• Seven Springs Mountain Resort Offers Adventurous Teambuilding

     
    POSTED October 20, 2014
     
Soon the scenery around Seven Springs Mountain Resort will be ablaze with fall foliage providing the perfect backdrop for a teambuilding event at the resort. Seven Springs is about an hour southeast of Pittsburgh and offers a peaceful mountain setting for meetings and teambuilding opportunities, which are great for staff, classmates or friends of all courage levels.
 
 “A lot of times traditional teambuilding things tend to separate people,” said John Hess, director of sales. However, the outdoor challenge course at Seven Springs is close to the ground and designed to produce good group dynamics, not fear.
 
Team building encompasses experiential and adventure learning by encouraging individuals to work cooperatively, challenge themselves in a supportive environment, improve self-esteem and learn creative approaches to problem-solving. Groups participate in games, travel through obstacle stations and decide ways to solve proposed challenges together.  “Everybody has to work together,” Hess emphasized.
 
In contrast, the resort’s Alpine Tower is a physical climbing challenge for those not afraid of heights. Groups may choose one of the other resort activities including culinary activities, indoor bowling, mini golf or one of resort’s two extensive zipline courses for further teambuilding. 
 
“Most of the groups we’ve done teambuilding with come back multiple times,” Hess said.
 
For the more formal side of gatherings, the resort offers a wide variety of meeting and banquet spaces including 18 meeting rooms with a total of 60,000 square feet of meeting space. Other available amenities include state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and catering menus designed to meet all budgets.

When it comes to team building, nothing quite builds trust among co-workers like handling heavy-duty construction equipment. Operating year-round just 30 minutes southeast of St. Paul in Hastings, Extreme Sandbox provides the chance for groups to work together outside, rain or shine (or snow), to accomplish challenges while using construction equipment like bulldozers and excavators. 

 

Sheraton Dallas Hotel has introduced a new outdoor event space under its new event programming, Dare to Outdoors. The hotel’s catering team has partnered with Pacific Plaza Park, a 3.7-acre green space in Downtown Dallas. The park features a 31,950 square-foot lawn space and permanent seating, as well as night-sky friendly lights for star-watchers. Three food truck power outlets are available and standard outlets are located throughout the park.

 

In 1927, Hilton Hotels’ founder Conrad Hilton said, "Abilene, Texas, will be well prepared to handle large conventions and please the most fastidious visitor." Nearly 95 years later, Abilene has fulfilled this vision and is excited to welcome back the Hilton family of hotels in the heart of downtown Abilene with a recently announced DoubleTree by Hilton.