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Five Major Renovations are Raising the Bar for Local Hotels

Take advantage of new amenities and restored accommodations at these resorts and hotels around the state. From historic buildings to newer spaces, you'll find updated menus, increased guest room inventories and more activities for your guests to enjoy. 

THE ST. ANTHONY, San Antonio

Flashback: Boise Depot is a Sought-After Event Space

When the Boise Depot first opened in 1925, thousands turned out to see the first transcontinental engine steam into the station. Among its many visitors over the years was President Harry S. Truman, who made a stop at the depot on a tour of the West. Located in the Depot Bench neighborhood, it’s now a go-to venue for meetings and events.

California Wine Regions Debut New Properties, Renovations & Group Offerings

Hosting a meeting in one of California's wine regions is a guarantee that your group will be surrounded by vistas of grapevines, rolling hills and sunny skies.

Grapevine Offers Warm Hospitality and Plenty to do in a Central Location

With the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport just 10 miles away, Grapevine is ideally located for meeting and convention groups from around the country. “We’re a four-hour plane ride from every major U.S. city,” says Leigh Lyons, director of communications at Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau. 

Old City Philadelphia Proves Everything Old Becomes New Again

Known as America's most historic square mile, Old City Philadelphia is flush with great architecture, timeless shops and a fascinating backstory. It also offers some wonderful meeting space that allows corporations and groups to enjoy a little history while they work.

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Flashback: Chicago Athletic Association Hotel Builds on Long History

Though the Chicago Athletic Association hotel has become one of the hottest new properties in Chicago, the history of the building goes back more than a century. The original CAA was established in 1890 with a mission of “providing a setting for athletic, business and social activities.” Founding members included AG Spalding, Cyrus McCormick and Marshall Field.

Choose Your Own Team-Building Adventure in Oak Brook

Looking for a thrill-seeking experience? There’s nothing quite like the new adventure campus coming to Hilton Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference Center to fill the void. This unique setup, slated for spring 2017, will feature three challenge areas, anchored by a low teams challenge course where groups can work on skills such as problem solving, trust and communication. Other options include a high ropes course and “Leap of Faith,” where leaders and managers can improve upon an ability to trust others.

Alexandria Offers Hospitality, Nonstop Fun & a Warm Viking Welcome

The purported Scandinavian visit of 1362 is either a distant memory or a complete hoax, but Alexandria still offers remarkable hospitality and nonstop fun.

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