A Matter of Convenience
One of the biggest conveniences is the fact that everything is onsite. Lodging, meeting rooms, dining, special event venues, leisure activities... everything under one roof. For you, the planner, that means less hassle and worry about transportation and its cost. For your attendees, knowing they can, in most cases, easily go back to their rooms if they forgot something or even if they just need some quiet time on their own.
At Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, WI, “the conference venue is just steps away from the suites, dining, shopping, the spa and entertainment,” said Laurie Hobbs, director of marketing. “A resort is like a city - everything you need, all under one roof.”
You’ll find the same convenience at Arrowwood Resort & Conference Center in Alexandria, MN. “Within our property, our meeting space, many activities... it’s all connected,” said Shari Prause, director of sales and marketing. “If the weather isn’t as nice, you don’t have to go outside at all. However, if it’s nice out, there are so many outdoor activities available.”
For those attendees that bring their families, it’s knowing they are also just steps away from them, not blocks away at a convention center while their families are back at the hotel. And while those attendees are in their meetings, their families are experiencing all the resort or lodge has to offer.
Many resorts and lodges offer planner assistance when it comes to creating programs that meet their objectives. These dedicated personnel are experienced in planning meetings and helping planners maximize their time at, and use of, the facility, making it easier to market and plan a meeting.
“Our conference services team works with the planner to make sure they have a successful event,” said Hobbs. “The benefit of having a meeting at a resort is that not only do you have a productive meeting, but you have the incentives as well.”
You know that when you’re planning your meeting, your attendees are a mixed bag of people from different walks of life. With options like live entertainment, golf, hunting and/or fishing and spa retreats, resorts and lodges make your life easier when it comes to finding ways to keep your group entertained. There’s something for everyone. When you’ve eliminated the time spent choosing one or two activities for your group, hoping that everyone enjoys what you’ve selected, you can rest easy knowing that attendees are bound to find something they enjoy.
The more active attendees meeting at Blue Harbor Resort can take advantage of the new Riptide double surf simulator. And those looking to relax can do so at the spa or on a causal lakeside stroll (weather permitting, of course).
“Resorts offer the best of both worlds,” said Prause. “Meeting space, accomodations, activities... everything is here, all in one spot. It makes it easy to get here and stay put.”
Convenience is a standard at resorts and lodges. Why wait any longer to consider one for your next meeting or event?