Grapevine’s event venue options are expanding. This summer, the community will welcome Hotel Vin to its historic district. Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the 120-room Hotel Vin embraces the city’s historic past, while offering the innovation and amenities of today. The hotel will feature 10,327 square feet of indoor meeting space—including a 4,232-square-foot ballroom with panoramic views of Main Street and the community plaza—and 4,140 square feet of outdoor event space.

Hotel Vin will include the all-day dining venue Third Rail, a full-service lobby bar and four private dining rooms. The hotel also connects to Harvest Hall, a multipurpose venue that features seven food stalls and two additional bars, as well as a 38,000-square-foot outdoor plaza. Additional amenities at the hotel include a state-of-the-art fitness center and two outdoor patios with fire pits.

Hotel Vin is part of Grapevine Main, a $114 million mixed-use development directly in front of the new TEXRail line in the Main Street District of Grapevine. The TEXRail line runs from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to downtown Fort Worth.

 

Event professionals are constantly thinking about how to best stimulate our guests’ senses in order to create the most memorable experience and greatest impact, whether it’s a wedding, corporate meeting or event, fundraiser or social gathering. Many people focus on only three of the five senses: taste, sight and sound. Rarely do planners pay attention to touch or smell. Strategically paying attention to scent and how it interacts with other sensory experiences can greatly impact the overall quality of an event.

 

Teresa Preza first came to Sugar Land 14 years ago while pursuing a job in event management. Today, she’s assistant director of economic development for the city. Here are some of her reasons for calling Sugar Land her “home sweet home.”

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This past December, the HALL Arts Hotel opened in Dallas. Located in the largest contiguous arts district in the country, the hotel features 183 rooms, 19 suites, a rooftop pool, restaurant and lounge, and a state-of-the-art fitness center.