• Kimpton EPIC’s new Pashima Program beats the meeting shiver

     
    POSTED September 18, 2019
     
  • Kimpton EPIC’s new Pashima Program beats the meeting shiver

     
    POSTED September 18, 2019
     
  • Kimpton EPIC’s new Pashima Program beats the meeting shiver

     
    POSTED September 18, 2019
     
  • Kimpton EPIC’s new Pashima Program beats the meeting shiver

     
    POSTED September 18, 2019
     

Kimpton EPIC Hotel has heard the cry of meeting and event attendees everywhere. The all too familiar ice-cold event space makes it extremely difficult to stay focused. It might only be 30 minutes into the meeting when guests start to look anxious as they fight back goosebumps.

In Florida and other warm-weather destinations, it isn’t uncommon for venues to blast AC in order to over-compensate for the heat. In attempt to combat the wrath of the thermostat, Kimpton EPIC created its new “Pashima Program.” By providing complimentary pashminas for guests to wear during their events, attendees can remain focused and comfortable.

Kimpton EPIC has also announced the current renovation of its guestrooms, lobby and pool area. The property’s sophisticated vibe will be refined by new furniture and amenities with an organic appreciation. Distinguished artwork will dress the spaces with strong reference to Miami’s flourishing art scene, landscape and culture. The redesign is on track to be completed by the end of September.

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.