ere is our list of 5 modern tech hotels for your corporate event
Bored of the same classic meeting venues for your events? It’s time for a change in 2015. As there is a shift in the travel and hospitality sector, many hotels will open their gates or rebrand themselves, in order to cater Millennials, the new generation of high-tech business travellers. Free Wi-Fi, funky design, minimalist furniture, functional spaces is what the new generation expects from hotels. If this is in line with what you want for your event, here are some venue ideas that you can take into account.
1. AC Hotels by Marriott
AC Hotels by Marriott actually started out as a Spanish hotel collection from designer Antonio Catalán, before being acquired by Marriott. After expanding in Europe, AC is now headed to the US, specifically Miami, Chicago, New Orleans. The hotels will have rooms with full-sized beds and modern spaces for meetings that inspire productivity and collaboration. Meeting and working spaces will be booked online.
Where: Europe (Spain, Italy, France) and US (Miami, Chicago, New Orleans)
2. Bloc hotels
The BLOC hotels philosophy is new to the UK. BLOC are committed to offering smart accommodation at honest prices for the savvy traveller. The concept is based on ideas adapted from the best designers and innovators from around the world. All the rooms are beautifully designed and every small detail matters. The hotel team worked with a Scandinavian Sleep Institute to ensure that all the rooms have the optimum temperature and humidity for a peaceful night. The hotel has super-fast Wi-Fi & HD LED TVs.
Where: UK (Birmingham, Gatwick)
Launched in 2007 and since growing to nearly a dozen properties around the world, Hyatt’s Andaz brand targets what it calls the “creative class.” Meeting spaces and guest rooms have an interesting design which takes inspiration from different destinations. Other Andaz elements that appeal to the Millennial mindset include a roaming, iPad-armed check-in staff that offers guests wine or other beverages upon arrival. Meeting spaces and guest rooms have an interesting design which takes inspiration from different destinations. Each property is designed to reflect the spirit of its locale.
Where: Europe (UK, Netherlands), US , Asia (China, Japan) , Latin America (Costa Rica)
Starwood Hotels & Resorts launched Aloft Hotels in 2008, one of the earliest chains created specifically with the new generation of traveler in mind. With an open loft-style layout, a typical Aloft lobby is furnished with bright, swanky furniture, pool tables, board games and big windows for lots of natural light to draw guests from their rooms and into the communal hub. The type of guests Aloft attracts are very social.They’re a generation that grew up hanging out at a Starbucks in a cafe culture, so doing their thing together is comforting.
Where: US, Europe (UK), Middle East
Meeting space: These hotel can accommodate mainly small and medium events
Offbeat, lively, dynamic, that’s nhow! Surround yourself with the latest local design, lifestyle & culture, yet sleep in a luxury hotel with worldwide appeal. In Madrid, the Nhow hotel is equiped with a 3D telepresence system, which enables an event organizer to virtually bring in key personnel or speakers from elsewhere. NH Hotel plans to install the system in 15 hotels by the end of the year. In Madrid, guest rooms have “next-generation LED television sets” and contemporary thermostat controls for setting the temperature. The property also has four “Living Lab” bedrooms that allow guests to test technology amenities for possible adoption chain-wide.
Where: Europe (Berlin, Milan, Madrid, Rotterdam).