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.
The Special Events Company of Raleigh, N.C., has earned a Trinity Award and was nominated for an Esprit Award based on its work with Teen Cancer America's "North Carolina Cares" fundraiser.
The Omni Charlotte Hotel announced a $26 million transformation that will turn the hotel into a contemporary lifestyle destination.
The hotel renovation takes inspiration from the discovery of the 17-pound gold nugget and the reputation of the city’s top banking center.
The Special Event Company of Raleigh, N.C., announced a partnership with Raleigh-based Travel Management Partners.
TMP provides clients with a local planning experience with access to global resources, customized program strategies, cost savings and 24/7 customer service.
The partnership gives The Special Event Company’s clients access to TMP’s services. TMP’s clients will also be able to access the company's meeting and event services.
The Ritz-Carlton Charlotte has transformed its ground-floor dining location to create Kinship, a craft cocktail lounge. It provides interactive beverage options, authentic Latin small plates and a menu curated by Chef Juan Pablo de la Sota Riva.
The beverage services—Kinship Flask Service—is unique. It offers guests cocktails served in a flask that is left on the table so guests can replenish their drink as needed. They also offer smoked beverages, including the Smoked Pineapple Pear, which is made with smoked Hennessy, fresh pineapple and pear juice.
Five new team members have joined the ranks of The Special Event Company in Cary, N.C. These include program coordinators, Whitney Freberg, CMP, and Jayne Regan; business development managers, Lana Calloway and Monica M. Smith; and event designer, Caroline Sewell.