meeting sourcing pro is not tied to any single brand or hotel but when pressed, will gladly offer you the names of facilities where their clients have had great meetings. The best have become experts at using technology and combine this skill with the market knowledge they have amassed over the years. For this reason, they will not only save you time, but usually help save your budget because of their insight and negotiating skills. Ask a meeting sourcing pro about the area you’re interested in.

Pro Favorites

4/5

“This is a timeless classic that makes for an astounding “wow” environment that is not available elsewhere. The owners have put in significant investment to make it an art deco masterpiece that’s earned landmark status. It approaches five stars. They have high marks in service too for the groups I’ve had there in recent years.”

Steve Burke, CMP
Review by: Steve Burke, CMP
Company Affiliation: HelmsBriscoe
5/5

Cobo Center Lots of floor space, good parking

Joe McKeown
Review by: Joe McKeown
Company Affiliation: HelmsBriscoe
5/5

Five diamond and five-star accommodations, F&B, service, and beauty all year long. They have amazing meeting space, indoor and out. Attendees are treated like royalty. They have amazing dining for all price ranges. There are a plethora of options for your attendee’s downtime as well…inside and outdoors…fabulous experiences for both!

Kimberli Jacoby
Review by: Kimberli Jacoby
Company Affiliation: HelmsBriscoe
5/5

Location location location! Caesar’s is in the middle of the strip at the iconic, busiest corner and cross street.  It’s upscale with lots of history, variety of towers and room product offerings…great meeting space…refreshed and able to keep several groups contained at the same time. My other favorites are the Cosmopolitan, Aria and Planet Hollywood.…

Jennifer Gachui
Review by: Jennifer Gachui
Company Affiliation: HelmsBriscoe
5/5

Fantastic courtyard, large rooms, afternoon tea, excellent meeting space, additional entry for buses.

Owen Hamilton
Review by: Owen Hamilton
Company Affiliation: ConferenceDirect
4/5

Norfolk, rich in history and charm, is an excellent city for mid-sized groups that like wonderful facilities mixed with comfort, closeness and Southern Hospitality. The Sheraton and its staff have proven on several occasions that attention to detail, effectiveness, efficiency, and a sense of excellence are truly hallmarks of their property and staff.

Mary Cannon, CDMP, CASE
Review by: Mary Cannon, CDMP, CASE
Company Affiliation: HelmsBriscoe
5/5

“The resort was designed as a conference facility and the meeting space is ample and well-thought out. It is large enough to handle two big groups at once and the attendees will only cross paths in the public space. Recently renovated, the guestrooms and space look great!

Stacey Rathbone
Review by: Stacey Rathbone
Company Affiliation: HPNGlobal
5/5

“The people at the Keystone Resort & Conference Center are easy to work with, very accommodating and provide excellent service.”

Leslie Padzik
Review by: Leslie Padzik
Company Affiliation: HelmsBriscoe
4/5

Luxurious, secluded location near the base of Camelback Mountain with ample function space, attentive staff, and an amazing Joya Spa.

Mary Kimbrell
Review by: Mary Kimbrell
Company Affiliation: HelmsBriscoe
5/5

  The New Toyota Music Factory option is a game changer to bring business to the Irving Convention Center.  Excited to see and know that attendees will find fun new options all within a quick transfer from the airport.  The convention space itself will help engage attendees, and their options for onsite dining will save…

Darla Huckaby, CMP
Review by: Darla Huckaby, CMP
Company Affiliation: ConferenceDirect
5/5

Savannah is a beautiful, quaint city located on the Savannah River, and just a few miles from the beach. It’s as historical as it is gorgeous, with many squares and parks along its Spanish moss-draped lined streets. Savannah has a ton of quaint shops and great restaurants. Majority of the hotels are located in Historic…

Ken Schwenker, CMP
Review by: Ken Schwenker, CMP
Company Affiliation: ConferenceDirect
5/5

“I like the fact that the Hilton is connected to the convention center, among its assets. It has a great lobby bar area for the evenings and lots of food options within walking distance. Many of the rooms overlook Camden Yards so you can watch a ball game for free without binoculars – a plus…

4/5

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati “Reasonable rates, newly remodeled rooms, lobby area, meeting space and restaurant.”

Lisa Donnelly
Review by: Lisa Donnelly
Company Affiliation: Experient
4/5

The Westin Cincinnati “The Westin in Cincinnati is a great property for a standalone event; I am very comfortable sending groups there. It has a real presence downtown and probably the best location, right across from Fountain Square, very central walkable to activities, restaurants. The hotel is very well maintained; they keep up with the Westin brand.…

4/5

Hyatt Regency Cincinnati “For a standalone meeting, I would choose the Hyatt for affordability, flexibility and being newly renovated. It has the largest ballroom in the city, so there’s endless the flexibility for a multitude of setups. The location is also great. You can walk across the street to the convention center or fountain square a block…

5/5

“There are an abundance of large hotels surrounding the convention center, all walking distance, very safe, and affordable compared to other parts of the country. The OC Convention Center is also enhanced with covered sky bridge connectors for ease of walking between the major hotels and the facility…The destination attracts attendees due to the large…

5/5

  “I have had such great experiences with the Minneapolis Convention Center and Meet Minneapolis. They work as a team and also work very closely with the hotels that will be housing the attendees. They make the contracting piece seamless. Everyone was on the same page and we always got quick responses. The convention center…

Debbie Van Ravenhorst
Company Affiliation: HelmsBriscoe
5/5

  “One of Minneapolis’ most unique assets is the skyway system. It links most of downtown with above-ground climate controlled walkway system that will get you from the Minneapolis Convention Center to most of the spots in downtown Minneapolis without ever stepping outside. This is HUGE during those cold months.”

Jasmine Eldeen
Review by: Jasmine Eldeen
Company Affiliation: HelmsBriscoe
5/5

“I love the fresh feel of the renovation they recently completed on their meeting space, guest rooms and restaurants. I also appreciate that they have highlighted the local craft beer scene in San Diego with a Brew Pub set to open in January of 2018. Having enjoyed working with their events team for nearly twenty years,…

Martin Davis
Review by: Martin Davis
Company Affiliation: Hosts Global
5/5

Houston has great HQ hotels, very walkable and the city is fantastic to work with!!!!

Leigh Camel
Review by: Leigh Camel
Company Affiliation: Experient
5/5

Easy to get to from anywhere with endless choices for restaurants, hotels, nightlife, shopping, activities, etc. Chicago. is outstanding; it’s a walkable city with super friendly people – overall, I just love Chicago.

Judy Smadu
Review by: Judy Smadu
Company Affiliation: HelmsBriscoe