Top Corporate Retreats That Are Luxurious, for Less

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It wasn’t that long ago that AIG made headlines for having one of the most expensive corporate retreats ever, spending more than $400,000 at the St. Regis Resort and Spa in California over the course of a few days and giving this beneficial component of business a bad rap. But the fact is, corporate retreats don’t have to be a luxury item in order to feel like one. While many companies might defer to all-inclusive resort properties that cost a fortune to book and remote rustic lodges that have added fees just to travel to, there are ways to find the right look and feel for the right price.

The bottom line of corporate retreats is that they can be out of the ordinary, offering trainings in an inspired environment (rather than a board room) while providing relaxing amenities that let guests recharge as well as entertainment and activities that boost morale and build trust amongst colleagues. What out of the ordinary comes down to at the venue level is best described as non-traditional. The examples below are as “unique” as you can get while still remaining budget friendly since corporate retreats are only an addendum part of their business.

At Smooth Sailing Celebrations, for example, guests will get to meet and mingle on a private yacht while enjoying the sights of historical landmarks on the Hudson Harbor for a price ranging from $85-150 per person. At The Catholic University of America, retreat attendees will complete learning sessions in one of the most motivating environments in the country, in the heart of Washington D.C. where our founding fathers created the foundation for national policy. Here are fourteen of our favorite spots for corporate retreats.

Smooth Sailing Celebrations
New York, NY & Weehawken, NJ
The Catholic University of America
Washington, D.C.
Gettysburg College
Gettysburg, PA
Simon Fraser University – Downtown Vancouver
Vancouver, BC
Glendale Civic Center
Glendale, AZ
Columbus State Conference Center
Columbus, OH
Boston University
Boston, MA
New Psalmist Retreat & Meeting Center
Baltimore, MD
Carter Hall Conference Center
Millwood, VA
Virginia Tech Executive Briefing Center
Arlington, VA
The Conference Center at Montclair State University
Montclair, NJ
California State University San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
Dow Centennial Centre
Fort Saskatchewan, AB
The Falls Event Center in St. George
St. George, Utah