Corporate Event Venues: Magnificent Mountain Retreats

Badrutt's Palace HotelWe have previously discussed the possibilities for exploring a range of business-related themes and topics through mountain retreats. Here are a few examples of mountain retreats.

Europe

Located high in the Swiss Alps, Badrutt's Palace Hotel delivers spectacular views in a setting that will ensure that corporate guests are pampered after their meetings and rugged adventures. The hotel has a 389-square-meter ballroom and 6 meeting venues.

In the winter, groups can take in snow polo, show jumping on snow, try heli-skiing and tackle Lagalb, one of the world's most demanding ski slopes. During other seasons, hiking, mountain biking, hang gliding and canyoning are available. Those who dare can face the challenge of a via ferrata. Back at the hotel, groups can relax in the spa, savor gourmet delights at 7 internationally renowned restaurants.

Asia

  • Syoenso Hozugawatei (Kyoto, Japan)

This exquisite, 56-room ryokan (traditional Japanese Inn) with onsens and private rotemburo (outdoor hot tubs) overlooking secluded gardens is located in the mountains overlooking Kyoto. Western and traditional tatami rooms are available. Guests are treated to the finest Kaiseki dishes are prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

We've profiled other mountain properties in Japan and Malaysia in Boutique Hotels and Small Resorts in Asia and a described Malaysian highlands in Malaysia Head for the Hills.

The Middle East

The view of Al Ain, which was up until recently a peaceful oasis town, is absolutely breathtaking. With 3 meeting rooms, it's the perfect place to stay for mountain themed retreats.

Spotlight on Nizwa, Oman has suggestions for accommodation in this mountain village.

U.S.

Against the backdrop of the Grand Tetons, the words "unspoiled wilderness" and "rugged terrain" capture the essence of Jackson Hole, a luxury mountain resort with 124 rooms and suites. Skiing, heli-skiing and dogsledding in the winter; and fly fishing, canoeing, white water rafting and horse riding in warmer months will reinforce the mountain survival theme.

For more mountain venues consult Cvent Blog: Caribbean Boutique Hotels and Turtle River Park (formerly The Enchanted Garden), an event venue overlooking Ocho Rios, Jamaica.

Photo Credit: Badrutt's Palace Hotel

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