Training & Retreats Located one hour southwest of Jackson Hole, the all-new Star Valley Lodge opened in December and is situated in an open valley bordered by two mountain ranges and within close proximity to the Salt and Snake Rivers. Surrounded by Bridger Teton National Forest, Star Valley Lodge offers a place for corporate training, reward excursions, product demonstrations, and leadership and team-building growth by combining the latest technical and learning support with customized outdoor experiences such as hiking, mountain biking, fishing, ATV riding, archery and target shooting. The property has a main lodge with six bedrooms and cigar bar and an adjacent lodge with four additional bedrooms. Dan Rees, Ph.D. professor emeritus serves as training director, bringing an extensive consulting and coaching background in leadership and organizational training. Stacy Robinson has been appointed general manager and Cindy Rowland as marketing/sales associate.

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is a city rich in history. It’s here, in 1775, that Patrick Henry famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death.” And while the extensively renovated Hilton Richmond Downtown can’t trace its roots back quite that far, it is housed in the historic former Miller & Rhoads department store, which dates back to the end of the 19th century. 

 

Every planner wants to create experiences that make meeting attendees feel they’re on top of the world. If you’re planning a meeting in northwest North Carolina, you can achieve that with a visit to Grandfather Mountain. Soaring 5,946 feet and estimated to be 300 million years old, with some rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years, the peak off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, is accessible by vehicle and by a paved road.

 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.