If you are the one in charge of selecting a location for your company’s corporate retreat, there are several different aspects you will want to consider in order for it to be successful. The location truly helps to set the stage of your corporate retreat, as it will also determine what activities you can put on, how comfortable all of your attendees are, and if they actually end up taking anything from it or just downright want to go home. In today’s blog, we will be providing some tips for choosing a location for your company’s next corporate retreat in order to help you set the stage for success and keep your team happy all week long.
What does your budget look like?
The range in price for corporate retreat venues can vary from very affordable to very expensive, so you will want to do a thorough analysis of your current budget when you begin doing research on the location for your corporate retreat. Just be sure to factor in other expenses such as travel accommodations, food and beverages — if they aren’t included in the price of the venue — and anything else you and your team could potentially be spending money on.
Does the venue cater to corporate retreats?
This is something you will want to ensure before going ahead and booking a location. You can do this by simply contacting the venue and ensuring that they are able to host the amount of people in your team, and you can also inquire about assistance with organizing and advice for different activities and events. If they say yes, you will also want to make sure that your reservations can comfortably fit the amount of people who will be in attendance of the retreat with room to spare, as not many people enjoy being crammed in a space for a week.
Does the venue offer any amenities or facilities?
When speaking with the venue manager, be sure to ask for photos of the property if they don’t already have them on their website — such as the bedrooms, meeting rooms, and outdoor surroundings. This will help give you a better idea of the venue and allow you to see if there will be ample room for the activities you have in mind. This will also help to ensure that everyone on the team is comfortable if you see there is plenty of room for sleeping, eating meals, and lounging during down time.
Where would you and your team like the retreat to be held?
You want your team to be excited to get away from the daily pressures of work and unwind in a place that will truly allow them to relax. Ideally, you will want a location that is large, removed from the hustle and bustle of big cities while still being close enough to provide outing opportunities, and special for your team to experience. If you are unsure about where to begin looking, contact Ketsali today to learn more about our luxurious corporate retreat destinations.
What kind of activities or events would you like to include?
This truly is a main element in the selection process of a corporate retreat destination. Everyone likes to know what kinds of activities they will be participating in and what they will be able to do during their free time. You will want to select a venue that has a wide range of available activities for your team, and potential for them to explore if you decide to book outside of the United States. This allows your team to not only learn from the activities you put on, but also learn more about the culture they are immersed in. Remember — you will want to have activities on the agenda that everyone will enjoy so they will want to come back in the future.
At Ketsali, we offer luxurious and unique venues for corporate retreats and team building events throughout Latin America. Stay in a beautiful, large home that is away from the hustle and bustle but is immersed in the magical, eclectic Latin American culture. It’s an exciting, relaxing, and productive experience you and your team will never forget.