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Ring in the New Year: Meeting Trends to Watch in 2024

By: Otesaga Resort Hotel / 15 Dec 2023

With 2024 on the horizon, the world of meetings and events is ready to transform how we gather and connect. At The Otesaga, meetings transcend the ordinary, elevating into experiences that blend elegance with innovation. Nestled amidst the serene beauty of Cooperstown, our venue sets the stage for gatherings that inspire, connect, and leave an indelible mark on all who attend. Here are the meeting trends to watch out for in 2024.

More Than the Meeting

Meetings are no longer confined to boardrooms; they've evolved into experiential journeys that extend beyond the confines of a venue. Whether it's team bonding activities by Otsego Lake, historical excursions to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, or strolling Cooperstown's iconic Main Street, we believe that intertwining the meeting agenda with the exploration of
our vibrant surroundings enriches the overall experience. These moments of discovery create cherished memories that linger long after the meeting adjourns.

Sustainability as Standard

The focus on sustainability in meetings remains at the forefront, with a greater emphasis on eco-friendly practices. From reduced waste initiatives to carbon-neutral events, look for sustainability to be a non-negotiable aspect of event planning. At The Otesaga, We are dedicated to reducing our ecological footprint by incorporating environmental best practices wherever we can, from green weddings to eco-friendly cleaning products.

Flexible Spaces

Versatile and adaptable spaces continue to be important for meetings both big and small. Venues that offer multifunctional areas catering to various meeting sizes and formats will be highly sought after. The Otesaga offers flexible floor plans to fit any style of event, from small VIP meetings to lavish corporate affairs. Take a 360° tour of our inspiring spaces
here.

Wellness Integration

Planning for attendee well-being is increasingly a priority for meetings and events. Incorporating wellness elements into the agenda is important for participants, from mindful breaks to more health-conscious menu options, as well as offering creative ways to stay active. At the resort, your attendees can use our tennis and pickleball courts in season, as well as rent bikes, canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddle boards. We also offer yoga classes and will soon introduce meditation classes and wellness workshops, a great way to relax during a busy meeting or conference. In addition to our onsite fitness center, Otesaga guests have access to the nearby Clark Sports Center, where an indoor rock wall and pool await those looking to get moving, as well as group fitness classes.

As we move into 2024, these trends underscore the dynamic nature of the meetings industry. At The Otesaga, we are committed to embracing changes, offering unparalleled experiences that resonate with the evolving needs of our guests.Contact us to plan your next meeting or event at The Otesaga, where innovation meets timeless elegance for an unforgettable gathering.

The Otesaga Resort Hotel remains steadfast in our efforts to ensure the health and safety of our staff and guests. We continue to adhere to our strict cleaning and safety guidelines. Please visit our website for more information on Otesaga CARE - our commitment to a Clean And Responsible Environment.

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