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Newly Opened Unique Meeting Spaces Across California, Hawai'i, and Mexico

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Margaritaville Resort Lake Tahoe is a new ski destination resort located in South Lake Tahoe and surrounded by the Sierra Nevada mountains. The 399-suite property is within walking distance of some of the area’s top attractions like Heavenly Mountain Gondola, the Tahoe Blue Event Center and Lake Tahoe. Each suite starts at 511 square feet and includes separated bedroom and living room spaces with views of either the lake or mountains.

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The property also features five dining establishments including the License to Chill Bar, LandShark Bar & Grill, Joe Merchant’s Coffee & Provisions, Come Monday Café and JWB Prime Steak and Seafood. Each restaurant has regular live music performances.

Margaritaville Resort Lake Tahoe offers over 14,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, including a ballroom, several meeting spaces and a private dining room, as well as a dedicated event team.


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AC Hotel by Marriott Honolulu

The first AC by Marriott hotel on the island of O'ahu has opened in Honolulu’s city center. AC Hotel by Marriott Honolulu is a 112-room boutique hotel located in the heart of Honolulu’s business district and in close proximity to the capital city’s nightlife, art and restaurant scene. The AC Marriott Honolulu has over 2,500 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting and event space, including public gathering spaces like the AC Lobby, AC Library and AC Lounge. 

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The hotel also offers a European-style breakfast every morning, as well as a tapas menu for small bites. There is also a hidden speakeasy called Yours Truly within an old post office on the property. The hotel also features a convenience store, fitness center and coffee bistro.


In the heart of Mexico City’s Polanco District lies the JW Marriott Hotel Mexico City Polanco. Inspired by the culture, gastronomy and traditions of Mexico, the 269-room and 45-suite hotel recently completed renovations of its lobby, culinary experiences and 10,226 square feet of meeting and event spaces. The hotel features seven breakout rooms and eight event rooms, the largest of which is able to accommodate 290 attendees. 

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The hotel’s three new culinary spaces allow guests to experience the flavors and atmosphere of Mexico City. These include Sendero Polanco, ESTACION 29 Cocktail and Wine Bar and Tahona Mezcal Room. JW Marriott also features amenities such as an organic day spa, fitness center and outdoor heated swimming pool. The property’s central location puts attendees in close proximity to some of Mexico City’s most-visited sites, including the Museum of Anthropology, National Auditorium, Zócalo central square, Palace of Fine Arts and more. 

Photo of Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa Rooftop Venue
Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa Rooftop Venue

Corazón Cabo Resort & Spa, a Noble House Resort, unveiled seven meeting and event space additions to the property’s 7,483 square feet of indoor event space and 26,860 square feet of outdoor space. The new venues double the total meeting and event space for the resort, adding over 45,000 square feet, including 10,000 square feet of indoor meeting rooms and 35,000 square feet of additional outdoor meeting space. The resort says these new spaces can accommodate a wide range of events including meetings, corporate retreats, weddings and/or social events for groups between 10 and 300 people. The new event spaces also include a 7,400-square-foot rooftop venue and an 8,000-square-foot ballroom and prefunction areas.

An Opening to Something New

Open Venues is a new event venue platform that allows users to book historic and unique properties for their next meeting or event. From red sandstone caves in Moab to a 100-year-old train station in downtown Phoenix, each of the 25 venues across Arizona, California, Utah and Nevada offers something unique for groups. All Open Venue locations are exclusive to its platform, with many of its spaces being made available for events for the first time through the platform itself. 

A table and chairs set up in Moab Caves
Moab Caves Open Venues

Open Venues says its mission is to capitalize on the growing demand for unconventional and unique event locations beyond standard boardrooms or conference centers. With so many companies going fully remote, there is a stronger demand than ever for distinctive venues for people to come together. Open Venues also works to help facilitate each event at their venues, offering event packages and helping with logistics, planning, design and production of events. 

Some of Open Venues include The Little Daisy, a historic miner’s hotel in Jerome, Arizona, built in 1918 and meticulously renovated, and Reserve at Red Rock, an outdoor event space 30 minutes outside Las Vegas surrounded by sandstone peaks, canyons and red rock formations.

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