In San Jose, it’s out with the old and in with the new.
2019 is bringing all kinds of updates to the area, and meeting planners will love what’s in store. New hotels and renovations, new airline routes in and out of San Jose International Airport and the popular Millennial Mile bar scene– there’s a whole new vibe in San Jose.
Stays in San Jose are about to get more beautiful and inspiring for meeting attendees, business travelers and incentive travelers, thanks to a number of hotel renovations taking place this year. Plus, more than 600 new hotel rooms within close proximity to San Jose International Airport are in the works early in the year, making San Jose’s lodging options all the more accommodating.
Speaking of San Jose International Airport, new nonstop routes launching in 2019 will keep San Jose better connected to the world at large. In 2019, the city will welcome travelers from Spokane, Houston, St. Louis, Orlando, Chicago-Midway, Atlanta, Cincinnati, Detroit and New York-JFK.
San Jose’s budding nightlife scene has a way of welcoming attendees once the meeting or conference adjourns for the day. The new Millennial Mile offers an easy-to-navigate bar crawl to keep everyone in the group entertained with brews, booze, live music and diverse dining options featuring flavors from around the world.
Meeting planners looking to make their events a little bit greener will be pleased to know about San Jose’s new sustainability initiatives, especially when it comes to catering. Sustainable sourcing, with a focus on locally grown and organic options, offers delicious new ways to shrink a meeting’s carbon footprint.
San Jose’s latest improvements are just what you’d expect from “The Heart of Silicon Valley,” where iteration is often key in finding the best version of an idea or product. It’s no wonder that some of the greatest minds of our time forge new ideas here. Add to that a walkable downtown, with event space, nightlife and restaurants just steps from renovated hotels, San Jose has a whole new vibe to inspire new ideas in meeting planners and attendees alike in 2019.