Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Spotlight on a New Property: The LINE Austin

Love Austin? There’s new hotel in downtown Austin; LINE which overlooks Lady Bird Lake offering 428 guest rooms and 20K square feet of meeting and event space. This hotel features a unique infinity pool where you can lounge poolside with your favorite cocktail and is located in the center of the city walking distance to theater, music, and shops.

For more information, check it out at….

Friday, April 20, 2018

Happy Earth Day!

In lieu of Earth Day this Sunday, all of us at Meeting Sites Pro wanted to show our support of going green! Lots of companies including hotels, have created initiatives to make more environmentally friendly meetings.
Recently, Starwood Hotels & Resorts has implemented Sustainable Meetings at their properties. Stating: “Good for business — and our planet. You’ll plan a meeting that’s thoughtful to the environment, your budget and your attendees’ experience. We do this by making sustainability the standard.”
Some of their strategies include hosting paperless meetings, using recycled paper for printed materials and providing access to sustainable transportation services. Starwood even provides you with an “environmental report card” after your event to sum up your sustainable strategies and allow you to calculate the carbon footprint.
We look forward to the creativity and innovation of hotels to help us make your meetings green!

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Switch Up Your Meeting Breaks

At Meeting Sites Pro, Inc., we know how important the big functions of your meeting are from the General Session to the Welcome Reception. That said, we also like to put an emphasis on the little things, like snack breaks. Often, breaks are straightforward and traditional, including a few snacks with some beverage options and an opportunity to stretch.

We like to get creative with our breaks when possible to include both fun and interesting food items as well as themed displays. Our goal is always to partner with our venues and create an experience for our clients and attendees. Take a look below at what we have done in the past.

One of our favorite publications to follow, “Successful Meetings” posted a recent article on how you can revamp your traditional meeting breaks by creating an activity focused experience like mixology breaks (non-alcoholic), picnic breaks, spa breaks, and fitness breaks. Each of these creative breaks will make your attendees feel more energetic or refreshed once they go back to their sessions.

These are just a few options that you can implement in your future meetings to give your attendees an experience they won’t forget.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Spotlight on a Property!

The Westin Denver International Airport hotel opened in late 2015 with over 37,500 square feet of incredible meeting space and a grand total of 519 guest rooms. Located at the Denver airport, the University of Colorado A-Line commuter train gets you to downtown in just 37 minutes making transportation a breeze and lots of activities very accessible. Let this Westin’s marvelous winged architecture elevate your event into a truly unique experience. Click on the link for more details on the hotel.

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A New Look for Meeting Sites Pro, Inc.

One of the best ways to signal continued relevance is to evolve. After 18 successful years, Meeting Sites Pro, Inc. has re-branded, creating a new logo and look while staying focused on our core purpose and key values.  We continue to emphasize serving our clients and building lifelong partnerships. We have kept our purple color, symbolizing ambition, creativity, luxury, and loyalty. In the process of this refresh, what emerged was a new logo as well as a company slogan which reinforces our promise of quality and relentless client focus to create memorable meetings. Your Meeting is Our Passion.

Take a look at our new look on our website: http://meetingsitespro.com/ 

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Spotlight on a New Property!

There is a brand-new option out there to host your next meeting. Check out the Hyatt Regency's most recent addition, the Hyatt Regency Lake Washington at Seattle's Southport! This property has created their meeting spaces with stunning views of the mountains and Seattle's city skyline. With various activities both on and off property, and with over 60,000 square feet of flexible meeting space, they are sure to create a memorable experience for any function! To learn more, click on their link below.

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Top Meeting Locations from 2017

As we begin the jump into 2018, before we start thinking about recommending meeting destinations, we’ve taken some time to look back at our past year and the numbers to the industry in its entirety. As in years past, we’ve noticed cities like Orlando and Las Vegas remain on top due to their year-round favorable weather, large convention centers, and cost effectiveness. Destinations like Chicago, Washington D.C., and New York are forever popular, despite higher costs, due to the attraction of the city itself as well as the accommodations they provide. 

Below you will see CVENT’s Top 10 U.S. Meeting Destinations for 2017. We've managed meetings in 9 of the top 10 locations in the last year and personally love placing meetings in Dallas due to the cost effectiveness and ease of air travel as well as San Diego due to the large number of unique properties and great year-round weather (though we may be biased given that it’s our home). One of our recommended destinations that didn’t crack the CVENT top 10 is Denver, CO. With its central location, large number of upscale hotels, vibrant downtown, and over 300 sunny days a year; Denver is definitely worth considering for a sure-fire meeting.

Denver, CO

CVENT Top 10

  1. Orlando, FL
  2. Las Vegas, NV
  3. Chicago, IL
  4. Atlanta, GA
  5. San Diego, CA
  6. Washington, D.C.
  7. Nashville, TN
  8. Dallas, TX
  9. New York, NY
  10. Phoenix, AZ 
If you’ve found yourself entering 2018 head first into planning a meeting, Meeting Sites Pro, Inc. would love to help you get started on a personalized site selection in any of these locations today. We hope you get the chance to visit one of these top meeting destinations in 2018. Happy travels!