Philadelphia: For The Culinary And Art Enthusiasts

Philadelphia: For The Culinary And Art Enthusiasts



DE 303 | Philadelphia

Thinking of traveling to Philadelphia but don’t know where to start? Andy McNeill has brought in experts to help you straighten out your Philly travel plans! Chef Jose Garces is an Iron Chef, father, husband, James Beard Award-winner, entrepreneur, and food innovator. As a child of immigrants and a leader in the diverse and inclusive hospitality industry, the well-being of his community in Philadelphia has always been dear to Chef Garces’ heart. He shares his favorite spots in the area and where you can visit him for top-tier Spanish and Latin-American food. JoAnn Wrenn is the General Manager of The Logan Hotel and oversees all day-to-day operations of the 391-room address on Logan Square in downtown Philadelphia. Tune in as she shares her favorite vacation spots and fun activities you can try out even within their hotel premises. Find out why Philadelphia might be the ideal place for your next event destination.

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Philadelphia: For The Culinary And Art Enthusiasts With Chef Jose Garces And The Logan Hotel’s JoAnn Wrenn

For the first part of this Philadelphia episode, Andy McNeill chats with Iron Chef, James Beard Award-winner, entrepreneur, and food innovator Chef Jose Garces about his work in the area, not only in the culinary space but for the community as well. Chef Jose discusses his culinary journey, having Ecuadorian ancestry, growing up in Chicago, working in New York, and ultimately becoming a chef in Philadelphia and earning the title of Iron Chef.

Chef Jose Garces Restaurants To Add To Your Bucket List

With famed success in his field, Chef Jose has numerous restaurants to choose from and enjoy a quality culinary experience. Here are some of them:

  • Amada – Spanish cuisine
  • Distrito – Mexican cantina and taqueria
  • The Olde Bar – seafood-centric restaurant
  • Volvér – Basque restaurant
  • Hook & Master – Pizza and seafood concept
  • Livy’s Plant-Based Food (virtual; ghost kitchen) – Plant-based burger joint
  • Rustika Pollo A la Brasa (virtual; ghost kitchen) – Peruvian rotisserie chicken concept

Up-and-Coming Areas And Favorite Spots

Philly has a lot to offer for culinary travelers. East Passyunk is a cool pocket of up-and-coming chefs and restaurateurs who’ve created a niche neighborhood with fun bars and restaurants. On the other hand, there’s a huge Ethiopian population welcomed in the West end as well.

Another famous spot is the Reading Terminal Market which offers around 30 vendors and farmers and their goods that range from jams, jellies, donuts, fishmongers, fresh produce markets, coffee shops, etc. One of Chef Jose’s favorites is a crepe sandwich shop called La Creperie.

On the Southside, Ardmore Farmers Market is another burgeoning food scene. Chef Jose also recommends checking out college town, Manayunk, and a great park with walking trails in Wissahickon Valley Park. The main streets of Manayunk also offer tons of restaurants like The Landing Kitchen and Winnie’s, and great coffee shops such as Volo Coffeehouse.

Chef Jose Garces also briefly shares his Iron Man journey, and his nonprofit work with Garces Foundation, which focuses on helping out the immigrant community in Philadelphia and the non-documented restaurant workers looking for healthcare benefits.

JoAnn Wrenn On The Logan Hotel

For the second part of this Philadelphia Special, Andy and Todd sit down with JoAnn Wrenn. JoAnn is the General Manager of The Logan Hotel, where she oversees all day-to-day operations of the 391-room address on Logan Square in downtown Philadelphia. She is also a recipient of the Sage Hospitality Eagles Award, the highest honor you can receive at Sage Hospitality.

Philadelphia’s Art Scene

The Logan Hotel is home to 1800 pieces of art located throughout the hotel’s lobby level, meeting spaces, and guest rooms. At every turn, you can enjoy amazing paintings, statues, art installations, and more. JoAnn’s personal favorite is the Elite Silhouettes chandelier you can see as you look up from the lobby.

Unique Events At The Logan

The Logan offers an array of fun and creative activities for guests to enjoy, including Live Logan, an event programming initiative aimed at the local community with the goal of treating locals and guests to fun experiences. The Live Logan program covers a lot of things:

  • Mimosas and Massages for Mother’s Day
  • Underground Spa
  • Bring Your Own Makeup
  • Holiday Wreath Making
  • International Women’s Day Flower Making and Postcard Sending
  • Yoga With Puppies

The Logan Hotel also has an unbelievable outdoor courtyard for special events. During the pandemic, it became a “micro” wedding haven for couples who wish to get married but have had all their plans squashed by unexpected circumstances.

