When planning a conference, event or meeting there are so many components involved to make it a success. And at the top of the list of things to consider, first and foremost, is location. Not only the location of the host city but the choice of hotel where it all takes place.
The hotel you select will absolutely set the tone for your event, so you want to be sure to choose wisely. It doesn’t matter what type of program you’re planning, incentives, a conference or a smaller meeting, the hotel you select will contribute to the overall success of your program
Choosing the Right Hotel – The Four Seasons
The epitome of luxury. The name alone conjures up images of opulence and comfort; it’s often the hotel of choice for celebrities, politicians and those with a preference for style, splendor and service.
The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts began with one property in Toronto, Ontario, Canada in the early ‘60’s. Opened by Isadore Sharp (who is still chairman), it has since grown to over 80 properties in 35 countries worldwide.
The Four Seasons properties are incredibly popular for weddings but are also ideal for any conference or meeting. Yes, they are at the higher end of the cost spectrum but are absolutely worth the cost every time. From the rooms to the event spaces, every property is well thought out and offers everything required to keep you and your delegates happy.
They truly believe in the power of exceptional service and their team strives to ensure that their guests have an unparalleled experience, from start to finish.
Choosing the Right Hotel – The Marriott
Although the company started in 1927, they didn’t open their first hotel until 1957 (a motel in Arlington, Virginia). With over 3,000 properties (and 17 brands) worldwide, from Algeria to the Virgin Islands, you can find the Marriott that suits both your needs and your budget. Their property types range and include everything from full service hotels to resorts and conference centers.
The Marriott goes beyond the norm to help ensure their clients events are a success. They have several extras they offer and include a personal event planner, custom web pages to help promote your event (designed and hosted by Marriott) and ResLink, an online app that allows your delegates a quick and easy option to make their reservations online while still accessing the special group rate you’ve negotiated.
Choosing the Right Hotel – The IC Hotel Group
The InterContinental Hotels Group includes The Intercontinental, The Crown Plaza, Staybridge Suites, Hotel Indigo, Candlewood Suites and the entire family of Holiday Inn hotels. So literally there is something for everyone, and for every price range.
Featured on the front page of conventionhotelguide.com, IC Hotels group are located at or near hundreds of different conference centers worldwide. With a variety of meeting rooms and services available, they’re a great option for all types of meetings.
Your options are endless! Research your short list and determine who is willing to do what to ensure the seamless execution and success of your program.