Without a doubt, a corporate retreat is one of the best ways to foster camaraderie, renew enthusiasm, create connections and build company culture. Company retreats are also perfect for strategy sessions, full team meetings, team-building activities or simply to celebrate your team. Choosing a destination comes in tandem with deciding on your goals for your retreat as these two elements directly affect one another. A meetings-focused retreat may require a more remote location to stay focused whereas a team-building or celebratory retreat may benefit more from a bustling city centre location.
So how do you decide? Keep in mind, there’s no one right choice; each company’s goals are unique, so each destination should be as well. With a world of possibilities and retreat location ideas, it might seem hard to narrow it down. As professional wanderlusters here at Moniker, we’re experts on the exciting up-and-coming destinations that we know will compliment your goals and elevate your retreat to a dynamic experience your team won’t soon forget. We’ve done the hard part for you, and gathered not 5, not 10 but ...
Our Top 20+ Company Retreat Location Ideas
Atelier, Playa Mujeres
Inspired by the Art and Design Contemporary Mexico, this 5-star, adults only resort is a Caribbean dream. The luxurious Atelier Playa Mujeres is beautifully designed with its guests’ comfort always in mind. With sparkling turquoise waters on one side and a pristine golf course on the other, you will be surrounded by both natural and architectural beauty.
Highlights include an infinity pool that spans the length of the resort (yes, you read that correctly), 8 restaurants, 8 bars, direct beach access, a state-of-the-art gym, and 6 meeting spaces and a convention centre making it a great spot for hosting a variety of team sessions. It’s 431 beautiful rooms start at $320 CAD per person, including all meals and drinks. Your company retreat is in good hands with this relaxing yet functional spot.
We wanted to give you an idea of what a corporate retreat could look like at the Atelier Playa Mujeres. We flew in almost 400 employees of a sales technology company from across North America to the sunny shores of Playa Mujeres, 30 minutes north of Cancun, for a 3-day company retreat adventure. The offsite was filled with unforgettable and unique experiences for the guests including a fleet of catamarans, drone shows, fire dancers, synchronized swimmers, and culminating in a huge Dia de los Muertos-themed bash!
Andaz Mayakoba Resort | Playa del Carmen
Encircled by lush greenery and nestled on the Caribbean coastline, the secluded Andaz Mayakoba Resort can only be described as paradise. As well, it’s recognized as Conde Nast Traveler’s 2020 Readers' Choice Award for the #1 Resort in Mexico.
Inspired by nature, the 214 open-concept rooms reflect the colours and natural beauty that surround the resort, making you feel at one with the environment. Rooms start at $495 CAD per person all inclusive. Amenities include 2 sparkling outdoor pools with a hot tub, a luxurious spa, fitness centre, delicious all day dining options and a golf course featuring spectacular views. One thing is clear, you won’t be disappointed with this Caribbean oasis for your next company retreat.
The Lodge at Edgewood | Lake Tahoe, California
Looking for a unique idea? Look no further. On the south shore of Lake Tahoe sits The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe. Voted by Travel + Leisure Magazine as one of the world's best hotels in 2018, this gem of a chalet has been praised as a game changer in the region.
At $810 USD per night, 156 rooms exude luxury and classic refinement for a truly magnificent stay. Characterized by dark wood and blue tones, all rooms feature gas fireplaces and a balcony or terrace. The hotel's elevated amenities include a heated outdoor pool, three restaurants and golf-course! With so much to do and see in Lake Tahoe, The Lodge at Edgewood is the perfect compliment and ultimate location for your corporate retreat.
Indian Springs Calistoga | Napa Valley, California
Welcome to Indian Springs Calistoga, the perfect relaxed wine country hideaway. This laid-back yet chic boutique property is not only in close proximity to numerous Napa wineries but also offers access to the quaint town of Calistoga, making it the perfect idea for your next company retreat.
