Technology makes it easier than ever for families to stay in touch. Video chats, photo sharing, and instant messaging all help relatives to stay connected – whether they’re across town or around the world.
However, nothing quite replaces the in-person contact with family, and family reunions continue to remain a popular way to connect.
In fact, technology makes organizing a memorable event easier, as family members near and far can collaborate on a date, time, and most importantly, location.
When organizing a family reunion, the first rule of thumb is to start scouting locations that are easy to reach from many locales. Travel hubs such as Dallas, Denver, and St. Louis are always popular. Smart families book spots a year in advance.
Another tip from experienced family reunion planners: find a hotel that specializes in group experiences.
The Magnolia Hotel Collection, for instance, has locations in a range of family-friendly cities, including Dallas, Denver, Houston, Omaha, and St. Louis. And a New Orleans property adjacent to the French Quarter is scheduled to open later in 2019.
The recently renovated Denver and Houston properties are especially convenient for guests who want easy and walkable access to downtown shopping, dining, and nightlife.
Standard features of all Magnolia hotels that make them well-suited to family reunions are:
– Comfort and care. Magnolia guests enjoy amenities, including complimentary internet access, fitness facilities, and transportation to local attractions.
– Professional planning. Magnolia staff are experts in event organizing; their customized services include creating menus for any meal and coordinating onsite or off-site activities and entertainment for a range of ages and interests.
– A place for everyone. In addition to luxurious rooms designed to accommodate guests of all ages, Magnolia hotels feature a variety of common spaces, including lounges and meeting rooms that can be used for larger group gatherings and smaller meet-and-greet events.
“With an inviting spirit and dedication to making guests feel instinctively cared for, you’ll discover a genuinely attentive environment with a modern essence,” according to the company.