All blog posts by Dave Elliott

Drake Blog

Special Events

No wallflowers allowed: workshop parties

Posted by Dave Elliott , 2 months, 3 weeks ago

Parties tend to get messy but instead of turning into a hot mess, get into it with our hands-on workshops.

Special Events

Holidays: It Could Be So Nice

Posted by Dave Elliott , 2 months, 4 weeks ago

We know it seems far off but with the return of Game of Thrones to our TV screens, winter is coming.

UG party
Special Events

Still TIFFing: Party at The Drake

Posted by Dave Elliott , 3 months, 1 week ago

Get ready Toronto, TIFF is just around the corner and it’s gearing up to be bigger and badder than ever before.

Special Events

January is the New December

Posted by Dave Elliott , 1 year ago

We know it’s gonna get busy decking all those halls, wrapping all those presents, and sipping on all that eggnog so we’re letting you in on a little secret: you can host your holiday party after the holidays. In-house event pro Dave Elliott breaks it down: January is the New December.

January is the new December
Special Events

Oscar Party Hosting

Posted by Dave Elliott , 1 year, 8 months ago

Cinephiles. Get that popcorn popping. The Drake's Special Events expert, Dave Elliott, gives the goods on how to roll out the red carpet for your own Oscars Party!

Oscars Party Tips from The Drake Hotel Event Planning
Special Events

Boardroom or Bored-Room?

Posted by Dave Elliott , 1 year, 9 months ago

Find the perfect meeting space to get the creative juices flowing or get down to brass tacks with these tips from Events Expert Dave Elliott. Now put that in your briefcase pocket!

Room 222 Mural
Special Events

Holiday Party Planning 101

Posted by Dave Elliott , 2 years, 1 month ago

Alright alright, we know we're still waving goodbye to summer and we've barely pulled our Halloween costumes out of hibernation let alone our winter coats, but believe it or not friends, it's time to start planning that Holiday Party of yours! Dave Elliott, sales manager for the Drake Hotel, shares his top tips to make your Holiday Party as painless as possible, so you can skate on into the season and not want to "shoot your eye out!"

Holiday Planning
Hotel + Travel

24 Hours in Beantown

Posted by Dave Elliott , 2 years, 1 month ago

In the land of clam chowder, baseball, and the biggest Tea Party in history, Dave Elliott, sales manager for the Drake Hotel, takes us on his list of 'must-dos' to complete from sun-up to sun-down in Beantown.

Food + Drink

The New Wave Baby Shower

Posted by Dave Elliott , 2 years, 3 months ago

Drake’s Sales Manager + expert Event Planner Dave Elliott knows a good party when he sees one, no matter what the occasion is. Read up on the “alternative” baby show he recently attended + his tips on planning your own!

Baby Shower cover pic