Art In Residence Program

The hotel also offers a special program for artists where they donate wall space to artists and organizations to showcase their work. This is an important program for them to build community connections and really highlight Philadelphia’s art scene.

About Chef Jose Garces

DE 303 | PhiladelphiaIron Chef, father, husband, James Beard Award-winner, entrepreneur, and food innovator, Chef Jose Garces is known as a leading culinary authority on Spanish and Latin-American food. From the Spanish tapas at Amada, his first restaurant, to the exciting flavors of Mexico City at Distrito, Chef Garces continually pushes the boundaries of culinary excellence While he maintains his successful career owning and operating full-service restaurants, Chef Garces is also looking toward the future, with an increased focus on bringing restaurant-quality experiences to the homes and businesses of culinary enthusiasts in new and interesting ways. From enhanced home delivery options and virtual online cooking demos, to live online cooking classes, Chef Garces is excited to connect with both fans of his work on television, as well as the home cook who’d like to experience “chef life” in their own kitchen.

As a child of immigrants and a leader in the diverse and inclusive hospitality industry, the well-being of his community in Philadelphia has always been dear to Chef Garces’ heart. To help provide ongoing and actionable assistance to the immigrant community, Chef Garces co-founded The Garces Foundation in 2011. The Garces Foundation provides services, including community health days, English language skills classes that target the restaurant industry, and most recently, an increased focus on procuring and providing food supplies to the food insecure.

About JoAnn Wrenn

DE 303 | PhiladelphiaJoAnn Wrenn is the General Manager of The Logan Hotel, where she oversees all day-to-day operations of the 391-room address on Logan Square in downtown Philadelphia, including departmental management, sales and marketing, recruitment, and ensuring an authentic hospitality experience for guests inspired by the heart and soul of the city.

Wrenn arrived at The Logan from JW Marriott Denver Cherry Creek, whereas General Manager for four years she cultivated a collaborative team and created a climate of creative thinking, innovation, and superior service. The hotel was the second in Denver to tap Wrenn’s talents: She also spent four years first as Area Director of Sales & Marketing, then as General Manager of The Curtis Denver – A Doubletree by Hilton Hotel.

Previously, Wrenn rose in management on the sales side at luxury and upscale hotel and resort properties, including as Director of Sales at The Paramount Hotel, an Ian Schrager property in New York City; Director of Sales & Marketing at Wyndham Bristol Hotel in Washington, DC; and Director of Sales at Wyndham Dublin Hotel in Ohio. Wrenn got her start in the industry as a Front Desk Associate at Wyndham San Antonio Hotel in San Antonio, Texas.

A native of Philadelphia, Wrenn has received several recognitions for her professional prowess over the years. During her turn as GM of JW Marriott Cherry Creek in 2016, Condé Nast Traveler ranked property #9 among Top Hotels in the American West. In 2020 Wrenn was awarded Sage Hospitality’s highest honor- the Eagle Award. Presented to the team member who exhibits outstanding overall leadership not just within their location, but across the entire portfolio. Her perseverance, resourcefulness, and grit are in no doubt contributing factors to The Logan’s continued inclusion on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hotels in Philadelphia list as well as the property’s current nomination for Travel & Leisure’s 2021 World’s Best Awards.

Best Airport Hotels That Are Taking-Off

Best Airport Hotels That Are Taking-Off

DE 47 | Best Airport Hotels   For convenience and ease of access, nothing beats a hotel at an airport. We take a look at some of the very best airport hotels. Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth shine a spotlight on several airport hotels that they feel are must-visits. Andy and Todd discuss Atlanta, Chicago, Orlando, Denver, and Boston, home to some of the best airport hotels in the US and talk about what makes these places great. Tune in and learn more about the best hotels to stay at when you’re on the go.   Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth are travel and hospitality entrepreneurs and owners of the global meetings organization, American Meetings, Inc. From sourcing hotels to corporate event management around the world, their team selects corporate event venues and meeting planners for a wide array of enterprise business clients, providing ideas for convention themes and strategies for running global meetings and events. Learn more at www.americanmeetings.com.

