Hotels, Hotels, Hotels: Which One Is Right for Your Meeting?

When you’re looking for a great meeting space, sometimes you don’t have to look any further than the hotel where your guests will be staying. But when it comes to your company’s meeting or event needs, what separates the good hotels from the great ones?


Does your meeting need to be held in a specific part of the city – say, downtown, or close to the airport? Would you prefer to hold your event within the hustle and bustle of the city, or in a more tranquil and secluded area?

Dietary options.

More and more hotels are offering a wide array of dietary options, including vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free and more. Will your hotel be able to accommodate your attendees’ dietary restrictions – and are the pricing options within your budget?


Depending on your meeting, you may opt for a hotel with a fabulous and well-known restaurant, or one with fewer restaurant choices but close proximity to a number of places to eat. Which one will be more useful to your attendees, considering their schedules at the event?


Will you need a massive ballroom, smaller breakout session rooms, or both? Study the floor plans of your hotel and see if they offer the kinds of spaces your meeting will require.


Does your organization partner with a specific hotel chain to build up rewards? Do most of your attendees prefer to earn points at one hotel chain over another?


This is a key, make-or-break issue when deciding on a hotel for an event or meeting – and this is a great reason to utilize the skills and negotiating power of an event planning professional.

Meeting planners and DMCs like Red Velvet Events are experts in making your meeting budget go further. We’re skilled at negotiating rates and fees with hotels all over the central Texas area, including some of Austin’s newest and most luxurious hotels. We have great working relationships with them, ensuring that our clients will get the best possible deals. We can also evaluate your budget and see where you can trim things – and where you can splurge – to put on the most unforgettable meeting your organization has ever staged.

Contact us today to see how we can help you get that “Wow!” factor at your next corporate event!