Think corporate retreats are all about bungee jumping, trust exercises and team building? Well not so much…New research indicates employees get more out of a relaxed environment where they unwind, socialise and let the creativity flow.
Throw in a bit of luxury at a spectacular destination and they’re not only inspired but feel genuinely appreciated for their efforts. And who wouldn’t want a touch of pampering while pondering the intricacies of the corporate world?
These are our top picks for corporate retreats that will have your staff clamouring to be part of the getaway gang.
Only a short drive from the heart of Sydney, Rockridge offers staff the perfect opportunity to step back in time while enjoying the unparalleled beauty and prestige of Palm Beach.
Sleeping eight, this residence was once a gentleman’s retreat, and boasts beautiful cabinetry, unique collectibles and a spectacular stone fireplace. Inviting open-plan interiors provide the perfect space to nut out the next corporate plan, while employers can enjoy a well earned dip in the pool or spa and take inspiration from the magnificent views of Barrenjoey Lighthouse, Pittwater and Whale Beach.
Jostling for prime position in the playground of the rich and famous, Northview Villa at Palm Beach is a truly unique and welcoming property. Expansive communal areas are a feature of this architecturally redesigned accommodation, which was originally built in the 1920s.
With a view of Barrenjoey headland and the North Coast from each of the four bedrooms, staff will awaken feeling refreshed and inspired, while the beach is only moments away, and a saltwater pool along vast entertaining areas are at their immediate disposal.
Northview Villa comfortably sleeps eight guests in luxurious comfort.
Accessible only by water, Scotland Island House provides the ultimate opportunity to escape the fast pace of the corporate world and relax in world-class comfort.
With the busy schedule of work far behind them, staff will unwind at one of the most sought after and exclusive destinations in greater Sydney.
Scotland Island House is set over four levels, making use of its design to frame the spectacular views from every angle. With jetty access only footsteps away and the cool, calm embrace of the Pittwater beckoning, the property boasts warm natural light, a contemporary design and the feeling of rejuvenating seclusion.
Scotland Island is accessed via water taxi, and the property comfortably accommodates eight guests.
Only 90 minutes from Sydney at Catherine Hill Bay in the Lake Macquarie district is the secluded and picturesque property – The Bay.
Offering a charm and ambience that sets it apart from the crowd, this boutique accommodation captures all the magical essence of a historic mining town coupled with spectacular beach access and views.
The Bay provides a corporate getaway like no other, where staff can leave the world of work far behind them and completely unwind at the beach, take in the views from the wrap-around veranda or explore a truly unique destination, almost untouched by the modern world.
Over an afternoon barbecue in the outdoor entertaining area employees can plan the next big project or map out the annual budget. Meanwhile they can take time out to enjoy the historic ambience of a charming town, complete with country pub.
The Bay is only footsteps to the beachfront, has four bedrooms and accommodates eight guests.
Contemporary Hotels has an array of further options available for corporate getaways which you can peruse and book here. We can also assist with bespoke concierge services to create the ultimate retreat.