As COVID-19 restrictions ease, in-person meetings are making a comeback. 

“After a year of working in virtual environments, businesses of all sizes are finding the need to reconnect face-to-face in meaningful ways,” says Lisa Fasbender, general manager of the 186-acre Margaritaville Lake Resort on Lake Conroe in Conroe. “Our ability to host a meeting that combines serious learning with serious fun makes Margaritaville Lake Resort the ideal setting to collaborate and focus on team building.”

The resort offers:

» 335 guest suites, including 32 lakefront cottages

» 72,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space

» 20 meeting rooms, most with natural light

» Function spaces ranging up to 11,520 square feet

» Amphitheater with tiered seating for 100

» Two executive boardrooms

» A dedicated on-site conference planner

» A/V equipment 

» Over 20,000 square feet of scenic outdoor function space

» Dedicated conference dining room, purposely built for conference dining  

In addition, the resort provides access to unique and engaging team-building activities, including a “Lost Shaker of Salt” scavenger hunt, coconut bowling, a “Cheeseburger in Paradise” cookoff, and more.

 “At Margaritaville Lake Resort, we take a uniquely fun and ‘chill’ approach to our team-building activities and options,” says Fasbender. “Designed to improve communication and productivity, all of our activities help co-workers to get to know each other better while helping you achieve your group’s goals.”

 SalesBoost, a hospitality training company, held a meeting at Margaritaville Lake Resort and benefited from the wide variety of team-building activities. 

 “Something incredibly powerful happens when you bring people together to find a common goal and purpose,” said Gretta Brooks, CEO of SalesBoost. “We held our first in-person meeting at Margaritaville Lake Resort and were so impressed with the team-building experience. Best of all, the activities they offer are conveniently located on the resort property.” 

 Margaritaville Lake Resort is home to five restaurants, an 18-hole golf course, the 18,000-square-foot wellness retreat St. Somewhere Spa, and the workout facility Fins Up Fitness Center. Post-meeting, attendees can take a boat or other watercraft rental out on Lake Conroe to explore. 

Omni PGA Frisco Resort, scheduled to open in spring 2023, is now open for group booking requests. 

Located in Frisco, 30 miles north of Dallas, the 500-room resort will feature more than 127,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces, including a 22,000-square-foot grand ballroom, an 11,500-square-foot junior ballroom and a 5,000-square-foot event pavilion.


Moody Center, a multi-purpose venue located in downtown Austin, opened its doors this past April. The sold-out grand opening show was a Texas-sized celebration featuring artist George Strait with special guests Willie Nelson & Family and Randy Rogers Band. 


The Valencia Hotel Group is known for designing spaces that are not only located in desirable destinations but have become desirable destinations in and of themselves. Those spaces are augmented by the group’s renowned service culture that comes from having a well-trained, well-seasoned team of associates who are committed to the company’s emphasis on high-touch service.