Have you ever attended a business meeting when suddenly, in the late afternoon, you hit the proverbial wall? Sitting through hours of lectures and unhealthy grazing during breaks generally makes you feel sleepy and less alert. You look at your watch and time seems to have stopped. Hilton understands your needs and has come up with a program to help you and your attendees combat the afternoon slump and be productive. “Meet With Purpose” by Hilton is a wake up call for staying healthy and alert while attending business meetings and your guests will love you for it.

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About.com’s event planning blog “The Balance” states: “With increased attention on health and wellness, event planners are now searching for hotels and caterers to offer more healthy items for their guests.” A research study by Hilton (“Americans Wake Up”) states that one of the keys to a productive and satisfying meeting is a balanced menu option. Instead, Hilton wants you to give your guests healthier food options including locally sourced and seasonal ingredients. Hilton suggests that 4 in 5 attendees are more likely to participate or be more attentive during meetings if they have more balanced food options. Here’s how Hilton does this:

 

Attendees at the Hilton New York Midtown were recently introduced to the “Meet With Purpose Yoga & Yogurt Event”. This brief video captures how the Hilton event enhanced the attendee experience:

NYC Hilton Yoga & Yogurt Event

Start Strong

In order to help fight afternoon fatigue, you and your guests need to start strong.

Here is Hilton’s Sample Menu for Breakfast:

  • Seasonal Berry Medley Salad – Watermelon, Yuzu & Mint Salad with Citrus Basil Dressing
  • Seasonal-Fruit-Infused Yogurt House-Made Granola with Nuts
  • Chef Choice: Protein/Savory Spa Water
  • Seasonal Fruit/Herb Bottled Electrolyte Water
  • Fresh-Brewed Fair Trade Coffee & Tea

 

Fresh Made Lunch

“Cut & Create” is an alfresco-inspired dining experience. For lunch, guests choose from a wide variety of leafy greens using their own “garden shears” to cut an abundance of fresh greens straight on their plates. Here is a Sample Menu for Lunch:

  • Aged Parmesan Cheese & Polenta Croutons, House-Made Dressings
  • Seasonal Lettuces with Garnishes
  • Grilled Skirt Steak with Chimichurri, Tandoori Chicken
  • Apple Cobblers, Fresh-Brewed Fair Trade Coffee & Tea

 

Stay Strong

Specialty Break Menu – Keep energy levels up throughout the afternoon with a nutritious, midday snack:

  • Chef Choice: Veggie & Fruit Smoothies – Mango & Passion Fruit
  • Chef Choice: Protein/Savory Snack Selections – Pretzels, Crisp Apples, Peanut Butter & Local Honey
  • Seasonal Local Whole Fruits
  • Spa Water – Seasonal Fruit/Herb
  • Bottled Electrolyte Water
  • Fresh-Brewed Fair Trade Coffee & Tea

Hilton has hit the mark for meeting planners and their business attendees with their “Meet With Purpose” program. Fresh ingredients, nutritionally balanced menu items and locally sourced foods are the keys to keeping your guests alert and satisfied. Please read more about Hilton’s approach to healthy meetings here: 2017: The Year of Healthy Meetings