Employee retreats can be really useful in building rapport and strengthening workplace relationships. The best locations should have a combination of excellent business facilities, working spaces, and a good choice of activities and sights to see. We’ve taken a look at the five best cities where you can take your employees on a rewarding corporate retreat:
Las Vegas is a city where business and pleasure go hand in hand. Not only is it known as the entertainment capital of the world, but it is also home to three of the largest convention centres in America, including the massive Las Vegas Convention Center, which has a staggering 3.2 million square feet of space. Another great place to convene is at MEET Las Vegas, a unique high-tech three-storey complex that offers businesses the chance to hold meetings, training events or to socialise and network. If you want to kill two birds with one stone, then you can arrange your meetings at a venue like the T-Mobile Arena, which offers luxury suites and private rooms overlooking major sporting events and musical acts on the arena bowl. Once you and your team have concluded all serious matters, you can take them down to the famous strip, or you can get tickets to one of the famous casino residency acts that are regularly hosted in Sin City venues.
The Big Apple is a melting pot of businesses from all over the globe, so you can be sure to find the required conditions for a successful employee retreat. The Tarrytown House Estate & Conference Center was the first ever executive conference center in America, and is still used to this day by a multitude of businesses from around the world. Tarrytown House has 30 stunning meeting spaces for conferences, team development and bonding sessions, while it also has a 26 acre estate where you can participate in outdoor activities such as tennis, badminton, and croquet. New York is home to countless other conference centers, most notably AMA’s New York Executive Conference Center, which is located in the heart of the city, in Times Square. For all things non-business related, you can take your team away from the hustle and bustle of the city and have a nice day out at Central Park, or you can take in the scenic views from the Empire State Building.
London is a thriving modern city with a huge amount of corporate spaces and facilities to choose from. Not only was it named as the leading international destination for business trips by American Express, but it’s also the world’s leading destination for tourism of all kinds. Getting a private capsule on the London Eye is definitely a contender for the most creative location for a corporate event, and it’ll be sure to boost team morale whilst you take in the panoramic views of London. The Devonport House is located on a World Heritage site in Greenwich, and is an excellent venue for team bonding, particularly during the summer as it boasts a beautiful garden area. It’s also right next to the National Maritime Museum, while the vibrant O2 Arena can be found just further afield. Your team will be spoilt for choice when faced with the amount of bars, restaurants, historical attractions, theatres and events the city has to offer.
Tel Aviv is increasing its reputation each year as being a beacon for entrepreneurship, and was recently selected by Virgin as being one of the world’s best startup hubs. In fact, it now rivals Silicon Valley and London as one of the leading tech cities in the world. Some of Tel Aviv’s best conference centers can be found in the luxury hotels such as Hilton Tel Aviv, Sheraton Tel Aviv Hotel, InterContinental David Tel Aviv and The Bell Boutique Hotel. These hotels are situated in ideal locations, overlooking the Mediterranean sea or located in the heart of the city, where you can experience authentic Israeli culture and history. Attractions such as the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatutsford, the Israeli National Trail or the famous zoo, Ramat Gan Safari, are sure to foster good relations amongst your workforce, while the city also has an excellent reputation for its nightlife.
Despite the significant travel times to reach there, Sydney is one of the most desirable locations for business retreats. The city is known for its gorgeous beaches, the Mardi Gras and the famous Sydney Opera House. And when it comes to mixing business and pleasure in state-of-the-art business facilities with innovative team building experiences, Sydney has also got you covered. Harbour 220 is a function venue like no other, set atop the landmark Hudson House, with mesmeric views of the city, Sydney Harbour, and the Royal Botanic Gardens. The venue has a banquet, a theatre, some classrooms, and its own cocktail bar and restaurant. Rydges Mount Panorama Bathurst can be found just outside Sydney, and is the perfect setting for corporate getaways, catering up to 280 people, complete with 3 large conference rooms and a massive roof terrace.
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