• The Allison Inn Offers New Team Building Opportunities

     
    POSTED May 21, 2020
     
  • The Allison Inn Offers New Team Building Opportunities

     
    POSTED May 21, 2020
     
  • The Allison Inn Offers New Team Building Opportunities

     
    POSTED May 21, 2020
     

Located in Oregon’s wine country, The Allison Inn and Spa is offering some new team-building options for meeting planners. Experiences include:

» Smith Teas Tasting: Claire Boyer, Smith Teamaker’s head of education, offers a hands-on class uncovering the exotic world of tea.

» Lotion Blending: Awaken the senses and heighten creativity with a hands-on lotion and essential oil-blending workshop.

» Group Yoga: In-house spa instructors help your group relax and destress.

» Private Wine Tasting: Take advantage of your setting and enjoy a customized group tasting of some of Oregon’s most delicate grapes.

» Chocolate Tastings: Learn to taste flavor profiles of Valrhona chocolates with The Allison’s pastry chef, Shelley Toombs.

Additional experiences include wine blending, do-it-yourself crafts and craft cocktail classes.

The Allison Inn and Spa features 77 rooms and eight suites. The resort has more than 12,000 square feet of meeting space, all located on a single level with a dedicated entrance.

Event planners often prepare for the worst, but one thing they likely didn’t anticipate was a global pandemic when selecting event cancellation insurance policies for their 2020 gatherings. Panicked planners began contacting Marcia McKinney, owner of Northeast Insurance Advisors, in late February and early March, but as meetings and events ground to a halt, they were already out of luck.

“It’s kind of like trying to buy homeowner’s insurance as your house is starting to catch fire... it’s too late,” says McKinney.

 

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