A new hotel has opened its doors on the Delaware River waterfront.

The Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing is now one of the only hotels located on the waterfront, this providing guests with fantastic views of Philadelphia’s skyline. Only 15 minutes from the Philadelphia International Airport, the hotel is mere steps from many dining and entertainment options as well as popular tourist attractions

“The team has been eagerly anticipating the opening of Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing,” says Jim Dina, COO, Pyramid Hotel Group, a privately owned full-service hotel and resort company. “Our dedicated associates look forward to making visitors to Philadelphia feel at home by greeting them with the world-renowned hospitality that is synonymous with Hilton Hotels & Resorts.”

The hotel is an exciting addition for meeting planners with 24,000 square feet of meeting space across two floors, including a Grand Ballroom that boasts 17-foot floor-to-ceiling windows. Other features include a 24-hour business center, 11 suites and Keating’s River Bar & Grill, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with dishes such as rosemary seared sea scallops and peppercorn crusted filet mignon.

“Hilton continues to grow in the City of Brotherly Love and is proud to welcome Hilton Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing to our growing portfolio of more than 550 hotels worldwide,” says Rob Palleschi, global head, full services brands, Hilton Worldwide. “With breathtaking views, modern amenities and large meeting and event space, this hotel provides the style, comfort and conveniences that today’s traveler desires.”

Atlantic City

Last year was the highest grossing ever for the United States commercial gaming industry.* Meeting planners who hold gatherings at casinos may just feel like they’ve hit the jackpot, too. Casino-based events provide one-stop convenience—the amenities of convention centers and bountiful hotel rooms, plus activities, dining, and nightlife. 

 

Doreen Guerin grew up an Air Force brat, living in Texas, Louisiana, and later England and France. When she was 13, her parents moved to Queens and, Guerin says, “I’m a New Yorker through and through.” That’s apparent from her accent as well as her dedication to the Javits Center, where, as the senior vice president of sales and marketing, she oversees the booking and event-related operations for more than 170 events each year. 

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If you want to be sure your meeting in the Northeast will strengthen team bonds, consider holding it at Cliff House Maine. Nestled on 70 acres atop Bald Head Cliff on the southern coast of Maine, the luxury property offers 226 guest rooms, including 40 suites, an adjacent 18-hole golf course, and 25,000 square feet of conference and meeting space that can accommodate up to 300 attendees. Venues include the Atlantic Ballroom, with its double-height panoramic windows offering endless views of the Atlantic Ocean.