Last week, we shared the good news that luxury corporate retreats are making a comeback. Some resorts have designed creative, "out of the box" solutions to facilitate corporate event planning. For example, companies seeking to control budgets for business meetings, corporate retreats and incentive travel can now select from all-inclusive plans that deliver tremendous value. We've uncovered examples of luxury properties that have taken various approaches to giving corporate clients access to luxury within the scope of their budgets.
Fairmont Mayakoba (Mexico)
With a 1,312 feet of white-sand beach that adjoins two other Mayakoba properties, Fairmont Mayakoba sits on 47 acres of indigenous jungle in Riviera Maya. The 401 guest rooms offer magnificent views of the jungle, lagoons or mangroves.
The resort has a 20,000-square-foot spa with treetop treatment rooms (Willow Stream) and an adults-only infinity pool overlooking a lagoon. The resort manages the 18-hole, par 72, El Camaleon golf course. There is a kids club and areas reserved for children in three restaurants.
Fairmont Mayakoba's El Sabor de la Vida (Spice of Life) all-inclusive plan offers hearty dining menus at any of the resort's dining establishments including Las Brisas Restaurant & Bar, El Puerto Restaurant, La Laguna Restaurant & Bar, and the Lobby Lounge and Cafe Maya. The plan includes cocktails and unlimited Call Bar brands. (For an additional daily surcharge, groups can opt for "beverage upgrades" to premium brands.)
Half Moon Resort, A RockResort (Jamaica)
Half Moon Resort previously profiled as a luxury resorts where the rich and famous stay in Jamaica. (During his recent visit to Jamaica, Prince Harry stayed in one of the Royal Villas.) Half Moon Resort role models how luxury properties can deliver flexible all-inclusive packages for corporate clients. For example, the Half Moon Group Plan, ideal for meetings, includes transfers, dining, beverages and function space. The Ultimate in Luxury Plan, a perfect fit for incentives, adds horse riding, golf greens fees and non-motorized watersports.
Ritz-Carlton Cancun (Mexico)
Sitting on seven-and-a-half acres at the tip of the Yucatan Peninsula, the Ritz-Carlton Cancun has 2 white-sand beaches stretching for 1,200 feet along the Caribbean sea.
With its own own culinary center, the resort has a reputation for delivering "enticing culinary experiences."
The Ritz-Carlton Cancun uses a model that is similar to what has become familiar in the airline industry. Just as airlines have Comfort Class, Business Class and First Class, the Ritz-Carlton Cancun offers a variety of options through its Endless Flavors Luxury All Inclusive Plans:
- Silver: Ideal for Business Meetings. Dining in private function rooms reserved for the group's exclusive use, 12 Hour Open Bar (with International Bar) in the resort's bars and lounges
- Gold: Dining at the resort's best-selling restaurants (El Cafe Mexicano, The Caribe Bar and Grill, the beach-front Casitas), access to all bars and lounges including the Sushi and Ceviche Lounge, 12 Hour Open Bar with Option of International Bar or Premium Bar
- Platinum: Dining in all restaurants including the two Five Diamond Award-winning restaurants (The Club Grill and Fantino), 12 Hour Open Bar with option of International Bar or Premium Bar
The Ritz-Carlton Golf and Spa Resort in Jamaica offers various Escape to Luxury all-inclusive packages.
The Cvent Blog has also profiled the following resorts that offer all inclusive packages:
As the economy continues to recover, other luxury properties are likely to offer all-inclusive packages for corporate groups. It will also be interesting to watch other creative approaches evolve in the luxury travel and hotel sectors.
Photo Credits: Fairmont Mayakoba, Executive Oasis International, Ritz-Carlton Cancun
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