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Why Plan an Incentive Trip in Scottsdale?

Here are our top reasons why you should host your next incentive trip in Scottsdale:

  • World-Class Golfing: Scottsdale is renowned for its top-tier golf courses, offering over 200 meticulously maintained greens. Hosting your incentive triphere means you can enjoy team-building on some of the best courses in the country, surrounded by stunning desert landscapes.
  • Ideal Weather: Scottsdale enjoys over 300 sunny days a year, making it a perfect destination for outdoor activities and events. The consistently pleasant weather ensures that your incentive trip can include outdoor meetings, team-building exercises, and leisure activities without concerns about rain or cold temperatures.
  • Outdoor Adventures: With its year-round sunny weather, Scottsdale is ideal for outdoor activities. Your team can bond over hiking in the scenic McDowell Sonoran Preserve, mountain biking, or hot air ballooning, creating unforgettable experiences in the picturesque desert environment. 
  • Vibrant Arts and Culture Scene: Scottsdale offers a rich cultural experience with its numerous art galleries, museums, and cultural events. The Scottsdale ArtWalk, for example, allows your team to explore local art, fostering creativity and inspiration during your retreat.

Looking to plan an incentive trip in Scottsdale? The city is a vibrant desert hub, from the beautiful desert landscape to luxurious spa resorts, unparalleled golf courses, and endless outdoor trails. This thriving desert metropolis boasts an abundance of shopping, dining, and cultural richness not to mention some of the best Mexican food you'll ever have.

Escape to the Sonoran Desert, a haven for wildlife and outdoor activities. Choose from a low-key hike through the desert, an adrenaline-filled Jeep Tour, or climb some of Scottsdale's many mountains. With more than 300 days of sunshine a year, exploring the 'Valley of the Sun' is an agreeable proposition!

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Top Incentive Trip Venues in Scottsdale

Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows

Recognized by Conde Nast Traveler 2018 Readers' Choice Awards as one of the top resorts in the Southwest and Travel + Leisure 2018 It List, Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows is ready to impress. Nestled in beautiful Paradise Valley, this trendy accommodation is just minutes away from the bustle of Old Town Scottsdale and the relaxation that comes with the Valley of the Sun. 

Overlooking the iconic Camelback Mountain from the comfort of one of 185 private bungalows, each of which combines mid-century modern design with local art to create an exceptional Sonoran Desert experience. At the Andaz, guests can tantalize their tastebuds at a hip restaurant with an open kitchen, grab a signature cocktail at the poolside bar or lounge, relax in 3 outdoor pools, or come together in one of the multiple on-site meeting spaces. Talk about a Scottsdale company retreat location that has it all!

Boulders Resort & Spa

Nestled in the foothills of the Sonoran Desert, Boulders Resort and Spa is surrounded by panoramic and captivating views of 12-million-year-old boulder formations from every turn. This upscale 5-star resort provides visually stunning grounds and several dining options featuring organic cuisine grown on the grounds. The 221 adobe-style Casitas and private Villas are filled with Southwestern decor, wood-burning fireplaces and private terraces. This sprawling resort has two renovated golf courses, 15 meeting spaces and plenty of on-site recreational activities, including tennis, swimming, hiking and rock climbing. If you’re looking for an Arizona retreat that does it all, this is the place for you!

Hotel Valley Ho

Originally opened in 1956 and lovingly restored to its former splendour, Hotel Valley Ho is a true icon of downtown Scottsdale and has even hosted celebrities such as Bing Crosby and Janet Leigh! Blending mid-century modern-style architecture with contemporary amenities, guests will enjoy a truly colourful and memorable stay. Vibrant pops of colour, Arizona artwork and mod decor make each of the 241 rooms unique. Floor-to-ceiling windows and private balconies flood the rooms with sunshine while the luxurious amenities make each room a haven of relaxation. Hotel Valley Ho offers 1 restaurant, 2 outdoor pools, a full-service spa, fitness centre and 11 meeting spaces. This company retreat location near Scottsdale is fun, eclectic and truly the perfect place to inspire creativity for your team.

