Corporate Events

Finding a Perfect Venue | A Hotel – Part 1

How do you find that perfect venue for an event?  Trust me, it can be tough.
What is going to be more cost effective?  A venue or a hotel?  Is the cost the number one factor in making the decision or will it be branding, location, creative appeal, and flexibility?  These are all questions that you need to ask yourself if you’re the client.  If you’re the planner, you need to ask the client.
There are so many…

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Corporate Events: 3 Reasons Why a Site Visit is Mandatory

A few of weeks ago I completed a whirlwind site visit – 12 hotels and 6 venues all in one day.  Sounds crazy doesn’t it?

You may have a client that says – no, it’s OK, we don’t need to do a site visit. Or there’s no budget or time to fly out and take a look at the venue or hotel. You need to stop them right there. A site visit needs to be mandatory.

If a client is going to be spending tens of thousands,…

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Capacity by ROAR: The Meeting Space Calculator Every Meeting Planner Needs

Can you relate to this scenario?  Your boss tells you registration is going great and have 100 more people coming than they had expected. Mild panic sets in and you ask yourself, “Are we going to fit in the meeting space we’ve contracted?”

They ask what is the max capacity of the room in the current set up.

You do one of three things.
1. Dig around your desk for the hotels capacity chart that they gave…

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Corporate Events: 5 Tips for Booking a Hospitality Suite in Las Vegas

You’re heading to Las Vegas and and you want to host an event in one of those amazing Las Vegas Suites.  Is it as easy as calling reservations or talking to your hotel sales manager to book it?

Not so fast.  There are few things you need to know about suites in Las Vegas.

TIP #1
We all know that Las Vegas is the home of the high roller.  Well, the first question you need to ask your HSM (Hotel Sales…

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F&B: 5 Things to Instantly Elevate your Catering Experience

When you’re hosting a corporate event, one of your goals should be to elevate the overall experience.  This includes catering and more and more guests are more mindful of what they are eating.  Remember our last post about all the special menu requests? As a planner, you need to keep up with those trends and be aware of guests needs.

I recently read an article on MeetingsNet, Two Simple Secrets to Happy, Engaged…

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A Single Design Element – A Futuristic Event

When we’re designing an event – we look for a single design element that catapults the overall look.  It’s one inspiration source that we can then layer other details to create a cohesive design.  That inspiration could be a color, a smell, texture, a sound, or lighting.

An event should tell both story and exude a feeling.  For events we design and produce, we ask our clients several discovery questions that…

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Inspired By: Culture & Destination Meetings

Whenever we are producing destination meetings and events, we always want to bring in the culture of the city.  This could be done with music, food, decor and gifts.  If you’ve been following us on instagram, you would have seen that we were on a site visit in Puerto Rico for the past few days. (By the way – you should really follow us on instagram. :))

We are producing a destination meeting that will be heading…

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Field Trip: La Tavola Linen – Napa Valley

On Tuesday, our team headed up to Napa to the La Tavola Linen Showroom.  Oh my – we were in heaven.  First of all, I could just move into their showroom where you are surrounded by gorgeous linen and beautiful accessories with their new Theoni Collection.  To say we were drooling is an understatement.

I’ve been to their San Francisco location.  We actually rented linen from them last year and shipped to to Naples…

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InstaTour: Meadowood Napa Valley

We drove up to  Meadowood Napa Valley for a mid-week site visit and it didn’t disappoint.  If you follow us on Instagram (you really should), you would have already seen a few pictures.  It’s been several years since I’ve seen the property.  It’s hard to believe that it’s 50 years young.

Meadowood is perfect for an executive meeting, customer appreciation, sales incentive, or destination wedding, with 99 sleeping…

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Round-up: San Francisco Bay Area Hotels

Not much has happened in the San Francisco Bay Area on the hotel front over the last couple of years.  When it rains it pours and in the last month – 3 pretty significant changes have occurred which is change the landscape.
Parc 55 San Francisco
Wyndham Parc 55 is no longer – now it’s part of the Hilton Family and will officially be called Parc 55 San Francisco.  With a shared sales force, this will make the…

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