David struggles to stay awake through business meetings and a rubbery chicken luncheon. Emily is energized by her interactive learning sessions in a state of the art meeting room, five-course tasting menu by a celebrity chef and beachside sand sculpting team activity.
David heads to the hotel lounge after a bland dinner for a marginally happy happy hour. Emily and her colleagues finish their private wine tasting before hopping on a rented Atlantic City jitney and speeding to a nearby lighthouse in “Amazing Race” style.
Whom would YOU rather be?
If you’ve suffered through interminable business functions, you understand the powerful impact creative planning can have. But what if you’ve been tapped to schedule a corporate event even though you’re not a meetings professional? Here are some tips on how to make your meeting memorable:
1. Give Them Something They’ll Never Forget
Today, people expect distinctive excellence for their corporate affairs. Imagine this real-life executive retreat example for your own team…Your day begins with a productive meeting in our brand new Central Conference Center‘s Boardroom. Upon arrival, you are greeted by on site AV technicians that make your digitally focused meeting run smoothly. Your meeting planner reviews your agenda to ensure all points are covered. Our banquet team services your attendees with decadent meals and refreshing breaks off of our menu inspired by celebrity chef Geoffrey Zakarian. Following your meeting, executives decompress with relaxing treatments at Spa Toccare. At dinner, guests experience front-row seats to world-renowned chef Wolfgang Puck’s kitchen at the Chef’s Table
2. Go For The One-Stop
Shop Turning to a unique venue for comprehensive concierge-style services makes good business sense. Whether you’re setting up a board meeting, strategizing session, product launch or trade show, this time-saving technique can ensure success and accolades.
3. Ask Five Essential Meeting Questions
You want to get business done while keeping participants engaged, happy and productive. Beyond confirming attendee numbers, meeting length and overnight accommodation needs, what should you ask meetings managers at venues you’re considering?
- How can you help us make this meeting experience unforgettably unique?
- What audiovisual equipment is available to enhance presentations and events?
- What amenities are offered at your property for my attendees to enjoy?
- What types of team-building or social activities can you provide or connect us with?
- What alternative dining experiences can you offer or arrange?
Working with your venue representative to get these questions answered can mean all the difference between b-o-r-i-n-g and exciting. Expert meetings managers will bring up issues you haven’t considered and offer advice on the settings and activities that may work best with your group’s specific needs and personality.
Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa offers businesses high-end concierge services, ensuring that all details are taken care of so that clients can focus on their organizational goals. Its brand-new Central Conference Center and customizable meeting spaces can accommodate 10 to 3,500 people and feature tasteful décor, built-in lighting and media-rich video and sound systems. Dining menus stay current with the latest culinary trends and are created in consultation with Borgata’s star executive and pastry chefs. Clients enjoy customized onsite and offsite team building and social activities coordinated with acclaimed destination management partners. Call 888-338-4138 to start planning your event today!