Wenatchee Convention Center in north-central Washington has completed a remodeling project in excess of $3 million that modernized the Grand Apple Ballroom and Orchard Exhibit Hall. Owned by the City of Wenatchee and managed by Coast Hospitality, the renovation of the more than 10,000-square-foot ballroom includes new lighting, carpeting and an acoustical ceiling system and updated carpeting in the lobby just outside. The 7,560-square-foot exhibit hall received the same upgrades as well as new wall décor. In addition, new heating/air conditioning controls and components have been installed throughout the entire facility along with fresh paint and wall coverings, and the lower and upper lobbies received lighting upgrades. A sky bridge connects the 50,000-square-foot convention center to Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel.

While attending the 2022 Colorado Governor’s Tourism Conference on Sept. 21-23 in Snowmass, presenter Angie Briggs, vice president of industry relations for the U.S. Travel Association, spoke about the state of the tourism industry at the opening session and led a “Getting Candid About Workforce” seminar. During the workforce breakout session, she mentioned U.S. Travel’s Future of Travel Mobility Conference that took place on Sept.

 

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.