• Room With a View: Spirit of Philadelphia

     
    POSTED July 13, 2015
     

Organizational events and meetings are often vitally important to group success and cohesion, but rarely memorable experiences. Spirit of Philadelphia seeks to change that by offering a completely customizable event experience—on water. The Spirit of Philadelphia cruise ship can accommodate meetings, company outings and client events in a memorable, modern setting. It boasts three climate-controlled decks and an open-air rooftop lounge. In addition to offering lunch and dinner events, Spirit of Philadelphia can host late-night occasions, or “moonlight cruises.” Groups are able to reserve their own private deck or the entire ship, which can hold up to 550 people.

For a more private setting, groups can rent out The Freedom Elite, a separate yacht capable of hosting up to 110 people. Both ships promise one thing: unprecedented views. “You cruise down the Delaware River and see the Philadelphia skyline like never before,” says Sophie Schwartz, marketing coordinator. “We are a floating event and that sets us apart.” Spirit of Philadelphia previously served as host to large com- panies including Comcast and Herbalife, in addition to hosting various local uni- versities. The ship cruises year-round. 

Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!

 

The time is right; the stage is set. Groups are ready to meet face to face again, and the four-star luxury hotel MGM Grand Detroit is ready to welcome you back.

According to MPI’s report “Spring 2021 Meetings Outlook,” three-quarters of meeting professionals predict a face-to-face event this calendar year. And that definitely rings true for Lisa Williams, executive director of sales for the hotel.

 

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.