail, and patience. We are often amazed at how well our clients can juggle the many demands of their organizations while still catering to the needs of their conference attendees. We have recently noticed a particular area that requires a lot of extra attention: food & beverage.
Welcoming MileNorth, a Downtown Chicago Hotel, to the Destination Collection
We’re blown away with excitement over our expansion into downtown Chicago. MileNorth, a Chicago hotel, is an urban retreat just steps away from the best that the Windy City has to offer. Guests can experience the sophistication and style of an urban Chicago hotel with the comfort of a Midwestern retreat. The name, MileNorth, a Chicago Hotel, comes from the premiere location just one block from North Michigan Avenue – the Magnificent Mile.
Are You Ready for a Culinary Throwdown?
As sales managers, our minds are constantly in motion generating innovative and unique team building ideas. Your phone rings - the meeting and event planner reaches out to you inquiring about what type of exercises at your property have been successful with past groups. The sales manager’s focus is distinctive and energizing activities, whereas the planner’s interests are interaction through fun and friendly competitions. Recently, The Carolina Inn held a successful and scrumptious Shrimp-n-Grits Throwdown. Seven local star chefs from renowned restaurants competed for the title of Shrimp-n-Grits Champion.
A panel of judges included food writers and local industry experts who determined the winner. The object of this culinary event was to engage the local foodie community, bringing everyone together for a great cause (proceeds benefitted TABLE, serving Chapel Hill-Carrboro children at risk for hunger), and to determine which star chef’s shrimp and grits reigned supreme.
So, what does a Shrimp-n-Grits Throwdown have to do with meetings and events - friendly competition. Make your next team building exercise exciting and innovative by incorporating your version of a Throwdown. Divide the group into teams with a minimum of two on each team. What’s the challenge you may ask? A Medicinal Potion Throwdown! Teams will concoct their version of a tasty potion that remedies pain after a long, grueling day. Each team would utilize at least 3 of the same ingredients chosen by the hotel. The challenge is fast and teams are required to think on their feet so, the competition should last no more than 30 minutes. In the end, two judges will sample each “remedy” and based on a predetermined set of criteria, a Medicinal Potion Throwdown winner will be announced.
What type of Throwdown ideas do you have in mind? The bottom line is, just make it fun!