• Wisconsin News – Lake Geneva Teambuilding & New Harley-Davidson Museum Event Space

     
    POSTED May 1, 2022
     
  • Wisconsin News – Lake Geneva Teambuilding & New Harley-Davidson Museum Event Space

     
    POSTED May 1, 2022
     
  • Wisconsin News – Lake Geneva Teambuilding & New Harley-Davidson Museum Event Space

     
    POSTED May 1, 2022
     

Since 2008, the 20-acre Harley-Davidson Museum campus has been a must-see destination for guests from around the globe, both riders and non-riders alike. A campus makeover began last summer with the groundbreaking of a new, year-round event space. The all-new Garage is set to open this spring and will have more than 8,000 square feet of event space featuring 14-foot floor-to-ceiling glass doors that open onto the park-like campus and views of downtown and the Menomonee River.

In addition, a relocated and expanded Harley-Davidson Shop is set to offer additional products and new experiences, including demos on Serial 1 electric bikes for grownups and complimentary spins on IRONe electric balance bikes for kids. Also part of the makeover is a reinstalled Experience Gallery that includes inspiring stories, epic journeys, and the chance to perch on the new Harley-Davidson #FreedomMachine. 

The 1,300-acre Grand Geneva Resort & Spa in Lake Geneva has launched several new immersive experiences for groups including competitive, social and seasonal teambuilding. The resort has 62,000 square feet of conference space and 356 guest accommodations, including rooms, suites and villas. 

“There’s an increased interest in leaving the Zoom calls behind in favor for more face-to-face meetings,” says Director of Sales and Marketing Brad Lyles. “Many companies are looking for creative ways to reconnect leaders and engage remote workers—and one of those strategies is the return of corporate retreat and leadership events.”

New teambuilding activities include a 5K walk/run on the resort’s property; Grand Trolley Bar Crawl through downtown Lake Geneva; Putt for Hunger, where each team designs one putting challenge made out of mostly nonperishable items that donated to a local food bank; and Buddy for Buddies to create toys for United Way.  

Lyles adds, “Building something together or doing something to help others is a feel-good way to reconnect with colleagues after spending so much time apart.”

The meetings and events industry has faced its fair share of ups, downs, and everything in between since early 2020. There have been lessons learned, approaches changed, and flexibility fostered to keep moving ahead during the pandemic. Let’s take a quick look at what to expect for 2023 through the lens of the 12th annual Global Meetings & Events Forecast, produced by American Express Meetings & Events, a division of American Express Global Business Travel. 

 

The brand will operate City Express properties in the Caribbean and Latin America.

Marriott International has reached an agreement to acquire the City Express brand portfolio comprised of 152 hotels.

The City Express portfolio includes hotels in 75 cities in Mexico, one hotel each in Costa Rica, Columbia, and Chile, along with five under-construction projects. The new brand name will include the signature “by Marriott” endorsement, joining 30 other brand names in the Marriott franchise system.

 

Transaction is expected to close no later than the first half of 2024.

Spirit Airlines Inc. of Miramar, Florida, announced that its stockholders approved a merger agreement with JetBlue Airways Corp. of Long Island City, New York.