When it comes to company retreats or business socials, you’ll probably be met with employees groaning at the thought of sitting in a room with other businesses as they partake in an infuriating team building exercise, after trying to stay awake during one of the most patronising motivational talks they’ve ever experienced. Whilst team building activities are a great way to build a rapport with your team and strengthen workplace relationships, there are many other ways to do this and show your team just how valued they are, and a luxury company retreat is a perfect way to do this. From going skiing in The Alps to hiking up Machu Picchu or indulging in a lazy game of golf in the Bahamas, you can build your team’s relationships and trust by with the ultimate corporate retreat. Here are five perfect destinations to help you do so.
Luxury Spa Retreat in Marbella
Coastline views, sandy white beaches, champagne brunches and stunning architecture. If the aim of your corporate retreat is for your colleagues is to relax and indulge in some hobbies, then the Marbella Club on the Costa Del Sol, Spain is the perfect place to go. Their luxury Thalasso Spa boasts state-of-the-art facilities, 12 treatment rooms, wood-burning Finnish saunas and hammam steam baths. If your colleagues are in a high-pressured and stressful role, then corporate spa retreat may be the break they need. After all, it has numerous benefits, from reducing stress to promoting blood circulation – you can find out more about that here.
Marbella Club boasts 37 luxury guest rooms and 78 elegant suites where your employees can rejuvenate and enjoy superior service. These rooms are set in the jasmine-scented subtropical gardens and was enhanced by the founder of the Marbella Club, Prince Alfonso. With a furnished outdoor terrace overlooking the glorious gardens or views out to sea, shimmering marble en-suites with rain showers and baths, your colleagues will be able to unwind in style. Marbella club also boasts an 18 hole golf course, equestrian centre and beach club – there’s sure to be something for everyone!
A Safari in Thailand
Thailand is a country full of brand new experiences, so why not share these experiences with your work colleagues? After all, you spend most of your time with them. A safari is a great way to connect and bond as a team. In the heart of what was once known as the Lanna Kingdom, sits Chiang Mai – “the land of a million rice fields.” With stunning views of luscious green rice fields, rolling mountains, cascading waterfalls and a tropical valley, Chiang Mai has a plethora of natural resources and exotic wildlife for you all to appreciate.
If you’re looking for a safari with sophistication, then Four Seasons Chiang Mai is the perfect resort to book your corporate safari retreat. Littered with covered verandas, siamese artwork and Thai cotton decorations, the Four Seasons Chiang Mai is a gem in Thailand. With 98 spacious pavilions and luxury villas boasting polished teak floors, under cooling overhead fans, a golf course and sensual spa, the Four Seasons Chiang Mai will make for the ultimate corporate retreat.
A Golfing Retreat at Edinburgh
If you’re looking to strengthen work relationships and bond as a team, then a golfing corporate holiday is the way to go. Did you know, golf is a powerhouse of all the core ingredients doctors recommend for optimum physical and mental health and wellbeing? From burning calories to eliminating stress and promoting heart health. What better place to have a corporate golfing retreat than Edinburgh? With delicious Scottish delicacies, caves and stunning streets, Edinburgh is a beautiful city that deserved to be explored.
What better place to get your golf on than the iconic country estate, Gleneagles in Edinburgh? This stunning manor has been a golfer’s paradise and a luxury destination for just under a century. This 850-acre estate epitomises the rugged natural beauty for which Scotland is renowned for, and offers guests a glorious playground of country pursuits and activities. With 232 rooms in the hotel, including 26 sumptuous luxury suites, it is the perfect venue for large corporations!
A City Break in New York
If you and your colleagues want to go to a city that never sleeps, then New York is the perfect place to go. This city is the epicentre of arts and arguably one of the culinary capitals of the world. With over 20,000 restaurants for you and your employees to experience, and tourist attractions such as the Rockefeller Centre, Central Park, the Empire State Building and Ellis Island to visit, there won’t be enough time in the day!
Crosby Street Hotel Hotel offers a well-chosen combination of colours, fabrics with bold patterns, artworks and the famous “honesty bar”. With 86 luxury rooms boasting full-length windows, granite and marble bathrooms and walk-in showers, it’s easy to see why so many people choose to relax in this sumptuous hotel before they get swept away in the fast-paced life New York has to offer.
A Corporate Retreat in Barcelona
Barcelona is a great place to go if you and your colleagues want to explore and enjoy beautiful sunny weather all year round. This friendly and vibrant city offers seaside, mountainside, and centuries of history: Roman, Medieval, Gothic, Modernist … From team building activities on the beach to a hiking holiday in the mountains or a spa break in one of the many luxury resorts, a corporate retreat in Spain will be like no other.
Hotel Neri Relais & Châteaux takes the setting of two historical and aristocratic houses – one of them a medieval palace from the XII century. With 22 suites and rooms decorated with gold and silver, you will feel like royalty. You can also request a room with a balcony or terrace. A break here will be so good, you won’t ever want to go back!