We want healthy, fresh and wholesome food and beverage options without sacrificing creativity and diversity in menu and most importantly, taste. These properties have picked up on the trend and offer healthy, and in some cases hands-on, F&B programs.
At the Well & Being Spa at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, groups can opt for the Mason Jar Challenge. Attendees work with a nutritionist to create and compete for the most colorful, tasty and nutrient-packed salad that fits into a mason jar, making a quick, easy and healthy on-the-go meal. The property offers 150,000 square feet of event space and 648 guest rooms.
At the Waldorf Astoria Orlando and the Hilton Orlando Bonnet Creek, guests can pick produce straight from the indoor Herb Wall & Vegetable Garden. Groups can use this feature to create their own fresh and seasonal meals. Combined, the properties offer 1,500 guest rooms and 174,000 square feet of meeting space.
The 682-room Amway Grand Plaza, the 337-room JW Marriott Grand Rapids and the 214-room Courtyard Grand Rapids Downtown offer meeting guests Adult Lunch Boxes. These lunch bags are filled with apples, oranges, bananas, healthy sandwich options, fiber-filled snacks and antioxidant enriched beverages. In total there is over 85,000 square feet of meeting space and the hotels are directly connected to the DeVos Place Convention Center.
The 1,932-room New York Hilton Midtown’s executive chef, Richard Brown, partners with New York City vendors to offer banquet menus filled with locally sourced fish, uncommon vegetables and grains. He also launched the hotel’s first branded dining concept, Herb N’ Kitchen, which is a gourmet on-the-go market. The property offers over 51,000 square feet of meeting space, including Manhattan’s largest ballroom.