March 28, 2019
By Featured Venues & Destinations

Madison, Wisconsin, is making planners’ lives easier with an innovative initiative like no other.

One City, One Contract is designed to simplify the planning process by streamlining negotiations. One contract ties each hotel in the city together with a single set of terms. Big brands and independent hotels alike are joining forces to make Madison a planner’s paradise.

Many of the terms and conditions planners request are built in from the onset, without even having to ask — just as it should be. Here are a few favorites:

  • Guest room attrition and resale clause: If the hotel reaches 95% occupancy over the contracted peak blocks, your group will not be charged. Attrition is based on lost profit, not lost revenue.
  • Indemnification: For whatever reason, hotels rarely mutually indemnify the group to start. We do. Our hotels will agree to indemnify your group without having to ask.
  • Save time and frustration: Force majeure, change in management, bankruptcy, renovation, and remodeling are the same across all hotel brands.

The unprecedented unity of One City One, Contract unlocks one of the Midwest’s premier destinations.

People already love Madison. It’s why the city has been voted one of the world’s happiest and one of the best places to live in the country.

Now, you’ll enjoy the Madison way of business — a straightforward style built around you — while your attendees explore a walkable wonderland with a fabulous food scene and stunning scenery.

A connection to the renowned University of Wisconsin-Madison grants access to intellectual capital you can leverage. Flexible facilities bend to fit your needs, including the Monona Terrace, a LEED-certified convention center designed by America’s most famous architect, Frank Lloyd Wright, and featuring sweeping views of Lake Mendota. Low food and beverage costs — coffee is under $40 per gallon! — add up to sensational savings.

Planners and participants alike have recorded rave reviews. In fact, 100% said Madison met or exceeded their expectations as an event destination in exit surveys last year.

For information about Madison and One City, One Contract, go to

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