Big! That word alone captures the essence of Texas. Whether it’s size, design or innovativeness, the Lone Star State knows how to make an impression. Hotel properties and other attractions in the state are following suit, much to the planner’s advantage.
Meet in Sky-High Spaces
We’d all prefer to meet in a well-designed space. It somehow makes the meeting better when some effort has been put into the space. Newly renovated, The Westin Galleria Houston took it a step further when it placed the Monarch Ballroom on the 24th floor. Home to more than 65,000 sq. ft. of event space, this 5,000-square-foot ballroom provides a gorgeous view of downtown Houston. It wouldn’t be surprising if Houstonians held meetings in the Monarch just for the sake of the view.
Be Connected to the Action
Time is one thing many planners can’t seem to get enough of—the schedule is often packed so tight during events that there isn’t much time to get out. Certain factors, such as distance, can dramatically decrease the time that planners have on their hands. But when your host property is connected to a mall, you’ll have no problem squeezing in a little time to shop, seek out entertainment or grab a bite from some fine-dining options.
The Westin Galleria Houston and The Westin Oaks Hotel are connected to The Galleria, the No. 1 tourist destination in Houston and one of four top shopping and entertainment destinations in the United States. Other mall rarities include a private health club and The Ice, the first ice skating rink to be built inside of a mall. The Galleria also provides group tours of the property for 10 or more.