I know that I have posted about the Grand America in the past as a recreational traveler and a nice place to conduct business out of but this time, our entire company hosted a conference for our advisor force and it was amazing!!
After persistent efforts with our CEO and some great marketing support from the Grand America team (Facebook, Twitter, and Blogging Events) we convinced our executives to hold their annual advisor conference in Salt Lake City at the Grand America this year. Now that I am back in the office and settling down from a great week, I have heard nothing but “excellent, beyond our expectations, beautiful, and what an experience” from fellow attendees. Although I am not 100% sure the exact size of our group I believe we had about 1,500 people or so in attendance. While there are many highlights of the trip I will focus in on some of the details that made this meeting stand out:
The attention to detail and timeliness of everything was amazing. Our group is primary comprised of retired military personnel and we start and stop on time. This appears to be a challenge for many of the previous hotels that we have met at in the past (especially in Hawaii) but the staff in Salt Lake was great!
Attendees loved the nightly turn down service where the room was freshened up, the ice bucket was filled, delicious chocolates served, and beds remade. This was a real treat for many whom have never experienced this luxury. Many appreciated the soft towels and comfortable robes available for use during the stay.
The food was amazing…both at mealtimes and snack service. Most convention hotels have a tough time getting all of the food out quickly and still fresh, but The Grand Staff pulled it off! A huge plus was the monitoring of the buffet style service by staff to ensure that no one station ever ran out of food.
Surprisingly a detail that stood out was the array of fresh cut flowers scattered throughout the hotel and convention areas that produced a very pleasant atmosphere and a nice splash of color. The outdoor courtyard hosted our final reception and the backdrop of the marble white outside was accented the beautiful gardens…as many attendees felt that they were in heaven. The convention bathrooms adjacent to the facility I believe were voted in the top ten places “to go” in the world. The fine soap and linen towels complemented the classic décor.
I would highly suggest considering the Grand America for your next convention. Salt Lake has much to offer with great access via a 10 minute trip to the airport, two wonderful outdoor malls (one just recently finished), many historic sites, and an array of great restaurants and bars that really do serve alcohol! The city is very clean and easy to walk on foot to many attractions in the downtown area.
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