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Best Airport Hotels That Are Taking-Off

Airport Hotels are just one of many kinds of accommodations a traveler can take advantage of after getting off their flight. In this episode, Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth shine a spotlight on several airport hotels that they feel are ready to hit the big time.  
  1. Atlanta Airport Marriott
Located on 14 scenic acres near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, Atlanta Airport Marriott is a large city oasis that can accommodate small and large groups. The hotel provides access to the airport with their 24-hour complimentary shuttle service. It’s not only great for a quick overnight if you get delayed or something, but it’s also convenient to the downtown area and only 10 minutes away from the Georgia World Congress Center.   Hotel Highlights: Add adventure to your stay by curating honey on-site. The hotel has their own hives where they harvest the honey throughout the year for use in their restaurants. You can also check out Tiny Doors ATL, an Atlanta-based art project, starting with the two private installations right on the property.  
  1. Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel
If you’re in Chicago for a layover or hosting a meeting, Loews Chicago O’Hare Hotel is a great choice. With 53,000 square feet of chic meeting space, you can pretty much do anything you want there. They also have a great selection of restaurants, including McCormick & Schmick’s and Capital Grille, which makes a huge difference when you’re trying to grab a nice quick bite or have a business meeting.   Hotel Highlights: The hotel offers the best in modern dining experiences. They have McCormick & Schmick’s and Capital Grille, which makes a huge difference when you’re trying to grab a quick bite or have a business meeting.  
  1. Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport
Located inside the main terminal at MCO, this hotel boasts of soundproof newly renovated rooms that invite you to sleep soundly. It is also just an escalator ride from the airport security checkpoints, making it super convenient for regional or even national meetings.   Hotel Highlights: Hyatt Regency Orlando International Airport’s central location inside MCO provides easy access to all the things you want to enjoy in the city, including theme parks, golf, shopping in Lake Nona, and other activities. It is also conveniently located near Nemours Children’s Hospital.  
  1. Westin Denver International Airport
Located 35 minutes from downtown Denver, the Westin provides a convenient destination for global travelers with world-class amenities, including a 37,500- square feet of meeting and conference space.   Hotel Highlights: Guests of the Westin are just a short elevator ride down to the convenient Transit Center Bag Drop. You can also enjoy their huge fitness facility and heated indoor pool.  
  1. Grand Hyatt San Francisco
If you’re looking for a place to get in and out quickly on the west coast, this hotel is a great choice. It recently opened in 2019, so it’s technically brand new. You can enjoy stunning views of the Bay and airport from the floor-to-ceiling windows of their luxurious rooms. Culinary options include fine dining at Quail & Crane, the Twin Crafts Bar, and the Twin Crafts Market which is open 24 hours and provides in-room dining.   Hotel Highlights: The hotel offers soundproof guest rooms, specially curated art collection, a 1,500-square-foot fitness center, yoga and massage treatment room, and lush native landscaping and green areas.  
  1. Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Located within the McNamara terminal of DTW Airport, The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport provides a seamless travel experience. You can bypass the long wait using the direct access from their lobby to a private airport security line. The recently renovated hotel includes 28,000 square feet of event space and a glass-enclosed sky deck and lounge.   Hotel Highlights: Check out the WestinWORKOUT® fitness center and work up a sweat with free weights, an indoor pool, and Peloton bikes, or enjoy fresh American fare paired with a glass of wine or craft beer at Reflections.  
  1. Hilton Boston Logan Airport Hotel
Experience Boston at the Hilton Boston Logan Airport Hotel. Check out Gastropub where you can get all the traditional stuff like clam chowder and fish-and-chips, and stay active with their fitness studio and an indoor swimming pool. They also offer guests 19,000 square feet of meeting space.   Hotel Highlights: The hotel is set in a Boston shopping area 4 km from the city center, a short drive from the Boston Children’s Museum, and located right next to the 9/11 Memorial.   See more of Andy and Todd’s many escapade reviews at www.destination-everywhere.com.
Top 5 Restaurants In Dallas For Offsite Dinners

Top 5 Restaurants In Dallas For Offsite Dinners

DE 46 | Restaurants In Dallas

 

Dallas is definitely a foodie destination and one you shouldn’t miss out on. In today’s spotlight episode, Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth share their top 5 favorite restaurants in Dallas for offsite dinners perfect for your next group incentive travel! From classic fried chicken to sushi, they’ve got you covered. Dallas’ cosmopolitan developments only expanded its culinary offerings, making it a great place to explore fun cuisine even during a business trip. If you’re ever in the area and don’t know where to start your food adventure, this is the episode for you!

