October 01, 2018

Business synergies can save you time and money. And when it comes to meetings venues, when cities cooperate with each other and combine resources, you save.

Tier 2 can be no. 1
When we're talking about Tier 2 cities, savings and synergies are even more likely to kick in. Planners caught on long ago that Tier 2 cities can often deliver the same or similar amenities and services as larger cities for significantly less cost. In addition, you save time by efficiently fostering relationships with multiple convention and visitor's bureaus.

Three cities working as one
In 2004, Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and Portland came together to form the longest-running DMO collective in history - called the Three City Collective - designed to provide significant financial and logistical benefits to planners booking any combination of the three cities. The three destinations share numerous positive attributes, including compelling attractions, state-of-the-art convention facilities and a commitment to outstanding customer service. 

A closer look
Here's a snapshot of each city in the Three City Collective and what each offers:

Milwaukee, located on Lake Michigan 90 miles north of Chicago, combines natural beauty, outstanding hotels and facilities, and world-class attractions with a cool, urban vibe all its own. Soaring modern architecture meets historical façades, and a scenic RiverWalk connects vibrant neighborhoods. With more than 5,200 hotel rooms within a mile of the Wisconsin Center and an airport just eight miles from downtown Milwaukee is the ideal Midwest meetings destination.

Pittsburgh has an accessible, walkable downtown. After hours, there are more than 85 restaurants within a 15-minute walk of the Platinum LEED®-certified David L. Lawrence Convention Center. Plus, Pittsburgh's Cultural District features five major world-class theaters, along with museums and galleries. Additionally, 5,000 hotel rooms on all budget levels are located near the convention center.

Portland is a one-of-a-kind place with one-of-a-kind experiences. With tax-free shopping, a vast culinary landscape, over 75 breweries, and the LEED-EB Platinum-certified Oregon Convention Center, it's easy to see why it was named one of the best places to visit in the world (Lonely Planet, 2017). And now it's even better with the opening of the new The Hyatt Regency Portland headquarter hotel in winter 2019. 

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When you book with the Three City Collective, you'll receive up to $3 per room night and enjoy the seamless efficiency of sales teams that have worked together for more than 16 years.

Click on the respective city names to learn more about the Three City Collective and holding meetings in Milwaukee, Pittsburgh and  Portland.