Michelle Bartolone’s Top Cities for Medical Meetings

By Monica Compton, CMP, January 10, 2015

Favorite U.S. Cities

When Michelle Bartolone, CMP-HC, searches for destinations for meetings attended by health care professionals, she looks for cities with strong airport hotels. “The ease of  getting from the airport to a hotel located at the airport maximizes their time out of office, which increases their likelihood of participating in the meeting,” Bartolone says. Two of her favorite U.S. cities are Dallas and Detroit, in particular the Grand Hyatt DFW and The Westin Detroit Metropolitan Airport hotels. “These specific airport properties have state-of-the-art meeting facilities and fly under the radar as they are considered modest and secondary to the educational exchanges that will take place,” Bartolone says. “The pricing at these properties can be competitive as well.”

Favorite International Cities

Bartolone favors Vancouver (shown) and London for their airport properties, The Fairmont Vancouver Airport and Sofitel London Heathrow, respectively. “Another hotel that is a short 20-minute train ride from Heathrow to Paddington is Hilton London Paddington,” she says. “The train conveniently drops you off right at the hotel, and it’s minutes from numerous restaurants and shops.”

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