• Hotel Vin and Harvest Hall Celebrate Topping Out

     
    POSTED October 11, 2019
     
  • Hotel Vin and Harvest Hall Celebrate Topping Out

     
    POSTED October 11, 2019
     
  • Hotel Vin and Harvest Hall Celebrate Topping Out

     
    POSTED October 11, 2019
     
  • Hotel Vin and Harvest Hall Celebrate Topping Out

     
    POSTED October 11, 2019
     

Hotel Vin and Harvest Hall, opening summer 2020, recently commemorated its topping out onsite of its Grapevine, Texas location. The ceremony celebrated the six-story, 120-room hotel and attached food hall as the gateway to Grapevine’s historic district. Ownership of Hotel Vin and Harvest Hall falls under Coury Hospitality and Vin Depot, dedicated to paving the path for Grapevine’s future.

Taking place at the 33rd Annual GrapeFest, the topping out ceremony gathered community leaders: William D. Tate, Grapevine mayor; Grapevine City Council members; Tom Santora, chief commercial officer for Coury Hospitality, managing director for Hotel Vin and Harvest Hall; and Paul Coury, founder and chief executive officer for Coury Hospitality. Part of Marriott’s Autograph Collection, the community is excited for Hotel Vin’s embrace of the city’s original historic past.

Hotel Vin offers eight meeting rooms, 10,327 square feet of indoor space, a 4,232-square-foot ballroom and 4,140 square feet of outdoor space. The fourth-floor grand ballroom flaunts sweeping views of Main Street and the outdoor plaza which provides an additional 38,000 square feet. Four private dining rooms, full-service lobby bar and Third Rail, the hotel’s all-day dining venue, are available in addition to the attached Harvest Hall.

Parking is a breeze with Hotel Vin’s 500-space parking garage and the convenience of being steps away from shopping, dining and scenery; a perk of belonging to the Grapevine Main development.

Harvest Hall showcases cuisine from around the world through seven stall spaces and extensive wine, spirits and craft beer menus. High energy and live music bring folks together over culinary activations, tastings and pairings from admirable restaurateurs. The stall spaces occupy 296 to 439 square feet with two bars available. Seating accommodates up to 500 guests with the ability to customize and separate the space into the venue’s North Hall for patio access, Great Hall for main bar access or South Hall for more intimate gatherings.

Exposed beams and 40-foot ceilings invite guests into a chic replication of a 19th century grand rail station, a nod to the new TEXRail line located out front.

A prime site for conventions, trade shows and exhibitions, the Los Angeles Convention Center (LACC) recognizes that it has a unique opportunity to impact the lives of millions of guests and community members that step through its doors every year. That’s why the center has recently collected and donated 14.1 tons of remaining event items and 12 tons of carpet to various Los Angeles-based nonprofit organizations, in alignment with their commitment to zero-waste initiatives.

 

As with most facets of the meetings and events industry, the art of managing an event budget is a true balancing act. And while it’s easy to get wrapped up in the nitty-gritty, Eventbrite revealed a pleasant surprise in its 2018 Pulse Report (which surveyed 1,200 planners), finding that event budgets overall appear to be on the rise. But where exactly are those budget dollars going these days and how can planners best spend to craft memorable moments?

 

According to the Illinois Department of Agriculture, about 1.5 million Illinois workers are employed in the food and fiber system, ranking it as one of the top states in dependency on agriculture. The state’s 72,500 farms utilize 75 percent of Illinois land, including some of the most fertile soil in the world. While nicknamed “The Prairie State,” Illinois is truly a land of plenty and a hub for agritourism—with some of the largest agriculture-focused events (holding the potential for major economic impact) taking place inside its borders.