The corporate world has had a tough two years dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic and fluctuating business. Balancing between the devil and the Deas Sea is no joke and still managing to pump out brilliant work week after week is applaud-worthy. When someone said actions are louder than words, they meant, ‘Bosses! Take your team out!’ It’s imperative to give your team some TLC for sticking around when times were tough and for not jumping ship. This outlook has witnessed a rise of luxury corporate retreats, which work wonderfully to help your team bond, relax and feel engaged in the company’s mission and vision.
A slight shift in setting can work wonders for the business, ignite thoughtful conversation and build trust, which leaves you with a close-knit team. Compiled by the House of Party planning these are the best luxury resorts for an ideal corporate retreat.
7. The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch, Saratoga, Wyoming
A 38,000square-foot Trailhead Lodge is an excellent way of treating your company. This premium property offers myriad options from a rejuvenating spa, a collection of lodge rooms, cabin suites and residences, and a variety of authentic outdoor adventures. The family-friendly community setting is a great way to bond with co-workers over bike rides, enjoy wine from the cellar, and more.
The competitive spirits can come out of the office cabins and into the wild while you fight it over archery, long-range rifles, ATV adventures, or enjoy at the barn with animals and their young ones. There is no better place to experience a one-of-a-kind, all-inclusive ranch experience with the freshest food, utmost luxury, and captivating nature.
6. Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora
After working late hours and even extra time, sometimes all one needs is a whole unwinding vacation. No activities to wear you out, no early hours only relaxing by the cerulean blue waters, in overwater bungalow suites, or beachfront villa estates is one way to do it. Four Seasons Resort gives you a chance to marvel at the Tahitian night sky, lose yourself in the lagoon, wine, dine on the fresh seafood at Fish House at Fare Hoa, and eclectic Asian cuisine at Vaimiti.
For those who want to experience the rich marine life, more than a hundred species of marine life can be met at Ruahatu Lagoon Sanctuary. The Te Mahana Spa will take all the work stress off your shoulders with breathtaking lagoon and ocean views.
5. One&Only Palmilla, San José del Cabo, Mexico
As you leave the brainstorming, strategizing, and arguing behind, your company gets an unforgettable taste of Mexican charm at One&Only Palmilla, an exceptional Los Cabos resort. There are loads to do at the resort which is ideal for large groups who can indulge in sea and water-based activities, play a few rounds of golf, or even enjoy a wellness experience with Mexican Spiritual Healers.
Oceanfront rooms are one way to unwind, while the more immersive Casita Suites offer a charming traditional Mexican getaway.
4. Little Palm Island, Florida Keys
The most unforgettable corporate events need the most special retreat, and Little Palm Island is the escape you need after working hard. The resort is one of the most luxurious yet unpretentious options to unravel and have a good time. There are as many as 30 thatch-roof style bungalows on five acres of beachfront property. Little Palm Island has one restaurant, a bar, one pool with a bar, a fitness center, and a full-service luxury spa for the comfort of their guests.
The Sandbar Sessions is a great way to enjoy an evening with office friends and work wives and husbands with an entertaining intimate concert with performances by artists like Emmylou Harris, John Hiatt, Ronnie Spector, and Jefferson Starship. The location doesn’t allow kids below 18 years of age, no television or phones guaranteeing the much-needed respite and tranquility.
3. Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California
There is nothing more fun than ditching the office cubicle for a few days of fun at the incredibly scenic Big Sur. Allow your corporate event to be dubbed a success by heading your company straight to the 39-room resort that’s undoubtedly one of the most beautiful hotels in the United States. The natural setting is ideal when combined with its organic architecture.
The cliff-side resort dishes out spectacular views at any time of day and offers eight categories of rooms. The adult-only property flaunts two cliff-top hot basking spas and one swimming pool. Other activities include morning yoga, guided hikes, stargazing, and whale watching, all of which don’t steal from your downtime.
2. The Phoenician, Scottsdale, Arizona
Arizona’s most luxurious getaway will make your employees happier than the annual bonus. The Phoenician has your corporate retreat covered from airport pickups to team-building activities. Cheer the team to do their best at the three-level pool complex or relax in the enriching spa. If missing the competitive milieu of the office, they can fight it out at the athletic club and golf course.
As far as team-building exercises are concerned, the Phoenician offers experiences such as a Southwestern salsa, margarita challenge, and photo scavenger hunt in Old Town Scottsdale. There is plenty to do and enjoy with three restaurants, 27 holes of championship golf, and an 11-court tennis facility.
1. Gateway Canyons Resort, Gateway, Colorado
Nothing can rejuvenate a hard-working team like a few days in nature, and a Gateway Canyons luxury resort vacation has ample. Nestled in the heart of red rock country, this place is entertainment personified with loads of fun activities. From scaling peaks, going horseback riding, unearthing dinosaur bones, here are many new experiences to participate in. lazy souls can opt-out of an adventurous day to do the exact opposite and pamper themselves in the spa or dine under a chandelier of brilliant stars.
The Gateway Canyon Retreat offers a holiday with a purpose, entertainment with enlightenment with a motley of bucket-list-worthy excursions and educational activities. It’s time you engaged in some fun at the gaming loft and challenged your boss at air hockey and a game of foosball. After all, a little competition never hurt anyone!