Armed with smartphones, tablets and laptops, meeting attendees are more connected than ever, but often have a hard time unplugging and focusing on the event they are attending. To draw attendees back to the present, Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa in San Antonio helps planners orchestrate meetings that make mindfulness a priority.
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The rise of "foodism," or the enthusiasm for and interest in the preparation and consumption of good food, as chef Dave Barrett defi nes it, has transformed the food and beverage landscape for meetings.
“(Guests) want good food and knowledge,” says Barrett, executive chef at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort and Spa. “They want to know more about what they’re eating, where it came from, how it fits with local culture.”
Dan King, general manager of Hyatt Regency Hill Country Corporation’s has won the Jay A. Pritzker Award for Leadership, 2015. The Jay A. Pritzker Award is a lifetime achievement award that is given to those who have demonstrated their abilities as leaders, coaches and mentors; they are role models that serve as representative of the Hyatt’s purpose and values.
Dim lighting, the smell of your favorite essential oil, just the right amount of pressure during a massage …
For guests looking for some R&R, a spa experience in one of these six luxury resort spas around the state is a special treat. Reserve a block of appointments or buy out the spa for the day to offer a private experience. Organize a reception or lunch in the spa to encourage socializing. Along with unique massages, facials and mani/pedis, these spas offer indoor and outdoor pools, porches and patios for your guests to enjoy between treatments.
If your're trying to foster creative problem-solving and discussion during your next event, consider planning an “unmeeting.”
“Unmeetings,” or participant-driven events that reject strict agendas and lecture-style sessions in favor of group collaboration and problem-solving, are gaining steam as companies and planners realize their potential.