In January, many organizations, companies and consultants start planning their yearly schedule but finding a quiet, professional space is usually the biggest challenge to holding their events, meetings or workshops. Our conference room at University Inn Hotel was built in 2014, with a professional decor, fully equipped with audio and visual equipment (with a 50″ monitor and HDMI hookup) and is furnished with tables and chairs that can be arranged for several layouts. We have ample parking, accessible restrooms for men and women just across the hall, as well as a spacious lobby just outside the room to serve food, drinks and mingle before and after the event. Read More
Who doesn’t love celebrating the holidays with friends and family? This is that wonderful time of year (Thanksgiving and Christmas) that family and friends may be coming to the Bluegrass to spend time with your family. You want to show them a good time, as well as have time to prepare and serve your holiday feast. You want to create precious memories while also not feeling stressed and overwhelmed, and you also don’t want to make them feel uncomfortable or out of place. All of the above can be accomplished with a little planning and good communication with your guests. Here’s a few tips to plan for the best time of the year with your guests. Read More
According to the United States Department of Transportation’s holiday travel statistics, travel to a destination 50 miles or more away increases by 54% over Thanksgiving weekend and only by 23% during Christmas and New Year’s. This is the time we start to make our holiday travel plans, where we’re going to go, who we’re going to see and how we’re going to get there. But if we spent a little time planning ahead, we can find some easy ways to reduce travel-related stress. This is important especially during the holiday season so you can make the most of your time spent with family and friends. If you get to your destination exhausted, tired or frustrated by the journey, can you really enjoy the celebration? Read More
“Several studies have shown that when you buy from an independent, locally-owned business, rather than a nationally-owned businesses, significantly more of your money is used to make purchases from other local businesses, service providers, and farms — continuing to strengthen the economic base of the community.” – Sustainable Connections
Planning for an upcoming surgery is a stressful time for the patient and their family. Here are some steps you can take to prepare for your upcoming surgery or medical procedure to ensure your body is ready for the stress of surgery and the process of healing post-surgery. Read More
As you prepare for an upcoming business trip, you are busy preparing for your upcoming presentation, interview or your sales pitch as you meet new prospects. You want to focus on making the best first impression to get the job, the new client or make new partnerships. So the last thing you want to spend time and focus on is transportation, lodging and logistic details. If you have a secretary or a travel department, you’re can rely on them for the booking and scheduling, but if you’re an entrepreneur or job applicant, you may be on your own. Read More
Spring has finally Spring in the Bluegrass Region! And after months of being sequestered inside, everyone is ready to get outside, explore and smell the flowers! What better way to do all the above and get in some healthy, low-impact exercise than to go on a Walking Tour with your friends, family or on your own during your visit to Lexington, KY.
The Golf season is right around the corner, and none too soon after such a long winter. April and May offers ideal temperatures, so Spring golf in the Bluegrass Region is outstanding. The weather is almost perfect, the flowers bloom along the fairways and the golf courses are usually in prime condition. If you are planning a trip to Lexington, KY area, then it is an ideal time to play golf in the Bluegrass.
Enjoy world class golf courses at affordable prices in Lexington, Kentucky. Our temperate climate makes year round golf a possibility, and the setting is unforgettable. Spend a day, or two, with friends, surrounded by the legendary landscape of the Horse Capital of the World. Read More
Online reviews and feedback are becoming ever more important in the consumer buying decisions; 92% of internet users read product reviews and 89% of people say that reviews influence their purchasing decision. And this is even more influential and pertinent when it comes to the hotel industry for the consumer, as well as the hotel management staff:
“In 2011, the use of online reviews and social media reached an unprecedented level of adoption within the hotel industry – becoming nearly universally embraced by hotel executives as a key source of customer insight, a tool to achieve operational and service excellence, and a way to drive revenue growth.” -ReviewPro
Traveling of any kind can be stressful from the planning stage until the moment your plane lands, especially if you are traveling for business. You want to focus on the upcoming meeting, event or interview, and less on the travel arrangements and details. Choosing the right hotel can make or break your trip, considering that is where you’ll be spending a large portion of your night for very needed rest and relaxation after your busy days. Read More
Although it can be a daunting task to find just the right place for your soon-to-be-graduating senior but here are some tips when you start researching campuses.
1. Before you start planning, research the schools. First narrow down the numbers and then research websites, forums, guidebooks and catalogues. The more research you do beforehand, you’ll know which questions to ask to learn more when you’re there.
More and more business professionals and entrepreneurs find themselves on the road a large portion of their calendar. Preparation is the key to reducing stress, minimizing hassle and increasing productivity for your upcoming business trip. Here are few tips from other seasoned travelers:
Are Face to Face Meetings Out-of-Date? Why not?
Despite the convenience of the internet, conference calls, online meetings platforms, and video chats, there is still value in the face-to-face meeting. There are definite benefits of the traditional meeting setup, sitting with colleagues and employees hashing out strategies, bouncing off ideas and being a physical part of the interchange of problem-solving.
Through the face-to-face meeting, you are able to see and hear one another in the same room, with the full vocal and visual communication to better understand and interpret what others are saying. It’s easier to quickly respond to questions, be creative and keep discussions private and confidential.
Long flights, extended airport layovers or delays, hours of commuting or road travel, back-to-back business meetings, and lunches with clients or colleagues during your travel mean hours and hours of sitting. Extended periods of sedentary activity can increase muscle aches & pains, ill-temper and digestive issues. How do you combat these symptoms when traveling for business, personal or medical reasons?
Exercise! Here are some tips to help you prepare for travel-workout sessions:
Traveling to another city for medical treatment brings a host of complications in an already stressful time. Receiving medical treatment far from home can be challenging. Some of the biggest issues are (1) finding affordable places to stay, (2) dealing with transportation and scheduling issues, and (3) figuring out how to feel comfortable in an unfamiliar city.
Since your health and the required treatment should be your focus and the reduction of stress can aid to your healing process, its imperative that you take care of yourself first and plan ahead so you feel at ease during your stay.