SOURCE: Comfort Inn Capital Beltway
BELTSVILLE, MD--(Marketwire - Jul 23, 2012) - Many professionals who have grown used to the idea of flat, colorless and uncomfortable meeting spaces are excited by the rising trend of innovative conference spaces that many hotels are beginning to offer. According to a recent article from The New York Times, several leading hotel chains are making a bold decision to move away from traditional conference rooms that often put event attendees to sleep. Comfort Inn Capital Beltway is part of this exciting movement and notes how even the smallest changes in design can make a huge difference in the way people approach business meetings.
Designers explain this transition as a response to the blending elements between personal and professional lives. With the advent of new technology, many professionals are able to work while they are at home or on vacation. Similarly, individuals have no problem staying connected to their friends while they are on the job. To incorporate the constant flow of work and social activity, hotels have created new spaces that are more conducive to face-to-face interactions between colleagues. The article adds that the long and dry conference room tailored for presentations is no longer necessary since employees can access any of that information online; instead, it is the networking element that is most essential to these in-person events.
Several leading hotel chains including Hilton, Hyatt and Westin have adopted these new meeting spaces by creating comfortable lounge areas. These new rooms are typically outfitted with welcoming décor, lush seating options and spacious environments that encourage conversation. For Greg Miller, Managing Director for PMHS and the Comfort Inn Capital Beltway, improved furniture and design not only increase comfort, but also the productivity of the individuals who are there to work and learn.
When asked about the evolution of these spaces, Miller recalls windowless rooms that were built to avoid distractions. He describes the current meeting rooms at the Comfort Inn as a vast improvement on the old design. Miller concludes, "At the Comfort Inn Capital Beltway, our main meeting rooms have natural light via windows. We have a fixed boardroom with a handy white board and free Wi-Fi connectivity. We also have a theater with a small stage and sloped seating for optimal comfort -- proof that it isn't only the luxury hotels that are getting the formula for meetings right."
The Comfort Inn Capital Beltway, part of the popular Comfort Inn hotel chain, is conveniently located near Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland to meet the needs of both tourists and traveling professionals in the area. In addition to the excellent accommodation at reasonable rates, guests recommended the Comfort Inn Capital Beltway for its relaxing atmosphere. This hotel is equipped with top-notch business services and conference rooms as well as multiple ballrooms that are perfect for any reunion, reception or other event.
Visit the hotel's website to learn more about its services or to make a reservation.