• San Francisco Marriott Marquis and San Jose Marriott Introduce Healthy Meetings

     
    POSTED January 16, 2017
     

San Francisco Marriott Marquis and San Jose Marriott have introduced “Meet Well,” a new team-building initiative that gives groups a healthier option. The initiative will include healthy banquet and coffee break menus, active meeting options, wellness topics and speakers, body-friendly seat spacing, meeting planning perks and volunteer options.

“Anticipating guests’ needs is our business,” says Chuck Pacioni, general manager, San Francisco Marriott Marquis. “Approximately 36 percent of people polled by Nielson report being fit and healthy as their top resolution for the new year. Meet Well is a natural fit for our hotels, our destinations and our guests.”

At San Francisco Marriott Marquis, a new fitness center and spa has opened. The space offers top-of-the-line fitness equipment, and customized spa treatments. Guests may also enjoy sandwiches, salads, pastas, healthy bars and sweets, and other goods at Pete’s Coffee, located in the hotel’s Mission Street Pantry.

Health and fitness is also important to San Jose Marriott Streams, where they greet their guests with spa water and continually provide a relaxing, rejuvenating experience. Guests may partake in the outdoor pool, fitness center or bike rental program, which allow guests to stay active and experience the San Jose area. The hotel also launched the “Over-The-Top” app, allowing guests to stream fitness videos in the privacy of their own rooms.

It’s always good to have market data for a glimpse at what’s happening in the meetings and events industry and know there are credentials for professionals to work toward. The Events Industry Council (EIC) has released its 2022 Q1 Global Business Events Barometer earlier this week and announced its inaugural class of CMP Fellows this spring.

 

Event planners often schedule meetings and events in natural places near wilderness areas, at waterfront resorts, and at mountain event spaces. But there are many ways to bring nature into your events by making use of the architectural concept of biophilic design, which can be defined as seeking to engage most people’s innate desires to affiliate with nature in the modern built environment. If you think of yourself as an “event architect,” you can use nature to stimulate the senses. 

 

It won’t be quite the same as ordering a pizza or nachos to be delivered to your front door but getting eats at venues is taking a leap toward convenience with a new collaboration: DoorDash has become ASM Global’s “On-Demand Delivery Platform” partner, launching at ASM Global’s top North American arenas, stadiums, theaters, and convention centers in the coming months. The partnership will allow attendees to skip traditional lines by leveraging DoorDash services to order within the arena for pickup.