The 117 accommodations are spread throughout the 17-acre property and include cottages, bungalows and individual residences. Rooms are $350 USD and are thoughtfully decorated in a simple style, with calming pastels, french-inspired furnishings and luxurious amenities. Boasting a signature onsite restaurant, 2 mineral pools, a full-service spa and truly gorgeous outdoor spaces makes this the perfect idea for a corporate retreat location.
The Good Time Hotel | Miami, Florida
An oasis just steps away from the hustle and bustle of South Beach, The Good Time Hotel is based on one simple state-of-mind, having a good time. Uniquely designed with dynamic common spaces, The Good Time Hotel offers adventure, relaxation, community and above all, a carefree good time.
Sun-kissed colours, eclectic prints, expansive windows and thoughtful amenities all converge for a stay that is both comfortable and stylish. Though a little more compact, the 266 guestrooms at $220 USD make up for it with a big personality. With a restaurant, cafe, rooftop pool, fitness centre and library, you and your team will have everything you need for your magical corporate retreat in Miami.
Kimpton Angler’s Hotel | Miami, Florida
With an all new architectural space, the Kimpton Angler's Hotel brings you a sanctuary in the sun in South Beach's Art Deco District. Just two blocks from the beach, this stylish and exclusive accommodation promises to elevate your experience and invites you to discover South Beach like never before.
When it comes to relaxation, the Kimpton Angler’s Hotel has the right idea! Notably spacious and with most boasting a private balcony, the 132 guestrooms are priced at $250 USD per night and blend classic luxury with modern design to elevate your spirits. Boasting a restaurant, bar, two outdoor pools, a full-service spa and a fitness centre with yoga classes, The Kimpton Angler’s Hotel is a prime company retreat location.
The Crawford Hotel | Denver, Colorado
Dating back to 1881 and originally serving as Denver Union Station, The Crawford Hotel is one of the city’s most important historical landmarks. Converted to a hotel in 2014, each of the three unique floors represents a different era of history. Art deco, Victorian style or loft-chique, each of the 112 guest rooms boast their own unique style and connection to history while still offering incredibly modern design and amenities to ensure your comfort.
Enjoy a sense of wonder as you step downstairs to the original railway station with soaring ceilings, expansive windows and world-class dining and shopping. At $300 USD a night, this effortless blend of history and modernity offers the perfect city centre location and a unique stay like nowhere else. The perfect idea for your corporate retreat.
Devil's Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa | Outside Denver, Colorado
Sitting on 6,000 acres in the secluded Ranch Creek Valley, Devil’s Thumb Ranch Resort & Spa is an upscale authentic western corporate retreat offering guests unspoilt views and a remote getaway. Participate in Western activities, enjoy endless adventures, and best yet, enjoy the perfect environment for team bonding in a gorgeous setting.
Dotted around the compound are an array of lodge options, all oozing rustic charm and boasting lush modern comforts and premium amenities. The 100 guest rooms are priced at $350 USD per night and you’ll have a quiet and cozy atmosphere that’s all your own. A spa, pool, hot tub, fitness centre and renowned restaurants offer everything you need so you can simply connect with your team as you roast marshmallows at the fire under a starry night sky.
Deerhurst Resort, Muskoka
Located on the lovely Peninsula Lake, Deerhurst Resort is listed on National Geographic Traveler Magazine’s Best of the World. With its contemporary yet rustic design, deliciously curated onsite cuisine and over 20 meeting spaces accommodating up to 720 people, it’s no wonder it’s world renowned.
Its 365 guestrooms are priced at $120 USD per night and offer the perfect combination of nature and comfort. Boasting a wide array of onsite activities including golf and numerous watersports, not to mention 7 restaurants, this one of our favourite corporate retreat location ideas.
Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort
Featuring unreal views of the nearby Blackcomb mountain and a gorgeous modern alpine lodge design, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler Resort has everything your team will need for an amazing retreat. With 528 rooms starting at $155 USD per night plus 15 meeting spaces seating up to 1500 people, you can feel comfortable hosting a large team with ease.
Relax at the full service spa and both indoor and outdoor heated pools after a day out on the mountain skiing or hiking. With numerous outdoor activities at your fingertips, a golf course and tennis courts, the only problem you and your team will have is deciding what to do!
Pestana Palace | Lisboa, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal is always at the top of any list for corporate retreat location ideas. Ideally situated in Europe, and with lower cost flights for North American colleagues, you really can't go wrong with this custard-tart filled paradise. Furthermore, do you want to stay in a beautifully restored 19th-century palace? Umm, us too. Well, the Pestana Palace Lisboa not only enjoys the distinction of Leading Hotels of the World, but is also a recognized Portugal National Landmark. The property offers lovely views of the nearby Tagus River, and is an easy transit or drive away from Lisbon’s best shops, museums, landmarks and beaches.
The Pestana Palace offers a total of 194 classically stunning and immaculate rooms starting at €166 ($250 CAD) that are sure to make your stay unique. Finally, it has a whopping 35 meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 480 people, making it perfect for larger groups. Pestana Palace also has a private garden, ritzy spa, indoor and outdoor pools, and an on-site restaurant serving up superb cuisine. Your company retreat is in good hands with Pestana Palace’s functional and beautiful spaces for both work and relaxation.
Tivoli Avenida Liberdade | Lisboa, Portugal
Classic and luxurious, the Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa has earned the distinction of Leading Hotels of The World, and for good reason. Surrounded by delicious restaurants, exciting landmarks, and the quaint historic neighborhoods of Chiado and Afalma, it’s location can’t be beat.
The property’s 285 stunning rooms offer relaxation, comfort and sweeping views of the city from its many balconies. Guests can relax at the rooftop bar, get pampered at the full-service spa, or take a dip in the outdoor pool. Offering 11 meeting spaces able to house 320 people, and 285 rooms starting at €172 ($260 CAD), luxury meets functionality. Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa is a one stop shop for all your needs.
W Barcelona | Spain
One of the most iconic buildings in the city, the W Barcelona is sure to impress. Designed by world-renowned architect Ricardo Bofill, the hotel's distinctive sail shape sets the scene for a spectacular stay. The 5-star hotel is located on the beachfront along the famous Barceloneta Boardwalk, offering breathtaking views of both the Mediterranean Sea and the city it calls home.
Each of the hotel's 473 guest rooms are priced at $350 USD per night and combine luxury with comfort, using vibrant colours, plush bedding, and unique furnishings. On-site you will find a plethora of top-quality amenities, including a restaurant, rooftop bar, lounge, pool, spa, and 19 flexible meeting spaces to best accommodate your team’s needs.
Hotel Claris | Barcelona, Spain
Welcome to Hotel Claris - a beautiful property where luxury meets art and sophistication in the heart of Barcelona. Like the city it calls home, this 5-star property is a work of modernism, offering its guests a unique, exclusive experience in an unforgettable environment.
The Hotel Claris is home to 124 newly renovated guest rooms set in a 19th century palace and priced at $250 USD per night. Designed for ample relaxation and well-being, each room boasts flora and original works of art. On-site, guests will love the refined rooftop restaurant and pool, gym and spacious meeting rooms, not to mention a terrace with city views so you can admire this beautiful retreat location with your team!
Carton House Hotel | Dublin, Ireland
You can't help but feel regal when you arrive at the beautiful Carton House Hotel set in a palatial 18th-century manor on 1,100-acre of manicured grounds. This resort is an all-encompassing playground with 2 championship golf courses and a range of other world-class amenities.
