Across the board, new meeting spaces make for premium, curated events.
New and renovated meeting spaces and hotels debut with immersive experiences in mind. Virtual Reality takes center stage in Orlando, where attendees can meet and celebrate like never before. A Charleston art hotel offers options for everyone to take in art however they choose. Georgia sees the opening of a meeting venue that emulates sophisticated style within a driven commitment to environmental stewardship and conservation.
Caribe Royal Orlando Resort debuts Stadium Club, a high-tech, immersive experiential sports-themed venue. Stadium Club emulates the vibrant energy of a nightclub with the comfortable atmosphere one would find in a local sports bar. The two-floor venue spans 9,000 sq. ft. and, in addition to two bars, implements virtual reality entertainment, including eight pro-level sports simulators by Full Swing Golf, two 165-inch XHD projector displays and a 110-foot long ribbon display television for 360-degree viewing. Stadium Club offers over 500 seats and a selection of multi-venue private buy-out areas, including an exclusive SkyBox with its own dedicated VR suite.
Caribe Royal Orlando is the only AAA Four Diamond all-suite meetings resort in Orlando. In addition to Stadium Club, the property recently completed a $140 million property-wide renovation that enhanced all 1,217 one-bedroom suites, public areas and dining outlets. The renovation also significantly expanded all meeting and event spaces. As a whole, the resort offers 240,000 sq. ft. meeting and event space, including a brand new 50,000-square-foot ballroom.
Art for Every Taste
Charleston art hotel, The Vendue, completes a comprehensive renovation with the debut of The Enclave. Once an annex of The Vendue, The Enclave has been redesigned to offer an alternative to The Vendue’s bold, vibrant energy with a quieter, more exclusive and private feel. The new design celebrates the building’s history with original exposed brick walls and wooden beams. Warm colors and soft velvet textures serve to create the calming atmosphere. The Enclave also offers a few windowless rooms for interested guests, as well as exclusive access to The Vendue’s artist-in-residence studio.
Guests at The Enclave enjoy a range of personalized touches, from assistance securing reservations at under-the-radar local hotspots and a glass of Sherry, poured from a crystal decanter, upon arrival.
Stewardship with Style
Oakfuskee Conservation Center recently opened to the public in LaGrange, Georgia, an hour south of Atlanta. It occupies a picturesque area that offers unobstructed views of West Point Lake and the forests of Pyne Road Park. The multi-use, two-story facility offers 25,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space with customizable floor plans and can host groups of over 300 attendees.
The center celebrates its commitment to environmental stewardship through a design inspired by its natural surroundings. Beneath high ceilings, visitors can take in the structure of the building through exposed beams. Wood and stone motifs and shades of green throughout the entire space make for a atmospheric meeting experience. The center has plans to soon construct an outdoor amphitheater, which will host sustainable food festivals and concerts. Also in the works are lodging options, a wildlife viewing deck, a new dock and expanded trails for horseback riding.