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8 Ideas for Your Next Team Retreat

If your team needs a change of scenery from Zoom backgrounds, but you don’t know where to begin with corporate retreat venues, look no further than this collection of luxury properties.

At SmartFlyer, our team understands how integral offsite meetings and incentive trips are to building effective teams. And once in a while, a new kind of WFHotel experience is needed to generate fresh ideas for the upcoming year and beyond. Whether your team craves the ultimate adventure or a chance to completely unwind in between planning meetings, we hand-selected eight corporate retreat venues that are perfectly positioned for your needs.

  1. Hacienda AltaGracia
  2. Canyon Ranch Woodside
  3. Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
  4. Montage Palmetto Bluff
  5. One&Only Mandarina
  6. Six Senses Ibiza
  7. TERRA farm+manor
  8. Magee Homestead

Hacienda AltaGracia

Pérez Zeledón, Costa Rica

First thing’s first: corporate retreat venues don’t have to be, well…corporate. Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection is the antidote to a boring business meeting. Each of the fifty casitas perched in the mountains above the San Isidro Valley is ultra-private; moreover, many offer their own pool overlooking Costa Rica’s verdant landscape that inspires pura vida spirit. In partnership with THE WELL, the resort reimagines the Costa Rica wellness experience, with cutting-edge treatments in addition to offerings like an immersive four-hour River Bath. After THE WELL refreshes you, your team can set out for hands-on experiences. Try a visit to a nearby farm before wrapping the day in a residential-style meetings space, cocktail (or mocktail if you’re detoxing!) in hand.

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Canyon Ranch Woodside

Woodside, CA

Keeping with the wellness theme during your evaluation of corporate retreat venues, we highly recommend a fully immersive stay at Canyon Ranch Woodside. Canyon Ranch built this Redwood Forest wellness resort around its famed five wellness pillars. Your team’s personal Wellness Guide will craft a hyper-customizable wellness itinerary to fit your team’s specific needs. Whether it’s a personalized Forest Aromatherapy Treatment or a private ranch tour at Markegard Farms, your group is guaranteed to get in touch with a new sense of wellbeing.

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Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

If your group is looking for a break from the winter chill, Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa offers an easily accessible island paradise. The resort is set on famous Seven Mile Beach and is ideal for beachside activities. The variety of dining options available at Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa is exquisite – from innovative menus to clean-eating options – are the gold standard when it comes to corporate retreat venues with options for anyone in your group regardless of dietaries. On the other hand, adventure seekers amongst your team should try their water sports like sailing, kayaking.

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Montage Palmetto Bluff

Bluffton, SC

Sometimes, all you need to do to refocus is take a jaunt down south to lowcountry. Montage Palmetto Bluff stands out amongst corporate retreat venues for its stunning standalone accommodations paired with a wide variety of activities. Guests know Montage International for its distinct collection of hotels designed to blend with their local surroundings. And Montage Palmetto Bluff offers the southern hospitality that the region is known for and keeps repeat clients coming back time and time again. For this reason, we recommend this property for any groups looking for private residencies and its wide range of activities, including thirteen clay shooting stations throughout their 40-acre forest. Golfers will also love putting on their scenic 18-hole Jack Nicklaus Signature Course. On the other hand, nature-lovers amongst your team will adore biking through the Bluff.

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One&Only Mandarina

Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

If your team is looking for the ultimate getaway in a remote setting, One&Only Mandarina should be on your list. The designers wove all-villa resort seamlessly into Mexico’s coastal rainforests, meaning each accommodation ensures top-tier privacy. As you evaluate your list of corporate retreat venues, know that this property is especially geared towards more active guests. For example, a stay here is best paired with hiking shoes for a guided trek up to the 500-year old La Abuela tree where One&Only’s fitness team will be waiting to lead you through a one-of-a-kind yoga experience. When it comes to conducting team meetings or corporate incentive group activations, there are a handful of dedicated event spaces including two outdoor venues so your group can soak up the fresh Riviera Nayarit air.

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Six Senses Ibiza

Ibiza, Spain

Six Senses Ibiza’s fresh take on this famed island experience ensures your team the island mansion stay of their dreams. The hotel’s pièce de résistance – The Cliffhanger and The Pinnacle five-bedroom and ten-bedroom mansions, respectively – are the ideal corporate retreat venues for groups looking for an all-encompassing stay. Fitted with a private infinity pool and garden, your team will have plenty of space to convene and break out during the day. After your meetings, make sure to also spend time discovering the rejuvenating culinary and wellness experiences across the property.

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TERRA farm+manor

Prescott, AZ

Ranch-style stays are some of the best-suited trips for groups looking to completely disconnect from the everyday hustle-and-bustle. And it really doesn’t get much more secluded than TERRA farm + manor, a working farm and inclusive eight-room manor for up to only sixteen guests. When it comes to corporate retreat venues, this property is ideal for those looking for unique dining experiences and high-touch service. Every stay at TERRA farm + manor is also a culinary adventure. Chef James Porter and his renowned staff will fill your visit with hands-on, customizable culinary classes.

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Magee Homestead

Saratoga, WY

For team members that are craving a taste of the great American wilderness, look no further than Magee Homestead. We recommend this all-inclusive Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star ranch for any group looking for top-of-the-line excursions in stunning Gold Country. For example, anyone wanting to experience fly fishing for the first time should reserve a spot with their licensed fishing guides. Rock Creek is also famous for its phenomenal fishing conditions and fish populations early spring through fall. And after returning from the day’s adventure, turn down with a meal and nightcap from your private chef and bartender.

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Gathered up the dream team? Contact your SmartFlyer advisor to start planning your next group getaway.

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