America the beautiful - home to bright lights and big cities, snow-covered peaks and white sand beaches. The country’s name alone sends abuzz a million different thoughts of culture, entertainment, adventure, cuisine, and so much more. With so much to see and do, it should come as little surprise that no two journeys here are the same.
Our Top 8 Recommended Hotels in the United States for Company Retreats
Looking to plan a corporate retreat (read: party) in the USA? In no particular order, take a look at a few of our top favourite accommodations across the country.
Tanque Verde Ranch | Tucson, AZ
As one of America’s favourite old-time ranches, founded in 1868, Tanque Verde Ranch consistently ranks as an award-winning resort. Offering charming lodging and some of the loveliest staff around, this dude ranch knows a thing or two about good ol’ southern hospitality!
Located at the base of the Rincon Mountains and overlooking the rolling foothills Tanque Verde forms the perfect backdrop to any retreat. Each of the 76 tradition ranch-style guestrooms provides spectacular views of the desert and mountains. Kick-back and relax in the modern yet rustic rooms, each tastefully appointed combining the spirit of the Old West with today’s modern amenities.
Tanque Verde Ranch's all-inclusive meal plan will delight your taste buds, while the horseback riding trails, spa, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis courts, and other on-site activities will keep you entertained at all hours during your retreat.
Why we love Tanque Verde Ranch: Tanque Verde Ranch has a lot of things going for it! On top of it’s perfect location in the desert - seriously, there are cacti as far as the eye can see, there is SO much to keep guests entertained. Boasting so many on-site activities really helps from a cost-savings perspective since you don’t have to be busing your attendees to various service providers day-in, day-out. Staff here are also incredibly friendly, treating guests like family members and really putting forth the effort to connect with everyone on a personal level. We can’t recommend this property enough!
Alderbrook Resort & Spa | Union, WA
Feast your eyes on the stunning Alderbrook Resort! Boasting a prime location just outside of the hustle and bustle of Seattle in Washington State, this gem of a resort has “corporate retreat” written all over it. Equipped with meeting spaces for your business needs, a seemingly endless array of activities for teambuilding, and multiple restaurants that appeal to even the most discerning travellers, a stay here is one your team won’t soon forget.
The Alderbrook Resort & Spa is home to 93 charming guestrooms. Luxurious yet understated, rooms are reminiscent of your family’s waterfront cottage, bringing up old memories as you create new ones. With both mountain and canal views, you will be completely enveloped in what makes America’s West Coast so special - nature. Walking into each guestroom brings about a sense of calm and serenity, a feature enhanced by its remoteness from other properties in the area.
Why we love Alderbrook Resort & Spa: Location, location, location! Nothing beats the Alderbrook’s spectacular waterfront views. Completely remote and surrounded by mountains, a retreat here is like stepping into a different world… one that’s nearly impossible to pull yourself away from. Remote properties like the Alderbrook are great because they help bring the team together. When staying in a city, you run the risk of “losing” people to the nearby restaurants attractions - something impossible with more isolated accommodations. The Alderbrook’s location also lends itself to a diverse range of activities!
Blackberry Farm | Walland, TN
Situated on a serene 4,200-acre estate in the Great Smoky Mountains is Blackberry Farm. Celebrated for its impeccable service and unsurpassed accommodations, this 5-star property offers an ideal setting to escape the modern-day frenzy for a corporate retreat. Here, no detail big or small goes unattended, promising legendary service and personalization.
Blackberry Farm's 60 elegant rooms feature chic country-style decor, heavenly beds, and numerous luxe amenities. Whether you select the intimate charm of a Historic or Estate Room, the legendary elegance of a spacious Singing Brook, Blackberry Farm's accommodations offer a haven of carefree comfort.
With one of the most spectacular views you're ever going to find, an award-winning restaurant, and an endless array of activities year-round, Blackberry Farm will show you the many reasons why it is one of the top rated properties in the world.
Why we love Blackberry Farm: There’s something so special about Blackberry Farm. Sure it’s a bit pricey - even with it being an all-inclusive resort, but it’s worth shelling out for if you really want to “wow” your guests. Blackberry Farm manages to foster a sense of sophisticated luxury without sacrificing its sense of playfulness. At the same time, guests can be wined-and-dined while still enjoying countless activities, whatever the season. At Moniker, we love unique properties reflective of the destination they call home, and Blackberry Farm is certainly no exception!
Pronghorn Resort | Bend, OR
We’ll be the first to admit the Pronghorn Resort is a wee bit out-of-the-way. That being said, this incredible property is worth the trip! Set on 640 acres amidst the majestic 1,000 year-old juniper forest, Pronghorn Resort is a laid-back accommodation that sits in harmony with the natural landscape. Enjoy the endless outdoor pursuits the town of Bend is well-known for.
