Meeting and event planners have much to look forward to when creating a program in the state that’s home to the birthplace of the nation. History permeates throughout the attendee experience in Philadelphia, but that’s not all the city has to offer. A modern convention campus, hotels and walkable experiences from these home bases to bars and restaurants add to the city’s allure, so much so that it has attracted major events like PCMA Convening Leaders, FIFA World Cup and WrestleMania.

Over in Pittsburgh, the David L. Lawrence Convention Center and world-class hotels offer an abundance of options for meetings and events as well. And don’t overlook the Pocono Mountains in northeast Pennsylvania for group retreats or the heritage and amenities available in other Pennsylvania locations like Lancaster, Harrisburg and Hershey.

Learn more in the articles below.

Historic Eastern Property Updates and a New Meetings Program

The Massachusetts-based Southbridge Hotel & Conference Center was rebranded to the Wellsworth Hotel, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania (HSP) completed a two-year renovation project to its facilities and technology, and Alexandria, Virginia, is set to unveil a new meetings program, Unlock ALX Perks.

Nobu in New Jersey and More Eastern Developments

Caesars Entertainment and Nobu Hospitality announced that Nobu Hotel Caesars Atlantic City, an integral component of Caesars Atlantic City’s $240 million resort transformation, is now accepting reservations for stays beginning January 2, 2024. 

Washington, D.C.'s New Luxury Hotel and More Eastern Property News

The first new luxury hotel to open on Capitol Hill since 1984, The Royal Sonesta Washington, DC Capitol Hill, officially started welcoming guests in early September and offers a modern and elevated hospitality experience that starts when visitors enter its light-filled 10-story atrium.

Philadelphia CVB Names Jennifer Nagle V.P. of Special Projects

The Philadelphia CVB announced that Jennifer Nagle would take on the role of vice president of special projects. Nagle has over 20 years of experience in the fields of marketing, tourism, and hospitality and will play a key role in leading strategic initiatives in the PBLCVB’s upcoming plans. These plans include hosting citywide conventions, sporting events (such as the 2026 FIFA World Cup and the 2026 MLB All-Star Game) and international tourism.