As noted in the Hilton 2022 Trends Report, people are expected to gather and celebrate in large numbers this year, and, with a focus on attendees’ mental and physical health, outdoor venues are rising in popularity.
“The logistics of organizing an event amidst a pandemic are complicated, but people are still gathering in larger numbers every day,” Kelly Knowlen, vice president, sales engagement and special events, Hilton, said. “We are all craving the connections.”
For event planners looking to plan a wow-worthy outdoor gathering that offers attendees fresh air, ocean views or stunning skylines, check out these must-book outdoor spaces.
Terrace at Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya
Pack the crew and travel to Tulum, Mexico. At Conrad Tulum Riviera Maya, guests can relax at one of the five resort pools, partake in herbal therapy at the spa or explore the area’s Mayan ruins, caves and lagoons. The property’s covered terrace provides a breezy outdoor space for everything from cocktail hours to extra special receptions.
Event Lawn at Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort
A desert landscape makes for the perfect place to recharge and reconnect with loved ones, and Phoenix provides one of the most beautiful locales to do so. The newly-renovated Arizona Biltmore, A Waldorf Astoria Resort is an elegant oasis. Relax by the firepit on a private patio, indulge in a treatment at Tierra Luna Spa or sip a Tequila Sunrise at The Wright Bar, where it was invented in the 1930s. The Event Lawn, adjacent to the outdoor Spire Bar offers views of Piestewa Peak, delicious food and drinks and live music.
Hilton Terrace at Hilton Cancun, an All-Inclusive Resort
If the biggest decision is choosing between a secluded beach or a sparkling pool, Hilton Cancun, an All-Inclusive Resort is the perfect escape. Amenities like guest rooms with swim-up patios, nightly entertainment, themed parties and authentic Mexican cuisine will keep everyone relaxed and happy. There are multiple outdoor spaces for group dinners and cocktail hours, and the Hilton Terrace is a top choice for weddings given the amazing ocean backdrop.
Rose Rooftop at Resorts World Las Vegas
There are few better places to reunite than Las Vegas, which has everything from world-class restaurants and entertainment to epic pool parties and wedding chapels for elopements and non-traditional nuptials. Resorts World Las Vegas has something for everyone, including a 117,000 square-foot casino, more than 40 food and beverage options, a 5,000-capacity theatre, a variety of shopping experiences, a 5.5-acre pool complex and more. The property’s Rose Rooftop is an ideal space for events, overlooking Las Vegas Boulevard for the ultimate views.
Soak Up the California Sunshine at Conrad Los Angeles
Opening in late spring, the awe-inspiring Conrad Los Angeles will be a prime spot for intimate outdoor events in the heart of downtown Los Angeles. Making its debut as Conrad Hotels & Resorts’ first California property, the hotel is part of The Grand LA, Los Angeles’ newest dynamic destination for shopping, dining, and entertainment. The 305-room property will feature an outdoor arrival terrace, lush event lawn and outdoor space at Agua Viva, one of two original concepts from Chef José Andrés’ ThinkFoodGroup. The chic outdoor restaurant will feature beach club vibes and a Latin and Asian-inspired menu which can be enjoyed in the open-air dining room, the perfect location for outdoor celebrations.
The Cube Rooftop at The Ray Hotel Delray Beach, Curio Collection by Hilton
The Ray Hotel Delray Beach brings Tropical Modern sophistication, iconic architecture and an immersive art experience into the heart of downtown Delray Beach and the Pineapple Grove Arts District. The Ray has plenty of open-air spaces to choose from, including The Garden at Rosewater, Rosewater Rooftop and The Plaza at The Ray. Guests will be wowed with The Cube and The Cube Rooftop, an indoor/outdoor event space option, that gives the illusion of being in a floating glass cube.
Whether organizing a small or large event, event planners can also feel good about booking with Hilton because of its Plan it Forward offer, which gives event planners the choice between offsetting the carbon emissions from their event or earning double Hilton Honors Points through the Hilton Honors Event Planner Program. New events, with a room block of 10 rooms or more, booked at participating properties between now and June 30, 2022 and hosted between March 23 – December 31, 2022, are eligible to participate. Through a partnership with South Pole and Hilton’s propriety LightStay corporate responsibility manage system, Hilton can estimate an event’s expected total carbon emissions and then provide carbon credits to offer clients carbon neutral meetings options. For more information, visit events.hilton.com/planitforward.
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