by Susan Smolarek
Four diamond resorts, historic mansions, and beautiful hotels will personalize your stay and make your meeting or conference seem like a vacation. Creating an experience is key to any meeting or conference. Utilize a destination which offers unique, non-traditional options and venues that will surpass your expectations. Choose spacious meeting rooms designed to foster creativity, with windows that look out to a lake, golf course, or a beautiful veranda. For a more flexible layout, a historic mansion, a cruise boat, theatre, winery, or a new entertainment venue with live music and a game show will capture your attendees’ attention, and offer teambuilding within your meeting.
While creating a focused, dynamic meeting or conference is of the utmost importance, what is done off the clock is just as vital. Look to options for all seasons, to recharge your attendees and add value to your conference. Many activities are year-round; zip lining, rock climbing, fishing, and skiing. Dinner, music and a game show, or a group cooking class are great fun that bring your group together. Upscale spas, dining, and shopping will also enhance the experience your attendees will forever talk about.
Go Over the Top (three Lake Geneva examples)
- Host your meeting in a theatre with the speaker on stage. As the speaker finishes, popcorn is passed, and Tristan Crist comes on stage to entertain your group with his illusion show.
- As your meeting wraps up on the docked boat at Lake Geneva Cruise Line, the anchor is up, the bar is rolled in with cocktails and appetizers, and you are off on a great lake tour, with a stop at Pier 290 for dinner on the lake front.
- The speaker finishes at Rosewood (a state-of-the-art music theater), the curtain goes up and live music begins with cocktails and dinner being served.
Create Something Together
At the end of your conference, get your group together to create something memorable for themselves as a take away from the meeting experience, or create something for a charitable organization to leave behind, to further enhance the lives of others, and be truly remembered in the experience you have created for your team.
Susan Smolarek is the Group Sales Manager of VISIT Lake Geneva. Find more for your group at www.VisitLakeGeneva.com or contact Susan at susan@VISITlakegeneva.com