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Think Winter?
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Think Winter?
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Gorgeous blue skies. Bright sunshine. Planning for winter meetings? It feels wrong to think about freezing temperatures during the summer, but meeting planners are always working ahead to prepare for future events. It's time to think winter, and here are some things to keep in mind while organizing your event....
Welcome to 1909!
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Welcome to 1909!
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
The Otesaga is gearing up for a brand new dining experience! 1909 Restaurant is opening soon, and our take on the modern steakhouse is sure to appeal to every palate. With fresh new flavors and lakeside views, 1909 is the perfect destination for a cozy date night....
The 4-1-1 on Conference Freebies: Do They Really Work?
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The 4-1-1 on Conference Freebies: Do They Really Work?
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Everyone who attends a conference knows that free stuff abounds - from tote bags to flash drives to mints, there's no shortage of branded promotional items being distributed....
Laid Back or Action Packed The Ultimate Vacation Showdown
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Laid Back or Action Packed The Ultimate Vacation Showdown
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Vacationers have different opinions on what makes the perfect itinerary for a summer getaway. Some make plans for a "put your feet up and relax" style of vacation, while others choose to stay active. No matter what side you land on, The Otesaga is the ideal place to serve all of your vacation needs, with plenty of ways to get you out and about, or kicking back in style....
Keeping it Clean: 9 Ways to Make Your Conference or Event Environmentally Friendly
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Keeping it Clean: 9 Ways to Make Your Conference or Event Environmentally Friendly
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
For event planners, a sustainable meeting or conference is becoming more and more the norm. Incorporating eco-friendly elements is easier now than ever before, and partnering with the right venue is important in making sure attendees don't miss "the old way" of doing things. Read on for some ideas to keep in mind when starting the planning process:...
A Golfer's Paradise: A Behind the Scenes Look at Leatherstocking Golf Course with Superintendent Mik
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A Golfer's Paradise: A Behind the Scenes Look at Leatherstocking Golf Course with Superintendent Mike O'Neill
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
My favorite part of the day is without a doubt the early morning when we are getting out on the golf course...The lake and the surrounding environment is nothing short of special...
5 Essential Tips for Feeding Hungry Meeting Attendees
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5 Essential Tips for Feeding Hungry Meeting Attendees
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
One of the most important tasks of planning a meeting is keeping your attendees well-fed throughout the course of your event. You have the daunting challenge of providing enough food, without too much waste or overfeeding....
Our 110th Season is Here
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Our 110th Season is Here
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Since opening its doors in 1909, The Otesaga has been a top destination for travelers seeking the serenity of Cooperstown and Lake Otsego. From day one, charming accommodations and gracious hospitality have greeted visitors eager to explore all that our quaint village has to offer....
Seven Handy Tips for Traveling Solo to a Conference
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Seven Handy Tips for Traveling Solo to a Conference
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Attending a conference alone can be an overwhelming experience. The thought of striking up conversations with strangers and eating meals by yourself are enough to make you forget the whole trip altogether. However, with some planning beforehand, the solo conference experience can be a positive one. Here are our seven tips for successfully navigating events on your own....
The Ultimate Wedding Experience at The Otesaga
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The Ultimate Wedding Experience at The Otesaga
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
It's no secret that planning a wedding can be a nerve-wracking endeavor. The wedding planning siteZola recently surveyed 500 engaged and newly married couples, with a staggering 96% responding that they found planning their nuptials stressful. One of the contributing factors to this anxiety was finding the right venue. Read on for reasons why The Otesaga is perfectly suited to help you navigate the planning process, without the headaches....
Five Cocktail Hour Ideas Your Attendees Will Love
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Five Cocktail Hour Ideas Your Attendees Will Love
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
In a perfect world, cocktail hour at a conference or meeting is the place to network with colleagues and important people in your industry. Yet, it can also be fraught with awkward encounters and a low-energy vibe after a long day of breakout sessions and speakers. Read on for some ideas on how to liven up your cocktail hour, and leave a lasting impression on your attendees....
The Ultimate Baseball Lovers Guide to Cooperstown
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The Ultimate Baseball Lovers Guide to Cooperstown
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
With the chill of winter still upon us, it's hard to believe baseball spring training starts later this month in Florida and Arizona. For fans of the game, spring training signals the start of a new season; but baseball is always in season in Cooperstown, home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum......
Six Must-Have On-Site Items for Your Conference
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Six Must-Have On-Site Items for Your Conference
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Your conference is finally here! The months of planning every last detail boil down these one or two days. The venue is set, you've created a catchy event hashtag, now it's time for your attendees to arrive. To prevent your hard work from going to waste, we've compiled a list of some of the most important items to have waiting for conference-goers as they walk into the venue, ready to network, learn, and have fun....
5 Rejuvenating Reasons Why a Facial Can Benefit Your Overall Health
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5 Rejuvenating Reasons Why a Facial Can Benefit Your Overall Health
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Setting aside time for a facial can feel like a luxury beyond what your schedule allows. However, there are real benefits to making self-care a priority in your life. Here are some tangible, feel-good results that facials can provide....
Spa Science
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Spa Science
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Over the past few years, the term self-care has been a hot topic in the health and wellness sphere. A practice that was once considered indulgent and only attainable to those who could afford lavish days at an overpriced spa or travel to remote retreat centers has now become mainstream and is more accessible than ever before....
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How to Use Social Media to Drive Attendance
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
With all of the hard work that goes into meeting and event planning, you want to attract as many attendees as possible to share the experience. Using the expansive reach of social media can help you achieve your attendance goals and leave you well-positioned for future events. Read on for tips on how to harness this powerful tool before, during, and after your event....
Reasons Why Travelers Love The ORH
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Reasons Why Travelers Love The ORH
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
The Otesaga Resort Hotel's well-earned reputation for providing guests with exquisite lodging accommodations among one of the most beautiful lakeside settings in the country is reason alone to plan your visit. However, our superior guest services, attention to detail, and a number of amenities keep guests coming back time and time again....
Work Hard, Play Harder - The Fun Side of Meetings
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Work Hard, Play Harder - The Fun Side of Meetings
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Week after week (after week!), employees and management teams are subjected to tedious office or company-wide meetings. It's no wonder most employees cite meetings as unproductive and boring....
Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Otesaga
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Celebrate Thanksgiving at The Otesaga
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Start a new Thanksgiving tradition this year. Forgo the stress of hosting - and the preparation that comes with it - and celebrate Thanksgiving at The Otesaga....
Meeting Planners Checklist
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Meeting Planner's Checklist
Posted by: The Otesaga Resort Hotel
Whether you're a seasoned pro at meeting planning or the responsibility to plan an event fell under the "other duties as assigned" caveat in your job description, it pays to have an organized method for planning a meeting. A to-do list is an essential part of the process. To ensure you cross all of your T's and dot your I's, we've created this meeting planning checklist to help get you on your way....
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