[DISPLAY_ACURAX_ICONS]When you are looking for the next location for your company’s big meeting or event, there are many options for you. However, some of the best locales are those that may not be apparent to anyone who is not in the know. Most large metropolitan areas have facilities to handle events, and in many cases, the cost of the meeting or event is lower if you go with a less well-known area. Shopping around for your best options is critical when planning a large meeting or event and in many cases, it can pay to think outside of the box.
While California may get a lot of attention for large meetings, there are more options available, especially further north. Portland and Seattle are both excellent options for business meetings and each has its own charm. Portland is well known as an arts hub and offers many activities for your attendees during their free time. Seattle’s skyline is dominated by the Space Needle, but its modern public transportation system makes Seattle a logical choice for meetings.
With the scenic Rocky Mountains beckoning for an additional day or two tacked at the end of the meeting for some slope time, the appeal is apparent. Denver is a modern city nestled on the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains and has many facilities able to host meetings or events. Most hotels offer transportation service to nearby ski resorts during ski season.
Chicago is often mentioned as far as a Midwest city in site selection planning meetings. Chicago is certainly a good option, and has many options available, but some businesses have found that Indianapolis is a wonderful option with the modern facilities needed and the beauty of the city, with a bustling downtown. Take a ride down the Central Canal for a relaxing break after your meeting or event to experience first-hand that life in Indy is more than the Indy 500.
Sites in New England vary from the sleek and modern to the traditional and those rich with history. From Cape Cod to Northern Vermont, there is a place that will be able to accommodate your meeting or event.
There is a reason that one speaks of Southern Hospitality, and unless you have been to the south, you cannot fully appreciate the finer touches of this phase. Southerners love the gentile life and offer tourists a taste of what keeps their cultural roots strong. Often overlooked as a place for corporate events, there are many pearls in the south, including Little Rock and Atlanta.