• Museum, hotel partnership promotes Texas culture

     
    POSTED February 20, 2017
     
  • Museum, hotel partnership promotes Texas culture

     
    POSTED February 20, 2017
     
  • Museum, hotel partnership promotes Texas culture

     
    POSTED February 20, 2017
     

San Antonio is one of Texas’ top meeting and convention destinations—and now there is another great option for planners. Hotel Contessa has partnered with The Briscoe Western Art Museum to create a Texan experience for groups that want to incorporate local flavor into their meetings. The Briscoe is one the newest museums in San Antonio, located directly on the Riverwalk, and focuses on the art, history and culture of the American West through engaging exhibitions and educational programs reflective of the region’s rich traditions and heritage.

The hotel-museum partnership, one of the first in the area, opens opportunities for a new experience for guests and allows for easy transition between the spaces. Larger groups can host off-site events at the museum, tour the beautiful exhibitions and then walk back to Hotel Contessa for a catered networking event before returning to their suites.

Hotel Contessa—the only AAA Four Diamond all-suite hotel located directly on the Riverwalk in San Antonio—created this partnership with its neighbor, The Briscoe Museum, to add more space and opportunities for meetings and conventions.

Hotel Contessa currently has more than 10,000 square feet of flexible conference and event space. The property's 11 conference rooms are newly renovated and include an executive board room, a 2,277-square-foot Contessa Ballroom, seven conference rooms on the second floor and the 1600 square-foot Cypress room on the Riverwalk level. Three scenic terraces, overlooking the Riverwalk, are available for breaks, meals, group events or networking.

This unique partnership with the Briscoe Museum adds even more event and meeting spaces to Hotel Contessa’s offerings. Located next to the hotel along the Riverwalk, Briscoe Museum’s Jack Guenther Pavilion provides an additional 20,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting and event space.

Until May 31, 2017, Hotel Contessa is offering planners a one-hour welcome reception and additional discounts for qualifying stays. More information is available by calling 210.298.8048.

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Although several cities are opening up again, many offices are still enforcing work from home policies. As they did when Stay at Home first began, plenty of organizations are still offering webinars with insights on how to tackle the new normal. Gaining new knowledge is a great way to use extra time that might have been spent on a commute. 

Here at M+E, we’ll keep the following list updated, as some webinars are live and some are pre-recorded. Please email lauren.pahmeier@tigeroak.com to add more applicable webinars to the list.