These three Florida hotels take executive retreats to the next level, with exclusive spaces and inventive team building options designed to accommodate both productivity and some much-needed R&R.
Located along Key West’s only natural beach, The Reach caters to smaller groups and provides the ultimate brainstorming locations: a rooftop space overlooking the island, a private mangrove island and a pier jutting out into the water. Personal attendants can organize team building options, such as a sand-sculpting workshop with the resort’s resident sculptor, a day trip to Dry Tortugas National Park, a private dinner at the Ernest Hemingway House or a voluntourism opportunity with Keys Strong to help clean up damage following Hurricane Irma.
A former coconut plantation located in Islamorada, the 18-acre Moorings Village offers 18 villas in a secluded setting on one of the largest private beaches in the Florida Keys. A complete buyout of multiple villas makes this an exclusive corporate retreat, ideal for groups in need of privacy. Complimentary paddleboards, kayaks and bikes get the creative juices flowing, while scuba diving, parasailing, eco boat tours and sunset sailing can also be incorporated into the meeting itinerary.
Executives in search of St. Augustine history will appreciate The Collector Luxury Inn & Gardens, which features nine repurposed, historic homes that date back to 1790. Planners can organize a mixology class with the inn’s master mixologist for attendees to create their own signature cocktail followed by a game of cornhole on the inn’s lawn. To further the history lesson, groups can take the St. Augustine Trolley Tour to learn about the nation’s oldest city or take a tour of the property to gain more insight into The Collector’s famous past residents.