The hotel was selected for a 3 day business meeting for a group of approximately 35-50 and it was not your typical "corporate" venue (YAY!). Our meeting "room" was on the 2nd level and comprised a large open room with window shadow blinds that enhanced our screens for video display while still giving you tantalizing glimpses of the courtyard outside. An area for food/drinks/snacks was just inside the entryway to the large room set with round tables and was easily set up without distracting us by the hotel for our various snack or meal needs and the food served was delicious. Cocktail hours with light appetizers were my favorite though - really nice wine and excellent cheeses that you'd have served in a cheese course in a fine dining establishment! They even had passed appetizers - definitely a step up. I opted for their hotel restaurant for a meal in room and one in their bar area - both were way above average - the chef had an amazing gift with sauces and soups - very deft hand at flavoring and spices to make the dishes sing. The only food item I found odd were the way they made breakfast potatoes ... it was a strange sort of deep fried potato cube ... must be a Southern thing - they were just odd to me and I skipped eating those. The room was large and comfortable - no fridge - but otherwise well appointed. Despite a recommendation to let the water run for really hot water - I had no issues getting hot water and the shower and bed were both far above average for comfort - 6 pillows on the bed was luxurious! I like a chilly room and set the temp at 65 and it was quiet and cool the entire stay. My one disappointment was that I used valet and had stupidly left 18 dollars in the car cup holder - was for toll fees - and I forgot it was there when I arrived at 1 a.m. - and 3 days later when I got my car to go out - it was no longer there. Stupid on my part I know - but disappointing none the less ... especially since I had paid 28$ per night for valet parking. Otherwise my 4 night/5 day stay at Magnolia was great! The complimentary happy hour and milk & cookies bed time turn in at the bar area were really really nice surprises and staff is very friendly. I always felt they were eager to make everything perfect.