With planners seeking meetings and events spaces in warm weather destinations, here’s a roundup of the top destinations for meetings, corporate retreats and incentive trips for winter 2022/23.
Providing a tropical escape with no passport needed, San Juan’s beachside La Concha Resort in Puerto Rico has launched “The Future is Now,” a new meetings and groups package for Marriott Bonvoy members. Planners can choose from multiple perks including 3x Marriott Bonvoy points, a 3 percent rebate to the master bill, entertainment for a welcome reception, airline credit of $400 for a site visit, up to five Ocean View Suite upgrades and more, for bookings made by February 10, 2023. La Concha’s meeting spaces vary in size, accommodating parties of 12 to 550 people. Travelers celebrating intimate weddings or corporate retreats will find their fit at La Concha Resort.
Condado Ocean Club in San Juan is an adults-only boutique hotel, with 6,400 square feet of indoor and outdoor function space. The events team is poised to personalize each event and offer customizable packages from buffet-style dining to plated meals. Venues include the Condado Boardroom for intimate gatherings; Oceano Ballroom that can accommodate up to 100 people for reception-style gatherings overlooking the ocean; and Ocean Terrace, an outdoor venue ideal for receptions and events.
Condado Vanderbilt Hotel, also in San Juan, offers a range of facilities suited for any event, be it destination weddings or corporate retreats. Meticulous planning, flawless execution, experienced staff, attention to detail and full-service catering make this historic hotel a preferred choice for events. Condado Vanderbilt Hotel offers both intimate and grand spaces that can accommodate groups of 20 to 600 people.
Designed with community in mind, event spaces at Etéreo, Auberge Resorts Collection in Mexico’s Riviera Maya include Kin, a warm space with large windows and a vast deck; Ixchel, a salon; and El Nicho, the resort’s library. These venues are ideal for intimate gatherings. Spaces ideal for outdoor ceremonies and celebrations include Resol, an elevated lawn; Itzam, a terrace offering views of the Caribbean Sea; and the beach.
Situated beside the Santa Rosa Mountains, La Quinta Resort & Club in Palm Springs, CA, has 617 casita-style guestrooms, 41 temperature-controlled pools and numerous venues for work and play. The resort offers guests and meeting groups the opportunity to enjoy eight pickleball courts, plus private and group pickleball lessons and clinics from professionals. Additionally, executive chef Andrew Cooper has introduced charcuterie-inspired boards for groups. The experience includes charcuterie boards, dessert boards and mimosa boards featuring beautifully served and photo-worthy accoutrements.