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Top Incentive Trip Activities in Scottsdale

Some Retreat Activities to Consider in Scottsdale

Incentive trip activities in Scottsdale offer thrilling desert adventures, rejuvenating spa experiences, and exciting scavenger hunts. Bond with your team as you conquer rugged trails, relax with luxurious spa treatments, and explore the city in a fun-filled scavenger hunt, fostering collaboration and camaraderie in an unforgettable setting.

Desert Hiking and Outdoor Adventures

Explore the stunning McDowell Sonoran Preserve with guided hiking tours, mountain biking, or even hot air balloon rides. These outdoor activities promote teamwork, fitness, and an appreciation for the unique desert landscape.

Spa and Wellness Experiences

Unwind and rejuvenate with spa treatments at one of Scottsdale’s luxurious resorts. Organize a day of wellness activities, including yoga sessions, massages, and wellness workshops, to help your team relax and recharge, fostering a positive and productive retreat atmosphere.

Scottsdale Scavenger Hunt

Plan an exciting scavenger hunt across Scottsdale, where teams solve clues and complete challenges at local landmarks and hidden gems. This fun, interactive activity promotes teamwork and lets your team discover the city's unique charm and culture.

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Top Tips for an Incentive Trip in Scottsdale

Expert Advice for an Incentive in Scottsdale

When planning an incentive trip in Scottsdale, considering the following tips from experienced retreat planners:

  1. Book Early for Peak Seasons: Scottsdale is a popular destination, especially in the cooler months from October to April. Ensure you secure accommodations, venues, and activities well in advance to avoid higher prices and limited availability.
  2. Utilize Outdoor Spaces: Take advantage of Scottsdale’s beautiful weather by planning outdoor meetings and team-building activities. Consider venues with outdoor seating, scenic views, and opportunities for hiking, golfing, or desert excursions.
  3. Incorporate Local Culture: Enhance your retreat by integrating local experiences, such as art tours, culinary classes featuring Southwestern cuisine, or visits to cultural landmarks. This adds a unique and memorable touch to your event.
  4. Balance Work and Relaxation: Ensure a mix of productive sessions and leisure activities. Schedule spa days, wellness workshops, or golf outings to help your team relax and recharge, fostering a more effective and enjoyable retreat experience.

Any Other Considerations for an Incentive in Scottsdale

When planning an incentive trip in Scottsdale, consider the desert climate. Schedule outdoor activities for early morning or late afternoon to avoid extreme heat, and encourage attendees to stay hydrated and wear sunscreen. Stick to marked trails and be aware of local wildlife like snakes and scorpions during outdoor excursions.

Ensure transportation safety by arranging reliable services for all activities, especially where alcohol is involved. For activities like hot air ballooning or horseback riding, choose reputable providers who prioritize safety and offer necessary instructions to participants. This ensures a safe and enjoyable retreat for everyone.

FAQs

Corporate Retreat FAQ

Are work retreats worth it?
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Definitively, yes. Work retreats allocate time and space for teams to break free from the everyday routine, encouraging innovation and creativity. These getaways promote deeper relationships among employees while fueling their productivity back in the office.

How much do companies spend on retreats?
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Company spending on corporate retreats can dramatically vary depending on factors such as location, size of the team, activities planned, and accommodation type. Often the budget ranges from a few thousand dollars to tens of thousands. Take a look at our budgeting cheat sheet to learn more. 

How long should a corporate retreat last?
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Generally, corporate retreats tend to fall within 2-5 days including travel time. The duration depends largely on the goals you aim to achieve from the event — whether it's strategic planning or strengthening employee relationships.

What is the importance of corporate retreats?
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Corporate retreats are essential for enhancing team bonding, morale boosting, breaking deadlock situations in projects or negotiations, revisiting shared goals and celebrating achievements together. They provide an exclusive environment away from regular work stress where people can rejuvenate while getting a broader perspective on company objectives.

