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.
Destination: Your Next Conference!
While your venue is certainly a draw for attendees, the location you choose is also an opportunity to inspire people to check out your host city. An appealing destination will offer attractions outside of the conference venue, a chance for attendees to explore during their down time. With incredible museums including the National Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum, Fenimore Art Museum, and The Farmers' Museum, visitors to Cooperstown will have plenty of entertainment outside the confines of the conference.
Relax and Stay Awhile
With the rise of bleisure travel, many conference attendees are looking to extend their business travel into a vacation. Choosing a venue complete with relaxing amenities is just the enticement needed for some participants to register for your event, and add on some days to fully experience the location. Once your conference is over, the chance to have a spa retreat or a long weekend of golf will be too difficult to pass up!
Food, glorious food. Conference meals are truly the cornerstone of a positive experience for your attendees. Making sure that your venue can accommodate the needs and preferences of your participants is crucial; you want to keep attendees fueled throughout the day, whether it's with coffee and tea in between sessions or hearty breakfasts to kick off a full day of meetings and team building. With so many competing factors in selecting your next conference location, it may feel like the stars need to align to find a venue that will appeal to all. At The Otesaga, the resort amenities, delicious dining, proximity to world-class museums, and picturesque lakeside setting provide the perfect venue for your attendees to return to work recharged. Contact The Otesaga and learn more about how our experienced staff can help facilitate an unforgettable conference in our inspiring lakeside setting.