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Why Destination Resorts Are the Best Choice For Your First In-Person Meeting

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After about 15 months of Zoom happy hours and countless virtual meetings, events, and conferences, it’s clear that virtual gatherings don’t hold a candle to the magic that in-person gatherings can spark. People are excited for in-person events again.

The W Philadelphia and Other Hotels Add New Event Spaces in Pennsylvania

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Despite an overall crushing year for the hospitality industry in Pennsylvania, some seeds of hope have been planted and are finally sprouting in the form of new hotel openings. These new properties on the horizon have ample meeting and event space up for grabs, all within close proximity of each other. As capacities allowances increase, check out the new real estate for meetings and events at the following hotels.

Meetings on the New Jersey Shore

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The Jersey Shore encompasses approximately 130 miles of oceanfront bordering the Atlantic Ocean, and is a favorite spot for planners hosting meetings and events in the summer.

Atlantic City
Atlantic City is dubbed “America’s Playground,” which is fitting since there’s a myriad of fun things for people to do. Those planning meetings and conventions appreciate that about the New Jersey hot spot.

On Center Stage: Caterers

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Just like the rest of the world, the hospitality and travel industries slammed to a halt when the pandemic hit last March. Some sectors within them had built-in solutions to focus on, such as hotels limiting capacities and restaurants focusing on takeout and delivery. But for many businesses within the related meetings and events realm, there were no natural alternatives to turn to.

U.S. Travel Declares “Great Travel Depression”

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The U.S. Travel Association has called the current moment the “Great Travel Depression,” in light of the economic effects resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

A Message of Hope in Hospitality

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Westin Phoenix

Even during a worldwide pandemic, the hospitality industry is working to make people feel at ease. Though many hotels can only open their doors to health care workers and first responders, they’re reaching out to their local communities with bright messages in clever, socially-distanced ways. Through the heart-shaped lighting of windows at night, hotels are serving as beacons of hope in cities across the country. 

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