New Meeting Hotels that Will Grab Attendees’ Attention

With the openings of new meeting hotels every month, it seems that there would be more space than ever for corporate events. Unfortunately for meeting planners, that space is booked up faster and faster as the demand for the latest and greatest venues increases.

Attendees are growing increasingly cognizant of what properties have to offer them during their stay. This is especially true with the Millenial audience that looks to increase their “bleisure” time by tacking on extra personal travel days for the hotels and destinations they are excited to visit.

Amazing meeting hotels are open in 2020 and 2021, and we’re keeping our eye on them for upcoming programs; not only for the newly available meeting space, but the overall attendee experience as well. Wellness, activities, amenities, and service were evaluated right along with the conference rooms and ballrooms, so you can rest assured that these properties will provide an incredible meeting hotel experience for all attendees from the moment they arrive to the moment they’re back at the airport.

USA

FAIRMONT AUSTIN

140,000 sq ft total meeting space
1,048 guest rooms

With a sharp rise in demand for meetings in Austin, TX, the recent opening of Fairmont Austin is one of the most exciting properties to hit the festival hot spot. This 37-story behemoth combines luxury with convenience with its ample space, dining options, and meeting facilities, as well as a connected skywalk to the Austin Convention Center across the street. Special consideration for Hilton Austin and JW Marriott Austin, which are also across the street from the convention center too and offer a similar menu of amenities and meeting space.

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OMNI BARTON CREEK AUSTIN

76,192 sq ft total meeting space
493 guest rooms

Sure, we may be a bit biased towards Texas listing Austin properties twice. But, the demand for this centrally-located, culturally-rich city keeps attendees coming back, and not all of them want to see the convention center or 6th Street. Omni Barton Creek is located outside of the downtown area, nestled into the hills west of Austin. At first glance, this appears to be more of a retreat destination than a meeting hotel. However, with a 15,000 sq ft meeting room and flexible space that can stretch out onto their perfectly manicured grounds outside, Omni Barton Creek is a property that’s perfect for hosting the next VIP corporate gathering.

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GRAND HYATT NASHVILLE

77,000 sq ft total meeting space
591 guest rooms

Music City’s upcoming Grand Hyatt Nashville is a welcome addition right in the heart of Nashville. This striking 24-story hotel offers an outdoor balcony area for receptions and smaller events that overlooks the city as well as one of the largest premium meeting venues in the area. Grand Hyatt Nashville is sure to be a property that meeting planners keep on the top of their list of proposals.

CAESAR’S FORUM

550,000 sq ft total meeting space
4,391 guest rooms (Caesar’s Palace)

While technically not a hotel, we would be remiss if we didn’t include a property from the unofficial meetings capital of the United States. Caesar’s Forum is the newest conference center to grace the Las Vegas Strip and has already generated more than $300 million in business seven months before opening.  The largest meetings and conferences in the world will have this state-of-the-art facility at the top of their wish list.

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MGM NATIONAL HARBOR

50,000 sq ft total meeting space
308 guest rooms

Specializing in smaller groups, MGM National Harbor in Washington, DC has intimate space for functions that seek to connect on a more personal basis with their attendees. Flexible ballroom space, along with a terrace that can be used for receptions, allows for imaginative setups that are sure to please meeting planners and attendees alike. Taking advantage of their new casino and dining options will be key in drawing prospects to this impressive harbor-facing fixture.

GAYLORD ROCKIES RESORT & CONVENTION CENTER

517,987 sq ft total meeting space
1,501 guest rooms

69 event rooms, 78 breakout rooms, and a space that can accommodate up to 10,000 guests make Gaylord Rockies Resort & Convention Center a massive new staple in Colorado that large mountain-bound groups will definitely desire. Conveniently located 9 miles from the Denver International Airport, this luxury resort is perfectly positioned to bring attendees in and start relaxing (or preparing).

ROSEWOOD MIRAMAR BEACH

27,700 sq ft total meeting space
124 guest rooms

Rosewood Miramar Beach rests in the lap of Santa Barbara in Montecito and exudes quality from every corner. This impeccable 5-star property will attract 5-star, VIP meetings that seek the most exclusive event space around. Six lawn and garden areas can be transformed into reception areas, dinner spaces, or any other special event space as well as the 6,500 sq ft Chandelier Ballroom for the primary meeting.

