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    3 Tips to Immerse Attendees in the Host City

     
    POSTED February 28, 2022
     

Incorporating the host city into the framework of the meeting is an effective way to enhance the content of the conference.

Host in Local Hotel
While attendees might flock to flag hotels, consider a boutique hotel as overflow to showcase the destination. In Lubbock, the DoubleTree by Hilton offers a local flair through design and cuisine; meanwhile, just a few streets over, the Cotton Court Hotel pays tribute to the area’s cotton history. 

Add Local Cuisine
Cuisine is a tasty way to connect attendees to your host city, and locally sourced ingredients featured at Lubbock’s Cocina de La Sirena or at local food trucks do just that. In Lubbock, impress guests with the original food truck, the chuckwagon! For a nightcap, include a signature cocktail; you might learn an intriguing story like the creation of Lubbock’s classic Chilton.

Choose Location-Specific Oddities
Bring the culture of the region to life with attractions like the Buddy Holly Center and the National Ranching Heritage Center. You might even find local celebrities at places like Prairie Dog Town!

With specialty items like coffee, honey, and destination stickers, CVBs are a great resource to highlight the destination as well. 

Each destination exhibits a unique character, giving insight to the nature of the community. Here people are eager to showcase the West Texas way of life.

Huntington Beach, California is a world-class meetings and events destination, acting as a unique and convenient location for gathering.

 

The Hilton Dallas Lincoln Centre completed its $24 million renovation of the entire hotel and conference center. Renovations began in 2020. 

The North Dallas conference center hotel renovation includes a full redesign of all 503 guest rooms, lobby and public areas, and food and beverage outlets. Additionally, the hotel’s 55,000-square-feet of meeting space was updated with new furnishings, technology upgrades, and the addition of a new 6,600-square-foot Lakeside Ballroom. 

 

Ontario and Rancho Cucamonga in Southern California’s Cucamonga Valley is one of the Inland Empire’s oldest wine regions. It also checks off all the must-have items on a meeting and event planner’s wish list. Easy to get to? Check. Budget-friendly? Check. A destination for foodies? Check. Beautiful backdrop to serve as inspiration? Check. Plenty to do after all the day’s meetings are done? Check, check, and check.