Choosing where to go on your company trip can be quite the challenge.The destination, and subsequently the hotel choice can truly make or break your company offsite. The right choice can compliment your retreat’s goals and enhance your overall trip. So with a world full of choices, how do you make the right decision?
Whatever your goals may be, there’s a destination perfect for your team and we here at Moniker have extensive knowledge of properties and up-and-coming destinations all around the world. A classic destination with a plethora of quality properties is the United Kingdom. Steeped in history, boasting bustling metropolises, lush green pastures and fairytale landscapes, the United Kingdom has something for everyone!
So sit back, relax and let the pros do the hard work for you. Here are 10 locations for your next company retreat in the UK.
Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel, Glasgow, Scotland
The Kimpton Blythswood Square Hotel continues to live up to the prestigious address it has held since the 19th-century. Once home to wealthy merchants, the hotel is a 21st-century stunner that hasn’t lost any of its original charm. Classic architecture with modern flare, the Kimpson Blythswood is a stunning hotel in the heart of the historic city of Glasgow.
You’ll feel like royalty when you step into one of the 113 classy guest rooms priced at £160 ($190 USD) per night. Six flexible meeting spaces, a full-service spa and an onsite restaurant all come together to offer an ideal location for your company retreat.
The Savoy, London, England
The Savoy Hotel stands as a testament to Edwardian and Art Deco design since the 1800s. A place where service and prestige go hand-in-hand to create a lasting memory. Ideally placed among the galleries and shops in the bustling Convent Garden, this hotel also just steps away from the notorious West End theatres.
Adorned with subtle hues, premium amenities and modern features each of the 267 guest rooms are priced at £750 (USD $845). The hotel plays host to some of the most well-known restaurants and bars in London! This swanky metropolitan property is the perfect spot to splurge and treat your team on your next company retreat.
Galgorm, Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Offering laid back luxury at its finest, Galgorm sits in Ballymena just 30 minutes outside of Belfast. Immerse yourself in nature and enjoy true tranquility while still enjoying the convenience of the nearby city. Galgorm boasts an award-winning thermal village and spa, unique riverside hot tubs, fitness centre and gorgeous event spaces.
The chic suites and cabins are designed with wood features, plush bedding and soothing earth tones for true relaxation. Pricing starts at £245 (USD $280). 4 restaurants offer a range of delicious options including a can’t miss signature afternoon tea! Your team will love this remote location for team-bonding in beautiful Ireland!
Huntsham Court, Devon, England
Nestled in the lush green Devon countryside and about 3.5 hour drive from London you’ll find Huntsham Court. A lovingly restored 1700s estate, this private venue has an incredibly rich history and is perfect for a remote company retreat. Huntsham Court features 40 rooms across the main building and two other charming lodges that sleep a total of 130 people. With classic architecture, picturesque gardens, a customizable meeting space and surrounded by rolling hills, this dreamy location provides the perfect setting for both relaxation and team-building.
For full pricing and inquiries you’ll need to contact Huntsham Court directly, or you can let us at Moniker do the heavy lifting and you’ll be sipping a cup of tea in the garden and living out your English countryside dreams during your idyllic company retreat before you know it.
The Scotsman Hotel, Edinburgh, Scotland
Former residence of the Scotsman newspaper, the landmark building has dominated Edinburgh for over a century. Today The Scotsman Hotel has that historical pride stamped all over this magnificent property - from oak paneling and stained glass to epic green-and-white marble staircases.
Priced at £235 (USD $270) per night, the 72 guestrooms come in all shapes, sizes and configurations, a welcome relief from the standard box. Classy and cozy featuring soothing colours, guests will enjoy a private sanctuary from the bustling city just outside. With a great location, commanding views and popular restaurant, it’s a fantastic location for a small group retreat.
De Vere Wokefield Estate, Reading, England
An established 250 acre British estate since the 1560's, De Vere Wokefield Estate is a monument to the historical eras it has survived. However, while the estate may be as old as the Tudor monarchy, the hotel itself is completely renovated to honour its history while bringing its amenities and design into the modern age.
The 376 cozy guestrooms exude a sense of peace through calming colours, thoughtful amenities and plush bedding. Ideal for large groups, the rooms are priced at £145 (USD $165) per night. Enjoying a cup of tea and gazing out the windows at the lovely English countryside each morning will be your new favourite way to greet the day! Our tip: this location is perfect for a property buyout in a remote location.
Malmaison Edinburgh Hotel, Scotland
The boutique Malmaison Edinburgh Hotel is beautifully situated on Leith’s bustling waterfront. Leith is the most edgy and exciting area in the city, and acts as the perfect base for exploring some of Edinburgh's most popular attractions.
Nothing short of luxurious, this 4-star property strikes an interesting contrast between old and new, classic and modern. Malmaison's 100 bedrooms have a funky and bold style and start at £470 (USD $530) per night. With 5 meeting spaces, an in house restaurant and waterfront terrace this eclectic property is perfect for an adventurous group on their next company retreat.
Grand Central Hotel Belfast, Northern Ireland
The grandeur of Grand Central Hotel Belfast simply cannot be beat. This glamorous property is steps away from charming cobbled streets and chic eateries not to mention the historic Titanic Quarter. The 300 trendy and modern guestrooms are infused with Belfast charm and are priced at £210 (USD $325) per night.
Grand Central Hotel Belfast 3 onsite restaurants includes Ireland’s tallest cocktail lounge. Boasting 5 high-tech meeting spaces and numerous contemporary common spaces, this hotel is a great place to gather. If your team is looking to enjoy city life and Belfast’s numerous historic sites, they’ll love this location for their company retreat.
Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel, London, England
Located in the heart of vibrant East London near Shoreditch, Andaz London Liverpool Street Hotel is in the heart of the action just minutes from the prominent historical sites of St Paul's Cathedral, Tower of London and Tower Bridge. One of London's original railway hotels, the Andaz is housed in a beautiful redbrick Victorian building with a stunning blend of traditional and contemporary features throughout.
The Andaz Liverpool offers 267 boutique guest rooms with luxurious amenities starting at £340 (USD $385) per night. With distinct spaces, chic designs and seven restaurants, The Andaz Liverpool Street Hotel is a gorgeous location for a truly unique company retreat.
Cameron House, Loch Lomond, Scotland
Set on 500 acres of lush green, rugged Scottish countryside and the banks of Loch Lomond, Cameron House is a five star resort perfect for your company offsite. A restored 17th century mansion, the Cameron House offers traditional elements and modern amenities in a remote location perfect for large groups.
The 208 rooms and 28 suites priced at £410 (USD $635) are cozy, comfortable and charming. With an award-winning spa, elegant event spaces, a marina, cinema and onsite restaurants, there’s no shortage of activities for you and your team. Enjoy Scottish hospitality at its finest on your next company retreat.
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Whether it’s one of these properties, different options in the United Kingdom or beyond, we’re confident that we’ll find you the perfect fit for your team. Contact us or check out our other recommendations in California, Colorado, Texas, London, Mexico and Lisbon for more fantastic locations for your company retreat.