• San Francisco Marriott Marquis and San Jose Marriott Introduce Healthy Meetings

     
    POSTED January 16, 2017
     

San Francisco Marriott Marquis and San Jose Marriott have introduced “Meet Well,” a new team-building initiative that gives groups a healthier option. The initiative will include healthy banquet and coffee break menus, active meeting options, wellness topics and speakers, body-friendly seat spacing, meeting planning perks and volunteer options.

“Anticipating guests’ needs is our business,” says Chuck Pacioni, general manager, San Francisco Marriott Marquis. “Approximately 36 percent of people polled by Nielson report being fit and healthy as their top resolution for the new year. Meet Well is a natural fit for our hotels, our destinations and our guests.”

At San Francisco Marriott Marquis, a new fitness center and spa has opened. The space offers top-of-the-line fitness equipment, and customized spa treatments. Guests may also enjoy sandwiches, salads, pastas, healthy bars and sweets, and other goods at Pete’s Coffee, located in the hotel’s Mission Street Pantry.

Health and fitness is also important to San Jose Marriott Streams, where they greet their guests with spa water and continually provide a relaxing, rejuvenating experience. Guests may partake in the outdoor pool, fitness center or bike rental program, which allow guests to stay active and experience the San Jose area. The hotel also launched the “Over-The-Top” app, allowing guests to stream fitness videos in the privacy of their own rooms.

Catalina Island, consistently ranked one of the best island getaways by various media outlets, has always been a tourist destination. But in the past few years, the island's new additions of meeting facilities and other accommodations have transformed the island from a popular vacation spot to a desirable meeting destination. 

 

The Spa at the Estate Yountville recently underwent the largest renovation in the Napa Valley area, including a rebranding of the entire 22-acre property. 

 
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