We often equate summer with long school breaks and family vacations. However, companies can also take advantage of the warmer months. Summer is an ideal time to reset your company’s game plan and rejuvenate your employees. And there are numerous benefits to scheduling corporate events from June through August.
You save money. There’s less of a demand for meetings during the summer, which can mean deeper discounts for you. That’s on top of already competitive summer rates. Double win. Also, you’ll likely have more leverage when negotiating prices for audio-visual and food and beverage needs.
Also, with fewer corporate events to compete with, you’ll likely be “catered to” by the hotel’s meetings and banquet staff.
It’s an ideal time for your business to refocus and reconnect. Companies sometimes lose steam mid-year. Enthusiasm wanes and it’s often hard to regain focus on your business’ goals. Getting away for a few days to hone in on current business challenges, employee relationships, and your company’s aspirations can be the shot in the arm you need to get back on track.
In addition, if your hotel is located within a popular tourist destination (like Daytona Beach!), there are even more options for employee bonding. Take the afternoon off for a group fishing excursion, kayak tour, or zip lining adventure. Of course, at Daytona’s Grand Resort you can mix business with pleasure by conducting your meeting poolside.
Hotels want to keep great staff. Because event bookings taper off in the summer, resorts often lose key their staff to more consistent employment opportunities. Hotels want to keep their valuable employees, and corporate events provide them a steady work schedule throughout the slow season.
If Daytona Beach is on your radar for a corporate getaway, the Plaza is a great option for you. Daytona’s Grand Resort is the 5th largest meeting venue in Volusia County. With over 40,000 square feet of meeting space, we can accommodate any size event you have planned. We also provide varied meeting backdrops - from flexible indoor meeting spaces to outdoor poolside and terrace areas.
Companies of all types can benefit from getting out of the office this summer to recharge your business. Whether you’re head of a ten-employee start up or a corporate powerhouse, summer meetings are always a smart business decision.