• Beyond the Border: The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    This property’s perks draw meetings and events to a beautiful waterside venue.  

  • Beyond the Border: The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    This property’s perks draw meetings and events to a beautiful waterside venue.  

  • Beyond the Border: The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront

     
    FROM THE Fall 2016 ISSUE
     

    This property’s perks draw meetings and events to a beautiful waterside venue.  

Situated on the banks of the inner harbor, The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront anchors the city’s evolving Harbor East District. The growing neighborhood brings together retailers, residents, visitors and entertainment venues creating a vibrant urban hub of roughly 12 square blocks on the Baltimore waterfront.

The 753-guest-room hotel features 21 suites, an indoor pool, a concierge lounge, Apropoe’s Restaurant and 42 meeting rooms that provide a total of 80,000 square feet of event space.

The spacious guest rooms and suites feature tasteful, modern appointments and include high-end linens, a mini-refrigerator and flat-screen TVs. Many of the contemporary rooms offer views of downtown Baltimore and the Inner Harbor.

Event space at The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront includes the Grand Ballroom, which can accommodate up to 2,800 guests. Additional amenities for event planners include a 24-hour event manager, customizable catering and state-of-the-art audio-visual services.

“The Waterfront successfully competes for meetings with hotels on islands and mountains and in Vegas,” says Jordan Spilker, CMP, destination sales executive for Baltimore Marriott Waterfront. “It’s a testament to our customer service, authenticity and food.”

In addition to a variety of meeting space configurations, the hotel has a dedicated meeting concierge for each event and arms planners with an app that allows them to communicate needs to the concierge. “The Red Coat Direct has a one-minute response time,” Spilker says.

The Baltimore Marriott Waterfront is within easy walking distance of more than 50 restaurants and popular attractions like the USS Constellation, the National Aquarium, historic Fell’s Point and the Pier Six Concert Pavilion. Additionally, Oriole Park at Camden Yards, the Baltimore Convention Center and Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall airport are all an easy walk or cab ride away.

What's the first word that comes to mind when you think of Traverse City? Beautiful. Fun. Adventure. Perfect? That last one might seem hard to attain, but when it comes to a destination for meetings, Traverse City is second to none. It really has it all—world-class conference facilities, outdoor activities to connect your attendees, farm-to-table cuisine and breweries and wineries to tempt every palate.

 

Northwest planners looking to take advantage of the experiential travel trend need look no further than Victoria, British Columbia, for their next meeting or event. Located on Vancouver Island, the provincial capital is a natural playground with boundless beauty, upscale comforts and casual elegance. “We know that organizations are looking for meetings and incentive travel options that can’t be replicated,” says Miranda Ji, vice president of sales for the Victoria Conference Centre and Business Events Victoria.

 

Philadelphia was one of just two U.S. locations on National Geographic’s list of best trips for 2020. The magazine describes the city as “a scrappy underdog with a heart of gold” and uses words like “vibrant” and “creative” to describe this formerly industrial city. That’s good news for meeting planners and should certainly boost attendance at meetings. And adding to the excitement are shopping, entertainment and restaurants cropping up around the Pennsylvania Convention Center (PCC), glitzy new hotels and renovated attractions with event space.