In the fast-paced world of business, and even more so for remote teams, finding the perfect balance between work and relaxation is essential for fostering creativity, innovation, and team cohesion - as a remote team ourselves, we truly can attest to this! Cue the corporate retreat: A company-wide trip curated to strengthen your company through teambuilding, offsite activities, group dinners, all-hands meetings, and leisure. As corporate retreat planners ourselves, we are experts at building the perfect trip to bring your company together. Don’t get it wrong, we don’t plan just corporate retreats - we are experts at planning award-winning luxury retreats that take your teams to new levels, both internally and internationally!
Picture this: a luxury retreat that's not just about boardrooms and business, but also about sipping tea in a cozy Cotswolds manor or brainstorming in a stylish meeting room overlooking the Pacific Ocean. From secluded beachfront havens to mountain retreats with panoramic views, we unveil the top destinations that promise not just a break from the office, but an unforgettable experience in the lap of luxury. It's time to redefine the way businesses retreat, embracing sophistication and rejuvenation in settings that elevate the retreat experience to new heights.
Here’s Moniker’s list of top luxury corporate retreat locations:
If you're looking for spectacular vistas, remarkable landscapes, and a wide range of outdoor activities, search no further than Colorado. Located in the Western United States, this beautiful and diverse state truly has it all. River-deep and snow-covered Rocky Mountain high, travellers from all corners of the world are sure to be enthralled by the bountiful nature and wildlife found here. Not to mention, with 300 days of sunshine, you can enjoy the great outdoors year-round! Enjoy a high dose of culture in the state’s capital city, Denver. Perfect for your next luxury corporate retreat, Denver has several great optional activities - guests can tour a plethora of museums, get lost in trendy neighbourhoods, or grab a bite at one of the city’s many 5-star restaurants. For a more nature-inspired company retreat location, head out to Vail or Aspen, where your teams will be treated to awe-inspiring mountain views, high-end excursions, and stunning mountain-esque properties.
Where to Stay: While there is no end to the amazing corporate retreat properties in Colorado, Gateway Canyons is at the top of our list. Its remote location allows for an intimate and private setting, while the hotel itself is a perfect blend of high-end mountain living and stunning Rocky Mountain landscapes.
The Sunshine State is a mecca for sun, sea, sand and all-year-round entertainment. This vast peninsula is full of world-famous amusement parks, blazing nightlife, artist colonies, surfing, and powder-white sandy beaches. It also boasts abundant natural beauty. Kayak over the back of a sleeping Jurassic-era alligator, or meet loggerhead turtles and manatees underwater, eye to eye. This Southern sunny state is growing in popularity for luxury corporate retreat locations, and for good reason! As Florida is a tropical mosaic of cultures and boasts some of the US’s most diverse wildlife, it lends itself to stunning properties and cuisine with international flair.
Where to Stay: Finding the perfect location for your business retreat isn’t difficult in Florida, however we do have some favorites! Little Palm Island is the US’s first and only private island hotel. This adults-only resort features thatched roof bungalows, and the British West Indies-inspired property has been designed and built with luxury at the forefront. Little Palm Island is accessible by motor yacht, via Miami. For groups that are looking to be closer to the action, The Breakers Palm Beach is a luxury hotel beachfront in Palm Beach and is a historical building visited by socialites and A-listers over the years.
Iconic beaches, snowcapped crags, sculpted deserts, endless vineyards... it's impossible not to notice that Mother Nature plays favorites in California. This dreamlike region is as beautiful as it is bustling - offering an array of activities, restaurants, and luxury accommodations that go unmatched by any other. For your next luxury corporate retreat, California delivers top-of-the-line accommodations and activities. Visit the big-city lights of LA and Hollywood or head on a Jeep tour of the Sonoran desert in Palm Springs. Taste a true Cabernet Sauvignon in Napa or hang 10 in the pristine waters of Santa Cruz. Hop on a motor yacht and take to the waters in San Diego, or catch the golden sunset at any of the nature-inspired hotels in Yosemite. In California, you can enjoy beautiful sunny weather year-round - making for an ideal retreat in any season. So, pack up your bags and get ready to explore - California promises to exceed your wildest expectations.
