On Tuesday, May 12, planners in the tri-state area will have the opportunity to visit iPlay America and experience all it has to offer.

The entertainment complex, which features go-karts, laser tag and more, is hosting a showcase for meeting planners to view the area. Those in attendance will enjoy a wine reception with hors d’oeuvres prepared by Joe Raiola, iPlay America’s executive chef and the season five champion on the Food Network show Chopped.

There are a number of event options at iPlay America, with areas for speakers and breakout sessions and deluxe suites. The center has a range of technology and a corporate event specialist on hand to assist with the planning.

The specialists will be at the showcase to discuss further ideas for corporate meetings, employee events, team-building and more.

Those who RSVP by May 5 will be entered into a drawing to win a free team-building event.

“We look forward to connecting with meeting planners and sharing the advantages of hosting an event with us,” says Jessica Schwartz, director of marketing. “Our facilities accommodate any size of group and offers a fun and sophisticated atmosphere that is conducive to creativity.”

Remote working has become mainstream with the continued presence of COVID-19. While many people have welcomed the new normal of working from home, others miss the separation of spaces, as many corporate offices have remained closed since March. Without the daily obligation to go into the office, professionals have the ability to travel more freely. Hotels across the country are creating “work from hotel” deals–a play on “work from home”–so people can explore new places while still fitting in their 9 to 5.  

 

After several months of renovations, the DoubleTree by Hilton Philadelphia-Valley Forge is now open as the Alloy – King of Prussia, a DoubleTree by Hilton.

 

Due to COVID-19, non-essential travel was, or has been, banned for months. Long anticipated trips and in-person gatherings were canceled and people have adjusted to the new normal: staying at home and meeting over Zoom. However, states have been slowly lifting restrictions, and non-essential travel will soon be happening across the country again. However, some may not be as comfortable with the thought of traveling as they were before the pandemic.