Gild Hall Hotel, Penthouse Suite
Really, a suite? Yes. Sometimes, a hotel suite is the best venue for a meeting. The living room feel of a suite can enhance certain types of meetings and offer benefits not available in traditional meeting rooms. Plus, when a suite makes sense, choices expand — a number of smaller hotels may not have meeting/event space but do offer appropriates suites.
Here are six scenarios when a suite is the perfect meeting solution:
- A sleeping room is required. Rather than book both meeting and sleeping rooms, it can be more economical to book the suite and use it for both.
- The group is small. Small groups thrive in informal settings. However, if your group is larger than eight to 12, the seating may not accommodate everyone.
- A more intimate conversation is appropriate. The feel of a suite will be more relaxed than a traditional boardroom, for example.
- Your group would benefit from lounge space. Aside from the table, most suites include a seating area, which can be perfect for breaks and more casual conversations.
- Your meetings extend into unconventional hours. The suite can be perfect for late-night industries like entertainment.
- Your group requires special security or privacy. Most hotels are better able to offer this on sleeping room floors than on the public meetings/events floors.
When booking a suite instead of a meeting room, consider a few factors. Taxes and fees may be different (and higher) than those for traditional meeting rooms. Check on A/V and food/beverage requirements to ensure your needs can be met. Confirm the layout. In some hotels, you may ask for the bed to be removed (for a fee).
Keep the hotel suite option tucked away in your brain: It’s a solution that may be just right for your next meeting.
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