• Boston's Copley Square Hotel Opens "Art Square" Meeting Space

     
    POSTED May 2, 2019
     
  • Boston's Copley Square Hotel Opens "Art Square" Meeting Space

     
    POSTED May 2, 2019
     

On May 1, Boston's Copley Square Hotel opened its new meeting space, Art Square. The 1,254-square-foot space can accommodate groups up to 24 guests in a boardroom-style layuot and up to 54 guests in a classroom-style arrangement.

"Art Square [was designed] to encourage creativity and inspire groups using the space for their meetings. With windows looking out to the city, plenty of natural light, and an intimate feel, we think our guests will feel the energy of the city and enjoy the whimsical feel of our boutique property. We really wanted to create a space that helps groups think outside of the box and gets their creative energy flowing," says Stephen Cullen, Copley Square Hotel area general manager.

Unlike many event spaces, Cullen says Art Square's primary focus is on smaller meetings. Executives and small groups or departmetns need a place to bring their team to brainstorm and create, he says.

"With that in mind, Art Square is simply designed, and it's able to handle all of our guests' small-meeting needs, including technology and catering, so they can concentrate on what's really important," Cullen says.

Cullen says Art Square is the perfect spot to host a smaller offsite meeting or team event. For team-building activities, Art Square has just what you're looking for. 

"We’re actually hosting a Remarkable Race Patio Hop team-building event in the space with some of our clients in a few weeks. The group will start with some ice-breaking activities and a champagne toast in Art Square," Cullen says. "Thanks to our ideal location within the city, we will be sending the participants outside to complete tasks and find clues, as well as enjoy a few cocktails and refreshments on some of our nearby favorite restaurant patios like Stephanie’s on Newbury, Porto, and The Met. The event is being facilitated by our friends at True North Team Building."

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

Choosing a career in the event industry is not for the faint of heart. Let’s face it: Event planning is stressful. The last-minute changes, demands from clients and surmounting urgency of a quickly approaching event can make it difficult to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

As a new mother, I’m right there with you and need just as much help developing a healthy work-life balance. In my experiences working in events, I’ve found the following to be helpful ways to care for my mental health, despite being in a stressful profession:

 

In light of COVID-19, a survey commissioned by the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AHLA) discovered that 44 percent of Americans are planning leisure trips or overnight travel before the end of 2020.