Hotel Brands Offer New Solutions, Spaces for Meetings

NATIONAL REPORT—There’s been some movement in the event space recently. Here’s what you need to know:

Marriott International Launches Marriott Bonvoy Events
Marriott International has launched its Marriott Bonvoy Events platform— This new site is a comprehensive tool for meeting and event planners, building upon former Marriott International meetings site, Meetings Imagined. The new platform will provide detailed information about the brand’s portfolio of more than 5,700 participating properties through a meetings and events lens. The platform will also serve as a source for inspiration, including insightful articles on the industry, tips and trends from meetings experts, success stories, destination highlights, promotions from hotels around the world and more. With loyalty at the forefront, the platform will feature a points calculator, allowing planners to estimate the number of Marriott Bonvoy points earned for each meeting or event held at participating hotels.

Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills Unveils Meetings & Event Space
Sofitel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills has renovated its 10,000-sq.-ft. event space. The newly refreshed event venues are designed to reflect modern style with clean lines loft spaces. The flexible layout allows for events to be completely tailored, including weddings, reunions, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, corporate conventions and more. From the Melrose Boardroom to the extravagant Beverly Ballroom, the multipurpose space aims to satisfy both large-scale and intimate events.

VP Plaza Espana Design Opens With New Event Space
The family-owned property has opened with more than 15,000 sq. ft. of meeting space. The property offers numerous options for various occasions. On the first floor, there is nearly 3,800 sq. ft. of multidisciplinary space that can be partitioned and converted into five different areas. The second floor is dedicated solely to meetings with 6,400 sq. ft. of fully portionable halls and 13-ft.-high ceilings.