An increasing number of meeting organizers seek indoor venues that offer generous amounts of sunlight. Natural light can enhance productivity, mood, and connectivity among attendees who may be more likely to socialize when they are in a positive mood.
Becky Navarro, founder of Pearl Events Austin, prefers booking in rooms with natural light whenever possible. “Natural light makes everyone happy,” she says. “They look better in photos, and the decor pops.”
The luxurious Hotel ZaZa Austin Downtown offers meeting areas with floor-to-ceiling windows, showcasing expansive city views and flooding the spaces with an abundance of natural light. The windows are adjustable so planners can control the amount of light for each event’s specific requirements.
In the 3,664-square-foot Gold Standard Ballroom, windows line an entire wall and highlight cream and blue design elements under crystal chandeliers.