Where to Stay: Picking the perfect luxury corporate retreat location doesn’t come easy, and the long list of high-end California hotels doesn’t make it a simple task! Just outside of San Francisco, the Cavallo Point Lodge is a stunning hotel that aims to bring the ‘secluded national park’ feel to the city. In wine country, the Fairmont Sonoma Inn Mission and Spa is a timeless classic, and has a level of desert prestige that only a Fairmont property can bring. For the golf lovers, The Inn at Spanish Bay (located among the famed Pebble Beach Golf Club!) is a stunning beachside property nestled among the Monterey pines and stacked with high-end dining and luxury amenities. Just south of LA lies the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach Resort - perched seaside on a grassy bluff overlooking the ocean, this 5-star resort seamlessly blends Southern California charm with luxury hospitality.
Similar to its sunny neighbour above, Georgia is growing as a luxury corporate retreat location. A treasure trove of diverse landscapes, rich history, and Southern charm, Georgia has a growing array of high-end and luxury properties. From the bustling energy of Atlanta, with its skyscrapers, world-class dining, and arts scene, to Savannah with its cobblestone streets, antebellum mansions, and moss-draped oaks, Georgia is a testament to contrasts. But they are not just known for their stunning landscapes: Southerners are renowned for their hospitality, so you can expect impeccable service and warm welcomes among all of this peachy state’s nicest hotels.
Where to Stay: Primely located on an award-winning winery in North Georgia, Chateau Elan’s five-star hotel is recognized as a culinary destination statewide. Guests can enjoy style-driven restaurant concepts, as well as a speakeasy and bourbon bar. In the south end of the state, The Cloister at Sea Island is a boutique luxury resort nestled among the private dunes of Sea Island, and offers luxury dining, an array of nature-inspired activities, and stunning guestrooms.
Ideal for a luxury corporate retreat, Texas has a diverse array of high-end hotels and resorts. It doesn’t end with the hotels, however - this Southern state’s diverse population has inspired its world-class cuisine, and its famed live music scene! Southerners are renowned for their hospitality, so you can expect impeccable service and warm welcomes wherever you choose to venture. Apart from its food and Southern hospitality, Texas is known for its bustling cities, stunning landscapes, and scenic regions. Whether you're after a delicious meal or an outdoor adventure, Texas has it all to make your next luxury corporate retreat, perfect.
Where to Stay: Texas is home to many hotels ideal for your next luxury corporate retreat. If you wish to be in the heart of the action, the Four Seasons Austin is primely located downtown Austin, and sits lakeside to the city’s loved Lady Bird Lake. Bringing in local art and bespoke furniture, the Four Seasons is a luxury ode to classic Texan charm. Just a 15-minute drive outside of town brings you to the sprawling Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa, a recently renovated golf resort with over 4,000 acres of stunning Texas countryside. Find yourself relaxing at the spa, or enjoy lunch on the poolside terrace.
6. North Carolina
This Southeastern coastal gem is the perfect luxury retreat location. A vibrant and diverse region that stretches from the rolling slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains down to the sun-soaked beaches of Nag’s Head. It is a tapestry of rich history, stunning landscapes, iconic landmarks, and bustling urban centres. Enjoy the city of Raleigh, known in the South for having some of the best food - enjoy oysters at the iconic 42nd Street Oyster Bay or make the necessary BBQ stop at Clyde Coopers. For a little bit of history visit the beachside town of Wilmington, with its iconic monuments, museums, and vibrant political scene. Head a little north to the mountains and hop in a helicopter for a memorable tour of the stunning landscapes, bright blue coastal waters and bustling harbours. From the stunning foliage of the Appalachian Mountains to the majestic beauty of the beaches, there's no shortage of outdoor adventures and scenic landscapes to explore.
Where to Stay: The elegant Inn on Biltmore Estate is a stunning centuries-old home once lived in by the Vanderbilt Family. With four-star dining, a luxury spa, and lush greens and gardens surrounding the property, delighting your guests with a stay at the Biltmore is the cherry on top of a perfect luxury corporate retreat.
7. Near NYC
Known as "The City that Never Sleeps", New York truly is a feast for your eyes. From the chance to experience the best of art, theatre, dance, and music; to the ability to dine at the best restaurants from top chefs from all over the world; and to a thriving nightlife scene that is world-renowned - there’s a reason why New York is so famed around the world! This being said, the fun doesn’t stop when you leave the city. New York State and the Greater New York Area is full of historical towns, dazzling lakes, and jaw-dropping scenery - all of which make for a perfect luxury corporate retreat location. From the high-end mountain hotels of the Adirondacks to the weekends away in The Hamptons, the opportunities for luxury dining and staying in New York State are endless. Head out of the city, and into luxury!
