A new, state of the art audiovisual system is making meetings better at the Antlers at Vail in Vail, Colo. The 90-room condominium hotel with more than 2,500 square feet of conference and event space overlooking Gore Creek is popular for Colorado meetings and conferences. The Antlers highly personalized experience for meetings planners has long included making sure all of a groups audiovisual needs are met, but the newly installed A/V system makes syncing with a meetings program requirements easy, while improving sound quality and a variety of capabilities including digital recording and remote presenting.
"We've always been able to meet our meeting and conference clients needs at a level thats comparable with what the majority of Vail hotels currently offer," says Antlers at Vail General Manager Rob LeVine. "But we saw an opportunity to go one better in convenience and potential for our groups. Yes, you can connect everything with cords, for instance, and if you plan sufficiently it all works fine, but new WiFi technology removes that hassle of checking and tripping over cords for a much improved experience."
LeVine predicts that A/V will be an increasingly important area of concern for meeting planners as available technology continues to change at exponential rates.
"We used to know what a group with a PowerPoint presentation on a laptop would need walking in the door. Now conference materials can be provided in all kinds of formats on all kinds of devices. Capabilities may be needed for connecting with off-site group members, including having well-placed microphones all around the room to facilitate conference calls or video conferencing," he says.