Is your team based in the Bay Area? Company retreats in California are undeniably the best way to transform your workplace culture. The numerous benefits include celebrating your team, increasing cohesion and elevating productivity, just to name a few. Both the destination and hotel you choose play a vital role in this dynamic experience for your team. A city-centre hotel allows for the best variety of destination activities whereas a remote location would be more conducive to meetings or team-building sessions as there are fewer distractions. Remember, there is no single right choice, but instead a choice that takes your team’s unique needs – your style, budget, demographic and goals – into account.
Needless to say, when there are endless possibilities all over the world, making this decision may seem just a little overwhelming. Luckily, we here at Moniker have combed through thousands of destinations and accommodations, so we know what properties will level up your retreat and we are always up-to-date on the most popular options. Simply put, California and its beautifully diverse landscapes should absolutely be on the roster for your team’s retreat.
From the rolling green hills and iconic wineries of Napa Valley to the breathtaking scenery of Lake Tahoe, California is overflowing with abundant natural beauty and opportunities for adventure. From the vibrant city life of San Francisco to the iconic beaches of SoCal, there really is something for everyone here. So sit back, relax and let Moniker make this choice easy for you. Read on for the best locations for a company retreat in California!
Indian Springs Calistoga
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 an ideal location to host your 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 spot to gather.
Silverado Resort & Spa
Nestled amongst the rolling hills of Napa Valley’s picturesque terrain, the Silverado Resort and Spa offers a peaceful resort perfect for relaxation, adventure, or business. Thanks to its superior hospitality, generous amenities, and activities abound, a stay here is one unlike any other.
Rest well in one of 370 elegant guestrooms spread across four unique neighbourhoods. The elegant rooms are priced at $280 USD and offer Egyptian cotton sheets, sophisticated decor, and open-concept lounge areas. With 2 championship golf courses, a full-service spa, an outdoor pool, tennis courts and an onsite restaurant, you’ll have everything you need for a truly special company retreat.
Encounter the luxury of the Gilded Age, historic architecture, and world-class service at Palace Hotel, a Luxury Collection Hotel. Located in downtown San Francisco, this iconic, 5-star hotel features authentic elements paired with classically inspired, modern décor.
The first luxury hotel in San Francisco, the Palace continues to be as grand and trend-setting today as it was when it first opened its doors in 1909. The 552 guestrooms are $480 USD per night and boast magnificent rooms featuring expansive windows and plush furnishings. With 2 onsite restaurants, an indoor pool and bustling city life at your fingertips, The Palace Hotel offers the perfect location for a company retreat in the city.
Omni San Francisco Hotel
Omni San Francisco Hotel provides luxury accommodations, modern comforts and elegant spaces in the heart of the city's Financial District. Perfectly located on the historic California cable car line, and mere steps away from everything the “City by the Bay” has to offer, this accommodation is yours to discover.
Experience modern luxury with classic sophistication across the property’s 362 newly renovated guestrooms at $325 USD per night. Set in a former bank building dating from 1923, each guestroom evokes a sense of comfort and ease. An elegant bar, upscale steakhouse and state-of-the-art fitness facility round off this ideal city location in California for your company retreat.
Chaminade Resort & Spa
Feast your eyes upon the Chaminade Resort & Spa. Boasting an unparalleled location on 300 wooded acres in scenic Santa Cruz, guests will be amazed the moment they step foot on the resort. Marvel at the sweeping views of the Monterey Bay and the Santa Cruz Mountains, enjoy top-notch hospitality, and delightful cuisine.
The resort’s 156 guest rooms are spread across 11 villas, set amongst bright Eucalyptus trees. Enjoy bright and airy decor at $450 USD per night. Onsite amenities include an outdoor heated pool and hot tub, 4 tennis courts, a full-service spa, and 2 restaurants. And with 3 miles of hiking trails nearby, this location is perfect for team-building adventures!
Portola Hotel & Spa
The Portola Hotel & Spa is a unique nautical-inspired hotel overlooking the sparkling waters of Monterey Bay. Surrounded by a plethora of dining options, spectacular coastal trails and beaches, and the rich historical setting of Old Monterey, this accommodation takes you away from the ordinary for an unforgettable getaway.
Wake up in one of 379 elegant and inviting guestrooms - outfitted with all the upscale amenities necessary to embrace ultimate comfort and priced at $380 USD. On-site, you will find an outdoor pool, hot tub, fitness room, a full-service spa, a craft brewery, 2 restaurants and much more to ensure an ideal team retreat.
Resort at Squaw Creek
Nestled in the heart of the Sierra and a mere 5 miles from Lake Tahoe is the impressive Resort at Squaw Creek. Featuring Lake Tahoe, California lodging in an idyllic mountain setting, this Squaw Valley hotel welcomes guests with a "mountain meets modern" ambiance.
The 405 luxuriously appointed rooms take advantage of sweeping views of the surrounding granite peaks and towering pines, offering guests an unrivaled Tahoe experience. Each room is priced at $250 USD, and their muted tones and rich textures create an inviting ambiance. A AAA Four Diamond resort featuring 6 distinctive restaurants, 3 heated swimming pools and an award-winning spa, the resort promises a retreat that seamlessly blends work and play.
The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe
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 company retreat.
JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa
Set in SoCal’s iconic Palm Springs, the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa is a luxury resort bathed in sunshine year round. Combining the scenic Palm Spring views with their array of onsite activities, 5-star service and unique dining experiences you have everything you require for the perfect retreat.
The spacious accommodations feature plush bedding, hardwood floors and a luxe en suite bathroom and all the luxury amenities you would expect from a hotel of this calibre. At $685 USD per night, the 810 guestrooms make this location ideal for large groups. With an astounding 8 restaurants, 2 golf courses, 3 outdoor pools not to mention a nightclub, tennis court, fitness centre and numerous onsite games, you and your team will be spoilt for choice at this phenomenal location.
The Hayes Mansion is an intimate escape to a timeless comfort on the outskirts of San Jose. With historic architecture, modern amenities and 20 acres of lush outdoor space, you'll have everything you need for the perfect getaway with your team.
Effortlessly blending historic sophistication with modern conveniences, the accommodations exude class and comfort. Each guestroom comes in at $270 USD per night and features refined amenities, imported marble décor, and hand-carved wood accents. With 2 gorgeous restaurants, an outdoor pool, fitness centre, The Hayes offers comfort and convenience to meet your every need.
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Perhaps after reading about these options, you’ve already found the perfect location for your company trip, or maybe they’ve simply opened your eyes to all the possibilities in California and beyond. Either way, Moniker is here to ensure that you make the best possible choice for your team’s unique needs. So pack your bags and let us do the work for you, you’ll be soaking up the California sun and enjoying an exciting and truly unforgettable company retreat before you know it!
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