Where to Stay: NY State truly has it all - something for the nature lovers, some for the beachgoers, and definitely several options for the city slicker! While it’s hard to select the top location for luxury corporate retreats, we love Gurney's Montauk Resort in The Hamptons. The only Hamptons luxury hotel that is directly on the beach, Gurney’s Montauk has great onsite dining options, contemporary guestrooms, and an array of onsite activities to enhance your stay. If you want true luxury for your next corporate retreat, look no further than Gurney’s!
Medieval castles, cobblestone villages and golden beaches: the Portugal experience can be many things - each one seemingly more impressive and luxurious than the next. With a history as captivating as its scenery, this coastal country is sure to impress. With pages upon pages of five-star hotels, sourcing the perfect accommodation for your next luxury corporate retreat won’t be difficult. Gaze upon ancient stone carvings in the Vila Nova de Foz Côa, watch the sunset over mysterious megaliths outside Évora or enjoy a rooftop party overlooking the bustling Lisbon. Known as the Hawaii of Europe, take a helicopter ride through the islands of the Azores, or rent a catamaran and sail through the Algarve. Visit palaces set above mist-covered woodlands, craggy cliff-top castles and stunningly preserved medieval town centres. When night falls, there is ample opportunity to visit some of this country’s best cuisine to drink, dance and feast alongside the welcoming locals. From dawn 'till dusk, Portugal is a source of endless splendour and lively culture that simply can't be beaten.
Where to Stay: Luxury comes easy in Portugal, where finding beautiful accommodation well suited to your group isn’t overly difficult. The Penha Longa Resort is located just outside of Lisbon in the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park, home to Portugal’s biggest castle. The hotel is known as a gastronomic destination, and throughout Europe for it’s exceptional service and natural beauty.
Typically synonymous with all-inclusive resorts, we’re here to set the record straight - Mexico is full of five-star accommodations and is increasingly more accessible and easy to visit. This country of passion, rich history, and devotion to livin' la vida loca has resulted in some beautiful properties from East to West. Famed for its street food, Mexico is stepping it up a notch - the Michelin Guide is finally coming to this culinary destination! From its palm-fringed beaches and steamy jungles to its teeming cities, Mexico conjures up diverse vivid dreams; and the reality lives up to them. Adventure seekers will love Mexico for its adrenaline-inducing jungle excursions, colourful reefs, and diverse sea life; while those who need some serenity can basque in the Caribbean's opulent waters and relax on silky white beaches. If you'd like to add some history and culture to your retreat, the two most popular archaeological sites in Mexico, Tulum and Chichen Itza are worth a visit. Between the chilli-infused cooking classes, tequila tasting, dance lessons, and so much more, your only concern will be fitting it all in.
Where to Stay: Mexico is a well-rounded destination, and it’s home to award-winning hotels on both its East and West coasts. While we frequent this Spanish nation, we do have some favourites! In Nayarit, the One&Only Mandarina is a luxury 5-star resort, set among the cliffs overlooking the turquoise waters of the Pacific. Just north, on the Baja California Peninsula is the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Predregal, a luxury resort that celebrates Mexican culture and cuisine in an immersive way.
The United Kingdom isn't just a place; it's a vibe for luxury corporate getaways. From the chic countryside hideouts to the hip spots in the heart of London, the UK sets the stage for a retreat that's part work, part adventure. With top-notch hospitality and a feel that effortlessly mixes tradition and trendiness, the UK offers the best of both worlds. Whether you're into the elegance of a manor in the Scottish Highlands or the hustle and bustle of a team-building day in London, the UK's got it all. It's not just a retreat; it's an experience tailored for those who appreciate a touch of luxury with their business. Get ready to level up your corporate game in the land where tradition meets modern cool.
Where to Stay: Known worldwide for its high-end hotels, bustling cities, and classic countryside, the UK is teeming with accommodation options perfect for a luxury retreat location. In the heart of London, The Rosewood London is a classy five-star hotel that brings together contemporary design and amenities with the classic regal style Britain is so well-known for. Further north, in the Scottish highlands and on the stunning Loch Lomond, Cameron House offers a truly unique experience in the form of traditionally designed hotel rooms, iconic Scottish dishes, and jaw-dropping views.
Bringing your team to one of the above luxury corporate retreat locations is a sure way to make sure your team benefits from your retreat, leaves feeling stronger, gets to work with their colleagues one-on-one, and has a blast doing it! The world’s luxury and bucket-list destinations are always shifting, so don’t worry, we’ve got you covered: check out some of our other blog posts for great travel destinations like Boston,Nevada, and unique destinations in South Africa or Europe! Don’t forget to check out more of our recommendations, ideas and venues for your next executive retreat! Happy travelling!