• Philadelphia Visitor’s Center – Not Just for Tourists

     
    POSTED June 4, 2014
     

It seems that I keep bumping up against things I don’t know. Whether it’s a fact I didn’t know or a place I wasn’t aware of before, it seems that at least several times a week I discover something new.It used to bother me and make me feel less "in the know," but now I put my ego aside and just enjoy the moment of basking in something new.

Case in point was last week’s joint ISES and PHLCVB meeting. It was held at the Philadelphia Visitor’s Center. I always thought of the Visitor’s Center as just that - for visitors - but true-blue Philadelphians can also get in on the action.

Upstairs from the brochures and introductory movies is a fantastic event space that’s just right for your next Philadelphia-based meeting or event. Split into a reception area and a main room, it’s spacious, airy and bright. Of course, it’s not what’s inside that counts here - it’s what is outside. Step outside onto the large terrace and you have a bird’s eye view of Independence National Historic Park. Most guests enjoy events with outdoor space, but looking out over the Liberty Bell and  Independence Hall is more inspiring that most.

Have you been to the space or held an event there before? Email me - nancy.depalma@tigeroak.com -  and we’ll post your comments on the pa.meetingsmags.com. 

There are all sorts of happenings for meeting and event planners to plug groups into in Snowmass Village this summer, taking some of the pressure off building a memorable and effective agenda. 

 

With meetings returning to normal as the COVID-19 pandemic levels out, outdoor mountain pursuits are finding more time on meeting agendas. Taking events outdoors not only boosts attendees’ comfort level as they ease back into in-person meetings, time spent in nature is proven to improve brain health and stimulate creative thinking as well.

We’ll be looking at this topic in-depth in the Spring/Summer 2022 issue of Mountain Meetings. Consider this as an introduction to some of the possibilities.  

 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.