Luggage-Free Is the Way to Be
Texas Meetings + Events Magazine
With the opening of Spa Adolphus in fall 2016, The Adolphus Hotel now offers add-on packages to incorporate wellness into meetings and events. The Spa Adolphus Revive & Refresh breakout sessions, for example, provide short relaxation breaks—including on-site mini spa services, seated massage, or hydrating aromatherapy hand treatments—to ensure attendees can renew their focus for the duration of a meeting.
The soon-to-open Omni Frisco Hotel in Dallas has announced the names of its new director of operations, director of finance, director of sales and marketing, director of engineering, director of human resources and neighborhood services general manager.
The hotel will open in July 2017. All of the announced positions will report to Jeff Smith, hotel general manager.
MSN recently announced the Best Hotels in Every State, and selected Hilton Americas-Houston as number one. The ratings are based off of expert reviews, local recommendations and their own list of the Best Hotels in America. Hilton Americas-Houston was recognized for superior guest service and its commitment to guest satisfaction.
A downtown Houston hotel goes back to its roots, in style.
A Rolex watch, Waterford Crystal, a Birdie in golf. Wouldn’t you say these are examples of excellence? So, how do you define excellence for your meetings, your career or your life?
When I was studying for the CMP exam, Goals and Objectives (G&O) were drummed into us as the ultimate basis for every decision we would make and by which we would evaluate the outcomes. G&O is the very definition of excellence.
Paramour, which opened in August 2015, was designed by owner Martin Phipps to be an oasis in the Texas sky with attention to detail and topnotch service at the heart of the concept. The 8,000-square-foot property was one of San Antonio’s first rooftop venues and provides panoramic views of the city’s skyline. The bar is located just north of downtown, atop the Phipps Office building and overlooks the River Walk at 9th Street and Arden Grove.
Armed with smartphones, tablets and laptops, meeting attendees are more connected than ever, but often have a hard time unplugging and focusing on the event they are attending. To draw attendees back to the present, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio helps planners orchestrate meetings that make mindfulness a priority.
—.5 oz. strawberry shrub*
—1.5 oz. Kettle One Vodka
—1.5 oz. lemon juice
—.5 oz. simple syrup
—3 oz. fever tree soda
FOR STRAWBERRY SHRUB
—2 cups strawberries
—hulled and sliced
—2 cups granulated sugar
—1 cup cider vinegar
—1/2 cup white wine vinegar
Meeting planners are always looking for fun and creative ways to entertain guests, and the latest trend is heating things up in a big way.
Sit-down, plated meals have evolved into active culinary events, thanks to a variety of chefs and creative entrepreneurs who are making dining at meetings fun again.
In the summer issue of Texas Meetings + Events, you’ll read all about this hot trend, which you might describe as “Eating as Entertainment.” In the meantime, meet Michell Huber, founder of Austin-based culinary event company and cooking school Freda's Kitchen.