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Hit a Home Run at The Otesaga | Blog
Meet the Team: Q&A with Meg Kiernan and Ksenia Hanlon
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The Otesaga takes great pride in our gracious hospitality and exceptional customer service. We could go on and on, but what better way to show these qualities than to let our team speak for themselves? Meg Kiernan and Ksenia Hanlon of our Sales department took time to answer questions about the meeting experience at The Otesaga. Read on for their thoughts on what makes a memorable event and the new challenges the industry faces....
Hit a Home Run at The Otesaga | Blog
A Local's Guide to Craft Beer in Cooperstown
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While the fall season typically brings to mind apples, pumpkins and foliage, there's another great draw for Cooperstown: craft beer. Once the center of hops agriculture, it should come as no surprise that our area is home to several craft breweries. If you're looking for a "beercation" this fall, look no further than Cooperstown, where a stay at our upstate New York hotel puts you a short drive away from award-winning brews and stunning autumn views....
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3 Tips to Keep Your Team Connected Remotely
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One of the many consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic is the displacement of offices to remote working. For businesses that already relied on remote workers, this was a more seamless transition. However, many teams found themselves collaborating in-person one day and meeting over Zoom, Whereby, or other platforms the next day. Even though workers have the ability to see each other and talk to each other on a daily basis, the lack of face-to-face interaction can leave your team feeling isolated from one another. Here are some tips for keeping coworkers connected while working remotely....
4 Great Spots to Experience Our Fresh Local Flavor
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4 Great Spots to Experience Our Fresh Local Flavor
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One of the best parts of a stay at The Otesaga is discovering the incredible bounty of fresh, local food right here in Cooperstown. From u-pick farms to farmers' markets and more, there's plenty of opportunities to taste the amazing flavors of our region. If you're planning a late summer or fall getaway to our upstate New York hotel, make sure you add these spots to your itinerary!...
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Planning a Hybrid Conference
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While the COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted conferences, planners are thinking ahead to what events will look like next year and beyond. One solution that has been trending even before the worldwide shutdown is the hybrid conference model. Featuring both in-person and virtual components, hybrid events provide a way for participants to attend who are unable to travel, but also allows for face-to-face interaction, with adjustments for social distancing. Here are some best practices to keep in mind if you opt for a hybrid conference....
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Cooperstown Outdoors
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Are you ready for a summer getaway? We have a feeling the answer is a resounding, "yes!" The Otesaga is open for its 111th season, and we can't wait to welcome visitors looking to reconnect with nature in Cooperstown. There are so many ways to enjoy the outdoors in America's Most Perfect Village, and a stay at our upstate New York hotel is the perfect place to unwind after a day outside. Here are just a few ways to experience the beauty of America's Most Perfect Village!...
post date 01 Jul
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Tips for Leading a Buzz-Worthy Session
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With conference itineraries jam-packed with informational sessions, how do you make yours the one that stands out, the presentation that attendees tweet about after it's over? With careful preparation beforehand, you can make sure your hard work doesn't go unnoticed. Here are some tips for leading a buzz-worthy session at your next conference....
Beyond Baseball: Experiences You'll Love in Cooperstown
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Beyond Baseball: Experiences You'll Love in Cooperstown
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Cooperstown...the home of baseball legends. While fans flock every year to connect with their favorite teams and Hall of Famers, there's more to do in America's Most Perfect Village beyond baseball. While you're thinking about your summer getaway plans, here are some great ways to experience all that Cooperstown has to offer!...
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Presentation Deck Must-Haves for Your Next Meeting
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Presentations can be the bane of anyone's existence. Whether you have issues with public speaking, or don't have confidence in your ability to design your presentation, many people feel anxiety when the time comes to stand before a room full of colleagues or potential new clients. A compelling presentation deck (your collection of slides, if you're new to the term) is the best way to walk into the conference room with your best foot forward. Here are some tips to ensure your next big meeting goes off without a hitch:...