What would be the average budget for a corporate retreat?
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This again hugely varies but according to some market sources; small businesses might anticipate investing $500-$1000 per person whereas larger enterprises may cater budgets around $2000-$5000 per participant inclusive of flights & accommodations along with food & activities.

How do you choose a corporate retreat destination?
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It involves considering various factors like ease of transportation, total distance participants need to travel, overall cost-efficiency and types of available facilities. Always remember to customize the location depending upon your specific retreat goals.

What is the best way to plan a remote company retreat?
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Start by setting clear objectives for the retreat. Next, determine activities that align with these goals — this can range from professional development workshops to leisure and bonding opportunities. Establishing rules for engagement can further ensure a rewarding experience.

What's the best way to find corporate retreat facilities?
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Online research is a great starting point. Beyond that, you might want to tap into your professional network or, even better, consult corporate retreat planners who are familiar with various locations, venues, and itineraries that would be ideally suited to your company.

All-inclusive retreat locations for my organization
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Resorts often offer all-inclusive packages designed specifically for corporations which include accommodation, food services along with team-building exercises in their diverse amenities like golf courses or spas.

Company retreat ideas?
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The possibilities are endless. Team building games, skill-sharing sessions, wellness and mindfulness seminars, problem solving challenges and culinary competitions are some of quite popular ideas among many others.

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Meet Some of Our Retreat Experts

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Keswick, ON

Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).

Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit as an Operations Manager, planning awe-inspiring events for our clients.

In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.

Andrew Hercus
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Canmore, AB

Our resident "Mountain Man", if there's a job in the wild, chances are Andrew's had it. Ski Patrol? Check. Whitewater Kayak Instructor? Check. Spartan Race Medic? Somehow, even that too.  To say he's big on the great outdoors (and every Canadian cliche) is an understatement. Andrew lives, breathes, and (literally) eats the wilderness.

Andrew joins the Moniker team from his home within the Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, AB, leading the Trip Planning & Operations team where he brings his talents to coordinating gobs of detail and data into seamless execution of our retreats. He's also a licensed Medic which comes in handy when our guests have a little too much fun on destination!

Casey Cogan
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Ottawa, ON

Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as an Operations Manager to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.

With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. Casey's got a sweet tooth and a soft spot for unique handbags, and is always on the hunt to add to her collection during her travels around the globe.

Amanda LeGresley
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Keswick, ON

Amanda brings her keen eye for travel and event planning to our Operations Team, bolstered by over a decade of experience managing events for the Toronto Film Festival and other swanky clientele across Canada (she's fancy like that).

Her passion for creating memorable experiences (particularly around a great meal) makes her the perfect fit as an Operations Manager, planning awe-inspiring events for our clients.

In her spare time, Amanda loves exploring the great outdoors either on the road with the sunroof down, or on the ATV trails near her hometown of Keswick, Ontario. Indoors, she's known for being a bit of a 'sushi savant', and kicking back on the couch with the latest Reality TV with her dog, Rebel.

Andrew Hercus
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Canmore, AB

Our resident "Mountain Man", if there's a job in the wild, chances are Andrew's had it. Ski Patrol? Check. Whitewater Kayak Instructor? Check. Spartan Race Medic? Somehow, even that too.  To say he's big on the great outdoors (and every Canadian cliche) is an understatement. Andrew lives, breathes, and (literally) eats the wilderness.

Andrew joins the Moniker team from his home within the Rocky Mountains, in Canmore, AB, leading the Trip Planning & Operations team where he brings his talents to coordinating gobs of detail and data into seamless execution of our retreats. He's also a licensed Medic which comes in handy when our guests have a little too much fun on destination!

Casey Cogan
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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Location Pin
Ottawa, ON

Hailing from the nation's capital, Casey joins us as an Operations Manager to ensure every Moniker program is perfectly planned.

With a keen eye for the details, and a self-proclaimed overachieving perfectionist, we're lucky to have her on our team. Casey's got a sweet tooth and a soft spot for unique handbags, and is always on the hunt to add to her collection during her travels around the globe.

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