 

Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth are travel and hospitality entrepreneurs and owners of the global meetings organization, American Meetings, Inc. From sourcing hotels to corporate event management around the world, their team selects corporate event venues and meeting planners for a wide array of enterprise business clients, providing ideas for convention themes and strategies for running global meetings and events. Learn more at www.americanmeetings.com.

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Top 5 Restaurants In Dallas For Offsite Dinners

Dallas is home to some of the best Southwestern cuisine and is proof you don’t always have to go far to get good filling food, even during a business trip. Here is Andy McNeil and Todd Bludworth’s list of their top five go-to restaurants in Dallas for offsite dinners perfect for your next group incentive travel!

 

Fearing’s Restaurant

First up is the father of Southwestern cuisine, Chef Dean Fearing’s Restaurant. It is located at the luxe Ritz-Carlton hotel, where you can enjoy a hearty meal with a beautiful dining experience. Dean is a James Beard Award winner and an author of a bestselling cookbook. His restaurant has been named Restaurant of the Year, Table of the Year, and ranked number one for hotel dining in the US. What more could you ask for? They have fantastic food options that will surely satisfy your cravings for Southwestern food.

 

Knife 

The Knife restaurant in Dallas is owned by up-and-coming cook John Tesar dubbed by Anthony Bourdain as the single most talented cook he has ever worked with. He’s made a name for himself in the Dallas food scene with a James Beard nomination under his belt and appearing in Bravo TV’s Top Chef. His restaurant boasts multiple private dining venues and a menu complete with salads, tartare, pasta, burgers, seafood, and the classic steak. The Knife is the perfect venue for small intimate meetings or just a private dinner with your staff.

 

Mexican Sugar

Looking for a destination with a detour? Mexican Sugar might just be the place. Located 20 minutes northwest of the city, where you can momentarily escape the hustle and bustle. Offering Mexican-style comfort food and traditional Hacienda design, it’s a great place to just enjoy and experience the cozy atmosphere. With wide space for traditional family dining, it’s perfect for both large and small groups. You can also enjoy the tequila library to wind down for some after-hours relaxation.

 

Lounge 31

Sushi cravings can get real, but you don’t have to worry about looking for a great sushi place. We have one picked out for you already! Lounge 31 is an upscale sushi restaurant located in the trendy Highland Park Village, a multi-story Mediterranean-style villa. The space offers unique dining rooms, private bars, and even an outdoor terrace to enjoy when the weather cooperates. The restaurant does not limit itself to seafood offerings with a diverse menu that includes chicken lettuce wraps and other options for those weary of seafood. If you’re looking to satisfy a seafood craving or just looking for a different flavor to spice up your business travels, this is a place to try out.

 

Haywire

If you want to make the most out of your time in the South and really immerse yourself with some good old Southern comfort food, Haywire is the place for you. It has an amazing selection of classic favorites that include the traditional fried chicken, shrimp and grits, barbecue ribs and more. They provide a full Southern experience with traditional Texas décor. They also have dining options for small parties in vintage Shasta trailers, where you can dine privately with your group. It’s perfect for team gatherings and a guaranteed satisfying experience for your Southern food cravings.

 

These are just the top 5 that made it into Andy and Todd’s list for best offsite dinner restaurants here in Dallas. Plan your next group travel or business meeting here and have fun exploring the area and enjoying the local Southern cuisine and food offerings!

 

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Luxury Hotels In Portugal

Luxury Hotels In Portugal

  Those having a business trip to Portugal must consider the Penha Longa Resort for their accommodations. As a Ritz Carlton property, high-quality service is always expected there, no matter how big your group is. Joining Todd Bludworth are Penha Longa’s Director of Group Sales, Liliana Pinheiro, and its Senior Catering Manager, Diogo Rebelo Rodrigues. Together, they enumerate the resort’s most sophisticated features that combine classic architecture, history, and natural environment. They also discuss the most exciting getaways beyond Penha Longa itself, from various water activities to authentic Portuguese marketplaces.    Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth are travel and hospitality entrepreneurs and owners of the global meetings organization, American Meetings, Inc. From sourcing hotels in Portugal to corporate event management around the world, their team selects corporate event venues and meeting planners for a wide array of enterprise business clients, providing ideas for convention themes and strategies for running global meetings and events. Learn more at www.americanmeetings.com.

