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    From Historic Charm to Modern Luxury—It’s All Here in Plano, TX

     
    POSTED February 25, 2022
     
  • Sponsored

    From Historic Charm to Modern Luxury—It’s All Here in Plano, TX

     
    POSTED February 25, 2022
     
  • Sponsored

    From Historic Charm to Modern Luxury—It’s All Here in Plano, TX

     
    POSTED February 25, 2022
     
  • Sponsored

    From Historic Charm to Modern Luxury—It’s All Here in Plano, TX

     
    POSTED February 25, 2022
     
  • Sponsored

    From Historic Charm to Modern Luxury—It’s All Here in Plano, TX

     
    POSTED February 25, 2022
     
  • Sponsored

    From Historic Charm to Modern Luxury—It’s All Here in Plano, TX

     
    POSTED February 25, 2022
     

Plano, Texas is truly the land of plenty. Blending historic charm with modern luxury, the city brims with attractions and amenities. With nearly 60 hotels of various price points, 1000+ restaurants, world class shopping, a lively arts and nightlife scene, abundant natural beauty, and four walkable districts, Plano is the perfect city for a meeting of any size.  

Conveniently located near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport and Dallas Love Field Airport, Plano offers everything corporate and business travelers are looking for, including fine dining, exceptional shopping, nearby sports venues, top-notch public golf courses, inviting day spas, a variety of interesting and entertaining attractions, and much more.

Modern venues of every size, description, and budget are located throughout the city. Whether it’s a conference, trade show, or board meeting, there is over 450,000 square feet of meeting space. Many facilities have free parking and free wireless connectivity, like Plano Event Center offering 86,400 square feet of event space, as well as in-house catering and audio-visual support.

Plano has long been a walkable destination thanks to the Shops at Legacy and its anchor meetings hotel, the Dallas/Plano Marriott at Legacy Town Center, which is within walking distance to several restaurants and various shops.

Now, even more options are available as Legacy West sits just across from The Shops at Legacy. This “city within a city” is the largest mixed use destination in North Texas and is a great place to meet, shop, dine, and stay. The 255-acre development boasts plenty of open-air high-end retail, restaurants, and an anchor meetings hotel, Renaissance Dallas at Plano Legacy West. 

Across from the Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite Park hotel sits a 30,000 square foot restaurant park called The Boardwalk where attendees can enjoy eateries featuring a French tea room, gourmet biscuits, and even a local brewery.

For those who can’t decide on where to dine, Legacy Food Hall has it all. In this one-of-a-kind artisanal food hall at Legacy West, visitors can wander over 20 stalls to meet local purveyors and sample everything from lobster rolls and sushi to old fashioned hamburgers and duck fat fried chicken. There is also has an on-site brewery and an outdoor entertainment stage. Legacy Hall was even named the #2 best new food hall in the nation by USA Today in 2019.

Let Visit Plano be your one-stop-shop! Our team stands ready to assist planners in the hotel and venue selection process and provide all the necessary local resources. From online housing coordination and registration assistance to VIP gifts and name badges, Visit Plano is ready to assist. Begin your next successful event with Visit Plano. It’s all here. Go to VisitPlano.com now and let’s connect.

The Inn at St. John’s in Plymouth changes its name to Saint John’s Resort in August.

It’s part of a rebranding with multiple enhancements that Director of Sales and Marketing Fadi Sibani says make it a true Detroit destination resort.

Formerly owned by the Archdiocese of Detroit as St. John’s Provincial Seminary from 1948 to 1988, the property was transformed in the 1990s as a center for youth and families before it was redeveloped into a hotel and conference center in the 2000s. 

 

The day’s agenda is done—all the to-do items have been checked off, and it’s time to come together as friends and colleagues. So, what is there to do? Well, if you’re meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan, plenty. Located just 20 minutes to the Detroit Metro Airport, which offers 1,100 daily flights from four continents, the city is home to the University of Michigan and is a hub of creativity and culture. Ann Arbor offers a walkable downtown and the quirky and innovative attractions you’d expect to find in a college town. 

 

First came COVID. Then came the tornado.

The northern Michigan community of Gaylord was just starting to rebound from the pandemic with its groups and events business as a new season was getting underway when a rare EF3 tornado with estimated wind speeds between 136 and 165 miles per hour struck May 20.

Two people were killed and at least 44 were injured, according to official reports at the time. West Michigan meteorologist Bill Steffen said it was the strongest tornado to strike in the U.S. that month.