Hosting family reunions is big business for a growing number of hotels. These properties provide families with private spaces where they can meet to socialize and event planners who can create itineraries that are packed with entertaining group activities.
Choosing a hotel for a family reunion isna��t always a straightforward proposition, according to Mike Heflin, the senior vice president of the hotels division at Travel Leaders Group. a�?Many hotels arena��t suited to reunions,a�? he said. a�?Ita��s important to choose one that has lots of gathering spaces and offers families the services of an employee who can oversee their reunion.a�?
Special Events and Lots of Space in Hudson Valley
One such property, Mohonk Mountain House kamagra costa del sol , in New Paltz, N.Y., expects to host 138 reunions this year. Jenna Pena, the propertya��s family reunions manager, said that they tend to range in size from a dozen to 90 people. Most families book the Mohonk Reunion package which includes accommodations, all meals, a private meeting room, activities such as boating and fishing, the assistance of a dedicated family concierge and custom T-shirts for all family members. In addition, Ms. Pena works with families ahead of their reunions to plan special events like painting with wine, game nights, scavenger hunts and campfires with sa��mores. a�?We want to give families the opportunity to create everlasting happy memories,a�? she said. Something to consider a�� ita��s not cheap: Nightly rates per person start at $710.
If youa��re looking to upgrade your special event space, Mohonka��s six-bedroom Grove Lodge is especially popular for family reunions. It has a great room that sprawls over more than 1,000 square feet, with high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and a stone fireplace. Nightly rates for the lodge start at $7,680.