• Take Meetings on the Road with Bearing

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     

Trekking from Newark to Boston is typically lost time, but not when you’re traveling with Bearing. Complete with boardrooms, meeting space, a front cabin, Wi-Fi and seating for up to 14, Bearing vehicles offer a way to make the most of travel hours. “Bearing is doing to in-region travel what the private jet did to continental travel,” says John McDermott, managing partner and CEO. Each vehicle comes fully prepped for each unique client and there is only one customer per vehicle, per day. Two drivers, both retired law enforcement members, operate as a unit to ensure safe operation of equipment and the comfort of passengers.

McDermott brought Bearing to market in April of 2015 after noticing an unaddressed need to make travel time efficient and productive. A completely new concept in business travel, Bearing provides an effective custom work space anywhere the client needs one, including travelling between locations. “[Bearing is] where you want it and when you want it and even in motion,” says McDermott.

After a year that kept most explorers close to home, the newly transformed Rand Tower Hotel Minneapolis is ready to whisk guests away on a new adventure. With the completion of a $110 million-dollar transformation, the Jazz Age architectural icon that once housed office space has been reborn as a luxe 270-room boutique hotel. 

 

Located in the heart of Michigan’s Thumbcoast, Port Huron boasts a charming small-town feel with big city amenities. Meeting planners and attendees alike will appreciate the safety of the suburbs while enjoying picturesque views, a vibrant culture and outdoor adventure opportunities, both during and after the workday.

 

Who says you can’t have a meeting without some pampering mixed in? Several hot springs resorts in the U.S. Mountain West can accommodate smaller meetings complete with lodging, function space, din- ing and soaking. Some even have on-site spas and other standout features like an ice museum or microbrewery to include on an itinerary.