With hybrid and remote work so prevalent among companies these days, employees are seeking chances for impactful facetime with colleagues to strengthen bonds. By planning a retreat for your team, employees can build stronger connections, brainstorm big ideas and celebrate accomplishments through teambuilding activities while still making the time spent together productive.
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 available through the Benchmark Resorts& Hotels portfolio, where companies can combine business travel with productive play:
Get a taste of the local food culture with an unforgettable culinary experience. Expand your knowledge with a friendly poke challenge or mixology competition. Discover the North Shore's diverse food offerings with a dine around experience or food truck event. Or immerse yourself in a signature entertainment dinner that puts a Paniolo twist on the classic lu'au.
If your group loves wine and creative fun, we can arrange to have Corks and Canvas, a great local company, join us for two hours of painting artistry! Corks and Canvas will supply the canvas, brushes, paints, aprons, music and step-by-step instructions.
Lead your group on a scavenger hunt throughout the resort while looking for clues that lead to secret ingredients to cultivate Jimmy’s Famous Perfect Margarita, including the missing Saltshaker. You will have an opportunity to win bonus points, including who finishes first. Top winning team members take home a Margaritaville swag prize!
A Wellness Guide can help enhance your group's journey with daily classes and activities that serve your intention. The Wigwam's Wellness offerings can help your attendees achieve their fitness and wellness goals, bring your group closer together or give a well-deserved break in between meetings and events.
What better way to bring your group together than by playing for a cause. Corporate social responsibility is alive and well when your team participates in Charity Putt-Putt, Build a Bike or Build a Bear experiences.
Is the great outdoors perfect for your team? Golf, zipline, hike or geocache on-site, or white water raft and fish off-site. Are you looking for a more peaceful experience? Visit Waterleaf Spa or tour area waterfalls. Do you lead a group of creatives? Use secret ingredients from your “black box” to craft the judges’ favorite martini, work in teams to create a custom wine blend to take home or work with a variety of favors to win the guacamole and salsa competition.
Located in the heart of downtown New Brunswick, The Heldrich offers a wide range of team-building options that are sure to engage and inspire your team. If you're looking for a high-energy challenge, The Heldrich’s "Amazing Race" scavenger hunt is sure to get your team moving and working together. Your team will race against the clock as they solve clues, complete challenges, and race to the finish line.
Looking for a fun and exciting way to bring your team together this summer? Look no further than Snow King Mountain's summer activities! With a wide range of team-building experiences, Snow King offers the perfect setting to help your team bond and grow. If you're looking for an adrenaline rush, the waterways of the West offer a full menu of choices from a guided wildlife-viewing raft trip at sunset in Grand Teton National Park to whitewater thrills on the twists and turns of the Snake River.
Garden of the Gods Resort and Club’s team-building experiences are designed to challenge your team while promoting teamwork, communication, and problem-solving skills. Located in the stunning Garden of the Gods Park in Colorado Springs, our Outfitters program offers a wide range of team-building options, each one tailored to your team's needs and preferences. For a more creative challenge, the "Art of Teamwork" workshop is a great option. Your team will work together to create a unique piece of artwork inspired by the stunning scenery of the park, learning valuable skills such as communication, problem-solving, and creative thinking along the way.
Looking for a fun and effective way to strengthen the bond between your team members and improve their communication skills? Look no further than Chaminade Resort & Spa's team building activities in Santa Cruz. Chamiande’s team building experiences are designed to be both engaging and educational, providing your team with opportunities to work together and learn from each other in a fun and supportive environment. From outdoor adventures to indoor challenges, our activities are tailored to fit your group's unique needs and goals. Whether you're looking for a full-day team building retreat or a short activity to break up a meeting, Chaminade has options to suit every schedule and budget.
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.
For those in search of refreshing, offsite meeting destinations, consider taking your next event to new heights in the mountains.
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.
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.