For those in search of refreshing, offsite meeting destinations, consider taking your next event to new heights in the mountains. The crisp mountain air and expansive views of majestic peaks and alpine lakes will be sure to inspire productivity, stimulate creative thinking and foster collaboration. Benchmark Resorts & Hotels’ portfolio includes many ideal mountain meeting retreat destinations, such as:
Nestled at the base of Snow King Mountain, and conveniently located just a 20-minute drive from the Jackson, Wyoming airport, Snow King Resort boasts breathtaking views of the Teton Mountain Range and offers an array of amenities sure to provide an exceptional meeting experience. At the resort, groups will find 20,000 square feet of indoor and outdoor meeting space—including wide-open lawn space, expansive ballrooms and intimate breakout rooms. Meeting-goers can also strengthen team bonds through a variety of seasonal, alpine activities including skiing, snow tubing and treetop adventure courses. After a productive day, guests can fuel up at Haydens Post, the onsite restaurant and bar, and enjoy rejuvenating spa treatments at Snow King’s Grand View Spa before retiring to their modern guestrooms or luxury condominiums.
Located within hours of Pittsburgh, Columbus and Charleston, Stonewall Resort is an easy drive for Midwest- and East Coast-based meeting-goers. Here, perched alongside quiet lake waters, and surrounded by 1,900 picture-perfect park acres, groups will be just moments away from the rest of the world, but a world away from it all. The resort’s 20,000 square feet of IACC-approved conference space is served by an expert culinary team, features modern meeting technologies and provides inspiring views of peaceful lake waters, rolling mountains and pristine countryside. Stonewall Resort’s dynamic team-building offerings—including culinary competitions, outdoor excursions and philanthropic activities—will help groups achieve a greater sense of connection. The resort’s rustic, yet elegant, Adirondack-style accommodations help groups unwind and wake up feeling refreshed and ready for another productive day.
Surrounded by the picturesque Rocky Mountains and conveniently located in the heart of Vail Village, Tivoli Lodge provides an ideal setting for group meetings. Tivoli’s intimate meeting spaces are perfect for smaller groups of up to 40 people, with elegant double glass French doors providing ample natural light and breathtaking mountain views. For larger groups, the lodge’s expansive 700-square-foot conference spaces, with high-speed wireless internal and audio-visual equipment, are a perfect fit. Views of Vail Mountain will speed the agenda along as attendees eagerly anticipate hitting the slopes in the winter or embarking on a mountain biking adventure in the summer. In addition, Tivoli’s Grand Lobby, complete with overstuffed leather sofas and chairs, a warm stone fireplace and the full-service Brown Hound Lounge, provides a wonderful place for groups to gather and relax after a full day of meetings.
Studies show that being near bodies of water, soaking up the sun and breathing fresh, island air can provide a myriad of benefits including reduced stress, elevated productivity and enhanced creativity.
Tucked away in the Western part of the United States, the Rocky Mountains offer more than just a picturesque setting for business meetings; they provide an atmosphere of inspiration and innovation.
It's time to infuse business gatherings with a dose of enjoyment by shifting the next meeting to the golf course.
Nestled amidst Utah's red rock landscape, Red Mountain Resort stands as a prime destination for meetings and corporate retreats that effortlessly blend business and leisure.
Trade the blurred background of a team video connect for a real backdrop that will prompt sharp thinking and engagement.
At Benchmark Resorts & Hotels, experience a refreshing approach to business travel, where art and music take center stage during your stay.
As many consumers focus on making more health-conscious choices, and the sober curious movement continues to grow in popularity, it’s becoming increasingly important for workplaces to consider incorporating more inclusive F&B options into their gatherings.
Originally built in 1918, The Wigwam has remained a cornerstone of the West Valley for explorers, families and business travelers from near and far for decades.
It’s no easy feat to craft a corporate event that bonds colleagues, inspires business breakthroughs and is unexpected. There’s always a place for the tried-and-true cocktail party or ice breaker, but getting your guests engaged (and maybe out of the comfort zone) has its benefits, too.
