Events, Meetings & Special Occasions

Sands Bethlehem is suited to cater to the highest levels of corporate and executive talent. After being recognized for outstanding service in meetings, incentive travel programs, trade shows and conventions by some of the industry’s most highly regarded trade publications, we’ve set the bar for what an exceptional event should be.

No matter the occasion, allow us to provide you with expert, highly personalized service. For business meetings and conventions, our audio visual capabilities can help you deliver the perfect presentation. Our banquet and sales teams are committed to coordinating and communicating your vision. With a culinary team comprised of some of America’s most sought after chefs, Sands Bethlehem offers the finest in cuisine.  After all, providing delectable foods – and plenty of it – is our specialty.

Sands Bethlehem is a place where groups can make a seamless transition to play mode, replete with the finest accommodations, enjoy cuisine, first-rate entertainment and a spa devoted to pure relaxation. Whether it's an informal sit-down, a business expo, a large convention or a simple one-on-one, it’s easier than ever to make your meeting at the resort that redefined the meetings landscape in Eastern PA.

SUCCESS. MAKE IT HAPPEN.

Business OR pleasure – How about a little of both? Experience the ideal host for your next special event. With over 12,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space and 28 luxury suites to choose from, Sands Bethlehem is the ideal destination for a variety of corporate meetings, ranging from executive retreats to industry conferences.

Our unique location, wide range of amenities and first-class service all come together to ensure that your next meeting will be anything but typical.

• Over 12,000 square feet of state-of-the-art meeting space
• 14,000 square feet of tradeshow space
• On-site Audio Visual Team and Meeting Planners
• Award-winning cuisine prepared by our team of professional chefs
• 282 Guestrooms
• Complimentary Wi-Fi in guestrooms and meeting spaces

Sands Bethlehem has 6 meeting rooms totaling over 12,000 square feet with an additional 3,000 square feet of pre-function space and 14,000 square feet of trade show and event space. Navigate through our spaces to find out which suits your needs best!

Complimentary Amenities/Add-ons Include:

  • Wi-Fi
  • In House Audio Visual Team
  • Dedicated Meeting Planners
  • Award Winning Catering Service
  • Sustainable Practices
  • Green Meetings Program
  • Team Building Opportunities
  • Entertainment

Meet the Team

Our Meetings & Events Team is here for one reason. You. Carefully crafted and executed with excellence- know that your vision will be followed through with the most creative and attentive team in the industry. Whether it’s a business meeting or planning a wedding or birthday, ease your mind and enjoy – you’re in good hands. 
  

Alyssa Lippincott | Manager, National Sales

Alyssa Lippincott | Manager, National Sales

Alyssa joined Sands Bethlehem in 2012 with over 8 years of hotel sales experience. Alyssa cultivates corporate business from the New Jersey and New York markets as well as builds relationships with third party accounts. Alyssa is serving as the President of the New Jersey Chapter of Meeting Professionals International until June 2019.

A Lehigh Valley native, with a Bachelors of Science in Hotel Administration from the University of Nevada in Las Vegas, Alyssa began as a Sales Coordinator at the Las Vegas Hilton. After being promoted to Conference Sales Manager, she decided that it was time to return to Pennsylvania.

Contact: Alyssa.Lippincott@Sands.com

Daniel Mies I Manager, Hotel Sales

Daniel Mies I Manager, Hotel Sales

A Bethlehem native with over seven years of experience working in the hotel industry, Dan Mies recently brought his expertise to Sands Bethlehem. In his current position, Dan is responsible for cultivating corporate and association business from the Pennsylvania market and more specifically, the Harrisburg area.

Dan completed his undergraduate at DeSales University and earned his Master’s at Chestnut Hill College. Additionally, Dan has been actively involved with both the Middle Pennsylvania and New Jersey Chapters of the Meeting Professionals International organization for over five years.

Contact: Daniel.Mies@sands.com

Brittany Durner | Catering Sales Coordinator

Brittany Durner | Catering Sales Coordinator

After graduating from NCC’s Hospitality Program in 2010, Brittany started in 2013 as a Front Desk Agent. Brittany was promoted in 2014 to Front Desk Supervisor.

Brittany's primary role is to coordinate social functions and one-day business meetings. Brittany works directly with the clients to plan all aspects of their event – ensuring a flawless experience from start to finish.

Contact: Brittany.Durner@sands.com

 

Amanda Dravecz | Catering Sales Coordinator

Amanda Dravecz | Catering Sales Coordinator

Amanda started her career at Sands Bethlehem in 2009 as a My Sands Card Center Representative and is currently the Catering Sales Coordinator. Amanda’s primary role is to coordinate social functions and one-day business meetings. Amanda works directly with the clients to plan all aspects of their event – ensuring a flawless experience from start to finish. 

Amanda is a graduate of East Stroudsburg University.  She currently resides in Lower Saucon Township, Pa. with her husband and pet pig. Amanda enjoys concerts, having fun with her family and friends, and is a lover of all things Disney.

Contact: Amanda.Dravecz@Sands.com

Christine Kosman | Executive Secretary, Hotel Sales

Christine Kosman | Executive Secretary, Hotel Sales

Christine joined Sands Bethlehem’s Hotel’s preopening team in 2011. In her role with the Hotel and Sales Team she handles operations and communications as well as being directly responsible for supporting executive leadership and their initiatives. She strives to provide excellent customer service and has a dedicated work ethic, which is an integral part of the Sales Team.

Christine’s experience includes over 20 years in the travel and hospitality industry and she has held various Corporate Travel positions. She has also supported operations for multiple teams including directors, front office and reservations.

