• San Antonio Named One Of the Top Markets For Meetings And Events

    POSTED January 29, 2017

San Antonio landed the top spot on Meetings and Conventions magazine’s Top 20 Meeting Cities in 2016 list.

The city has many venues for meeting planners. Hotel Contessa, a AAA Four Diamond hotel, has partnered with The Briscoe Western Art Museum to build a unique Texan experience for their guests.

The Briscoe Western Art Museum, located on the Riverwalk (just steps away from the hotel), features exhibitions and educational programs that highlight the region’s history. The partnership with Hotel allows for guests to truly experience the culture of the city. It also offers groups the possibility of hosting events at the museum and catering events at Hotel Contessa.

Hotel Contessa offers 10,000 square feet of meeting and event space, with 11 conference rooms and includes an executive board room, a 2,277-square-foot ballroom, and a 1,600-square-foot Cypress Room. The Briscoe Museum offers an extra 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space.

After several months of renovations, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge is now open as the Alloy – King of Prussia, a DoubleTree by Hilton.


After almost 20 years of vacancy, the Cook County Hospital in Chicago will be put to use once again. A $150 million adaptive reuse project restored the historic, 106-year-old hospital, which has become a combined Hyatt Place and Hyatt House hotel, as well as medical offices, a museum, a food hall and more. While the opening is multi-phased, the hotels are scheduled to open in late July.  


Doctors, nurses, grocery store employees and more were essential to sustaining the continued stay-at-home orders that helped fight the spread of COVID-19. Such workers put their health at risk for the benefit of society, and Nakoma Resort and the Lost Sierra Chamber of Commerce want to recognize them for their efforts through the “Send Your Heroes” campaign.