As Fall quickly approaches, companies and organizations around the world begin planning traditional Fall corporate retreats, annual meetings, and quarterly conferences. Big city draws like New York City, Philadelphia and Boston have long had a stranglehold on the corporate facility market, offering big city amenities and luxury at an affordable rate.
Little known to the corporate world are the hundreds of resorts and hotels scattered across the vast mountains of the Adirondacks, the scenic landscape of the Poconos, and in the towns and cities across the Northeast. These lodging destinations offer the perks of big city appeal such as luxury, technology, nightlife and dining, but with an added sense of privacy and a real vacation feel.
So where are these destinations? What are some of the resorts, hotels and lodges that are being referenced? ResortsandLodges is excited to announce our picks for the Top 5 Corporate Retreat Destinations in 2014, a collection of the most unique, luxurious and affordable options for this Fall’s meetings, conferences and seminars.
1. Skytop Lodge – Poconos, Pennsylvania
Sometimes, all it takes is a little inspiration to get the ball rolling on the next big idea for your company. Take the scenic landscape of the Pocono Mountains and Skytop Lodge as that dose of inspiration. The stunning lodge has everything you could ever need for your next meeting or conference, including 17 meeting rooms and a 4,200 square foot ballroom, perfect for hosting large groups. Not enough room for you? Skytop also boasts a 10,000 square foot additional meeting space with all of the bells and whistles like Wifi, audi equipment, visual equipment and more!
2. The Inn at Pocono Manor – Poconos, Pennsylvania
Elegant yet sophisticated, charming yet modern; all comparisons one can make when hosting a meeting at The Inn at Pocono Manor. The Pennsylvania retreat is well known for a romantic, relaxing retreat to some of the most beautiful mountainous landscape in the world. They are quickly gaining a reputation as a rock-solid establishment for conferences and meetings as well. Complete with over 27,000 square feet of meeting space, equipped with state of the art technology and professional staff, the Inn at Pocono Manor just might be that missing piece to the proverbial puzzel of business excellence.
3. Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center – Catskills, NY
One of the true gem’s of the Catskills, Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center has been playing host to meetings and business get togethers for years – and for good reason. A friendly, professional staff handles all of the planning, allowing you to focus your efforts strictly on business. An on-site golf course adds to the appeal of a business trip or team building exercise, and the sheer meeting space and technology is enough to win you over all on its own!
4. Basin Harbor Club – Heart of Vermont, VT
8,700 square feet of conference space, wireless technology across the property, professional staff AND a stunning view? Why wouldn’t you host a meeting, conference or corporate retreat at the beautiful Basin Harbor Club? The Vermont resort welcomes conferences and meetings to its grounds on Lake Champlain year after year. They say inspiration can come from the strangest places – there is nothing strange behind the inspiration of fresh Vermont air, beautiful views and accommodating service you will find at Basin Harbor Club!
5. Grand Hotel & Spa – Ocean City, MD
A tailored fit for any conference, meeting or planning session, The Grand Hotel & Spa is an oceanfront escape in the heart of Ocean City. Situated on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, the hotel offers more than just a pretty view. Take for instance the more than 10,000 square feet of conference space, equipped with all of the amenities and features necessary to run a flawless meeting from start to finish. Meeting spaces can be tailored to fit large or small groups, and of course everyone enjoys a nice relaxing stroll on the beach!