From sun-soaked spaces to seasonal menus, Sonesta U.S. hotels and resorts provide a number of meeting options to get outside or bring the outside in, poised to brighten gatherings across the collection this summer.
Whether its clam bakes or southern BBQ’s, rooftop pools or outdoor terraces, Sonesta properties offer a variety of amenities ideally suited for summer meetings. Brand initiatives such as “Food is Art” and “Liquid Art” encourage local influences in food and beverage presentation at Sonesta properties and delight meeting guests with delicious culinary and craft cocktail creations that reflect the best of that destination – meant to be appreciated with your eyes before they are consumed. Every meal and event is customized to meet guest’s needs whether they are dining at one of the hotel restaurants, enjoying a cocktail in the lobby bar or catering a special event or meeting.
Here are a few examples of what meeting planners can take advantage of at Sonesta properties this summer:
At Royal Sonesta Boston Cambridge, riverfront outdoor patio spaces boast stunning views of the city of Boston and the Charles River. Meeting planners can delight guests with a traditional New England clambake – available for booking on the covered terrace – the perfect selection for corporate or social events this summer. Menu options include such regional favorites as lobster, clams and mussels paired with corn, corn bread, salad, and more.
Multiple outdoor terraces, 11 acres of green space, large pool area and sun deck are all available for private events at Sonesta Gwinnett Place Atlanta, in which they can accommodate all kinds of receptions or activities and fun events for team building such as: mini tournaments (badminton, volleyball, croquet, swimming at indoor/outdoor pool), treasure hunts, s’more making, poolside BBQ’s with a steel band, and much more. Menus can be tailored with Sonesta Food is Art, reflected in creative offerings featuring seasonal, fresh, local ingredients.
At the Sonesta Fort Lauderdale Beach, evening events can be arranged on the oceanfront Breeze terrace on the 2nd floor, or private beachfront events can be coordinated at the neighboring Bonnet House. Private hotel catering complete with décor and entertainment is available at this venue overlooking the beach, where attendees will kick off their shoes and relax as bare feet or sandals are the footwear of choice.
At the Royal Sonesta Harbor Court Baltimore, meeting guests can dive into a local city pastime, the crab feast, on the 7th Floor Garden Terrace. Meeting guests will delight in not only the succulent local crab legs but also breathtaking views of the Baltimore city skyline over the Inner Harbor and the famed Orioles Ballpark at Camden Yards.
A large Outdoor Pavilion is available for meetings at Sonesta Resort Hilton Head Island where specialized menus feature the flavors of the south. Catering options include a “Seacrest BBQ” or “Coastal Grillout” buffet featuring some locally sourced and inspired favorites as a Low Country shrimp boil, buttermilk country fried chicken and waffles, grilled ribeye, southern macaroni and sweet onion and roasted potato salad, biscuits, jams, and shortbreads, among many other southern favorites. All menu options pair well washed down with their signature Blood Orange Mojitos.
Summer banquets are popular at the Royal Sonesta Houston, where guests are invited to chow down on Texas-inspired seasonal menus from Hill Country favorites to a flavor-packed Smokehouse spread or South of the Border spice. In addition to themed buffet options, more intimate gatherings can be planned in a picnic-style for that laid-back, feet-in-the-grass feel, all provided in air conditioned comfort.
Two outdoor venues can be found on Bourbon Street at the Royal Sonesta New Orleans: a lush, French Quarter-style courtyard – cared for by full time horticulturists – for larger events, as well as the more intimate and exclusive Bourbon Balcony Hospitality Suites for more intimate and private gatherings. Both equally infused with NOLA charm and personality.
Meeting planners can invite guests to take in some rays or some fresh evening air on Sonesta Philadelphia’s roof top pool deck, featuring a seasonally-inspired catering menu with summer favorites such as BBQ chicken and short ribs, snapper, corn on the cob, baked beans and even a Baked Potato Bar with all the fixins. Fresh fruit and produce is also locally sourced for salad and dessert menu options.
A hearty welcome awaits you deep in the heart of Texas for your next meeting. Opening July 5th, the brand new Sonesta Bee Cave Austin is conveniently located to the businesses and vibrant music scene and culture of Austin – just 20 minutes away – and is the newest member of the Sonesta collection. What can you expect from our newest addition? An earthen palette and energy that reflects the beautiful surroundings of Texas Hill Country – enhanced with hand-crafted woods and rich textures of stones and other natural materials. The hotel is home to 195 guest rooms and 10,000 square feet of flexible meeting and event space. It’s contemporary chic, with a touch of Austin’s laid back vibe.
The variety of food and beverage choices, newly renovated overall design, décor and venue options from location to location, support the Sonesta brand commitment to delivering a collection of diverse and distinctive properties as individual as its guests – offering a sense of place, not just a place to stay.