• Beyond the Border: The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    This property’s perks draw meetings and events to a beautiful waterside venue.  

  • Beyond the Border: The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    This property’s perks draw meetings and events to a beautiful waterside venue.  

  • Beyond the Border: The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    This property’s perks draw meetings and events to a beautiful waterside venue.  

Situated on the banks of the inner harbor, The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront anchors the city’s evolving Harbor East District. The growing neighborhood brings together retailers, residents, visitors and entertainment venues creating a vibrant urban hub of roughly 12 square blocks on the Baltimore waterfront.

The 753-guest-room hotel features 21 suites, an indoor pool, a concierge lounge, Apropoe’s Restaurant and 42 meeting rooms that provide a total of 80,000 square feet of event space.

The spacious guest rooms and suites feature tasteful, modern appointments and include high-end linens, a mini-refrigerator and flat-screen TVs. Many of the contemporary rooms offer views of downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor.

Event space at The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront includes the Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 2,800 guests. Additional amenities for event planners include a 24-hour event manager, customizable catering and state-of-the-art audio-visual services.

“The Waterfront successfully competes for meetings with hotels on islands and mountains and in Vegas,” says Jordan Spilker, CMP, destination sales executive for Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. “It’s a testament to our customer service, authenticity and food.”

In addition to a variety of meeting space configurations, the hotel has a dedicated meeting concierge for each event and arms planners with an app that allows them to communicate needs to the concierge. “The Red Coat Direct has a one-minute response time,” Spilker says.

The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is within easy walking distance of more than 50 restaurants and popular attractions like the USS Constellation, the National Aquarium, historic Fell’s Point and the Pier Six Concert Pavilion. Additionally, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Baltimore Convention Center and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall airport are all an easy walk or cab ride away.

South by Southwest (SXSW) returned live this year! The 35-year-old festival infuses on average $16-plus million of consumer spending into the Austin music scene over the course of nine days. The festival returned in March after its cancellation in 2020 and virtual show in 2021. Both the cancellation and virtual show were prompted by health and safety concerns due to the pandemic. 

 

Incorporating the host city into the framework of the meeting is an effective way to enhance the content of the conference.

Host in Local Hotel
While attendees might flock to flag hotels, consider a boutique hotel as overflow to showcase the destination. In Lubbock, the DoubleTree by Hilton offers a local flair through design and cuisine; meanwhile, just a few streets over, the Cotton Court Hotel pays tribute to the area’s cotton history. 

 

Plano, Texas is truly the land of plenty. Blending historic charm with modern luxury, the city brims with attractions and amenities. With nearly 60 hotels of various price points, 1000+ restaurants, world class shopping, a lively arts and nightlife scene, abundant natural beauty, and four walkable districts, Plano is the perfect city for a meeting of any size.