Offsite meetings: a time to bring the brains together to collaborate, cooperate, negotiate, or celebrate. Whatever the reason, you’re setting up a space to do something special. Why settle for uninspiring spaces often found at chain hotels when you can gather in a truly exceptional place?
You can count on ANY Stash partner to make your meetings memorable, but we’ve rounded up some of the most spectacular and unforgettable meeting places in the network. (Help your guests make the most of the event with our Conference Survival Guide.)
Kay Chapel at Hotel Viking
A natural choice for brides and wedding planners, Kay Chapel plays host to all sorts of groups, both secular and spiritual. The chapel was built in 1869, and many of the original details like the stained-glass windows remain intact and expertly preserved. If you’re looking for a tranquil setting for a seminar, retreat, or a speaking engagement, this is your place.
Cargo at Whitney Peak Hotel
Tranquility be damned. It’s time to turn the speakers up to “11” and get fired up. This 1000 capacity rock venue is the perfect place to bring your national team together for a pep rally. Get your sales team fired up with some rock n’ roll and some really slick PowerPoint slides in the mix. Then send the accounting staff to BaseCamp for some high-flying team-building in 7,000 square foot indoor climbing gym.
Automotive Museum at Gateway Canyons
For the teams that could really stand to turn their phones off and unplug, might we suggest at trip to Gateway Canyons. (And you can relax: there is reception and WiFi.) Enjoy a cocktail and a private tour of the Gateway Canyons Auto Museum. For the adrenaline seekers, go joy riding through the desert in the Pro-Baja Trucks (before the cocktail reception…). The resort has 72 guest rooms and over 9,000 square feet of multi-purpose meeting spaces. And tons of outdoor meeting spaces with infinite square footage.
The Starlight Room at The Bristol Hotel
Retractable roofs: they’re not just for baseball stadiums. Breathe some fresh air into your next event by raising the roof (er, sliding the roof?) off the Bristol Hotel. The Starlight Room is 4,400 square-feet of flexile function space. Gorgeous floor-to-ceiling windows welcomes the famous San Diego sunshine. The hotel is located in the heart of San Diego’s Gaslight District, steps from the San Diego Convention Center, perfect for an après-convention soiree!
Rooftop Terrace Bar at Moonrise Hotel
Is your team setting out to do the “impossible”? Get some perspective at Moonrise hotel. Lofty Q3 Sales objectives seem reachable from The Apollo 11 conference room, adorned with photos of the first moon landing. After establishing your mission, take the team to the Rooftop Terrace Bar for a toast under the stars… and the world’s largest man-made moon. The moon and the entire bar are powered by a solar panel canopy. That’s some solar-system teamwork.
Are you a Meeting Planner?
You spend your days making sure everyone else has a good time. You deserve some perks, too. For event planners, many Stash partners have structured programs, while others offer points on a promotional basis. Ask your hotel contact for details.