Meeting Venue Overview

  • Will market disruption make room blocks the next casualty?

    By Anita Carlyle, CMP, CMM At a recent PCMA East Canada workshop in Ottawa, meeting professionals and business event suppliers came together to discuss room blocks. Consensus among the hotel sales representatives was that it is business as usual – if clients want the use of meeting space, they will be held to specific room blocks. These blocks will continue to be contracted with attrition clauses that mandate room and food & beverage revenue. Group business is the hotel’s base…

  • Planning accessible events for every body

    Chances are that if you are an event planner, you are able to move around quickly, you are agile and you are used to literally being on the run! It is a physically demanding job. This also means that because you are able-bodied, it might not occur to you to plan for people who are not as mobile. If this is not the case and you are always proactively planning for different abilities at your events, I congratulate you. This,…

  • Rights and remedies for event venue performance

    When an event host chooses a venue at which to hold their event, a number of considerations have been factored into the decision (see my earlier post on this topic here). Two of those key considerations include: the published and actual quality of the venue’s physical surroundings; and the venue’s published and actual standards of services or performance. If an event host is prepared to sign a venue contract well in advance of their event dates, it benefits and protects the…

  • Team building attractions in Niagara Falls

    Richness in history and natural beauty give Niagara Parks Commission one-of-a-kind natural wonder attractions and venues that are perfect for team building programs. You can host your opening reception at the brink of the Falls at Elements on the Falls Restaurant at Table Rock and incorporate Journey Behind the Falls attraction. Guests will truly feel the thunder and be amazed by thrilling views of the Falls from tunnels below and behind them! While dining together is not often the first…

  • Taking a look at corporate teambuilding on sailboats

    By Gregory Marlo When learning to sail, one becomes distinctly aware very early in the game that the coordination of steering and adjustment of the sails while harnessing the wind’s energy is what makes it all happen. Understanding the principles of sailing a boat is not difficult and can be fun to learn in a corporate teambuilding environment. In the training exercise, using well equipped late model sailboats with a single mast and two sails and working with groups of…

  • Raise a glass to wine resorts for incentive trips and small corporate meetings

    It is that time of year when vineyards all across the globe are preparing to harvest their fruit and begin the time honored tradition of making wine. Ever since Lucille Ball stomped her way into our hearts on her famous show, wineries have been a part of world’s culture. Today, vineyards around the world are becoming the “in place” for meetings, sales incentive trips and employee recognition events. Much more than just a place to do a “wine tasting”, resorts have sprung out of the fruit-filled hills offering a plush and often an educational location for your next event. So whether you are a vino enthusiast or just looking for that unique local for your group, consider a wine resort. Here are some of our favourites.

  • Convention centres provide diverse solutions for event planning needs

    When it comes to highly efficient and effective meetings and event spaces, convention centres are a big deal. With the overall impact from the events held at Canada’s member convention centres exceeding $2 billion each year, there is little question that these gargantuan facilities hold major sway in the country’s meetings and events industry.

  • Le Centre Sheraton Montreal unveils $40 million transformation

    From the panoramic rooftop Club Lounge to the lower level meeting space, Le Centre Sheraton Montreal unveiled its encompassing $40 million renovation during a client and guest celebration that also paid tribute to the hotel’s 30th anniversary. All meeting space, guest rooms, restaurants and public spaces of this flagship property have been refurbished with immaculate attention to detail and guest comfort. As part of the multi-million make-over the hotel features popular Sheraton brand signature offerings including the all-white Sheraton Sweet Sleeper Bed, Sheraton Club experience, [email protected]® experienced with Microsoft® and Sheraton Fitness programmed by Core Performance®.

  • Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto introduces new meeting spaces and event services

    The recently-opened Trump International Hotel & Tower Toronto®, introduces to Toronto a selection of international-caliber meeting space and services worthy of one of the world’s great financial capitals. The hotel’s 12,000 square feet of meeting space includes two floors of sunlit facilities and an expansive President Suite – the largest and highest in all of Toronto – that provides an ideal setting for the most elite summits and presentations.

  • Hidden gem

    It actually looks like a gigantic colourful toy block, as motorists zip by on Highway 400 in Vaughan, Ont., but the Miele National Headquarters & Gallery is actually an event space in disguise.

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