Meetings & Events Spaces for Summer Luxury Travel

Meetings & Events Spaces for Summer Luxury Travel

With meetings and events picking back up, these properties are the perfect fit for small or large gatherings.

Ponte Vedra Inn & Club | Ponte Vedra, FL (pictured)

A premier year-round destination, the AAA Five-Diamond Ponte Vedra Inn & Club provides the perfect option for group meetings or events of all sizes. Located on a pristine stretch of North Florida’s best beach, the storied resort boasts 25,000 square feet of flexible function space and a dedicated team of event experts, nine on-site food and beverage outlets, 262 luxurious oceanfront guest accommodations, two championship golf courses—the iconic Ocean Course, newly renovated in 2020, and the water-lined Lagoon Course—a sprawling 30,000 sq ft spa, a bocce ball court and crisp croquet lawn, The Racquet Club tennis facilities, three oceanfront pools, an 8,000 square foot fitness center with direct ocean views, the Surf Club and its endless beach and outdoor activities, and so much more. The resort is favored among meeting planners thanks to its inviting indoor and outdoor meeting and exhibition spaces including the Ponte Vedra Ballroom, Stockton Room, and 17 meeting rooms that comfortably fit groups from 10-350 people. No matter a group’s needs, the on-site events team will ensure a seamless experience—from top-of-the-line technology solutions to imaginative and entertaining group activities and dining. Ponte Vedra’s group planners work hand in hand with the catering department and chef to orchestrate unique culinary experiences, including popular themed events like beachfront cookouts, Low-Country boils, putting green coffee breaks, “shoot for the pin” cocktail receptions, and more.

Perry Lane Hotel | Savannah, GA

A long-time standby for planners seeking a truly transcendent experience, Savannah’s grace and glamor position it as a top-of-the-world destination for meetings, events and gatherings. For centuries, Savannah has stood for formal elegance as well as high ideals—the astounding number of historic venues throughout the city reflects enlightened values, a warm spirit and a sense of intimacy. Perry Lane Hotel has taken this to heart in envisioning their event venues, particularly the rooftop Ballroom, with both outdoor and indoor spaces that make it a versatile gathering place. With a mission to provide a genuine taste of Southern warmth, the luxury hotel has 9,125 square feet of indoor and outdoor event space and interiors that effortlessly balance style and grace. Perry Lane Hotel is the place to host a one-of-a-kind business gathering in Savannah. Venues include an impressive, 2,625 square feet glass-enclosed Ballroom and a 1,066 square feet Ballroom Terrace with far-reaching skyline views. The creative approach and expert execution ensure that every meeting, event and occasion at Perry Lane is an experience to remember.

Thompson San Antonio - Riverwalk I San Antonio, TX

Opened in February 2021, Thompson San Antonio – Riverwalk is a modern retreat soaring 20 stories above San Antonio’s celebrated River Walk – capturing the contemporary spirit of this historic Texas city. The hotel features 10,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor space for meetings, events and celebrations – complete with a collection of curated artworks, floor-to-ceiling windows and sweeping views of the River Walk. The flexible space encompasses three outdoor venues surrounded by the River Walk, a 4,000-square-foot ballroom with multi-functional capabilities, an executive board room and 5,000 square feet of light-filled interior event space. Refined and flexible meeting spaces, 162 stylish rooms, a spectacular location on the famed River Walk, and exceptional cuisine from a celebrated chef all make the hotel an ideal venue for leadership summits, corporate and social events, reunions, and more.

The Hermitage Hotel | Nashville, TN

Since 1910, The Hermitage Hotel has served as Nashville’s premier gathering place for occasions of all kinds. The property recently went under a revitalization and redesign, however the versatile venues still exude timeless style for all types of events. With sophisticated yet soulful surroundings, detail-oriented staff, and a world-class culinary operation, the luxury hotel is ready to host weddings, meetings, and all events in refined style. Considered one of Nashville’s architectural treasures, the soaring Beaux Arts lobby of The Hermitage Hotel has been lovingly restored and updated to welcome guests with luxurious modern-day comforts. Interior design firm Forrest Perkins oversaw all design updates of the lobby, adjacent ballroom and all guest rooms and suites. The lobby refresh features all-new seating, lighting, and case goods, creating a warm and inviting setting for events and more. The Hermitage Hotel Ballroom, site of many of Nashville’s most important political and social events, has also been refreshed with new carpeting, updated lighting and artwork, all selected to complement the room’s striking Circassian walnut paneling. “Meet me at The Hermitage” is one of Nashville’s most iconic phrases with good reason – there is no better place to gather than The Hermitage Hotel. The “Meet Me at the Hermitage” package includes accommodations in a beautifully appointed, redesigned guest room or suite, $150 per day credit toward banquets, a room rental, and 1 suite update per 20 rooms occupied. Lastly, for large meetings and events, the “Exclusively Yours” package allows guests to rent out the hotel, with complete access to the property and the hotel will be closed to all outside guests for the duration of the event.

The Ritz-Carlton, Chicago | Chicago, IL

Set within the landmark Water Tower Place near Lake Michigan, the iconic hotel merges Chicago’s rich history, luxury accommodations, and attentive service to offer a distinct experience. After opening its doors 45 years ago, the property has recently completed the final phase of a $100 million renovation, successfully blending elegant design with modern convenience.

The property’s meeting rooms spread over more than 25,000 sq. ft. and each offers a breathtaking view over Michigan Avenue or the lake. The Ritz-Carlton Ballroom is the largest of its kind in the city with space to host up to 900 guests. Meetings are made special with a dedicated conference manager, custom catering featuring local ingredients, and fitness breaks + spa workshops to reward and bring groups and colleagues together.