Prevue reached out to a handful of incentive destinations and resorts to find out what group experiences they offer that are not to be missed.
Hotel del Coronado, San Diego
“We don’t like to see a group leave without experiencing the Del’s signature group event, a California Beach Party. The absolute icing on the cake is our group ‘Roast’ experience that features house-made gourmet marshmallows with a variety of chocolates and graham crackers and an array of beverages from cordials to cocoa. It is the perfect way to kick off a meeting or to wrap up a very successful event. The connections that people make with their toes in the sand and a s’more in hand are always fondly remembered.”
— Cheryl Ferguson, Director of Sales, Hotel del Coronado
Niagara Falls State Park, Niagara Falls, NY
“With over 400 acres of wide-open landscape to explore, Niagara Falls State Park is truly an awe-inspiring experience in itself. Soak in the excitement of the Falls up-close and personal on the fully electric Maid of the Mist boat tour, or at the thrilling Cave of the Winds where you can stand directly in front of the rushing Bridal Veil Falls. One of the many unique venues in Niagara Falls USA is located at Niagara Falls State Park—the Top of the Falls Restaurant. Here, guests can dine while overlooking the Horseshoe Falls through floor-to-ceiling windows and on outdoor dining decks.”
— Reanna Darone, Sales & Services Manager, Destination Niagara USA
Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Resort & Spa and TRS Coral Hotel Properties, Mexico
“The Rafa Nadal Team Xperience offers an unforgettable opportunity for team bonding and communication building. Submerging participants in a professional environment with an outstanding coaching staff, this outdoor experience makes for a one-of-a-kind activity within the perfect scenario of the stunning Rafa Nadal Tennis Centre, an outdoor tennis facility located at our unique Grand Palladium Costa Mujeres Complex.”
— Elena Rodríguez, Director of Meetings and Events, Americas, Palladium Hotel Group.
(This group experience requires a minimum of eight participants and can be arranged for groups of 32 participants at a time.)
Kalahari Resorts & Conventions, Texas
“Experience an escape within the center of ‘America’s Largest Indoor Waterpark Resort’— Amatuli is a new outdoor experience available at Kalahari Resorts & Conventions at Round Rock [in Texas]. It features an open-air marketplace with local artisans, live music and an outdoor bar that serves up hand-crafted cocktails, all around a cozy fire-pit. The space creates a perfect atmosphere for group events and will also offer wellness activities and live entertainment when the weather is warm. Kalahari offers unique spaces and entertainment for every kind of meeting and event. We know guests want to get outside more than ever before and Amatuli is our newest offering to mix work and play and make your event something attendees enjoy and remember for years to come.”
— Kearstin Puricelli, Assistant Director of Sales, Kalahari Resorts & Conventions
Foxwoods Resort Casino, Connecticut
All the sights, sounds, and experiences one expects to find in a casino are featured on the Native American reservation in Mashantucket, CT, on which Foxwoods Resort Casino also sits.
“Take your group on an immersive, eye-opening journey through time to explore history and today’s vibrant Native American cultures. The Pequot Museum’s award-winning, interactive, multi-media environment stimulates the senses, captures the imagination and stirs the spirit. We also offer highlighted tours. A tour of the permanent exhibits provides an overview of the Pequot experience, from 18,000 years ago up to the present day, pointing out the important connection of the land, the people, community and family.”
— Lori Potter, Public Affairs Director, Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation
Marin County, California
Despite boasting over 71,000 acres of undisturbed wilderness, the Point Reyes National Seashore remains one of Northern California’s best-kept secrets. While many nature enthusiasts and casual travelers revere the Seashore for its tranquil beaches, waterfalls, and lengthy coastal trails, this protected landscape is one of the West’s most biodiverse habitats. The park is home to 85 mammals and roughly 450 North American bird species. The only thing that separates Olema House, one of the nation’s top-ranked hotels, from the Point Reyes National Seashore is peaceful Olema Creek.
…And “Olema House, close to the entrance of Point Reyes National Seashore, has a partnership with Point Reyes Safaris: a One-Of-A-Kind Wildlife Experience.”
— Christine Bohlke, Sales and Marketing Director, Marin Convention & Visitors Bureau