Sponsored by Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
Even with the most dynamic of speakers and content, meeting attendees need breaks and breaks that involve just milling around the conference room enjoying a quick snack can be found anywhere. But in Lake Tahoe with hiking, kayaking, skiing, biking, and more right out your front door – breaks take on a whole new meaning.
Researchers have long touted the benefits of exercise for reducing stress, but they are now also finding that spending time in nature has extra perks like sharper thinking and boosting creativity.
There’s nothing worse than traveling to a beautiful location and then spending all of your daylight hours in a conference room. Kris Keesling, senior sales manager at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, works with groups on break ideas that range from walking trail maps, to setting up meeting schedules that allow for hitting the mountain for a few midday ski runs.
“We have a bi-state park with trails that lead past waterfalls and offer panoramic vistas of Lake Tahoe right behind the hotel,” Keesling said. “They can leave the meeting, head out the door, and soak in some Tahoe sunshine. It gets the blood pumping and offers a chance to refocus and brainstorm. We make sure our meeting guests get to take full advantage of our location.”
We’re on a Boat
Breaks don’t all have to be midday. Why not set the tone and start off the meeting day with an unforgettable experience? Lake Tahoe’s crystal clear waters and outfitters like South Tahoe Stand Up Paddle offer custom-designed corporate, and large group, programs for all levels - with equipment rental available as well. Besides just being plain fun, kayaking and paddle boarding offer the chance to network and build relationships through shared experiences.
From a few moments in mountain pose, to balancing deep thoughts while standing in tree pose, yoga can be the chance to stretch your mind and body after taking in a lot of information. Offering your attendees mats and an instructor to lead them through a series of simple movements can help reinvigorate the group for afternoon sessions. The yoga experience is even better when surrounded by natural elements like those found in Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel’s atrium. Natural light from the skylights, an abundance of living plants, and a running stream from the atrium’s koi pond bring the outdoors in for a relaxing experience.
Play with Your Food
Stimulate both your taste buds and your conversations with a cooking demonstration and tasting. Culinary events, such as Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel’s newest offering Shabu Shabu, offer meeting participants a quick and fun educational break that also energizes them through food. This program offers a Japanese hotpot dish that diners make themselves, or a Japanese tea ceremony complete with matcha tea tasting.
Life’s a Beach
When the weather and the venue permits, take advantage of the outdoors. Break up the usual routine and offer packed lunches that can be enjoyed on a meeting break at the beach. Sure everyone might come back with a little sand between their toes, but it’s worth it.
A Team that Plays Together
Team building: the term itself can bring on eye rolls, but, at its best it can be … well, amazing! In the summer months, a ride up the Heavenly Gondola, located right next door to Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, elevates two necessary elements for the brain – happiness and learning. With shimmering Lake Tahoe as a backdrop, groups can tackle activities such as ropes courses, ziplines, tubing, a mountain coaster and rock-climbing wall.
Sponsored by Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is South Lake Tahoe’s only all-suite hotel. Located at the base of Heavenly Ski Resort and moments from world-class gaming, dining, ice-skating, golf, shopping, hiking, biking, entertainment, and lake activities, the resort’s stylish Lake Tahoe accommodations are perfect for families, corporate meetings & retreats, social functions and groups, or an adventure vacation. Every hotel reservation at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel includes a comfortable two-room suite, free breakfast buffet, and a nightly happy hour.