Marriott Hotels and more specifically their newest venture, Meetings Imagined, reached out to myself (and a crew of other bloggers) to participate in a dream experience. Namely, take their new Meetings Imagined initiative, which allows event and meeting planners to plan a killer event using proprietary images and services from various Marriott hotels to find inspiration for great events and learn tips and tricks from experts.
Once we found our inspiration, we were tasked with actually using Meetings Imagined to create two impactful and inspired meetings (Educate and Network) at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis for startup, Kenectit.
Alongside three other blogger partners including Scout Sixteen ( Justin is just one of the best humans out there), Nest by Tamara and Design Work Life we landed in Atlanta and got straight to work (and play!).
A great brainstorming session around our event prep.
The tool is part of a larger campaign Marriott Hotels has called Travel Brilliantly (which I recommend checking out), a campaign dedicated to enabling guests to travel brilliantly aka SMARTER-- with things like mobile check-in and of course, Meetings Imagined. Just check out their hashtag #travelbrilliantly on Instagram and Twitter and you will see what I mean.
Some of the many touches that make Marriott Hotels events special.
A freshly muddled lemonade from a lemonade stand
Quick snacks in between meetings.
Part of the experience is the little details that Meetings Imagined allows you to explore: interesting food displays (Kale Chips + Salad Bar), great cocktails (see the recipe for mine below!) and of course a fun photo booth with social integration for easy social media sharing.
Justin & I playing with the photo booth!
My cocktail recipe for a DOWN TO FIZZ.