Highly acclaimed and world-renowned for hospitality, the lush and legendary countryside of New York’s Sullivan Catskills, long a summer vacation destination, is also an all-season destination perfect for business meetings, sales conventions and corporate retreats.
More than Meets the Eye
There’s no denying that hospitality is in the region’s DNA. After all, its small town of Bethel hosted a half-million people in 1969 at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Large, small or something in between — planners should consider the variety of meeting venues here, all within striking distance of New York City.
Large Conference Centers with Lodging
The Sullivan Catskills hosts four contemporary full-service showcase properties ideal for your next conference, convention, or sales meeting. They all have state-of-the-art A/V technology, space for breakout sessions, business centers and concierge services.
KARTRITE HOTEL & WATERPARK is the USA’s most modern, state-of-the-art, indoor waterpark, with 324 exquisitely designed rooms and suites and a fantastic lodge experience set right in the mountains. An unbelievable adventure for all ages and perfect for meetings with 7,600 square feet of flexible meeting space.
RESORTS WORLD CATSKILLS offers 45,000 square feet of space and seven breakout rooms. The resort can accommodate up to 2,000 guests. This 18-story all-suite hotel, casino and entertainment complex features 100,000 square feet of gaming action including: Las-Vegas style table games, state-of-the art slot machines, a poker room and private gaming salons.
THE VILLA ROMA RESORT AND CONFERENCE CENTER with its breathtaking scenic views offers 40,000 square feet of meeting space, accommodates up to 600 guests and has 10 breakout rooms sprinkled throughout the 200 on-site one- and two-bedroom suites. A wide variety of on and off-site entertainment and activities are also available.
YO1 HEALTH RESORT is a 130-room wellness center on 1,300 acres of pristine landscape that offers a true sense of place where guests experience rejuvenation through a deep and thoughtful examination of their health and inner well-being for comprehensive wellness. Suitable for corporate wellness and yoga retreats, teambuilding activities or golf outings, there is 10,000 square feet of meeting space, including five breakout rooms and a business center.
Huddle Up with Small Meetings and Staff Retreats
Find inspiration and strategies for your company’s next big product launch surrounded by nature in all its glory. A dozen venues here can host small meetings and staff retreats and most offer lodging including: Callicoon Hills, The Chatwal Lodge, The Eldred Preserve, The Inn at Lake Joseph, The Arnold House, The DeBruce, North Branch Inn, Kenoza Hall and Nine River Road. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts — at its multiple on-site spaces — can accommodate meetings as small as 20 to as large as 425.
After a long day of meetings, your group will want to relax and recharge. While many venues (especially the four showcase properties) offer on-site diversions, you might think outside the box and consider off-site experiences at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Forestburgh Playhouse, The Hurleyville Performing Arts Center, The Sullivan Catskills Dove Trail, The Good Taste Craft Beverage Trail, The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum or river rafting trips on the Delaware (there are plenty of day-trip liveries to choose from).
The Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association can guide and connect you with representatives from any of these venues and others. They are well-versed in accommodating your meeting planning logistics, developing customized itineraries, and facilitating contracts with properties, attractions and operators.
For details, check out SullivanCatskills.com then contact Roberta Byron-Lockwood or Herb Clark at 1-800-882-CATS.