Take a 20-minute coffee break with Explore Asheville! Our Mug Moments series features casual and virtual conversations with hotel partners about steps they’ve taken when hosting in-person meetings safely.
The Omni Grove Park Inn is a historic resort with views of the downtown skyline and the Blue Ridge Mountains. In Episode 5 we will discuss safety measures and the experiences available at the iconic property that features 513 guest rooms, 58,200 square feet of meeting space, a world-class subterranean spa, and a Donald Ross-designed golf course. Join us for a conversation with Director of Sales, Chris Levine, and Sales Managers, Mackenzie Wheaton and Kyle Davies.
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"Great presentation, perfect amount of time and gave me a great overview of the property"
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"LOVE that you focus on one hotel at a time and keep these presentations short and on time! THANK YOU! Cannot wait to one day get there to see the destination, especially the Omni!"
Total Meeting Space: 2,087 Sq Ft
Room Count: 132
The AC is a modern downtown hotel in Asheville where every detail is inspired by local culture, clean design and the needs of the modern traveler.
Join us for a conversation with Director of Sales, Marie Dalis-Brown.
"Thank you for sharing all the precautions you've been taking, and sharing your COVID experience from the hotel side with us!"
"Thanks for the info - especially nice to see how hotels are changing along with the mandates. I really liked seeing how that has changed and is changing."
"Great presentation - thank you for the updates on your current safety protocols and what your hotels and restaurants are doing to keep visitors and attendees safe in Asheville!"
"I really liked the format, very informative."
Renaissance Asheville Hotel is a downtown property with 21,000 square feet of meeting space.
Join us for a conversation with Director of Sales, Marshall Hilliard.
"I love the content of these webinars and love the fact that you stay within the allotted time frame to present your information. Kudos!"
"I appreciate the opportunity to hear about Asheville's safety protocol -- the "pledge" is great! -- and also to hear from specific venues and how they are modifying their services to meet the needs of meeting planners and guests during COVID. Thank you!"
"I appreciate you all keeping us updated on information and the efforts of local properties."
"Good information to have for future reference. Thank you."
The Foundry Hotel Asheville is a downtown boutique hotel with 87 rooms and 2,175 square feet of meeting space.
Join us for a conversation with Director of Sales, Nikki Phillips Stewart.
"I appreciate your Mug Moments. I like that they are short and feature one hotel and additional information about Asheville. Longer sessions can be overwhelming with information."
"Thank you for the professional presentations!"
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Located between the Asheville Regional Airport and downtown, Holiday Inn Biltmore West is a 156-room property that was recently renovated in late 2020. In addition to the onsite restaurant, lounge, and amenities, the hotel has meeting space for programs of up to 300 people (75 socially distanced).
Join us for a conversation with Robert Sponder, Director of Sales & Marketing.
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