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Cheers to Better Days Ahead
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While traveling is on pause right now, dreaming of future trips to relaxing destinations is still allowed! For guests at The Otesaga, one of the best ways to end the day of sightseeing is with a drink on the veranda or at Fire Bar, watching the sunset over Lake Otsego. It's a view that has attracted visitors since 1909, and we can't wait to welcome guests back to enjoy the natural beauty in The Otesaga's "backyard." For now, here is a recipe for Glimmerglass Lemonade, a delicious cocktail to sip as you imagine sitting in a rocking chair with the lakeview in front of you...
Hit a Home Run at The Otesaga | Blog
Video Conference Do's, Don'ts and Other Pitfalls to Avoid
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During the COVID-19 crisis, many businesses have turned to videoconferencing as a way to keep things running as smoothly as possible. It's also been a useful tool for organizations to continue their meetings and annual conferences that were previously scheduled. As we all navigate this new terrain, here are some tips to keep in mind if you're new to the world of virtual meetings....
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Flavor from Afar: A Recipe from The Otesaga
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Flavor from Afar: A Recipe from The Otesaga One of the ways that many people are passing the time while home is in the kitchen, trying new recipes or inventing variations on old favorites. While we wish we could welcome guests to a memorable meal at The Otesaga right now, here is a recipe for Porcini Crusted Halibut and Peperonata Farro Risotto from Executive Chef Jim Perillo to tide you over until we can all be together....
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4 Fascinating Facts About Leatherstocking Golf Course
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For avid golfers, a trip to Cooperstown isn't complete without playing a round at Leatherstocking Golf Course, located at The Otesaga. While this challenging course is renowned for its scenic beauty, here are some interesting facts you might not know....
Hit a Home Run at The Otesaga | Blog
How to Choose the Perfect Destination for Your Next Conference
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Choosing the perfect destination for your conference is a balancing act; everyone wants to travel to a locale loaded with attractions and stay at a venue with resort amenities and delicious dining. Those are the wants, of course, but whether or not they fit into the budget is a determining factor in picking the right place. Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding the location for your next conference, and why our upstate New York hotel in Cooperstown is a home run for your attendees....
Scenic Spotlight: Council Rock Park
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Scenic Spotlight: Council Rock Park
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With so much natural beauty to explore in Cooperstown, visitors can fill their getaway with scenic views and hikes. One of the hidden gems of Cooperstown, Council Rock Park, is just a short walk or bike ride from The Otesaga. For travelers who want to combine a bit of history with their outdoor adventures, a stay at our upstate New York hotel is a must and Council Rock Park a can't-miss stop on your itinerary....
How to Create an #EventHashtag for Your Conference
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How to Create an #EventHashtag for Your Conference
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With all of the details that go into planning your conference (venue, menu, speakers, and more), you want to make sure your event promotion reflects your efforts. Creating an event hashtag is a great option for increasing your visibility, as well as engaging attendees before, during, and after your conference....
Romantic Ideas to Enjoy Valentine's Day in Cooperstown
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Romantic Ideas to Enjoy Valentine's Day in Cooperstown
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Valentine's Day is the perfect time of year to hit pause on your busy schedule and celebrate the special someone in your life. February in Cooperstown marks the serene season, where the pace slows and the summer and fall crowds have dwindled, making it the perfect spot for a romantic getaway....
The Top Cooperstown Group Experiences to Make Your Conference a Grand Slam
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The Top Cooperstown Group Experiences to Make Your Conference a Grand Slam
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The ideal conference is one that leaves attendees recharged and full of new ideas to implement at the office. While you've lined up inspirational speakers and filled your itinerary with thought-provoking sessions, you also need to leave time for your participants to step away from what can be an overwhelming few days....
A Sneak Peek At Our Newest Restaurant - 1909
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A Sneak Peek At Our Newest Restaurant - 1909
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Since opening in July 2019, 1909 Steakhouse has given visitors many delicious reasons to come back for more. The flavorful menu, combined with its intimate setting, makes for the perfect date night....
In with the New: 5 Meeting & Conference Trends for 2020
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In with the New: 5 Meeting & Conference Trends for 2020
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As 2019 draws to a close, it's time for event and meeting planners to think about the upcoming trends that will make their attendees' conference experience a positive one....
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