When the gathering begs for an ‘oh wow’ setting

Sirata Beach Resort, St. Pete Beach, Florida

Expect indoor and outdoor meeting space reimagined. A $15 million renovation of the 30,000 sq. ft. of meeting space includes the 5,100-square-foot Majestic Palm Ballroom. With an all-new color scheme— blue and yellow are in—the 382-room resort achieves a beachside-meets-casual chic aura. After all, the aquamarine waters and white sand just outside are a lot to compete with.

Blantyre, Lenox, Massachusetts

Joining the Ocean House Management Collection, this Forbes Five Star property has undergone a multimilliondollar rejuvenation to blend Old World glamour with modern-day appeal. The contrast illuminates the historical architecture while offering freshly luxe public areas. Located on 110 acres, the resort affords attendees views of bucolic landscape during intimate meetings and events. There are 23 guest rooms.

Skamania Lodge, Stevenson, Washington

This Destination Hotel is amping up its splendid setting by adding a 2,500-square-foot, open-air pavilion with jaw-dropping views of Columbia River Gorge. The $1.5 million investment will feature fire pits and cafe lighting for corporate events and other gatherings. Booking begins in summer 2019. The 175-acre resort, less than an hour from Portland, offers 254 guest rooms and a 22,000-square-foot conference center.

The Oxford Hotel, Denver

Since 1891, this downtown Denver landmark near Union Station, Coors Field and Larimer Square has hosted a who’s who of luminaries. Now its rich past has been celebrated with a refresh of the lobby, 80 guest rooms and 10,000 sq. ft. of meeting space— including the grand ballroom and Oxford Theater, which are both in a cool restored carriage house next to the hotel.