• 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.

Located in San Jose, California, Santana Row is the place to meet, play and connect in Silicon Valley. The pedestrian-friendly destination is only 10 minutes to the San Jose Convention Center and San Jose International Airport. The neighborhood is filled with condominiums, shops, restaurants, spas, and a movie theater. And at the core of it all is Hotel Valencia Santana Row—the only hotel in this unique entertainment district and the top hotel in San Jose according to Conde Nast Traveler.   

 

If you want to boost attendance at a meeting or conference, try these four letters: N.A.P.A. And while the Northern California wine region has more than enough activities to keep attendees busy when they’re not in meetings—475 wineries, to begin with—the downtown heart of the region is introducing new experiences this fall. Here’s a sampling:

 

San Francisco is seeing marked increases in visitor volume, visitor spending, group business, and hotel occupancy this year compared to 2021. However, visitor volume will not return to pre-pandemic levels until 2024, and global visitation will not reach 2019 levels until 2025. Those projections were shared by the San Francisco Travel Association at its Annual Visitor and Lodging Forecast Forum held on Aug. 24 at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.