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Why Plan a Company Retreat in New York?

Here are our top reasons why you should host your next corporate retreat in New York City:

  • The Food Scene: New York City is riddled with amazing culinary delights. From some of the world’s best bagels to Michelin-starred restaurants, fold-able cheesy pizza to high-end cocktail bars, New York City offers a diverse range of food options, perfect for large groups and different tastes.
  • Broadway: Need we say more? With the world’s biggest theatre scene, taking your team to a Broadway show is a great way to experience the city’s heart, while giving the group a bucket-list opportunity. 
  • Easy Access: National and international access to New York City is a breeze, with 3 major airports (LGA, JFK, EWR) just a short train or car ride away. Not to mention, it is one of the most walkable cities! 
  • Inclusive: NYC is one of the most diverse cities in the world, and that extends far beyond just its delectable food scene. It is home to over 60 different ethnic communities, languages, and cultures. NYC is LGBTQ+ friendly. 
  • Activities for Everyone: There is no end to the available activities in NYC - from a river cruise around Manhattan, to a street food tour, to Central Park scavenger hunts, there really is something for everyone!

New York City truly is "The City that Never Sleeps". From the chance to experience the best of art, theater, 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 nothing quite like it anywhere else. When you bring your team to New York for a corporate retreat, we want to make sure they get a cross-section perspective on all aspects of the city lifestyle: The bustling streets of Times Square to the frantic pace of Wall Street and the NYSE, the "see-and-be-seen" lunch spots and dinners in Midtown Manhattan and beyond, and finally the vibrant bars, terraces, & clubs that showcase the nightlife. Whatever you choose, you can be sure your team comes away feeling reconnected, and full of good food and even better memories. 

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Top Corporate Retreat Venues in New York

1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge 

Trendy, cutting-edge, stylish... 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge is a luxury hotel with a modern flair. In Brooklyn Bridge Park along the East River, this industrial chic accommodation offers a natural sanctuary on the waterfront. Designed by local artists and constructed with reclaimed materials and native greenery, the hotel marries sustainability and luxury with ease. Set in a 10-story building, the hotel offers 194 expertly crafted guestrooms.

Nature-inspired art fills this bright and airy boutique stay, while large windows bring the beauty of the outside in. Enjoy skyline views, reclaimed woods, industrial steel, custom organic cotton mattress and organic cotton sheets in the comfort of the spacious king rooms. Ideal for group travel, 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge has communal spaces for working or relaxing, 24-hour Fieldhouse fitness centre, a 50-person screening room and a grab-and-go café with a menu consisting of locally sourced fare.

  • Number of Rooms: 194
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 9 (Largest capacity 350pax)
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The Whitby Hotel 

Situated in the heart of upper midtown Manhattan and on the doorstep of some of New York City's leading attractions, The Whitby Hotel impresses all who enter. Up-and-coming in the city's hotel scene, the property is considered to be among the city’s most fashionable accommodations. A celebration of contemporary art and design, the hotels 86 guestrooms are all individually designed, each with floor to ceiling windows, its own bold colour scheme and stunning views of the Manhattan skyline.

Bathrooms are beautifully fashioned in granite or marble, complete with double basins, a walk-in shower and an array of luxe bath products. Here, you will find The Whitby Bar and Restaurant, an Orangery, book-lined Drawing Room, private outdoor terrace as well as a 130 seat state-of-the-art cinema and a fully equipped gym makes it an ideal corporate retreat venue in NYC.

The Towers at Lotte New York Palace

A hotel within a hotel, the Towers at Lotte New York Palace is among the most sought-after luxury hotels in Midtown Manhattan. Regularly ranked among the world’s premier hotels, the Towers offers a stay that is sure to be unrivaled. 

The hotel's 176 bespoke guestrooms come together to create a glamorous collection that are an experience in and of themselves. A blend of modern comforts and conveniences with timeless opulence, you will feel completely rejuvenated in luxe king beds and deep soaking tubs. Here, guests can enjoy a French-influenced bakery and a wood-paneled bar, as well as an upscale eatery and cocktail lounge. Lotte New York Palace is also home to an award-winning full-service spa.

  • Number of Rooms: 176
  • Number of Meeting Rooms: 26 (Largest capacity 350pax)
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How We Can Help Your Team in New York

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Corporate Retreat Activities

Top Corporate Retreat Activities in New York

Activities during your company retreat in New York should seamlessly integrate work & leisure aspects while intensifying bonding between team members.

Some Retreat Activities to Consider in New York

Corporate retreat activities in New York City offer a vibrant backdrop for fostering teamwork and collaboration, amidst iconic landmarks and cultural diversity, creating memorable experiences that inspire camaraderie.

Boat Tour & Vessel Visit 

New York City is full of unique and world-renowned architecture - seeing it by boat offers an even more interesting view of the city you know and love! Hop on a private boat and take in the sights from the water, making a pitstop at the famous Vessel, and have lunch after visiting the one-of-a-kind High Line, New York's newest urban revitalization project. Need an adrenaline boost? Take a walk on The Edge - North America's highest sky deck! 

City Architecture Tour

From the first skyscraper in 1901, to the sprawling skyline that is Manhattan, New York City is full of magnificent architectural feats known by many worldwide. This architecture tour takes you on a voyage of discovery, showcasing the iconic skyline and the diverse architectural styles that have shaped the city's rich history. From the soaring heights of the Art Deco masterpieces like the Empire State Building to the modernist marvels of Frank Lloyd Wright's Guggenheim Museum, this tour offers a unique perspective on the city's architectural evolution. Immerse yourself in the captivating stories and intricate designs that have made New York City an unparalleled showcase of architectural innovation and ingenuity. 

The Ride Travelling Theatre 

One of our favorite corporate retreat activities in NYC, experience the city in a whole different way with The Ride, New York's one-of-a-kind travelling theatre! Hop on and take a seat for this 75-minute show, narrated by two hilarious hosts and full of unique surprises around the city. Enjoy up-close views of the city's famous landmarks, or tailor your tour to visit New York's coolest buildings. 

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Top Tips for a Company Retreat in New York

Expert Advice for a Retreat in New York

1. Check The Weather: Though one of the US’s most beautiful cities, NYC is not a favourite when it is cold and grey. To maximize the success of your event, plan your corporate retreat around good weather, or special events. Think: June, September, or December (Christmas lights!). 

2. Familiarize Yourself With The Boroughs: New York is famed for its various boroughs, and most will go as far as to say that each one has its own identity! Ensure you’ve selected the right venue for your corporate retreat by doing plenty of research beforehand. For example, you may not want to bring a corporate retreat to Staten Island if you’re looking for a luxury hotel in Manhattan! 

3. Wear The Right Shoes: Even if your group is taking private transfers to and from their hotel or venues, a requirement for a New York visit is good shoes! There is so much to see in the city, and packing comfortable shoes ensures that no matter where your feet take you, you’re enjoying yourself!

Any Other Considerations for an Offsite in New York

Safety in NYC is a top priority, with the city maintains a robust infrastructure dedicated to public security. However, like any major urban area, it's essential for groups to remain aware of their surroundings and take necessary precautions. While violent crime rates have decreased significantly over the years, petty theft and opportunistic crime can still occur, particularly in crowded tourist areas. It's advisable for groups to stay vigilant, especially in busy areas like Times Square and crowded public transportation hubs.

Additionally, be mindful of traffic when navigating the city streets and always use designated crosswalks. Overall, by staying informed, exercising caution, and utilizing common sense, groups can enjoy their time in NYC safely and securely.

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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
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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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
TRAVEL OPERATIONS MANAGER
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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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