• Venue Spotlight: Hotel Emma

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     

    Elevating the hotel experience with a stylish nod to the Pearl District’s past.

  • Venue Spotlight: Hotel Emma

     
    FROM THE Spring 2016 ISSUE
     

    Elevating the hotel experience with a stylish nod to the Pearl District’s past.

Hotel Emma, in all its comfortable and unconventional glory, has come to life in the original Pearl Brewhouse in San Antonio’s Pearl District. The 146-room boutique hotel is named for Emma Koehler, the wife of brewery founder Otto Koehler. After her husband’s death, Emma successfully steered the Pearl Brewery through Prohibition.

Hotel Emma features lush details like custom-made Guayabera robes and complimentary Electra cruiser bikes for guests, who may find it difficult to part with the hotel’s carefully curated 3,700-volume library or rooftop pool. The venue also offers 6,160 square feet of event space.

Richmond, the capital of Virginia, is a city rich in history. It’s here, in 1775, that Patrick Henry famously declared “Give me liberty or give me death.” And while the extensively renovated Hilton Richmond Downtown can’t trace its roots back quite that far, it is housed in the historic former Miller & Rhoads department store, which dates back to the end of the 19th century. 

 

Every planner wants to create experiences that make meeting attendees feel they’re on top of the world. If you’re planning a meeting in northwest North Carolina, you can achieve that with a visit to Grandfather Mountain. Soaring 5,946 feet and estimated to be 300 million years old, with some rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years, the peak off the Blue Ridge Parkway near Blowing Rock, is accessible by vehicle and by a paved road.

 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.