Enjoy a restful nights' stay in one of the 165 elegantly designed rooms priced at $415 USD and featuring modern-day amenities you would expect from a well-appointed hotel whilst still retaining the estate's 18th-century grace. The hotel offers unique dining spaces and delicious fare to fit any occasion. Other activities to keep you busy at the Carton House Hotel include 2 golf courses, tennis court, biking, fishing, a day spa and 14 meeting spaces making this spot a truly great idea for your next corporate retreat.
Trinity City Hotel | Dublin, Ireland
Set in an imposing Georgian building in the heart of Dublin's city centre, the 4-Star Trinity City Hotel is truly a sight to behold. Though it may look modest on the outside, its bright and majestic interior is anything but.
Ultra-modern in their design, the 262 guestrooms, at $340 USD, feature deluxe furnishings and floor-to-ceiling windows to bring the liveliness of the Dublin streets in. The Trinity City Hotel is home to a lavish restaurant, bar and informal lounge boasting ornate detailing and chandeliers, and offers the perfect location for you and your team to celebrate in the city!
Hyatt Regency Chantilly | Paris, France
Reminiscent of an 18th-century authentic hamlet, the Hyatt Regency Chantilly is set amongst lush green trees and the Nonette river that runs through the hotel grounds. Enjoy a luxurious company retreat to the peaceful French countryside in this charming spot.
The 211 guest rooms exude elegance, simplicity and tranquility and ensure a relaxing stay in the modern but cozy accommodations. Rooms start at $175 USD and the Hyatt Regency Chantilly boasts 3 restaurants, an indoor pool, full-service spa, and a fitness centre to round off a fantastic company retreat location.
Hotel Plaza Anthenee | Paris, France
Just like this city it calls home, Hôtel Plaza Athénée is a sight to behold. Set upon the prestigious avenue Montaigne, this luxurious 5-star hotel proudly offers guests the very best of Paris and hospitality.
Kick-back and relax in one of the 208 elegant guestrooms priced at $1825 USD per night, beautifully decorated to reflect Parisian charm at its finest. At the Hotel Plaza Athenee, guests will delight in the numerous amenities, including 4 refined restaurants and a lounge offering high tea and cocktails. There is also a fitness center and a luxe full-service spa, making this a perfect chance to splurge on your team for your corporate retreat!
Pulitzer | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
How about this phenomenal spot for your corporate retreat location? Trust us, its a fantastic idea. The Pulitzer Amsterdam boutique hotel is a reinvented Dutch masterpiece. Set within a canal house dating back to the 17th-century, the hotel enriches its historic beamed ceilings, fireplaces and antiques with contemporary art and Dutch design.
Its 225 guestrooms are as colorful as the city it calls home, each uniquely designed giving them a personality of their own. The guestrooms are priced at $580 USD and feature Gloriously comfy beds and luxury cosmetics to enhance your stay. Beyond the extensive array of eateries the hotel also has a gym, business centre and guests can even make use of the classic 1920s-style salon boat.
Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Behind the Andaz Amsterdam Prinsengracht brown brick façade lies a captivating combination of trendy design, titillating visual art and sheer luxury. Located in the heart of Amsterdam, the boutique hotel is surrounded by the city’s iconic canals, art galleries and trendy fashion shops.
Experience comfort and sophistication in 122 stylish guestrooms at $510 USD per night, featuring large floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the Prinsengracht canal, the Secret Garden, or the hotel’s interior Observatorium-themed Atrium lobby. Don't miss out on grabbing a bite at the hotel’s playful fine-dining options. Onsite guests will also find a video art gallery, a gym and a tranquil spa, making this an ideal corporate retreat location to celebrate your team!
Ask The Experts
If none of these corporate retreat location ideas checked everything on your list, not to worry. We at Moniker have a plethora of knowledge on different destinations all over the world and how they can serve you and your team. Check out our other recommendations for retreats in California, Colorado, London, Mexico and Lisbon for more amazing company retreat location ideas. Or reach out and tell us exactly what you’re looking for, because we know we’ll find the perfect spot for you!