When it comes to meetings, location is important, but so is team building. It’s a win-win for planners when hotels offer both. These four properties in some of the top meeting and incentive destinations around country provide energizing activities and engaging tools that are guaranteed to boost productivity. Consider one of these hotels or resorts that can lend outdoor activities and destination-centric team-building experiences to your next meeting.
The Joy of Meetings program at Hotel Lincoln is designed to create a relaxed environment for meetings and breakout sessions. A newly added icebreaker amenity encourages groups to let loose with games that range from trivia challenges to Family Feud competitions. The games are led by Hotel Lincoln’s most engaging staff members.
Beachfront properties on the Gulf of Mexico are great choices for outdoor team-building activities. At WaterColor Inn & Resort in Santa Rosa Beach, teams can stand-up paddle board across coastal dune lakes and ride bikes along 18 miles of state parks and forests on the Timpoochee Trail. In the evening, groups can let loose by fire, courtesy of a bonfire concierge who attends to drinks and s’mores all night long.
The Carneros Inn knows a good gathering in Napa doesn’t happen without wine. Groups can book the two-hour Vino and Bocce experience for fun-filled bonding on the idyllic property. Teams are split up in two bocce ball courts in the Town Square, while a selection of top-rated wines from Farm restaurant’s wine list are served. The Carneros Inn also offers wine blending classes led by an expert from Total Adventures.
Skiing is a given at The St. Regis Aspen, but during summer months there are even more ways for groups to enjoy the outdoors. This summer, the resort is launching a new fleet of branded bikes for guests to explore Aspen, ride on the Rio Grande Trail or venture towards Independence Pass along the North Star Nature Preserve. Another package includes a picnic breakfast at the base of Maroon Bells, a 12-mile guided hike to Crested Butte and a private helicopter ride from Crested Butte to Aspen.