Today’s travelers aren’t looking for just any other meal. Increasingly, consumers are making more intentional dining decisions and seeking more enriching, immersive and sustainable meals.
From vibrant cityscapes to awe-inspiring nature wonders, the Pacific Northwest offers a unique blend of work and play for the modern business traveler.
Team bonding is a critical component of workplace wellbeing, helping to build trust, foster collaboration and improve communication among employees. In today’s remote world, scheduling time for team members to connect in-person has become more important than ever – and what better way to connect than over food and drink?
Was the last palm tree your team has seen somewhere on their Windows screensaver? Then it’s time to check your bags—and check in to one of Benchmark Resorts & Hotels’ oceanside properties.
Spring is in full bloom and, as the weather grows warmer and the days stretch longer, it’s the perfect time to move your next team building activity out of the office and into the great outdoors.
From the great outdoors, hiking, boating and beachside yoga, to wine tasting, golfing and more. There’s something for everyone. Bring your team together with a unique teambuilding experience. Here are 10 locations where companies can combine business travel with productive play.
In today’s remote world, it can often be challenging to find a time (and place) to unplug and foster meaningful connections within your company. For those looking to escape the everyday and inspire innovation, collaboration and relaxation, consider a lakeside location for your next company meeting.
For meeting planners, finding new, unique and inspiring destinations for an upcoming event can prove difficult. Here are three Benchmark Resorts & Hotels' destinations dotted around the country, which offer unique experiences for meeting guests.
If your team’s connection relies on your internet connection, it’s probably time to think about making your workplace culture a little more personal. So, move morning coffee from your home office to one of Benchmark Resorts & Hotels’ boutique properties. We’ll bring the to-go cups.
Taking a step away from traditional office spaces and heading to new places can help teams refocus on business objectives, offering a fresh, relaxed environment, free of workplace distractions.
Happy employees are more likely to have a positive attitude when it comes to their work, increasing productivity and the overall culture of a company.
Often, the best ideas come when we take a step (far) away from our usual surroundings. However, while the idea of jetting across the globe for meetings sounds inspiring, it can be a logistical challenge for meeting planners.
While company retreats have long been a staple of the business world, they often take place in a busy and overstimulated location like a major city for reasons including accessibility and proximity to a large airport. Planning a retreat in a remote location not only boosts your attendees’ comfort level as they ease back into in-person meetings, but time spent in a remote setting surrounded by nature is proven to improve brain health and stimulate creative thinking as well.
With many companies making the switch to fully remote or hybrid work, there’s added pressure on offsite meetings to make up for lost facetime and build team bonds that can benefit business.
For meeting planners, technology can be a friend or foe. And, in this new hybrid environment with both virtual and in-person attendees to consider, meeting organizers must rely on conferencing technology – to ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience for all attendees.
Whether it’s a large corporate gathering or a small group of meeting goers, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels has several excellent locations to host impactful and productive meetings:
Whether it’s an intimate conference or gathering for a small business or a chance to reward an individual team in a large corporation, Benchmark Resorts & Hotels has some excellent locations to host impactful meetings, executive retreats and events to meet the needs of smaller groups:
Over the past decade or so, sustainability has been at the forefront of workplace initiatives. But that shouldn’t just be a focus in the workplace itself – businesses should strive to ensure that they are engaging in sustainability practices even when traveling for conventions, corporate retreats and meetings alike.
As meeting-goers begin to convene again in person, wellness should be top of mind. Meeting planners and attendees are increasingly aware of the benefits of therapeutic services and how they play a role in the success of any meeting, conference or program.
Breeze cooling your skin. Sun warming your view. Arms spread wide, floating down through the mountains. Can you picture it? A paragliding escapade through the Grand Tetons is just one of many teambuilding opportunities offered at Benchmark Resorts & Hotels properties around the country, designed to heighten your senses in a way that embraces creativity.