Facility Focus: Reconnect at the Regalia

By MM&E Staff

As we begin to get back to work in our new “normal”, some companies may consider initiating their first face-to-face function in a while, at a leisurely location to reconcile the downtime over the past couple months.  However, where does one find accommodations that blend luxurious resort amenities, elegant meeting and event space, while still implementing increased sanitization procedures, all in one place?  The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center.

Continuing Business

Despite the impact that COVID-19 has inflicted on the meetings and events industry, several organizations have kept their bookings with the Regalia and plan on following through with their corporate functions.  These companies include the Camden County Republican Party, Missouri Chamber of Commerce, Missouri Hospital Association (MHA), Missouri Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), the Revolutionary Fire Tactics, and Singles in Agriculture (SIA).

“As a premier destination at the Lake of the Ozarks, The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center offers professional service and the highest quality products regardless of the size group or type of meeting you are planning. The newly renovated property is remarkable and exemplifies a sense of excellence that is accompanied by very friendly and helpful staff.  I would recommend The Regalia Hotel & Conference Center for any size meeting or event,”

– Tim Jacobsen, Executive Director of the Lake of the Ozarks Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Magnificent Meetings

With 20 indoor and outdoor meeting and event spaces containing 525 square feet to 24,000 square feet, the Regalia can execute diverse functions in its boardrooms, ballrooms, break-out rooms, and pre-function space.

For smaller conferences with 15-170 attendees, participants may find themselves seated classroom, conference, u-shape, or square-style in the A-B Boardroom, Catalina, Cyprus, Executive Boardroom, Mediterranean A-B, Monte Carlo, Riviera A-D, or Valencia function space. These range between 525 square feet and 2,600 square feet.  And for larger functions with 130-1,600 attendees, companies may utilize the Monte Carlo, Palazzo Hall 1-4, or the Grand Palazzo to accommodate attendees in a theatre, classroom, banquet, or reception-style.

Guest Health First

The Regalia has increased precautions and health procedures in its facility, thus allowing companies to feel confident that their health and well-being are prioritized.  As soon as guests walk into any point of entry on the premises, there are hand sanitizer stations with hospital grade cleaner/sanitizer, along with multiple other sanitizer dispensers dispersed throughout the hotel.

To ensure all surfaces remain virus-free, the Regalia staff has increased the frequency of disinfecting all high-traffic areas, and the hotel is distributing single-use, disposable paper towels in its public restrooms.  In addition, its restaurants are utilizing single-use menus and no longer offer preset tables.  Each table is set when guests sit down, thus eliminating the potential for contamination, and servers are required to wear gloves at all times.

Recent Developments

Since summer 2019, the Regalia has undergone several new additions, including the completely renovated Hippopotamus Swim Up Bar, now the largest swim-up bar in the Midwest, as well as three new meeting rooms, in the main tower, suitable for large and small functions.  Additionally, the Regalia is about to launch the high-end Bourbon & Cigar room.

Gather at the Regalia

The Regalia is an ideal venue where planners can coordinate memorable meetings and events at the lake.  To learn more about the Regalia and submit a Request For Proposal, visit theregaliahotel.com/meetings-events.

MM&E

 

About the author

Joe Clote

Joseph W. Clote is owner of Publishing Concepts, LLC a communications and marketing firm based in Saint Louis, Missouri. Mr. Clote is Group Publisher of MeetMed™ and Missouri Meetings & Events™ (MM&E) magazine, a quarterly publication read by thousands of meeting and event professionals, and producer of the St. Louis and Kansas City trade shows under the MM&E name. Mr. Clote has extensive sales and marketing expertise in the travel, tourism, fine art, insurance, and software development industries.