Location, location, location. When it comes to booking an epic corporate retreat, your destination really matters. It requires the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation with the right kind of environment for team-building and bonding. Moreover, it’s not just the country and city that can heavily influence the success of your retreat, but the hotel you choose for your team. For example, a remote accommodation outside of a major city is oftentimes more conducive to team-building, as there are fewer distractions. By way of contrast, hosting your retreat in a downtown core allows for a plethora of activity options, and affords guests a better opportunity to soak up the culture of the destination. There’s no right or wrong answer here - it all comes down to preference and the goals of your corporate retreat.
Here at Moniker, we do extensive research to ensure that the hotels we recommend have something to fit your unique company, goals, and budget. So, if you’re wondering where you should book your corporate retreat, look no further than Moniker’s latest blog series: Best Locations for a Corporate Retreat.
We pride ourselves on staying up-to-date on the most exciting destinations for travel, and we are so excited about the first destination of this series: Lisbon. Portugal’s coastal capital city, brimming with history, delicious seafood, and postcard worthy views. Stroll quaint cobblestone streets lined with Lisbon’s signature colourful houses, travel back in time as you explore medieval castles, or simply sip sangria on its sandy beaches. You’ll be free to explore and enjoy this European destination while we take the guesswork out of where you should lay your head at night. Let us whisk you away to this magical city, and at the same time make sure your hotel is equipped with everything you and your team need for an epic experience. Read on for the Best Locations for a Corporate Retreat in Lisbon!
Altis Grand Hotel
When it comes to location, the Altis Grand Hotel has you covered. Situated in central Lisbon, this modern hotel is just steps away from botanical gardens, delicious local restaurants and the popular shopping street - Avenida Liberdade. Not to mention, it has its own rooftop bar that gifts its guests with panoramic views of the captivating city it calls home.
With over 300 rooms to choose from, starting at €73 ($110 CAD) per night, the Altis Grand Hotel can comfortably accommodate large groups. The property also boasts 18 meeting spaces that can seat a total of 750 people making it the perfect space to host workshops or strategy sessions. Amenities include a gym, spa, hot tub and pool for your team to relax in after their local adventures.
H10 Duque de Loule
Immerse yourself in Portugal’s history with H10 Duque de Loule. You can find this 18th century historic building in the city’s center offering guests a charming combination of traditional Portuguese architecture and modern elegance. You can use it’s 2 workspaces during the day, and then relax in its plush and comfortable 88 rooms starting at €155 ($233 CAD).
Explore Lisbon to your heart’s content starting with the nearby Avenida de Liberdade, picturesque Parque Eduardo VII and numerous quaint local eateries. Don’t forget to check out the traditional Portuguese restaurant and trendy rooftop terrace for sweeping city views to make your trip truly memorable.
Inspira Liberdade Boutique Hotel
Formally known as the Inspira Santa Marta Hotel, the trendy Inspira Liberdade Boutique Hotel is located a short walk away from what is known as the liveliest square in the city: historic Rossio Square. However, its unparalleled location is just the start. The Inspira Liberdade was awarded Best Luxury Eco/Green Hotel by the World Luxury Hotel Awards in both 2018 and 2019 for its environmental sustainability and social responsibility concepts.
Equipped with a spa, sauna and fitness room as well as a highly-praised restaurant, guests will be amazed the moment they step foot onto the property. As well, with 5 meeting rooms including an auditorium, it’s a great spot to host a variety of team sessions for a maximum of 90 people. The rooms start at €155 ($233 CAD) and are designed with a feng shui concept to ensure ultimate comfort.
Just outside of Lisbon, in the foothills of the Sintra Mountains, lies the town of Sintra... and this is where you’ll find the beautiful Tivoli Sintra Hotel. Bright and airy rooms starting at €100 ($150 CAD) welcome guests, and the terrace restaurant and bar boasts gorgeous views of the Portuquese mountainscape. What draws us to Sintra? Think: intricate medieval castles, enchanting forests and gardens, and a picturesque village to stroll through. Not to mention, it’s only a 30 minute drive into Lisbon. You can have the best of both worlds! With 3 meeting spaces equipped to host 120 people and 77 comfortable rooms available, you can blend business with pleasure and create an incredibly unique corporate retreat.
Tivoli Avenida Liberdade Lisboa
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.
Pestana Palace Lisboa
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 corporate retreat is in good hands with Pestana Palace’s functional and beautiful spaces for both work and relaxation.
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Now you’ve gotten a taste of some of the best locations and exciting features Lisbon has to offer...and believe me when I say: there’s more where that came from! Whether one of the above-noted accommodations caught your eye, or you’re curious to see more, we’re confident we can help you find the right place to fit your team, goals, budget and style. Sit back, relax and let Moniker do the groundwork for you.
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