Contact: Christine.Kosman@Sands.com

TOGETHER, WE CAN MAKE THIS GATHERING PART OF YOUR SUSTAINABILITY STORY.

Our responsibility to the planet is as important to us as our commitment to the comfort and well-being of our guests and Team Members. The Sands ECO360 Global Sustainability strategy is designed to help minimize our environmental impact, and it reflects our vision to lead the way in sustainable building development and resort operations.

STANDARD SUSTAINABLE PRACTICES

All meeting clients benefit from our standard sustainable practices, which are seamlessly incorporated into our operations:

These practices include:

  • Resource conservation procedures (e.g. equipment and lighting shutdown in unoccupied spaces)
  • Waste diversion (e.g. recycling, donation program, partnership with Clean the World)
  • Indoor air quality management (e.g. no idling policy, green cleaning, CO2 monitoring)
  • Responsible purchasing (e.g. reduced packaging, office supplies with recycled content)
  • Sustainable food practices (e.g. reusable china, silverware and tablecloths for plated meals and breaks

 

GREEN MEETING OPTIONS

We work with you to understand your sustainability goals and develop a custom implementation plan.

Additional options include:

  • Green Meeting Concierge
  • Post-Event Impact Statement with carbon footprint calculation
  • Community volunteering program
  • Sustainable food options (e.g. sustainable seafood, local and/or organic food, water stations)
  • Sustainable decoration options (e.g. potted plants)
  • Available green meeting menus

Download the Green Meetings Brochure

Learn More About This Global Sustainability Strategy

Special Times. Special Place.

From bridal showers to birthdays celebrations to accommodations for your guests - you’ll enjoy elegant spaces and excellent service at Pennsylvania’s premier resort destination. Host your event, dine, game and retreat back to one of our newly renovated hotel rooms. With everything handled in one place, you’ll wonder why you never chose convenience like this before. 

 

Sands Bethlehem offers:

  • Private function space for intimate gatherings of 15 to large gatherings of 180
  • Award-winning catering. Choose from several dining options - conveniently coordinated and prepared in-house
  • 282 guest rooms and suites
  • A full service spa that’s perfect for on-site pampering, formal up-dos, professional makeup application and more·         
  • The fun doesn’t have to end with your event. Continue the celebration long after with nightly entertainment at Molten Lounge, shopping at The Outlets at Sands Bethlehem and world-class gaming

IT'S ALL GOOD.

When it comes to Group Dining, Sands Bethlehem always brings so much more to the table. Like our outstanding variety, from gourmet to classic comfort foods – you’ll find a place for every taste. Not to mention our exemplary service and attention to details. We proudly feature 3 signature eateries by world renowned Chef Emeril Lagasse, not to mention Buddy V’s Ristorante, brought to us by Buddy Valastro of the hit TLC series, Cake Boss™.

RE ALL ABOUT THE EXPERIENCE.

We take pride in reinforcing your overall team experience by offering group dining options where you can enjoy meals together. Three of our most popular celebrity chef restaurants – Emeril’s Chop House, Emeril’s Fish House and Buddy V’s Ristorante – feature prix fixe menus. Plus, working out menu details and selecting restaurants is so much easier and convenient when you’re dealing with the same person all throughout the planning phase.
Lasagna from Buddy V's

Buddy V's Ristorante

Buddy Valastro, of TLC's Cake Boss, has brought his restaurant to Sands Bethlehem. Buddy V's Ristorante, a partnership with veteran restaurateurs Elizabeth Blau and Kim Canteenwalla, is inspired by Valastro's family gatherings and features recipes passed down from his mother, grandmother and aunts. The menu offers twists on Italian-American favorites, as well as Valastro family favorites like Sunday Gravy, Steak Pizzaiola and Linguine and Clams with Lobster. The renowned baker's restaurant, of course, also serves an impressive dessert selection including Zeppole, Cannoli and Valastro's famous Lobster Tail Pastry.
Chop House

Emeril's Chop House

Tempt your palate with distinctive culinary creations at Emeril's premier restaurant on the East Coast. Experience the essence of fine dining in a setting that redefines elegance and class. Indulge in a variety of irresistible dishes featuring tender steak cuts, mouth-watering prime rib and so much more.
Emeril's Fish House Grand Platou

Emeril's Fish House

Emeril’s Fish House is Chef Emeril Lagasse’s newest restaurant at Sands Bethlehem. Featuring an amazing assortment of seafood, steaks and chops with a Creole flair, there is truly something for everyone. Located steps off the casino floor, the upscale casual vibe is fun and inviting. You’ll find everything from daily raw bar selections, little plates to lobster tails and decadent steaks.

ADDED VALUE DATES

November 18 – 22
November 25 – 29
December 9 – 10
December 16 – 21

Inquire about special room rates and added value options for meetings booked over these dates.*


HOLIDAY LUNCHEON PACKAGE

Finding time in the work day for a Holiday Party can be hard. Sands Bethlehem and J&J Luxury Transportation can make it easy!

Holiday Luncheon Packages with transportation to/from your offices to Sands Bethlehem will have you here, celebrating and back to the local office within 2-hours!

Holiday Luncheon Buffets starting at $35++ per person

*Promotions are valid on new business opportunities.


BOOK & SAVE Q1

AV Discounts, Suite Upgrades, and Complimentary Welcome Reception with Contracted Banquet Dinner.*

*Valid for group bookings of 50+ room nights or more contracted before November 30, 2018 and occurring January – March 2019. Promotion valid for NEW business only.