by Megan Gilligan
• Tips from Booking Events at a newly opened hotel
Opening a hotel is an experience! From announcing the hotel, itself, and new dining concepts to showcasing meeting and event space before the hotel is even open, hoteliers and meeting planners need the following assets and insights when selling and booking a new build hotel.
Vision with a dash of courage – You must be able to walk into an empty space that is only framed out and envision an event. There may not be a wall or ceiling, so you need to have the vision to be creative about a space. This is a unique ability that not everyone has. Looking at color boards and renderings will help paint the picture of the finished product, but until the space is finished with carpet, ceiling fixtures, and wall coverings, it can be difficult to picture the end result. A planner has to have a bit of an adventurous side to take the leap into the unknown.