Choosing the ideal venue for your event is, as all planning professionals know, an integral part of the event’s overall success. Whether you are organizing a board meeting or a weeklong conference, the right venue will help you attract attendees, anticipate the needs of organizers as well as guests, and add value to the overall experience of attendees.
While location may not be everything when it comes to hosting a successful event, a unique property and the surrounding area can be a strong enticement for potential attendees. Choosing a location with a draw of its own can generate an extra level of excitement about your event among your target audience. For example, The National Baseball Hall of Fame, which attracts over 300,000 visitors annually, is only a short walk from lakeside location of The Otesaga Resort Hotel.
Anticipating Organizer Needs
A seamless business event is one in which the meeting planner’s needs are met without having to ask for them. State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment that is reliable and intuitive prevents technology mishaps from detracting from presentations, panels, or speaking engagements. A fully equipped business center with complimentary high-speed Internet access allows attendees tackle projects during breaks. At The Otesaga, we work to anticipate needs of attendees as well as meeting planners. For those times when something unexpected comes up, we have a professionally trained and dedicated staff on hand to ensure a seamless, polished event.
Enhancing Attendee Experience
There are several ways a venue can add value to the overall experience. However, attendees and meeting planners alike consistently rate the food, both catered as well as on-site dining options, as key contributing factors to a successful event. From world-class refined dining at Glimmerglass to the scenic Fire Bar, at The Otesaga, we offer a wide range of restaurant and bars on-site. Even standard mid-morning or afternoon coffee breaks can be enhanced with health-conscious choices or something entirely unique and distinctive. Our signature “7th Inning Stretch” refreshment break pays homage to our location in Cooperstown with an array of ballpark favorites.
When planning your next meeting or conference, ensure the venue you choose supports and enhances the success of your event. At The Otesaga, we are committed to helping meeting planners put on incomparable events. Whether you are planning a small meeting or an international conference, The Otesaga Resort Hotel offers the versatility, exceptional services, coveted location, and professional staff needed for an unforgettable event. With impeccable lakeside grounds, stunning ballrooms, and modern conveniences alongside timeless elegance The Otesaga is a far cry from a business as usual conference center.