Black Meetings and Tourism

Nov/Dec 2011

Issue link:

Contents of this Issue


Page 88 of 96

AREA GUIDES MILWAUKEE WIDE ARRAY OF MEETING VENUES MAKES THIS MIDWEST DESTINATION POPULAR WITH PLANNERS BY SOLOMON J. HERBERT II For a city with the ideal mix of busi- ness and pleasure, there's no place bet- ter than Milwaukee. Charming millions of visitors every year,Milwaukee plays host to guests looking for a fun getaway as well as those in town to get deals done. But regardless ofwhy you go, you'll sure- ly return for one simple reason: Milwaukee knows how to have a good time. The state-of-the-art Frontier Airlines Center offers the ultimate in versatility, functionality and style, including 189,000 sq. ft. of contiguous exhibit space, a 37,000-sq. ft. Grand ballroom with capacity for 2,500 banquet-style or 4,400 theater-style as well as an addi- tional 40,000 sq. ft. of meeting space that can be divided into as many as 28 meeting and breakout rooms. The facility also boasts some $1.2 million in public art as well as advanced technology capa- bilities for the most professional presen- tations possible. Milwaukee's two major full-service convention hotels, the Hilton Milwaukee City Center (729 rooms) and the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee (481 rooms) are just a skywalk away from the Frontier Airlines Center. They join upscale bou- tique hotels and value-priced offerings to round out a full range of accommoda- tions to choose from in Milwaukee. Other hotels within walking distance of the convention facility include Best Western Inn Towne Hotel, Courtyard by Marriott, Doubletree Hotel Milwaukee City Center, Hampton Inn and Suites, Hotel Metro, InterContinental Milwaukee, Iron Horse Hotel, Ramada City Centre, and The Pfister Hotel. While in Milwaukee, conference attendees can enjoy the city and experi- 88 Potawatomi Bingo Casino ence what has to be offered with a wide array of dining and nightlife experiences one is sure to appreciate. Set in the heart of Milwaukee, Potawatomi Bingo Casino has everything a gamer would want such as table games, slots, bingo, poker and off-track betting. If guests need to take a break from gambling they can check out one of the properties five restaurants or stunning 500-seat theater. The facility is more than a casino but it is an excellent option for meeting plan- ners to hold major functions offering state-of-the-art meeting rooms and ban- quet spaces, each with a unique person- ality of its own that will give your event an extra spark of excitement. The event venue section of the casino is com- prised of five entities: The DreamDance Steak, The Expo Center, The Tribal Room, TheWoodland Dreams Ballroom andWild Earth. Your options are endless when it comes to the Expo Center. In one word, this roomis BIG. It is a blank canvas that can be transformed into just about any- thing you can imagine. Potawatomi Bingo Casino has hosted everything from gala events and tradeshows, to cage fighting and a championship bas- ketball game. Exuding sophisticated and modern style, Woodland Dreams is accented with rich, warm tones. This large ball- room can accommodate up to 550 peo- ple for dinner, or can be sectioned off for a smaller affair. With beautiful views of downtown Milwaukee and a cozy fireplace, the Tribal Roomprovides an intimate setting for any special occasion. This circular room, with floor-to-ceiling windows, accommodates up to 180 people. Dream Dance Steak offers two dining rooms—perfect for corporatemeetings, wine tasting or other private parties. The Vintner Room comfortably seats 16 guests for a more exclusive party. The semi-private Front Dining Room seats up to 50 guests and features a floor-to-ceil- ing window and a stunning chandelier. Featuring a private bar and board- room, Wild Earth adds that extra-spe- cial touch to your celebration. The warm, earthy tones create the ideal backdrop to highlight the carefully Black Meetings & Tourism November/December 2011: Photo Credit: Milwaukee CVB

Articles in this issue

Links on this page

Archives of this issue

view archives of Black Meetings and Tourism - Nov/Dec 2011