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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. Troutbeck
  2. Hacienda AltaGracia
  3. Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa
  4. Palm Heights
  5. Montage Palmetto Bluff
  6. One&Only Mandarina
  7. Six Senses Ibiza
  8. TERRA farm+manor

Troutbeck

Amenia, New York

Home for centuries to naturalists, poets, and romantics, Troutbeck was revived and renewed for the creative, the curious, and the adventurous. To us, it gives old money estate meets modern farmhouse.⁠ Highlights from our team’s recent retreat included exploring the nearly 250-acre property, cozying up by the fire with spiked cider, enjoying the infrared room post-spa treatments, the locally-sourced fresh food, and of course, the memories made around the dinner table.⁠

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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Palm Heights

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Nestled on Seven Mile Beach, one of the Caribbean’s most coveted stretches of white sand, Palm Heights offers breathtaking Caribbean views from every suite and generous living space. The property is a generational reboot celebrating regional culture, cuisine, wellness, and understated glamour. We love it for corporate retreats with a wellness focus for its integration of the Palm Heights Athletics facility. Their gym features an indoor air-conditioned gym studio space on site featuring a range of equipment including Merrithew pilates reformers and Woodway treadmills. There is also an ongoing regular program of classes from mobility, and HIIT to sound healing and personal training, all offered by resident trainers with their own core specialties to keep your entire team active and engaged.

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Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa

Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Yes, more Cayman–because we can’t get enough of this destination for a mix of beach and business. 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, or 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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Gathered up the dream team? Contact your SmartFlyer advisor to start planning your next group getaway.

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