• Park Place Hotel Expands Traverse City’s Conference Center Offerings

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

    New Halls, New Name

  • Park Place Hotel Expands Traverse City’s Conference Center Offerings

     
    FROM THE Fall 2018 ISSUE
     

    New Halls, New Name

The landmark 140-room Park Place Hotel unveiled Traverse City’s first-ever downtown conference center in June as part of a major renovation of the property, which dates back to 1873.

 Other updates and changes overseen by the Regency Hotel Management team include renovated guest rooms in the 10-story Tower, a new indoor pool with a splash pad and fitness room, an outdoor patio and a new name. It’s now officially called the Park Place Hotel and Conference Center.

The new contemporary 7,750-square-foot Grandview main hall can accommodate up to 500 for a seated function or more than 1,600 for a standing event. The space can be divided in half, with each section (Grandview I and Grandview II) seating 250. Grandview II can be sectioned into three breakout rooms—Front, State and Park—that seat 80 each. The Boardman seats 90 and features a curved wall and suspended projection.

“The convention center is long overdue and many years in the making,” says Director of Sales and Marketing Lisa Monache. “Our priority was maintaining the historic integrity of the Park Place Hotel while creating a conference space with all of the attributes that will fulfill group event expectations well into the future.

“Our guests will remember they were in the Grandview or Boardman rooms due to the décor, lighting features and ambiance. Attendees have the comfort and convenience of lodging, dining, nightlife and a convention site, all under one roof,” she adds.

The multimillion-dollar project replaced the hotel’s long-standing pool building and dome, which hosted everything from theater in the round to high school proms and wedding receptions since 1964.

“The conference center embraces everything that conference planners are looking for,” Jean Derenzy, CEO of the Traverse City Downtown Development Authority, said at the opening event. “The conference center has brought the new age of conference settings to Traverse City.” 

In 1927, Hilton Hotels founder Conrad Hilton said, "Abilene, Texas will be well prepared to handle large conventions and please the most fastidious visitor." Nearly 95 years later, Abilene has fulfilled this vision and is excited to welcome back the Hilton family of hotels in the heart of Downtown Abilene with a recently announced DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

The time is right; the stage is set. Groups are ready to meet face to face again, and the four-star luxury hotel MGM Grand Detroit is ready to welcome you back.

According to MPI’s report “Spring 2021 Meetings Outlook,” three-quarters of meeting professionals predict a face-to-face event this calendar year. And that definitely rings true for Lisa Williams, executive director of sales for the hotel.

 

So long, Cobo Hall! Huntington Place is the new name for Detroit’s world-class convention center. Karen Totaro, general manager for ASM Global, which runs the day-to-day operations for the venue, announced the name change. “Our partnership with Huntington Bank brings a wealth of opportunities to our community and visitors,” she said.