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.

 

When executed safely, in-person meetings and events are possible. But it’s been tough for meeting planners across the nation, due to differing state-by-state and even county-by-county guidelines. In some areas, meetings and events returned a while ago, but for others, it’s hard to imagine what planning a meeting would be like. In an effort to show the latter how to hold safe business gatherings when restrictions loosen, the Meetings Mean Business Coalition (MMBC) launched their Meet Safe platform as a resource for other planners to reference when planning future in-person meetings.

 

The Kimpton Pittman Hotel has opened in Dallas’ storied Deep Ellum neighborhood, serving as the first hotel in the neighborhood and providing doorstep access to some of the city’s most popular shops, breweries, dining and live music venues.

 

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John Schafer was recently named the managing director for Hyatt Regency Houston.