A boutique hotel offers guests the opportunity to enjoy luxury accommodations with bespoke design, personalized service and a premium location. It is also the ideal venue to host an alumni event. A boutique hotel like Magnolia Dallas Park Cities not only provides your alumni guests with elegant and stylish accommodations, but helps create an unforgettable atmosphere that will help forge new friendships and deepen others.
Here are four key tips to help you successfully host an alumni event at a boutique hotel:
- Pick a Prime Location
For any special event, it is important to pick a location that is accessible to nearby attractions and a variety of things to do. The Magnolia Dallas Park Cities is a boutique hotel located minutes from the campus of Southern Methodist University, and only five miles from Downtown Dallas. It is also within walking distance of dining, shops, entertainment and Mockingbird Station, which offers light rail service to Akard Station Downtown.
- Give Your Alumni Reason to Attend
Why should your alumni attend the event? Give them a reason, including the opportunity to enjoy a stay at a boutique hotel with exceptional service, luxury rooms and resort-style amenities. Many alumni gatherings center around a special date or event happening on campus. Tie your alumni event to homecoming, a gallery exhibit opening, a musical performance on campus or a special time like SMU’s Fashion Week.
- Provide Ample Time to Enjoy Amenities
A well-planned alumni event allows guests an opportunity to maximize use of the hotel’s amenities so they can enjoy some “down time.” The Magnolia Dallas Park Cities offers numerous amenities that include a crystal-clear indoor pool and complete cardio Fitness Center, as well as a 24-hour Business Center so you can stay connected with family and friends. Plan to use the on-site catering services for your alumni guests, offering a meet-and-greet time before breaking to explore the area.
- Offer Easy Transportation to Off-Site Events
A boutique hotel can provide great rooms and luxury meeting spaces for your alumni event. But if you are planning activities off-site, it is important to ensure transportation for your guests. Consider a shuttle service to take alumni to the campus for a big game or to attend the opening night of a special performance. Also provide guests with clear information on how to access local transportation like the light rail via Mockingbird Station, which is only minutes from Magnolia Hotel.
Contact us today to begin planning your alumni event at Magnolia Dallas Park Cities.