The property's 152 rooms mirror the rustic chic architecture for which Oregon is known. Blending natural materials and soft furnishings to create a private retreat. On-site, you will find 2 golf courses, 2 heated outdoor pools, hot tubs, a full-service spa, a fitness center and sports courts. Dining options include 3 unique dining eateries, a clubhouse bistro, a grill and a fine-dining eatery. With so much to see and do, your only concern will be fitting it all in!
Why we love Pronghorn Resort: Pronghorn Resort somehow manages to combine everything we look for in a property under a single roof - remote, a wide range of activities, meeting spaces, excellent service… if you’re looking for it, they’ve got it in spades. While there are no direct flights into Bend’s regional airport from most destinations, it’s well worth the layover in Portland.
Ace Hotel | New Orleans, LA
A friendly gathering place, the Ace Hotel sits on the corner of Carondelet and Lafayette streets in the Warehouse District of one of the most happening cities on Earth. Its central location makes this boutique property the perfect place from which to explore all New Orleans has to offer.
The hotel's 234 fashionable rooms are outfitted with bespoke bed linens and handcrafted furnishings (pictures simply do not do them justice!). Hip and sophisticated, all rooms feature local art, an array of top-of-the-line amenities, and large windows with city views - breathing life into their quarters.
The Ace Hotel is home to 5 mouthwatering restaurants and bars, a heated rooftop pool, a 24-hour gym and a retro photo booth. There is also regular live entertainment - bringing the spirit and soul of New Orleans into its doors.
Why we love Ace Hotel: From a planning perspective, the Ace Hotel New Orleans is a gem to work with. Flexible with a keen eye for the creative, it’s easy to utilize their various spaces to create something completely unique. The Ace Hotel’s prime location in the Warehouse District is also ideal if looking to venture off-site for meals and activities. There’s a little something for everyone in the area, that is if you can pull yourself out of your stunningly decorated room!
The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe | Lake Tahoe, NV
On the south shore of Lake Tahoe toeing the state line between Nevada and California sits The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe. Voted by time and time again as one of the world's best hotels, this gem of a chalet has been praised as a game-changer in the Lake Tahoe region.
Unlike the many out-dated and stuffy 3-stars in the surrounding area, The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe's 156 rooms combine casual comforts with classic refinement for a truly magnificent stay. Characterized by dark wood and blue tones, all rooms feature gas fireplaces and a balcony or terrace that overlooks either the lake or golf course.
The hotel's elevated amenities include a heated outdoor pool, three restaurants, a golf course, and 2,500 square feet of expansive and customizable meeting space. Being the remote property it is, you will also find an array of exciting adventures and outdoor activities - perfect for teambuilding during your retreat!
Why we love The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe: Lake Tahoe is a destination that comes up over and over for our more outdoorsy groups, and The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe is our go-to property. For starters, the interior design is breathtaking - luxurious and refined without coming across as stuff or pretentious, it’s ideal for groups who want to impress their guests but stay true to a laid back corporate culture. Also worth mention is it’s activity collection. Offering a different selection every season, The Lodge at Edgewood Tahoe is worth coming back to.
Maison de la Luz | New Orleans, LA
Guest house Maison de la Luz is one of New Orleans' newest boutique luxury hotels. Located in the Warehouse District, the historic property is a private sanctuary - a place for reverie and proper Southern swoon with the very best in guest services and amenities.
Revel in one of 67 resplendent guestrooms - each featuring original, bespoke artworks, large windows flooding in natural light, and a luxurious en-suite outfitted with a marble vanity. Walking through the threshold, you simply can’t help but gasp at the stunning interior design work.
At Maison de la Luz, you will find a chic lounge offering nightly wine-and-cheese receptions and expertly crafted cocktails, a trendy bar that is sure to catch the eye, and a breakfast room delighting in the nuanced fare.
Why we love Maison de la Luz: If design and decor is just as important to you as location, Maison de la Luz is for you. This stunning property is like something right off a magazine cover - creating that “Instagram Ready” look that’s especially meaningful to Incentive groups. Maison de la Luz is also the perfect size for a buyout, making it easier to use the space as your own.
America acts more as a “choose-your-own-adventure” than a set “to-do” list, drawing visitors from all corners of the world to its grand patchwork of states. Will you spend your days walking along the music-loving streets of Louisiana? Or kick-back and relax beachside in California? How about digging into some finger-lickin’ fried chicken on a foodie tour in Tennessee? The choice is yours and the possibilities...endless.
Interested in seeing more properties? Check out our previous blog posts for amazing retreat locations outside the San Fran Bay Area or outside of New York City.