HOTELS

We work with a wide range of hotels to utilize their meeting rooms and banquet halls to bring improv comedy, game shows, magic, mentalism and murder mystery dinners for entertainment options for private parties and corporate events.

WHAT TO CONSIDER

QUESTIONS THAT SHOULD BE ASKED ABOUT A HOTEL AS A VENUE

  • Are you taking full advantage? - hotels often have meeting rooms, banquet halls and convention space. Of course, they also have rooms for you to stay. You could get a room for organizing your event, storing elements so that you don't have to bring them in at the last minute, and have rooms to serve people that might not be able to drive after.
  • Are you getting quality food? - the quality of catering departments of hotels can vary wildly. They should be able to adapt to dietary requirements including no carb, Kosher, Keto, Vegan, gluten-free, and lactose free options. You should get a better understanding of their full menu options and their policies regarding outside catering. Of course, using their personnel and facilities have many advantages, but it is good to understand your options.
  • Have you communicated your structural needs? - from the position of tables, the need for a dais, sound equipment, dance floor, lighting, a sign-in table, etc. should all be gone over prior to the event and you should be sure that you have everything that you will need. Likewise, knowing what is available, you might find some resources for free that you weren't aware that you had access to. This can include microphones, background music, or many other things.
  • Are there hidden costs? - there can be all kinds of hidden fees that you might not be aware of. Most likely these aren't being hidden from you, but you just might not be aware. This goes beyond alcohol and food, but extend to sound equipment, added personnel, parking on site, extending time in the room, etc. It's important to find out what might not be considered. Feel free to ask the dumb questions, you may just find that you get smart answers.
  • How will people find your event? - what steps will be taken by the hotel to show signage for your event to ensure that your guests can find it easily.
  • What methods are used to reduce environmental harm? - knowing if they locally source foods, recycle, etc. can help to justify the choice of venue as opposed to one that does not. While not everyone cares, some of your guests might appreciate the extra step if you let them know.
  • What else is scheduled next door at the same time? - if you have a church group and a pornography convention is next door, that could become a major issue. Or, more simply, your biggest business rival could be next door with their corporate party. It's a simple question that will most likely not have an impact on your choice. Then again, knowing can prevent a major problem from occurring.
  • Can you get points for the event? - hotels often are part of chains and have loyalty programs. It is possible that you can get points given to your account for the expense of the event. It might be enough to get free room-nights or other perks. Even if you don't feel comfortable gaining such an advantage by using them for yourself, your company would appreciate it if you would use those points to reduce future travel costs. Or you could even donate them to a charity or to someone in need. And, if none of that, it can help you achieve higher status which just results in better treatment. And with them knowing that you are a member, you could have preferential treatment for your event. Hotels live and die by supporting their preferred guests.
  • Do they have insurance requirements? - in order to bring entertainers into an event, many hotels require that such companies be properly insured. We are prepared for such requirements, but a lot of providers are not. Knowing what the hoops are that need to be jumped through can allow us to provide you with proper documentation well before any deadlines that they might have given you.

We consult with you about issues that might come up in regards to your event and the hotel you have chosen. We are ready to discuss your event and bring the best options based on our conversations that are custom-tailored to your group. For entertainment, this can include a variety of activities from murder mysteries and game shows, to fun characters and comedy. These are great options for private parties and corporate events.

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Murder Mysteries

Our cast of detectives, mysterious suspects and plots are customized to your special events and adjust to your your desires. We have different approaches and themes to fit almost any group that can be adapted to the space in the hotel you have chosen.

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Game Shows

We engage the competitive spirit of partygoers and get them playing with one another and enjoying the fun. These are a lot of the TV styled shows as well as customized formats that we can create just for your family and friends. Depending on the size of your group, hotels could provide a raised stage if needed.

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Improv Comedy Shows

Improvisational comedy is a great way to have an ensemble entertain your group in a relaxed atmosphere. We can use this to get people laughing and having a shared experience and even incorporate your people in the show. Larger groups in banquet halls might need a raised stage and audio / visual equipment to help those in the back to see and hear the event properly.

Magic and Mentalism

We can bring a variety of magicians and mentalists to your event. They can perform by roaming through your group with one-on-one performances, or they can perform on stage in front of the group as a whole. Sound, stage, and lighting can be an issue for larger groups.

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Fun Characters

We can bring fun characters to interact with your groups. These can be for comedic value as well as to create a surprise in a variety of ways. With Santas, police, hotel managers, catering staff, rowdy guests, and many other options, we can pep up any gathering. These characters can fit within the hotel, or be more generic or customized to your group.


If you own the hotel, you might want to consider a public show of some kind. This can be for your guests, the general public, or for targeted groups. The targeted groups might be preferred guests, event planners, wedding coordinators, travel agents, or corporate executives. We can consult with you to come up with great ways to entertain such groups. These can be used to turn an unused space into a revenue generator, to get positive publicity for your space, or to target specific industries or groups as potential guests or banquet clients.


For corporate events, which can include offsites, training or team building, we work with you to come up with the approaches that can help you to achieve the goals for you and your company. This includes working with you and the hotel to determine the best option in combining the resources of the facility and your desired goals. This helps to make sure that those who attend enjoy the event and find it as a positive influence on their professional development.

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WE CARE FOR YOU! We have methods and techniques to operate with a variety of social distancing, PPE safety equipment, and remote performances. We consult with you to best determine your needs and take into account your concerns for our performances.

OUR GREEN COMMITMENT While ultimately we serve our clients in the way that they require, we work hard to reduce the carbon footprint of any event. We recycle, utilize local talent when preferable, and look to leave places better than we found them. When we do travel, we take pains to reduce our impact on the environment.

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We provide entertainment for private parties and corporate events at hotels throughout the United States, and even beyond! Wherever you might be along the Atlantic Coast, the MidWest, the South, the West Coast, or anywhere else, we stand ready to help your group to have fun. This includes in the big cities, the suburbs, or further outside the urban areas. We do not provide the food or the venue. We come to you and help you have a great time!

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WE COME TO YOU!
We work with groups that are small, medium and large. We also work with people that are in the city, the suburbs, and that are in more rural areas. It never made sense to get our own facilities. We come to a venue of your choosing and this allows you to make your own food and beverage options. In general, you want enough light to see, enough space to move around comfortably, and it should be quiet enough to hear. Everything else can be adjusted to.

CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION

WHAT WE NEED TO KNOW

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WHAT IS THE REASON?

The first step is to determine your needs. This includes potential goals, desires and concerns. The more we know about what has already been decided can allow us to narrow the conversation to approaches that interest you.

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WHAT ARE THE DETAILS? WHERE? WHEN? HOW MANY?

We need to know the city where the event will be as well as what kind of venue might be used. A date, or date range, for when you would like to have this and what time frame you are looking for will help to determine our commitment and availability. Knowing the size of your group, though that will likely just be an estimate, will allow us to choose appropriate options and have a better feel for the resources required.

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DO YOU HAVE A BUDGET?

If you know budget limitations, that can allow us to restrict the conversations to those options that will be within your financial constraints. This works in both directions. We don't want to overbuild and propose options that can't be done. Also, we don't want to provide less than we could realizing the resources that could be made available to better achieve your goals.

CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE

We want to hear from you. Call us at 866.219.4386 or email info@THEYimprov.com.

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