Small Wonders: 3 Exciting Hotels for Small Groups

There’s plenty of upside to small gatherings. Streamlined itineraries and personal connection are two notable pros, but an abundance of choice may be their single biggest advantage. Meetings of 100 attendees or less carry modest space requirements, affording them access to intimate venues that planners have to pass over for larger events. Read on for more on three modern hotels poised to join the Small of Fame.

The January debut of Kimpton La Peer West Hollywood signaled the arrival of a stylish, swanky new destination for small meeting groups. Neutral decor, furnishings and accessories are skillfully layered to create an environment that simultaneously conveys richness and restraint. A 4,000-square-foot rooftop terrace showing off views of downtown Los Angeles and the Hollywood Hills accounts for the majority of the hotel’s event space. The petite Laurel Boardroom measures 529 sq. ft., perfectly scaled for gatherings of up to 16.

After a mere 14 months in business, The Darcy Washington D.C. wears its identity with ease. The 226-room luxury boutique hotel located on Scott Circle modernizes the classic America-meets-Europe motif of storied District haunts using streamlined design and thoughtful amenities. The Darcy’s 7,000 sq. ft. of meeting space includes impressive Ellington room, featuring a vaulted ceiling, stone fireplace and courtyard views. Courtesy bike and scooter loans, daily cocktail tastings and a dedicated caviar butler are available to enhance a group’s stay.

Fairlane Hotel Nashville, opened in early March, already embodies the type of hip hospitality that has made the Music City a must-visit destination. By combining mid-century inspiration with a modern sensibility, the 81-room hotel achieves a timeless, easygoing elegance. Groups of up to 16 can get down to business in one of three meetings rooms designed with creativity and collaboration in mind. In June, the hotel will open Ellington’s Mid Way Bar & Grill, a casual eatery offering retro-modern, all-American fare, to join the property’s existing New York-style Mile End Delicatessen.