What do American hotels have on offer for today’s meeting planners? A number of hotels claiming luxurious furnishings and hi-tech features opened in 2013. Flexibility seems to be the main theme of all of them.
It is a classy new Hawaiian hotel which has 15,000 square feet of outdoor and indoor meeting and event space including 4,560 square feet of studio style rooms. Luncheons, social occasions, receptions, conferences and corporate meetings can make good use of open kitchens and breakout rooms that can allow the attendees to easily engage with the local chefs.
Capella Washington, DC
It is a Georgetown hotel with 49 rooms hence ideal for small VIP and retreat gatherings. The Executive Boardroom has seats for 14 people and is accessible from a staircase that descends to a private meeting space from The Rye Bar and has all the necessary technology suitable for presentations. Other venues are private dining room and the rooftop with the views over the city.
This is an urban upscale hotel which has 15,000 square feet event space with eight meeting rooms, four boardrooms and a Devonshire Ballroom which has the capacity of more than 300 people in reception style. Moreover, it is also good to know that there is a dedicated office on-site to be used by each meetings planner. Langham also offers online meetings and event platform.
Chicago saw two major openings in 2013. There is this newly renovated hotel located at the affluent Gold Coast vicinity. It has 12,225 square feet event space and can accommodate up to 200 people. Most rooms have projectors and screens. Besides, there are the 6 bi-level penthouse lofts for smaller gatherings.
Viceroy, New York
It is a glamorous hotel close to the Central Park. It has boardrooms, private suits and a rooftop venue twenty nine floors above the city. The Roof views Central Park and Manhattan and can be used under different weather conditions. It has 1,144 square feet of outdoor space and 1,138 square feet of the indoor space. The Viceroy meeting room has over 700 square feet hence can be used as a theater, conference, classroom or even banquet and can accommodate 60 people. The Executive Boardroom can be used for small meetings of roughly 15 people as it is of 306 square feet.