Explore Asheville's Mug Moments Series

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. Additionally, speakers will respond to questions submitted during the broadcast. We intend for the information presented to assist you in planning future meetings in Asheville, and welcome your questions and feedback.

PERKS OF JOINING US  The first 20 people to register (and who tune in) will receive a $5 Starbucks e-gift card, PLUS one viewer will be selected during the broadcast to receive a handmade mug from Asheville. 

The Foundry Hotel
The Foundry Hotel
Total Meeting Space: 2,175 Sq Ft
Room Count: 87

Mug Moments Episode 3

The Foundry Hotel Asheville, Curio Collection by Hilton

Thursday, January 21st

10:30 AM EST

Nikki Phillips Foundry Headshot

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.


AC Hotel Asheville Downtown
AC Hotel
Total Meeting Space: 2,087 Sq Ft
Room Count: 132

Mug Moments Episode 1

AC Hotel Asheville Downtown

Thursday, October 8th

10:30 AM EST

Marie Dalis-BrownThe 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
Renaissance Hotel
Total Meeting Space: 21,000 Sq Ft
Room Count: 278

Mug Moments Episode 2

Renaissance Asheville Hotel

Thursday, November 12th

10:30 AM EST

Marshall HilliardRenaissance 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."