Delivered snacks are a simple solution to time-crunched meetings. They are convenient, quick and allow everyone involved to continue working uninterrupted. The downfall? Delivery options are typically unhealthy, greasy and have the potential to hinder productivity, rather than jump-start it. That’s where these three companies come in.
Changes occur every day in the hospitality industry, but one of the biggest is the high turnover of employees. Much of this can be attributed to the people who make up staff—students, part-time and those who work in seasonal locations. This can make building the perfect team difficult.
These mountain meeting spots defy convention. Meeting rooms at hotels and conference centers are fine, but sometimes a more evocative setting can get a group’s creative juices flowing and catalyze a dynamic that’s difficult to foster in the usual event spaces. Here’s a roundup of some unique venues and outdoor spaces that offer something completely different in the Mountain West.
TAOS, NEW MEXICO’S ARTS AND SKIING MECCA, represents different things to different people. It all depends how you look at it: in a gallery, from the top of a mountain or back in time. The history here gives Plymouth Rock a run for its money. The Taos Valley was settled by the Spanish in the 1600s, and the historic plaza has been the centerpiece of town since the late 1700s.
MEETING IN A MUSEUM provides a distinctive setting for events and a fresh atmosphere. At museums, attendees are surrounded by art and artifacts, or they find themselves in a place where they can experience both history and nature.
It’s hard to beat a patio lunch on a sunny spring day or wrapping up with a little après on a favorite mid-mountain or slopeside deck. Just like beer tastes somehow tastes even better after a round of golf in the mountains, the same can be say for suds or spirits after a full day of skiing or boarding (or after being inside for meetings!). Groups can score big with attendees by hosting a patio gathering at ski areas or historic mountain downtowns almost any season.
Montage Deer Valley’s Elements of Wellness provides a unique and easy way to incorporate relaxing and healthful activities into a corporate gathering or incentive trip in Park City. When booking the program as part of a stay, guests receive six “Elements” credits per day to experience their choice of spa and beauty services, fitness activities, mind-body offerings, outdoor excursions, and healthy cuisine.
BRACE YOURSELF—this is going to hurt a little. Tough love always does.
Q: I’m planning a trade show. How can I best partner with exhibitors to ensure we’re both successful?
A: First, understand that the person who completed the trade show agreement is not likely the person who will set up the display or staff the booth.
Identify and communicate with key players early to ensure they’re leveraging activation opportunities before, during and after the show. Following is an exhibitor success guide to serve your organization’s needs.