• Happy Anniversary Harrah’s!

     
    POSTED October 19, 2016
     

 If you’ve been reading anything to do with NJM+E, you know we celebrated our first Best of NJ Readers’ Choice awards in August. We’re still on a high from the great event, but we do realize it’s not all about us! We at New Jersey Meetings + Events wanted to take a moment to give a (virtual) round of applause to Harrah’s. The Atlantic City resort hotel opened their Waterfront Conference Center one year ago in September 2015. Happy anniversary! Have you been to Harrah’s? I attended MPI WEC there this past summer and was impressed with the modern look and feel. Did you know that when it opened, the 100,000 square feet that was added made it the largest hotel conference center between Baltimore and Boston? In case you’re counting, the conference center has a total of 125,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

Of course, it’s not just about the conference center here. There is an Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, a Viking Cooking School that is perfect for culinary-minded team-building sessions and my favorite spot—the tropical-themed indoor pool. I’ve been lucky enough to attend an event there and just lounge around poolside and it suits both moods perfectly. Harrah’s has plenty of dining options and the marina setting is easy and breezy, but if you’re so inclined, head over to sister resort Caesar’s, right on the famed Boardwalk.

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Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is a city rich in history. It’s here, in 1775, that Patrick Henry famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death.” And while the extensively renovated Hilton Richmond Downtown can’t trace its roots back quite that far, it is housed in the historic former Miller & Rhoads department store, which dates back to the end of the 19th century. 

 

Every planner wants to create experiences that make meeting attendees feel they’re on top of the world. If you’re planning a meeting in northwest North Carolina, you can achieve that with a visit to Grandfather Mountain. Soaring 5,946 feet and estimated to be 300 million years old, with some rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years, the peak off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, is accessible by vehicle and by a paved road.