• Happy Anniversary Harrah’s!

     
    POSTED October 19, 2016
     

 If you’ve been reading anything to do with NJM+E, you know we celebrated our first Best of NJ Readers’ Choice awards in August. We’re still on a high from the great event, but we do realize it’s not all about us! We at New Jersey Meetings + Events wanted to take a moment to give a (virtual) round of applause to Harrah’s. The Atlantic City resort hotel opened their Waterfront Conference Center one year ago in September 2015. Happy anniversary! Have you been to Harrah’s? I attended MPI WEC there this past summer and was impressed with the modern look and feel. Did you know that when it opened, the 100,000 square feet that was added made it the largest hotel conference center between Baltimore and Boston? In case you’re counting, the conference center has a total of 125,000 sq. ft. of meeting space.

Of course, it’s not just about the conference center here. There is an Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa, a Viking Cooking School that is perfect for culinary-minded team-building sessions and my favorite spot—the tropical-themed indoor pool. I’ve been lucky enough to attend an event there and just lounge around poolside and it suits both moods perfectly. Harrah’s has plenty of dining options and the marina setting is easy and breezy, but if you’re so inclined, head over to sister resort Caesar’s, right on the famed Boardwalk.

Retreats and off-site meetings present wonderful opportunities for groups to collaborate, strategize and build relationships away from their normal office environments. With proper planning, these sessions can be highly effective and even pivotal in setting a new direction. However, off-sites may present some unforeseen challenges that can quickly deflate the energy in the room if not anticipated and addressed in advance.

 

With so many people searching for niche, unique vacations, it can be difficult to find the perfect spot. However, if it’s rich history, a variety of event spaces, and a plethora of outdoor recreation activities you’re looking for, look no further than Altoona, Pennsylvania.