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Luxury Hotels In Portugal 

Located in Central Portugal is a Ritz-Carlton property that speaks elegance and beauty – the Penha Longa Resort. A wonderful five-star establishment, it is one of Europe’s most attractive and exclusive retreats. Aside from top-notch service, the resort is known for its awesome combination of history and nature, being located inside a national park.  With its gorgeous golf courses, grassy areas, and relaxing spas, guests can truly connect with the natural environment right here. A visit here all by yourself, with your family, or with your significant other is sure to be worthwhile.  Todd Bludworth sits down with Penha Longa’s Director of Group Sales, Liliana Pinheiro, and the Senior Catering Manager, Diogo Rebelo Rodrigues, to dive deeper into what Penha Longa has to offer.  Accessibility  Penha Longa Resort offers easy access to a lot of tourist destinations around the city. 
  • In 5 minutes, you can reach Sintra, which can be described as a Disneyland for grownups. 
  • In 10 minutes, you can visit the coast and enjoy the sun at the beach. 
  • In 25 minutes, you can find yourself in the city center and the airport. 
Monastery  One of the well-guarded treasures of Penha Longa is the 14th-century monastery deep inside it. The resort transformed it into a meeting venue while keeping its classic architecture and feel.  This is a perfect spot for those who want to give their event a different touch. You can finally escape from the typical corporate locations that lack the uniqueness you want attendees to remember even long after the gathering is done.  Things to do at the monastery: 
  • Decorate the place depending on a certain theme of purpose. 
  • Long, quiet strolls in the gardens. The outdoors can also be used for dinner parties, surrounded by the ruins. 
  • Visit an ancient church, where you can have a chance to listen to singing monks. 
  • Drink cocktails in the courtyard. 
Aside from this, Penha Longa also has four exclusive venues outside their property. Despite being away from the resort itself, they can still provide exquisite service and food to these areas.  Restaurants  Penha Longa takes pride in nine exemplary restaurants. Three of them have Michelin stars, making the resort the only one with such a culinary distinction. Besides their delicious food and wine, what makes the place stand out is the unique experience.  For small groups, they host immersive market visits. One of the most usual destinations for this is the Cascais Market. Here, guests go to the local shops with a professional chef to buy ingredients, which will be cooked back at the resort for everyone to enjoy.  Golf Courses  With a lot of grass on the property, Penha Longa is a great place not only for its accommodation but golf experience as well. It houses the following courses: 
  • Atlantic Champion, a 19-hole course, one of the best in Europe. 
  • The Monastery, a nine-hole course. 
Different group activities are also hosted here. Guests can either join a clinic or do a bit of training. But what separates it from the rest is its incredible food golf.  Water Activities  If guests want to go outdoors and get wet, the coast near Penha Longa offers excellent surfing experiences. For those who prefer a more relaxing trip, buying a boat from Cascais and enjoying the sunset in the middle of the sea is highly recommended.  Liliana’s Day Off Activities 
  • A good Portuguese meal partnered with a fine wine 
  • A relaxing day at the beach 
  • Watching the sunset 
Diogo’s Day Off Activities 
  • Getting on the boat and going around Cascais 
  • Going to a nice restaurant 
  • Having a nice red Portuguese wine with some grilled meat 

About Liliana Pinheiro

Liliana is responsible for the MICE Segment at Penha Longa Resort. She has been at the resort for 7 years now, first starting in the Golf Department, then moved to event operation, and finally sales. Travelling is one of her biggest passions and hobbies, and one of her favorite trips was to Japan.  

About Diogo Rebelo

Diogo is originally from Porto, and is currently based in Cascais (Lisbon). He enjoys traveling the world searching for the best restaurants and is always in the loop for what’s new. He is a food and wine enthusiast where the choice of restaurants take a central part when booking a trip. He studied Economics and after two years working in Financial Auditing, he made a shift to hospitality. As a feverish traveler, he has more than 40 countries under his belt.
Hong Kong

Hong Kong

DE 45 Simon Gilkes | Hong Kong   The bustling city of Hong Kong is not only a famed tourist location, but it also boasts a bustling business sector. In this episode of Destination Everywhere, your hosts Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth take you to Hong Kong to showcase its endless charms for business and event travel. They are joined by James LaValle, Manager of Conventions, Exhibitions, and Corporate Events for the Hong Kong Tourism Board, and Simon Gilkes, Director of Sales and Marketing for Rosewood Hotels Hong Kong. They discuss the numerous destination spots ideal for exploration on your next business travel. They also enumerate the wide array of activities they offer for group incentive travels. Get to know the multicultural global hotspot and what else you can look forward to in Hong Kong.   Andy McNeill and Todd Bludworth are travel and hospitality entrepreneurs and owners of the global meetings organization, American Meetings, Inc. From sourcing hotels in Hong Kong to corporate event management around the world, their team selects corporate event venues and meeting planners for a wide array of enterprise business clients, providing ideas for convention themes and strategies for running global meetings and events. Learn more at www.americanmeetings.com.

