• The Hotel Concord Introduces New Meeting and Event Spaces

     
    POSTED May 23, 2019
     
  • The Hotel Concord Introduces New Meeting and Event Spaces

     
    POSTED May 23, 2019
     

The Hotel Concord diversifies its meeting and events facilities as it opens two new executive boardrooms. The boardrooms can accommodate smaller meetings and events in addition to the venue’s two larger meeting rooms. 

Named after the Revolutionary War General and his wife, The John Stark Room and The Molly Stark Room accredit two of the most famous colonial figures in New Hampshire. The rooms accommodate eight to 10 guests with a boardroom style table, speaker phone and LCD projector. Coffee, tea and water service is provided while guests enjoy views of the capital city’s Merrimack River. 

The luxury boutique hotel seeks to fill the industry’s demand for small meeting spaces while continuing to offer its two large event rooms. For larger groups, The Concord Room can accommodate 50 to 85 people, and The New Hampshire Room can accommodate 150 to 225 people. 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.  

 

Portland will be home to the first Ritz-Carlton in the Pacific Northwest. Developer BPM Real Estate Group is bringing the brand to the city, with an anticipated opening in early 2023. Plans call for a 35-story tower with 251 hotel rooms and 138 residential units, including eight penthouses.

 

Even during a worldwide pandemic, the hospitality industry is working to make people feel at ease. Though many hotels can only open their doors to health care workers and first responders, they’re reaching out to their local communities with bright messages in clever, socially-distanced ways. Through the heart-shaped lighting of windows at night, hotels are serving as beacons of hope in cities across the country.