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Activate Attendees' Senses Through Infusion with the Natural World

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Gin Mare Mediterranean Gin Floral Wall by Julia Testa

Gin Mare Mediterranean Gin elevated its multisensory presentation using fresh citrus fruits and fragrant herbs.

Event planners often schedule meetings and events in natural places near wilderness areas, at waterfront resorts, and at mountain event spaces. But there are many ways to bring nature into your events by making use of the architectural concept of biophilic design, which can be defined as seeking to engage most people’s innate desires to affiliate with nature in the modern built environment. If you think of yourself as an “event architect,” you can use nature to stimulate the senses. 

Be Inspired in The Woodlands

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Meeting in an idyllic, natural setting doesn’t mean you have to give up a dynamic urban energy –at least not when you’re gathering in The Woodlands, a charming community located less than 30 miles from Houston and George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The town boasts a full social calendar, as well as all of the conveniences found in a more metropolitan locale.

Be Inspired in The Woodlands

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Meeting in an idyllic, natural setting doesn’t mean you have to give up a dynamic urban energy –at least not when you’re gathering in The Woodlands, a charming community located less than 30 miles from Houston and George Bush Intercontinental Airport. The town boasts a full social calendar, as well as all of the conveniences found in a more metropolitan locale. But it is shaded by acres of heritage trees, surrounded by neighborhood parks and centered around the sparkling waters of Lake Woodlands and The Woodlands Waterway. 

Experience Nature in Illinois with a Trip to Historic State Parks

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In 2016, the National Park Service turned 100 years old, having spent the last century preserving some of the United States’ most unique, stunning and ecologically diverse sites—much to the delight of visitors. 

In fact, a new report shows that roughly 21 million people made a trip to National Parks in the Midwest Region in 2015, spending $1.3 billion in communities within a 60-mile radius of the chosen destination, supporting jobs and local economies. In Illinois alone, that figure tallied around 233,000 recreation visits and a total visitor spending of almost $14 million.

e Kessler Collection Announces New Package

For those looking for a true VIP experience, the Kessler Collection is offering a “Capture the Canyon” package, an opportunity for guests to visit the rustic Kessler Canyon. Hidden near the banks of Brush Creek in De Beque, Colo, the Kessler Canyon is owned by the Kessler family. The package provides guests with the opportunity to enjoy a minimum of two full days of ranch experience which includes gourmet cuisine, mountain hiking and biking, spa treatments, a game room, fitness center and much more.

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