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Hong Kong

Todd And Andy’s Destination Favorites in Hong Kong Hosts Todd Bludworth and Andy McNeill list down some of their favorite areas to frequent in Hong Kong for a great experience.
  • Lion Rock Country Park
  • Art Basel
  • Hollywood Road
  • Happy Valley Racecourse
  • Dragon Boat Festival in Victoria Harbor
  • Symphony of Light show
Hong Kong And Some Misconceptions James Lavalle, Manager of Conventions, Exhibitions, and Corporate Events for the Hong Kong Tourism Board, joins this episode to share the beauty of Hong Kong. One of the most confusing topics for tourists concerns Hong Kong’s geography and government. Hong Kong is a part of China but, like Macau, is considered a special administrative region. It is distinct and separate but still certainly a part of China in an indirect manner. One misconception related to this is the language barrier. As a by-product of 99 years under British colonial rule, English has become the language of business and service in Hong Kong. This only adds to the culturally diverse air of Hong Kong, where Western influences meet Asian tradition. Must-Do Activities In Hong Kong for Every Traveler
  • Engulf in the skyline view offered by the Harbor Cruise
  • Enjoy the mountains at Victoria Peak
  • Immerse in ancient temples and;
  • Explore fishing villages In Lantau Island
Team Building Activities To Enjoy For Group Incentive Travels
  • Dragon Boat Racing
  • Tai Chi Class
  • Tea Appreciation Classes
  • Cooking classes ranging from Michelin to Disney
  • Sound Baths and Forest Therapy
Immerse In Authentic And Innovative Cuisines As one of the most multicultural cities in Asia, you can experience a full range of cuisines and gourmet dishes from the global scene. For a taste that is uniquely Hong Kong, here are some places to check out:
  • Dai Pai Dong food stalls
  • Fresh seafood from the fishing villages in Sai Kung
  • Alving Yeung’s Bo Innovation
  • Tim Ho Wan
  • And more
Eye-catching Venues Of The Past And Upcoming Venues For Future Visits Hong Kong does not fall behind when it comes to historical sites and extends its uniqueness to them as well. Here are some of the must-see historic developments:
  • Heritage 1881
  • PMQ
  • Tai Kwun Heritage Center
Hong Kong also boasts exciting new and upcoming projects that will spice up any future business event you’re planning. Take note of these locations:
  • Rosewood Hong Kong
  • New Marriot Hotels by the Ocean Park
  • Asia World Expo
  • 11 Skies, the largest dining and entertainment district in Hong Kong
  • Upcoming 1000-room Sheraton project
  • K11 Luxury Art Mall
  • Hotel Alexandra
Hong Kong is an ideal destination for every season. Summer is perfect for short-haul, domestic travel, fall for long-haul business meetings and incentives, and the great winter weather makes for a fantastic experience. Find the best deals and group rates from July through August, November through mid-December, and January to early March. The Rosewood Hotel: Home Away From Home Simon Gilkes, Director of Sales and Marketing for Rosewood Hong Kong, explains the appeal of their successful array of luxury hotels and what it’s offering in its Hong Kong branch located at the Victoria Dockside Arts and Design District. It’s steps away from the Museum Mile and Avenue of Stars and sits in the middle of the bustling shopping district. The hotel’s ethos to offer a sense of place to it’s a guest, a sense of being home away from home. Even for business events, it provides a comforting space to unwind while having dedicated areas for any agenda including beautiful ballrooms, a foyer with a large English-style garden and a destination bar for event guests. They also offer an elevated and more intimate C-level event experience with their Pavilion floors. Special Guest Experiences
  • Dim Sum Making
  • Feng-shui Masterclass
  • Cultural Concierge Tour Guides
  • Chinese Tea Masterclass
  • Mountain Hiking and Beach activities
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