Hotel Review: A Little Getaway to Napa You Don’t Want to Miss

Last week, we headed up to Napa for a little getaway. One thing about being in event industry – it’s hard to getaway and enjoy your self. You’re either doing site visits or working a program. But you don’t always get to enjoy.

Well – we did and we stayed at the fairly new Archer Hotel. It’s been open since November and located right in downtown Napa.

I loved the lobby of this property, it’s subdued during…

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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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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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Checking Out: A Sneak Peek into Modern Luxury at the St. Regis Monarch Beach

Modern and luxury are what come to mind when we think of the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Southern California – and the unbelievable ocean views.  It’s so luxurious and when we heard they were undergoing a huge renovation – we thought…really?  Take a look at their current pool.  Gorgeous right?  Well it’s all about to change and we can’t wait to see.

photo courtesy of St. Regis Monarch Beach

When we got the…

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InstaTour: Francis Ford Coppola Winery

Last month we were fortunate enough to be invited to explore the exquisite grounds of the Francis Ford Coppola Winery located in the heart of picturesque Alexander Valley. Just 75 miles north of San Francisco, the winery is an entertainment wonderland for all ages!

The property features more than forty wines produced onsite in their state-of-the-art winemaking facility and a restaurant serving up cuisine made to…

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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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ROAR ON THE ROAD: Cancun Mexico

Back in December, we had a planning meeting for an upcoming incentive trip in Cancun Mexico. I have to say, there is nothing quite like getting out of the wintery weather and soaking up the sun – I mean work. Our incentive is heading to Le Blanc Spa Resort, an all-inclusive 5-start resort located in the hotel zone of Cancun. The hotel is stunning and the beach is magnificent and all rooms have either an ocean view…

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Holiday: How to Pamper Your House Guests

The holidays are fast approaching which means one thing for sure – house guests! The airports and the highways will get crazy with all the holiday traveling. PopSugar put together a great list of reminders to make your guests feel like they are at a 5 star resort.  Below are some of our personal favorites.

1. Everyone loves snacks – so stock a variety of healthy munchies and drinks. It wouldn’t hurt to keep…

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ROAR ON THE ROAD: Snapshots from Scottsdale

Over the last few weeks we have been busily scouting locations for our client’s one hundred person partner conference coming up in Fall of 2015.   We have focused the search to Arizona and have been looking for hip properties that exude modern luxury.

Below are a few snapshots our client took during their recent site visits to some of the properties we found for them near Scottsdale.  We love it when the hotels…

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