Resorts and hotels are good locations when your evens will be coming out of town. These types of event locations are typically used for corporate conventions and weddings. Obviously if the bulk your guests are from out of town they will need a place to sleep. With your guests already sleeping at a certain hotel or resort, it makes perfect sense to hold the rest of your event there as well making it so your guests do not have to leave the premises.
Resorts and hotels offer certain amenities that other event venues do not. Your guests will feel like they are on a vacation instead of a corporate retreat or attending an out of town wedding if you select the right locations. Some hotels have state of the art exercise rooms and Olympic pools for your attendees to enjoy as well as other amenities. Resort locations are even better in this category with golf courses, spas, and fine dining locations.
If you will be planning a several day event for out of town guests, you should strongly consider holding the event at a resort or hotel. Your guests will be extremely grateful that you did since they will not have to leave the resort grounds for the meeting and can enjoy all of the fine things that resorts and hotels have to offer.