• Venue Spotlight: Granlibakken Tahoe

     
    POSTED February 13, 2019
     

    The Tahoe conference center has something for everyone. 

Since 1922, Granlibakken Tahoe has operated as a retreat center and resort just south of Tahoe City on the lake’s west side. But while it might be “Old Tahoe,” Granlibakken is in no way stuck in time. Its 160 rooms, in an array of buildings sprawled over 74 forested acres, range from standard, hotel-style units to studios, multibedroom condominiums, dorm rooms and stand-alone executive lodges with multiple bedrooms and suites, full kitchens and private meeting spaces all under one roof.

Conference facilities are extensive, encompassing 16,000 square feet of dining, meeting and exhibit space to accommodate groups of 10-500, plus large outdoor decks and lawns, tennis and pool complexes, a day spa, a ski and sledding hill, a ropes course and hiking trails leading directly from the property into the mountains above.

Granlibakken attracts a diverse clientele ranging from scientific, academic and tech groups to family and class reunions, corporate retreats, yoga getaways, sports camps and weddings.

The majority of conferences take place on weekdays, while the resort rocks and rolls with individual travelers on weekends and in winter. A hot buffet breakfast is included in the rates year-round, and all-inclusive meeting packages with full catering can be customized and modified according to budget and need.

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.

 

Making the most of Minnesota’s ideal (and ever-fleeting) outdoor event season is a time-honored tradition, but outdoor venues hold a whole new appeal in a post-pandemic landscape. 
Plein air events can offer planners plenty of space to safely distance their guests as well as peace of mind to attendees still wary of in-person gatherings—as well as some much-needed screen-free interaction.