... With a new year on the horizon, many are looking to leave 2020 behind for better days ahead. As the meeting planning industry has worked quickly to adapt to the challenges of the pandemic, 2021 will bring new hurdles but also renewed hope that the crisis will eventually subside. Here are some ideas to consider as you plan for events in the coming months.
... Cooperstown is four seasons of fun and relaxation, and now you can experience it year round at The Otesaga! For the first time in our history, we’re open throughout the winter and ready to welcome guests during our most serene season. If you’re ready for some downtime, our upstate New York hotel is the perfect place to enjoy getaways that will leave you rested and ready to take on the new year, with plenty of delicious dining to fuel the fun.
... The holiday season is usually a time to gather your team together and celebrate the successes of another year. While 2020 presents new challenges to the annual holiday party, there are still ways to honor your employees’ hard work while staying safe and having fun. As everyone looks ahead to a brighter 2021, it’s important to take a moment to reward their effort, whether it’s an in-person, socially distanced event or a virtual get-together full of holiday spirit!
Exploring local flavor is one of the best parts of a visit to Upstate New York, and that includes the many wineries that are found in the nearby Finger Lakes region. With The Otesaga now open year-round, it’s the perfect time to plan your getaway and pair some of the great vintages of New York with the seasonal flavors of our Hawkeye Bar & Grill menu. ...
... During the COVD-19 pandemic, meeting planners have had to reimagine events to fit in a socially distanced world. With face-to-face communication crucial to networking and connecting with fellow attendees, planners got creative, employing event platforms to make the best of virtual and hybrid conferences. But what next? As people clamor for in-person events, yet still feel uneasy about large gatherings, how do meetings evolve? Smaller meetings are one solution to this problem; here are some things to consider as you plan for a more intimate work gathering.
... With a setting steeped in natural beauty, Cooperstown is filled with romantic spots that are perfect for proposing to that special someone. If you’re planning an upstate New York getaway for just the two of you, keep these picturesque and iconic places in mind when you’re ready to pop the question.