• Washington State Convention Center Celebrates a Milestone

     
    POSTED January 24, 2018
     

    30 Years of Service

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the Washington State Convention Center (WSCC). On June 18, 1988, James Ellis, thenchairman of the board of directors for the convention center, cut the ribbon, and the doors were open for business. Today, the center welcomes hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world and around the corner to its halls each year, and has brought billions of dollars into the state of Washington. Happy anniversary, WSCC! May the next 30 be equally as fruitful.  

Temperatures are starting to dip in Seattle, but if you want to get in one last outdoor gathering before winter, consider The Rooftop at WeWork Cap Hill. Located on the penthouse level on 11th Avenue near Seattle’s storied Pine and Pike Streets, the space offers inviting landscapes and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Capacity: 74.  Bring sweaters and scarves!

 

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.