The Ritz-Carlton Hotels and Resorts deliver “A Meeting of the Senses”

14th Sep, 2016

At The Ritz-Carlton, meetings and events are anything but ordinary: they are sensory experiences that enliven the participants and create memories. In a new program, “A Meeting of the Senses,” the relaxed and refined environments of participating hotels and resorts around the globe set the scene for the skilled Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton to create innovative meetings that awaken the mind, stir creativity, and intensify focus. At the heart of this new initiative is a group of trusted advisors, who draw upon the latest trends to craft experiences that positively impact everyone from the meeting planners to participants.

Sixty Ritz-Carlton properties around the world are participating in this program dedicated to hosting luxury meetings and events that create immersive experiences. Expert meeting planners draw inspiration from unlikely sources to curate unique and unexpected food and beverage experiences, develop wellness-inspired breaks, and personalize itineraries that embrace the environment of each individual hotel and destination.

The Ladies and Gentlemen of The Ritz-Carlton are experts at delivering engaging and unexpected events, often drawing inspiration from popular culture, social media, and fashion to set the bar high for success. A key component of the planning process is Pinterest; its visual and creative focus has proven to be one of the most invaluable resources for trend spotting for planners at The Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. Meeting planners at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island visit New York each year to tour the holiday window displays at luxury department stores, and bring back ideas to incorporate in future events. The team at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman dedicates time to view high-end runway fashion shows, incorporating couture into décor and set-ups. At The Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua, planners utilize the beauty of the location as a platform for planning. For example, the resort was the first on island to offer a Picnic Under the Stars, which included a movie and picnic basket for each guest, on its rolling Plantation Lawn.

Now more than ever, planners and attendees are looking to extend their active and healthy lifestyle at meetings, and The Ritz-Carlton takes the wellness trend to the next level. The Ritz-Carlton planners remain ahead of the curve in the corporate meeting space, staying abreast of industry trends and in many cases, leading the new wave.

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