Nestled in southeastern Pennsylvania, minutes from Philadelphia International Airport and just a short drive from New York, Baltimore, and Washington D.C., Chester County’s Brandywine Valley is a scenic space that enjoys an alluring mix of high-tech industry, charming small towns, and culturally driven attractions. With so much to do and so close, it’s a natural destination for everything from regional meetings to regional board planning sessions.
Top-rated conference and event facilities with unique and flexible space along with accommodations of more than 4,000 rooms make planning a breeze, as do the excellent service and warm Brandywine hospitality. Host educational sessions on the local campus of Penn State. Retreat and workshop at historical venues like the Historic Duportail House, or throw an end-of-conference bash in a stunning spot like the Phoenixville Foundry. Try trust exercises on the ropes course at Treehouse World, or toast a done deal at one of the area’s many craft breweries, wineries, and distilleries.
The Desmond Hotel, centrally located in Chester County, is currently undergoing renovations, projected to be completed by April 2018. Updates to the hotel include aesthetic changes that will be made in the 194 Guest Rooms, Lobby, Fork and Bottle Restaurant, as well as other common areas throughout the facility and technology upgrades. They are converting their name to The Desmond Malvern, a DoubleTree by Hilton, due to the hotel's new partnership with Hilton beginning early 2018.
The Brandywine Valley’s bustling and bucolic downtowns – West Chester, Phoenixville, Kennett Square, and Malvern – make attendees feel welcome instantly, plus serve up amazing local farm-to-table cuisine, boutique shopping, art galleries, and more to enjoy during downtime. For an even fuller experience, encourage visits to area attractions like the world-famous Longwood Gardens, the glamorous Nemours Mansion, the Brandywine River Art Museum, or the American Helicopter Museum.
Ready to see how enjoyable your next meeting can be? Make the Chester County Conference and Visitors Bureau your first call - with complete meeting and event planning services, an online hotel reservation system, and local service partners, we can help you plan and host with ease. Get started planning your next meeting in Chester County's Brandywine Valley with our interactive facility finder: https://www.brandywinevalley.com/meeting-space