It used to be that planning an event meant finding a room and setting up tables and chairs. Today, however, expectations are higher.
“Whether it’s an industry conference or group occasion, attendees are often taking time away from their home life and work, so they want that experience to be worth it,” says Scott Fischburg, Director of Resort and Hotel Sales with Caesars Windsor. “That means not only providing a comfortable and modern venue, but great entertainment, top notch food, and top rate accommodations as well.”
Certainly, for an event to make an impact, it has to offer the total package. That means partnering with a venue that can cover everything on a group’s checklist and accommodate crowds of any size.
“Being flexible is essential because every group that comes to us has their own vision. It’s up to us to make that happen, and to make it as easy on those planners as possible,” adds Fischburg.
For the Caesars Windsor group bookings team, being flexible means providing access to over 100,000 square feet of adaptable meeting, exhibition, and banquet spaces; over 700 four-diamond guest rooms between its two towers; and a 5,000 seat theatre for live entertainment and event presentations. It also means being equipped with an in-house audio-visual team who can ensure everything from large-scale banquets and award shows to weddings and intimate celebrations receiving the cutting-edge A/V support they deserve.
As for group entertainment, Fischburg says part of what makes Caesars Windsor so appealing to planners is that it is flush with social and networking options, from ample lounging areas, unique dining options, and its 10,000-square-foot gaming floor: “We know how important that social aspect of an event can be to the success of group bookings, and as Canada’s largest casino resort, we’re confident in our ability to handle the entertainment.”
No doubt, there are many elements that go into creating a complete venue package. They are nothing, however, without the staff to bring them all together. As the top-ranked employer in the Travel & Leisure industry and the 46th venue in Canada among Forbes Magazine’s Canada’s Best Employers for 2017, Caesars Windsor has cultivated an events team that knows the importance of working with groups from start to finish to cover every last detail.
It’s this level of commitment that has made Caesars Windsor the venue of choice for a growing number of high-profile organizations, including CARHA, FINA, OPSEU, Canadian Gaming Association, Ontario Water Works, AMO (Association Municipalities Ontario), and TD Bank.
The secret to maintaining its reputation, says Fischburg, isn’t really a secret at all: “The groups coming to us are looking for full service and a complete experience, and that’s exactly what we aim to deliver.”
Book your meeting between Jan-March 2018/19 for incredible incentives
|Incentive||50+ Peak Guestrooms||150+ Peak Guestrooms||250+ Peak Guestrooms|
|Meeting Space||35% Off||75% Off||Complimentary|
|Audio Visual||10% Off||25% Off||25% Off|
|Food and Beverage||n/a||1 Sponsored Coffee Break*||1 Sponsored Welcome Reception**|
|Save with two-year commitment||n/a||Save 5% on rate each year||Save 5% on rate each year|
Submit your RFP to [email protected] or call Group Sales at 1-877-223-7702.
PlaySmart 1-888-230-3505 Ontario Problem Gambling Hotline. All ages welcome in our Augustus Tower and convention complex. Must be 19 and older, for new bookings only arriving in January – March 2017, 2018, and 2019. Benefits are based on peak room nights 50-149 peak, 150-249, 250+ peak. Maximum value for Meeting Space based upon negotiated final agreement, and Meeting Space excludes Colosseum, Augustus 27 and Forum Ballrooms. This package offer is based on the required meeting specifications being available at the time of request. Audio Visual discount applicable to in-house AV only and applies when group picks ups at least 80% of the contracting room block. Maximum value for audio visual discount 50+ = $300; 150+ = $600; 250+ = $1200.
*Coffee Break – up to a value of $500.00. ($5.00 per person)
**Welcome Reception – up to a value of $3500.00 for food only – ($20 per person)