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More than the Venue: Making the Most Out of Your Meeting Destination

By: Otesaga Resort Hotel / 15 Apr 2022
More than the Venue: Making the Most Out of Your Meeting Destination

The success of any meeting or event depends upon a number of factors, but venue destination is one of the most important pieces. As the bleisure travel trend continues, many meeting attendees want to extend their business trip to include some relaxing downtime. This is all the more reason to make sure your venue location has plenty of leisure opportunities for your guests. Read on for tips on choosing the perfect spot for your next meeting, and why our upstate New York hotel is just the place you're looking for!

Think Local

When choosing a venue for your meeting, consider local and regional options. Not only does this help with the environmental impact of your event, lessening travel times for your attendees also frees up the schedule to explore the destination either before or after the meeting gets underway. Located in Cooperstown, NY, The Otesaga is within driving distance from New York City, Albany, Syracuse, and even Boston, MA.

Time on Your Side

Avoid the temptation to overfill your meeting itinerary with events. Yes, you want to make sure to provide attendees with plenty of content for their time, but building free time allows participants to explore their surroundings. This is also a great way to give back to the local businesses and attractions in your host destination. For those that may want to stick close to the venue, be sure to choose a site with plenty of amenities, recreational opportunities, and dining options.

Inspiring Surroundings

The best way to make the most out of your meeting destination is to surround yourself with things to do! Many of Cooperstown's unforgettable attractions are just steps away from The Otesaga, including Fenimore Art Museum, The Farmers' Museum, the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, and our iconic Main Street. Guests at The Otesaga can also take advantage of our lakeside location, by renting a canoe, kayak, or paddle board. Even if there's only time for a short break, a stroll around the resort grounds surrounded by the spectacular view of Otsego Lake is the perfect way to recharge.

Let's Meet

At The Otesaga, our team of professionals can guide you through all that the Cooperstown area has to offer your attendees on their own time. Contact us today to plan your next meeting, with inspiration from our scenic views and fascinating cultural attractions.

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