MADISON MEETINGS INSIGHTS
December 13, 2016
We’re proud to share that last year’s meeting planner exit surveys showed 100% of respondents indicated that Madison met or exceeded expectations as an event destination. But we’re not ones to rest on our laurels. Read on to learn more about recent and upcoming destination developments that are sure to be a plus for meeting planners:
AC Hotel Madison, the first Marriott brand property downtown, will open its 165-room hotel in spring 2017. The hotel design blends European soul with a Midwestern mindset, and includes amenities such as flexible meeting space, a rooftop bar and restaurant, and skyline views, too!
The Holiday Inn Express & Suites—Madison East will also be opening its doors in 2017. This 106-room hotel is near East Towne Mall and a short drive from the Sun Prairie community, and offers an indoor pool, free Wi-Fi and free underground parking.
The Best Western Premier Park Hotel on Madison’s capitol square recently completed renovations which include the entire exterior facade, sleeping rooms and the 9th floor meeting room, famous for its stunning views of downtown Madison.
Connect with Us
Madison, Wisconsin may be a mid-sized city, but we made a big impact at trade shows this summer! Read on to learn more about where we were—and where you can connect with us in 2017.
In August, Wisconsin was well-represented at Connect Marketplace in Grapevine, TX. The Wisconsin Department of Tourism—plus eight Wisconsin destinations and hotels—connected with associations, specialty organizations and sports planners at more than 550 appointments. While we were there, we took part in a Corporate Social Responsibility activity, working alongside event planners to assemble 10,000 meals for counties in need. Of course, we couldn’t leave without a parting gift: brilliant red grilling mitts, themed to fit our passion for tailgating and sports!
We also joined the Wisconsin Department of Tourism at IMEX, America’s largest convention tradeshow expo in Las Vegas, NV. At this show, we worked to share our state’s excellent meeting and convention destinations and facilities.
SEE US IN ’17!
Keep your eye out for Greater Madison at the following trade shows in 2017:
PCMA, Austin, TX
North American Veterinary Community, Orlando, FL
AMCI, Fort Lauderdale, FL
CESSE, Austin, TX
Destinations Showcase, Washington D.C.
Helms Briscoe, Chicago, IL
MPI–WEC, Las Vegas, NV
If you’re thinking about bringing your next meeting to Madison and have additional questions about dates and rates, don’t hesitate to reach out! Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.