21C MUSEUM HOTEL CHICAGO

10,000 sq ft total meeting space
297 guest rooms

The latest in the 21C Museum Hotel line, the Chicago opening near Millenium Park is an exciting new installment for the Windy City and meeting planners in need of truly unique venues. Surrounded by stunning 21st-century art and contemporary culture, every meeting that takes place in the 21C Museum Hotel will leave a lasting impression on attendees. Rerouting your board meetings and smaller face-to-face conferences to this art-filled exhibition space might be the facelift your program needs.

LIVE! BY LOEWS – ARLINGTON

35,000 sq ft total meeting space
300 guest rooms

If you’re looking to package a sporting event with your meeting, look no further than Live! by Loews in Arlington, TX that is contiguous with AT&T Stadium and the new Globe Life Field. The first real luxury hotel in Arlington has arrived, and now offers easy access to some of the most high profile sports venues in the country. Meetings can take advantage of an ample 14,000 sq ft ballroom before kickoff as well as a dine-around at the Texas Live! entertainment district that sits adjacent to the hotel.

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Americas

FAIRMONT THE QUEEN ELIZABETH

85,000 sq ft total meeting space
950 guest rooms

Fully redesigned as an innovative hub, Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth is Montreal’s new gathering point for business meetings. The second and third floors were divided into a series of meeting and workspaces suited to various needs, including zones designed for playful creativity, and inspiring themed rooms for dynamic planning. Sustainable meetings can find solace in their Eco-Meet program that helps lessen the environmental impact of your meeting through reduced resource consumption. Forward-thinking meeting planners can rest easy at this award-winning Montreal property.

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THE RITZ-CARLTON MEXICO CITY

~10,000 sq ft total meeting space
153 guest rooms

Overlooking Chapultepec Park from within one of the city’s tallest building, the strikingly designed Ritz-Carlton Mexico City is both physically and figuratively a property above all others. This next-level meeting space in the heart of Mexico City will be the premier locale for programs that seek the finest accommodation, service, and amenities available. Every VIP knows the brand, so introducing them to the latest installment would be reason enough for most to look forward to the trip.

JW MARRIOTT PANAMA

16,813 sq ft total meeting space
369 guest rooms

There’s no shame in turning your meeting into a corporate retreat after the keynote is wrapped up. JW Marriott Panama immerses your group in timeless luxury and unrivaled service every moment of your program. Sitting along the shores of Punta Pacifica, this high-rise luxury hotel has a perfect escape hatch to fun and relaxation after the meeting in its stunning ballroom is concluded.

International

BÜRGENSTOCK RESORT

23,681 sq ft total meeting space
360 guest rooms

Featured on last year’s list of top new incentive hotels, Bürgenstock Resort in Lucerne, Switzerland has earned its way onto the meeting hotels list for its unique attraction as a one-of-a-kind bucket-list experience. With the added interest in turning meetings into leisure travel opportunities, Bürgenstock Resort tops everyone’s list as a must-experience destination. Its conference center and two large ballrooms look down onto Lake Lucerne for a breathtaking view and sport a first-class A/V equipment offering.

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JW MARRIOTT GROSVENOR HOUSE LONDON

58,652 sp ft total meeting space
494 guest rooms

“Distinguished” is an understatement for this Park Lane property in Central London. JW Marriott Grosvenor House London is a 5-star luxury meeting hotel in every regard. Exceptional accommodations, service, and a historical setting create an air of importance and gravitas that’s difficult to replicate. Bringing an awards dinner or meeting to Grosvenor House will certainly leave an impression on attendees.

VOCO DUBAI

10,764 sq ft total meeting space
471 guest rooms

Whether the goal is to delight attendees or elevate the level of the meeting, voco Dubai is a surefire way of impressing all who venture in. Even for those who are stepping into Dubai for the first time, voco Dubai has a way of making the surroundings feel right at home. Fearlessly plan an international meeting to this economic hub without the worry of a cultural disconnect or lacking service; there is no property more accommodating for the uninitiated.

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