As you are jet setting around the globe, making meeting magic in every corner of the planet, you may find yourself reading an in-flight magazine or two on your travels.  Did you see the recent issue of the number one in-flight magazine, United Airlines’ Hemispheres?  We are proud to say that Catalyst Ranch was recently featured in a Hemispheres article about venues for creative meetings and conventions.  The article focused on “one of a kind venues” in cities across the United States and Mexico that are committed to providing the perfect spaces and resources for memorable, successful, stress-free meetings!  Here are a few of the highlights!


In his article, “Planning Your Perfect Event,” Daniel Wellbelove says Eva, Ranch Czarina, is “committed to shifting people’s definitions of what makes a productive meeting environment.”  He also describes Catalyst Ranch’s meeting spaces as “large rooms filled with natural light and incorporated break-out spaces, decorated with ethnic artwork and vintage furniture . . . Chicago’s most creative meeting and event space.”  Eva explains some of the rationale behind the unique Ranch furnishings in her interview.

“We find that everyone finds something in the room that reminds them of growing up so it takes them back to a time when everyone had fantastic imaginations and nobody was bound by labels or limitations.”

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In case your travels take you away from the Windy City, here were a few other nifty venues featured in “Planning Your Perfect Event.”

  • South Point Hotel in Las Vegas

They have a 64 lane bowling center and an equestrian arena!

South Point bowling-center

  • Colorado Convention Center in Denver

A very ecologically friendly venue at the base of the Rocky Mountains.  We love a fellow green meeting space!

  • Park Hyatt Aviara in San Diego

With the famous San Diego Zoo, you can make arrangements to include an animal encounter as part of your meeting experience.

  • Convention and Visitor’s Bureau in Little Rock

Little Rock has all kinds of neat cultural attractions for post-meeting entertainment including a Presidential Library.

  • Catalina Island, 22 miles off of the coast of southern California

If you’re feeling really adventurous, book a wild buffalo safari for your meeting attendees!

Catalina Island Image Library baby buffalo


To read the entire article, check out the In the News section of our meetings website!

What makes meetings memorable for you?  Let us know in the comments!